Thursday, August 11, 2011

(Closed) BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper Review and Giveaway Ends 8/24


BabyKicks has been creating high quality, natural and organic cloth diapers and accessories since 2000. I had the opportunity to review one of their very unqiue pocket diapers!
 
The BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper is a one-size pocket diaper with many unique features and lots to talk about. It's designed to fit from 7-40 pounds, has 4 rise settings, and offers some really fun colors. This diaper is very different from other pocket diapers I've seen and tried for several reasons.
First, there are fleece gussets at the leg openings, allowing for maximum airflow to your baby's skin. I was really skeptical about these gussets. I've never used fleece covers so I didn't know a lot about this material in cloth diapers, but have found that they do in fact hold in wetness and mess just fine.
Second, this is a side-snapping pocket diaper. It has two rows of 4 snaps on each tab, and two snaps on each side of the front panel to snap onto the tabs. The side-snapping feature helps prevent any major wing-droop. This also allows the diaper to get extra tiny for a newborn. I really like that the front panel is so wide. This helps avoid any folding of the front panel under chubby baby bellies, and just creates a very comfortable look. There is a small section of elastic in the back of the waist to create a snug fit.
Third, the inside lining is quite different than most pocket diapers that have just one material as the lining. This diaper has a contoured area in the middle (shaped like the insert) which is 30% Certified Organic Cotton and 70% Rayon made from Bamboo. Micro fleece lining is around the rest, to wick moisture away from the skin. The cotton/bamboo portion pills quite a bit from the first wash, but seems to calm down a bit after a few more uses. It's very soft though, and a quite cushion-y for sensitive baby skin. I think it would be a great texture to help keep runny infant poo inside too.
Lastly, the pocket for the insert is located in the front, as opposed to most pocket diapers that have the pocket in the back. Apparently this helps avoid inserts sticking out in the back, but I've never had that problem so I'm not sure if it helps or not.

This pocket diaper includes a One-Size Joey-Bunz insert. This very thin insert is made of 55% natural hemp and 45% certified organic cotton. The very thirsty hemp is naturally anti-microbial, grown without pesticides and is not bleached like synthetic fibers. The insert can be folded as necessary into the pocket opening, depending on the rise setting you are using. There are sewn markers to help you determine where how far down to fold so they've made this step easy. 

I found this diaper to be extremely well made and very soft, but it was hard to actually get the insert in the pocket quickly because the diaper is so flexible. I would have liked to see a little more sturdiness in the diaper itself. Also, the pocket is small, and perfectly sized for the inserts. This makes it hard for larger hands to fit inside, and also difficult to get the insert to lay flat. By the time you stretch out the diaper to fit all the insert inside, the section in the far back is already rippling and not laying flat. This was honestly really frustrating for me because I know this can hinder effectiveness if not properly placed inside.
While I love the natural fibers as extra absorption when needed, I've discovered that I actually prefer microfiber as the primary insert in the pocket under the lining. As much as I'm all-for natural, Natural, NATURAL, this is simply because my super soaker pees SO fast and, although highly absorbent, the hemp just can't absorb it all fast enough like microfiber can (even if I use more than one hemp insert). In fact, while I was taking the photo of Buddy lying on his tummy, I noticed a wet spot on the couch. As he got up, a river poured out the top of the diaper!!! The back side of the insert wasn't wet at all. *sigh* He was in that diaper for 2 minutes before this happened! Not really the diaper's fault. It's just an issue I deal with often. It's also one of the issues we're having with potty training. My son will still "go" in diapers if he's wearing one, and he's usually been holding it until he really needs to go. So, when he has to go, it's A LOT. And underwear right now is a diaper to him too......which means he's naked A LOT at home right now (glad it's summertime!)!!
At 35 pounds, Buddy is already on the largest setting for this diaper. At this point, it's a great, snug fit so I'm somewhat doubtful that this diaper can go up to 40 pounds and still fit well. However, we do get a really nice, trim fit with no gaping in the legs or tummy. It's probably one of the trimmest diaper I have and it seems comfortable to wear.

Price: BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diapers retail for $20.50. Really a great price for a diaper with a natural fiber insert.

The Verdict: 
This diaper has a great concept and I like natural fibers for their absorption and trimness. This diaper was hard to stuff, but overall is a great-fitting diaper. We just need better absorption. I like the side-snapping feature, and it's probably the best one I've seen. About 90% of their product line is handmade in Maryland which is awesome as well.

Buy It!
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One winner will receive a BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper!

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94 comments:

17sirens said...

I love the blue one! :D
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Lindsey said...

I am in love with the Brown... but the Sunset Orange is nice too! :)
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myricksl6 said...

I love the blue one too but they don't have it listed in the drop down options... :(
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Kimberly said...
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jennifer said...

i love the red diaper!
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latanya said...

sunset orange

Virginia Lee said...

