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:
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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!
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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.