Purchased in 3/2007. Used this item for 72 months.
Date Posted: 10/24/2013
I bought several Happy Heiny's nearly 7 years ago when I learned about cloth diapers. I have used them side-by-side with FuzziBunz through 4 boys...almost continuously since purchase and at times with two in diapers. My 4th child is now 6 months old. The FBs have finally worn out and leak (but they were an excellent diaper!), and my Happy Heiny's are still going strong! For 3 of my boys, these have been the 1st choice diaper. My 2nd boy, for some reason I don't remember, did better with the FBs.
Now that the FBs are worn out, however, I plan to restock with HHs, and let them be my diaper for the rest of my current baby's diapering time, and for any more I may have.
I bought one of these used (only once and in perfect condition) on eBay to try it out for a naptime solution (DS leaks out the top of his BG diapers). So far, I have been very impressed.
I love how soft this diaper is against DS's skin. I bought the version with velcro to get a snugger fit and that is probably my favorite part so far...I can get this diaper nice and snug around his tummy so no pee is coming out the top! I think it helps that the velcro is so wide, I can get a snugger fit than I could with the BG. I put an extra hemp insert because DS is a heavy wetter and so far, no leaks for naps! Yay! I bought two more (also on eBay) that are brand-new...these have patterned covers, which I learned afterwards don't hold in the leaks quite as well so I won't try these for overnight but they are doing fine for naps (and actually, I don't have any that I have tried for overnight yet). I also bought another used one on eBay (for about $5) that is older and has been through some use so I have an idea of how these are going to hold up...the older one isn't quite as soft but the velcro is still in excellent condition.
I didn't give these five stars because I do wish the pocket had a little flap to contain the insert (like the BG...this one just has an open flap and sometimes I have to push the insert in after I've got the diaper on DS). The laundry tabs are also kind of a pain, and for some reason it seems like the velcro ends up getting stuck to the nice soft part of the diaper even when I have it stuck to the tabs. However, if this review was based on just fit and effectiveness I would give it 5 stars
Bought the XS brand new, and the OS used, (both velcro) hated them both. Last choice diaper. The XS was cute, but leaked often. The OS fit horribly, leaked often, and looked obnoxious with all that extra velcro and white snaps (on a red diaper, which really stood out). I had always heard great things about HH and i was so excited to use them, but the way they are constructed and their performance was very unsatisfactory. The velcro wore out fast. The stitching and placement of the fleece looked unprofessionally made. I LOVED how wonderfully SOFT they were new, but they roughened up quickly to where I didnt even want to put them on my baby anymore. I will not purchase again
Purchased at: Children's Carousel
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