Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, I want to tell you guys that this is really a nice little diaper!
Leah, the owner, is also an accidental mommy and was very recently a student, as well. I like to support family owned businesses, and also like to know a bit about the method behind the madness. I inquired as to whether or not Leah had designed these herself, or if she had found a manufacturer she loved, and she responded with the following:
Somehow I ended up with a great connection to the factory that makes the diapers. I had bought some for my 3 kids (all in diapers) because I thought they were really pretty, and they kicked a@$. The ones I started using over a year ago still look/work new, and that is in contrast to some bad experience I had with the quality of my happy heinys. Subsequently, I developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with the diapers, and after saturating all of my friends' diaper needs, I had to find a way to get my fix :-) This whole thing is only a couple weeks old, and (since I can now make really large orders since it appears there is a market) the factory is putting our logo on the diapers of our specifications and working with us to develop our own inexpensive accessories (pail liners, wipes, etc). I hope to get to help design the fabric prints, I haven't asked about it yet but I have to take it one step at a time (language barrier and opposite time zone make efficient communication difficult). Basically, there is an awesome quality product that was out there and for some reason no one had access to it. Also, there is virtually nothing in terms of pocket cds under ~$20 and that's not fair. End rant. Thanks for asking!
Customer service was remarkable, with lightening-fast shipping.
As with all diapers, they need to be prepped before wear. There's a thousand and one different methods for this, but mine is a quick dunk in water heated to a boil on the stove, and then two washings. Since I was doing diaper laundry that day anyway, I just tossed it in to wash with the rest of the diapers.
The construction is solid, the PUL is consistent, and YOWSA are they trim!
I put this diaper through hell, friends, and let me tell you... it held up beautifully. I even forgot it in the car for a couple of days, and it cleaned up beautifully. Can't say that with all pockets.
I really feel that these are better than the Happy Heineys and Bum Genius I've used. They're comparable to Haute Pockets as far as bulk goes, and better constructed than all of the above. The inside is a decadent sherpa that I just kinda want to roll in.
My only cons are these: No crossover snaps. For a one size diaper, I really like to be able to cross over when necessary. The insert could use to be another couple of layers, but that's trivial. That could be solved with a doubler without adding too much additional bulk. I am emailing Leah to find out if a doubler will be in the works for purchase, or if she can request that the liner be a bit more absorbent.
Overall? For under ten dollars, this diaper blows all the other pockets out of the water. Nine out of ten stars from me!