La Petite Ourse – I know of this Canadian Cloth Diaper brand mostly because of Maman Loups Den post from over a year ago. LPO (short and easy abbreviation) is a cloth diaper brand making waves across the world and now selling products to the United States and Europe. This cloth diaper is on my budget-friendly cloth diaper list. It’s recommended for being a quality low-cost cloth diaper – and that’s what we are going to check out today.
I made a brief Tik Tok about receiving my press package from LPO and I got so many comments from followers about how much you love this brand and the quality of the diaper. I am absolutely thrilled to be working with them to showcase their products. The products I received are the diapers from La Petite Ourse USA.
Yes, I did collaborate with LPO for this review and was compensated for my time and commitment to cloth diapering. Thank you to LPO for supporting cloth diaper makers and the community. All opinions remain my own, and I abide by the utmost level of personal pride in delivering my honest experiences.
We always start by learning more about the brand because brands have beautiful stories that shape the passionate people behind them. I am excited to also record a podcast with the LPO in the near future and can’t wait for you to listen at the Cloth Diaper Podcast.
La Petite Ourse opened in 2013 after months of research and development, including two trips to China to build factory relationships. Check out Maman Loups Den post about this relationship and transparency.
A few perks about LPO – they have one of the best cloth diaper warranties covering manufacturing defects for a period of two years after purchase for the first owner including snaps, seams and delamination! Amazing – and with the wash routine support on their website you are sure to be in good hands to get this cloth diaper product working for you.
Honestly, that’s one thing that makes me excited to recommend La Petite Ourse Diapers – they have customer support, cloth diaper education, and resources available to you to ensure your success with cloth diapering. We all deserve to be supported by our cloth diaper brands.
About The LPO Cloth Diapers
LPO creates a few different styles and types of diapers including an All In One Diaper, Pocket Diaper, Flat, and Newborn diapers. I was sent an All in One and Pocket cloth Diaper, as well as a pocket with hook and loop fastener.
This post will be a quick review and of the products as well as my perspective as a cloth diaper specialist with over five years of experience. At the bottom of the post are links to other bloggers and creators who have used this product and have additional insight into the LPO cloth diaper.
These diapers are CPSIA certified and ship from www.lapetiteourseusa.com.
Important Note: The diaper sold in Canada and the diaper sold in the USA is a slightly different variation of the cloth diaper. This diaper has been adapted to meet the USA marketplace. Should you be sharing stories with others around the world you might notice this difference.
The La Petite Ourse All In One Diaper
A one-size all in one diaper – this means that the diaper is expected to fit babies 10-35lbs (shortly after birth and until toddlerhood) and is a complete package diaper meaning inserts are sewn in for a disposable-like experience.
Inside you’ll find a grey suede (100% polyester) interior with an insert sewn into that is one layer of microfiber and three layers of bamboo. This reminds me of the Melissa Makes AIO that I reviewed earlier this year. This grey liner functions like a pocket with an opening at the back for you to add additional absorbency, or you can snap inserts into the diaper with two snaps on the top at the back.
As I write that out, I begin to wonder if I’m making sense, but it’s a pocket style diaper with a sewn in four layer insert in the mid-section of the diaper and grey suede.
The diaper is also sold with an additional bamboo insert (1 layer of microfiber, 4 layers of bamboo, and stay dry), that can be added to the top or inside the diaper. This gives you the flexibility to meet your needs and boosts this diaper to a whopping 12 ounces of absorbency. LPO claims the diaper absorbs 6oz and the booster is an additional 6.25 ounce. A 12 ounce AIO is a heavy wetter diaper and might even work for nights for some families (compare that to the Nerdy Mommas AIO)
Additional features include a double waist snap, 3×4 rise setting, top hip snap, cross over snap, and belly panel. This is a single gusset diaper with a trim crotch.
Bailey’s first impressions of the LPO AIO Diaper
I love the price of this diaper – marked at $15.99 this is an incredibly affordable AIO cloth diaper for families to use. It compares to many cheapies on the market with the benefit of being available in the USA (no long shipping times from China) and having a full resource library of support and warranty.
What I don’t love is the synthetics – I don’t love a synthetic inner on my diapers but I’m usually the odd one out in this conversation because the grey suede makes for easy poop removal, reduced staining, and stay-dry experience. This means it’s a fantastic diaper for new parents considering cloth and looking for a reputable well-designed product.
