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Happy Heinys One-Size Pocket Diapers

So, you've decided that prefolds and diaper covers is just too much work for you and/or you don't want to deal with the mess of touching a dirty diaper.  But, the AIOs are just too expensive.  Well, a nice alternative may be Happy Heinys one-size pocket diapers. 

The benefits of using any pocket diaper is that they are similar to an AIO, but you can easily add more or less absorbency with the inserts.  Personally, I always use at least two inserts (one longer than the other) in order to protect against leaks.  These are also great to use with babysitters or other people who may not be familiar with the intricacies of cloth diapering.  Laundering is easy because you do not need to take the inserts out.  You simply toss the entire diaper into the wash and the inserts come out during the cycle.

Happy Heinys makes a durable pocket diaper that grows with Baby.  The snaps allow for growth from about 8 pounds to over 20.  The Velcro fasteners allow for a comfortable fit around the legs and belly.  The covers are also very cute - I chose the animal prints.

The downfall of this pocket diaper is that, when you do have a very full diaper, leak potential is higher since there are no leg gussets or second method of protection against leaks once Baby becomes mobile.  There also is not an elastic band around the belly and back to prevent those powerful up-the-back blowouts.  You can increase the size of the diaper as the output grows, but it only increases so much, and we all know just how powerful some of those blowouts can be!

Overall, if you want to try an easy form of cloth diapering, give Happy Heinys a try.  I'll continue to use these diapers in my rotation - mainly after we've had our daily poopy diaper.  They are highly durable through multiple washes and material gets softer with each wash, making me very happy to have my child wear them.  These are so easy to use that you could have them handy just for those special nights out when you don't want Baby to wear a sposie just because your sitter doesn't know how to use cloth diapers.



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