The Basics –
I got a Hugga Buns OS pocket diaper in Sage to review. The diaper can be purchased with a microfiber insert that is adjustable in length, or you can purchase the cover by itself. I received the cover with the microfiber insert. When I got the diaper and excitedly ripped it from its packaging (carefully, but excitedly!), I noticed two things right away. First, I love how the snaps on the diaper match the color of the diaper itself (it’s the small things, right?). And also I noticed how big it looked relative to other OS pocket dipes I have. With a bit more inspection, I saw that the construction of the diaper is excellent. The snaps are strong and the elastic is sturdy and nicely stretchy. Well I threw it in the wash immediately to prep it and get a start on using it.
I will admit, and I have mentioned this in various posts before, I am not a lover of microfiber. But, in the interest of doing a thorough review, I of course tried the diaper with the MF insert first. I snapped the insert to the correct length, got the rise on the cover adjusted, and got the most fabulous fit when I put it on Miss. This really is a roomy diaper, so it will grow with Miss for as long as needed. I am absolutely confident she will not outgrow this diaper (sometimes I’m not so sure with OS dipes), and I highly doubt that any baby could. But, because of the way the snaps are arranged, it doesn’t get all bunchy when sized down for a smaller baby. It is a little less trim than sized diapers, especially with the MF insert folded over in the back to fit, but that’s common for OS diapers (and is much less of an issue when I put in a different insert).
After using the diaper a few times with the MF insert, I switched to my favorite insert of all time, the Hugga Buns bamboo trifold insert/prefold. I have purchased many of these inserts and replaced all of the MF inserts from my other dipes with these. I also am stocking up so that I can try these as prefolds when Baby arrives. They are incredibly absorbent and trim, and I just love them. So I was eager to try the HB OS with this insert. The insert fits perfectly and the HB OS is more trim with this insert in it.
Miss had to strike a pose in her HB OS!
My final test of the HB OS was to use it for overnight. I always stuff an overnight diaper with more than I use for daytime, so I did the same with the HB OS. I used the HB bamboo trifold insert with a couple of layers of hemp added. I had to snap the diaper slightly differently to accommodate the added bulk with this stuffing, but it still fit beautifully.
So, how did it work?? I never had a single leak with this diaper, with either type of insert or overnight. Period. The leg elastic is so stretchy it gets a great snug fit around Miss’s legs, and the great adjustability of the snaps allows a perfect fit all around. There was nowhere for a leak to get out! The diaper is easy to wash, like most pockets. Just take the insert out of the cover before putting it in your diaper pail, throw it in with your other diapers, do your usual wash routine (you can see mine here), then I hang the cover and put the insert in the dryer. The HB OS comes clean very easily.
In a Nutshell –
This is a very well-constructed diaper with lots of room for baby to grow.
The configuration of the snaps makes it easy to get a perfect fit.
The price of this diaper can’t be beat!
I love that you can buy this diaper with or without the MF insert. For people who love MF, it’s a great deal. For others, like me, who don’t like MF, you don’t have to waste your money on an insert that you won’t use (I’ve already bought another HB OS cover and it is prepped and stuffed with a bamboo trifold insert, ready to go! :)
The HB OS doesn’t leak!!!
There aren’t a ton of colors available. So far the HB OS is offered in White, Sage, Butter, Aqua, and Lavender.
The diaper is slightly more bulky than some of my other diapers.
The Bottom Line –
I highly recommend this diaper. If you like MF, the cover/insert combo is a great diaper and a great deal. Personally, I recommend getting the cover by itself and then buying the bamboo trifold insert to go in it. The price ends up being a couple of dollars more, but it is totally worth it!
Miss love the HB OS too. Here she is doing a little dance to show it!
If you want to try some Hugga Buns OS diapers for yourself, go to MCDC’s website and buy some!
Or, you could enter here to win one. Christy has generously offered a Hugga Buns OS diaper with MF insert in your choice of color to one of my readers who wins this giveaway.
Here’s how to enter:
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This giveaway will end on Tuesday March 16, 2010 at 12pm CST. The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours of the email, a new winner will be chosen.