Adjusting to life with two babies is such a wake up call. Life becomes a carefully balanced dance of responsibilities, and “nap when the baby naps” becomes even more impossible with a two year old asking you to color or make oatmeal or push her on the swing. For the first six weeks we settled into a haphazard routine with my husband spending more time with Harper as I nursed Autumn nearly every waking moment. Now that my painfully short maternity leave has come to an end, I’m back to work five nights a week, and my husband is left to manage both girls. If he can get Harper to sleep and she doesn’t wake up, he only has Autumn to soothe, but that’s a big “if” and even one baby is no walk in the park when you have a limited supply of milk to offer and are tired from a long day of working yourself. I’m hopeful that we will find a rhythm in this new routine, but right now it’s very hard. I envy mothers who can afford to stay at home so much and miss my daughter every moment I’m away from her.
Today I’m reviewing an organic bamboo terry fitted diaper known as Loops from the Orange Diaper Co. This diaper has oodles of charm with the rich loops of soft terry accented by brightly colored thread finishing the edges and fun modern snaps on the sides.
Ease of Use✩✩✩✩✩These fitted feature side snaps which can make diaper changes blissfully quick, even on the wiggliest of babies. Since they are sized diapers there are no rise snaps to contend with, you just select the hip snap setting that works best and you are ready to go. The included soaker does not attach to the diaper in any way, which I’ve had problems with in the past, but in this richly textured terry the soaker tends to grip the interior of the diaper in such a way it does not shift out of place.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ The side snapping design means the front of the diaper is less adjustable, so I found there was a gap at my thin two year old’s tummy, however this gap was small and purely an aesthetic issue, it did not affect function and we experienced no leaking (especially since the cover she wore would fix this issue by creating a barrier). I adore the snap down on the newborn size for when she had an umbilical stump, you can purchase the newborn diaper with or without this feature but if you plan on cloth diapering from day one I highly recommend the snap down so the diaper does not irritate your baby’s skin. While this diaper is made of a very fluffy terry, it is still quite trim in fit, and looks so adorable. Overall: I love the style of this diaper, simple yet bright and modern, and the rich terry is wonderfully absorbent for my super soakers. I wish I had more of these beautiful diapers, they are so simple to use and the sun clears away any staining like magic. These diapers are wonderful as a baby shower gift, they are also an excellent way to experiment with fitteds if you are used to another style diaper and are looking for increased absorbency. Where to Buy: You can find stocking dates on the Orange Diaper Co. Facebook Page