Red Barn Nifty Nappy AI2 Cloth Diaper Review

by Mama Chocolate on June 19, 2013

 Pocket diapers are one of my favorite on-the-go style diapers, but there is one icky problem – pulling out the nasty insert before you toss the soiled diaper in the wash. An AI2 (all-in-2) diaper solves this problem! It has the same convenience of a ready-to-go insert and an easy, snapped, one-size shell.

Jeni, a cottage licensee of the Nifty Nappy diapers, runs her small business, Red Barn Cloth Diapers, from her home – an actual red barn!

We were sent the Raspberry Argyle Red Barn Nifty Nappy AI2 to review as part of the Green Resolutions event earlier this year. We’ve been using the diaper for a few months now and there are several things I love about it.

Perhaps the best feature of this diaper is its comfort. All PUL and elastic is enclosed inside the cute cotton knit exterior and the super-soft microfleece interior. You will get absolutely zero red marks on chunky little legs with this diaper.

Another favorite feature for me is that this diaper is one-sized but without rise snaps. I dislike having to bother with the rise snaps at all, and with some of our diapers, I even have troubles with them popping open while Elanora is wearing them, which messes with the fit. Which causes messes. *ahem*

Speaking of messes, the Nifty Nappy AI2 has done a beautiful job of keeping everything contained! At 10 months, Elanora is still exclusively breastfeeding, which means there’s  some very messy, massive business going on in there sometimes. It is essential to have a diaper that holds it all in, (as I discovered while using lame disposable diapers on our week-long cruise last month. Yuck!)

The insert is made with a layer of Organic Hemp Fleece and a layer of (oh-so-soft!) Organic Bamboo Velour.  It is sewn into a “fortune cookie” style fold to help it open up and dry more quickly. I found it still took a little longer to dry than some of my other diapers and that it was slightly more difficult to sun the poo stains out of it because of the design, but this is a fairly minor issue.

You can see here the multiple waist snaps, including newborn crossover snaps, helping get the perfect fit on babies from 7 to 35 pounds.

Since Victoria finished potty training awhile back, I haven’t been able to try this out on a toddler. It is super trim on 10-month-old Elanora, which is great, (some outfits just don’t work with a super big, fluffy bum!) but I’m not sure it could hold up to a toddler soaking without additional inserts or doublers.

Additional inserts are available from Red Barn Cloth Diapers for $8 a piece, as well as the “Heavy Doody Diaper” designed for your super-soaker kid.

Check out the Red Barn Cloth Diaper Facebook page for updates, sale information and more!


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Laura W. June 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I LOVE that the PUL is covered! That is one thing I dislike the most about using prefolds/covers…I’ve never heard of Red Barn but will definitely check them out! I use Charlie Bananas, Tots Bots, Flips (don’t love), Fuzzi Bunz and Imagine (which is a newly discovered brand for me). I always love finding a great new diaper! Great review!


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