Preparing for Baby Giveaway! Choosing Newborn Diapers: SoftBums Echo
We are going to talk about a diaper style that will work great for a newborn. The SoftBums Echo is an All-in-2 (AI2) style diaper. One reason why many moms prefer to use an AI2 style diaper is the convenience of not having to stuff diapers. Especially with a newborn. While you are caring for your newborn and also recovering for delivery, the last thing you want to worry about is stuffing diapers. If Dad is helping his hands may not fit in a diaper to stuff it. Having the convenience of all of the components together is a time saver as well.
An all-in-one diaper is one of the easiest diapers to use in that you can just toss it into the wash and when its clean just fold it and put it in your stash. The bad thing about an all-in-one is the drying time! Having everything in one piece means it is thicker and will take, sometimes, twice as long to dry! The SoftBums Echo has the convenience of the All-in-one but the pod is removable to decrease drying time! Since you will be changing diapers a lot in the beginning it is great to know that you don’t have to do much handling or take much time to get them clean!
More about the SoftBums Echo
- SoftBums Patent Pending Slide²Size is the ONLY variable adjustment of its kind
- Fits all legs widths from 4″ – 14″ for NO red marks EVER. Made in the USA!
- Choose your own Pods for a customized diapering system!
- SoftBums Echo looks smaller than leading brands, because it’s Ultra Trim
- No Leaks, Thanks to Slide²Size Technology!
- SoftBums Echo protects against rash; up to 80% less rash than disposables!
- Industrial strength velcro closures are long lasting and won’t “wear out” like other velcro
- Reusable Echo shell saves money, space, and resources
The Pod Choices
- One-Size DryTouch SUPER Pod
- Large Bamboo Pod
- Large DryTouch Pod
- Small Bamboo Mini Pod
- One-Size Bamboo Pod
- Small DryTouch Mini Pod
There are many ways you can customize your diaper to suit your baby’s habits and needs!
I received an Echo in Ocean, a one size dry touch pod and a small dry touch mini pod. The mini pod is designed for babies 0-2 months. The one size is obviously designed to fit all sizes. I do feel like the one size would be too bulky for a newborn.
The Echo has a “Slide2Size” feature which uses a plastic toggle to size the leg elastic. The toggle is very small and gets hidden inside the lining of diaper. It is hidden so well, in fact, that I had to contact the company to ask what I was doing wrong! The toggle had moved inside the little channel where the elastic is. Once I found it the process of making the leg gussets smaller was a breeze! Just squeeze the toggle until you are at the correct size for baby and then let it go to set it. Once it is set just stuff it back inside the diapers!
The pods are amazing! On the side that will touch your baby’s skin is 100% polyester fleece. This fleece is one of the softest things I have ever felt. I love that the snaps are attached to the tag and do not go all the way through the pod. There is no snap exposed to your baby’s skin!
The one size pod is contoured to fit perfectly inside the shell and adjusts to three different sizes. There is also an extra snap so you can add the mini pod as an extra layer of absorbency for night-time use, heavy wetters or toddlers. All of the snaps go on the side toward the shell so that there is no snaps exposed to baby’s skin!
The shell is waterproof of course. This diaper has a hook and loop closure. The hook and loop is very soft as well! But don’t let that fool you, it is very strong! Since we are talking about the hook and loop, I also need to mention the laundry tabs. There is a gap between the hook and loop patches which allows a good fold between them while washing. Many other diapers have laundry tabs that come apart in the wash and stick to other diapers/inserts. This is because you are folding the actual hook and loop because they are too close together. I love that SoftBums has thought ahead and prevented this from being an issue!
The sizing is great for a newborn! Usually for a diaper I would show you the range of sizes and how it could grow with your child. Since this is a newborn event we will stick with showing how small it goes.
My favorite things:
- The easy way to adjust the leg openings!
- The softness of the pods!
- No stuffing!
What I might add:
I would love to see the waist elastic be adjustable like the leg openings. I know you adjust the waist with the hook and loop but it would be great if there was adjustable elastic as well since the tabs only overlap so much.
Overall This is a fantastic diaper! I will be taking it with me to the hospital for our new baby to wear! I truly believe this will be a great fit and easy to use diaper! I cannot speak to the actual absorbency or fit of this diaper on a newborn as we have not yet given birth. I will be updating with a review of those aspects after that time!
SoftBums is giveaway a lucky reader an Echo in winners choice of color as part of the Preparing for Baby Event! This giveaway is open to residents of the US only and will end on January 18th! Use the Raffplecopter form to enter and Good Luck!
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