Ease of Use: 8/10
It took me a really long time to write this review… I just couldn’t really decide what I thought about the Moonbow Baby pocket diapers. There are parts that I really like to these diapers and parts that I’m not a fan of. These diapers would be great for those families looking to start cloth at a smaller size/younger age or for those looking for a budget pocket that fits differently from Alva etc.
Moonbow Baby pocket diapers are a one size diaper meant to fit from roughly birth (6 pounds) to potty training (28 pounds). This is a lesser weight for both ends of the range and you can tell by the cut of the diaper. This diaper will easily fit an average sized newborn (probably 7+ pounds) but it will only last through potty training if you have a smaller child. If you have a late potty trainer, or a chunkier kiddo, you will likely need to invest in some larger sized diapers as well.
For such a reasonably priced diaper, the quality is surprisingly good. The waterproofing is soft and the interior, while not fluffy, is still soft and pliable. The snaps are very sturdy and the stitching is even. I’m not worried about this diaper falling apart in the wash anytime soon and I am certain it will last through potty training. The inserts are also sturdy, although not as substantial as other brands, so I’m not entirely sure if they would hold up as well as the diapers.
Moonbow Baby diapers will fit best on narrower kiddos as they are cut somewhat narrower than our other one size diapers. One thing that might be a challenge on some kids is how far apart the waist snaps are placed. These are about twice as far apart as other diapers we’ve used which means that this diaper is generally either too tight or too loose- depending on where you place the tabs. I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t add more snaps to these as it’s hard to get a perfect fit in the waist. Maybe on future runs they will add more snaps…
The other part of the fit that I really don’t like is the fact that there are 4 rise snaps going across instead of 3 as is standard. This leads to extra bulk and awkwardness that seems pointless to me as this diaper would likely fit just as well without the extra row of snaps.
Ease of Use:
Like all pocket diapers, these Moonbow Baby pockets require stuffing the insert(s) inside before use. The pocket opening on these, while not generous, is a decent enough size to allow stuffing with ease. If you have average sized hands then you won’t have difficulty stuffing these. If you have larger hands, these might be more challenging to stuff, but still doable.
At just $10 for one or $60 for a pack of 7, you will only need to use each diaper 40 or 35 times before they become cheaper than disposables. This is a similar price to other cheapie pockets but these fit slightly smaller so they could be a better investment (no newborn size diapers) for those who know their child will be on the smaller size. These diapers also come with two sizes of inserts: newborn and one size.
I absolutely love the solid colors Moonbow Baby pocket diapers are available in. The colors are rich, vibrant, and gender neutral (even the pinks!). I love how all the snap colors match or coordinate with the PUL color, allowing for a really polished and seamless look. I do wish these were available in prints. We definitely prefer prints and so I would love to see these diapers available in cute prints as well as solids.
For a cheap, basic pocket diaper these Moonbow Baby Pockets are great. The sizing is small enough that these should save you from buying newborn size diapers. Bottom line: Maybe I would buy these again. Now that we’ve tried so many cloth diapers, I really know what we prefer. Personally, we prefer pockets with inserts that agitate out in the wash or covers; all for ease of washing. I know a lot of people who don’t mind stuffing/unstuffing traditional pockets so I would certainly give these pockets a shot, especially if you have a narrower sized baby or are wanting to skip the newborn sizes.
*I did receive this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review but all opinions are completely my own*