I have worked with BabyKicks before when I reviewed their 3g diaper. I was thrilled when I heard they were coming out with two new diapers! We were lucky enough to be some of the first people to get our hands on these diapers and I tested them on our 21-month old little guy and our 12 week old little girl. First, let me tell you about some of the features on these diapers and what makes them different from each other.
The first diaper is the BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper. This diaper retails for $21.50 and is a one size pocket diaper that is said to fit babies from 7-40 pounds. This Premium Pocket Diaper has the unique air gussets that we loved on the 3g, they allow for airflow to help combat diaper rash and regulate temperature. These fleece gussets also help to prevent red marks on baby’s legs! This diaper includes one insert, a one size JoeyBunz hemp insert. One of the best features of this diaper is the natural fiber inner lining. I love the incredibly soft bamboo velour inner that is made of 30% certified organic cotton and 70% Rayon made from Bamboo. This diaper also comes with a separate stay dry liner for a dry feeling on baby. One thing I love about the snap version of this diaper is that it doubles as a training pant for your toddler when you are potty training them! The hook/loop version of this diaper is said to have a larger pocket opening which I was thrilled about because my hands are not small and it makes for easy stuffing! The hook/loop version is also very daddy friendly, however, I am very happy we don’t have a toddler who likes to take his diapers off because I don’t think this closure would be difficult to get off. We did receive the hook/loop closure for review purposes and I really enjoyed many of the new features. I think I will be ordering a few of the snap closures too though to use as training pants since we’ll be training soon! I love that it can be used as both diaper and trainer! <3
The next diaper we reviewed is the Basic Pocket Diaper from BabyKicks. This diaper retails for $15.99 and is also a one size pocket diaper that is said to fit babies from 7-40 pounds. This diaper is very similar to the Premium diaper in looks but has some differences. Instead of the bamboo velour inner, this diaper has a microfleece inner. The insert is also different. It is a combination of microfiber and hemp, which is different but we’ve found it to be absorbent. The legs on this diaper are not the fleece gussets that are found on the Premium diaper. The fact that the insert is hemp on one side and microfiber on the other, you can chose to stuff this diaper or not. You can simply put the insert on top of the diaper, hemp side up and use it similar to an all-in-two diaper.
I am thrilled that BabyKicks has introduced hook and loop closures on these new diapers. Their 3g was only available in snaps and as a hook/loop lover this is something that excited me! The pocket on both diapers is a front opening and are larger than previous versions from BabyKicks. We did not have leaks with either diaper, but we did prefer the fit and the inner feel of the Premium Cloth Diaper (and the fact that we received that one in the hook/loop closure). They are both incredibly easy to launder but the inserts do take extra prepping because they are natural fibers.
Now that we know all about both diapers, let’s take a look at the fit on both my 21-month old toddler and my 12 week old infant.
I love that the hook/loop tabs can cross over for the perfect fit! We also have room for him to grow and still be able to fit into this diaper as you can see it’s not on the largest snap rise.
This is a side view and you can clearly see the fleece gussets. It is also VERY trim, isn’t it? It’s the perfect diaper to wear with jeans!
The one problem I had with this diaper was that the sides stuck up…almost looked like side wings and I couldn’t get them to stay down no matter which snaps I used. That wasn’t a huge deal though because he always wore clothes over the diaper!
You can see the fleece leg gusset sticks out on this side more than the other side as shown below. This is also the side that I would see openings on when she moved a certain way or kicked.
You can see this diaper is on the smallest rise setting. It did fit her and didn’t leak, however, I felt the insert was too big for keeping it as trim as I know this diaper can be.
The above photo is the Premium Pocket Diaper next to another one size diaper, both on the smallest setting, You can see it is pretty comparable in size. I think the hook/loop allows this diaper to seem smaller than the Basic on the smallest setting because the side tabs aren’t tucked in when snapped on the smallest size.
The above photo is the Basic Pocket Diaper next to another one size diaper, both on the smallest setting.
My Final Thoughts: I really like the Premium Pocket Diaper. I love the bamboo velour inner and I am thrilled that BabyKicks has now added hook/loop closures to their brand! I also love that the pocket opening is larger! I do prefer the diapers on larger babies/toddlers as I just couldn’t get a great fit on my 12 pound little girl. This will be our go to diaper for jean days!
Purchase: You can purchase your own Premium of Basic Pocket Diapers from BabyKicks directly or from one of their retailers! These diapers have just recently become available so go order yours now!