This post is in no-way sponsored by AppleCheeks.
In my short existence as a fluff-obsessed Mama, I was very adamant that I wouldn’t try sized diaper options: why buy different sizes when there are one size options? (Granted, I had used newborn sized covers/prefolds for the first 3 weeks.)
I was also committed to not becoming all obsessed with a brand, about eagerly collecting limited editions and eyeing up hard-to-find shades and prints.
And the ruffles… I just didn’t understand the ruffles!
As luck would have it, I won an awesome giveaway last summer from Thinking About Cloth Diapers, and one of the prizes was an Apple Cheeks Little Bundle. So my Dark Chocolate cover arrived, and on the butt it went…
I am still a very loyal Oko Hemp Trifold diaper-stuffer, so my lovely DC was paired with hemp, and I just loved the fit. My son is 95th percentile, and it’s getting a bit tight in some of his one-size diapers. His Size 2 AppleCheeks fit perfectly.
So then, there was a sale at Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot… and I’d always loved the Winging It print…
Then it was near Christmas, and I didn’t have a Christmas diaper… and Lil’ Monkey Cheeks offered to send it lettermail…
So what’s the big deal?
Is it weird if I tell you that using AppleCheeks feels good? There is this amazing community that the social media masters at AppleCheeks and their loyal fans have created… and I had always observed it from the outside, but now I was in!
Now, the community means nothing if the product doesn’t speak for itself: AppleCheeks are a quality diaper, backed by excellent customer service, and manufactured near me in the east-end of Montreal. (Maybe I will turn into a fan girl and hang out outside their factory?!) My Appletini (purchased new) had one elastic longer than the other, and it was easy as (apple?) pie to have it replaced under warranty.
I love the FUN and the FAMILY feeling that AppleCheeks has created online. I love the FIT of their Size 2 diapers on my jumbo Cub.
I love using the cover overnight, with the front waist elastic helping to prevent tummy-sleeper leaks, and the roominess of the Size 2s leaving plenty of room for overnight inserts.
I like how I can snap the diaper a button tighter around his legs and one looser around his waist: he’s started holding his pee and going in one big burst, and the snug fit around his legs has stopped the leaks we were experiencing when I was securing his diapers too loosely without cutting into his belly.
Marketed as an AI2, the fleece-inner means I probably only reuse a cover once, and only if it’s a light pee at that. Some washers allow for the insert to agitate out thanks to the placement of the pocket opening, but not in my washer. I prefer a pocket opening at the back, for this reason.
Of all the diapers I’ve tried, AppleCheeks hold their value best for resale. This compensates for needing to buy two different sizes. Even AppleCheeks in need of repair can be sold for $5-$10; more in the case of hard-to-find colours!
And I can’t wait to try Size 1s… which I’ve seen fitting even on tiny newborns!
Look what I’m expecting in the mail from My Lil’ Sweet Pea!
Have you picked the addictive, fluffy fruit yet?
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