ALVABABY One Size Pocket Review
Compare to Similar Products
ALVABABY One Size Pocket
$5.00 each at Amazon
|$20.00 List||$15.00 List|
$11.95 at Amazon
$6.17 each at Amazon
$7.17 each at Amazon
|Pros||Inexpensive, double row of waist snaps||Trim fit, easy assembly, easy to get good fit||Absorbent, soft lining, large pocket||Inexpensive set, extra bamboo inserts, good fit||More snaps in waist, snaps on insert|
|Cons||Poor performance, loose around the belly, concave shape||Free floating liner, single gusset||Bulky, difficult to adjust, requires stuffing||Not for heavy wetters, tight pocket||Poor overall performance, sub-par gusset design|
|Bottom Line||With an overall poor performance, we don't think this diaper is worthy of joining the stash||Easy to use, easy to clean diaper perfect for on-the-go cloth diapering||A no-frills pocket-style diaper that is bulky but has a strong absorbency performance||A cheap system of cloth diapers that's lower quality but gets the job done||A low-scoring diaper that we don't think you can rely on|
|Rating Categories||ALVABABY One Size P...||Flip with Stay Dry...||Imagine Baby Pocket...||babygoal Reusable||Mama Koala 2.0|
|Ease of Use (15%)|
|Specs||ALVABABY One Size P...||Flip with Stay Dry...||Imagine Baby Pocket...||babygoal Reusable||Mama Koala 2.0|
|Tested Material Diaper||Synthetic Fiber: Polyester Laminated to Polyurethane, Polyester, Nylon||Synthetic Fiber: Polyester, Nylon, Spandex||Synthetic Fiber: Polyester, Nylon||Natural & Synthetic Fiber: Bamboo, Polyester, Polyurethane||Natural & Synthetic Fiber: Bamboo, Polyester, Nylon, Polyurethane|
|Weight Range||7 to 33 lbs||8 to 35 lbs||8 to 35+ lbs||7 to 33 lbs||8 to 40 lbs|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Inspired by the world of cloth diapers, particularly the versatility of cloth and the actuality that expense can hinder parents' ability to afford diapers, ALVABABY, a cloth diapering company, began in 2010. They offer affordable diapers in various prints, plus other baby-related products.
Honestly, it's a struggle for us to detail likes about this diaper. The exterior is soft, we experienced no leaks during testing, and it has a double row of waist snaps that feel secure. If you're interested in other inserts, ALVABABY offers a few for an additional cost, so you can stuff this pocket diaper with any insert you choose.
A pocket diaper requires stuffing, which some users don't enjoy. To make matters worse, the elastic around the ALVABABY's pocket opening creates a tight space. Our tester's long sleeve repeatedly caught on the pocket opening when assembling this diaper. Therefore, stuffing this diaper, especially for those with big hands, may not enjoy this diaper compared to other pocket diapers with larger pockets.
We did not experience a satisfactory fit with the ALVABABY. The front portion of the waist was a little loose in our tests using a six-month-old who was 15 lbs. The elastic also sits tighter around the legs, and while a snug fit helps reduce the potential for leaks, it didn't seem comfortable.
The ALVABABY scored below average in our absorbency tests. Its filter paper result showed high saturation, suggesting it may be more bothersome than helpful in the absorbency department.
Microfiber is known for exceptional wicking and speedy absorption, and during the absorbency tests, the ALVABABY did absorb the mock urine quickly. However, liquid immediately ran into the gussets, and they were soaked. While they contained the mock urine, we think additional saturation may pose a challenge for this diaper.
We value diapers with a scoop design, meaning it lays more convex than concave, which helps reduce the amount of liquid that flows to the sides. Unfortunately, the ALVABABY lays flat, which is why the gussets experience a concentration of saturation.
Should You Buy the ALVABABY One-Size Pocket?
The ALVABABY's price tag may catch your attention, especially if you're on a budget. But, we believe that diapering your baby can be enjoyable and easy with a good cloth diaper system. There are better-scoring yet affordable options in the lineup, so we think you're better off saving your money and investing in one of those options.
What Other Cloth Diapers Should You Consider?
Among the competition, another economical option includes the Flip with Stay Dry Insert. It's a hybrid system that does well across the board. Otherwise, consider the Rumparooz Pocket, a top-performing diaper with excellent absorbency, fit, and ease of use.
Honest, objective reviews. Led by a Pediatrician.
BabyGearLab was founded by a Pediatrician Mom with a mission to provide a reliable, independent, source of information to new parents. Our experts have tested thousands of baby and kids products to share key performance, health, and safety findings. We spend tens of thousands of dollars crash testing car seats to inform our ratings. And, we combine our review work with gobs of expert parenting advice. To assure complete independence, we buy all the products we test ourselves. No sponsored content. No ads. Just real, honest, side-by-side testing by people who care.Learn More