Kushies Cloth Diaper

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #6 in Diapers & Nappies


Pros: cheap

Cons: bulky, long drying time

Bought for first child when looking for a brand of diapers that we liked.  My husband liked them 'cause they are easy to put on and we had the all in one style so no cover was needed. I did't like them because they wicked at the legs- but I find this problem with most AIO's that I tried. They also took for ever to dry.  The waterproof material is stiff, and cracked after awhile.


Pros: fairly easy

Cons: long to dry, longer learning curve, bulky

These diapers are fairly cheap (I got them off e-bay).  They're okay for the price I paid.  I used these for my newborn for a few weeks.  You have to play w/ the flap to figure out the best way to keep it from leaking.  They're pretty bulky and stiff too.  I had the premie size and they were pretty big on my full term baby.  There's no way a premie would ever fit into them! 


Pros: soak up the urine really good

Cons: not good for runny poop

I only paid $2 from a yardsale which was a great buy. Plus they were brand new!
Anyway they soak great and wash great but not tight enough around the legs like other brands so the poop gets on the legs if it's runny


Pros: easy to use & easy to wash

We love these diapers. My husband wasn't for cloth diapering because he was nervous about all the work, so an AIO was my only option in his opinion. This diaper is thought less and reminds us of a disposiable.


We wanted to save money and be more earth-friendly, but we also are very busy so I have figured out how to wash them with very little work. All solid poop is flushed in the toilet but everything else is dry pailed. Then I wash the diapers about every 2-3 days. I have an HE washer so it was a little tricky figuring out my machine at first. Here is how I am able to get my diapers so clean. First I make sure that my washer has gone through at least one cycle without fabric softner. The residue from this can cause bulid up in this diaper and takes awhile to strip out. Then I wash the diaper with 1/4 cup of bac-out(only detergent we have in or natural food stores) and 10 drops of tea tree oil in the bleach cup. Then I run the sanitary wash. I follow that up with two rinses and a spin in the dryer on low for 40-60 minutes depending on the size of the load. My diapers always come out smelling like tea tree oil and my son can then were a diaper between 4-10 hours with out any problems. The one time I had an amonia smell all I have to do was put the diapers through a boiling bath (soak in boiling water) twice and then one rinse cycle with tea tree oil. Otherwise these diapers have been a life saver to my budget and better for our environment. 


I will say on the downside that you need to make sure that the diaper is on right. Basically you have to make sure that nothing is exposed to the inside otherwise it will leak. Which maybe why little ones have a harder time staying dry with them. However if you read the instructions it says how to place the diaper on a child and it tells you how to work with the extra absorbant flap to your best advantage.   


Pros: convenience

Cons: leaky

These were my very first attempt at cloth diapering. I bought some used at a consignment sale, and they leaked like crazy! So I bought some new ones online, and they did the same. They were fine for around the house, but I wasn't able to use them out in public. They are much less expensive than other All-in-One diapers, and that's a good thing, though!


Pros: easy to use

Cons: stink, hard to get clean, too big for small baby

These are okay, and not bad at 10.00 per diaper.  I loved them at first, but had to buy the infant size for my toddler because they run big.  No way will these work for a baby under 6 months.  They are incredibly bulky. 


My biggest issue is the cleanliness.  I have done all the tricks.  I use homemade laundry detergent because store-bought can cause detergent build-up.  I use borax once in a while.  I sun them.  I don't use vinegar, I soak them, rinse them, and sprinkle with baking soda before washing...but they still smell bad.  Some have suggested it's because I have hard water.  Maybe, I don't know.  However, if my son pees in them, he smells bad thanks to the diaper.  If he wears them overnight, they reek of ammonia so bad it takes your breath away, and his little bottom turns red as can be.  I just ordered some more sunbaby diapers so I can toss these in the garbage.  I would pass them on as not to be wasteful, but I'm not about to stick someone else with these troubles. 


Pros: adorable, fit wonderfully, no leaks, comfortable for baby, good for chuncky monkies

Cons: dry time, but that's all AIOs, not for skinny minnies

I have 5 of the all in one kushies toddler size. I bought these used in wonderful shape from a mom off cafemom who used them for about 10 months for her little one.


Since other reviewers have done a mix of reviewing the brand (Kushies) and the diaper type (All-In-One) I will do the same:


I don't perfer all-in-ones because as other reviewers have noted any brand all-in-ones take forever to dry and the fit can be compromised depending on how they are shaped compared to how your lo is shaped. Also like any AIO diaper whatever the brand you have to take precautions to keep the ammonia from building up in the layers and depending on your water type this might be harder, like another reviewer mentioned. That's what you get for trading the convience of AIOs for the easier washing of other options, though. ;-) And that is more a diss on the type of diaper being used not the actual brand anyways.


On to points about this particular brand:


These fit my lo perfectly and Tristian is not bothered by these and does not try to take them off (like he does some brands of diapers), so that is wonderful. I really really like that they have it so you just fold the velcro tabs over to connect to the area right next to them to protect the velcro while laundering. I also really like that they have a pocket type design for when you are wanting to add padding for absorbancy, that makes the fit much better when doubling. I have had no leaks at all with these yet, and my lo is a heavy wetter, that's a total thumbs up also. Usually I use gerber vinyl covers over a fitted with 2 microfiber inserts at night since my lo is such a heavy wetter. The night after I got these I stuffed a full microfiber into the pocket area and had no leaks, but I did wake up and change him in the middle of the night, probably about 8 hours after he went down, so it wasn't a complete night test, but it did not leak for 8 hours with a very heavey wetter, so I was very impressed with that. Also, I have had no problem with smell with these when following normal AIO precautions against ammonia build up.


I also wanted to add after setting up a review page for these in the cafemom Cloth Diapering Mamas group we have noticed thatthese work great those with chubby los with no real complaints, for those with skinny los they don't fit well and leak often.

Kushies Cloth Diaper

Reusable cloth diapers mean no more disposables that create land fill. Recommended for nighttime, nap time and heavy wetter. Made of 8 layers of 100% cotton flannel plus an inner waterproof barrier. Patented built-in flap for extra absorbency. Soft leg elastic and adjustable hook and loop closure for a snug fit. Made of 100% cotton flannel with a 100% vinyl coating. Newborn (4-10 lbs.). 5 Pack. Colors and style may vary.

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