I got these when my son was 7 moths old. I really liked the design, the one size fits all and the fact that I was saving so much money. The microfiber insert is not effective when used alone. But i wrapped them in a cotton white flour towels and they worked amazing. I never head a leak. They are pricey, but I liked the fact I was buying and supporting local ladies from Barrie. I still have my stash, some of the buttons fell off but other then that they are very durable.
I've been cloth diapering my daughter for 4 months now and I love love love my glowbugs! So much so that I have over 30 in my stash! The fit is amazing, I never get leaks or blowouts, and my squish looks so adorable in this fluff!
My very first cloth diaper I bought was a GlowBug. I fell in love, it was beautiful! Fast forward 2 months later and the PUL is already starting to delaminate. I bought another pattern I loved, and wouldn't you know, 1 month later the PUL is delaminating as well. I've since come to find out this is a common issue with their diapers and am really disappointed. I love the fit and the cute patterns but the quality is terrible. I can still use them as swim diapers, of course, but I would never recommend them to anyone.
I recently had the privilege of trying out Glow Bug's updated cloth diaper for review, courtesy of the company, and I have to say that the improved design made a significant difference for me.
Here is my mosquito-bitten, little "Chicky" in her Glow Bug cloth diaper; (see pics)
As you can see, she looks adorable- and the diaper isn't half bad either! Having two tiny ladies in the house, I can never get enough of the beautiful patterns, colours and character prints that Glow Bug offers because they launch a new collection yearly. However, as I will teach my daughters; Appearances matter less than what is on the inside.
The pictured gusset is what really counts for me.
Now, although it is not exactly new, I had not previously known about the 360° gusset because it was a design change put in the year after my oldest daughter was born. Being a cloth user, I rarely need to replace my diapers (huzzah!) and was basically living under a frugal rock when it came to what was new on the market. Great for my purse strings, not so awesome for convenience because I used to deal with leaks. It happens. It also happens with disposables, only landfills and baby skin also deal with the repercussions of soiled diapers in that case. (Did you know that it can take 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose?! Google it!) Since peaking out from my hidey hole, I have come across some really fantastic changes to the cloth diaper scene and this gusset is one of them. All mess is contained within the little enclosure and it makes clean up far easier.
Glow Bug offers what you call a "pocket" version, with microfibre inserts, and they are one of the cheapest cloth diapers that you can purchase. This does not mean that you suffer where quality is concerned, as they go above and beyond many competitors with waterproof flaps in the front and back to help prevent leaks, on top of the gusset and the snap in inserts-so things stay put.
What else do you need to know, do you wonder?
There are many, snaps on the diaper and this sizing capability means that your baby uses the same diaper from birth through to 35 pounds. Translation = even more money saved.
Chicky and Peanut, for example, can both wear this and there is nearly a year and a half age difference between them. Of course, Peanut's potty-trained and has been for quite a while now so that worry is not on my list. If it was, however, that fact would be awesome!
Now, the diaper was poofed out a bit more in the photos than they typically sit on her because Chicky shoved it down a bit. She had been a bit high-strung today due to her need to dance...and nobody puts baby in a corner! She is dancing up a storm and quite pleased in her Glow Bug cloth diaper. I most definitely recommend them for the beautiful craftsmanship, the fun patterns, the handy gusset and the money-saving size options.
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