One 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.
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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