>DRYBEES AIO-Hybrid Cloth Diaper *Review and Giveaway*

>In our quest to find a cloth diapering system that works for our toddler, we also tried a Drybees All-In-One Hybrid cloth diaper.

Drybees sent me two diapers, one to try and one to giveaway. Since the green (celery) one is a size small and the lavender is a size medium, that’s the one we kept. (Besides, I love purple!)
This diaper has a waterproof PUL exterior and a fleecy soft inner layer touching the baby’s skin. But different than a pocket diaper, it has a micro fleece absorbent liner (soaker) sewn right in – which makes it an All-In-One diaper. Just like a disposable, you just wash/dry, and put it on with the hook and loop closures (Velcro) just like that. No stuffing, folding, pinning, etc. It’s pretty much as close as you can get to a disposable, without actually being one! And it’s just as easy. To wash, just run it through your washer/dryer (no fabric softener though) and you’re all set!
In the below photo, you can see the green diaper open, and you can see where the liner/soaker is sewn in (under the fleece fabric). But the thing that makes this diaper one step BETTER than an All-In-One, is that is ALSO has a pocket underneath (which you can see open here too). This is the part that makes it a HYBRID, because while it functions like an All In One, it also works like a Pocket diaper, you can stuff additional soakers/liners inside for extra absorbency or night time use.
This below diagram shows all the features of the diapers from the Drybees website.
Another interesting thing about them, is that they say their sizing is cut generously to make the diapers last longer, and I have found that to be true. Lilian at 25 months, usually is wearing a large in a lot of diapers, but this medium diaper fits her, with the waist closure as small as it goes (so she still has room to grow!) Medium says it goes to 22 pounds, but she being long and lean at about 23.5-24 pounds, it still fits her with room to grow. Some of the one-size diapers I have are snug on her, and I know she’s petite for her size, so this brand may be a good option for older babies that are on the bigger side.

And… just as important to me is the cuteness factor… and this diaper has lots of cute color choices in both a pastel palette and a bright palette (I like both). We have the soft lavender, ad it’s very pretty, but I also love the cornflower, orchid, red, chocolate, and purple. (Click color chart to see larger).
So how did it work for us? Excellent! I love that we could use it straight out of the dryer, but Lilian being a big drinker/heavy wetter, I do put an additional soaker inside. So this diaper is truly customizable. I like the generous fit and cute colors. And whereas I usually prefer snaps/hooks to Velcro, this diaper has a very streamlined look while on, very smooth under clothes. It does take more than one cycle in the dryer to dry, but that doesn’t bother me at all. Overall, I have no complaints about this diaper!
BUY ONE: At $16.95 each, this diaper is priced nicely! Especially considering you don’t NEED a cover OR an insert, it works just as is. Go here to buy one and try it out.

WIN ONE: I have the celery green, size small Drybees All-In-One Hybrid diaper to send to one lucky reader.
Mandatory Entry:
You must be a public follower of my blog either via Google reader/friend connect or Networked blogs. Just leave a comment and tell me about the diapers you currently use and what works for you.

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* Post about this giveaway on your blog or site and leave me a link where I can see it.
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* You get one additional entry for every friend/family member you get to enter (they have to leave an extra comment saying who sent them). So send your friends!

Remember, leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry you are entitled to, winner will be chosen via Random.org

This contest will end on October 25, 2010 at 11:59PM EST, no more entries will be accepted after that time. The winner will be chosen at random and announced within a day or two on the blog. The prize will be shipped directly from me to the winner within a reasonable amount of time, but has been provided by Drybees, and I cannot be responsible for any defects or issues with the product. Please see my disclosure link on the top of the page for fine print.

*Disclaimer* – I purchased this product from the wholesale/blogger portion of their website and will be refunded the full value of the item upon review. I was not paid in any other form for our review. The photos of lavender/green diapers, words, and opinions are my own except those quoted. Photos may not be used anywhere else on the web without my permission. The size/color chart and diagram are from the Drybees website and is their property.
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Posted on October 5, 2010, in cloth diapers, diapers, Drybees, giveaway, review. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. >I'm a new gfc followerduncan.lisa at gmail.com

  2. >I'm following you on networked blogs. I wasn't sure if this counts as another entry or not. If not, just delete it. I'm following you on NB anyway. :)duncan.lisa at gmail.com

  3. >I like you on facebook as Lisa Duncanduncan.lisa at gmail.com

  4. >I like DryBees on FB and told them you sent mehttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42814751510&v=wall&story_fbid=433623296510&ref=mfduncan.lisa at gmail.com

  5. >Voted for you on top mommy blogs and picket fence.duncan.lisa at gmail.com

  6. >Shared on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538011386&v=wall&story_fbid=130557756996490&ref=mfduncan.lisa at gmail.com

  7. >Added you to my blogroll (bottom of the page)http://www.my2centsfl.com/duncan.lisa at gmail.com

  8. >gfc follower…we are still on the hunt for what we like best!shannatempel at hotmail dot com

  9. >I like you on fb!shannatempel at hotmail dot com

  10. >I voted for you!shannatempel at hotmail dot com

  11. >Blog follower via GFC.we like pockets here. I just recently tried some fitteds and love them. We'll be adding more of them to the stash.knockedupandnursing at gmail dot com

  12. >Facebook fan of LFB.sarah brownknockedupandnursing at gmail dot com

  13. >Facebook fan of Drybees.knockedupandnursing at gmail dot com

  14. >I follow via GFC as Abbie NearyBaby is due on October 25th. I have a few of several different types of diapers to try, prefolds and covers, Motherease sandys and one size, a Thirsties Duo a Charlie Banana. I would love to try a Drybees diaper.flutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  15. >I like you on FB as Abbie Nearyflutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  16. >I voted for youflutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  17. >I commented on Fun Fluff giveaways flutterbyenature(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  18. >I follow you via GFC and I love FuzziBunz (We are on the hunt for night diapers and a good Hybrid for traveling!)ashley-conner at att dot net

  19. >votedashley-conner at att dot net

  20. >I'm a follower. We use pocket diapers at home and Best Bottom diapers to go out. Thanks for the giveaway!luvtosave at gmail.com

  21. >voted for "Top Mommy" and "Picket Fence"luvtosave at gmail.com

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