When I was pregnant with Evita, I never considered cloth diapering. Or maybe I did but I made up my mind very quickly. My thought process probably went something like: “Nope. Not for me. Gross.” It wasn’t until I found out I’d be moving to Tanzania that I reconsidered it. I didn’t know what kind (if any) diapers would be available there, and if they were, how much they would cost or what the quality would be like. So my friend Gina sent me two used cloth diapers all the way from Japan so that I could try them out. They ended up being way easier than I ever expected them to be. I was sold. Gina recommended that I try Charlie Banana. The ones she sent me were a different brand, but Charlie Banana was her favorite. So later that day I ordered a six pack of CB diapers from Target or Amazon or somewhere and the rest is history. From the age of six months to eighteen months (when she was potty trained), Eva was in Charlie Bananas:
Here’s what I love about Charlie Banana in particular:
1. They are one size fits all. I used the same exact diapers on Eva from the age of six months to eighteen months. Now, I’ll be using the one-size diaper on Damian starting now. (Charlie Banana also has a newborn diaper if you don’t like the initial bulkiness of the one-size option, which I’ll mention later.)
3. Adjustable leg holes. This goes with the “one-size” feature, but CB didn’t originally have this feature and they worked out for me anyway. Now they have an option to adjust the tightness of the leg holes from XS-L.
4. Cute logo. I love how the logo looks classy. It reminds me of Tory Burch.
5. Snaps instead of velcro. Some cloth diapers have velcro. I think snaps hold up much better in the long run. I still have Eva’s diapers that I’ll be using for Damian (but only around the house since they’re mostly pink… hah!).
Like I mentioned earlier, if you don’t like the bulkiness of the one-size on a newborn, Charlie Banana also makes an extra-small diaper for this stage:
If you’re on the fence about cloth diapering, Charlie Banana sells single packs of cloth diapers so you can try them before making a big purchase!
If you want to read more of what I’ve written about cloth diapering, check out my “Cloth Diapering Essentials” post. 🙂