I love how the sewn in insert is perfectly placed in the LPO All In One Cloth Diaper. You can fold this diaper down to the lowest rise setting and you don’t get a bulky out the front fit – like you did with this popular cheap AIO Diaper. However, the sewn in insert is SO FAR BACK that you may experience leaks if you use this diaper with a boy in toddlerhood. To avoid that, be sure to place an insert close to the front of the diaper (either by stuffing or laying it in) and point everything down.
The back open pocket might not agitate out inserts in the washing machine. If you find the inserts get stuck in the diaper, I might recommend that you pull them out prior to washing. You can use your hands, or if that grosses you out consider the Diaper Dawg Mits.
The La Petite Ourse Pocket
Available in two options, snaps or hook & loop, the LPO pocket cloth diaper is a simple diaper design with a double waist snap, 3×4 rise setting, and a double open pocket.
That might not mean much to you if this is your first-time shopping for a cloth diaper. A pocket cloth diaper is a diaper with an opening between the exterior and interior that you place inserts into. This creates a simple package.
The LPO diaper has a grey suede inner, PUL exterior, and comes with two bamboo inserts that offer a full 13 ounces of absorbency for the heaviest of wetter’s (most kids need about 8 ounces of daytime absorbency). The inserts can be added to the back of the diaper and be pulled through to the front. The double open pocket helps ensure inserts easily agitate out in the wash.
This is a one size diaper meaning it will fit most babies from 10-35lbs, or just after newborn and well into toddlerhood. The diaper can be adjusted to four different lengths using a 3×4 snap setting in the front of the diaper.
The LPO pocket also has a PUL belly panel, double waist snap, top hip snap, and cross over snaps. This diaper is only $15.99 and sold with two bamboo inserts (70% bamboo, 30% synthetic).
Bailey’s first impressions of the LPO Pocket Cloth Diaper
This is a great simple pocket cloth diaper. Seriously.
Sometimes when you have a diaper in your hands you can just tell that the fit is a small, the wings are poorly designed, and the material wont last – but that’s not the case.
The double open pocket, the double bamboo inserts, and the full-size range with waist snaps and rise snaps gives this diaper a great versatility that will fit a wide range of babies. It’s no wonder I received so many positive comments about this diaper.
And at $15.99 the price point stands as reasonably competitive. Yes, you can buy cheaper diapers at $8, but does it come with 13 ounces of absorbency and a two-year warranty? The price value on this diaper is the mix of quality build and absorbent materials. This creates a budget-friendly diaper to build a stash for under $400.
Yikes! $400 is still a lot of money Bailey – yes, but disposable diapers are also a lot of money. You don’t have to buy it all at once. You can start with a stash of 5-10 diapers. You can get a discount when you bulk buy. And you can also look for second-hand stashes. When it comes to building a brand new cloth diaper stash the cost can vary from $200 to $700+ dollars. This makes the LPO diaper a very affordable entry cloth diaper.
I did get a few messages from people that they weren’t entirely thrilled with the hook and loop fasteners because of the fit against the belly. I can’t really see how that would be, but feel free to check out other reviews and impressions for a more first hand experience. The Hook and Loop feels good quality and like it would last over time. It does come with internal fasteners so that you can fold back the sticky part and not get it trapped up in your wash.
Comparison of AIO & Pocket
The AIO & Pocket are very similar designs – pretty much a near identical cut and shape. Sometimes when we get different product variations within the same brand, you see different cuts and fits, but that would not be the case.
These cloth diaper is well constructed and has many features that I believe set up a family for success. You’ll love this diaper if you also love the Bebeboo Diaper System, the Funky Fluff Diaper, or the Cutie Patootie Diapering system.
General Recommendations & Where to Buy LPO
If you’re humming and hawing between an AIO or a pocket diaper, I think you should try these both. The LPO AIO and the LPO Pocket diaper is the same price point and would give you a great introduction to both styles of diapers and what they can do for you.
This is a fantastic diaper for new parents looking to build a simple easy-to-use stash that will help you succeed at cloth diapering. If you have access to in home laundry, then go for this.
I absolutely love the price point, the brand reputation, and the product. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to see this diaper in person and add to my list of recommendations for families around the world.
Stop over thinking it, trust in yourself, and start cloth diapering today with the La Petite Ourse Diapers.