TushMate All In One Cloth Diaper and *New* Farmland Print Stocking!
TushMate has a new print—Farmland— and they sent me one to review for the occasion of it’s release today! The first thing that I noticed and loved about the TushMate One-Size All-In-One diaper, were the unique prints. When I heard that I would be reviewing them, I immediately checked out their website and found sweet prints such as Winter Love (which looks to me like one of Garth William’s illustrations for Laura Ingalls Wilders books) and Deep Sea Wonder, which made both my six year old daughter and I think of The Little Mermaid. Most of the TushMate prints aren’t just the repeated patterns we’re accustomed to, but they’re an entire, custom scene designed to fill the diaper. The scenes are mirrored in the front and the back so that it is right side up no matter how you look at it. Farmland is also a mirrored print and looks like a water colored masterpiece. I live out in rural U.S.A., surrounded by dairy farms so this print is perfect for my little ones who get excited about farm animals and barns every time we leave the house.
What’s so special about the TushMate OS AIO?
The TushMate OS AIO isn’t only special because of the prints, it is a special diaper because of the unique size adjustments. Not only can you adjust the size of the outer part of the diaper with rise snaps, you can adjust the inner fabric as well. The inside of the diaper snaps together in one of two positions to give your baby a very snug fit. When asked his opinion of the diaper, in a typical succinct style my husband said, “I like that it’s stretchy.” The elastics both in the inner fabric and the outer (yes, both are elasticized separately), are very stretchy which means you can get a nice, snug fit around your baby. With the inside is snapped down, all you see is the soft, stay-dry microsuede. The inner snaps are hidden and do not come in contact with the baby’s skin. Half of the absorbency is sewn into the stay dry layer, and the other half hangs off like a tongue or a tail. When you unsnap and open the inside of the diaper, the absorbent layers are revealed which you can arrange to suit your baby’s needs—laying the tail flat along the length of the diaper for girls, or folding it up towards the top for boys. Once my diaper had been washed, the tongue of the diaper twisted which made it a little awkward when trying to get a comfortable fit for my babies, but as long as I line dry it and stretch the tongue out flat, it doesn’t twist and isn’t a problem.
The inner layers are made of a cotton hemp blend and they are extremely trim and absorbent. They are sewn underneath a stay dry layer (not all natural fiber diapers can boast that), which means that they don’t feel so wet against your baby’s skin. The diaper needs to be washed on warm at least three times before reaching full absorbency. I was eager to use it and I didn’t want to wait through four to six days or so of my regular diaper laundry so I prepped it by just tossing it in with our clothing (without fabric softener, of course!). I line dried it when I finished prepping it and I was delighted to see that it is a fast drying diaper—not quite as fast as a microfiber diaper, but faster than most natural fiber diapers. It helps that it is designed to open up and get more air when drying. I tried it on my son overnight right away, as this is the toughest diapering task I’ve had with all three of my children combined. Considering how trim the diaper is, I really didn’t expect it to be up to the task. I was delightfully surprised that he woke up with dry pajamas. It’s not only absorbent, it’s super absorbent!
How does the TushMate OS AIO fit?
The diaper fits both of my children really well at the legs and the back and I haven’t noticed any angry red marks from the “stretchy” elastics. The tummy can leave a gap if you aren’t careful, but I’ve found that when this happens on diapers with two rows of snaps, I can just snap the top snaps in farther than the bottom two snaps and the problem is usually fixed.
My older kids love the print. My six year old daughter is at the stage where she will sit with me when I shop for or look at cute diapers online and she gets excited about the different cute ones she sees. She was really excited about this print. She even giggled as she asked me if she could try it on. I raised one eyebrow and she laughed some more. My two and a half year old son is beginning to potty train and has begun refusing diapers during the day when, say, we’re going to the store or to church and I know we might not be able to get to the potty in time. When he opened the farm diaper (yes, I let him do the honors), he was really excited to wear it and not exactly happy about the fact that he has to share it with his little sister. Then, while on the changing table, he grabbed his Thomas train and began driving it all over the farm. I think that means he likes it. I guess that’s good…I’m not really sure I like that he is excited about wearing a diaper during a time that he is finally having success with the potty.
As always, for readers like me who like to scan and not thoroughly read a blog post, here’s the rundown:
CUTE and UNIQUE!!!
Great for night time
Inner and outer adjustments
Stay dry layer
Unique without being difficult to use
The absorbent tail on my diaper that tucks under the stay dry layer gets a little twisty and difficult to fold when dry but doesn’t affect the diaper’s function.
TushMate is a diaper that wasn’t even on my radar before the company sent me one to review. I think I’d heard of the name…maybe…but I don’t remember seeing it at my favorite cloth diaper retailers or hearing about it from my cloth diapering friends. It’s a shame because this is an awesome diaper. It’s one of the first diapers to get used because my family loves it so much. I like it best for night time on both kids and for when we go out and about and my baby daughter is wearing a dress because it’s just such cute diaper to show off! The TushMate OS AIO diaper combines some of my favorite diapering features: it’s absorbent enough for night time, it uses all natural fibers (which means less stinkies after multiple washes if you have that problem), it’s trim, it has a stay dry layer, it’s very adjustable, it has a nice fit, and as an added bonus, all of the prints are adorable and you don’t have to worry about the dreaded “bum placement”. The only flaw I found, and a minor one at that, —a twisty soaker pad—may only be a minor defect that is found in only my diaper. I’m able to fix the twisty soaker with some shaping before I hang it to dry. Without reservation, I highly recommend this as an awesome addition to your fluffy stash. It’s amazing and I don’t think you’ll regret the purchase.
To shop for TushMate’s NEW Farmland diaper click here. To take advantage of their ONE DAY Earth Day Sale shop tomorrow and save 15% off most products (excluding Farmland).
*Disclosure. Becca was sent a complimentary Farmland Diaper for review purposes though all opinions and recommendations are her own.