Thank you Softbums for providing me a sample Echo Diaper and Pod System, free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
The beginning of 2014 brought a big change for me. I started cloth diapering! I had a few diapers already on hand because I had wanted to try cloth with baby #3 but I only lasted through one diaper change before reverting back to disposables. Now our 4th child was 18 months old and he started reacting to the “green” disposables we were paying a small fortune for each month so I felt a renewed determination to try cloth yet again. This time, I had a sufficient reason that gave me the drive to not give up so easily. Turns out, I actually enjoy cloth diapering and I can’t remember what used to scare me so much about it.
Since I’m in the cloth diapering world for the long haul this time, I started looking at all the different options that are out there. Wow. That got overwhelming fast. There are different types of diapers, shells, liners, inserts, and more. However, I came across a company called Softbums who seemed to have a simplified way to cloth diaper. They offer two choices: The ECHO and The OMNI with a variety of pod/insert options and accessories available as well.
The very first thing I noticed that was different about my ECHO Shell And Pod System was the built-in tiny toggles that are hidden inside the diaper for a customized fit. This was a completely new feature to me that I have never seen in any other diaper I have. Thankfully, Softbums has an easy guide on how to create a great custom fit with this feature. From playing with the toggle settings, I can easily see how well this diaper can accommodate a newborn and continue to grow with the child into toddlerhood. This is a fantastic feature to have as it will save money from purchasing multiple sizes in cloth diapers.
Another feature that Softbums has included in their diaper system is a snap. This helps to secure the pod system to the diaper shell. I find the snap easy to do and it helps keep the liner/pod system secure.
Since I am still relatively new to cloth, I don’t know if I yet have a preference to snaps or velcro closure. However, Softbums offers choices in both to accommodate preferences. For this review, I decided to try out the velcro. So far, I do like the convenience, ease of use, and speed of changing that the velcro offers us.
I am easily able to get a nice secure fit with the Softbums Echo. Our son is comfortable and the diaper fits as snug as I need with the adjustable toggles. I am able to get the perfect fit around his legs to prevent any leakage.
I have found the Softbums Echo Diaper to be slightly slimmer than the other brands I own. Not only do I like this look better but our son is able to run and play easier too.
Overall, I like what the Echo diaper offers. While it does seem slightly smaller than some other “one size” diapers I have and I worry that it will not fit our son up to the 35# weight limit, all of our other kids were trained well before they reached 35#. (Our 3 year old isn’t even that heavy yet.) At about 24# and twenty months old, the Echo still gives a great fit so I am hopeful that we will be able to use Softbums till he is potty trained.
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Win It: Softbums is generously offering one of our lucky readers an Echo Shell & Pod System like the one I reviewed. The winner will be able to choose shell cover, based on availability. The giveaway is open to US only and will end March 7th, 2014. For your chance to win, enter the Giveaway Tools below. Good luck!
I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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