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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CoCaLo "Perfect Bum" Review

As I wrote before, I'm trying out the whole cloth diaper thing. When I first started cloth diapering, I only knew of the old Gerber white cloth & pin setup. I had no idea that cloth diapering these days was so easy (or in some cases - fashionable). With so many brands out there, I knew I wanted to try several to get a feel for which one would be best for me.

Since BabiesRUs is close enough that I can pop in pretty frequently, I decided to make the first of my cloth diaper purchases there. I picked up the CoCaLo "Perfect Bum" cloth diaper & t-shirt set for $17.98. They had a wide variety of styles to choose from which come in three different sizes. The sets come with a small t-shirt, the diaper cover, an insert, and a liner. It is worth noting that these are being discontinued at BabiesRUs, so if you want a great deal, call around to your local ones to see if they are offering them at a low price. As of 10/16/13, these were marked down to $7.98 from the original price of $29.99. If you can find them in a store near you, stock up!

Here is a picture of my little one in the shirt, although unfortunately grandma saved her from a poopy diaper before I could get a picture of her wearing it as a set.

Overall, I like the diaper for it's convenience, but I'm put off by the lack of tightness in the elasticity. The design is cute, and I love how well the insert and liner wick the moisture away, but it just isn't enough for me to forgive the occasional sudden wet spot on my shirt or pants - or worse, a friend's shirt or pants! Maybe if my baby's legs were a bit chubbier during the trial run of this brand, it would have held up a bit better.

If you do a market comparison, the price I paid for this diaper is a bit cheaper than some others, but it is still a bit costly from a penny-pincher's point of view. And because this diaper doesn't grow with the child (as some other adjustable ones do), I just can't justify buying a bunch of these. I think that this is one of those diapers that I loved having one of (for those moments when I wanted to feel like I was "in-style") but for everyday humdrum around the house, I preferred cheap & sturdy.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, and as always, my opinions are purely my own.


  1. Thanks for the great info, reviews and giveaway!

  2. So adorable! Thanks for sharing the adorable photo with us .

    1. Leaving email for the giveaway :)

      fingers and toes crossed.

  3. I used disposable with my daughter but that was 24 years ago and that is all they used back then. But my daughter is a nanny and the family she works for uses cloth diapers. She loves them.... has her favorite brands though :)
    Sherri Lewis

  4. Those are cute!! Things have came such a LONG way since we were babies..LOL

    1. They really really have! I find a new cloth diaper brand online almost every day now!