Update: Swaddlebees now operates under the brand name Blueberry and this item is no longer made.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩ Being that this is an AIO, ease of use is implied! This diaper is a side snapping AIO, somewhat rare, and you have 2 vertical snaps on each tab to affix, so 4 in total. This diaper is also a sized diaper, so there is little guesswork involved on which snap to use. You have 3 waist and thigh choices. For us, we used the tightest one, since he was testing the large. There is a pocket opening if you need to add more stuffing, but this diaper has a generous microfiber insert. No unstuffing/stuffin required.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩ This diaper is 21.95. Typically, AIO’s are pricier than pocket diapers. Also, Swaddlebees have a bamboo velour lining and are made in the US. These are two possible reasons for the price being a little higher than other diapers.
Performance ✩✩✩✩ This was an easy diaper to review. I never had any trial and error issues with fit so we never had any weird leaks. I did not try this diaper overnight because it is side snapping and my son sleeps on his side. I anticipated a higher chance for leaking and frankly, being woken to wet sheets is not on my agenda right now. Back and tummy sleepers should be fine, and there is a pocket to add more inserts if you need them. We did use it for naps with no leaks, so in all likelihood it would have been fine.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ My son was SO in between sizes, which is what I am finding in a lot of other brands as well. The Medium went up to 25 pounds, and the large began at 22. He is around 24 pounds. I chose the large. He has a skinnier build, but the large fit pretty well. At times I noticed a leg gap when the diaper was wet and heavier. It is just a hard age in diaper sizing.
Overall- I think that this diaper is very well thought out. The cotton velour lining is great because some babies are sensitive to microfleece. The microfleece layer beneath it still works to wick moisture away but it never touches the skin. I also love that it can be used as a pull up, though since it is an AIO it isn’t quite like a trainer and will be bulkier than most trainers. I enjoyed reviewing this diaper. The only drawback was that because the soaker is a rectangle you can see the outline, which is a little reminiscint of a pad……. other than that it is a great AIO!