Wife, Mummy, Nurse: OsoCozy flat diaper review

02 June 2011

OsoCozy flat diaper review

For the Flats and handwashing challenge organized by Kim at Dirty diaper laundry, I received 6 bleached flats and 6 unbleached flats from OsoCozy to review.  The website states that prior to washing them, they are 27 inches X 27 inches (unfortunately, I did not measure the flats before prepping them).  After prepping the diapers and using them for over one week, the unbleached flats are 28 inches X 23 inches, and the bleached flats are 26 inches X 23 inches.  I don't know why they are different this way, but I measured multiple flats of each kind.

Bleached flats have been bleached at a factory and therefore they are white in color.
Cons of using bleached diapers are:

  • The strength of the fibers is weaker because of the bleaching process.
  • I noticed the bleached diapers were getting pilly.
  • Additional pollutants can be released in the air due to the bleaching process.

Pros:

  • Faster prep time.

Unbleached flats have not been bleached at a factory and have a beige color.
Cons of using unbleached diapers are:

  • More prep work because they have retained their natural oil.  I washed and dried my unbleached diapers two more times than the bleached diapers before using them.

Pros to unbleached diapers are:

  • They are better for the environment since they have not been bleached.
  • They are softer due to retaining oil 
  • Hide stains better because of the beige color.

The biggest drawback I found by using OsoCozy is that they are a smaller size than other flat diapers on the market.  I don't see them working for a bigger baby until they are potty trained.  My daughter is 9 months old and is 27 lbs. and 31 1/2 inches long.  Her rise is about 19 inches, and her waist is 22 inches.  For the diapers I received, I had to partially overlap two diapers before doing either the kite fold or origami fold.  Though, I found that they pad fold worked well for us.

Overall, I did not have a problem with absorbency (except for Day 2).

Based on the pros to using unbleached diapers and the bigger size of the unbleached flats, I would recommend to my readers if they were to buy OsoCozy flats, that they buy the unbleached flats.

Note: I received 6 unbleached flat diapers and 6 bleached diapers from OsoCozy to use during the Flats and Handwashing Challenge and reviewing them.  I was not compensated in any way.  My review on this product is reflects my experience with this product.

1 comment:

  1. We used Diaper Rite unbleached. It did make for more prep work but it was worth it. And our flats were huge - like mini-table cloths.

    Your daughter is 7 months younger than ours about the same size. Our bean is 20lbs and 30 1/4 inches. We struggle with her waist and getting covers to fit her. Then, I'm only 5 feet tall so she's probably going to be a small person, too.

    Good review.

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