Beware of Babyland & other "China" eBay nappies
Beware of “Baby Land” nappies on eBay. I have been diapering for 20 years. Yes, we are crazy. We have seven children from 20 years to 5 months. Way back 20 years ago cloth diapering was for us "freaks". You would have to search and I mean SEARCH on-line for good nappies or get then from diaper service company that sold the overstock, seconds or used. WAHMs made the best doubles. Biobottoms & Nikki made the best wool and cotton wraps. Aristocrats were on the market and cost about the same as they do now. But are "oh so worth it" with a heavy wetter sensitive skin baby. ECOBABY sold nappies & organic babyclothes not just matresses and furniture. Kushies & Bumkins were basically the only AIO with Mother Ease opening within my first few years changing diapers.
Getting into the new modern movement with baby #6 (have a gap of years between the youngest two), I decided along with my Osocozy pre-folds I would try a few pockets like Fuzzibunz and Kawaii . I am now considering Thirties and Smartipants. In this quest to try a few different pockets I took the risk & purchased one of those “to good to be true” cheap nappies direct from China since many of the nappies (like Kawaii & some Fuzzibunz) are now made in China anyway.
Yep! They are priced “too good to be true” for the “thick inserts” 3 pack I ordered for $2.75 were small and only two layers thick. The Babyland pocket diaper I ordered for another $2.75 was so small fully extended it is smaller than a Medium Fuzzibunz. In addition the water barrio looks like Clingwrap sewn between the fleece pocket and the outside cover. No, it does not melt on when you wash or dry it with heat. So for $5.50 learned the diaper world is the same as many other. First it is “hit or miss” with items made in China. Second, a good WAHM will have far better quality than many big brands. Third, I hate micro fleece and still love Hemp, wool and cotton. Fourth, I am back to SEARCHING the web for the best nappies on the market. I just recently purchased some “Luke’s Drawers” from eBay….what a nice blast from the past and great quality made in the USA WAHM night nappy. I needed an old time fix in this new market of many choices and many levels of quality diapers. If you are new to diapering my advice would be try a few of many brands (thin & chucky babies need different nappies or folds) and have a small stash of prefolds with wraps for sstability. Good used diapers are great for you do not have to extend big bucks when trying styles. You can buy new additional ones after you find what works for you. One last thing, good brand "second" like Osocozy are awsome! I can not tell you what pre-folds are the second I paid $15 a doz or the 1st I paid almost double for....better than used! Good luck on your quest for you best nappy system!