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Lil Helper Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway [closed]

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 82 Comments

AsSalaamAlaiKum and Welcome,

A few days back I was sent a package for review from Lil Helper Cloth Diapers and below are my thoughts regarding the product.

Lil Helper Inc. is a new-ish cloth diaper company based in the heart of Canada, Toronto. It is run by two very witty (just go through their website, it has extensive information as well as a lot of humor) university buddies Mohammed Gandhi & Nader Abu El Samid. Lil Helper Cloth Diapers are All in Two’s (AI2s), that is, unlike pocket cloth diapers, AI2s do not have a pocket that needs to be unstuffed with the liner every time before putting it into the diaper pail and again stuffed after the wash. With AI2s, the liners are snapped to the diaper shell.  This is the first time I tried an AI2 diaper as I have only been using pocket diapers since I started cloth diapering my child.

Lil Helper also runs a Baby Do Good program where they donate one new diaper to every three diapers sold to a family in need. They write about it as it happens on their blog. That is a wonderful charity cause. I was very happy to hear about it. So not only are you doing good to your baby and for the environment by choosing natural and degradable products, but also helping those in need.

I was sent a review package that consisted of:

  • One Size Original PUL Cloth Diaper
  • One Size Organic Bamboo Cloth Diaper
  • One Size Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper
  • Zipper Wet Bag
  • Drawstring Wetbag
  • Bamboo Wipes

Lil Helper also sent me an extra of each cloth liner type.
My first impression of the diapers, their website, their Baby Do Good cause, and their online ad video: Impressive!

I’ve been using them for several weeks now and they are pretty great. All the three diapers I was sent are very trim, not bulky at all and the colors they are sold in are bright yet sober. These diapers are one size which means, they grow with your baby and will fit from 7 pounds all the way up to 35 pounds so you only have to buy ONE set of diapers which you save you a lot of money. They fit my infant perfectly. These diapers are available in sturdy snap closures (my favorite): including 4 hip snaps, overlapping waist snaps and 3 rows of rise snaps. The outer layer of all the diapers are made from completely waterproof, yet breathable material. Each diaper comes along with two detachable liners (one small and one large). The inside of the diapers have a snap at the front and back where you attach the snap on liners. There is elastic at the legs and across the back top of the diapers.

One Size Original PUL Cloth Diaper:

I was sent a PUL cloth diaper in a beautiful purple bubbles print. This is the most colorful diaper I have in my stash yet. I loved the retro print of this diaper.

The inner lining of the diaper is made from micro fleece (polyester). The liners are made from unbleached cotton and micro-terry.  The large liner is three layered, that is two layers of unbleached cotton and one layer of micro terry. The small liner is four layered, that is two layers of unbleached cotton and two layers of micro terry.

I have always used this diaper along with the two liners, and never had any leak problems.

One diaper shell along with a set two liners (one small and one large) costs $20. A set of two liners (one small and one large) purchased separately costs $8.

One Size Organic Bamboo Cloth Diaper:

The inner lining of the diaper is made of organic bamboo. Liners are made of organic bamboo and micro-terry. The large liner is three layered, that is two layers of organic bamboo and one layer of micro terry. The small liner is four layered, that is two layers of organic bamboo and two layers of micro terry.

I am a big fan of bamboo diapers. I use both the this one for night time use and I have never had any leak issues with it. It is a very lightweight diaper, super absorbant and amazingly soft. Bamboo is naturally deodorizing and anti-bacterial. It has excellent wicking ability and feels dry on baby’s bottom.

One diaper shell along with a set two liners (one small and one large) costs $23. A set of two liners (one small and one large) purchased separately costs $9.

One Size Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper:

The inner lining of the diaper is made of organic charcoal bamboo. The thin but very absorbent liners made with organic charcoal bamboo and micoterry. The large liner is three layered, that is two layers of bamboo charcoal and one layer of micro terry. The small liner is four layered, that is two layers of bamboo charcoal and two layers of micro terry.

I am a big fan of bamboo diapers. I use both the this one for night time use and I have never had any leak issues with it. It is a very lightweight diaper, super absorbant and amazingly soft. Bamboo is naturally deodorizing and anti-bacterial. It has excellent wicking ability and feels dry on baby’s bottom. Plus, they are grey in color, so they hide stains very well.

One diaper shell along with a set two liners (one small and one large) costs $26. A set of two liners (one small and one large) purchased separately costs $10.

Wetbags:

I loved the elastic chord the drawstring bag has, and the snappable loop the zipper wetbag features.

Both the wetbags are 29 cm x 27 cm in size.

They are both made of a single layer of PUL material and can easily hold about 4 wet cloth diapers+liners. I attach the loop of the wetbag to the stroller handle while outdoors, or keep it hanging from the doorknob while at home always. Both the bags also fold up compact in my diaper bag. The zipper wetbag is $8.00, and the drawstring wetbag is $6.00.

Bamboo Wipes:

These wipes ultra soft and two layered. One layer is a soft organic bamboo terry and the other layer is microfiber.

They come in a square 8″ x 8″ in size. However they did shrink and pill a bit after several washes, but they have stayed super soft. A pack of 5 is $10.

Overall:

Siam loves to hold her feet and take them into her mouth. She is usually unable to do this while wearing pocket diapers as they are a lil bit bulky on her bum and restrict her movement. I was pleased to see that with these diapers Siam was able to easily hold her feet and bring them to her mouth. These diapers did not restrict her movement as they are super trim.
This is the first time I am using AI2 diapers. They are a little bit expensive when compared to pocket diapers that I have, but I loved them. I loved the fact that the diaper shell can be reused and only the liners need to be replaced once wet or soiled, which saves on laundry. I also loved that when unsnapped the liners and the diaper shell dry super quick after the wash. The other thing I like about Lil Helper diapers is that all their shells and liners are interchangeable. However I noticed that the liners did shrink quite a bit after several washes, but still absorbent.

BUY IT:
You can purchase these awesome diapers at Lil Helper. They have extensive information on cloth diapering on their website. They also offer free and fast shipping anywhere in Canada.

WIN IT:
Lil Helper is offering one lucky reader of my blog 1 charcoal bamboo diaper, 1 charcoal insert, 1 zipper wetbag, and 5 organic bamboo wipes!
{U.S./Canada}

One Mandatory Entry:
(Only one comment per person. Anyone who leaves more than one comment will not be counted and their comments will be deleted.)

Contest Ends March 3rd 2012 @ 11:59pm.
Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will contact the winner via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Update: And the lucky winner is Ali Peterson! Congratulations!!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of cost in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. These are my completely honest opinions according to my experience with the product and may differ from yours. LilHelper Diapers is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Allahafiz and take care.

Comments

82 Responses to “Lil Helper Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway [closed]”

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