If you have read my other posts and reviews, you probably already know that I am not a huge fan of AIO diapers. I also prefer one-size diapers. That said, I like to keep an open mind and I happily accepted an opportunity to review a Mother-Ease All in One cloth diaper recently. Mother-ease manufactures all of their products in their own facility in St. Catherines, Canada, and their facility has been 100% green energy powered since 2007! Their dedication to manufacturing high quality and environmentally friendly products is very apparent.
So ironically, the day our Mother-Ease diaper shipped, Miss H decided to start using her potty very consistently, and I haven't been able to keep any bottoms on her since! As I type this she is actually in the bathroom flushing the toilet and saying, "Buh bye, kaka!" Needless to say, we haven't gotten a lot of use out of the Mother-ease at home (or at night), but she has worn it a number of times out of the house.
When our diaper arrived and I first pulled it out of the package, I was surprised at how thin the Mother-Ease AIO was. At the same time, I was also surprised at how big it seemed. However, it fit true to size and the large fit 23 pound Miss H nicely. This is definitely not a trim, bikini cut diaper, and in my opinion doesn't make for as cute a fit as some of other diapers we have tried. It's pretty poofy on, but sort of compresses under clothing and overall is not too bulky. I love that it has snap closures and no velcro to snag or fuzz up in the wash. Generally I prefer snaps in the front (I starting to sound picky yet?), but the side snaps on the Mother-ease AIO get the job done and the choice of two snaps at the waist and three at the thigh allow for generous adjustment. Because it is relatively thin, the Mother-Ease AIO dries more quickly than other AIO's I have tried in the past (though still longer than the pocket and stuffable diapers we have). It was ready to go and absorbent after just one wash, too!
One problem I had with the Mother-Ease All in One diaper is that because of the way that the seams are sewn (sewn and then turned under), the inner fabric seems to have a slight tendency to roll outward at the top, and wetness from the diaper seeped into Miss H's pants at the waistline once because of it. It is possible that she had been wriggling when I fastened the diaper that day and I might have not noticed that the fabric had rolled; it seems like an avoidable problem for the most part, and was the only leakage we have experienced. While I do think this is a good quality diaper, it does not top my favorites list. (I think I might prefer these colorful One Size diapers over the All in One.) You can find out more about Mother-ease and purchase their products here.
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