Did you ever buy a cloth diaper because the print is adorable? No? Alright, well I do that all the time. My Smart Bottoms Born Smart was originally purchased because of my love of the print. And likewise, I purchased my Imagine Newborn Stay Dry All In One because of an adorable print. Every since it was released at ABC Kids, Unicorn Dreams has had a little spot of yearning in my heart.
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I don’t have a lot of experience with the Imagine brand. I don’t own any of their full size diapers to compare in quality and use. I’ve only every purchased their wool products. I am a fan of my Imagine Wool, but its not a diaper, so can’t compare oranges to apples. I must admit I wanted to try the bamboo. I didn’t want to try the Stay Dry, but this was my local available option, so I ran with it. Can’t afford to buy them all.
Imagine Newborn Stay Dry Design
The Imagine Newborn Stay Dry All In One Diaper is rated for 5-13lbs. It does not have rise snaps, but instead has two sets of waist snaps to snap into. Select the lower setting for a tighter thigh, or the higher rise to make room for a chunkier babe. The Imagine Newborn also features a snap down umbilical care.
Inside the diaper, you’ll find a microfibre based tongue, along with beautiful soft and colourful fleece. The fleece is stay dry to keep baby feeling good all day, and the microfibre provides 3 layers of absorbency. This tongue can be snapped down into the front of the diaper.
On the Bum Realities
My original thoughts before my baby was here, was that Unicorn Dreams would look beautiful on my little girl, and that I wasn’t thrilled about the microfibre core. So, lets see how this chalked up.
Things to Crush about <3
- Stay Dry – most newborns love feeling dry and this something to crush about. My little doesn’t care, but my first did. So a stay dry diaper was a must have.
- Umbilical Care – I make note of this because some newborn cloth diapers don’t have this feature. Because I can clip down the Imagine Newborn to make room for the stump, I’m pleased. This is a win, it lets you use the diaper a little bit earlier.
- Waist Rise Snaps – for lack of better terminology, I really crush on the ability to change my rise using the waist snaps on the Imagine Newborn. Why? Because I’m finding as my little grows, that this gives me the best fit. Newborn cloth diapers with similar set ups are my favourite grabs.
- Sizing – I feel the Imagine Newborn is a nice larger fitting diaper. It has room to grow unlike other newborn cloth diapers, and at 10lbs I’m still happy with the fit on my newborn.
- Price Point – In Canada, the Imagine Newborn Stay Dry AIO is one of the most affordably price AIO newborn diapers. At a mere $14.50 this diaper is a totally reasonable price point for budget cloth diapering.
Things to Critique
- Crotch Width – I found the crotch width on the Imagine Newborn diaper daunting when I first tried it. Its wide and bulky on a little skinny newborn. So I’m skeptical about the 5lb suggestion. She was a mere 7lbs 13 oz at the time of this photo.
- Colourful Fleece Inside – this is minor, but because the inside of the diaper is a beautiful coloured fleece I had a hard time determining if the diaper was wet or not. This was important during my first week of diaper counts when I was trying to figure out if she was peeing and growing. #overlycritical I fixed this problem by adding a cloth wipe that I could easily tell was wet.
- Absorbency – 3 layers of microfibre is not sufficient for a liquid diet based newborn. I boosted this bad boy with a GroVia wipe to help make it last just a little longer.
For Next Time
The Imagine Newborn Stay Dry AIO is not my ultimate favourite newborn. I’ll be honest. It does its job, and comes with lots of amazing features that make it great for newborns. And at one of the lowest price points its a great addition to the budget friendly cloth diapering family.
- LagoonBaby (Canada)
- Cloth Diaper Kids (Canada)
- Nicki’s Diapers (USA)
- My Sweet Pickles (USA)
- Amazon (USA)