27 July 2015

Review: Mini-Mee AIO

Description: The Mini-Mee OS AIO consists of a waterproof PUL outer, terry bamboo interior lining, a sewn-in four layer bamboo insert as well as an additional three layer microfibre insert topped with microsuede attached at the back of the diaper. This AIO also has a pocket opening at the back which allows you to add more absorbency if needed. It features double leg gussets and a 3 x 3 snap-down rise to adjust the size of the diaper. It fastens with snaps around the waist and features three snaps on each wing, one being a hip snap to prevent wing droopage.

First impressions: The colour coordinating snaps and double leg gussets immediately caught my eye - its not often that you find double leg gussets on an AIO. It seems a bit bulky in comparison to other AIOs. The Mini-Mee AIO is available in a limited range of colours. Stitching seems even and PUL durable. [Rating: 3.5/5] 

Ease of use: These are pretty easy to put on - simply adjust the rise snaps on the front and fasten the snaps around baby's waist. All the absorbent layers are already attached, no need to stuff or snap anything in. Similarly when taking this diaper off, simply place it in your diaper pail, no disassembly required. I found this diaper takes really long to dry due to the bamboo interior lining and sewn-in bamboo insert. I have to turn the diaper inside out half-way through drying time and even then it still takes longer than most of my other diapers (including fitteds) to dry. [Rating: 3/5]  

Fit: We get a good fit around J's waist and legs, however I do find this AIO to be on the bulkier side.  The double leg gussets fit snugly but not too tight and the edging on the elastic feels nice and soft which I imagine must feel quite comfortable for J. At 16 months and 10.5 kg J is on the smallest rise and with two snaps exposed at the waist and one on each hip. The tabs around the waist curl over a little at the corners, though this is just an aesthetic thing and doesn't really bother me. [Rating: 3.5/5] 

Value for money: These seem to be average price compared to other AIOs available locally, bearing in mind that the absorbency is three layers of microfibre and four layers of bamboo.  [Rating: 3.5/5] 

Performance: We tried this diaper during the day time and had no issues whatsoever with absorbency; the diaper contained everything. Bear in mind J is a light wetter during the day though. This diaper should work well for average wetters if you consider that it's a little more absorbent than a pocket stuffed with one microfibre and one bamboo insert. Heavier wetters will probably require an additional insert/inserts in the pocket opening though. This diaper is marketed as a night solution and so we tried it for night time as well, however it did not work for J at night. I consider him to be a medium wetter at night. [Rating: 3/5] 

Overall impression: While I like the appearance of the diaper - bright colours, matching snaps, I did find it to be a bit bulky OTB for a daytime diaper and the drying time is a killer. As a daytime diaper I think it will work well for medium wetters. Light wetters should be able to use this diaper for overnight too, medium wetters might get away with it with additional boosting. If you want an easy-to-use diaper for daycare without the hassle of stuffing pockets and don't mind longer drying time, try the Mini-Mee AIO.

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Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission.  I received this diaper free of charge for purposes of this review however 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 J, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. At the time that these photos were taken, J was 16 months old and weighed approximately 10.5 kg.

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