Friday, April 22, 2011

Fluffy Fridays- Sunbaby Diapers Review

Cloth diapers can save you money, period... but Sunbaby one size diapers are even more economical than most other brands! 

We received one Sunbaby diaper to try out.

This diaper came with one microfiber insert.

My first thoughts: Adorable diaper! 

We LOVE this diaper..... LOVE IT! The Sunbaby fits Annabelle wonderfully!

Action shots:

See how trim this diaper is! If you look closely at the picture just above this sentence, you may be able to see the elastic marks on Annabelle's legs from her previous diaper. The Sunbaby diaper is much thinner in between her legs, and I am sure that makes it much more comfortable for her! 

The Sunbaby diaper features hip snaps, to help provide a better fit for baby's thighs, three rise adjustments to ensure a proper fit as your child grows (recommended for 7-35lb children). 

The Sunbaby also has great leg elastic and elastic along the back of the diaper (seen below). The back elastic has successfully saved us from many explosions!

I also have to say I have a love/hate relationship with the back flap. I love that it is there to help prevent leakage, and prevent the insert from touching baby's skin. I don't like that I occassionally have to "get my hands dirty" when the diaper is especially soiled and I need to remove the insert. Usually, I love it.

I also love the line of PUL that is in the inside. This bit of fabric covers the snaps and helps prevent wicking. This is very helpful to us since Annabelle always rolls to her belly and is always very wet in the front.

Sunbaby diapers are made in China... but that's because the owner of Sunbaby LIVES in China! Sun pei, of Shanghai, and her husband are the owners of Sunbaby. Sun pei decided to get into the cloth market when she was shopping for her then 5 month old baby. She and her husband had a rough time in the beginning, but soon found a partner who had a small factory in their city. Together they collaborated and made Sunbaby what it is today.

Sun pei says this about the manufacturing of Sunbaby diapers, "Sunbaby Diapers are manufactured in Shanghai, China. Our city has strict laws forbidding cheaper labor. People who use child labor will be put into jail or fined huge amount money. So buy confidently! Your Diapers are manufactured under fair labor conditions. I am the only seller of Sunbaby diapers in china, I never make wholesale business to retailers in china so that I can ensure that I have a reasonable profit and workers in our factory can get paid well and don’t have to work overtime." (Sunbaby, 2011)

Overview from my point of view:

Definitely one of our go to diapers.

Brand: Sunbaby
Price:  $5 or less per diaper. 
Type: Pocket
Fluff Factor: Very Trim
Containment: Great!
Ease of use: A
Drying Time: Good

Sunbaby diapers can be purchased in lots of 12, with 12 inserts for $60 USD with free shipping to the US. (AWESOME, huh?!)  If you need more diapers than that, check out the site, if you need less than 12 diapers contact Sun pei for more information and to see if she can accommodate 

In order to complete the review I received free product from the company. I received no monetary compensation for this post and my opinions are entirely my own. You may or may not have the same experience as I did with this product. 

10 fantastic comments:

Unknown said...

Before my 4mo daughter was born, I did a lot of research into cloth diapers. We couldn't afford to pay a lot of money out at once, so I decided to order 12 sunbabies..... When my daughter turned 3 weeks old, we started using the sunbabies. They were pretty fluffy on her, but worked great. I ordered 12 more, and now sunbabies make up the majority of my stash. I show the cute patterns of to everyone, and they are all in awe of how easy cloth diapering is now! We <3 our sun baby diapers!

Kristine said...

Anen has that same diaper in blue =]

I have 15 Sunbaby 2.0s. They weren't as "fancy" as the 4.0s (I have 12 of those, too). Love. =]

Perfect for the budgeted family who wants to use pockets.

April Lynn | Our Little Loves said...

Glad to see Sunbabies on here. I have some for our baby on the way and am excited to try them out and maybe buy more. I bought five and SunPei was totally helpful in accommodating me since I didn't want the lot of 12 just yet.

Ami said...

I'm planning to purchase some from Sunpei. What are recommendations between the 2.0, 3.0, or 4.0? Currently, I'm just using cotton prefolds with Kawaii covers. But want to add some pocket diapers. Thanks!

Six in the Nest said...

Hi Ami!

I believe we received the newest version to try out, so I would recommend that one.


Brandi said...

See, I have had a disappointing experience with my batch of SunBaby diapers. Poop leaks THROUGH the seams. Maybe they purposely sent you a good one to try since they knew you'd be reviewing it? I have emailed them twice about my issue and had no response. You can read my review here:

Six in the Nest said...

Brandi- I have since purchase 24 Sunbaby diapers! I still love them! I do have a couple "duds" that just aren't as good as the rest, but overall, I LOVE mine!

Erin said...

Thanks for the review... I am hoping to order some of these... I can't figure out on their website, though, what prints are available, and how to select them... do you know? :) Thanks!

Six in the Nest said...

Hi Erin!

To purchase Sunbaby Diapers you click on the package you want to view, then underneath the picture of the diaper there will be thumbnails of the prints available. In the text box to the right you place your order, such as 1x Red, 1x Minnie Bows, etc. Or you can choose random or all the same. :) Hope that helps!

Tim said...

Just to add to this you can also go to which is a Canada affiliate for Sunbaby Diapers. They distribute to Canada and the United States and it only takes about 3 - 5 days to get your diapers as opposed to 6 weeks from China. You also don't pay customs and you can order 1, 2, 3, etc diapers instead of 12. I have dealt with the owner and she is fantastic with customer service as well. I had tons of questions and she was able to answer all of them. Just a thought!

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