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AMP One Size Duo Pocket #ClothDiaper Review

We love our cloth diapers, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that Canadian diapers hold a special place in my heart. Today I’m reviewing an AMP One Size Duo pocket diaper in this gorgeous sugar plum colour with a two layer bamboo insert and two layer hemp booster. In case you were wondering, AMP stands for Annie Marie Padorie, the mom of five and designer of these made in Canada diapers.AMP OS Sugarplum

Anatomy of an AMP One Size Duo Pocket Diaper

The AMP OS Duo diaper is designed to fit babies from 7-35 pounds and comes in snaps only. One of my favourite things about AMP diapers is the rainbow of 21 colours and 8 prints they come in! The outside shell is waterproof PUL, and the inside is stay dry microfleece. The pocket opening is located at the front of the diaper to minimize contact with poop. Both the front and the back are elasticized for a better fit. The AMP OS has two rows of eight snaps across the front to adjust the waist and leg holes. The wide rounded wings have two snaps each, but no crossover or hip snaps.

AMP OS diaper features

The three rows of rise snaps allow you to adjust the rise to small, medium, and large.

AMP OS Duo size comparison

AMP offers several different styles and types of inserts and boosters that can be mixed and matched to suit your baby’s needs. I received a 2 layer hemp booster and 2 layer fleecy bamboo insert made from 70% rayon from bamboo and 30% cotton. After prepping, the insert measured about 13″ x 10″. 

AMP bamboo & hemp inserts

Diaper Fit & Performance

AMP Duo diapers can be used either as a pocket diaper or as an AI2 (All-in-2) with the insert folded and laid inside the shell. I prefer pocket-style as I don’t like the idea of reusing the shell when I can’t wipe it down between uses. The pocket opening is nice and wide –  easy to stuff for daddy hands and plenty of room to add extra inserts or boosters as needed. Kay is 26 months old and currently 28 pounds. I played around with the fit of this diaper a bit as she seems to be right in between the medium rise and large (unsnapped) rise. Here she has her AMP snapped down to medium, and you can see that it’s ever so slightly on the low side. I decided to go with the lower rise to keep it snug around her legs.

AMP OS collage

I really like the elasticized front which helps stop tummy leaks. The leg elastic has average stretch and stiffness, and Keira didn’t get any red marks from this diaper. I love the ruffled edges too, almost identical to the look of AppleCheeks envelope covers. During the day I’ve been using just the two layer bamboo insert. I like the versatility of this fold-your-own style of insert as it can be folded into thirds widthwise for six layers in the soaker zone, or folded into half lengthwise for a trimmer four layers of absorption.

Once it was properly prepped, I was impressed with just how much this insert could absorb. I didn’t add the hemp booster during the day because it was just too bulky, but it worked great for extra absorbency during naps and even a couple of overnights. We did not have any leaks in our testing period. Like any natural fiber inserts, both the bamboo/cotton blend insert and hemp booster needed to be washed several times to remove the natural oils before using them. (AMP recommends a minimum of four times.) I definitely prefer this style of insert because it’s easier to get clean and much quicker to dry. The bamboo insert and hemp booster combo was bullet-proof. I hardly ever use pockets at night as they rarely make the cut, but this did the job.

Final Thoughts

The AMP OS Duo diaper is meant to fit from around birth through to potty training. Not having to buy new diapers for each size makes diapering more economical, but there is a bit of a trade off in trimness. There’s quite a bit of stretch in the leg elastics, so it looks like it will fit most babies, but like the majority of one size diapers I doubt it will fit a newborn very well. I love AMP Diapers’ range of bamboo and hemp inserts that allow you to “build” the perfect diaper for your baby, and I really love that AMP is a Canadian company that manufactures its diapers right here in Canada (in Winnipeg, Manitoba) in safe and comfortable working conditions.

Shop

The AMP OS Duo diaper (no insert) regularly retails for $20. The 2 layer bamboo insert retails for $7.95, and hemp booster for $3.75. Shop for AMP diapers at my local retailer, Lagoon Baby.

Disclosure: I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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  • Hi, hun! I enjoyed reading this review on such a cute diaper. Not only does it have such a lovely magenta-ish color, but it is also waterproof and as a newbie and first time mom to all of this, that sounds great because I didnt know they came like that! It would have been awesome to have them fit newbiies but nevertheless, i love how they dont cause red marks which is a plus for comfort and I would totally buy one!

  • I love that this is a one size diaper that can be used essentially from birth to potty training. And I especially like the little ruffle detail that the leg elastics create.

  • I love that this diaper is designed just like apple cheeks but is one size, it’s the best of both worlds! Plus that color is amazing looking

  • I love my AMP Duo. My only quibble is that it’s very small for a one size diaper. My toddler is big at 35 lbs and fits comfortably in Apple Cheeks size 2 (not even on the last snaps yet), but the AMP doesn’t fit him at all. But the navy colour is really cute and it works great for my 7mo!

    • In all fairness, AppleCheeks is a sized diaper, not a one size, so it’s supposed to fit larger. In my experience AMP OS sizing is comparable to other one size diapers like Thirsties and bumGenius 4.0. Do you have a lot of other OS diapers that fit your toddler?

  • I really like the design of the leg elastics. It makes it look pretty the way they kind of flare out like that. I don’t think any of my diapers in my “preparing for baby” stash have elastic in the front. I’m curious to try this brand and see how it will work for us!

  • I love Amp!! I find the one size is a little small since I have a bigger baby. He’s only 9 months and he’s on the last snap setting. I hope he slims down a bit soon because I really love my Amps. I love the ruffles. I also love the fact that they are made in Canada.

