Review: Luludew Diapers one-size convertible cover
When I first started cloth diapering, I was very intimidated by the different varieties of diapers and thought that pocket diapers would be the easiest option for us. Like so many families, I bought a bunch of pocket diapers and found myself displeased the large amount of laundry we had to do, the cheap microfiber inserts that hold on to smells, and the extra chore of having to stuff and un-stuff diapers. I pretty quickly switched to a stash of all-in-twos and diaper covers. Now that we're in a good groove with our cloth diaper setup and feeling more confident with cloth, I've started to realize what traits make up our perfect diaper. In short, we prefer:
- Wipeable interiors
- Double leg gussets
- Reliable snaps
- Adjustable rise
- Modern colors and prints
A few months ago, I added a few of Luludew's convertible pocket/covers to our stash and, long story short, we love them. The Luludew convertible cover has a retail price of $16.99 and is made from a single layer of PUL and has an inner fleece liner that snaps out - letting you get the poo-repelling ease of a fleece-lined pocket diaper, with the reusability of a cover. I already use fleece liners in our covers, so I really like the snap-in liner on the convertible cover, which stays put better than regular fleece liners. You can also buy replacement liners from Luludew, but they're pretty pricy at $14.99 for 3, so I usually end up using homemade fleece liners.
I usually stuff my Luludew covers with flour sack towels and love that the PUL flaps hold the FST in place well - I especially like that the back flaps are a little longer than on flip covers, so they actually hold the insert in place well.
The fit of Luludew covers is pretty trim, and what I'd call a mid-rise diaper - higher than some of the notoriously low covers (like Buttons) but not as high as a the Thirsties duo wrap or flip cover. The two rows of waist snaps make it fairly easy to fit my small-waisted kiddo (at 19.5 pounds, the top row of snaps is still snapped all the way in). The snaps are sturdy and good-quality but if I could change one thing about this cover I would adjust the spacing of the female snaps on the hips so that the wings of the diaper lay a little flatter.
The convertible cover also has four rise settings instead of the three rise settings typically seen on OS diapers, which helps customize fit a bit more, especially for little ones that are on the small side for their age or spend a long time in that "in-between" stage. When Logan was in between the first and second rise on other diaper brands, the second rise on Luludew fit really well.
My personal favorite part about Luludew covers is their adorable, gender-neutral prints! Four prints are currently available - Kactus, Mint Chip, Slothy, and Llama Drama. A lot of diaper brands have tons of feminine prints, but relegate the "boy" diapers to a few basketballs and firetrucks. We personally own all four prints and love that they are appropriate for any baby. Kactus has quickly become one of my all-time favorite diaper prints.
- MSRP: $16.99
- Colors/prints available: 8 (4 prints, 4 solids)
- Waist: 2 rows of snaps
- Rise: Adjustable, 4 settings
- Material: PUL
My friends at Luludew have been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway of one convertible cover of your choice! To enter, use the widget below:
If you'd like to make an order as well, use code karin_luludew15 for 15% off your order.
What's your all-time favorite diaper print? If you win, which Luludew print will you choose?
disclosure: I received my convertible covers at a discount as part of the Luludew Brand Representative program. I have not otherwise been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.