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the one that brought me back {Flip Hybrid Diaper System}

My relationship with cloth diapers has been a rocky one.  We started out strong and then my love started to fade and I began to have eyes for another… yes, the disposable.  See, using both cloth and disposable is a slippery slope.  We began using disposable diapers while out of the house because it seemed easier (and less messy) and then at nighttime (less leaks).  Before we knew it, we were 80% disposable. **shame**  I was sent an awesome package of the Flip Hybrid Diaper System to review. In it was Flip One-Size Diaper Covers, Flip Stay-Dry Inserts and Flip Disposable Inserts — everything I needed to get back on track.

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I’ve realized what was missing from my cloth diaper stash – flexibility.  I’m a girl who needs options and I’m also a girl who doesn’t like to carry dirty diapers around in my diaper bag.  The Flip Hybrid Diaper System contains disposable inserts that are dye and fragrance free, adjustable for size, super absorbent and, best of all, disposable.  My diaper bag thanks me for this stink-free option!  I was really impressed with the absorbancy power of the disposable, only using one for multiple hours.

So let’s look at the whole system.  Flip diaper covers are one-size (8-35 lbs) and have three adjustable fits.  My son (7 months) is still in the first stage but is getting close to moving into the next fit.  The covers come in both snaps and hook and loop closure.  I generally always go snap since my son absolutely loves to pull his diapers off. The fit is very nice on the diaper cover, never leaving red marks behind so I know they must be pretty comfortable.  The fabric is sturdy yet soft and the construction is really exceptional.  These shells come in a rainbow of colors — I have Noodle (a cream) and Grasshopper (pale sage green).

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This one diaper cover is compatible with three inserts: stay-dry, organic and disposable.  I am reviewing the Stay-Dry Inserts which also have three adjustable fits.  Simply fold the insert to become a small, medium or large size (see fold marks below).  These super soft inserts are so absorbent and really great at keeping moisture away from your baby.  My son does not entertain wet diapers.  He will pull on them constantly but this one he seems to leave alone — must be the great wicking power of the Stay-Dry!  They contain 3 layers of microfiber cloth that really trap the wetness.  Hand to God, I have not had any leaks with this Stay-Dry and diaper cover system.

front: Stay-Dry inserts, back right: disposable inserts

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Over the course of my journey with cloth diapers, I have tried so many different brands and styles.  I have learned through trial and error which kinds don’t work for my family: which leak, which irritate my baby’s skin, which take forever to dry… For me, the diaper shell and loose insert works best.  No pockets, no all-in-ones.  This style is easier to wash and dry, more economical and just… better.  I can honestly say the Flip Hybrid Diaper System has single-handedly brought me back to cloth diapering.  Without trying this system, we may have abandoned them altogether.

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Dear Flip, I wish I had you Day One. Purchase Flip products online from Cotton Babies, the makers of another awesome cloth diaper, bumGenius.  Keep in the know by liking Flip Diapers on Facebook.

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3 Comments

  1. Michelle
    September 18, 2013 at 10:08 am — Reply

    Awesome to know! I have been trying to decide what I’m going to use with this baby!

  2. Jillian
    March 23, 2015 at 11:37 am — Reply

    I appreciate your review! I’m on the brink of purchasing my starting lineup and flip hybrid seem to have everyone pleased.

  3. Colleen
    February 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    Hello! Thank you for your review! I am very interested in purchasing Flip covers to begin my cloth-diapering journey. I believe the flexibility of use will be the easiest for our family to use. How many covers would you recommend starting out with? We won’t be cloth-diapering in the newborn stage, I was planning on purchasing 6 covers of the One-Size. Do you think this will be enough to begin with?

    Thank you!

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