Tushmate Newborn AIO and One Size AIO Review

Now that I once again have TWO kids in cloth diapers at the same time, I thought it was the perfect time to share my thoughts on the All-In-One cloth diapers by TushMate.  They were gracious enough to send me two beautiful diapers to try out for this review.

Newborn AIO

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Features: The newborn AIO is made up of a waterproof TPU shell, a semi-attached hemp/cotton insert, and a stay dry liner on top.  As is true of all All-In-One diapers, everything is attached, which makes putting on the diaper very simple.  The insert can unfold to make it easy to wash and fast to dry.  Like all the TushMate prints, each diaper is printed so BOTH sides are right-side up,  and every diaper has a perfect picture on the bum.  The attention to detail sets this brand apart from many others.  My favorite feature?  The hook & loop closure.  It is the softest velcro (no scratchy edges or hooks to scratch sensitive baby skin), but is the stickiest I’ve tried.  I don’t know how they do it, but it’s amazing!

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My favorite TushMate feature…the soft and sticky hook & loop fastener!

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The stay dry liner keeps baby’s skin dry.

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This gorgeous print is “right-side up” both in the front and back!

Function: The design of the newborn AIO makes it very easy to use.  No inserts to attach, and it all stays together in the wash.  I really like that it has both a natural fiber insert AND a stay dry liner on top.  The liner paired with the cover gives the diaper double gussets to keep in those newborn messes.  For absorbency, I’d say that it would be great for light-average wetters, but not for heavy wetters.  Fortunately, because the attached insert can fold out of the shell for washing and drying, it also gives the diaper a pocket to add extra absorbency.  That way it can work well for any newborn.

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The fold out hemp/cotton insert makes it easy to wash and dry this AIO diaper.

Fit: The newborn AIO fit my 8 lb little guy perfectly.  It has adjustable rise snaps, so it can grow with your baby until he or she fits into one size diapers.  The velcro placement was perfect, so it didn’t scratch Caleb’s belly (unlike other brands I tried).  And the thin hemp/cotton insert made it the most trim fitting newborn diaper I tried as well.  It can easily fit under onesies and other tiny newborn clothes without being too bulky.

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One Size AIO

Features: The one size AIO has the same features as the newborn AIO.  This is one of TushMate’s newest prints…colorful globe.  Isn’t it just beautiful?  I love that the AIO also has the same hidden snaps as TushMate’s AI2 diaper.  This makes adding in an extra TushMate insert very easy.

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Function: Once again, the AIO diaper is definitely easy to use.  Even adding in an extra insert, the stay dry liner snaps to the front and hides all the layers inside the diaper.  This makes for a very simple diaper to put on.  I chose the snap closure for my diaper, but they can also come with their amazing hook & loop closure.  Evelyn is an average-heavy wetter, and while she could soak the attached hemp/cotton insert, I could add in the TushMate large hemp/cotton insert, and that would last for hours.  While it’s an AIO, TushMate definitely wins the award for most versatile diaper, since you can customize the absorbency for any baby.

Fit: Like the newborn AIO and their OS AI2 diaper, the TushMate AIO is a very trim diaper.  It has a great fit, and I don’t think Evelyn will outgrow it before she’s potty trained.

 

What’s your favorite feature of the TushMate AIO or newborn AIO?  Want to see more about the TushMate AI2 one size diaper?  Check out my review here.  Finally, check out TushMate’s website for more of their beautiful prints and to order your own diapers!  🙂

I received a TushMate newborn AIO and a One Size AIO diaper free of charge for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced by the company.

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TushMate AI2 Cloth Diaper Review

I first heard about TushMate diapers while researching cloth diapering options for Jeremiah at the start of my journey.  Two TushMate AI2 Starter Kits were actually some of the very first diapers I ever bought!  Great reviews and a flexible system were what attracted me to them from the beginning, and I can say, three years and running, they haven’t disappointed.  What’s even better, is how TushMate continues to strive for excellence and keeps coming up with innovative diaper designs!

Features:

TushMate AI2 Starter Kits come with a shell (snap or hook and loop closure options), natural fiber inserts, and a stay dry liner.  There are countless ways to use this combo, so you can find what works best for each baby.

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TushMate AI2 Globe shell with two hemp/cotton blend inserts.

There are three things I really love about TushMate diapers that sets them apart from other similar style diapers:  First the hidden snaps for the inserts and liner.  These snaps are hidden inside the shell (see picture below), so you never have to worry about them rubbing on your baby.  This is especially great because you can choose to use the shell with TushMate inserts, or any insert that works for you…I LOVE using prefolds tucked in the cover flaps for night time diapering.  Because the snaps are hidden away, it doesn’t matter how I use the cover, the snaps are there if I need them, but out of the way if I don’t!

