The Little Bee Co. Cloth Diaper Review

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The-Little-Bee-CoThanks to The Little Bee Co. for giving me the chance to review one of their adorable diapers! If you haven’t heard of them yet, you need to check them out asap!

“Bee Changed and Change the World”

The Little Bee Co. is not just about cloth diapers and helping reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Their vision is much bigger and much more global.

“Our “bee changed and change the world” mission is our core: ‘For each diaper purchased The Little Bee Co. will donate a diaper to an orphan in need’. 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.”
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Their mission is admirable. At the time of this post, The Little Bee Co. has already helped over 8,000 children worldwide and has lead 10 successful diaper drops in just over two short years. They have helped children in China, Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, Guatamala and Joplin, Missouri right here in the United States. The Little Bee Co. has also sponsored a US based ‘Diaper Drop with a Twist’. For that particular diaper drop, diaper purchasers were sent two diapers for every diaper they ordered. Every purchase at The Little Bee Co. online store will help a child somewhere in the world. The ‘drop’ was that the second diaper was to be donated to a mom in need. They are currently organizing future drops in Africa, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and Cambodia.

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Bee Changed Colors and Prints

I was sent a Bee Changed Ultra Cool diaper in the new Samoa’kin Posey print. It’s seriously the prettiest flower print I’ve ever seen on a diaper. It’s girly, it’s vintage; it’s beautiful. If flowers aren’t your thing, they’ve got a great lineup of colors available. The Little Bee Co. colors and prints are unlike any other diaper you’ll see on the market. Yes they’re bright, they’re eye catching and they’re vibrant. But what sets The Little Bee Co. colors and prints apart from the rest of the cloth diaper world is that each color and print represents children from all over the world. More specifically, they represent children from around the world who are in need.

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Here’s a full list and description of The Little Bee Co. colors and who they represent:

American Meadow -A spring green representing the USA
Chinese Lotus – A natural white representing China
Mexican Sol – A vibrant orange representing Mexico
Jamaican Hibiscus – A soft yellow representing Jamaica
African Rain – A gorgeous aqua representing South Africa
Turkish Moon – A rich red representing Turkey
Cambodian Blush – A perfect baby pink representing Cambodia
Japanese Cherry Blossom – A bright fun pink representing Japan
Bahamian Bay Blue – An intense blue representing The Bahamas
Honduran Sunrise – A deep purple blue representing Honduras
Guatemalan Morning Mud – A chocolate brown representing Guatemala
Brazilian Ameythst – A light purple representing Brazil
Moo’Rockin Cow - A cow print representing Morocco
Sweet’Tush Flower – A light and airy vintage floral print representing Sweden
Polk’ish Dot – A big top white with red dot representing Poland
Samoa’kin Posey – A classy and sophisticated black vintage floral print representing Samoa
 

 Here’s an up close of the Samoa’kin Posey. Isn’t it just gorgeous?!
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The Little Bee Co. Diapers at Work

The Little Bee Co. offers newborn microfleece diapers newborn bamboo diapers, one-size microfleece diapers, one-size bamboo diapers and one-size ultra cool diapers. Each Bee Changed cloth diaper comes with two microfiber inserts. You can also choose to upgrade to hemp/organic cotton inserts if you prefer. Inserts can be doubled and snapped together or used seperately to meet your babies absorbancy needs.

The Ultra Cool diaper is unique to the cloth diaper world. It’s liner is made of a 100% all natural bamboo/organic cotton/coolplus blend. The Little Bee Co. describes the Ultra Cool diaper as “an incrediably ‘cool’ fiber (poly/nylon blend} that provides the ultimate comfort for your baby!” The ultra cool style diaper has “intense wicking properties, quick water diffision rate, speedy drying time and excellent air permeability”. I really love the feel of the fibers and so far they seem to be perfprming as expected. The shells definately dry quickly and stay soft to the touch. At diaper changing times, Babycakes bottom is slightly damp (since it is not a stay dry type of diaper) but not nearly as damp as it is when she wears diapers lined with regular natural fibers.

We tested the diaper out during nap times and during play time. The The microfiber inserts are absorbant enough to meet Babycakes needs while she’s awake and on the move and when she’s sleeping. We do diaper changes every two hours during the day when Babycakes is awake. We experienced no leaks and she could have worn the diaper for quite a while longer before being completely full.

Babycakes is a very active toddler so a diaper that stays in place is a must have. The ultra cool diaper did just that. Babycakes was up, down, rolling around, climbing, crawling, you name it! The diaper stayed in place even with all her movement and shifting her weight all over. It stayed snug around her legs and waist. We were able to get the diaper tight enough to avoid gaps but it wasn’t too tight to leave marks or to pinch/dig into her.

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 Above is a picture of the leg openings. It was a perfect fit for her skinny legs! Below you can see how the waist is cinched in. It forms a nice tight barrier to keep messes in without being too tight.

