Charlie Banana One Size Cloth Diaper Review
I had the awesome opportunity to receive a sample of Charlie Banana One-Size Cloth Diapers so I could facilitate a review here on Bay Area Mommy. Charlie Banana is a brand created by Gaëlle Wizenberg, president of Hong Kong-based Winc Design Limited. Charlie Banana offers baby and kid products — such as cloth diapers, laundry detergent, training pants, etc — that combine eco-friendliness, quality and design.
When I received the sample of Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers in the mail, I got so excited and I immediately opened it! I ran my fingers through the fabrics to feel how my son would feel when he starts trying it on. The moment my fingers touched the side that would touch my baby’s skin, I fell in love instantly! It was so soft and smooth and it felt like my baby’s skin will definitely be comfortable with the cloth diaper’s fabric. Needless to say, it was love at first touch.
The diaper they sent me was the Orange One Size Cloth Diaper. It came with 2 free inserts — one was smaller than the other. I was actually glad that there were 2 inserts with it because I want my son to be able to use it overnight. And since we were still starting to build our cloth diaper stash during the time I received this, the 2 inserts were such a blessing!
These cloth diapers are actually 2-in-1, meaning, you can either use washable inserts or disposable inserts. I think that’s just perfect for traveling when you don’t really have time to do the laundry. Or maybe when you just really need to leave your baby with your parents or a friend who may not know how to store used or soiled cloth diapers.
What I love the most about the Charlie Banana cloth diapers is the fit.
It looks so trim on my son especially when he uses it during the day with just one insert. I think the only challenge I have is removing the bad smell especially when I forget to wash cloth diapers every 2 days. Obviously, when the insert gets soaked in pee for days, it’s pretty hard to get the smell out. So it was a good thing I saw some information online about stripping. Apparently, this kind of problem happens normally to microfiber inserts. I tried using Sol-U-Mel on it one time and it was very effective in de-odorizing the inserts.
You might be wondering how it could possibly be a one-size cloth diaper when you don’t see any snaps down the front to adjust the size. The secret is that there is a garter inside that you can adjust depending on the size of your baby. The garter has markings (S, M, L) to easily balance the size on either side of the cloth diaper. I think that’s pretty innovative.
All in all, I’d say Charlie Banana is one of the best cloth diapers out there. Aside from the fact that you have the option of using disposable liners, they’re very trim and are of good quality. It’s well worth the $20.88.
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