Snap EZ and Monkey Doodles Review*

Monkey Doodlez & Snap EZ

Snap-EZ Review performed by Kristen.

Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰ Overall they were easy to use.  Obviously since it is a pocket it needed to be stuffed beforehand and then snaps are a little trickier than aplix but once you find the right spot to snap to fit your baby, it’s pretty easy.

Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰✰ at 13.49 at Dapa Diapers for a seconds version of the Snap-EZ you don’t get an insert.  Inserts will run a couple dollars, depending on which type you choose.  This is still cheaper than a new pocket diaper so you are getting a great working product for a reasonable price.

Performance ✰✰✰✰✰ I had my daughter wear it a few times.  The most recent time she wore it I left it on longer than I would normally leave a cloth diaper on because I really wanted to test how well the fleece cover worked and whether it would leak through.  She wore the diaper through two bottles and two naps.  She is also a very heavy wetter.  I was nervous about it leaking through, and noticed a few times that when I picked her up, her bottom felt cool to the touch, which I thought was an indication that it would soon leak, however it never did.  I worried a little about compression leaking as well but it held up while she was in for her naps and also sat in her high chair for a bit for lunch and I had no problems.  When I removed the diaper, the insert was throroughly soaked, from front to back, but there was never any leaking through any part of the diaper.

Fit ✰✰✰✰✰ This is probably my least favorite part of the diaper.  It has a low rise and when my daughter was standing, even on the tightest snaps, there was a gap at the top.  Maybe she should have been wearing a small instead of a medium but I would worry then that the rise would be even lower. She is pretty skinny, and as I mentioned above, there were no leaks, but I was worried about the gap and how low the rise was.  I also dont think I would be able to put another insert in for nighttime use since the rise is already so low but I’m sure that it would certainly be able to hold the wetness at night based on what I saw during the day.  I am also not a huge fan of pocket diapers that dont have a flap or something to hold the pocket in.  There isn’t really any reason why, I just think it looks neater when it doesnt seperate at the top and show the insert.  Once again, this didn’t prove to be a problem in any way and is more of just a personal aesthetic issue.

Overall- I was really happy with it.  I had never tried fleece before and was skeptical and nervous but it proved that it will hold us as well as any of my other diapers and I like that it allows her a little more air than her other diapers. It was super cute and i bet it would be warm for winter as well.  It seems to me that it has a lot of the advantages of wool, without the hassle of lanolizing….so it gets a thumbs up from me!

Monkey Doodlez Fitted performed by Kim.

Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰✰ It doesn’t get much easier than a fitted with a velcro closure.  To put the diaper on it goes on just like a disposable.  When you remove the diaper you do have to secure the laundry tabs, but this is not a bother at all.

Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰✰✰ The Monkey Doodlez Basic fitted from Dapa Diapers runs 9.99!  That is what I call a good deal!  You do get what you pay for, the diaper cannot be used overnight alone (at least for me), but it is perfect for daytime, especially since it is pretty trim!

Performance ✰✰✰ Like I said, the diaper is more of a daytime diaper than overnight.  We had a leak with it at night.  During the day it works just fine.  The worst part about it is that when you dry it it takes a long time.  The soaker is sewn down so it will take at least 2 dry cycles.  I like to let mine air dry after the first cycle.

Fit ✰✰✰✰ The Medium which I tried fit pretty well, but the rise was pretty high on my son.  Depending on what kind of cover you use this could be problematic.  The legs were plenty tight on him, and since the waist uses velcro it fit very well.

Overall- the Monkey Doodlez basic fitted it just that, basic.  it is a no frills economical way to use cloth diapers on your baby.  Because it is flannel it will start pilling when you wash it, since that is how flannel wears.  This diaper was a second, but I never saw a flaw on it.  I would suggest these for knocking around the house with a wool or PUL cover.

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