One thing I've discovered after testing out diapers is that you might discover the perfect pocket, but you are not crazy about the size, price, absorbency, or style of the insert. You might also like using prefolds or fitteds, but need an extra layer of absorbency. You could also be like our family and need a more absorbent night-time solution that doesn't compromise the fit of a diaper or require you to purchase special "overnight" diapers.
When I came across the Doopsy line of inserts, their unique style intrigued me. This insert claims to be affordable, slim, super absorbent, and a universal fit for all diaper styles and brands. Doopsy is recommended as a great way to breathe new life into old diapers and for use with new diapers. At a retail price of $11.95, I wondered if the Doopsy could be an economy solution to creating a more absorbent stash.
The Super Doopsy insert is different from other inserts and liners I have tried because it is essentially a long insert made of PUL fabric on one side and 4 layers of Bamboo terry (very soft) on the other. If you want additional absorbency, the Super Doopsy has a pocket for a removable Extra Absorbency pad made out of 2 layers of Bamboo hemp terry (other fabrics coming in the future). You can leave the insert in the pocket for washing because it agitates out in the wash by itself. The inserts come in cool array of solid color options, as well three fun animal prints. I received the zebra and liked the whimsy of having an added design, which actually looked cute as the print peek-a-booed out of a solid color diaper.
I was impressed by the slim design of this pocket, but honestly still had my doubts about the bulk it might create in my favorite diaper brands. After pre-washing the Super Doopsy, I decided to test it in an Apple Cheeks Diaper. I love the design and fit of this diaper, but I'm not crazy about the cost or night-time absorbency of the inserts. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the Doopsy fit very well into my Apple Cheeks size 2 diaper, even with the Extra Absorbency Pad, for day and did not compromise the fit. This held true when I added the Super Doopsy with the traditional pad for night-time. My heavy wetter stayed dry in a diaper I could not previously use at night!
I tested the claim that the Doopsy works universally and found that it had a compatible fit with the Bum Genius 3.0 and Smartipants during the day. I liked the fit of the insert less with my fitted diapers, but this is most likely because I primarily use Nifty Nappy fitteds, which come with their own slim absorbency insert. Ultimately, the Nifty Nappy insert is slimmer fitting than the Doopsy, so I preferred it for that style of diaper.
I think the Super Doopsy is an ideal solution for parents looking to buy an economy package of diapers, such as Bum Genius or Smartipants, that might not have the needed absorbency as a baby's needs change. IT could also work for the individual who has a broad range of diaper styles or brands and is looking for a universal insert to use with existing diapers, rather than purchasing new night-time diapers. Rather than piling on the inserts or buying night-time diapers that often cost in the $25 to $30 range, someone could purchase 2 to 3 Super Doopsy inserts, wash every other day, and be covered for the night.
Would you like to try a Super Doopsy Insert? Doopsy has generously offered one black Super Doopsy Insert for one lucky The Inquisitive Mom reader!
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Good Luck! This giveaway will be open from Monday, July 26, 2010 until Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:59 PST. Winner must be 18 years or older to win and a US Resident. Winner will be selected by random.org, notified via email, and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
Disclosure: I received complimentary product for review. I did not receive compensation. This review represents my honest opinions.