Friday, June 27, 2014

{review} KayCircus OS Pocket Diaper


KayCircus is owned and ran by Erin Kay out of her home in Alabama. She started sewing diapers and clothing because her kids were not ‘one size fits all’ and store bought clothing just didn’t fit them right. At first she spent her time altering the store bought clothing – making pants longer, waists smaller, shirts skinnier. That soon got old and she decided to just make her clothing from scratch. She drafted her own patterns, tested her product, and KayCircus was born.

 Erin makes cloth diapers, wipes, inserts/soakers, wet bags, blankets and other clothing items. Here are some custom clothing that she has made:



The Diaper
KayCircus sent me her OS pocket diaper to review. The pocket diaper has a cotton outer, a hidden layer of PUL, and a cotton velour inner. The diaper does not come with any inserts.


 The pocket diaper closes with snaps and has 3 rise snaps for an adjustable fit. It is designed to fit babies from about 8 to 35 pounds, depending on the child.


There is a PUL layer across the tummy panel and around the leg elastic casings to help prevent wicking leaks.



My Review and Star Ratings
 Leak Prevention
We used the pocket diaper on my toddler during nap time and night time. As long as I stuffed the pocket with enough inserts for our heavy wetter, we didn't have any major leaks.

Fit and Size
The diaper fit our 25 pound 36 inch tall, skinny toddler well. Through the waist snaps, he wore the diaper on the middle snaps - we still had 3 snaps left on one side and 2 snaps left on the other for room to grow. He could wear the diaper on the large rise setting (with the diaper snapped down one size) but I preferred the fit we got when we didn't use the rise snaps for my toddler.

The diaper shrinks down significantly on the smallest rise setting and the smallest waist snaps. I am looking forward to trying it on our newborn when she comes in a few weeks to see how it fits her.


Aesthetic Design
The contrasting colors are very eye pleasing on our KayCircus diaper. The cotton velour inner, the PUL tummy panel and leg casings, and the orange snaps all look great with the cute elephant cotton outer. Erin did a great job picking out the materials for our diaper.

Sewing Quality
The diaper seems to be holding up over the washings we have done. The sewing quality is very nice and professional looking. When I got the diaper I did realize there was a small hole in the cotton outer fabric on the tummy panel seam. I contacted Erin to let her know and she offered to fix it or to send me a new diaper, however since I know how to sew I decided to just fix it on my own (it took about 5 seconds and 4 stitches to fix the small hole). The reason for the small hole is that the stitching was too close to the edge of the fabric so the cotton outer layer didn't get stitched into the seam. Because of the issue, Erin has adjusted her patterns to give them a larger seam allowance so something like this won’t happen again.

I appreciate Erin’s willingness to fix the problem. She responded quickly and in a professional manner. I believe that if something like this were to happen to one of her customers, she would take the time to promptly fix the issue.

Price
Erin’s basic pricing for a One Size Pocket Diaper with a cotton outer, hidden PUL, and a cotton velour inner is $30 plus shipping. This does not include any inserts. This is more than I have ever spent on a pocket diaper without any inserts. I think the diaper would be a fair value for a well made WAHM diaper if it included inserts at this price. Although, I have seen a few WAHM diapers in the same price range. Erin also offers a pocket diaper without a cotton outer fabric, which is just a PUL outer and a cotton velour inner for $20 plus shipping.

Overall
I have enjoyed this cute diaper. It has worked well. I appreciate how Erin handled the issue that I had and that she adjusted her patterns so customers won’t have the same problem in the future. The sewing quality is really nice. The snaps all work great. The cotton velour does not hold odors and stays soft when line dried. I am looking forward to trying it out on our baby more for day time use when he gets here. 



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Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned diaper from KayCircus to facilitate this review. This was the only compensation that I received and I was not obligated to write a positive review, or any review. All opinions are 100% my own. 



38 comments :

  1. Ooo! I love how bright the pattern is! It's so cute!

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  2. Love how bright this print is! So clean and fresh!

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  3. I love the pocket diaper with hearts on her etsy site!

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  4. I love them all! I'm addicted to cloth. ..

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  5. this diaper seems to be a little on the small side, but i love the pocket diaper on her site that is two toned (white w. dark purple)

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  6. I love the dark grey diaper cover with the blue sides!

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  7. I love the one size pocket diaper in the pink elephant print, these look so soft and comfortable for baby!

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  8. I really like her diaper covers with the contrasting colors- especially the teal with purple!

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  9. What cute things she has! I know you reviewed a diaper, but I really think my favorite is the hangout hoodie - I love that the sleeves and patch pocket are in a cute print and the rest of it is solid.

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  10. I like the pocket diaper with stripes and triangle, cute colors!

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  11. Frogd!!! Did I say frogs/ I love the Frog print, so cute and I haven't seen it before! Love WAHM products!

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  12. I love the pocket diaper with the stripes!

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  13. Katherine SchofieldJuly 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    I love the one size pocket diaper with the swimming frog!

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  14. I really like her pocket diapers! Such cool prints and her solids have interesting color contrasts.

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  15. I like the One Size Cloth Diaper Pocket with the construction equipment pattern

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  16. I like the one diaper with the frogs

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  17. I love her hoodies and wet bags. I also really like the One Size Cloth Diaper Cover with the zig zag print.

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  18. How great is this white/teal combo (https://www.etsy.com/listing/191397877/one-size-cloth-diaper-pocket?ref=shop_home_active_6)? And I love that they come with bamboo inserts - my fave!

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  19. I love the black and pink elephant one size cloth diaper, and the hearts diaper!

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  20. love the grey diaper cover with teal

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  21. I love the one size pocket diaper with the dump trucks on it!

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  22. These diapers are so cute! I love the blue OS pocket diaper!

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  23. I LOVE the elephant cover!!

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  24. I absolutely love the frog diaper! So cute! I also love the hoodie. I haven't seen a wahm made one before!

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  25. I love the print in this review! I also like this striped pocket: https://www.etsy.com/listing/191390616/one-size-cloth-diaper-pocket?ref=listing-7

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  26. I like the aesthetics, it looks very professionally made!

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  27. I want to try her hemp bamboo fleece soakers!

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  28. I like how she has the elephant theme going on! but my fav is the black and pink elephant OS pocket on her Etsy site.

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  29. I love all the elephants everywhere, my fav is the pink and black pocket diaper on her Etsy site

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  30. I really love the bright colors. My favorite is the black with elephants and flowers pocket diaper.

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  31. I love the hanging out hoodie.

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  32. I love the crib and toddler blanket! Looks so soft!

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  33. I love the hemp bamboo inserts! I'd much rather use those than microfiber any day!

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  34. I like the One Size Cloth Diaper Pocket that's green/teal in color! So cute!

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  35. Aww so cute love the OS pocket diaper with the hearts on it.

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  36. I love that grape purple pocket diaper! such a great color!

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  37. Really like they look/patterns of her diapers. They are different from other whams. The Grey and teal one was my favorite.

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