Friday, March 22, 2013

Charlie Banana Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!!!



 I have used a lot of cloth diapers in the last 2 years. I have had the opportunity to try out several brands, some I liked some I didn't. With all of that experience I have to say that Charlie Banana is one of my favorites! Charlie Banana prides themselves on being an eco-friendly company with a versatile cloth diaper system.Whats great about their 2in1 Cloth Diaper is that you can use disposable inserts or cloth inserts. While you can cloth diaper anywhere, if you are cloth diapering at daycare, long road trips or even just a busy day trip having the convenience to toss out the soiled insert is a relief! It is also a relief to the budget because you can still turn around and reuse the diaper in whichever way you want. So how does this diaper work? Here is a diagram from their website:

how hybrid diapering system works
To read more about how this works, click here.



What I liked:

Charlie Banana 2in1 cloth diapers come in a variety of cute prints. The actually just came out with a "Bootcamp Collection" that features camo prints! Being a military family this is definitely on my purchase list! We got the solid red and the Black Beary print, so very cute! These are a one size diaper and I can interchange them between my 2 yr old and 7 month old easily. I really liked the way these diapers fit. It has an internal adjustment system that is quite simple to use. This really helps keep the diaper from being too bulky in the front.


I also really like the way this diaper fits on my boys. My older son is very lean and I struggle to get a good fit around his legs. That internal sizing system really fixed that. It didn't change the rise quite as much as a snap down front does so I was able to get that good fit around the legs without making it too small for him. My younger son is a little stockier and I was still able to get a great fit. It didn't cut into his tummy like some. I found the wings were a little stretchy so I could get a snug fit without feeling like he would be uncomfortable when he sits up. I haven't had that with most of my diapers so this is definitely one of my favorite features. The inner fabric is extremely soft, the softest I have ever had actually. My boys love being in these diapers! I do wish that all of their diapers were made with natural fibers, but I have not had any rash problems with this particular polyester farbric. They do have some organic cloth that I hope to buy in the future.


 Charlie Banana makes an excelent fitting diaper. It is not very bulky and fits a wide age range. The stitching and fabric is high quality and extremely soft. I have not had any leak issues because of the great fit. I put the doubler insert in at night and find that the diaper still fits well. Charlie Banana is a great addition to my cloth collection!

BUT IT- You can buy your own Charlie Banana cloth diapers, mama cloth, cloth wipes and other cloth diaper accessories from their website

WIN IT- Charlie Banana has offered to give one 2in1 Cloth Diaper to a Happily Domestic reader! This is a $22 value!!! Enter in the Rafflecopter below!

Written By Happily Domestic Contributor: Brittney Thompson

 Disclaimer - Charlie Banana sent me the cloth diapers free of charge in exchange for this review. All opinions are mine, I was not committed to write a favorable review. I received no other compensation. I am disclosing this information in compliance with the FTC Regulations.

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31 comments:

Kandle Y. said...

Ilove how you can "turn them disposable" if you are going somewhere cloth is not the easiest choice.

Michelle Knopp said...

I learned that the chemical that can cause toxic shock syndrome in tampons is still used in many disposable diaper brands. Yucky!

Jessica said...

I learned that they have a 1 year warranty that covers snaps, sewing or manufacturing defects, lamination or metal sizing technology and a 180 warranty on elastic.

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I learned that they are available in Target, this is awesome to get the word out about cloth!

Colleen M said...

I learned that Charlie Banana manufactures and distributes their own items so they can control everything from start to finish.

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Alyssa Walker said...

Have you every considered/tried elimination communication? I love it!

Amanda said...

I learned they are an eco-friendly brand and they design and manufacture everything with reducing waste in mind!
tvpg at aol dot com

Deb said...

I learned that these diapers prevent diaper rash!

itsme said...

you can buy them at amazon, target, diapers.com and babies r us

rebecca williams said...

Gaëlle drew inspiration from her own two children: her son, Zachary, and her daughter, Charlie – or “Charlie Banana” as Zachary calls her.

bellsam said...

Blue Petit Coeur on green is the look i like

bellsam said...

I like that the company is very green
and I like the Blue Petit Coeur on green

jakiesmom said...

i found it interesting they wer in people mag in january
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Maria Ivey said...

I learned they have other interesting products like feminine cloth pads. I'm considering the switch to mama cloth.

Anonymous said...

I love that they have the option of disposable incerts. And you can buy them at Target! How cool is that! :) s.noelle94@gmail.com

Christina G said...

I learned that they are sold at Target!

kas3 said...

supports Project Child Save non-profilt organization

Rebecca O said...

I learned that their products are available at Target!

Ana Davidson said...

I learned that you can use a disposable insert with the diaper.

N Bear said...

I learned that they are now available at Target stores!!

~Kelly said...

I learned Target sells them (although mine doesn't. boo)

judi said...

I found out you can get Charlie Banana in Target stores.

Onna said...

They're sold at Target!!

Randi said...

I learned that it takes 500 years for a diaper to decompose...wow!

MissMannah said...

I learned they are eco-friendly.

Kate said...

I learned that independent research in Germany linked certain chemicals in disposable diapers to infertility in baby boys.. scary!!

Emily Frederiksen said...

I learned they offset their carbon footprint through Climate Action.

Stephanie said...

They sell a bootcamp pack!

Danielle D said...

I learned that they help provide free surgery for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.

That Bald Chick said...

I learned that they are now available at Target, and that they partner with Operation Smile

Britni Bradford said...

I learned they support Operation Smile

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