I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with The Little Bee Co., sharing both their amazing mission and talking about their wonderful cloth diapers! The Little Bee Co. is actually 'local' to me, just an hour-and-a-half away, but their impact is global in nature.
The Little Bee Co.'s mission is: Bee changed and change the world. According to Little Bee Co., "Along with providing a quality diaper, our passion is to help children in need and bring an awareness to the orphan crisis consuming the world today." What exactly does this mean? Well, it goes far beyond the scope of cloth diapers, that's for sure. When you make the choice to purchase a Little Bee Co. cloth diaper, you are being economical, helping the environment, AND you are helping children around the world. The Little Bee Co. makes it unbelievably easy to give to give, they do the work for you!
How does it work? Well, The Little Bee Co. has one of the most generous cloth diaper donation programs I've come across, donating one diaper to a child in need for each diaper they sell. Let me repeat, The Little Bee Co. has a 1-1 matching system, which means that for each diaper you purchase from them, they will match your purchase and donate diapers to an organization in need. Recently, The Little Bee Co. had one of the most amazing Black Friday cloth diaper deals I've seen, as they ran a Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal that extended to matching, meaning that the free diapers customers received were matched and donated!
Now that we know that The Little Bee Co. is a noble company with a wonderful mission, I'm sure you're wondering how their diapers perform. For review purposes, I was asked to choose a color, which is another interesting thing about The Little Bee Co. Each color/design is representative of a country with children/babies in need. I chose the Bee Changed Microsuede OS Pocket w/ microfiber inserts in Polk'ish Dot, honoring my Polish heritage (my grandmother came to the US from Poland in the early 1900s), and The Little Bee Co. added a Bee Changed OS All-in-One in American Meadow, symbolic of my heritage and my present cultural identity.
|My beautifully packaged diapers w/ detergent sample|
My review diaper is the Bee Changed Microsuede One Size Pocket diaper in Polk'ish Dot. Having a boy, the soaker design is perfect, with the ability to fold one end over and secure with snaps (this is perfect for putting towards the front of the diaper where it gets the wettest), and the choice to attach another smaller, contoured soaker (newborn) to that of the larger for added absorbency. With a 17 month-old, I go all in, doubling up the soakers for maximum absorbency. For those of you that stuff your diaper (I just lay the soaker in the diaper with a fleece liner on top), the opening in the back is elasticized and helps to hold the insert in place.
I'm using the Bee Changed All-in-One to illustrate the snap design. As a one-size diaper, there are two rows of snaps to adjust sizing. Two rows of snaps on the tabs secure the diaper in place. One of my favorite features of the Bee Changed Pocket is the elasticized front waist, which creates a snug fit; I can't tell you how many times my son has peed straight out of the top of his diaper! The elastic keeps the diaper nice and close to the body, which is great when you have a
|The fit looks as though it's super snug, but it's actually on a loose setting, thanks to the added security of the front elastic (the loose setting I've used is why you see a little extra diaper fabric peeking over the hip tabs).|
The fit takes a little getting used to (I'm not used to having elastic in the front), but I think Bee Changed diapers are great choice for chunky babies (Declan's on the leaner side and has plenty of room in these diapers). If you melt at the sight of fluffy bums, The Little Bee Co. diapers don't disappoint!
|The AIO doesn't have front elastic|
Does your little one(s) sport Bee Changed diapers or swimmers? Please share your thoughts with others by commenting below!