About a year and a half ago, I wrote a long-term review of my Sunbaby cloth diapers. Since then, despite some less than stellar pictures, it’s been one of my most popular blog posts. I guess a lot of you are looking for Sunbaby diaper reviews!
To recap, Sunbabies are very economical one size pocket diapers made in China. They come in a standard size 1 and slightly larger size 2, both of which are one size and advertised to fit from 7-35 pounds.
When I wrote the original review post, I had been using one dozen size 1 Sunbaby diapers on a daily basis for about two and a half years. Well, now it’s been four years. After four years and two babies, those twelve diapers I bought back in April 2011 are starting to go. The elastics on two of the diapers have relaxed entirely, and I suspect the rest won’t be long to follow. Unfortunately, when the elastic isn’t elastic anymore, the diaper will leak.
I should add that aside from the the elastic, the diaper is still is good working order. The PUL is in great shape and all the seams and snaps are fine. Sunbaby diaper elastics are attached at either end but not stitched along the length which makes replacing the elastic a fairly straightforward repair. To be honest I don’t think I’ll bother to do this myself though. Keira will be potty training soon (I hope!), so I think it’s time to pass these along to Cloth for a Cause, a Canadian cloth diaper charity that accepts donations of new, used, and repairable diapers.
It’s a sad, sad day. These diapers have been my workhorse diaper for the last four years, but considering I paid $4 apiece with free shipping, I think it’s safe to say I got my money’s worth! And with a new set of elastics, these may even get a little more life and help out a struggling family at the same time.
Have you ever experienced relaxed elastics with any of your own diapers? Did you know you can repair or donate them?