Disclosure: I was provided a Tidy Tots Essentials Kit to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
With two kids in diapers, the monthly cost of disposable diapers was through the roof. Once my son had graduated from the ‘Poops Every 10 Seconds’ newborn stage, my husband and I transitioned both kids into cloth diapers (read more about that here) and never looked back.
After experimenting with several of the favorite mainstream brands out there, I found that popularity didn’t always equate to effectiveness or ease of use. I tried a LOT of not-so-well-known brands out there (some great, some not so much) before I discovered Tidy Tots. I decided to give them a shot, and I’m so glad I did!
From the EXTREMELY waterproof and high-quality PUL to the naturally anti-microbial (and therefore not stinky) hemp liners, Tidy Tots has nailed cloth diapering. Having never used diapers with a velcro closure before, I was slightly apprehensive, but I soon found the closure to be just as secure and about a hundred times easier (and quicker) to use than snaps. When your child is exceptionally squirmy during diaper changes, this is a much appreciated feature! Not only does the velcro contribute to Tidy Tots’ ease of use, but also ensures a snug, proper fit. The hemp diapers are incredibly absorbent and snap easily into the diaper cover. Multiple boosters can be inserted into the diaper to increase absorbency, which is great for overnight. Additionally, the ‘Flushies’ diaper liners are incredibly easy to use, and ensure that the poopiest of poopy diapers are not end-of-the-world situations. The Flushies also provide a barrier between bottom and diaper, which means that traditional diaper creams can be used without ruining the diaper. That being said, the Flushies are made from cornstarch (biodegradable!!!), which naturally protects against diaper rashes. I was also impressed with the leg gussets. No leaks here, my friends!
Besides all the wonderful nuts and bolts aspects of Tidy Tots, the number one reason why they’re my favorite diaper is the fact that they are so unbelievably trim! Some diapers we’ve used were so thick and bulky that not only did they seem incredibly uncomfortable for my child, but also prevented shorts and pants from fitting properly! Tidy Tots are maybe a hair or two thicker than a disposable, but still the most trim diaper I’ve found.
Tidy Tots are made in the USA and available in tons of adorable colors and patterns. Like all cloth diapers, the up front investment can be daunting (though I found Tidy Tots to be very affordable when compared to other brands) but the long term savings are totally worth it. And there’s that whole saving the planet aspect too, which is a pretty awesome side effect of cloth diapering.
If you’re currently cloth diapering, or thinking of giving it a try, I highly suggest checking out Tidy Tots! You won’t be disappointed. Enter our giveaway below for your chance to win an Essentials Bundle!