We have been cloth diapering our baby this past year and I have a confession, it can become very addicting! There are so many different types of cloth diapers and I love trying out all that I can, so you can only imagine how happy I wast when Flip and MomSelect sent me the Flip Hybrid Diaper System to try out on my 10 month old.
“Real life demands flexibility. With the Flip™ hybrid diaper system, parents can choose from three absorbent inserts to meet their changing needs. With Flip you are free to change it up and enjoy life wherever you go!”
The directions that come with the diapers are quite simple and amazingly enough, they were as simple as they sound!
Cloth diaper in three easy steps:
1. Choose the best insert for your needs: stay dry, organic or disposable.
2. Toss the used insert in your diaper pail.
3. Wipe cover clean and reuse.
Flip Diapers are designed to fit babies from 8 lbs to 35 lbs, so you can use the diaper for all your diapering years with just an adjustment of a few snaps. The cover is made from one layer of fabric made from laminated polyester, which helps keep the diaper thin and prevent it from leaking. Since this cover is only one layer, it was not as bulky on my baby’s behind as other diapers. In fact, it was hard to tell she had a cloth diaper one when she was dressed because it was so skinny. Loved that! I also really liked the hook & loop closures (the velcro) a lot more than I thought I would. There is a snap version, but the velcro really allowed me to get a perfect fit for my baby’s waist.
Flip diapers are a hybrid because they have a cloth and a disposable insert option. I was sent samples of both. When I first saw the inserts, I was a bit thrown by how long they were, since they are also made to adjust to the size you need. I assumed they would make the diaper bulky when folded, but I was wrong. The disposable insert is a little bit thiner and is great for when we were going out. I will also note, that the disposable is dye and fragance free and Oeko-Tex® certified to be free of harmful substances.
One of the first questions I have when trying out a new diaper is… how much will it hold? And to be honest, I was impressed with how much fluid the stay dry inserts could hold. The disposable worked just as well as a normal disposable diaper, but I think the stay dry inserts worked better. The only leak I had was with a disposable insert and that was first thing in the morning at her heaviest wetting time… so, not bad! And the cover were just as easy to care for as the instructions suggested in step 3. I could literally wipe the cover down and replace the insert in between changes with no leftover wetness or smell. This way we only used 1 or 2 covers each day.
I always want to see how these diapers work, so here is a picture that will hopefully give you a better idea. They really are as simple as they sound. It’s not a pretty pic, but it does the job! 🙂 On the far left is the disposable insert, the stay dry insert and the cover. The middle picture is the stay dry insert folded at medium and inserted into the cover, and the far right is the disposable insert folded to fit into the cover.
And I just have to add this picture of my crazy model! Love her guts!
*Although product was provided for this review, all opinions are 100% my own!