08 August 2017

Review: BumbleBee Babies Pocket Nappy

Description: The Bumblebee Babies pocket nappy consist of a waterproof PUL outer, microsuede stay-dry interior lining and a pocket opening at the back. It comes standard with a microfibre insert with the option to upgrade the inserts to hemp, bamboo, charcoal bamboo etc. The nappy has three rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the size and closes with snaps around the waist. It has hip snaps as well as cross-over snaps which enables you to adjust the waist even smaller. 

For purposes of this review I received two inserts with my nappy - stay-dry and bamboo blend.

First impressions: I love the bright selection of new prints that Bumblebee Babies has on offer and this rainbow print is extra awesome. Quality seems good and on par with other imported pocket brands. Inserts are thick and squishy. The colour coordinating snaps are a nice touch and elevates these a little from the typical pocket with white snaps. 

Ease of use: Pockets are prized for being user friendly and, true to type, this one is pretty easy to use. Simply adjust the rise, stuff the pocket with one or both inserts (depending on how heavy a wetter your baby is) and fasten the nappy around your baby. When you take it off, you need to remove the inserts as they do not agitate out - this is pretty typical with pockets. In terms of cleaning and especially stain removal, microsuede interiors are of my favorites as it's easy to spray poop off and doesn't stain easily. Drying time is minimal for the shell, but the inserts do take a bit longer. This is typical of natural fibre blend inserts though.   

Fit: The fit of this pocket on my toddler is lovely, very similar to Alva pockets (these are AnAn rebrands). The two inserts (bamboo blend plus stay-dry insert) are a little bulkier than what I'm used to in a pocket, but it's not overly bulky. (photos were taken with both inserts). Bear in mind, it will look bulkier on a smaller baby though. At 16+kg there is still room to grow in this nappy so it should last until potty learning for most kids. 

Value for money: This nappy is super budget friendly and you get a great fitting nappy and decent absorbency for the price you pay. If money is tight you can opt for a single insert, however bear in mind that absorbency will be affected. 

Performance: In terms of absorbency, you're looking at about 250ml combined with the two inserts I tested (bamboo blend and stay dry insert).  That should hold up for a medium wetter for daytime. Bear in mind that performance will depend largely on the type and amount of inserts you use though. If you are using different inserts than the ones I tested, your results may be different. 

Overall impression: The Bumblebee pocket nappy is a great stash filler and extra awesome for daycares or those just starting out. If you're on a budget, but want something that works, give Bumblebee Babies a go. 

You can buy Bumblebee Babies products directly on their website. Be sure to join their Facebook group as well where you will also be able to stay on top of new products and prints.

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 review, but did not receive any compensation for it 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 weighed 16.3kg and was 103cm tall.

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