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I often have to make diapers really tight on Babycakes in order to prevent leaks. The cinched legs and waist on the Little Bee Co. diapers form a nice leak proof barrier without having to make the diapers too tight. In my opinion, these diapers are a great fit on skinny babies.

One of the great features of this diaper is the cross over snaps. I find that one-size diapers without crossover snaps do not fit really small babies as early as they claim. The way this diaper is designed, you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a small baby it didn’t fit. There are also 3 different rise options so you can truly achieve the perfect fit for your baby.

 Become Part of the Bee Changed Community

If you’d like to become part of the Bee Changed community, you can choose from an array of diapers here. The Little Bee Co. offers newborn diapers, swim diapers, one sized diapers, diaper packages, inserts, detergent, clothing and more. If you’re not in the market for new diapers, you can also just choose to donate and and diaper will be given to an orphan or child in need at the time of the next diaper drop.

** Attention Photographers: The Little Bee Co. also offers a Photographers Newborn Studio Kit. Newborn photo sessions are increasingly popular and what better way to spread the word about Bee Changed diapers?! Each photographer kit comes with 6 newborn sized diapers of your choice for just $50.

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Not only that but “throughout the year share your studio images with us and through social media and you may be selected as a Bee Changed Photographer to travel on a future Little Bee Co Diaper Drop.” So awesome.

If you’d like to win one of these wonderful diapers, check back on June 21st. The Little Bee Co. is sponsoring Babycakes Crunchy Momma in the Summer Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop. You will have the chance to win a Little Bee Co. cloth diaper of your choice along with some other fabulous fluffy prizes. Mark your calendars!

 

** Disclosure: I received a free diaper from The Little Bee Co. in exchange for a review with my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a positive review. I have expressed my honest opinion and understand that your opinions may not be the same. **

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26 Comments on The Little Bee Co. Cloth Diaper Review

  1. Nicole
    June 12, 2013 at 11:28 am (10 months ago)

    My boys are big now, but those are so cute! I also love what they do with helping children.

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  2. Emily
    June 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm (10 months ago)

    What an amazing company! This really makes me want to buy from them

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  3. polly
    June 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm (10 months ago)

    I like the variety they carry and that you can also donate a diaper to an orphan child.

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  4. Ashley F
    June 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm (10 months ago)

    I love that they give diapers to babies in need around the world. The pictures on their website are both heartbreaking and hopeful. Their diapers look really nice and I love all the colors they offer. I may be tempted to get a newborn pack when we have another baby!

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  5. Rachel
    June 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm (10 months ago)

    I live in a hot, humid area so I’m really interested in the “ultra cool”!

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  6. Leela R.
    June 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm (10 months ago)

    Beautiful diapers and a great cause. What a truly wonderful combination. Would love to try those ultra cool diapers as well. We have no AC and LO gets pretty hot in the summer.

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  7. Colleen
    June 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm (10 months ago)

    I can’t believe how cute these are! Even the tags are cute!!!

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  8. Jessie
    June 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm (10 months ago)

    What a great cause! And I love the color names :)

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  9. Laura P
    June 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm (10 months ago)

    What an amazing company! I would love to try their diapers. Love the colors too, and that the names have such fun meanings!

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  10. Bekah Kuczenski
    June 25, 2013 at 4:52 am (10 months ago)

    I think it is awesome that The Little Bee Co. has helped over 8000 children, what an incredible company! I also love all of the vibrant colors that these diapers come in!

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  11. Ginger G
    June 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm (10 months ago)

    I love all of their colors and prints, and that they donate diapers to people in need!

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  12. Carrie
    June 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm (10 months ago)

    I love their mission and the beautiful and uniquely named colors.

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  13. Sarah Hayes
    June 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm (10 months ago)

    I would love to try this brand. i love all their colors and esp that they donate to needy babies.

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  14. Rachel A.
    June 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm (10 months ago)

    This is a great company and I love that they give a diaper every time you buy one. Thanks for the review!

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  15. meg grundon
    June 30, 2013 at 2:53 am (10 months ago)

    I love how globally conscious they are and such pretty colors.

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  16. Vicki Hall
    July 1, 2013 at 10:29 am (10 months ago)

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these diapers. I love the vibrant colors I like how they help children in need. What a great company.

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  17. erin
    July 1, 2013 at 11:55 am (10 months ago)

    hadnt heard of them before, what an amazing company! thank you for sharing!!

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  18. Jodi J
    July 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm (10 months ago)

    As another mother of a petite baby girl, it’s nice to hear that these fit well on skinny little legs. Oh, and I LOVE the print!!!

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  19. Becky Worthman
    July 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm (10 months ago)

    THis is the most thourough reveiw I believe I’ve ever read. THe company looks admirable and the diaper cute and quality–looks like I need to add this diaper to my stash!

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  20. Jen H
    July 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm (10 months ago)

    this is such a wonderful cause! i cant wait to buy from them!!!

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