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Kawaii Baby Bamboo Charcoal One-Size Cloth Diaper Review

Updated on July 10, 2015

Go Green, Go Charcoal!

When I decided to use cloth diapers for my baby I did a lot of research to find a brand that was economical and that baby and I would love. I read lots of reviews on some that leaked, did not fit quite right, or were overpriced. Lucky for me, I knew a mom who already had a year of experience with the new cloth diapers in the market. She tossed me a few brand names and told me her experience with them; among her favorite were the Kawaii Baby diapers. They had cute designs. They weren’t as expensive as other brands. And they had good reviews. I got a couple of each different type of diaper they had to try them all and find out for myself which ones I liked best.

I ordered one of these diapers. I wasn’t expecting much from them when I ordered them because, unlike the regular ones, the bamboo ones are a little more expensive but looked the same as the regular ones in the website’s picture. One of the pros I read on various reviews that encouraged me to buy one was the softness of this diaper.

The Kawaii Baby Bamboo Charcoal One-Size Cloth Diaper fits babies 8 to 36 pounds. The diaper is made of Bamboo Charcoal on the inside and waterproof Minky (polyester plush velour that feels like mink) on the outside. It comes with two large inserts, which are made of 3 layers of 100% Bamboo Charcoal. The diapers have multiple tummy cross-over snaps to fit smaller waists. The back has a wide pocket opening with a flap to stuff and remove inserts easily. Three rows of snap buttons convert the diaper to fit small, medium, and large sizes. It has hip snap buttons to help prevent wing dropping. It is made in China.


Bamboo Charcoal, also referred to as the “Black Diamond” in Japan and Southeast Asia, is created by means of pyrolysis (heating the Bamboo at 800°); the charcoal is then processed and mixed in with fabrics as part of nanotechnology.

The outside of the diaper, which is made of Minky.
The outside of the diaper, which is made of Minky.
The inside of the diaper is made of Bamboo Charcoal.
The inside of the diaper is made of Bamboo Charcoal.

Bamboo Charcoal Benefits:


  • It’s Hypoallergenic. The fabric’s fibers effectively decompose the micro-organisms attached to its surface and in the air around it; which means it contains a natural anti-microbial agent that prevents bacteria from cultivating. Therefore, the diaper is easy on sensitive skin and stays odor-free!
  • It has great moisture regulation. Bamboo Charcoal fibers have a cross-section filled with micro-gaps and micro-holes. This allows for superior absorption and ventilation; making this diaper very comfortable against baby’s skin.
  • It’s great with thermal regulation, as well. Bamboo Charcoal has a highly porous structure and lets it act as an insulator against the cold while retaining heat.
  • It helps reduce static build-up because Bamboo Charcoal is a conductive material.
  • It has superior wash durability. Bamboo Charcoal fibers dry quickly and because the nano particles are embedded in the fabric rather than simply coated onto the surface, the fabric can be washed numerous times with no adverse effect on the charcoal qualities.

Diaper Care:


You can machine wash and dry bamboo cloth diapers on the gentle cycle. Washing temperature should not be greater than 35 degrees Celsius or 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended that you remove them from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over.

Kawaii Baby waterproof pocket diaper and Bamboo Charcoal inserts.
Kawaii Baby waterproof pocket diaper and Bamboo Charcoal inserts.
Kawaii Baby Bamboo Charcoal One-Size diaper closed at the smallest on waist using the tummy cross over snaps.
Kawaii Baby Bamboo Charcoal One-Size diaper closed at the smallest on waist using the tummy cross over snaps.
Stuffing the inserts into the pocket diaper.
Stuffing the inserts into the pocket diaper.
Inserts in the pocket
Inserts in the pocket
Pocket tab
Pocket tab

Pros

  • This diaper is great for babies with sensitive skin since it’s naturally Hypoallergenic.
  • It is great to use during summer or winter.
  • It has good absorption.
  • The Bamboo Charcoal fabric on the inside of the diaper and the inserts is cool to the touch, unlike regular inserts.
  • The whole diaper is very soft. I love the feel of this diaper; ultra-soft!
  • They come in several prints to choose from. This was another one of the reasons I decided to purchase one of these. I found the prints to be really cute. They have a good variety to choose from for boys, girls, and some that are unisex.
  • The tummy cross-over snaps makes the waist on the diaper rather small. I have never had to use this feature about it, since my son was born a big boy.
  • These diapers do not smell as strong as regular ones when dirty.

Cons

  • The inserts seems rather thin. Some people have complained of leaks with these inserts. However, I have been using mine on my two month old son, who wets a lot, and I have not had a leak yet. These last me about 4 hours before I feel I need to change him.
  • They are more expensive than regular cloth pocket diapers.
  • They only come with snap buttons. Some of the Kawaii Baby diaper types you can choose from snap button closure or hook & loop (Velcro) closure. Not with these.
  • The inserts are rather light, making them “droop” while you are trying to stuff them in the pocket.

Overall:

I love these diapers. My son seems very comfortable in them. Just like with the covers, they are definitely worth investing in. Not only are you being more environmentally friendly, but you will not have to buy disposables. Yes, they are a little more work because they have to be washed; and they are not as convenient when going out, but I feel it is worth it for me and my son. I am not sure if cloth diapers have anything to do with it, but my son has not had a diaper rash since he started wearing cloth diapers. He did get a diaper rash once while using disposables in the beginning. They are easy to use, wash, and dry. I would recommend them to anyone considering using cloth diapers.

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My Personal Rating

5 stars for Kawaii Baby Bamboo Charcoal One Size Cloth Diaper

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