Oeko Popo Batumee Review

Oeko Popo Batumee Cloth Diaper Review
Oeko Popo Batumee

Update: This brand no longer exists.
The Oeko Popo brand is not one I was familiar with before being approached to perform a review. I wasn’t even sure what type of diaper it was until I opened the package. I was pretty surprised by some of the unique features that I found. The design was really cool with a black and white pattern on the tabs and star shaped snaps for the hip snap. The snap in soaker was backed with PUL but in a one of a kind way- right to the bamboo fabric. The leg elastic could be tightened as well.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩ This is one of those diapers that can be intimidating at first. It certainly was for me, not gonna lie. Thank goodness for videos. In this case I referenced the videos from the maker of Oeko Popo and I’m afraid I didn’t do as good of a job as she did. Sizing is easy since it is uses a 3 step snap down rise. If you use this diaper as an AI2 with their inserts then you might want to watch a video. It was hard for me to find a fold that looked comfortable unless I folded it to the front. I might have been doing it wrong, not exactly sure. The maker of Oeko Popo says you don’t have to adjust the leg elastic unless you need to. If you do need to then it is easy to do, you just pull it, but you won’t really know how tight to pull it and might have some trial and error there. To loosen the elastic I also had to watch a video but didn’t find that in time before filming mine. It was hard for me to figure out but I got there eventually.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩ The Batumee retails for 24.95. It is made in the USA. It is one of the trimmest diapers I have used and I loved the fit so the price is high but it has many selling points. The snap in inserts retail for 5.95 and that is actually a really good price but the downside is that it is designed for the Batumee and wouldn’t work as well with other diapers.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ Amazing! The soaker was far more absorbent that I expected it to be. Everett wore it for a very long time (a change slipped my mind) and I was afraid of what I would find but that little soaker was totally saturated but the diaper never leaked! It was actually kind of cool to see the urine soaked into the soaker through the back PUL.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ The fit was really trim and totally conformed to Ev’s shape. He wore the diaper on the middle rise (16 months and 22 pounds) and usually only needed the 1 soaker. The cover would work with other inserts as well. I did have to tighten the leg elastic to where about an inch was hanging out of the casing. It also gets pretty small for a tiny baby.
Overall: The biggest drawback of the diaper is really just how many features it has and learning how to use them. I’m as experienced as they come when it comes to cloth diapers and I had to reference the website and videos often while reviewing it. That being said it performed and fit so well and it impressed me a lot. The Batumee has a lot going for it and is worth a look even if you just need a good cover.
Where to Buy OekoPopo.com

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  • Pollyanna Valenzuela

    Nice review Kim!!! Hope all is well!!

  • Interesting! It’s like a Fuzzibunz meets Flip!

  • Adri H

    Does Oeko Popo still exist? The links included in the review lead me to an error message, and I couldn’t find them on hyena cart or facebook. I think the owner may have closed up shop.