The Imagine Newborn Stay-Dry All-in-One is the last newborn diaper I purchased. Despite being at the very front of my local cloth diaper retailer, I rarely ever picked one up. I began to see the Imagine Newborn AIO recommended by a few people on the internet and realized I needed to add one to my growing stash. Imagine Baby makes a wide array of affordable cloth diaper options.
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There are two models of the Imagine Newborn AIO – a stay dry and a bamboo. This review is only for the Imagine Newborn Stay Dry AIO. I imagine the bamboo is similar, but I’ve also been told its slightly different than the stay-dry model. Since writing this post I’ve also checked out some other Imagine Baby Products – the Pocket Diaper.
What’s the Deal – Imagine Newborn AIO (Stay Dry)
From the outside, the Imagine Newborn AIO is suggested to fit 5-13lbs. It does not have rise snaps, but rather a varying set of waist rises allowing single waist snaps to be snapped lower or higher for an ultimate fit around the thighs and waist. The Imagine Newborn AIO also has an umbilical snap down for the early weeks.
On the inside, the All in One features shine on this newborn cloth diaper. The Imagine Newborn AIO features a large microfibre tongue lined with fancy soft polar fleece. I say fancy because each diaper has a different coloured polar fleece. The unicorn print I have is pink, while others feature other colours. 3 Layers of Microfibre provide absorbency in the tongue of the diaper. This tongue is sewn in the back and snaps to the front for an easy All in One design that allows for quick drying. It’s also great for sneaking in additional absorbency underneath.
In Rotation – Imagine Stay Dry Newborn
Unicorn Dreams is one of the most gorgeously girly prints out there. Seriously, makes my heart melt and definitely dreamed of it since its release at ABC Kids. Imagine Baby continues to make beautiful prints and solids year after year. They steal my heart every Christmas with festive winter inspired prints.
Let’s take a chat about how this newborn cloth diaper worked in real life. For disclaimer, this is my very first Imagine product and I have no other experience with this brand to compare to, but like always, I’m an avid cloth diaper addict.
All the Awesome for the Imagine Newborn AIO
- Umbilical Stump Care – perfect for getting this diaper on the bum as soon as you can.
- Stay Dry – awesome for those more sensitive tushes and making nap time last.
- Waist Rise Snaps – perfect fit around tiny thighs all the time while letting there be a great awesome rise.
- AIO Tongue – dries up nice and quick without any added drying time. Who doesn’t love a good tongue-style AIO? GroVia Newborns feature a tongue, as well as the newborn Blueberry Simplex.
- Fit and Sizing – The Imagine Newborn AIO is growing nicely with her. After the awkward stage of newborn newness, the diapers fit became much nicer overall. I was continually surprised and enjoyed using it with Little Miss.
- Price Point – Can’t forget the amazingly awesome price point of the Imagine Newborn AIO. Coming up at under $15 CDN this is a relatively affordable All In One option for newborn diapering.
Room for Improvement for the Imagine Newborn AIO
- Tongue Width – The width of the microfibre tongue was quite bulky and awkward on Little Miss during the first week or two. I found that it was hard to fold up around her tiny thighs and get a good fit in the crotch. This is mostly why the first picture above with her in the diaper is such a poor fit.
- Microfibre absorbency – blah, microfibre just doesn’t cut it for me. I found this diaper to be mediocre in its absorbency and the microfibre prone to compression leaks.
- Polar Fleece – it is hard to tell if the diaper had been peed in. What? Weird consideration, Bailey? But, important if you are counting wet diapers during the first week! I couldn’t ever tell if she had peed in it… ended up putting in a flannel wipe and then I could see the pee/moisture.
- My midwife also suggested a layer of toilet paper for those days you need to count pee.
I’m mixed about the Imagine Baby Newborn AIO. The bulk earlier on makes me waiver on its overall usability. However, the diaper is generously sized for a newborn diaper and I was able to easily boost the absorbency to meet Little Misses need. Overall, I’m pleasantly pleased with this diaper. For its price point, it’s definitely a recommended choice in my collection. I would like to see more absorbency and less synthetics, but you gotta do what you gotta do.