Mornings are always the most peaceful for us. We have a routine with milk and oatmeal and coloring and quiet time that seems to work pretty well for us. When Autumn arrived that routine definitely took a hit. I still try to make sure Harper’s oatmeal is cooked around the same time, but there are days I’ll wait for her to request it, which may not be until nearly noon. Coloring becomes more of an independent activity then a shared one. And quiet hasn’t been a member of this household for a few months, we just have to address each issue as it comes up as best we can. Still, Harper adores Autumn so much and is so eager to help whenever she can. I’m so glad she has been incredibly accepting of these changes and while she’s on a nap strike she doesn’t ever take out her frustrations on her sister (not yet, at least). Seeing the two of them together is the sweetest thing.
Winning Colors Baby is a WAHM located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She offers semi custom diapers with super quick turn around time, so you can submit a request and anticipate receiving your new diaper in two weeks or less. For a one woman operation, that is some serious dedication, I love it!
Ease of Use✩✩✩✩✩ The best thing about custom options is that you can choose the style that works best for you. Each buyer is given a choice of All In One, All In Two, or Cover. You select whether you prefer side snaps or front snaps. You can decide on an interior lining made from suedecloth, microfleece, or bamboo jersey. Even the snap colors can be influenced based on gender if desired. I was sent an all in one style diaper with side snaps in medium for Harper, and as a bonus she sent me a polka dot newborn diaper with front snaps for Autumn with the tiniest sweetest little neon booster to increase absorbency. Being an all in one style, it’s easy enough to wash and wear, no assembly required.
Bang for the Buck✩✩✩✩ Prices vary based on what you request, the diaper I am reviewing ranges from $25 to $33 based on materials used. This is a little high based on the overall cloth diaper market, but considering you are supporting a working mother who is purchasing her own supplies on a smaller scale and providing all her own labor rather than outsourcing, when I consider how much work goes into making a diaper (remember when I made diapers for the girls with my supplies from Babyville Boutique? That was no quick task!) as well as the fun PUL prints and appliqués you can request, I think the value is on target. She recently posted a “gamer” themed custom on her Facebook page featuring Nintendo controllers and retro game icons that I’m obsessed with, and she’s always on the hunt for great new PUL prints for her fans.
Performance ✩✩✩ I did find this diaper needed to be changed a little more frequently than other all in one style diapers we use. It’s possible the absorbency may not have reached its maximum potential yet, but after about 90 days of use I still find this diaper is best changed after one hour of use. I will admit my toddler is still breastfed on demand throughout the day and also always has a cup of water kept available, so she tends to be a heavy wetter and can go through a bulkier leading brand all in one diaper within just under two hours without breaking a sweat. For most babies you may not notice absorbency being an issue at all.
Fit ✩✩✩✩✩ These are mostly sized diapers, available in newborn (7-12 lbs), small (10-18 lbs), medium (15-28 lbs), and large (25-40 lbs), though a one size option is listed in the front snap category (10-30 lbs). The snaps are arranged at a slight angle which allows you to choose snap placement based on your baby’s body type. Having one baby who has always been very skinny and petite and another baby who is all round tummy and chunky thighs I have a vast appreciation for this style, it allows a looser fit at the tummy for my little chunk, and a tighter trimmer fit for my tiny toddler. The fit on this sized diaper is quite trim and with the even trimmer side snapping feature I am able to dig out pants that are too tight for my 15 month old in her other cloth diapers. The newborn diaper is a tiny bit smaller and trimmer than our other newborn diapers, perfect for a brand new baby, and comes with a snap down rise at the center just right to allow room for the umbilical stump.
Overall: These diapers are well made, bright, colorful, and charming. They are trim and it is clear a lot of thought and love goes into each design; these are definitely diapers that are made individually and with careful consideration. I adore the option to customize your choice at every level, it allows parents a wonderful opportunity to express themselves far beyond just picking a color or a pattern. This is an excellent choice for a parent with particular tastes who may be unsatisfied with the ready-made choices in the market. It could also make a wonderful gift if you know the taste of the recipient, you could customize the diaper with their favorite colors and features!
Where to Buy: You can find Winning Colors on HyenaCart