Cloth-eez Workhorse Diapers Review

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Thanks to grandma, I got to diversify Sweet T’s diaper stash! At 14 pounds, she is in that awkward stage between sizes (yellow edge is a little snug while red is slightly big), but we went ahead and made the switch to red edge for comfort’s sake. I was all set to order more Cloth-eez prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers when my mom asked if I had seen the Cloth-eez Workhorse Diapers. I had considered adding some fitted diapers to the fluff stash, but didn’t realize that Cloth-eez made one. As much as I love their prefolds (other prefolds I’ve tried so far aren’t good for anything but stuffing a pocket diaper at night) I was excited to give their prefitted a try. Especially since it was grandma’s treat!
I neglected to take a picture of the diapers before prepping since I was so anxious to try out my Rockin’ Greens samples. Here’s what the diaper looks like freshly prepped.
Notice how the flap is attached? Makes drying time faster.
The Workhorse comes with or without snaps. I opted for snapless so I can use a Snappi and get more adjustability since Sweet T is between sizes right now.
Back of the diaper

Sweet T is happy to model for you. She can’t keep her feet down during a diaper change any more. They are just too interesting!
Notice how tight I can get the waist since I opted for snapless. Hopefully when she’s outgrowing this size I’ll be able to make them last even longer by making the waist very loose and get a few extra weeks out of them before moving up to the brown edge.

The legs fit a little loose, but remember that she is 14 pounds and the red edge is for 15-24ish pounders. 😉I’m really pleased with how trim the Workhorse is under a cover (Kawaii snap shown). Also there is no diaper peeking out by her thighs. When I fold a prefold there’s always a little cloth that sticks out because 1. I’m not that adept and 2. Sweet T is so playful now she’s like trying to diaper an octopus.
There’s nothing like an exclusively breastfed child pooping while sitting in a Bumbo. The runniness of the poo combined with the pressure of the Bumbo…you don’t need a physics lesson to figure this one out. If she is wearing a disposable, the poo shoots up her back and if she’s wearing a prefold with cover it comes out the legs almost every time. And that’s only if the diaper is bone dry when she does her big business. If there’s pee already in there… She’s going to wind up with an outfit change and a bath.
So how did the Workhorse hold up under the breastfed poop test? It passed with flying colors. Sweet T wore a workhorse for two hours, soaked it with pee then did a giant Bumbo-style #2. Her outfit was saved! Only a tiny bit of poo leaked onto the inside of the cover around the gusset. Considering the legs are loose because she’s not technically in this size yet I am impressed!
At $7.40 each I’m not ready to give up my prefolds completely, but the Workhorse makes a great addition to our stash. I’ve been leaving her in one until she does her major morning poo then going with prefolds for the rest of the day. Wish we had a few of these in the smaller sizes for the next baby. These would have been a life saver (or at least an outfit saver) when Sweet T was a newborn.
Update 9/7/11:
Sweet T is quite petite so we are still using these same red-edged fitteds for her. They haven’t frayed or thinned through nine months of washings, wear,  and tear. I’m still happy with them! She’s currently 20 pounds so it looks like we’ll be able to get a few more months out of them yet.