Apple Cheeks sent me a really cute blue envelope or pocket diaper cover with a couple of hemp and bamboo inserts plus a booster. I’ll be honest, I looked at all of it and thought…now what? I was kind of nervous about the whole thing and had NO IDEA what I was doing. Here’s the great thing about Apple Cheeks though-their customer support is amazing! They really provide newbie with everything we need to succeed. Each diaper comes with washing instructions, they provide video tutorials on how to use their diapers, you can email Apple Cheeks with questions and get a response within 24 hours, or you can even call and talk to a live person for FREE!
So, after watching the video tutorial I knew WHAT to do, but I was still nervous about whether or not this would be difficult and messy. I was really scared of leaks and messy laundry that I have never really had to deal with disposables. Apple Cheeks diapers are really cool though because they can be used as either a pocket diaper with inserts or a diaper cover. They are made from an outer layer of breathable, waterproof polyurethane laminated polyester (PUL), sewn to a butter soft microfleece inner layer. They come in two sizes: Size 1 fits from 7 – 20lbs, and Size 2 fits from 18 – 40lbs. The diapers have two rows of easy-to-adjust snaps, allowing for a proper fit at the legs and the waist. I got Lucas the size two (he weighs 27 pounds) and it fits him perfectly and he definitely has room to grow. The fit is very trim and I can tell that he is much more comfortable in a cloth diaper rather than a disposable.
So, let’s get to the important part: laundry, leaks, and other scary stuff. I was scared for nothing. That’s the truth. We never had one leak from the Apple Cheeks diaper…not one. We have used it several times as a pocket diaper with the inserts and it did an excellent job of containing everything inside the diaper. It works awesome as a diaper cover too, but I really like the convenience of a pocket diaper. The diaper also washes beautifully-so far no stains.
Here’s my final opinion: Are disposables easier? Yes, because there’s no washing involved, but that’s it. Now, ask me the really important question: Is cloth diapering worth the extra step? Absolutely. It’s better for our planet, babies, and saves money. I will definitely cloth diaper my next baby and Apple Cheeks reusable diapers are awesome! Not only are they soft and comfy for Lucas, but they are easy to use and do their job! Not to mention that for newbies, Apple Cheeks give you all the support you need to be successful at cloth diapering!
Want It: Apple Cheeks diapers can be purchased online at various retailers across the world.