I thought it would be fun to start a blog post series called “Uncommon Cloth” where I feature unique, unusual, or rare cloth diapers.
One of the first diapers I think of when I think of unusual cloth diapers is the Wahmies OS Cloth Diaper with s-hook closure instead of snaps. You might be thinking…S-Hooks? Really?
What is the Wahmies One Size with S-Hooks?
Wahmies One Size with S-Hooks came out in late 2007 according to my memory and blog posts documenting it’s debut. There was quite a bit of buzz surrounding the launch of this unique new cloth diaper. It turned out another small cloth diaper business had been producing diapers with this closure style pre-Wahmies, however Wahmies never claimed this was their new invention, at least not to my recollection. In any event, it’s ancient history now, as Wahmies no longer produces the s-hook diapers.
They were very useful if you had a cloth diaper removing Houdini, but they also could be complicated to learn to use and tricky if you had a super wiggly baby.
Want to see this cloth diaper in action? Check out this video from the Dirty Diaper Laundry video archives where Kim shares her review of what was a “new” cloth diaper at the time.
This diagram also shows you just how to fasten and adjust the diapers waist with the s-hooks.
So what do you think? Do you like this concept? Think it was just too over the top and complicated to really catch on? Would the s-hooks have worried you?
I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.