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Check out the hidden snaps in the TushMate shell!

Second, I really like the stay dry liner that can snap into the cover.  Many parents want their kids to have a stay dry option, but need the absorbency of a prefold.  These liners are perfect for keeping wetness away from the baby’s skin, and also make a nice double-gusset to keep messes inside.  Once again, they are there if you want them, but you don’t have to use them, if you don’t want to.

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Stay dry liner snapped on top of the hemp/cotton insert to keep baby’s skin dry.

Finally, I love the unique way TushMate makes their printed diapers.  The way they print and cut their fabric ensures that EVERY SINGLE DIAPER has a perfectly placed print!  No more being disappointed because your favorite part of the print is missing from your particular diaper.  They have beautiful and unique prints that make every diaper change fun.  With my love for traveling, the Globe print is definitely a favorite of mine.

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Every TushMate diaper is printed and cut to ensure EVERY diaper has a perfectly placed print!

Function:

I have been very happy with TushMate diapers.  My AI2 diapers from THREE YEARS AGO are still going strong with regular use!  You can’t say that about many brands at all.  They have excellent elastics that are wide and gentle, the covers made with TPU are both thick and beautiful (especially compared with other similar brands), and their flexibility make them work for any cloth diapering need.

The natural fiber inserts (you can choose between 100% cotton and a hemp/cotton blend) and very thin, making it a trim diaper.  For little ones/light wetters, you only need one or two regular inserts with each change.  They also make a large insert that works great for day time diapering.  Inserts agitate out in the wash, keeping your hands as clean as possible during diaper changes.

At night, I use a prefold paired with a regular TushMate hemp/cotton insert, and that will last my kiddos 12 hours!  The covers have flaps to let you tuck inserts inside and keep them from poking out the top and back.

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Each cover has front and back flaps to hold any insert in place (even if it’s not a TushMate insert)!

Fit:

TushMate AI2 diapers are one-size fits all, so they can fit small babies through potty training.  I couldn’t quite get a small enough fit to work on Evelyn when she was a 7 lb newborn*, but it wasn’t long before they started fitting her.  Now, I love how trim these diapers are, and check out how cute their Globe print is on Evelyn!

 

If your cloth diapering needs are regularly changing, or you like to have OPTIONS without spending a ton of money, TushMate AI2 diapers are perfect for you.  I’m also a huge fan of their customer service.  They stand behind their products and take great care of you too.  Want to give TushMate diapers a try?  Click here.

Leave me a comment!  What is your favorite feature of the TushMate AI2 system?

*TushMate also makes a newborn AIO diaper, for a better fit on tiny babies!

I received a TushMate Starter Kit free of charge for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced by the company.

Do One-Size Cloth Diapers Really Fit a Newborn?

After Evelyn’s birth, I’m frequently asked how life is with two kids.  Honestly, it’s not as difficult a transition as the one going from no kids to one kid.  A couple years of experience under my belt has really helped everything go about as smoothly as I could wish for.  And Evelyn is a REALLY easy baby, so that helps!

Since I started cloth diapering Jeremiah when he was a month old, I was very excited to try cloth earlier with Evelyn.  Many cloth diaper companies claim their one-size diapers can fit from birth to potty trained, but which ones REALLY can fit a newborn?  While I haven’t tested out every brand (although I wish I could!), I did try some popular ones out on Evelyn to see how they worked.

Now, I know every newborn is a different size, so this won’t be true for everyone.  But, Evelyn was 7 lbs and 9 oz at birth, so she was a great average-sized baby to try these diapers on.  If you tend to have larger babies, it’s likely you will have even more success getting one-size diapers to fit from birth.

NOTE: Almost all OS diapers will be bulky on a newborn – especially if you’re putting them under a onesie.  But the diapers that “fit” could actually get small enough in the legs and waist so there were no gaps that minimized leaks.

One-Size Cloth Diapers that FIT a newborn:

Buttons Diapers – One of my favorites, see my review here!

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Bum Genius 4.0 Pockets*

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Softbums Echos* – Another one of my favorites!

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Nicki’s Diapers Cover*

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Peachy Baby

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One-Size Cloth Diapers that DIDN’T fit a newborn (but still great diapers!):

Lil Helper

Nicki’s Pocket Diapers*

Moraki AI2*

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Buying one-size cloth diapers can really save you a lot of money, if you truly can use them from birth to potty training.  I did end up getting some newborn diapers to fit better under Evelyn’s outfits, but I was happy to use many one-size diapers right from the start! What other brands of one-size cloth diapers have you found that fit a newborn?

*You can get these diapers from Nicki’s Diapers, one of my favorite online cloth diaper retailers.  Their customer service is fabulous!

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