We love discovering new cloth diaper brands here at Eco-Babyz and when I've stumbled on a diaper made of a material that combats stink issues, I had to try it. This Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper from Lil Helper - a small Canadian company,...
We love discovering new cloth diaper brands here at Eco-Babyz and when I've stumbled on a diaper made of a material that combats stink issues, I had to try it. This Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper from Lil Helper - a small Canadian company, has quickly become a favorite of ours. It's luxurious. It has an amazing fit. It comes in just one size. It doesn't show stains. The adjustable absorbency can even handle my heavy wetter. There is just so much I want to tell you about this diaper and this company that I'll have to break it down to make it easier!The first thing that struck me is the outer fabric, it's not polyester PUL, it's bamboo PUL! It's waterproof just the same way as other diapers on the market, but the outer fabric is super soft, luxurious bamboo fabric. Love it!The two removable liners are made from charcoal bamboo and micro terry = a ton of absorbency and the versatility to have a trim fit if you use just one insert. They liners both attach to the inside with a snap, no loosing them in the wash and fast drying time! (Want to know how charcoal bamboo is made?)The charcoal in the diapers neutralizes most of the ammonia in the baby's urine. Yes! That's been our biggest cloth diapering problem. The fabric also adheres to Oeko-Tex standards, is hypoallergenic and naturally antibacterial. The diapers are one-size, so no need to buy several different sizes (7 to 35 lbs)For every 3 diapers sold Lil Helper donates one to families in need in Canada, usually those that have a hard time paying for disposables and want to try cloth - single mothers or low income families.Lil Helper diapers are designed by aerospace engineers! No, really! Take a look at their crazy design drawings!Our photos don't do justice to this amazing diaper! My camera isn't back from the repair shop yet... But here is Baby T, he loved this diaper and didn't want to take it off after the photo shoot. No wonder, it's one of the softest things I've ever felt! Baby T now only wears cloth diapers at bed time, nap time, and outdoors, the rest of the day he wears cloth trainers. It takes several washes for a diaper to reach full absorbency. We only prepped it with two washes so far and it worked great for daytime for 4 hours on our heavy wetter! I can only imagine what it will be like with 6+ washes, it's definitely a perfect night time solution and that primarily how we will be using it. We also love the little Drawstring Wetbag we received and the Bamboo Stay Dry Liners. The wet bag is perfect for the diaper bag and holds 3 to 4 diapers. I'm sure it will also see a lot of swimsuits this summer! The stay dry liners are amazing, and as you can read on the website "Thank goodness you have the services of two unemployed aerospace engineers who readily spend time trying to solve your poop related quandaries."[smile] These 50/50 bamboo and polyester liners are soft against baby's skin, the bamboo is naturally deodorizing, and the polyester wicks moisture away from the skin. They are made in Canada and are $5.99 each.The Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper retails for $24.95. If money was no object, I would replace my whole stash with these honestly because I'm fed up with battling ammonia with our hard water and Baby T's intense pee. Lil Helper also makes the Organic Bamboo Cloth Diaper ($22.95) and the Original Cloth Diaper with cotton liners ($19.95). If you want to know, they are made in China - and here is the back story for your peace of mind. All of them have great reviews from cloth diapering families. They also have a variety of Canadian made accessories - bamboo change mats, bamboo mattress protector, and cotton flannel receiving blanket to name a few. Shipping is fast and free in Canada and U.S. with purchases over $79 and returns are hassle free.We are spoiled now. I don't know if I'll ever find another diaper that I like more than this one. Sigh. On a positive note, now I know what to say when someone asks "If you could have just one kind of cloth diaper for your
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