Several years ago, I started the Cloth Diaper Pocast as a mean to learn more about the industry — we used to do this thing in cloth diaper Facebook groups (and we might still), where people would post about a diaper, and then the head haunches would say “that’s just a rebranded cheapie” and completely dismiss the brand. One of my goals over the years, has been to better understand this idea of a rebranded cheapies, and through people like Ket at Fluffy Penguin Company, Lauren at BumBumBabies, Anna at NerdyMommas and now Brittany at Earth & Pebble, I know that while all the diapers kinda look and feel the same, the people and passions behind are very different.
This might just be another pocket diaper, and I’ll show you what there is to love and not love – but it’s also a small business endeavour of a very kinda woman. The people behind these products are human, just like me and you. They run these businesses alongside other businesses, and they parent. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to Know the owner of Earth & Pebble in another way, and while I’m not a huge of fan of pocket diapers, I’m a huge fan of the energy she brings to the cloth diaper industry.
I know that as a parent trying to choose a cloth diaper, you have many choices – it’s also okay to stop overanlyzing every little part of the diaper – and just buy the pretty diapers. Just buy the local diapers. Just get your hands on some diapers.
PS. I purchased this diaper of my own free will earlier this year. This is not a paid review, but I have had the pleasure of meeting Brittany virtually over the past few months. Also, I don’t have a kid in diapers, so this is just a story for you with pretty pictures to show you a new perspective. I would love to include your reviews and support you in cloth diaper your cloth diaper blog space.
About Earth & Pebble
Earth & Pebble is a Canadian owned cloth diaper branding bringing beautiful, modern & simple diapers to the industry. Owned by mama Brittany, Earth & Pebble is a response to her journey in sustainablity and providing families with access to supportive budget-friendly diapering, all while normalizing cloth.
Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Earth & Pebble sells bundles, pocket diapers, and other accessories.
About the Earth & Pebble Pocket Diaper
The Earth & Pebble pocket diaper is just another pocket diaper… I write that as a blogger who has seen a lot of pocket diapers and eventually they all feel the same, but I know that you know that they aren’t because small changes in design and tweaks in fabric can make or break the experience. amazing thing about starting with a small-diaper start up like Earth & Pebble is that their products are always undergoing tweaks and changes with customer feedback. An unknown secret is that many cloth diaper manufacturers want to know your product experience to improve on their diapers.
Three Pocket Diaper Options Available
As a new-to-cloth user purchasing cloth diapers without inserts can be very overwhelming experience – and I hear it from many of you that you want cloth diaper bundles, and easy to grab choices.
The experience from retailers is that choice is the ultimate because gives the consumer back the power to budget accordingly, to build your own absorbency, and to find the materials that suit you best. Buying just the diaper alone saves you up $5-7 in inserts costs that you can then spend more frivolously, or you can simply pad fold things you find around your house.
The Earth & Pebble Pocket Cloth Diaper is Available:
- Bamboo Insert, 4 layers of bamboo Terry ($23.99 CAD)
- Microfibre, 3 layers ($20.99)
- No Insert ($16.99)
I was sent both inserts… and I photographed it as so. I didn’t realize that Brittany had been so kind to add both inserts into my package until I was reading her website as I wrote up this review because my initial impression was oh goodness, not microfibre. I hate microfibre. But alas, you get the choice of which insert combo to use with this Canadian-pocket cloth diaper.
*** pricing is reflective of November 2021 and subject to changing.
The Insides of the Earth & Pebble Cloth Diaper
This is your standard one-size pocket cloth diaper that fits an estimated 8-35lbs. I would say it’s larger than smaller, and it features a 3×4 rise setting with double snaps and cross over snaps, with a top hip snap.
- Four sizing options from newborn to toddler
- Double waist snap for a security around the belly.
- Cross over snaps for small bellies and rolling poopy diapers.
- Top hip snap to prevent wing droop and saggy legs.
We really see the 3×4 rise setting popularized in the modern cloth diaper, and while I’m not a huge fan of it, It’s not going anywhere and definitely remaining the common choice amongst diaper styles.
The inners of this diaper is a layer of suede-cloth. This forms the pocket of the diaper. A pocket diaper features two layers of material, waterproof and not with an opening to create a sleeve or pocket like space for the inserts. Inserts can then be placed in the opening, which is located at the back of the diaper, to create a cloth diaper bundle that is easy for caregivers and family members to use.
This diaper also features a belly guard, or belly panel that reduces moisture wicking out the front of the diaper. (Honestly, this is a must-have feature for any cloth diaper)
Because I haven’t used this diaper, I can’t make hard recommendations. I write these reviews to showcase the product in a new way, and to encourage to think about the features of the diaper.
I don’t like pocket diapers – so, it’s unlikely this diaper would have become part of my stash, but it has everything I look for in a diaper: natural fibre inserts, belly panel, double waist snap.
I would recommend this diaper to cloth diaper beginners. If you are looking to get into cloth diapering and to try a diaper style that is easy, adaptable, and versatile – this would be a great product. At $16.99 CAD without the insert, it’s an affordable diaper within the Canadian cloth diaper community and offers a great resource of education and support online at Earth & Pebble.
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