Review: Lil Helper Cloth Diapers
A few weeks ago, I finally managed to assemble all the cloth diapers I had collected (from earlier use with Oliver, or bought or acquired second-hand more recently) and washed and organized them. It was time to get my act together and reduce the amount of disposable diapers going in the garbage bin! I also happily added 3 new diapers to the mix, from a new (to me) company called Lil Helper.
I’m a little bit in love with these diapers. Here’s why:
- They are a Toronto-based company, started by two dads who are aerospace engineers. (Alas, wearing the diapers does not actually make Charlie fly, but that’s okay)
- For every 3 diapers they sell, they donate one to a family in need (such as through shelters).
- These guys are funny – they sent me the best PR email ever, and their website is hilarious, if you read closely enough.
- I am madly in love with the Charcoal Bamboo diaper modeled below by Charlie:
It’s incredibly soft and stain-resistant and, like, the best colour combination ever. And it hasn’t leaked on me yet.
I normally prefer Velcro for a cloth diaper cover closure, but these snaps are the most customizable of any brand that we have, ensuring a nice snug fit. (I think that’s the engineers at work!) I really like how the inserts snap into place as well, ensuring they stay put. Their diapers are all-in-twos, similar to all-in-ones but with removable liners. (Confused by cloth diaper talk? Try Googling ‘cloth diaper dictionary’.)
I was also sent bamboo reusable wipes (SO incredibly soft) and two wet bags. I’ve already used one when we visited my parents for the day, making cloth diapering outside of the house much more convenient.
The upfront cost of cloth diapers can be off-putting for some people. If you look at Lil Helper’s comparison tool, you can see how much money you can save in the long run. I swear, every time I put a cloth diaper on Charlie’s butt, I feel a little better about the waste I just diverted from landfill.
If you’re in the US or Canada and considering cloth diapers for your little one, I’d recommend checking out Lil Helper.
Disclosure: I was provided with samples of product to review. I was not compensated for this review in any other way. My views are my own.