Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review however the opinions here are my own.
WAHM Bam Thank You…..Work at Home Moms?! It’s the work at home Mom Spotlight featuring Jamie from Cloth N’ Stuff! What is a Work at Home Mom? All Moms work at home, but some Moms run entire companies from their kitchen table. Unlike big companies that have a shipping department, a sales person, someone to manage social media and e-mails a WAHM does it all. From sewing the cloth diaper that arrives at your home, to chatting with fans on their facebook page…WAHMs are small business machines! One I have to share with you is Cloth N’ Stuff. Have a look at this beautiful All-in-Two (AI2) diaper made right here in the USA:
My very first cloth diapers were prefolds and covers. I tried pockets next and was nervous about moving into the unknown. It wasn’t until we tried our first AI2 that I realized what we were missing! AI2s have all the ease of a cover and prefold without the folding and bulk. This Cloth N’ Stuff AI2 has a snap-in insert that (unlike an all-in-one diaper) can be removed for washing. Better yet, if the cover isn’t soiled, you can reuse it several times before washing. Isn’t this fabric great? The diaper has two pieces, the contoured soaker and the shell. Easy and beautiful!
Cloth N’ Stuff AI2s have two rows of waist snaps with 10 snaps, and two vertical rows of 3 rise snaps to make this diaper OS and easy to adjust as needed. As you can see in the up-close photos, the sewing quality is excellent and the elastic is encased well around the legs. One of my favorite features is the mesh-like lining. Some of our AI2s are the waterproof PUL fabric only, and aren’t lined. I’m not a fan of having PUL directly on the skin and really appreciate the lining. What does it compare to? The liner fabric reminds me of a Grovia hybrid, but with smaller holes and a smoother feel. It’s awesome! This ensures that baby’s skin doesn’t directly touch any PUL, has softness all around and is easy to wash.
In addition to a great lining, elastic at the back of the diaper helps contain blowouts. While this diaper doesn’t have crossover snaps, it sizes down to a very small size. Comparing this diaper to big brands, I would say it is closest in size to a Rumparooz with a little more room. This diaper sizes down to fit small babies, and opens up as they grow. While it resembles a bikini on my big guys, I can’t wait to try this on our NB coming in a few weeks because I know this will fit him perfectly!
One of my favorite features of this diaper is the snap-in insert. The insert of made from serged Hemp/Bamboo and snaps in and out of the diaper for faster cleaning and drying. The hemp/bamboo fabric is soft, absorbent and doesn’t wrinkle like a cotton prefold does after prepping. Natural fiber inserts need to be prepped by washing/drying several times (I usually aim for 5) in order to reach maximum absorbency. If it went straight on the bum as a new diaper, it could lead to leaks. While the diaper does offer nice absorbency, I added a small booster to this insert for my 34 and 37 lb babies, I have no doubt this will be a good fit for our newborn due in a few weeks…but am booster ready!
Another feature you should note is the crotch seam in the last photo. Cloth N’ Stuff shop owner Jamie has actually turned the fabric so it’s right-side up on both the front and back of the diaper. It shows nice attention to detail and ensures that the diaper print is perfect from all angles.
Love this diaper? Want to see more? Make sure to ‘like’ Cloth N’ Stuff on facebook for updates and join the BST and Chatter group for…well, chatter! Jamie, Mom, owner and seamstress behind Cloth N’ Stuff operates out of upstate NY and is CPSC compliant. She is passionate about the environment and knows cloth is a great way to reduce landfill waste and benefit Mother Earth.
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