This diaper holds a special place in my heart. My second son will be born soon, and he will be my second rainbow baby. Seeing the two rows of rainbow snaps on this one-size diaper from Lalabye Baby made my heart flutter a little even before I put it on my firstborn, my first rainbow boy. It’s such a simple detail, but it’s a special one for me and likely will be for other moms and dads who have had children following miscarriages. Rainbow babies are extra-special miracles, and this diaper celebrates that. Plus, it’s been slightly improved since the previous release, including revamping the logo tags and offering the pretty (and genius) color-coded snaps. Looks aside, this diaper is all about versatility. Let’s check it out.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ The beautiful rainbow color-coded waist snaps allow moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers to make fast diaper changes without having to think or question which snaps will give the best fit. Find the snap color that works and that’s that. There are wide openings at both ends of the diaper for simple stuffing of the inserts and seamless washing. Each one-size diaper comes with two bamboo snap-in style inserts that have been modified since Lalabye’s previous diaper; the smaller insert now snaps to the underside of the larger booster, which makes for easier, mess-free diaper spraying. Plus, the wide openings allow for the inserts to agitate out in the wash.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩✩ The price is right on this versatile diaper. For $19.95, you get the two silky-soft bamboo inserts, which provide 8 layers of absorbency when used together, and essentially a “quadruple whammy” diaper: tuck the insert(s) inside the slots, and you have a pocket diaper; snap the insert(s) to one end of the cover, and you have an all-in-one; snap the insert(s) at each end for an all-in-two style that may render multiple uses of the cover before it becomes soiled; or simply lay the insert(s) on top of the micro-suede interior. Because you have the option to snap the inserts at the front of the diaper, back of the diaper, both ends, or to each other, you can customize the diaper and satisfy multiple diaper-style preferences. Just for fun, I gave each option a whirl, and though I’m usually partial to the AIO style, each style worked well on my wiggly toddler.
Performance ✩✩✩✩ Coming from a mom of a boy who is super-duper sensitive to wetness, I’m a fan of the stay-dry, micro-suede inner. My son scowls and pulls at his clothes if he just barely drools on himself, so you can imagine the look I get when he’s sitting in a sopping wet diaper. I haven’t gotten that frustrated frown with this diaper so far, so that’s a big win. And, as you may be able to see from his photos, my little man has quite the baby gut; not sure if it’s his posture or the fact that he eats like a teenager, but his big ‘ol belly is always sticking out. That being said, we sometimes get leaks near the waistline when he sleeps on his tummy, but since this diaper is equipped with a waterproof belly band, we’ve had no issues so far. As far as drying time goes, the bamboo inserts take slightly longer to dry, and the micro-suede lining on the cover seems to attract tiny bits of lint/fuzz.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ All the diaper companies seem to be on top of their game as of late in order to come up with diapers that are trim yet absorbent, and this Lalabye one-size diaper is no exception. This diaper gives a snug and secure fit with its comfortable, stretchy TPU fabric, and even when I use both inserts, it doesn’t appear bulky. There are four rows of two, super durable snaps that allow you to adjust between small, medium, large, and extra-large rises. One side of the hip flap has two snaps on top and one snap on bottom, and the other hip flap features a single row of two cross-over snaps for fitting itty bitty babies, making this diaper customizable and comfortable from 8-35+ lbs.
Overall: You truly do get a lot for a little with this diaper. Its stellar versatility makes this an ideal diaper for both the experienced and inexperienced, and it’s just built well all-around. Besides being oh so pretty to look at, I think most everyone will feel lucky to have found this gem of a diaper, no matter what diaper-style they tend to prefer.
Where to Buy: Kelly’s Closet (in stock now)