In this review, we are going to go over the Happy Heiny’s One For All Pocket diaper. Padded Tush Stats has a Pocket Diaper survey here, where 24 survey responses were received for the Happy Hiney’s diaper. We will be looking at the features of the diaper, as well as comments that the survey respondents said about this diaper. We will also look at statistics on how this diaper performed for different baby types, as well as on different performance issues (such as fit, absorbency, trimness, etc.).
So let’s first look at the features of this diaper:
* This is a one size diaper, which means it is meant to fit the baby from birth to potty training (8-35 pounds). You adjust the sizing using the snap down rise in the front.
* The outside of the diaper is made out of a waterproof PUL, so no extra cover is needed over the diaper (note: the printed diapers have a 100% cotton exterior instead, so they are not as waterproof)
* You have over 20 different prints/colors to chose from
* The diaper comes in both snaps and hook and loop closures (that’s basically Velcro). For the diaper with a hook and loop closure, it has laundry tabs that you can fold down so that it doesn’t snag on other diapers in the wash.
* The inside is topped with custom milled fleece, so it wicks moisture away from the baby’s skin to help him/her feel dry and to prevent rashes.
* The diaper has no leg casings, which means the only thing touching the baby’s skin is fleece
* The diaper is a pocket diaper, which means you can stuff it with an insert.
* The diaper comes with two microfiber inserts. One for a smaller baby, and one for the medium to large setting. You can also combine both inserts for increased absorbency.
The diaper performed best for babies with skinny waists and rash prone babies. However, it did perform pretty similarly for all baby types, but with tall babies being in the lowest range. The diaper performed best in absorbency and as a nap diaper, but did not hold up as well for night use.
Everyone felt pretty similarly about the absorbency of the diaper.
When we compare the Happy Heiny’s diaper with all pocket diapers that survey respondents have filled out surveys on thus far, we see that it performed just slightly below average in all categories. The only area with it having a drastic different in it being a night diaper, however, people were able to make the diaper work better by adding in different inserts than those which came with the diaper.
Pros: High Rise, soft against baby’s skin, cute colors/prints, Fit, Easy to use
Cons: Expensive, bulky, leaves red marks
Make sure you get the newest version. The older versions aren’t as trim or well-fitting.
Leaks at belly
Four snaps to snap on each side is a lot — secure though.
Has more choices for boyish prints than other brands.
I bought mine used and it is still in great condition — elastic, snaps etc.
this diaper was not good for us until we reached about 14 pounds… breast milk poo and pee both leaked out the legs of this diaper when she was small.
The laundry tabs do not work. Snaps are the way to go with this diaper.
This diaper CAN be a bit bulky when compared to other pockets, but it does the job and that is all that matters to me. This is the go to diaper in my stash.
Got it used and the elastic is still fantastic. Love it.
Aplix does not stick to laundry tabs so the aplix sticks to EVERYTHING else in the wash. It is difficult to get a good fit on my son – the waist or legs gap – no matter what I did, one or the other would gap and leak.
[Respondents who were able to make this work for night/naps used hemp inserts (for example, a few said the Thirsties Hemp insert was good)]
Tips from the Company:
First the “laundry tabs”: because we give the benefit of larger tabs with cross over tabs with the one size diapers parents must do the twist and stick method. This is not only on our website care guide but it is also on every belly band when a diaper is received.
It is absolutely correct that the hook & loop is nice & sticky so if the laundry tabs are not properly used parents will have the dreaded diaper snake. BUT if the twist and stick is done they will NOT have this issue. Since coming out with the about 2 yrs ago we have had many parents with issues with laundry tabs of other brands thankful for a solution.
Fit: there is no such thing as a regular one size that will fit a newborn. For our regular os they will fit a 2 wk old 8lb but not a newborn 8lb. Because of this we developed the mini os. I believe buying a NB diaper for just 2 wks is a waste of money which is why we don’t sell one to be used prior to the regular one size. I do not recommend that anyone begin using the os until baby is at least 2 wks. If starting with the mini os most parents use these for 3-9 months. Then they have a smooth leak free transition. Trying to use the os too early will result in leaking.
We have 2 styles of os diapers our one for all and our original both are always available. Our originals run big and are the perfect chunkster diapers. Two yrs ago we did make some minimal design changes to decrease bulk and to allow for better sizing for smaller babies. For babies that are slim to average they can only use the one for all. For chunksters, depending on age and weight proportion they may need the originals. The originals will fit up to about 40lbs.
The originals are typically special order but they are still available in all prints and colors and there is no extra charge.
More importantly if our originals are still too tight, one of the benefits of making everything in our local facility is we will make whatever baby needs.
Leaking….. First and most important mom must always start with the biggest insert. Fold down 1 end so it fits in the diapers. For a boy put the folded end in front, for a girl in back. This will get most babies 2 hrs. The second insert, the smaller one, is a doubler. To be used during times of increased protection.
90% of the time when I receive an email regarding leaking I am told that the insert is moderately wet and often time just a small one is being used. No matter how good a diaper is made, of the insert is moderately wet you will have leaking with cloth. With no place for the urine to be absorbed it will go out thus making the diaper appear to be leaking through the diaper. By simply switching to the larger insert this is often remedied. If using the larger insert, either changing more frequently or adding the doubler resolves this.
Night time. Our micro terry inserts are not for night time use. There is not enough absorbency in just 2 of them. I would actually never recommend using just these. Those who are able to use just 2 inserts at night are very lucky to have light wetters. I personally prefer the use of 2 infant size prefolds folded into thirds. Yes it’s bulkier but removing the disposable chemicals is worth the bulk.
Another option is to use a hemp stuffin with a micro terry placed on top of the hemp then both placed into the pocket.
Or you can use the hemp fitted pocket with an additional hemp or 2 inserts with our heiny cover.
The beauty of the picket is that mom or dad is able to tailor it specifically to babies needs by adding or removing the stuffing.
One of the main negatives to cloth diapering is the bulk. Ironically I was looking through some old pictures of hubby & myself as babies & you want to talk about bulk. It was terrible. Cloth diapers have come a long way but they will also be bulkier than disposable. I look at commercials for the new “trimmer” disposable and how do they get them trimmer? By upping the chemicals.
Cloth will never be trim but by using the right diaper and by simply sizing up 1 size on pants you can counter act this issue. By the right diaper I mean using our mini one size until baby hits 10-15lb then switch over to the regular one size. Use the largest insert folded over just on one size so you have the super absorbency where it is needed without the added bulk elsewhere.
Sometimes there is a little trial and error needed but with a few basic steps most moms will be super happy. I am also always available by email if people have questions.
Where to Buy: Go to www.clothdiaperretailers.com and type in “Happy Heiny” to see all retailers who carry the diaper who are listed. Compare things like shipping, location, and discount opportunities. If you purchase a diaper through this Cloth Diaper Retailers database, a small portion of your purchase supports Padded Tush Stats, so thank you in advance.
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