12 September 2017

LuLi & Co Butterfly Contour


Description: The LuLi & Co Butterfly Contour is made of two layers of cotton fleece throughout. It fastens with a snappy around the waist and has no leg or waist elastics. In the wetzone area there are wings/flaps that can fold out to allow for faster drying time. It also includes a cotton fleece trifold insert (two layers throughout) that can be placed in the wetzone for additional absorbency. In total you get 12 - 14 layers of absorbency in the wetzone depending on how you fold the trifold (you can either fold it in three or four, or even fold it down in the front for extra absorbency). The edges are overlocked (serged). 

First impressions:  This nappy has a very clean, basic look. No frills or fuss. The cotton fleece is soft and the grey colour is the perfect gender neutral addition to any stash. This nappy is neatly made and finished off and I love the idea of being able to adjust fit and absorbency as you need. 


Ease of use: These do have a slight learning curve, especially if you're not used to flats or prefolds. However, once you get the hang of them, they are quite easy to use. Simply fold in the sides towards the centre, fold the trifold into thirds or fourths along the sewed lines and place that in the wetzone. Secure with a snappy around your baby's waist. You may need to fold down the rise in order for it to fit snugly around the legs, depending on your baby's age/build. For us, we don't need to fold down the rise, but for a smaller baby you probably will. The design of this contour with the butterfly fold out sides and trifold cuts down a lot on drying time without losing any absorbency. So it is fairly quick drying compared to fitteds, prefolds or AIOs. 

Fit: Being snapless and without elastics, these are very adjustable in terms of fit and you should easily be able to get a snug fit around the waist. I did find that I had to adjust it a little more to get a snug fit around the legs, however since the legs are not elasticated it doesn't create a very tight seal on the leg area. This can be an issue with an exclusively breastfed baby with very liquid poop and you may find that some poop gets on the cover. However the cover should keep it all contained. For very liquid poop I would probably jelly roll the butterfly wings to create that seal around the legs and rely on the trifold for absorbency.  This contour is super trim on the bum which is nice for leaner kids and smaller babies especially.


Value for money: This is part of the basics range from LuLi&Co and very budget friendly. 

Performance: This is a great daytime nappy and can absorb roughly 275ml from the absorbency tests I did. It's more than what my light wetter requires and should be good for medium to heavy wetters for daytime use. For night time it would be best for light wetters with a booster or two added for medium wetters. Note that this nappy does require a cover for both day and night usage as it has no built-in waterproofing. 


Overall impression: I love how trim and budget friendly the LuLi&Co Butterfly contour is and although I'm usually a fan of bright colours, there is something nice about this simple, soft grey. If your little one is prone to elastic marks or irritation from wet elastics this would be a great option to try if you are hesitant to use flats or prefolds as it is a little bit easier to use but still provides the same gentle fit around the legs.

You can buy LuLi&Co nappies directly on their Facebook page and be sure to also join the Facebook group where you will also be notified of new products, prints and offers.

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I received this diaper free of charge and was not compensated in any way for this review. 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. J was 103cm and 16.3kg when these photos were taken.


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