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Gerber All-In-One Cloth Diapers Review
Gerber All-in-One Diaper with Insert Starter Set is innovatively designed to be less bulky and easy for moms to use. Easily adjusts to perfectly fit your baby. Ideal for everyday and nighttime use. Gerber’s diaper system is reusable, sustainable and affordable.
Gerber now is making All-In-One Cloth Diapers (AIO’s). Being new to cloth myself, when I used to think of cloth diapers, I would think of the big flat white pieces of cloth which Gerber was a main seller of (which are still available and great). These were the diapers I wore as a baby for my first few months….that is until my mother gave up and switched to disposables. Some people still choose to use the flat cloth with pins, but structured diapers are now what most parents who cloth choose to use.
Gerber, being a giant in the baby industry, has a lot of pull in what is placed in front of the consumers. With massive sway in big box stores and retailers, they are now placing their cloth diapers on shelves of stores where the public is able to see it’s availability. People joke that the cloth diaper world is like a cult and sucks you in. Well, is sorta of does! If Gerber can get a good, quality, easy to use, snap AIO diaper on the market, it will be one more step in making cloth diapers main stream. Now, we hope that Gerber can pull it off!
Just like all companies, Gerber listens to their customers. Adjusting and tweaking a product to perfection helps make customers happy and makes them want to keep buying their products. I will review their AIO and weigh the pro’s and con’s.
- Diaper shell: 100% polyester interlock with urethane laminate backing; Absorbent lining: 65% polyester/35% rayon; Liner fabric: 100% cotton TRANSdry
- Innovative Trans dry technology woven into lining pulls moisture away from baby’s skin
- A unique, double-gusseted leg design and an inner elastic waistband with quick and simple closures to help prevent leaks
- Easy on/off design, Waterproof cover keeps baby’s clothes dry
- Less bulky for trimmer fit
- Machine wash warm – do not use fabric softeners, chlorine bleach or non-chlorine bleach; Tumble dry low – Do not use fabric dryer sheets; Do not iron; Recommend not to use with rash cream
Interview with Gerber:
I was able to chat with a integral member of the Gerber team about the design and thought process behind their new AIO. Here are some of the nuggets from our discussion.
- Easy to put on. With a wiggly baby/toddler, easy is of up-most importance. They use the hook and loop closure to make changing easy.
- Easy installation of extra insert. Their inserts simply slide into a pocket.
- Keeps solids in. Because of how the sides curl it helps reinforce and keeps solids in. My child who wore the diaper is walking, so I am not sure if a crawling baby would make a difference in the shifting.
- Inserts wick away moisture. Their transDRY technology woven into lining pulls moisture away from baby’s skin.
- Deep sides. I love that the sides are super deep. I feel like it will keep solids in better. I like how it curls up all around the liner to give me the feeling of security. This also helps with skinny legged kids. My son has very skinny legs and will leak out of some competitors leg holes. My son has never leaked out the leg hole of a Gerber! woot woot!!
- Cute colors. We love to have cute fluff butts! They I hope they come out with fun patterns next!
- Hook and loop pulls fabric. Before I was even able to prep the diaper the velcro started to pull the a fabric that is close to its base. I was saddened by this. I believe it is due to the fabric shell material. Its not horrible by any means, but all pulling is sad. The pulling has not effected the actual diaper. It functions the same, it is only an ascetic thing.
- Hard to unvelcro during changes. I seemed to have a hard time pulling the velcro apart with one hand. If I pull it apart ahead of time it seemed to naturally curl back together while taking off his dirty diaper before I had a chance to put it on him. This made it more difficult to change the diapers, but only slightly.
****UPDATE**** I spoke with Gerber and the cons I mentioned above are being addressed. They are working on a new design! Way to be Gerber! We appreciate you listening to our voice.
Purchase Gerber Cloth Diapers
You can purchase Gerber cloth diapers :
- WalMart online
- BuyBuyBaby online
- Babies R Us online
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