Sunday, December 12, 2010

Charlie Banana Review

There are a few websites I check daily. Zulily is one of them. To my delight, I found Charlie Banana diapers on there a few weeks ago. The vibrant colors and super sweet prints were irresistable. I pressed the "go" button on three of them, entered my (memorized) credit card number, and waited patiently for that UPS guy that never says more than "Last name?"

These are the newest addition to my "stash" (I hate it when people call it that). We've got the sleek black one, the cute construction one, and the fun green one. On Zulily, the retail price was $14.99 plus $10 shipping. When I received them, I was surprised by how much they reminded me of Fuzzibunz...our least favorite diaper. Wah-wah.

But it's been a few weeks and I've grown to like them. Here's why:
They are well-made. The materials, stitching, and inserts are quality stuff. Micro-fleece interior with a lift-up insert pocket.
One of my favorite parts...the elastic is hidden inside the pocket and doesn't escape it's hideaway with every wash like Fuzzibunz.
Notice again (like Fuzzibunz) there are no snap-downs. This has a trim and clean look.
I must add that I'm not a fan of the three snap closure (same as Fuzzibunz once again...are these made by the same people?) My husband doesn't dig it either. Sometimes it's hard to tell if you have it on properly and I just don't see why they don't just use the first two snaps as the third seems extraneous. They did add a unique feature to their snap system. For the lil' ones, you can snap over onto the other tab to get it nice and tight.
 Each diaper came with two thick inserts (notice the different lengths). Both are very absorbent, high quality, and stain-resistant. 
Here's what I think: 
I like Charlie Banana. They launder nicely, look super cute, and are well-made. But I'm good with the three I have. I'm not going to run out and buy more.
Here's what he thinks:
I'd rather be naked.

UPDATE 4/6/2011:  I get a lot of traffic on this blog from people googling Charlie Banana diapers. I feel that it is my duty to let you googlers know that I got rid of all three of these diapers and my Fuzzibunz. We just didn't dig them anymore.


  1. Anonymous said...

    God he's gorgeous

  2. Dana K said...

    Cutie!!! Nice review - I don't like the way FBs fit my son, so good to know that CBs are really similar.

  3. Becky said...

    Thanks, Ashley. I love baby butts.

    Dana...Glad I could help! Yeah don't invest in the CB's. I think I'm going to go buy a Happy Heinys next and review that so stay tuned.

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