* I received product, free of charge, in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.
When the opportunity arose for me to review one of Green Mother Crafts Hybrid fitted diapers, I jumped at the chance! I was originally drawn to Green Mother Crafts because of the beautifully-crafted diaper covers they make in bright, fun prints. Lucky for me (and all of you), Green Mother Crafts agreed to sponsor one of their beautiful covers, and a set of cloth wipes, for the Prefold event I’m hosting, starting Monday, July 1! I digress…
In business for 3 years, Green Mother Crafts’ Jo and Angela share well over 20 years of experience crafting and using cloth diapers; they are cloth diaper artisans. Green Mother Crafts’ philosophy is best described in Angela’s own words:
We both care deeply for the Earth. Our goal is to make affordable products that are functional, stylish, and have a positive impact on our environment. We have been described by some as “Modern Hippies.”
For some people, what we make is a ‘poop catcher’. To me, it is a work of art. Each item is made with love and creativity. I am a perfectionist, so I pay attention to every detail. My creations are my gift to the world to help make it a little more beautiful. That is why I tie a bow on each one before I send it out.
That “attention to every detail” is extremely apparent once you take a look at a Green Mother Crafts diaper! I chose the Woodland Trails Deer print for my Hybrid Fitted, and absolutely fell in love with the diaper once I saw it in-person.
My Green Mother Crafts’ Hybrid Fitted Diaper came with 2 snap-in inserts to try, one 17″ and one 12″. The inserts are comprised of 1-2 layers of Zorb (1 layer for newborn insert, 2 for larger insert), sewn between a layer of organic bamboo velour and a layer of organic bamboo fleece. One of the great things about GMC, is that I received detailed instructions for how to prep, and subsequently care for the diaper; this is the first diaper I’ve had with such detailed instructions (which is great because I don’t want anything to happen to such a beautiful diaper)!
The front waist features 12 snaps which leaves plenty of room for growth, and a fold-down rise with an additional 12 snaps. The left wing features 3 snaps, the right wing 5 — this diaper will easily fit a newborn! The inside of the diaper is typically lined with a cotton velour, in a color coordinating with the outside design. Moving forward, GMC will be using Windpro and Polartec fleece in their hybrids. So, is this diaper all looks, or does it actually perform?
Thankfully, this hybrid is SUPER absorbent, as I would hate to have cover this amazing print! When testing diapers, I typically like to leave them on for around 3 hours. Because of the timing with bathtime, I ended-up leaving the hybrid on for 3 1/2 hours, with just the 17″ insert inside. I was shocked to see that the insert, which I had doubled over in the front of the diaper, had absorbed all of the moisture, and the diaper itself wasn’t even damp! If I used cloth at nighttime, this would make a wonderfully absorbent nighttime diaper! What I love even more is the fact that this diaper isn’t bulky, so you get absorbency without hindering movement:
My Green Mountain Crafts Hybrid Fitted diaper has definitely become one of my favorite diapers in Declan’s stash. If you’re looking for an affordable, well-crafted, artisan cloth diaper, definitely check out Green Mother Crafts’ Hyenacart store. You can also connect with Green Mother Crafts on Facebook, to check out some of their latest creations and up-to-date information for stockings.
Check back next week for a chance to win a Green Mother Crafts diaper cover and set of flannel wipes!