With more than a dozen brands and variations of cloth diapers on the market, its hard to know which one will work best for you and your babe. Often, I suggest just buy the print or solid that catches your eye and give it a try. It can’t hurt to have more cloth diapers. But sometimes, you’re honestly curious about the variations on the market.
Today, I’ve got the low down on three very similar Canadian cloth diaper brands offering a OS Pocket Diaper: Easy Peasies, AMP Diapers, and AppleCheeks.
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In my online cloth diaper community, the question gets raised time and time again about which OS Pocket Diaper to choose. And when given the choice of an Easy Peasies, AMP Diapers or AppleCheeks, we all see the adorable ruffles and wonder if they are truly any different.
I’ll be comparing the One Size Easy Peasies Pocket to a One Size AMP Pocket to a One Size AppleCheeks Pocket.
Each of these brands carries their own variety of inserts, for the purpose of this comparison, I’m going to use the same insert in all three diapers. Bummi’s Infant Sized Organic Cotton Prefolds are a staple in my stash, and will be used.
OS Pocket Diaper Design: Easy Peasies, AMP, AppleCheeks
These three OS Pocket Diapers look similar from the outside, but their inner workings and design boast many differences. From the size, to snap variations and the details of the pocket structure; they really are quite different.
Honestly, I was surprised when I stacked these three diapers up and compare their overall size. Why? Because I wasn’t expected there to be a discrepancy in a One Size Diaper. AppleCheeks is the largest and AMP is the smallest. Easy Peasies is a nice middle ground, and important to note that this diaper has the longest wings compared to its counterparts.
All three OS Pocket Diapers feature a double row of waist snaps. But differ after that.
Easy Peasies provides 10 waist snaps and a crossover snap on the wings with top hip snaps. Alongside, 4 rise settings (in a 3×4 layout), this OS Pocket diaper provides the most versatile of sizing options. It’s rated 6 – 40lbs. [They make a newborn cloth diaper too!]
AMP Diapers is the smallest sized diaper with 8 waist snaps. The pocket design offers 3 rise settings in a 2×3 layout, and claims to be rated for 7 – 38lbs.
AppleCheeks is the largest of the three diapers and offers 8 waist snaps and 3 rise settings. The rise settings offers a 3×3 design. It claims to be suitable for 6 – 35lbs+. [My favourite AppleCheeks product is the Learning Pants]
I’m also going to add another important snap-related design feature in these – the location of the rise snaps. Bet you’ve never thought about where the rise snaps are located on the physical diaper. But, if you look closely, you’ll see that each of these diapers has a slightly different rise snap location in relation to the waist snaps. This definitely impacts fit, as well as the diapers overall aesthetics.
Flip the diaper over, we have another set of differences. The primary difference between the three brands is the location of the pocket. As you can tell the pocket changes from back, front and middle. Each features a similar white fleece inners that is serged with a ruffled elastic along the legs and back. The AMP & AppleCheeks offers an additional ruffled elastic at the front of the diaper.
Diaper Fit: Easy Peasies, AMP, AppleCheeks
W is slightly larger than I would like him to be for an ideal comparison of the fit of these three diapers. But I’ll work with what I have. For your knowledge, he is a plump 27lbs and over 31″ tall. At 15 months, he is relatively lean with deceptively skinny legs (all that running and climbing). I believe any diaper can fit any baby, but lets see. Will this fall true with these three brands?
Naturally, all three fit my adorable cloth diaper model. At his current stats he is between rise snaps on all three of them. I can snap and unsnap, and the fit is still good on his legs. We do get a closer, snugger, better fit with the first rise snapped up.
- I’m least happy with the fit on the AppleCheeks. The location of the rise snaps gives a rise fold that is awkwardly low. I find myself unsnapping the rise snap so the diaper is more aesthetically pleasing, and looks better (but this makes it less trim and sleek).
- The AMP Diaper is absolutely adorable and I love it every time, but every now and then the front of the diaper bulges out between the double rise snap creating an unpleasant appearance as the insert bulges between the two rise snaps (three would be more ideal).
- Easy Peasies has an always pleasant fit, but occasionally I miss the front elastic for a tighter fit. I do find myself between rise snaps. Sometimes I unsnap completely, sometimes I snap down one.
Looking for my honest recommendation? Choose the Easy Peasies OS Pocket Diaper. I choose this pocket for several reasons.
- 3X4 Rise Settings (best fit, without the bulge)
- Longest Wings & Cross Over Snaps (perfect for chunky and skinny babies)
- Back Pocket Opening (personal preference)
- Inner Ruffles on Fleece (awesome for containing poop)
- Awesome prints.
The AMP OS Pocket Diaper is a close second. If there were three snaps across the rise snaps (instead of 2), I’m not sure I would be able to make a decision. But the hassle of bulging inserts drives me slightly batty.
And… I’m sorry, but the AppleCheeks OS Pocket Diaper misses the mark. I was stoked about an option for my chunk who is too big for Size 1, and not a good fit for the Size 2, but its just not right. With low rise snaps, a middle pocket opening, and overall shape of this diaper, it rarely gives me a fit that I’m 100% happy with. this is still true today, I prefer the sized AppleCheeks.
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