Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Econobum One Size Diaper - Review and Giveaway

If you've been following my blog during Undercover Month, you may know that I purchased a smattering of new diapers and covers for 2 reasons: 1) to replace diapers in my stash that were not working for us and 2) for the sake of research! The Econobum OS cover and prefold was one such purchase. As always, I forgot to take a picture of the packaging because I was too excited to get the diaper prepped. Sigh** so much for my quest for patience!

Here are some of the features of the Econobum as seen on the Cotton Babies website:
Why econobum?
Econobum™ is the cloth diapering solution for every budget! Save money while making the environmentally friendly choice to cloth diaper little one's bum. The one-size cover and prefold adjusts to grow along with your little one.
Each Econobum Single Pack includes
1 one-size cover and 1 one-size prefold.
Econobum features:
• A waterproof shell, so no extra cover is needed.
• Form fitting elastic to prevent leaks.
• Easy to use snaps.
• One-size prefold easily adjusts from small to large to grow with your baby.
• No stuffing involved just lay prefold in cover and go!
• Patent pending 3x3 adjustable snap system to fit most babies from birth to potty training.
Washing Instructions
Wash hot, line dry cover, tumble dry prefold. No laundry additives or softeners.
Prior to first use, prefolds must be washed 3-5 times in hot water with a small amount of detergent to ensure maximum absorbency.
Fabric Content
Cover: 100% Laminated Polyester
Prefold: 100% Unbleached Cotton
Package Includes:
1 one-size 100% cotton prefold
1 one-size cover

Here is my experience with the Econobum OS cover and prefold in pictures:

This is the cover. I got the zinnia trim. Very pretty!

This is the prefold.

Folded for small sizing

Folded for med/large sizing

This is what the cover looks like when stuffed. The Bug wears hers on the Medium snap setting and  the prefold folded for med/large.
A little see-through because of the thin fabric. (We lost the mates to each of those socks. You know how that is!)

Nice fit around the bum

Looks a little messy around the snaps, but totally functional.
The Verdict:
The Econobum OS prefold and cover was a pleasant surprise. I will admit, I was not expecting much for $9.95. I figured worst case scenario, I'd have a new prefold to add to the stash. I really never dreamed the cover would work. Call me skeptical! After prepping the prefold, I snapped the cover to the medium setting, folded the prefold longways, and put it on the Bug. The fit was reasonably good although a little messy around the waist. I love the option of just laying the prefold in the cover. No need to pins or snappis.The cover is much thinner than our other covers. I could see the prefold right through it. And it's certainly not the cutest diaper in our stash. But this affordable simpleton did its job. No leaks, no marks. Our Econobum is now a staple in our rotation. I actually like its thinness because it takes up less room in the diaper bag. One drawback is that the cover stained pretty easily. The Bug seems to know when she has a new diaper on and almost always obliges by pooping in it, which is great for testing out a diaper's efficacy, but annoying nonetheless! The cover did stain around the leg gussets after the first poop. But it DID NOT leak. And isn't that what we're all looking for? Another bonus of this duo is that you can use the cover with any prefold or fitted AND you can use the prefold inside other covers. Nice!

Buy It: Econobum One Size Diapers are available from many retailers such as Cotton Babies. 
A single pack which included the cover and one prefold runs about $9.95!

Win It!!: You can win your very own Econobum single pack with moonbeam trim right here on my blog! Sweet, right!! Please use the form below to enter and have fun.

The giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 31. Please use the Google Form to enter. Comments on this post are appreciated, but not counted as entries. You can view all entries to this giveaway on the spreadsheet. This may be useful for you to view how many entries there are and to double check if you've already entered. 

Open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen by random.org. The winner will be announced on the blog as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. I was not paid, coerced or bribed to write a glowing review.


Boise Wiebers said...

I had seen these online during the BOGO sale but was concerned by the cheapness of the cover. It's good to know that it does the job.

cupcake mama said...

I have used econobum and love them! I think they are a great price and work well...

cupcake mama said...

I love econobum! They are cheap and work well.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the giveaway!