“I got the idea of cloth diapering when I was pregnant with my third child. The thought of two in diapers didn’t sound too good on the bank account. I started my stash with some cheap-o-China diapers, but soon progressed to drooling over the super cute WAHM diapers I was seeing on Etsy and Hyena Cart. Being the DIYer that I am, I decided to hit the sewing machine and start making my own. After a few failed attempts I finally got the fabric combination/pattern that I liked. Soon after making a few diapers for my kids I started getting inquiries from friends and friends of friends. So, I decided to add them to my Etsy shop, and here we are today.”
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Since my hubby’s in the Navy, I received an adorable one-size pocket diaper with U.S. Navy-appropriate embroidery on the bum to review. ðŸ™‚Â View available embroidery designsÂ here.
Note: I was informed that this particular embroidery design would look best on a cotton or linen fabric, rather than minky, but I still think the anchor looks adorable!Â
The outer layer of this diaper is made with 100% polyester minky fabric. Minky is very soft and silky!Â Since it’s a one-size, this diaper fits approximately 10-35 lbs. The rise and waist size can be adjusted by using the rows of snaps.
The inner layer is made with micro-chamois, a micro-fleece fabric that is also soft and silky. Micro-chamois is a “stay-dry” fabric, so it will help keep moisture off baby skin. As you can see, the micro-chamois is a sort of beige or light brown color instead of the typical white. I really like this, because it will make any staining less visible.
The narrowest point in the crotch is about 6″ wide. As a comparison, BumGenius pocket diapers are about 6.5″ wide at their narrowest point.
This diaper has a hidden layer of PUL. That’s what makes the diaper waterproof. The hidden PUL is red…I would say this a VERY patriotic diaper! ðŸ™‚
Our Experiences with the Diaper:
This is a good, solid, well-constructed pocket diaper. It did not come with an insert, but I was able to use it with both microfiber inserts and cotton prefolds stuffed in the pocket. The pocket is plenty wide, and I don’t have small hands.
Because of the minky and micro-chamois, this diaper is soft and silky on both sides. I know I keep using the same words to describe it, but I honestly can’t think of anything more fitting.
I was also very pleased with the snug fit around my son’s legs.Â My favorite thing about this diaper is the custom embroidery, of course!
In these photos, my son is 5 1/2 months old, 19 lbs., and 24″ long. The diaper is snapped at the smallest waist setting, without crossing the tabs. I also have the diaper snapped at the smallest rise setting. The waist is still fairly loose snapped like this, so there’s plenty of room for growth in the width and rise of this diaper.
The embroidered pocket diapers by Roxie Harlow retail for $21. This makes them on the higher end of the price range for pocket diapers. Considering the lush fabrics used and the unique, custom embroidery, I don’t think this is a bad price at all for these diapers.
Besides the embroidered pocket diapers, Roxie Harlow also sells hats, beanies, hair clips, fleece shorties/longies, diaper inserts, onesies, dolls, and regular pocket diapers (no embroidery), loveys, and more.
You could win your very own Roxie Harlow embroidered pocket diaper! During the Hoppinâ€™ Halloween Giveaway Hop, Oct. 25-31, one reader will win this stinkin’ cute “Wakey Wakey Eggs ‘N Bakey” diaper:
Can’t wait? Visit Roxie Harlow on Etsy to purchase a ready-made diaper or order a custom diaper. Follow and “like” Roxie Harlow on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.
Note: I received a sample product to review. I was not compensated for this review. The opinions are my own and may differ from yours.