Stout House is an upcoming cloth diaper brand that is sold on preorder with some instock product. I’m not one to preorder a cloth diaper, but I decided ‘hey, lets see what all the hype is about this product.’
I placed a preorder sometime in 2020 and did receive the order eventually. Honestly, I can’t speak to the timeline because it’s all a little blurry. But I did receive my pocket diaper, and a few other products she recommended I check out.
About Stout House
I have had the pleasure of chatting with Teracyn, the owner of Stout House, both at cloth diaper network meetings and on a 1:1. I know that she’s in the Eastern United States and a passionate advocate for cloth diapering looking to make some local change in our community.
The Stout House Pocket Diaper
We’ve really seen the cloth diaper community shift it’s sizing over the past decade. The diapers I started with in 2015 are significantly smaller than the products of today, Stout House is one of these products that really created a bigger one-size pocket diaper that shifts from 7lbs into toddlerhood.
Here’s a few of the features in the Stout House pocket diaper.
- One size, estimated 7 – 65lbs+
- Four rise settings, 3×4 set up
- Low hip snap, and cross over snap
- Large back pocket opening for easy stuffing.
- Tummy panel at the front to reduce leaks
- Athletic Wicking Jersey
- Inner front snap for inserts (if your desire)
Review of the Stout House Pocket Diaper
I have mixed feelings about this shift into a larger cut cloth diaper, and even pulling this one of the package and starting to play with the sizing. I’m still not sure, but the community seems to be in love. So it’s less about me and more about what’s actually working for you.
Comparing this product to an Earth & Pebble Pocket Diaper (a diaper I consider to be a standard one-size pocket cloth diaper) this diaper is not massively larger. It’s a touch bigger across the wings, and a touch in the length. Just a little, but enough that it’s giving parents a little more in sizing comfort.
The downside of using such a large cut diaper is that you really do need to fold it down quite a bit to make it functional for smaller babies. This can be advantageous because it gives you the customization, but I want to encourage and remind you to USE THE RISE SNAPS.
Rise snaps hold the diaper close to the body, reduce the length of the product, and ensure you have that snug fit that is trim enough for clothes and to make you love cloth diapering. This diapers rise snaps let you go down to a 7lb sizing, and you’ll see you really want to ensure that rise fold is nicely settled so that it does result in unnecessary leg leaks.
I was really concerned about the smallest rise setting, but once folded it gives a nice crease and line that doesn’t compromise the elastics either. So you get a nice crease that should work for small kids.
Athletic wicking jersey is quickly outpacing microfleece and suede as a preferred inner by cloth diapering brands and parents. I think it’s partly because the material is performing better. It can hold onto stink like other synthetics, but it generally washes up with ease and gives a cooler experience.
I personally prefer how athletic wicking jersey wears long term, and find its significantly less likely to stain. If you do end up with stink problems, would take a moment to evaluate if you’re leaving poop on the diaper too long. As much we love to delay flushing, it should be removed promptly to not soak into the fibres.
Tummy panels are another must-have in the modern cloth diaper reducing that wicking up the front. It’s so easy to get an insert sticking out the front, or a bulge, especially as your child uses the diapers, but with that extra little PUL on the inside you significantly reduce wicking and leaks for a much better user experience.
I haven’t washed and dried my insert yet, but will follow up with the experience on that when I get it processed for you.
Stout House Recommendation
Altogether, the Stout House cloth diaper is a standard pocket cloth diaper, but with a bigger more inclusive cut for a wider size range. It offers the modern features we have come to expect in cloth diapers that really provide a positive diapering experience for beginners and toddlers.
I have no reason to not like this product. I generally prefer a double open pocket in my cloth diapers because I like if they can agitate out of the wash, and that I can use either opening to really stuff my diapers. That might be my only drawback, and why I would gravitate to another product.
This is a simple product that really offers families a great choice to start cloth diapering, and maximize your stash for your growing children with a bigger sized cloth diaper.
To get your own Stout House diaper, shop directly with the brand.
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