Ease of Use: 8/10
Honestly, my favorite part of this diaper is the fact that it has a book on it. And it reminds me of reading Eragon and other publications when I was younger. And it reminds me of Harry Potter for some reason, which I love. So even though this diaper isn’t factory perfection the print (and other available prints) more than makeup for that fact.
This diaper is meant to fit from roughly 8-35 pounds. And while it does seem to run a tiny bit wider than our other diapers you shouldn’t have an issue using this diaper from birth through potty training.
I appreciate when a handmade diaper looks factory quality. I want all the seams to be even, without any loose threads, and the snaps to be consistently placed and even. While this diaper isn’t perfect, the seams are not 100% also (more like 99%), the quality is still fantastic. This diaper looks and feels professional, and I know it will stand the test of time.
The Bloomin Booties pocket diaper is not a perfect fit on 18-pound Pumpkin when compared to some of our other diapers. While Pumpkin is 18 pounds, he isn’t super chunky, and I think that this Bloomin Booties pocket would be a better fit on a chunkier baby. The diaper itself seems slightly more extensive than other diapers we have, which leads to a somewhat awkward fit on Pumpkin. If you have a baby with a broader crotch (or older kiddo), this diaper would probably be a better fit. That being said, this diaper does still fit Pumpkin, and we only had one leak (the first time he wore it).
Ease of Use:
Bloomin Booties pocket diaper is a standard pocket diaper which needs to be stuffed with some absorbency and placed on baby. This diaper, because it is slightly wider than others, is easy to stuff. The snaps are also not too tight, which makes it easy to snap onto the baby. Of all our pockets, this one is up there as one of the easiest to use.
At $20 for a one-size pocket diaper, without an insert, these are a little on the pricier side. You would need to use each Bloomin Booties pocket diaper 80 times before it becomes cheaper than disposables. You will also need to find or buy something absorbent to use with this, and so the price goes up a little more. For a handmade item, $20 is not unreasonable, but I couldn’t justify building my whole stash out of these.
Bloomin Booties offers some super cute and unique prints. There are tons of different prints in the Bloomin Booties Etsy shop to fit any interest. You could build your entire stash out of diapers from Bloomin Booties and never repeat a copy. I do wish that there were more solid colors available, but I know a lot of people (myself included) prefer a large variety of prints over solids. UPDATE: Bloomin Booties offers over 30 colors, but they are by request only. So shoot them a message if you’re interested in building your entire stash out of solids (how pretty would that be!?).
Bloomin Booties one-size pocket diaper is a right diaper, especially for a broader or chunkier baby. The price is a little more than what I usually would pay for a pocket diaper without an insert, but you’re paying for the time it took someone to make this diaper, so it’s going to be a little more. Bottom Line: Yes, I would rebuy this if I had a chunkier baby or wanted a specific print. I would not buy these diapers to bulk up my stash because they aren’t my favorite, but they could easily be a favorite of someone with a chunky baby.
After a few more weeks of use, this diaper has just been sitting on the shelf, collecting dust. The fit is just awkward on Pumpkin- it’s just too full for him. I would not recommend this diaper for those that have a narrow crotched baby that fits well into tight diapers. This diaper is just much too broad. We will try this diaper again once Pumpkin has reached the toddler stage.