A big part of Aurora’s stash is made of Charlie Banana. These are one size, pocket diapers with 2 microfiber inserts (small and medium large).
It is different from the rest of pockets diapers because of its elastic. The elastic works as a bra strap and you can choose the size of the diaper on it (better see the video )
This elastic makes the diaper better looking than others (because you do not have to snap the front of the diaper, and also less bulky.
Compared with our other diapers this one is in the small size, and it was perfect for the first 6 months (greatest for the first 3 months actually).
The problem with one size diapers is that, when you start cloth diapering your teeny tiny brand new baby,, they are bulky in her bottom. Charlie Banana was the less bulky of all of them.
We really loved them at that time, and until Aurora was 6 months old, Charlie Banana was my favorite one.
The reason for what they are not my top diapers anymore is because Charlie banana is a bit narrow, so sometimes we had leaking issues after Aurora became 6 months or so. Now that we are using 2 inserts, they are working perfectly again (not leaking).
The prints are very cool, and you can choose also flat colors.
We have a few of them with beautiful hearts, water drops, chevron,… old and new elastic version and are great.
But we also have a pack of 6 pastel color (new elastic version). The PUL in those ones, after a few washes, started peeling a bit but still good on the waterproofing.
What I like:
- Prints are beautiful
- Fitting in the first months is great.
- Soft micro fleece for the pocket
- The elastic is good and really like choosing the sizes in it.
What I do not like so much:
- First diaper I had leaking issues with (solved now with 2 inserts)
- The diaper is narrow, and it is a bit harder to place the inserts in the pocket that other diapers.
- Placing the 2 Charlie Banana inserts now that we need them is a bit bulky, so I opted to use the medium large with a no brand booster that is thinner.
Going to the point:
Charlie Banana is a diaper that I loved so much! It is made with nice fabrics, the microfiber inserts are great in the absorbency and still one of my favorites. Last nothing to sundry and are very cute in their designs. Great for the first period of cloth diapering and still useful for older kids.
It is a great diaper for skinny kids compared with other diapers.
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