Wink! Adorable name for adorable diapers!
Wink was founded in 2014 by Bailey Duke, a cloth diapering mom who wanted all her favorite features in one diaper with a mission to make “affordable, safe, and practical solutions to families seeking cost-effective natural products.” Several of my friends believe she’s done just that. When I asked them about Wink Diapers, I was given the following responses:
“I love the way the covers feel and I even manage to smash my XL squish in them. Customer service was excellent as well.” –Kate, Mother of 2
“The fit is great on my 10mo, 22lb chunk. We’ve got her on the middle rise (out of three settings) with room to grow! She’s stuffed here with a tri folded prefold and still relatively trim.” –Amanda, Mother of 2
The Wink “Moo Cow” cover I received is a very cute, gender-neutral cartoon cow print. The first feature I noticed was double gussets! A minor detail to some, but definitely a deal maker for me. The extra gusset and elastic around the legs makes for a superior fit over larger diapers and more protection from leaks and blowouts.
The Wink cloth diaper cover fit nicely over my bulkiest fitted cloth diapers as well as my trimmest flats with a simple adjustment of the rise snaps. It also has an extra wing snap to prevent wing droop, which keeps it fitting snug. Priced at $14.99, Wink covers are
The TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) material is soft, thin and flexible, yet sturdy. It is also laminated with a heat process instead of chemical bonding like PUL (polyurethane laminate), which makes it slightly better for baby and the
There is a flap in the front as well as one in the back that can be used to tuck inserts or pad-folded diapers under to keep them in place. I did not find this to be a particularly necessary feature as thin inserts still shifted with baby’s movement and I came to prefer this cover with origami-folded bamboo terry flats.
I also received an organic hemp insert and an organic bamboo prefold. According to their website, the prefolds are “4 layers of 100% organic bamboo terry.” It is certainly absorbent, even nighttime worthy. The only downside to all that absorbency is longer drying time which is usually worth it for those who love more natural fiber options. The drying time could be a drawback if you have a smaller stash, want to avoid running your dryer unnecessarily or can’t wait a while for it to line dry. I had a hard time getting it to wrap because Leah is in between sizes and the Snappi fastener didn’t want to “grab” on and stay put. However this is often common with prefolds, in my experience, when your child is on the cusp and in between sizes. I did, however, have great luck simply folding it in thirds and laying it inside a Wink cover. Using this method, I would definitely recommend them. A size large Wink Bamboo Prefold is 14 x 16.5″ and only $7.99!
My experience with the hemp insert was similar. It is very absorbent, but takes some time to dry. Using one insert works great for daytime as long the cover it set to a snug fit, but I would recommend doubling up for night.
I would love to see these inserts and covers with a snap-in option to help prevent bunching, but that is a minor detail and would add cost to production and I appreciate it when brands keep costs down so that their diapers, covers and inserts remain affordable. Overall, I think Wink Diapers has kept to their mission. Great products that are affordable for every family!
Do you have any experience with Wink Diapers? Comment letting us know what you think of them!
*Patricia was provided product free of charge in exchange for her honest review and opinion. This post does contain affiliate links.