Glow Bug Diapers 360° Gusset One Size Pocket Video and Review

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harperglowbugOne area of parenting I’ve yet to figure out is restaurants with an infant. My parents always praised how well behaved we were in public as children, and I strive to encourage good behavior and a pleasant atmosphere for all diners with my family, too. When Harper is older I’ll be able to reason with her and offer her more engaging distractions, but right now an occasional dinner out turns into a relay race where my husband and I take turns eating quickly and feeding the baby while entertaining her or cuddling her as needed. One or both of us will have a cold dinner and there’s always a feeling of nervous frenzy that she may become inconsolable at any moment; it’s like eating dinner while trying to diffuse a bomb. How do you deal with dining out with a young baby? I’d love to hear your tips and suggestions.

Today I’m reviewing the newest diaper from Glow Bug Cloth Diapers, featuring a revolutionary 360° gusset to keep messes contained.  Glow Bug has updated their design a few times after listening to moms and discovering what we need most, and I think this latest design is really getting it right!

Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ The latest version of Glow Bug is a pocket diaper with an opening at the front as well as the back. The soaker snaps in and you also have the option to snap a second soaker to it for added absorbency for heavy wetters. With the open ended design and the snap for security I’m able to quickly and easily assemble this diaper to get it ready, I don’t find myself constantly pinching at the interior to smooth out the insert at the center as I have to with some pocket designs. The new 360° gusset is designed to hold everything in, perfect for babies who are crawling, rolling, and bending over backwards. I was a little concerned that the gathered material would be uncomfortable against her backside but the gentle elastic seems to hug her body perfectly and doesn’t leave marks.

Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩
Glow Bug diapers are not currently available on an individual basis. You purchase a dozen at a time for $150, selecting prints for a girl, boy, or gender neutral, and you receive eighteen inserts which you can double up as needed. Alternately, you can purchase a half dozen plain white diapers and eight inserts for $70. If you are happy with your stash and just looking to add a little variety, this may be frustrating. But if you are new to cloth diapers and looking to start a stash this is an excellent way to stock up on diapers that are easy to use and wash in a variety of designs. By buying in bulk you are able to save quite a bit of money versus purchasing most pocket diapers individually.

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Performance ✩✩✩✩
The newest design hasn’t let me down yet, we’ve tried this diaper again and again and it’s held up very well. My only cause for complaint would be a weak snap on the rise, which seems to be an anomaly and could normally be exchanged. The slim-dry fabric interior wicked away moisture without adding much bulk and was gentle against my baby’s sensitive skin

Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ By far my favorite feature of this diaper is the excellent fit. After each incarnation of Glow Bug’s designs improvements have been made and the custom fit options are worth noting. I have a tall skinny daughter with slim hips and it can be hard to get a good fit on her hips and thighs while maintaining the proper length and coverage. The hip snaps and two crossover snaps on the generously sized tabs go a long way towards getting the snug fit I need.

Overall: Glow Bug has shown a great deal of care regarding design and features, and their research has definitely paid off. I wish there were options to purchase one diaper and to select your design, even if it meant paying a bit more. I know a lot of moms who love their current stash but enjoy trying something new to add variety to their routine. They do offer a great diaper for a bargain, and I love the design I got (bright blue with sunny yellow pawprints) as well as the ones I found on their website. I reach for this diaper without hesitation, it is simple, reliable, and appealing to me.

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Lara

Lara Jackson is a 29 year old and wife and mother to a wonderful little girl who was born in October and never stops moving. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL and visits the beach several times a month. Lara loves photography, sewing, and reading. She knew she wanted to use cloth diapers with Harper before she was born.
  • Kristy Hughes

    For the restaurant eating out I would have to say: relax! Take little toys and snacks. Order foods for her to sample off your plate. I’ve only ever had one bad restaurant experience with my 8 year old. And so far none with my 20 month old. I’ve always tried to meet their needs and just roll with it.

  • Heather

    There are many great co-ops for purchasing individual diapers. Glow Bugs and Friends on Facebook opens a new co-op every month and is run by a Glow Bugs employee with payments processed through the Glow Bug website. I added to my stash this way and love the prints I was able to get without having to purchase a whole package!

  • Can

    I just purchased these diapers, I knew i was taking a risk without seeing them first hand but after reading the reviews, i thought I would try them. Of course I liked the price too! My personal experience is not positive. I know it is little but having to pay shipping on an order over $250 made me a little upset, plus it is a “canadian company” but i had to pay in US dollars. Please read the return/warranty policy before purchasing these. I feel you get what you pay for with these diapers and the quality is reflected. I used other cloth diapers and I can notice a big difference. I wish I would have tried out one before having to do such a bulk purchase. I will be trying to sell some of mine to recoup some costs and purchase better brand name diapers.  Some of the prints are cute but as you don’t get to chose some you just get stuck with, not a big deal deal but why can’t I chose what prints I want to suit my taste, it is my money I am spending. The diapers are soft though. I only washed ten diapers and two already had a broken snap and I had not even used the diapers yet, plus the stitching was coming out.  I also do not see these being good for newborns, the inserts are too big and they become so big and bulky. They do fit my toddler nicely. My personal opinion is I would rather spend a little more and get something I can have more of a choice on, better quality, and better customer/warranty service

  • Nikisha

    Glow bugs has their own coop on facebook where you can purchase one diaper instead of a pack. It is called Glow Bug and Friends


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