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Updated June 2018
I used cloth diapers for my five kids so I was doing cloth diapers for a long time! For the first five months of my son’s life, I was committed to using cloth diapers, but I had bought a variety of inexpensive diapers, trying to save money. After all, that was my main reason for using them in the first place–so I wouldn’t have the high cost of disposable diapers. But as he got older and the amount of leaks increased, my commitment wavered. It seemed I was changing his clothes almost as often as I was changing his diaper.
A leak-free system sounded too good to be true; I had visited the Motherease website on several occasions and had seen their advertisements in magazines. They promised a leak-free diaper system. But I thought they were pricey, and I didn’t really believe the claims. Then my son started having blow-outs (large amounts of poop that escaped the confines of his diaper: ewww gross!) so I tried disposables, but the name brand diapers didn’t contain his messes either. So I ordered the introductory offer from Motherease® consisting of a diaper, liner, and cover. I figured I would use this diaper for a month to see if I liked it or not.
The Mother-ease® claims proved to be true
The first time my son wore the one size diaper and air-flow cover, he had a huge “blow-out” like the one I described above, except this time it didn’t leak because the diaper was so absorbent. The cover didn’t even get messed up. I didn’t need to try this diaper for a month. I called Motherease® immediately and ordered a dozen diapers. I later added another dozen and then another. As long as the diaper is tucked all the way into the cover, and the diaper is changed before it gets too wet so it won’t hold anymore liquid, Motherease® diapers are truly leak-proof.
Mother-ease® diapers last a long time
I quickly realized that although these diapers were pricier than others, in the long run, they would save money because I wouldn’t have to replace them. My fourth baby wore the same diapers as all her siblings. Not bad for diapers to last 6 years of non-stop use. Now, with my fifth child, I have bought another dozen and have had to slowly toss the older diapers away because they have become thin after years of use. The snaps on these diapers and covers are amazing. Not one has pulled away from the fabric or broken–something I have experienced in every other brand of snap-to-fit diapers I have tried. I have never had to throw away a cover. They’re still waterproof after going through 5 babies. I do not put the covers in the drier. I have used the one-size diapers which fit 8-35 pounds from newborn until potty training.
Since my beginnings in cloth diapering, a new kind of diaper has entered the market. I wondered what all the rage was about over this very popular style of diaper, so I bought 3 to use at night with my toddler. I have to say that after months of using them, I really do prefer Mother-ease®. One of the benefits of the pocket diapers is that the synthetic material next to baby’s skin wicks away moisture so baby strays drier, thus reducing the incidence of diaper rash. Well, Mother-ease® has introduced stay-dry diapers and liners which I love even better than their original diaper.
What I used and highly recommend
One size dry diapers and snap-in liners
Air flow covers
Newborn Sandy’s: these aren’t necessary, but they sure are cute and fit the littlest one better!
Don’t forget the nursing pads
Fast forward eleven years since I wrote this original review and Motherease has lots more products. The prints are cuter than ever prints. It almost makes me want to have another baby just so I can try out all the new diapers!