It’s so weird to be writing cloth diaper reviews when you don’t have a child in diapers. I’ve done this for year as part of this blog and my podcast, but it’s becoming an interesting experience to critique and examine a diaper based off feedback from my tester and my own personal stash knowledge bank.
Last month I wrote a review, but I published it yesterday, on the New Choice by Bebeboo Diapers. The Choice is similar to the Funky Fluff or Lalabye Baby diaper. It’s an all in two pocket style cloth diaper.
Today’s post is about the Flex. The Flex is a diaper cover made by Bebeboo Diapers.
Disclosure: Bebeboo sent me product to review and paid for a giveaway to be hosted on the Cloth Diaper Podcast. This is still my opinion and my testers honest experience with the product. use code clothdiaperpodcast10 to save 10% on your order.
About Bebeboo Diapers
Bebeboo is owned by Thea who lives in Las Vegas. She works with a small shop overseas to manufacture her diapers. Listen to the story on the Cloth Diaper Podcast: Show 13.
I really admire Thea and Bebeboo Diapers. This is a brand story with a mission I really value and respect. She is trying to create a budget friendly diaper while juggling responsible manufacturing with quality products.
About the Flex
The Flex is a cloth diaper cover available in two sizes: petite and one size. I currently have the one size which is estimated to fit most from 10-35lbs. The Petite is for babes 6-13lbs. It is more of a newborn sized diaper with a smaller cut but does not have the umbilical snap down.
The One Size variation retails for $14.95 USD and the Petite is $12.95 USD.
The main features of the Flex include:
- 3×3 rise snap
- Double Waist Snap with cross over snap, and top hip snap.
- Front and back elastic.
- 2 Layers of PUL
- PUL tummy panel (no back panel)
- Front AND back interior snaps.
- Double Gusset legs
Cloth Diaper Tester Feedback
I know a local mom who cloth diapers and she has a baby who is just now a year. She is a brand ambassador for another brand but admirer of diapers and shared with me her honest feedback. Just like she did for the Choice Diaper. Find her on Instagram.
- The material felt nice and the double gusset was nice in the cover. I was a little intimidated at first, I tend to prefer pockets and AIO diapers…. I found myself reaching for it more often the more I used it the more I enjoyed it.
- It was easy to adjust for nights or days depending on what I wanted to put in it and the fit was always good.
- I experimented with pad folding and folds. Both worked on my baby who is 10 month sad 17.5lbs, 28 inches long.
- I only had leaks when I was experimenting with my folding.
- I did not like cleaning poop off inserts and flats (compared to pockets).
- I would say the quality is close to Bella Luna.
- I’d definitely recommend it. It would be great for a learner or someone who doesn’t use covers a whole lot.
Things I love & Why I love It
I love a double PUL diaper cover. Why? Because it gives you that extra protection for wash wear. Let’s be real head bonded PUL is weak and prone to scratches, knicks, and general wash wear in the machine. We talk about PUL being enclave tough and I’m going to call bull on that. PUL breaks down with time, just like anything else and detergents, bleach products, heat, don’t help. Two layers of PUL means your internal layer can get scratched up in the wash, break down and still keep clothes dry. That second layer is awesome. It’s why I love lined covers like the ones I mentioned in this post. When you line with PUL you get to wipe it down and worry less about stink and reusing damp diapers.
I love the front flap but no back flap. I love a front flap. It’s something I talk about with most diapers because for me it always kept the wet in place with diaper shirts. But, the back flap is a PIA whether you dunk and swish or spray. It’s just a place to catch poop that nobody wants to clean out. You do loose that extra poop guard without the flap, but I think its totally worth it.
The Price is the price. Yes, at almost $20 CAD, it is high when we toss that number into the exchange converter. Compared to Buttons, this is a more expensive diaper, I prefer the fit of this diaper because I’m not a fan of the single row style of diaper. This diaper might be comparable to the Super without the bulk in the crotch.
For $135 you can buy 9 Bebeboo Flex Diapers, and then upcycle some old cotton t-shirts or receiving blankets and have a budget-friendly cloth diaper worth talking about. In general we use a 3:1 ratio for cloth diaper inserts to covers on the premise you can reuse three times. And save 10% using code clothdiaperpodcast10 at Bebeboo Diapers.
Yes, I would recommend this diaper. This is going to fit most kids great. It’s a high quality product built with durability in mind.