Sweet Pea Cloth Diapers Review

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Since I’ve been at this cloth diapering thing for a year and a half now, I am going to start reviewing the diapers in my stash. I am hoping that this will be valuable to any of you currently cloth diapering or hoping to in the future. Today’s diaper is Sweet Pea!

The image below is from the Nappy Shoppe, where I actually bought my Sweet Pea diapers:

This particular diaper is a one-size pocket diaper, which means the diaper grows with my child, 8-35 lbs, and the insert fits inside the diaper. I first grabbed Sweet Pea diapers when I bought a discounted voucher for the Nappy Shoppe. I was desperate to get away from Bum Genius and figured I might as well try a diaper I didn’t already own. I was new to the Sweet Pea brand and hadn’t heard anything about them. The price was right – one of the few one size pocket diapers under $20 at the store. I bought three.

What I love about Sweet Pea diapers…

  • The inside is micro-fleece, which is super soft against the skin.
  • Like all pockets, the outer layer is waterproof.
  • There are 4 rows of snaps, making for 3 possible sizes with this diaper. In this respect, it is similar to Bum Genius.
  • There is an opening at each end of this diaper, which means that the inserts will come out on their own in the wash! This is a huge plus in my opinion. With most other brands, I have to take the insert out before tossing it in the diaper pail. So this is one less step for me! Not to mention that I don’t have to touch the wet insert! (For comparison’s sake, Go Green Champ 2.0 has this feature as well.)
  • This diaper is not quite as wide in the crotch as a Bum Genius, which I like because the fit seems a bit better.
  • Clean look!

What I don’t like about Sweet Pea…

  • The outer layer of fabric on these diapers seems a bit looser than that of the other brands we own. (We own several – Charlie Banana, Fuzzi Bunz, Bum Genius, Go Green Champ 2.0, Sun Baby.) This feature creates a slightly bulkier fit.
  • The outer fabric is a bit rough, comparatively.
  • The inner tabs don’t stay tucked in. I don’t know the official name for this. Basically this diaper needs a hip snap, and it doesn’t have one. Fuzzi Bunz and Charlie Banana do have hip snaps. Bum Genius does not, but BG’s never had this issue of coming untucked, not with us anyway. So it must be something with how this diaper is made.
  • This diaper seems to absorb moisture in the cover quicker that our others. This happens when a child has worn a diaper too long. Still, the diaper absorbs just fine, so I keep it in rotation. But I just know that she cannot stay in this diaper as long as another one.

Just a few of my own photos, to clarify…

The top row in this photo contains three Sweet Pea diapers. Very clean looking. Don't you love the colors? The bottom row contains a Fuzzi Bunz (left) and Bum Genius (right). I photographed these five together to show you the Sweet Pea compared to two very popular brands.

And while we are comparing Sweet Pea to Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius... Here is an aerial view. It is not angled. I stacked the diapers on top of one another to show the difference in crotch width. The Fuzzi Bunz is on top, and it is clearly the narrowest crotch and least bulky of the diapers. The Bum Genius is on bottom, as the most bulky. And the Sweet Pea is in the middle.

Here is a photo of the outside of the diaper just to show you what I mean by "extra fabric." This wouldn't be weird if the inside were bigger, but the inside isn't. I guess this really caters to putting a large insert in there. Hmm... I'll try that and let you know.

And finally, the double opening. Front and back. In the washing machine, the water basically forces the insert out. A really great feature!

To sum it up, this diaper does have a few big cons, in my opinion, when it comes to fit. Still, the double opening feature is a huge plus. Most days I think this pro evens out the cons! Overall, we like this diaper!

Frugal tip:
Right now the Nappy Shoppe has these diapers on sale for 30% off, making them $13.27! For that price, they are absolutely worth it – again, in my opinion. If you are in Dallas, you can go to their Plano store. Or you can buy online.

This is NOT a sponsored post. Just trying to help my fellow cloth diapering mommas! However if you are a cloth diaper retailer and would like a review, I always accept new fluff in exchange for an honest write-up!

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