That’s right folks, Green Line’s All-in-two (AI2) diapering system, when used with their bamboo inner, is the trimmest diaper I’ve encountered in my cloth diapering career. You’ll have people claiming, “That’s a disposable!” But it’s not.
I am always on the lookout for new cloth diapers to try, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to try Green Line Diaper’s AI2 one-size diapering system!
“We love what we do and are thrilled to sew wicked covers for all the little ones out there!” Green Line Diaper is the work of a husband and wife team, Natasha and Kyle, living on a small island in British Columbia.
So, let’s get down to it:
What’s so unique & great about Green Line Diapers? Well, the prints for starters! My husband could care less about cloth diapers or their often cute & funky designs. When I opened the package to show my husband the Green Line Diaper, he stopped, smiled, and asked to take a closer look (that never happens). This is where the ‘husband’ part of Green Line’s ‘husband-wife’ team comes in! In addition to this funky, dudetastic robot and spaceship design, the diaper design itself was created by…a man! (Read: show this review to your non-convinced husband)
Using your Green Line Diaper is as easy as 1-2-3! Place your prefold/soaker/Green Line Bamboo Soaker, fold up & secure, and adjust legs.
Green Line sent me one of their bamboo soakers, made from 70% bamboo 30% cotton, but I also used hemp prefolds with the cover. I’ll be honest, the diaper became bulky when I used other prefolds. Green Line’s bamboo soaker is a great example of how absorbent bamboo is — the soaker is very thin, yet super thirsty. This is one of the reasons why this diapering system is the trimmest I’ve encountered.
Let’s talk about the cover, because a diaper is only as good as it’s outside layer. Green Line Diaper covers contain no PUL and function without elastic sewn into the waist and legs. Huh?! The cover is comprised of an outer layer of 100% cotton (in a funky print) and an inner layer of Ultrex, a breathable waterproof fabric (commonly used for outdoor gear/clothing). No PUL means you need not worry about delamination (and your baby’s buns won’t bake)!
Another great design feature is the heavy-duty hook & loop enclosure. Declan has recently mastered taking off diapers with velcro enclosures, but the Green Line Diaper is one that he can’t master. Green Line’s hook & loop is the same that can be found on swim diapers – no more Houdini acts by D!
One last feature is the drawstring & cord lock leg closure. This was my first time using an adjustable leg, so it took a little getting used to, but I have to say that I like the way it fits better than a typical gussetted leg. Again, this feature adds to the overall trimness of the diaper, and creates a great barrier against leaks.
Green Line Diaper at-a-glance:
- Easy for both moms and dads to use
- No PUL
- Funky prints
- Can use your own prefolds/soakers with the system
- Dries quickly
- Wipes off easily
|Dinosaurs, Robots and Spaceships, OH MY!|
I will note that there was a bit of a learning curve for me with this diaper, as I’ve not used adjustable leg closures before, and I did need to work on positioning the diaper to get the right fit on D. Natasha was incredibly helpful with my questions! If I did have to point out a downside to this diaper, I would say that I do miss having velcro tabs to secure the H&L tabs when doing laundry; I simply attach the diaper in the closed position & turn inside out to wash. I think the Green Line Diaper is a wonderfully versatile and affordable option for cloth diapering parents.