Instagram has introduced me to a world of international cloth diapers that just peaks my curiosity and I have thoroughly enjoyed sampling the diapers from around the world over the past year, and the upcoming year. Today, we’re going to take a look at a diaper out of New Zealand from the brand Jubel.
The thing about international cloth diapers is that they don’t necessarily offer a better product, but a more unique array of prints and designs. Many of the products are very similar to what we have, with perhaps a few variations. We do see that Australia and New Zealand have a preference for a more ‘pant-like fit’ diaper, or a trim and snug fit.
Check out these other Australian & New Zealand Cloth Diapers
- EcoNaps Cloth Diaper Review
- Fluffy Ducks Cloth Diaper Review
- Designer Bums Pocket Diaper Review (All In Two Style)
Jubelz is a New Zealand based cloth nappy brand that sells a pocket or all in two style diaper with a bold prints and colours. I’m really attracted to their launch of different prints, but that’s not who the brand is.
Owned by Zora, Jubel diaper sough to create the perfect diaper for her by blending together her favourite features to create a more affordable and simple diaper. She strives to keep things simple
About the Jubel Cloth Diaper
This is a pocket cloth diaper that reminds me of the Stout House pocket diaper we looked at last week, but with the classic New Zealand shape. To me, this shape and cut throws me back to 2015, but different regions will naturally have preferred shapes and sizes.
Here’s a few of the key features in the Jubel cloth diaper:
- Estimated to fit most babies from 8-38lbs
- PUL outer
- Four rise snaps in a 3×4 setting
- Cross over snaps, with a low hip snap
- Double pocket opening
- Dark coloured wicking jersey inner
- 4 layer Natural fiber insert, snake style
Review of the Jubel Pocket Diaper
This gives me Funky Fluff diaper dreams, which if you like the Lalabye Baby cut you might also enjoy this. It’s an incredibly simple pocket diaper with my favourite features to: double waist snap, wicking jersey, and natural fiber inserts.
The shape of this diaper is a trim one-sizes fits most style. Unlike the more generous North American shape, this diaper will fit snug and low on the body. This is really great for petite babies, but also most babies. It’s okay to use the low rise settings, the diaper doesn’t have to fit the entire lower half – just where you need to catch the pee.
I love the coloured wicking jersey, because even though wicking jersey tends not to stain, it really prevents that discolouration and staining that could happen. Sure, its all cosmetic but if we can reduce the invincible burdens parents low key stress about, I’m totally here for that. And we’ve seen so many brands switch to coloured liners this past year including Cutie Patotootie Baby, Baby Koala, and I’m sure many more.
I don’t like a low hip snap because I find that it would pinch my chunky babies…. I know you don’t have to use the snap if you don’t want to, but my preference is for a top snap. If you have strong snap opinions this is worth remembering when seeing if this is a product for you.
But for real, I’m not sure how I feel about the front pocket opening. This large panel in the front was also evident in the EcoNaps cloth diaper and I know from experience it just wont let the inserts wash out. You will most likely need to remove inserts before washing.
The opening is advantageous for positioning inserts and accessing the bottom of the diaper, it’s just not super functional for pulling the insert in or out. This is likely a preference in your diapering experience.
The Jubel ONE Insert
The Jubel ONE insert – this is a snake insert, another popular product that seems to be really make a comeback right now. I remember back when Blueberry had the Capri Insert and Smart Bottoms theirs, and just like nobody was into it. But now, snake inserts are all over my feed.
A snake insert is just a long insert that needs to be folded to fit into the diaper. It’s preferred over a double insert for families looking for a full dose of absorbency with increased customization. It’s kinda like prefold, but it’s also not.
A snake insert can be folded in half for the smallest babies, and folded with just the top down for bigger babies. You really can mix and match how you fold and where you place the fold. Placing the bulk of the insert where baby pees will give you the optimal experience and ensure maximum saturation.
This insert did shrink a good amount in the wash. It’s a little fluffy and bacon like, not too bad, but I’m going to keep washing it. I’m not super impressed because I do prefer some structure in my inserts, but also it’s fine the way it is.
This is a 70% bamboo and 30% cotton insert with four layers of material. You can purchase additional boosters made form hemp and bamboo blends on the Jubel website.
My Jubel Diaper Recommendation
This is a well-built diaper that offers a lot of really great features. I really think this is a perfect product for new parents considering cloth and wanting to give a pocket diaper a go.
I love that diapers with natural fibers like this can dual purpose as a cover, if needed. You don’t always have to stuff the diaper and can reuse it like a cover if you want. You can also snap in that insert and pretend its an all in one, especially for anxious caregivers.
The Jubel Diaper is a worthy try for the curious parent. I would only avoid it if you have a super chunky big kid, and would then recommend trying the Becebe Cloth Diaper Cover, or maybe that Stout House diaper I keep mentioning in this blog post.
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