18 October 2013

Review: Sustainable Babyish OBF Diaper


Description: The Sustainable Babyish Overnight Bamboo Fitted Diaper (S'Bish OBF for short) is a sized diaper, consisting of organic bamboo/cotton fleece throughout the diaper - exterior, interior and snap-in soaker. Each diaper comes with an extra three layer lay-in soaker and features a snap closure around the waist. 

First impressions: The S'Bish OBF is a quality diaper (as you would expect for the price) and although it is plain white with just a touch of colour on the trim it is classically beautiful.* It is super soft to the touch when brand new and the coordinating snaps are a nice touch.
[Rating: 3.5/5] 



Ease of use: This diaper is pretty easy to use, simply snap in the soaker and put it on your baby/toddler. Since it is a fitted you will need to add a cover on top in order for it to be waterproof. When you take the diaper off your baby, no dis-assembly is required, you can simply throw the diaper as is into the pail. This diaper does take a fair amount of time to dry, as is normal with a fitted diaper. [Rating: 3/5]  

Fit: These fit A very well giving a nice snug fit around both her waist and legs. She is currently in the size medium and has been for a few months and still has room to grow. For an overnight diaper these are quite trim - not the usual ultra-fluffy butt that I'm used to with overnight cloth diapering. The fact that these are sized means that you should be able to get a really good fit on most babies, provided you buy the correct size. [Rating: 4.5/5]   


Value for money: These are on the pricey side considering you have to pay for shipping to South Africa (plus customs). They are cheaper than other popular fitted diapers though and have built up a well-deserved reputation as excellent overnight diapers, so I do think the price is justified. Keep in mind you will only need 3 - 4 overnight diapers if you wash every other day. I do have to mention that with repeated use the diaper did develop some holes in the fabric - this is normal for the fabric and not an indicator of quality. It also doesn't affect performance, but might bother some people. [Rating: 4/5] 

Performance: I have been using this diaper over the past few months and we have not had a single leak - it has held up through every hour nursing at night and with toddler pee as well. We have not needed to use the extra booster and most mornings the diaper isn't even completely wet underneath the cover. For a heavy wetter I think these would be amazing, especially when paired with a wool soaker. They are one of the most absorbent fitteds I've tried and I highly recommend them to anyone battling to successfully cloth diaper overnight. [Rating: 5/5] 


Overall impression: If you're looking for a dependable overnight cloth diapering solution, look no further. These have an excellent reputation as overnight diapers and it's obvious to see why - they have never let me down and you could stretch the absorbency even further using the additional booster.  [Rating: 5/5] 

*These diapers are now also available in prints - though they cost a bit more than the plain version pictured here.

Sustainable Babyish fitteds are available directly from their website or via various resellers. Fan their Facebook page to be the first to know of new products. 


Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission.  I received this diaper as a gift from a friend and was not compensated in any way for the review. All opinions expressed above are my own. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and A, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. At the time that these photos were taken, A was 23 months old and weighed 11.5 kg.

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