Updated on June 16, 2017
Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO Review
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Over my many years of cloth diapering, I find myself going to through phases. Sometimes I’m reaching for my pocket diapers first, sometimes I’m leaning towards prefolds, and these days I’m really into all-in-one (AIO) diapers. When I find myself staring at a pile of 40 (or more) clean cloth diapers all needing to be stuffed and put away, I have to admit that fishing out the AIOs and getting them on the bum with no fussing is pretty gratifying. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been giving a new AIO cloth diaper a try with Petit Prince, and I have to say it’s been pretty great! The Sweet Pea Cloth Diapers Bamboo All-in-One has a lot of features I love, plus the fit and absorbency is pretty top notch. What makes this AIO cloth diaper special? So many things!
The Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO is a one size all-in-one cloth diaper. As an AIO diaper, the absorbency is attached to the diaper shell, so there’s no stuffing or pairing of soakers to shells required. The Bamboo AIO comes with a snap in booster that can be used for additional absorbency as needed. The Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO has a waterproof PUL outer and a bamboo/cotton inner. The soaker is sewn in at the front of the diaper and consists of two layer of bamboo/cotton and one layer of bamboo velour. The bamboo velour is the top layer of the soaker, and is super soft for baby’s comfort. The inner layer of the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO is one layer of bamboo/cotton. There is a pair of snaps at the back of the diaper where the snap in soaker can be attached for additional absorbency. The snap in soaker is made of two layers of bamboo/cotton with one layer of microfibre sandwiched in the middle.
The front closure of the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO is a double row of snaps, and each tab of the diaper has four snaps to secure the diaper on baby. The left tab also has four cross over snaps that allow you to get a small waist opening for smaller babies. This bamboo AIO diaper fits babies from approximately 8lbs to 35lbs. It accommodates this range of sizing with 3 x 3 adjustable rise snaps.
How It Works:
Petit Prince has been wearing the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO on the medium rise setting. He is currently 22 months old, around 23-24lbs, and about 33-34″ tall. Because he’s a toddler and a moderate wetter during the day, I have been using this diaper with the snap in soaker every time. Let’s talk about the fit of the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO! This AIO has a nice generous cut. I have no doubt that it will fit in the upper weight ranges (the 30-35lb range) and it should fit most children through potty training. I like a cloth diaper with sufficient coverage through the crotch and across the bum, and the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO has that. When used with the snap in soaker, it can be a bit bulky up front on the medium rise setting. The snap in and sewn in soakers are long enough to provide full front to back absorbency when the rise of the diaper is fully unsnapped. That means I do have to fold the snap in soaker at the front and the sewn in soaker at the back to get it to fit on the medium rise without bunching up. This results in a little more bulk up front, but it’s far from the bulkiest diaper in my stash, so I don’t mind a little extra fluff in bum. I do find the bum of the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO to be a bit droopy. The soakers are pretty trim overall, so it’s almost like the PUL just isn’t as filled out. Not a deal breaker and Petit Prince’s normal size pants still fit easily over the diaper. The four snaps at the closure are the same as the closure on the Sweet Pea Pocket Diaper. As I said in my pocket diaper review, it is a lot of snapping to do, but it’s great for toddler-proofing the diaper!
How about that absorbency? I find the absorbency of the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO to be great for day time use. Petit Prince can easily go 3 to 4 hours in this diaper with the snap in soaker attached. This wouldn’t be enough absorbency for him to use overnight, but the diaper is sized generously enough that a booster could be added between the snap in soaker and the sewn in soaker for overnight use. I have to admit that I’m not sure why there’s a layer of microfibre sandwiched between the two outer layers of bamboo/cotton in the snap in soaker. Microfibre absorbs very quickly, but is prone to compression leaking. Sandwiched between bamboo, compression should be a non-issue, but since the microfibre sits beneath four layers of bamboo/cotton, it’s not really close enough to baby for the quick absorbency to be effective there. I think a layer of bamboo/cotton in the middle of the snap in soaker would make it a little more absorbent and wouldn’t affect overall function at all. But that’s just me!
I’m a sucker for bamboo and cotton, and the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO diaper does not disappoint! Bamboo is an excellent combination of absorbency and softness, especially bamboo velour. The bamboo velour top layer of the sewn in soaker is divine. I’m talking soft as a cloud against a soft baby bum. The bamboo/cotton inner is smooth as butter and a material I’m happy to have touching Petit Prince’s skin. After multiple runs through the washing machine and dryer, the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO and its sewn in soaker is showing no signs of wear. The sewn in soaker is still perfectly straight with no strange shrinkage or twisted edges. The snap in soaker, on the other hand, has suffered some bacon-ing after a few rounds in the dryer. This is when the serged edges of a soaker curl up resulting in a soaker that doesn’t really stay flat. The added absorbency of the snap in soaker has been a must for Petit Prince, and the bacon-ing edges haven’t affected the function of the diaper overall. Since the snap in soaker sits underneath the sewn in soaker, those curled edges are tucked underneath anyways.
- Bamboo/Cotton absorbency
- One size fits babies from 8-35lbs
- Quality construction
- Double row snap closure
- Cross over tabs to fit small waisted babies
- Four snaps on each tab make this closure toddler-proof
- 3 x 3 adjustable snap rise
- Generous cut for excellent bum coverage
- Snap in soaker included
- AIO diaper requires no stuffing
- Bamboo velour top layer of sewn in soaker is exceptionally soft
- Designed in Canada
- Bum can be a bit droopy
- Middle layer of the snap in soaker is microfibre
The Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO cloth diaper combines a great customizable fit with a soft and absorbent inner. With the snap in soaker included with this AIO, it should work well for day time use for even heavy wetters. The toddler-proof four snap closure on each tab ensures this diaper will stay where it belongs: on baby’s bum! The generous cut of the shell leaves room for the addition of a booster for overnight use, and will provide excellent coverage even for those babies with substantial cheeks. That bamboo velour top layer of the sewn in soaker is one of the softest I’ve felt, and it rivals the luxe feel of exclusive WAHM made diapers. With a great selection of colours and prints, the Sweet Pea Bamboo AIO is worth checking out if you’re looking to add the convenience of AIOs to your cloth diaper stash!
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