Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we are so excited to carry on some of my favorite family traditions with Harper. Last year she was just weeks old and unaware of the events transpiring. This year she’ll enjoy getting up super early to stand with her aunts and uncles and grandparents in a huge crowd at the Turkey Trot, excited by the live music, cheering people, and yummy snacks as we complete a 5k together. Afterwards we’ll meet for a big traditional breakfast to discuss the latest family news. She can look forward to a gathering at my husband’s parent’s house in the early afternoon, followed by dinner at my big brother’s house in the late afternoon. Harper loves all the attention that comes with family parties, and I am so thankful that most of our families live close enough for us to see them easily. What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Have you enjoyed sharing them with your babies? Have you made new traditions to celebrate your new family?
Today I’m reviewing a Gen-Y Simply U cover. My first impression upon seeing these covers was that they are very soft, lightweight, and strong. I’m so excited to tell you about our experience with them.Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩
The Simply U features sizing snaps on the sides of the diaper instead of the front. This takes some getting used to but allows for a great fit and I bet it will also discourage curious toddlers from being able to unsnap the diaper as easily as they would a front snap style. Another unique feature is a snap in the center of the diaper, which acts as a snap down rise for fit based on the diaper type as well as the size of the child. If I’m using my cover over a bulky fitted (my favorite choice for overnights for my heavy wetter) I can leave the snap undone and the cover will fit easily. If I’m using a flat, I’ll snap the diaper for a smoother and trimmer fit.Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩
At 18.99 for either size, you can stock up on covers that are sturdy and strong to last until potty training. They are a little pricier then some covers but seem like they will hold up to a lot more abuse then cheaper covers and are very well made. These covers wash well and dry quickly, so even a smaller stash will work well for someone on a tight budget. I brought these along on a recent road trip and was impressed at how easily they wiped clean and how quickly they dried when I did need to rinse them.Performance ✩✩✩✩✩
One thing I learned about flats when we did the Flats and Handwashing Challenge is that gussets are my best friend. The Simply U boasts generous double leg gussets that have proved unflappable when it comes to containing messes. Even if my prefold placement isn’t perfect (try saying that six times fast), I can count on Gen-Y to pick up my slack and keep Harper’s cloths clean and dry.Fit ✩✩✩✩✩
The Simply U is available in two sizes, one is estimated to fit 6-18 lb babies and the other should fit 18-38 lb babies. The measurements for the smaller size offer a 13-16 inch rise, 5-10 inches at the legs and 11-18 inches for the waist. The large allows 16-20 for the rise, 8-13 for the legs, and 14-23 for the waist. We were unsure of which size to get since Harper is a small based on weight but a large based on measurements. I didn’t want a too-big diaper that might result in a bad fit and leaks. We decided to try both. I’m happy to report they both fit her very well, the snap down rise on the large helps to get that perfect fit. She’ll outgrow the smaller cover soon, and it won’t currently work for chunky fitted diapers since she’s on the cusp weight-wise, but it’s still perfect for her flats and prefolds.Overall:
I love how easily these covers work with any kind of insert, you can trust that they will fit well no matter what you prefer to use. I did find that the bottom snap looked a little odd in some of Harper’s snugger pants if it was unsnapped, since you could clearly see the silhouette through her leggings and trimmer pants. It wasn’t noticeable in looser skirts and bloomers, and if I was utilizing the snap and it was covered in a fold of PUL, it was completely invisible. Once I noticed this I just made a point to only dress her in snugger clothes if she had a trimmer insert on, and I forgot all about it. I love the bright and modern color combos and as an added bonus they are all gender neutral so you can stock up for your first child and know they’ll still work perfectly for any future kiddos.Where to buy: GEN-Y Diapers