Baby Babu is a fairly new cloth diaper company based in Florida. Their website states that owners Hope and Joe Chanda, the parents of twin boys, strive, “to provide high quality, sustainable and affordable diapering solutions and related products to parents worldwide.”
Not only are their diapers affordable, they also come in a variety of cute prints, colors, and even embroidered designs! But their store doesn’t stop with diapers. They offer baby wipes, diaper covers, diaper pins, and even wet bags.
Baby Babu sent both of us a diaper to review, along with an extra insert for nighttime diapering.
Originally, I had asked for the Fly Away Butterfly patterned diaper, and Melissa asked for the This Guy’s Bananas! diaper. Baby Babu sent her the Slow Down! diaper instead. When we pointed out the mistake, they sent Melissa her original diaper choice and let her have the mistake diaper. She gave it to me since I’ll have two girls in diapers soon…and she has her one boy. Both diapers are absolutely adorable, and I have received compliments on both of them many times.
The diapers come with a snap-in insert that agitates itself out in the washer. While I tend to just unsnap them, I did leave them in the diapers a couple of times to test this out. They stayed attached through the entire wash cycles as well as while in the dryer, and even in my cold water washer, they were clean!
The diapers also come with an internal gusset, designed to keep yucky poops in. We have had a few of them here lately with teething, and none of her poops have exploded out of her diaper. However, it will be interesting to see how exclusively breastfed poop stands up to the gusset this fall. While I’ve never had a problem with any diapers or covers leaking EBF poop, I have had a few close calls with other diapers. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Baby Babu diapers are one-size diapers, but they fit smaller on Abby than I like. With most of her other diapers, she’s still on the second or third waist snap setting and the medium rise setting, but not so with Baby Babu. She is on the last rise setting and has one more snap setting on the waist to go. She has a little wiggle room, but not very much. Since she’s in the 50th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height, I’d venture to guess that Baby Babu diapers would fit for longer on small babies.
My overall opinion of Baby Babu diapers is that they are a good diaper if you are looking for a quick, cheaper way to build your stash. While they aren’t my favorites, they do work pretty well overall. My daughter has worn them to town several times without issues as well as overnight without leaks. I personally wouldn’t want to build my stash out of them, but they are good diapers.
I am absolutely in love with the Baby Babu embroidery designs for their diapers! When I saw This Guy’s Bananas! on their website, I might have gone a bit…. bananas As you all might have picked up on by now, I have a thing for monkeys for Nehemiah. It started before he was born, and then when he got here at 10 lbs, 6 oz, with crazy dark hair and chubby cheeks, the nickname “Chunky Monkey” was to perfect to pass up!
Every time he wears this diaper, I smile. I will confess that I try to save it for times when I know we are going out of the house and I can pair it with just a t-shirt and show it off!
I had to hold my wiggly monkey down to get this shot, silly boy! But see how cute that winking monkey is?
Thankfully, this diaper also fits Nehemiah really well. Diaper fit can be such a funny thing. I was shocked to see how little room Abby has left, since Nehemiah’s diapers typically fit much smaller than hers do. He is still on the middle rise setting, and has a few snaps left in the waist on each side as well.
In addition to the adorable applique and good fit, Baby Babu has several other nice features. I really like the internal gussets and the hip snaps, shown below. Jeniffer mentioned the fact that the soakers can snap-in. I don’t ever use them that way, but I do like that Baby Babu is a sleeve-style diaper, so the inserts will agitate out in the wash on their own.
Our Baby Babu diaper does hold up fairly well for daytime use for Nehemiah, but it hasn’t worked well for us overnight, even with the additional soaker. We’ve also had more staining issues with this diaper than I do with most of my other stay-dry pockets, and I think it may have something to do with the lining.
Overall, I think these diapers are cute, work well, and can be a great way to economically add some adorable designs to your stash!
You can purchase a Baby Babu diaper in a variety of prints, colors, and embroidered designs for just $11.99 on the Baby Babu website. Right now you can also use code BABU10 for 10% off your purchase! While you are there, be sure to check out their All-in-Ones, covers, and other products!
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