29 April 2016

Review: LuLi&Co Snap-in-One (SIO)

Description: The LuLi&Co SIO consists of a cotton-knit outer, hidden layer of TPU which acts as waterproof layer and microsuede interior lining. It is OSFM (one-size fits most), with size adjustment via adjustable leg elastics and a unique flip and fold-down rise. The diaper comes with a four layer insert (hemp fleece and cotton) that snaps in at the back. It fastens with one row of snaps around the waist and is overlocked (serged) around the edges.

First impressions: LuLi&Co is a new WAHM on the block and I was pleasantly surprised to see the great quality of workmanship on this diaper. It is obvious that the owner has excellent attention to detail and takes great pride in her work. There are a few interesting features like the adjustable leg elastics and the flip and fold over rise which is something I have not seen before. [Rating: 4.5/5] 

Ease of use: I'll be honest - the flap and fold rise confused me a little at first! I didn't actually realise there was a fold-over option as there are no tell-tale snaps showing on the inside. Instead, the snaps you would utilise when folding the rise over for a smaller baby are underneath the top flap of the interior lining. This protects baby's skin from the exposed snaps - quite clever! So when using the fold-over feature you first need to flip the flap of the lining inside out to go on the outside and then fold down the rise (promise it's easier than my explanation makes it sound). You will need to adjust the leg elastics to get the perfect fit on your baby - this is pretty easy to do with the toggle elastics on the legs, though there is a certain amount of guesswork involved to get both sides even as the elastic does not have sizing marks to guide you. Once the leg elastics are adjusted, the diaper is pretty straight forward to put on - simply fasten around baby. When taking the diaper off, you can unsnap the insert if you want to before adding it to the diaper pail, but it's not necessary. In terms of ease of laundering - the shell dries fairly fast, with the insert taking a bit longer as is normal with natural fibres. [Rating: 4/5]  

Fit: We get a lovely snug trim fit on J with this diaper. At 11.8kg he still has quite a bit of room to grow in the waist as well as the legs. I love the ruffled edges at the back and around the legs that is typical of the overlocked edges. The wings tend to curl as you can see from the photos, this doesn't really bother me personally, but is worth noting. [Rating: 4/5] 

Value for money: This WAHM is just starting out and her diapers are priced accordingly, which makes them very affordable and budget-friendly. We have used this diaper for about a month and a half now and it's held up perfectly in the wash. [Rating: 5/5] 

Performance: Now J is a light wetter, so this diaper worked great for him during the day, but I do think that it will require added boosting if you have anything more than a light wetter. It's not meant to be an overnight diaper and so we did not try it for overnight either. [Rating: 3/5] 

Overall impression: The LuLi&Co SIO is a lovely trim-fitting SIO, perfect for those wanting to try a WAHM diaper without breaking the bank. It's a great daytime option for light wetters and you can be assured of a great quality product, neatly sewn and put together. 

You can buy LuLi&Co diapers directly from their Facebook page. All new products and developments are also on their Facebook page, so be sure to follow if you like to stay updated.

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 testing and review and 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 25 months old and weighed approximately 11.8kg.

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