This monday I am doing a video review of the GEN-Y couture cloth diaper cover. These covers are fun and you can get them in designer prints. I first learned about them while researching for my Cloth Diapers Made in the US and Canada list. GEN-Y covers are made in the USA.
Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰ The GEN-Y cover is side snapping. While some people find side snapping diapers to be harder than traditional diapers, it is a matter of practice. Because these are sized covers, the snaps are closer together than a one size diaper, so you might have trouble picking the right snaps at first. Your main job is going to be putting on whatever goes on underneath, be it a fitted, prefold, flat, or contour.
Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰ These covers are a little fancier than your traditional PUL cover. The outer layer is a fun designer print (thus more expensive). I’d also like to point out that the covers are made in the USA! While you can certainly get covers for less, you pay a premium for the cuteness factor and the fact that these do not wick like many other cotton print outer covers!
Performance ✰✰✰✰✰ This cover is very leak proof. Even after a few hours I never saw any wicking, something similar print outer covers do if left on for a while. I still like to only use print outer covers during the day so I didn’t use this cover overnight. I was still impressed with it! You should note that you won’t be able to trifold a prefold and place it inside like some other covers.
Fit ✰✰✰✰ The GEN-Y cover comes in sizes, with 3 waist/ hip adjustment snaps for a variable fit within each size. This is especially good if you need more room for larger thighs. That extra snap or two can keep your baby comfortable and possible prevent red marks.
Overall- I thought the cover worked extremely well. The fact that it is loose fitting (but will squish under clothes) means a little more airflow inside the cover. You can choose from designer prints not usually found on diaper covers and not worry about wicking. The way the cover is cut reminds me a bit of girl’s panties… Even with the manly tattoo print I couldn’t get the image of panties out of my head. That is nothing against the cover, just a personal thing. I think I would rather personally use the cover on a girl.
Wet bag review- GENY-Y also sent along a fun hanging wet bag for me to review. This one is long with a cute handle (this one had skull and crossbones) and the PUL was a mint green. I usually use a diaper pail, but for the purposes of the review I used a hanging wet bag. A friend recently mentioned she was going to put a second wet bag in her bathroom for poopy diapers and I realized what a good idea that was. This was the perfect wetbag for the job. It isn’t large enough for days worth of diapers, but it would be good for 1-2 poopy diapers a day for 2-3 days. I also used it on a few day trips, keeping it in my car and putting my soiled diapers inside. I can tell you the smells stayed in well and I never felt moisture on the outside of the bag.