  • Oh dear! I almost got this diaper because of how adorable it looks on your super cute baby, but previous comments have made me reconsider! I love the idea of one-size but in my family we have super-size babies and I’m concerned my girl will grow out of her one-sizes too quickly. Do you think the AMP is on the smaller size?

    • I see those comments, but that’s not been my experience. I just compared the length of the AMP to my Thirsties, Lalabye Baby, and bumGenius 4.0 (all one size diapers). The AMP was slightly longer than the bumGenius actually, and about the same as the other two. I find the AMP sizing to be comparable to other one size diapers. One size diapers try to accommodate as large a range of sizes as possible, but the trade off is they will not fit newborns or very large babies that well. My daughter is 2 years old and close to 30 pounds. She still has plenty of room left.

  • These are so cute and I’ve heard really good things about them. I am also curious how they fit on really chunky babies? Will they be outgrown too soon? I guess I’ll just have to try some and see for myself 🙂

  • Would love to try this as an overnight diaper, but out little guy isn’t so little either. He’s about 23 pounds at 13 months, I wonder how long it would fit for him..

    • I find these fit size-wise like most other one size diapers – neither smaller nor larger. They’re estimated to fit up to about 35 pounds and that sounds about right. (My daughter is almost 30 pounds and has lots of room left.)

  • I love the name acronym! Very neat!
    I also like that it comes with hemp! I don’t have a lot of that in my stash.
    I have heard a lot of good things about this brand.
    Rise snaps are always good. Change as the baby grows.
    Very nice diaper.

  • I love one size diapers. They make it so easy for us new to cloth folks to figure things out… and gotta love that they’re made in Canada! 🙂

  • I really like the insert options. When I first started cloth diapering I wasn’t as concerned about types of inserts (which is probably normal for someone new to cloth diapering..or at least me :-p). Fast forward to now and with a HE top loading washing machine (anyone else develop a nose like a bloodhound when it comes to microfiber? haha) coupled with a heavy wetter, the difference between me purchasing a diaper or not has a lot to do with the inserts it comes with. I know I could just replace them, but then I have more inserts laying around with added expense of switching them out.

  • Thank you for reviewing this brand of diaper. I am rather new to cloth diapering. Been at it for about 2 1/2 mo now. I liked how you described that the absorbency is customizable in how you fold the insert. I of course want maximum absorbency but a trim diaper as well. It sounds like this would be possible with this brand of diaper!

  • I’ve been AMP curious for a while. We do use some Applecheeks, and the look is really similar, but I’ve also heard great things about AMP!

  • My favourite parts of this review are the little info-graphics you created to explain the various features of the AMP diaper that you reviewed. Thank you!

  • Oh neat! I didn’t know AMP was Canadian made 🙂 I love the colour and would definitely buy it for my boy lol. I have big babies too- my 2 year old is closer to 50 lbs and tall so this probably wouldn’t fit him and i would love to try applecheeks with the waist extender. My 2 month old is just over 14 lbs so i would love to try him with an AMP

  • You’re daughter is so cute! I think these look really nice. It amazes me how WAHMs can craft such great diapers. It reminds me of the applecheeks brand alot!

  • I’ve made the decision to CD my little one (arriving in March) so I’m working on building my stash. I love AMP diapers (made in my home town of Winnipeg) and have heard nothing but great things about this brand. I love to support local and Canadian made! If I won the giveaway, I’d pick any of the blues (for my little guy!) — navy, medium, saturn blue — they are all great!

  • Awww. I love the little “ruffle” effect of the elastics (and your model is oh-so-adorable!) Just seeing them OTB makes me want one, now! I have a few sized diapers (only Thirsties) and mostly one-size (mostly BumGenius), I am looking for a better-fitting OS than the BG4, is tends to gap at my baby’s skinny legs- but I’m worried that would be all diapers.

  • I love the ruffles around the legs! I have yet to try one of these, but I love that they’re made in North America and how customizable the absorbency is!

  • Great review. These remind me of apple cheeks but one size. Looks like an awesome diaper. Cute design and looks like the prefomance

  • This color is really cute I am fairly new to cloth diapering getting into it with my last 2 of 4 kids. I was reading above and dont understand the comments of one size not fitting well for bigger kids I actually really enjoy the AMP one size for my daughter who is 21/2 and 30 lbs. Thank you for this review I have been trying to figure out inserts and what works best may try these ones.

  • I have been trying different cloth diapers with my little one because we have a lot of leaking issues. Would love to try this diaper!

  • I have one AMP cover, but haven’t gotten much use out of it yet. However, I like the idea of using it for nights, particularly with the stay-dry fleece. Did you just use the bamboo insert and hemp booster? How long did it last at night?

  • I love the snapping system on this diaper. I had the old fashion cloth and pin diapers for my children. My daughter wants to go with cloth like I did so we have been looking at the different options. It is amazing how much more there is today.

  • I like the way the insert is fold over to tailor it to what you need. I would love to try this diaper out overnight since you said it has ample room for extra stuffing. The ruffles are cute too, aaah another diaper that I want to buy now! I need to stop reading reviews I want to #buyallthediapers!

  • This is super helpful! thanks for providing measurements with points of reference. It’s so hard to judge sometimes. So cute!

  • Well after reading your review I would really like to try AMP since I have a tummy sleeper and the elastic in the front would be so helpful especially when he does his epic fill the diaper all the way poops!!!!! Thanks for this great review!!!

  • What an adorable and flexible diaper! I love the options that the different snaps offer. And the colour is just so darn cute! 🙂

  • I’d love to try AMP diapers but sadly don’t know any US retailers that sell them. The AMP Duo reminds me of Applecheeks but in a OS style, making it more wallet friendly since you wouldn’t need two sizes. I also love how their inserts are made of natural fibers.

  • I love that is one size diaper and that the front and the back are elasticized for a better fit. Thanks for your review.