One of the new all-in-two diapers I brought on my trip to Japan this winter was the Pooters One-Size Hybrid PUL Diaper. From the makers of the absorbent and affordable bamboo and hemp Pooters One-Size Fitted Diapers, the new diaper offers a one size waterproof cover and natural fiber inserts with a stay-dry layer on one side. The inserts are preshrunk so you don’t get the puckered or shifted layers that often happen with natural fabrics and is long so that it can be folded in half for use, but keeps drying time down.
The cover features a “lip” on each side to help cradle the insert and the price is unbeatable. At $11 per cover and backed with a 1 year warranty, it is a cover that is affordable and has proven durable thus far. Since the cover is perfect for tucking in all-in-two inserts or prefolds, this is one of the two one size covers I brought on my trip to Japan. I used it with the one insert that was provided as well as the other all-in-two inserts I had brought along, so although I did not get a feel for using the Pooters inserts exclusively with the cover, the cover worked well. I continue to reach for this cover with my prefolds and other inserts at home, so it is one that I would recommend that you consider if you are in the market for a one-size cover.
The insert was absorbent and I loved the stay dry fabric I could place against my son’s bottom with the trim, absorbent benefits of the natural fibers underneath. The good news for families who try and avoid synthetic fibers against baby’s skin is that the microfleece side can be flipped over so that only the natural fibers touch their skin. I was not quite sure what to think when the insert first arrived because it seemed so long, but it is actually easy to fold in half and the soft bamboo fabrics almost folds down on its own where the stay dry fabric ends halfway.
As I mentioned in my previous article about traveling abroad with cloth diapers, my son suffered from diarrhea and had many loose stools during our visit. In hindsight I know that I should have brought more covers than I would normally need or use at home. That being said, the only downside of all-in-two inserts that I have discussed in the past is that stools frequently go “overboard” and soil the covers. This does not make or break this style of diapers as they are trim, affordable and easy to use, but this is something to consider when deciding how many covers to purchase (or bring along with you on a trip as you will likely go through more covers than at home). You may also want to keep flushable liners on hand particularly when your little ones go through transition stools, has an upset tummy or has stools that have not yet “formed”.
Overall I was happy with this diaper for an all-in-two option. The inserts were trim but absorbent and I was happy to have a stay dry option with the natural fiber insert, which is soft and easy to clean. The cover works well with our prefolds and other inserts and I like having the two sides to tuck the ends in, a feature that is not available with just any one size diaper. For more information about the Pooters One-Size Hybrid diaper and other products visit their shop online.
This post is sponsored by Pooters diapers and a sample was received to facilitate my review, however, the views, opinions and experiences are my own.