I came across Kelli of ELH Diapers on Facebook recently. She’s a new diaper maker trying to start up her business and she was looking for diaper testers. I so wanted to try out her diapers because they looked so cute. So I contacted her and she kindly made me a tester diaper even though she had already given them all out. I just received mine in the mail less than a week ago and I couldn’t wait to try it out. And here’s why…
My immediate thoughts of the diaper was it is so soft. It’s made of a minky material. It’s soft all over except on the top around the waist where the beautiful flower design is. It is a pocket diaper with the opening for the pocket in the front. Kelli designed it this way in hopes that it makes the insert easier to get out when baby poops in the diaper.
Speaking of the insert, Kelli is currently providing a microfiber towel with her diapers. She is working on her own design for the insert, but for now it came with a microfiber towel. The pocket is lined inside with what feels like a waterproof material.
I checked out the diaper very thoroughly to see how well it was put together. I was very impressed with the stitching on this diaper. It was all very neat with no loose threads. Around the legs there is a very stretchy elastic. It is sewn very nicely around there as well. It appears that it will hold up.
This diaper is designed to fit from about 10 pounds to 35 pounds. That seems to be about right. We fall on the lower end. I was a little concerned that the legs might not fit very large babies, but it does have a lot of stretch so I think it will work out just fine for baby’s with big legs.
So those were my initial thoughts on the diapers. Now lets see how well it held up to the test of my baby. First of all, I did not notice until I went to put it on her that one of the rise snaps was broken. It looks like a part of the snap broke off. It was the middle snap to make it the smallest in rise so it didn’t have too much effect in my use of the diaper. The other two snaps both worked and seemed to hold up fine. I did contact Kelli about the snap and sent her this picture of it:
She has checked the diapers that she currently has made and has assured me that this should not happen again. She was learning how to put the snaps on, but she has it down now. And like I said, this one does not effect the actual use of my diaper. As you can see, it still looks great on my little one…
My little one probably only weighs 13 pounds. I was able to get this nice and snug on her though. She wasn’t in the diaper long before she pooped in it either. I was slightly disappointed, but also kind of glad that I got to put it to a good test. It held the poo in just fine. I did notice a little starting to come out by the legs, but this was after she had been wiggling around a lot.
One thing about this diaper is it’s super warm. Probably not the best for the middle of the summer. It should be great for a nice cold New England winter though.
The insert didn’t give me any trouble to get out even though she had pooped in it. I managed to keep all poop off of me when pulling it out.
As far as washing goes, I washed it like I do the rest of my diapers. That consists of a cold soak with Bac Out, hot wash with Tide, and cold rinse. I was upset to see that there was still some poop left on the diaper after washing it, but this is probably pretty common with the minky material. It is only on the inside though. I air dry all of my covers and I’ve actually noticed that since it started drying the “stains” are much less noticeable. Not sure if that would be the case if it was dried in the dryer or not. I probably wouldn’t recommend drying it in the dryer though, but this is just my diaper routine.
Putting the insert in was a little tough. It gets caught up in the crotch area a little. However, this was a complaint of some of the other testers as well and since then Kelli has widened the crotch of her diapers so this probably isn’t an issue anymore. And like I said it comes with a microfiber towel, so maybe even when she gets her own insert designed it will work better anyways.
All in all I love the look and feel of this diaper. It’s cute, pretty, and functional. I love that the snaps are different colors and I love the design. And I’ve loved watching all of the new designs that have been going up. I might have to get myself a few more.
Kelli is having her grand opening on July 21st at 8 p.m. CST. So be sure to check that out here. I am sure as time goes on she’ll be adding new prints and designs, but there are a lot of cute ones. It was hard for me to choose my tester diaper and I only had to choose between two girly designs. I don’t know how I would choose with all the new designs that are up. I definitely recommend checking it out and giving these diapers a try.
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