This is a newborn cloth diaper I absolutely love but also kind of sucks. It has an amazing fit, but it seriously is lacking the absorbency department. I really wish Kanga Care would fix that. Otherwise, the Kanga Care Lil Joey is seriously adorable and an amazing fitting newborn all in one cloth diaper. I also really love the Kang Care Lil Learnerz. So check those out if you have a potty training toddler in the house.
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My other disclosure is I purchased my Lil Joey AIO cloth diaper second hand. You can find them new and they are sold in a two pack. Check out these KangaCare retailers to pick up yours: Lagoon Baby (Canada), Cloth Diaper Kids (Canada), Well.ca (Canada), Kellys Closet (USA), Diaper Junction (USA).
Kanga Care Lil Joey AIO Details
The Lil Joey All in One newborn cloth diaper will fit babies from 4-12lbs. A little on the smaller side, it features a single snap waist with a double row of waist-based rise snaps in two rows, along with an umbilical snap down. This TPU based diaper comes in a variety of prints and solids.
The Lil Joey AIO just exists. Inside isn’t complicated; its sweet and simple. 4 layers of microfibre are sewn into the core of the diaper and topped with a fleece lining. The fleece lining is spruced up with 2 inner gussets to help keep the messes contained.
Where can you pick up Kangacare and Rumparooz products? At these participating retailers: Lagoon Baby (Canada), Cloth Diaper Kids (Canada), Well.ca (Canada), Kellys Closet (USA), Diaper Junction (USA).
Real Life Practicalities
There isn’t much to the Lil Joey AIO. Kanga Care produces a relatively straightforward and simple all in one cloth diaper for newborns. Now, its to see the day-to-day realities.
Loving on the Lil Joey AIO
- Newborn Fit Perfection – The Lil Joey AIO was perfect for the first week or two. It fit little miss just perfect. With one of the smallest fits, and the lowest rises, and the narrowest crotch, it really is ideal for the tiniest of newborns.
- Umbilical Stump Snap Down – complimenting my above love, the umbilical stump snap makes it perfect straight from birth. However you find fleece exposure and the sewn in pad a little bit lifted. This might be problematic under clothes. We never wore clothes the first week just lots of cozy blankets.
- Waist Rise Snaps – I love the waist rise snaps over a traditional rise snap setting on newborns. I feel its easier to get a cleaner, tighter fit around the skinny (or chunky thighs).
- Double Gussets – keeping in all the messes all the time is always a win in my book. I love keeping the mess a little further from the legs, provides me that extra reassurance and keeps from spilling afterwards.
- Stay Dry – perfect for sensitive tushes.
Not my Favourite…
- Sewn in Absorbency – it just is. There’s no tongues, or pocket, but rather this thick lump of microfibre. This makes it hard to dry and hard to boost absorbency.
- It would be dandy to be able to insert some absorbency without having to loose the stay dry.
- Mediocre Absorbency – the overall absorbency of the Lil Joey AIO is just meh. Weighing in at around 5oz, its just enough for the early days, but quickly needs additional boosting later on.
If you have tiny babies with tiny bladders, the Lil Joey AIO is a good choice for you. However, my chunkier babies with heavy bladders made this diaper less than ideal as we grew into our second month of life. Its well designed for tiny legs, tiny crotches, and tiny frames and for that I give the Lil Joey AIO props. However, I really would love to see some redesign to allow for easy boosting and drying.