I have to say, after posting about how excited I was, regarding my first order of Bambino’s, I have to say I’m very disappointed. They don’t live up to my expectations.
Yes, they are very cute, and I will use what I have when I’m in the mood to be a baby, but I don’t see myself ordering any more. Maybe, I’m spoiled, since I have been using Dry 24/7’s, but to many of the issues that drove me to pay the extra for Dry 24/7’s are present with the Bambino’s.
1. The diapers to short (up and down). Per the website, I am right between a Medium and a Large. So I bought larges. I would think that they would fit. Nope. The diapers only come up to middle of my hips. Looking at images of others in Bambino’s I think that is where they are designed to stop. There Hip-huggers. The problem is, I can’t keep them up. With the 24/7’s thy come over the hip and so my hip bone keeps them in place. I’m not risking exposure every time I pull up my diaper.
2. The pattern is the same “Diaper Tape” that you can buy to add patters to your own diapers. I expected, give the price, that the pattern would be part of the diaper’s plastic. Since the pattern is taped on, then an additional clear tape covers it, the pattern is extremely inflexible and noisy. This causes the diaper to be less comfortable and 10 times noisier then the 24/7’s, so much so, that I fear getting caught. Normally I wouldn’t care, but since the diaper is “Babyish” I can’t use a “I’m having inconstancy issues” if someone see it like I can with the Dry 24/7s.
3. The tapes, don’t seem to be in the right place. They seem to high. I may be wrong here, but I can’t get a good “seal” along the inside crotch because of it.
4. I don’t think that the diaper is all that thick. I would guess, that it’s actually thinner then that Attends extended wear diapers I used to buy before Dry 24/7’s. I fear using them in public because I fear they will leak.
To me, when compared to the Dry 24/7’s, what I have to give up for a “cute looking” diaper is just too much. I would rather use the same “Diaper Tape” that Bambino’s uses to put a pattern on my Dry 24/7’s. That is ultimately what I wanted, Babyish looking Dry 24/7 diapers.
However, I think I will try a sample of the ABU Cushies Diapers, just to see how those compare, unless you all tell me that they Cushies have the same issues.