On my most recent holiday, I packed one single cloth diaper in anticipation of the perfect photo opportunity for this post. We headed to the Coast, and I figured there might be a lighthouse. There wasn’t. Why a lighthouse? Because today we are talking about Lighthouse Kids Company cloth diapers!
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If you belong to any multi-brand generic cloth diaper groups on Facebook, you might have heard whisperings of a smaller cloth diaper brand called Lighthouse Kids Company based out of Florida. Lucky for this Canadian, Natalie at Lagoon Baby was just as curious about this cloth diaper and placed an order! Together, we’re teaming up to tell you why you’ll be placing a cloth diaper order at Lagoon Baby for the Lighthouse Kids AIO Cloth Diaper.
What is an AIO Diaper?
An AIO is an All In One. An All In One product is a diaper with sewn in absorbency. That means it’s everything you need in one package – think the disposable version of a cloth diaper. There’s no fussing, it just is what it is. No need for extra pieces or assembly, the diaper has everything attached – including absorbency.
Lighthouse Kids Company
Vanessa sought out to make an easy-to-use cloth diaper after cloth diapering two boys. Based out of Florida, Lighthouse diapers are designed in the US and manufactured in China. According to the website, Lighthouse Kids Company has plans to grow in the coming year, expanding into other products
Lighthouse AIO Cloth Diaper
This is a one size cloth diaper, but it is rated on the smaller side for kids 9-32lbs. They released a Supreme for a larger size range (15-55lbs). Read about the comparison of those two products here. This is a 3×4 rise setting with cross over snap for a wide array of size ranges. The crotch of this diaper if very narrow.
The inside of the diaper is the unique feature of this All in One with a Bookfold tongue.
This extra wide prefold looking insert is folded in half to give the bulk of the absorbency. One side of the insert is lined with a stay dry material, and the other side is natural fibre. 2-layers of bamboo knits are in the tongue of the diaper. When folded it provides four layers for a total of 7 ounces of absorbency. The natural fibre is very stain prone in my experience.
The body of the diaper is lined with wicking jersey and a light weight TPU for the exterior.
Everything to Love about Lighthouse Diapers
Lighthouse Kids AIO cloth diaper is pretty awesome, and I’m so excited Lagoon Baby has it in stock. This is a quality diaper that might work for you. Read below to find out more.
- That Insert Shape: Give it a chance because the rectangular tongue insert is a hit! It’s so easy to use. It takes a couple of tucks to get the insert folded up for the little one, but nothing compared to the hassle of stuffing a diaper.
- Can we say its trim? Like super trim? Check out my toddler. Not fluffy or awkward at all.
- Stay Dry OPTION: Lighthouse Kids AIO Cloth Diaper is one of very few natural fibre AIO cloth diaper with a stay dry inner! I know some babies need it, and having the option is a huge check in my box.
- Overall Fit & Sizing: Talk about trim! Between the four rise snaps and the cross over waist snaps, this diaper gets tiny! Lighthouse Kids claims 9 pounds, but I bet this diaper fits smaller babies with a wing lift. They also suggest it maxes out at 32 pounds, and my toddler still has a fair amount of room all over, so there is some wiggle room depending on your chunk.
- Tummy Panel: This seriously overlooked cloth diaper feature makes me love a cloth diaper just a little more. When I look at the cloth diapers I use on the regular they all have a tummy panel because tummy panels give that little extra protection!
- Simple To Use – Simple to Clean: Sometimes tongues and folds in a cloth diaper can get a little finicky, but this isn’t the case. I found the diaper easy to spray and wash off. Additionally, as the owner Vanessa claims, it’s easy to fold up on laundry day. A simple fold in half is a no brainer
Not every diaper is perfect…
And the Lighthouse Kids AIO Cloth Diapers no exception. My biggest upset with this diaper is the absorbency claims. It’s been suggested the Lighthouse AIO Cloth diaper could work for night time. However, two layers of bamboo (or 4 when folded into the diaper shell) isn’t enough absorbency for this cloth diaper family. I would not recommend this cloth diaper for bed or naps. It compares to other natural fibre AIO in its absorbency, but it’s not the most absorbent, and would likely need to be boosted. We maxed it out in the same time frame as other cloth diapers, if not sooner.
Folding the insert in half and then down is a little bit of a pain for the tiny babies and no less work than any other tongue style diaper. It was SUPER simple on the big toddler in open rise.
The diaper now costs $32 in Canada making it comparable with many other products.
It might not be perfect, but the Lighthouse Kids AIO Cloth Diaper is a great one size all in one cloth diaper for my family and yours. If you’re looking for a natural fibre diaper with dry stay options, then this is something to try. I have been impressed with the fit and cut every time it has been on the bum in this house. I continue to reach for ahead of my tongue style diapers because I do find it easy to use.
This is a diaper I would buy again if I supported the brand. Sometimes a product is no longer the right fit for you when the brand lacks transparency desired in cloth diapering.