Confession: I wouldn’t touch my Hiney Lineys for 2 weeks because I was too scared to figure out how to use it.
Confession: Once I figured out how to use it, I wasn’t 100% sold
Confession: One day, I suddenly realized that I thought it was great
But have no fear, I will let you skip those first two steps and get to the point where you like it. In this review, I want to show you how it works on my two kids, and also help break down the system so it is easy peasy to understand.
There are three pieces to the Hiney Lineys system: the cover, the insert, and the “liney”
The diaper comes with either a hook and loop closure or a side snapping closure. The hook and loop closure has laundry tabs so it doesn’t get snagged on diapers in the wash.
The outside of the cover is made out of PUL
The inside of the cover is made of nylon and is the most wipeable cover I own. That material kind of reminds me of camping gear.
It is a one size diaper, which is meant to fit your baby from birth to potty training (although I think these, especially the hook and loop, run a little small). You adjust the sizing using the snap down rise–that’s the row of snaps in the front of the diaper on the hook and loop, and in the back of the diaper for the side snapping.
The cover comes in 3 sizes: newborn (6-15 pounds), one size (12-35 pounds), and big kid (30-60 pounds).
There are two inserts you can buy from Hiney Lineys. One is made of hemp/cotton jersey and the other is a Zorb II insert. The insert snaps into the liney.
The liney is made of soft suedecloth and has four snaps on it. That snaps into the four corners of the cover and is stay dry.
What’s neat about this is you can put anything underneath the liney–which is fantastic because you can put less expensive inserts under there, like a prefold.
Here’s the basic way to use the diaper:
Lay the insert or prefold into the cover, top with the liney if you want it to be stay dry. Once it is soiled, replace the insert and liney with a new one.
But you can do other things with it so that it turns the diaper into ALL diaper types:
All in One:
You snap the insert onto the back of the Liney, snap the liney into the cover, and once it’s used, you just wash it. There is no need to ever unsnap it from the cover.
…lay a fleece liney on top of an all in two diaper? You could, but it may not stay in place as well, plus this gives you double gussets
So here is how I would fill out a Padded Tush Stats survey based on how it worked on my little ones:
Fit: Hook and loop 2, Side snapping 3
Worth the Price: 4
Night (as purchased): 2
Night with additional insert: 5 (a Superdo worked, and a Flip Organic stacked with a microfiber insert)
Would Recommend: 4
Pros: double gusset, wipeable interior, cute color for hook and loop closure, newborn size looks GREAT on a newborn, snap in insert, versatility, snap down rise on the back of side snapping
Cons: fit (although the side snapping gave me a better fit), have to snap liney in four times (if you use it)
I really like the concept behind this system. This is one of the few all in two diapers that I can actually use twice with my heavy wetters. However, the fit really was problematic for me, it just wouldn’t fit around little man’s legs. And when I used the side snapping version, it bulged at the tummy. If this diaper had a better fit, I’d probably be yelling about it to people from the tops of buildings. I have seen this diaper fit GREAT on other babies, so it may just be the shape of my kiddos.
Check out this cost breakdown from Hiney Lineys: “If you were to purchase 3 pocket diapers with an average price of $18.95, you would spend $56.85. You would also have more laundry and take up more space in your diaper bag. If you were to purchase 1 Versa cover, 3 Lineys, and 3 prefolds ($2 each), you would spend $37.80. If you were to purchase 1 Versa cover, 3 Lineys, and 3 snap on soaker pads/inserts, you would spend $46.65. And the savings increase with the more you buy! An entire Hiney Lineys system with inserts that will get your through 24 changes, is only $349! The Hiney Lineys system with prefolds instead of inserts will cost you just $278!! While 24 pocket diapers will cost you $454.”
Where to buy:
To find out who carries Hiney Lineys, go to www.clothdiaperretailers.com and type in “Hiney Lineys.” You can see who carries them and compare things like shipping, specials, location, and more.
Hiney Lineys provided a diaper for review, but that in no way influenced the opinions reflected in this post.