Have you ever bought a diaper because someone told you to? I have. Actually, I do it all the time. I’m easily persuaded to try something and buy something. Mostly, its my crazy desire to #tryallthediapers. This review is about the one diaper I just didn’t like very much (but everyone else does).
The GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse is one such cloth diaper. This fitted diaper is all the rave amongst some cloth diapering families on the Internet. Time and time again, it was a favorite or suggested as a recommendation for an awesome fitted diaper to try for your newborn baby.
GMD (Green Mountain Diaper Company) doesn’t ship to Canada, so when a relatively local Canadian mom posted a stash of them for sale, it was a golden opportunity. I bought some from her in anticipation for awesome-ness. The Internet let me down with the newborn sized GMD Workhorse fitted cloth diapers.
GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse
I have a newborn sized GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse. These are rated for up to 10 pounds, and the variation I have has a double cross over waist snap (and snaps). There are no rise snaps or settings on this diaper.
As a fitted diaper, the GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse is organic cotton fitted cloth diaper. It needs to have a waterproof cover (PUL/TPU/Wool/Fleece). The inside of the diaper features a stitched in flap or tongue of 6 layers of organic cotton. This boosts the surrounding 8 layers of cotton in the body of the diaper.
What I didn’t Love
No blogger likes to write a post about a product they didn’t love, but here at Simply Mom Bailey we strive to bring you the complete and honest truth about our newborn cloth diapering experience, and that includes telling you about products we would not buy again. Every cloth diaper experience is going to be different, and just trying to help support you in making a choice that works best for you and your family
- Sizing: maybe my babies are too big because the newborn is rated to a suggestion of 10 pounds, and Little Miss quickly peaked up into that weight category early on. Therefore, I found this diaper was not a good size for her.
- Fit: Perhaps because the size is off the fit is off. I found the GMD workhouse was a wide bulky fit on Little Miss. I didn’t like the overall fit and found this diaper cumbersome to squish into tiny newborn sized covers.
- Absorbency: Just meh. I was often surprised to find this diaper completely saturated after 4 hours of use. It wasn’t quite what I was anticipating.
Ideal Use of the GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse
Should you consider a GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse Fitted cloth diaper, I would think it would be best suited for tiny newborns under 8 pounds. Additionally, I think this diaper is best suited to large gracious cloth diaper covers (think nuggles) or wool/fleece covers.
This experience with the GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse has not left a bad impression about this product, but rather a void of disappointment. I might have thought this product was something more than it was, and like Christmas day, I was less than impressed. However, I would be thrilled to continue to try GMD products, and look forward to one day putting in an order (if I can figure out how to get it to Canada).
Do you love the GMD Cloth-eez Workhorse on your Newborn? Please tell me about your experience, and what I could do to better mine!