Brown with green snaps!

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Karla said...

I like the brown with green snaps!
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artsavesyou said...

I like Orange!
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samantha said...

I love the brown with green snaps!
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LizSamples said...

i like white with multi colored snaps!!!!

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Little I's Mama said...

I would choose the white diaper with multi-colored snaps.

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bloggymommy said...

I love the poppy w/snaps!

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Diddlepoyner said...

i like the brown with green snaps
thank you

Felicia R said...

I like the poppy/red color!
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UntrainedHairMom said...

I would like the green one!

Christine said...

I would love the brown one.

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SondraMama said...

either sunset orange or the white with multicolored snaps! =]

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Cali said...

I like the poppy/red

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penelope stitch stop said...

I like the brown one. Nursetoes at gmail dot com.

tanya bondarchuk said...

I like red color

Rachel said...

brown w/orange snaps!

Jenn said...

I love the white with multi color snaps!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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graceInk said...

I like the Sunset color best

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Melissa E. said...

White with multicolor!

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jdm2551 said...

I like White with Multi Colored snaps
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Daphne said...

I like Sunset best!

steffie said...

love the meadow green! steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

JLJMommy said...

I like the sunset/orange!
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Cheyenne said...

Love the poppy red for my baby girl!

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damiesmom said...

i want the white with multicolored snaps
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Katie S said...

My favorite Babykicks 3g color is Poppy!! Thanks

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Kaycee said...

My favorite is the poppy/red!

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Anonymous said...

These are totally cute!
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Lori Thomas said...

I like the white w/multicolored snaps

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quiet ct said...

ilike the red! (poppy)
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Connie said...

Poppy Red is my favorite
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Hannah said...

I like the Meadow green the best!

Attila & Tamara said...

I like the Poppy/red!

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Baby and the Chi's said...

I like the brown diaper with green snaps

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Anonymous said...

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I like the white w/multicolored snaps

Charis's Mum said...

I like poppy red best.
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Brittany said...

I love the brown with green snaps! :)

Tawnya said...

I love the red one!

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the white with multi colored snaps!
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morgan said...

I love the sunset/orange

Gina said...

Love the Poppy!

Sarah Hull said...

I love, love, love the brown one with green snaps!

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Kimberly said...

I changed my mind! I like the green one!

Jenny H said...

I like the white one with multi colored snaps!

Katrina said...

I like the meadow/green! =)

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I love the new orange one!
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Madeline said...

I love the green one!

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kmogilevski said...

Fave: Brown with green snaps

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April G said...

I love the brown/green snaps combo!

Crystal said...

White- multicolored snaps

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Cassie S said...

I like the sunset/orange one!

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Maia G said...

I like poppy

Amy V said...

sunset orange

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Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

I like the Poppy red color the best! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I like the poppy/red color


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NitaBitas said...

I like the Poppy/red color. Thanks!

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Kristi Rowland said...

I like sunset orange

Joy N. said...

poppy/red
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LindaHnub said...

brown with green snaps
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Retro ReDesign said...

I would love Meadow Green
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Jollyjess6 said...

I like the white diaper the best! jolly_jess_6 at yahoo dot com

Michelle_B said...

out of the 4 colors i like red and then blue the best :)

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Meg said...

Brown with orange snaps.

Mama said...

I like the white with the multicolor snaps! :-)

mom said...

white with multicolor snaps!
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Mrs.Smitty said...

I love the Sunset/Orange and The Brown with colored snaps! Great new colors!
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Karla said...

I like the brown with orange snaps
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amberNtim said...

i like the meadow green

LilacMoon said...

I like the white with multicolor snaps.

Sam Buck said...

Love the Sunset/orange!
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Jackie said...

I would totally go with sunset/orange. We need to build our stash & I'd love to have an orange diaper. :)

AshleyS said...

Love the meadow green one!
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Mrs. M said...
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Mrs. M said...

I love the blue and red one! I have a thing for red dipes!

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Anonymous said...

I love the poppy!

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Bonnye said...

White with multicolored snaps!
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lisa said...

green

sweetpea18 said...

i love the green one!
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Breanne said...

I like orange

Naturally Healthy Parenting said...

I like the green diaper.

Cali said...

I love the red.

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Ashley said...

Brown or blue!

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Stephanie said...

The colors are all so pretty! My favorite depends on my mood I think. Today, I'm really liking the green. But I also like the multi-colored snaps on the white.

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Katie S said...

I just entered a Tweet entry and pasted the wrong thing in the extra info field. Sorry! I still had the Tweet content copied. Here is the tweet link:

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darkkrystyl said...

LOVE the azure blue <3 - krystylwaechter@gmail.com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

sunset orange! hancoci_s at msn dot com

Kathleen said...

I think I like meadow the best!