Part 2 of 3 (read Part 1 here)
So now that you’ve read about the Econobum and are (hopefully) thinking of trying out cloth, let me increase the odds in favor of the cloth brigade. Heeere’s (drumrolls please) Flip! Flip is the slicker, smarter, richer, more attractive cousin of Econobum. It is very similar in the way you would use it, but is higher quality, has a slimmer fit and here’s the best part – comes in gorgeous shades of pink, lavender, blue, green and yellow. Its beautiful enough to wear outside so all you need is a light top and you have a cute summer outfit.
Like the Econobum the Flip has 2 components:
1. The Outer Cover. This water-proof adjustable one-size (from newborns to 3 year olds) cover has snaps to open and close the diaper around the waist, as well as snaps that make it adjustable in size.
2. The Stay-Dry insert. Where the Econobum uses a
prefold, the Flip has a long slim Stay-Dry liner (sort of like a sanitary pad). Stay-Dry liners are made of 3 absorbent layers of microfiber and a smooth stay-dry suede that wicks away moisture from your baby’s bum-keeping baby drier, longer.
To diaper baby, just place the insert on the outercover tucked within the flaps and close the snaps of the outer cover. When you need to change, just unsnap, remove the dirty insert, toss into bucket and replace it with a new one. You can just wipe the outer cover and reuse it. Thanks to the Stay-Dry suede, the baby won’t feel the wetness. So you usually need to change only after 3-4 hours.
One individual set of the Flip which consists of the outer cover with one stay-dry insert is Rs.1023. You can buy extra inserts separately for Rs.358 each. The Flip Daypack which contains 2 outer covers and 6 Stay-Dry inserts for Rs.2743 will be available in a month or so. Flip also gives an option for disposable inserts for when you’re traveling. Those should also become available at smartbaby.in soon.
The advantages of Flip over Econobum is mainly, that the Stay-Dry liners are easier to use than the prefolds and give a slim, sleek fit. The liners also keep baby feeling dry. The outer covers in the Flip are better made, with 2 sets of snaps around the waist as opposed to one in the Econobum, they have flaps to keep the liners in place and are available in pretty colours. The Econobum is about Rs.300 cheaper (Rs.600 for the Daypack) and the prefolds are cotton, if you’re particular about that.
Watch a How To video for the Flip here on youtube.
Flip diapers are available online at smartbaby.in. Its Rs.1023 for one outer cover and one insert. The Daypack (Rs.2743 for 2 covers and 6 prefolds) will be available in a couple of months.
We have 3 samples of the cloth diapers – one each of Econonum, Flip and Bumgenius to give away. To be eligible to win one, sign up in our members area and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with CLOTH DIAPERS as subject.
Stay tuned for Cloth diapering: Part 3 of 3 – Bumgenius