Kawaii Goodnights Heavy Wetter and Square Tab Cloth Diapers Review

Kawaii Heavy/Square OS
Kawaii Heavy/Square OS

Say that title three times fast…
It is finally here, the Kawaii Review! I get requests every week asking me to review this diaper. At first I really didn’t want to; they were hard to find and I wasn’t sure of the quality. But then a friend bought some and said they were her favorite diapers in her entire stash! If that was the case then I knew I should at least give them a chance. I bought two that I felt were the most popular in their line-up. They do make many varieties, all of which have funny names. I am torn about these diapers. They look to be copies of other brands on the market, this is true. But so do other mainstream brands depending on how you look at it. The biggest thing to understand is that these diapers are made in China and no matter how hard I try I cannot find an answer about HOW they are made. Most cloth diaper companies who move their production overseas are very involved in how their diapers are made. This means they oversee the conditions of their facilities and have strict quality control measures in place. These diapers were never a WAHM brand that I can tell, they are strictly for profit. Their pricing is also considerably lower than others in the same category, often less than 10.00. I will let you decide how you feel about purchasing the diaper. Personally, I would rather spend a little more and know there is a Mom running the company (in most cases) and that the production is ethical. Some people don’t have the money to spend but NEED to use cloth to save money. Now, onto the review. I am lumping both diapers together since the only difference between the Goodnights and the Square Tab seems to be thicker PUL on the GN and the tab/snaps configuration on the Square Tab.

Ease of Use ✩✩✩ Both the GN and ST (Square Tab) have snaps that need to be fastened. The ST has 3 on each tab, the GN has only 2 on each. When fastening the ST you need to use the bottom hip snap first, which can sometimes make the process take longer. Each diaper needs to be stuffed before use and also unstuffed before washing, as do most pocket diapers.  The GN with velcro version would get a 4 star.

Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩✩ At face value you are getting an amazing deal. Depending on where you buy these diapers you can find them for 6-7 dollars up to 10. Shipping will factor in and add to the cost unless you pay for upfront and get free shipping from certain stores. Do they last? I can’t say… I have had them for a couple of months and in my case everything is working fine. I encourage you to seek out other reviews. My friend has had them much longer than I have and she is reporting that they are still working great. You also get 2 inserts per diaper.

Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ Ok…. I can’t deny that these diapers work well. They do. I have even chosen to use them overnight with success. I typically don’t like pockets for nights.

Fit ✩✩✩✩ Both the GN and ST have the same 3 step rise system. They claim to fit babies 8-37 pounds. On my youngest he is wearing the diapers on their middle rise but they are still bulky looking. If they fit an 8 pound baby they will look bulky.  The GN doesn’t have crossover snaps, the ST does.  I have read many online accounts saying these diapers caused red marks more than others. I have had the same experience which is why I stopped using them overnight. My son would wake with deeper red marks than I felt was acceptable. If you watch the video you can see how chunky my son’s legs are. That may be the reason.

Overall- These diapers absolutely do the job for us but I will only use them for shorter periods of time in the day since I know they can leave red marks. They do happen to come in some pretty cute prints which is a big draw. They also have a minky version.

Where to Buy: My affiliate, Kelly’s Closet, has a few varieties, including both the Goodnight and Square Tab.  The GN is 11.95, the Square Tab is 10.95.  Other stores carry more versions.

If you have used these diapers, I’d love it if you leave a comment and share your experience, good or bad.  This review will see many eyes!

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  • Amber

    I love my KaWaii’s they are the only diapers I use now. I love the prints, and quality and have a few of every type. As for the price you can’t go wrong with a $7 diaper.
    The owners recently published info about their diapers and the ethical working conditions for their outsourced labour.  If you wish to read more please see the following web site: http://www.theluvyourbaby.com/pages/About-Us.html

  • ProudMama

    I have a snazzy miny and i love it. Its crazy soft and has never leaked (never tried it overnight though.) The only complaint i have is that the diaper holds in sooo much heat. Its like an inferno in there.  So if we ever get caught up in a blizzard just pull out the snazzy minky and we’re ready to go!

  • Lauren

    My faves are the bamboo version of this diaper- Kawaii Green Baby.  The bamboo inserts are soooo absorbent.  I have a few of the regular microfiber ones and I find that they leak and I don’t get a very good fit with them, but my son is super chunky so that may be why.  If you’re Canadian, I have a friend that sells them for starting at around $7 each I think.  affordablebabygear.ca

  • Sarah M

    To the point: I’ve found this diaper wore out quicker than another brand. (since I’ve only used two)
    I love this site and used your reviews a lot in determining what diaper to get. So I wanted to come back and give my review for others who will read comments. I used Kawaii and FuzziBunz with my son for a year (started when he was just over one until he was potty trained at two) and now use them with my daughter. Both brands have been cared for the same as far as washing, stripping, drying etc. It’s been 1.5 years of use in total and I can tell the absorbancy of the Kawaii is much less than at the beginning whereas the FuzziBunz are still absorbing okay. The thread on a few of the diapers has also come apart at the top front seam. It also seems the PUL is not keeping in wetness as well.
    I would still highly recommend Kawaii to someone wanting to cloth diaper on a budget, but probably not if they wanted to use them for multiple babies.

    • kimrosas

      Thank you for coming back!