I began my cloth-diapering journey using Velcro diapers. I was actually a very committed Velcro-user for a long time, and my husband still refuses to use snap diapers if he can avoid it. That being said, I do know that for many parents, Velcro is a deal-breaker. Velcro tabs are magnets for threads, hairs, fur and any sort of fluffy stuff that may be in your washing machine or around baby. On the flip side, Velcro makes it really easy to get the perfect fit, and it’s much easier to hand a Velcro cloth diaper to someone who has only ever used disposables and have them put it on baby correctly the first time around! I only send Velcro diapers to daycare, but my preferred model (bumGenius 4.0) was discontinued. I’m really glad we got to test drive the miosolo all-in-one, because once again I can recommend a Velcro diaper that’s great for daycare! (Or for checking your social media while you hang with your BFF.)
The miosolo all-in-one is a one-size diaper that is described as fitting from about 8 lbs. Because you can cross over the Velcro tabs, you can get a nice, snug fit on a tiny waist! My only concerns with using this diaper on a newborn would be the width of the crotch and the height of the rise. Little Miss Cub is 31 inches tall and weighs 21 lbs at one-and-a-half years old, and she is still wearing her miosolo on the shortest of the three rise settings. On all of her other one-size diapers, she’s now on the middle setting. So while a skinny minny newbie might be swimming in a miosolo at first, larger kids will benefit from how tall the rise is and from the extra room between the legs. Admittedly I’ve never come across a diaper that I’ve felt to be too wide between the legs, but a recent experience with a diaper that is too narrow (allowing poop to escape) has made me appreciate a generous cut between the legs.
As an all-in-one diaper, the miosolo has a microfibre insert that is attached to the back of the diaper and tucked into the pocket when in use. The insert has little fabric tabs sewn on it, making it easy to grab and pull out before putting the diaper in the wash.
I really like it when all-in-one diapers come with a pocket, and the miosolo pocket is easy to stuff with a booster.
I am very fond of natural fibre inserts for diapers, typically reserving microfibre only for boosters. I would love to see miosolo using a hemp/cotton blend insert, but I realize this would increase both the dry-time and the US$21.99 pricepoint.
In terms of absorbency, without adding any boosters, we can easily get up to three hours of wear out of our miosolo all-in-ones. As suggested by some cute little “miosolo diaper challenges” that were included with our shipment, I did try to use our all-in-one with a mioboost (a microfibre booster) overnight, but it was not at all sufficient for my night-nursing, heavy-wetting toddler. (Quick tip: when testing a new overnight diaper, always put a wool cover on top to prevent leaks!)
What I love about our miosolo all-in-ones:
- Very durable and sturdy Velcro
- Quick to dry
- Nice and stretchy PUL
- Super sticky laundry tabs (the closure tabs won’t detach in the wash and snag your other diapers)
- Absorbent enough on its own for about three hours
- Roomy and easy-to-stuff pocket that opens at the back
- Particularly tall rise when fully unsnapped (taller than Funky Fluff and bumGenius)
What I like less:
- Only available in Velcro
- Velcro rectangles inevitably start to curl up
- Only available with microfibre inserts
- Waist Velcro doesn’t extend the full width of the front panel (so you lose about an inch of width for larger kids)
As I mentioned earlier, the miosolo is quite wide between the legs—much wider than our bumGenius and Funky Fluff diapers, for example. I do not find this to be in any way problematic, but feel like it’s worth mentioning as I know some parents seek diapers with a narrower cut. It’s about the same width as our Rumparooz but with a much taller rise.
If you are looking for some extremely user-friendly cloth diapers to help get a reluctant caregiver or partner on board, I highly recommend miosolo all-in-ones!
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