Friday, March 22, 2013

Softbums Omni & Echo Review & Cloth Diaper Giveaway


A big debate when parents first jump into cloth diapering is what brand to buy, or what brands to try out. Fortunately we bought a single brand for Gabe when I was pregnant and they worked great! Our needs and preferences had changed and we ended up selling those diapers, and have had a hard time finding diapers we love lately. Gabe is now 2, is skinny and tall, and super duper active! So many diapers fit him weird. The rise is too short, the waist is too small, the legs don't fit right... there are just so many variables we never dealt with before!


I would like to introduce you all to Softbums! This amazing company holds its home right here in Minnesota. Softbums offers two different types of shells, the Echo and the Omni. Both complete with their signature Slide2Size leg elastic system and fit 5-40+ pounds!

image from Softbums.com

The Echo is Softbums AI2 cover. Made to fit ultra-trim, with snug coverage, and more narrow crotch, this diaper (when paired with a bamboo insert -getting to those) is almost as trim as a disposable. This was never a concern for us, but I hear a lot of parents complain about cloth diaper bulk, and the Echo is a great solution if this is an issue for you!


with a one size bamboo pod

with a one size bamboo pod

The Omni is a double duty shell offering the ability to be an AI2 shell or a pocket. The Omni is also a bit wider cut, making it easier to stuff if you do use it as a pocket, and also a good option for larger or thicker inserts if you choose to use this as an AI2 cover.


with a super dry touch pod

with a super dry touch pod

As I mentioned earlier, we have been getting a weird fit with so many diapers lately. My default Flip covers are on the very bottom of our pile now as they no longer fit like they used to. I can make everything work, and I've never had a big problem getting diapers to fit correctly, but Softbums really are like a custom-fit diaper! And that customization grows with your baby, giving that perfect fit from birth to potty training that other cloth diapers can only dream of providing. I was sucked into the one-size phenomena while I was pregnant and felt that had to be the way to go when purchasing diapers. I was lucky (well, in the sense of diapering I guess...) to give birth to an 8 pound baby who fit in some one-size diapers from birth, so I didn't have to go through the headache of a separate newborn stash to supplement the OS diapers until they fit. I am now at the other end of that spectrum, however, where the OS diapers that claim to fit until potty training, are not fitting anymore!

over a trifolded Econobum prefold

 I tried both the Softbums Echo and Omni, along with one each of their bamboo one-size pods and their stay-dry microfiber one-size super dry touch pods. We rotated the covers almost exclusively for the past couple months lining them with tri-folded prefolds and the mentioned inserts.

over a trifolded Econobum prefold

I have to say, I am sad that I had not tried Softbums earlier in our diapering journey. Gabriel is now nearing the end of his diaper days, but Jer and I both agreed that Softbums will be our diaper of choice if we are able to have more children someday due to the adjust-ability of these diapers. Besides always being able to find a perfect fit, the aplix holds up great (ours still looks like new!), the fleece is very stain resistant, and the fleece doesn't pill easily (ours hasn't at all so far). I am very impressed with all of the products of Softbums line we were able to try out.

over a trifolded Econobum prefold

As far as my honest opinion goes, these are now our favorite diapers! They can be a cover, an AI2, or a pocket if you have an Omni shell. The customization of these diapers is endless, and nearly impossible to NOT get a perfect fit!

Softbums has very generously offered one of my readers their choice of in stock Echo or Omni shell paired with a Super Dry Touch Pod! Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below :)

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DISCLAIMER: We were sent the product(s) mentioned in this post for review purposes only. We were not offered monetary compensation for review, and our opinion is 100% our own. 

70 comments:

  1. I love that these diapers are made in the U.S. by moms!

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  2. I like the Omni system with the slide size

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  3. I like that they have the limited ed. diapers every month.

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  4. I love that the Omni can be used as an AI2, a cover or a pocket!

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  5. I've been looking at Softbums as a possible choice when my little guy arrives in early April and I must say that what I love most is that the cover is soft inside, not mesh, not TPU on skin, but soft!

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  6. I like that they are made in the US and are truly a OS diaper that will fit a wide range of baby shapes.

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  7. I love both the Echo and the Omni because they are truly one size diapers. You can make them itty bitty sized or large enough for toddlers :)

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  8. I like that the Echo has industrial strength closures.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  9. I love the adjustable legs on Softbums. They fit my skinny legged dude perfectly. And no leaks! Plus, their prints are adorable.

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  10. I like how soft the inside is - and use mine as a swim diaper. :-)

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  11. I love the sizing system! So easy to use and fits babies of all sizes!

    Lolli S

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  12. I like that the Echo is so trim and that the Omni has the slize size. Oh, and the LE diapers every month? That's cool!

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  13. I will be new to cloth diapering once our baby boy is born and have done a ton of research! I came across softbums a while back and was instantly drawn to their design (slide to size) and all the options you have with the Omni! It seems like a great, true one size diaper (which will be great for us, since we have a history of chunky babies and want a true birth to potty training diaper!)
    I truly think I would love EVERYTHING about this diaper!

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  14. I like that SoftBums Patent Pending Slide²Size is the ONLY variable adjustment of it's kind.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  15. I like that there is a snap that holds the insert in place.

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  16. I like the slide sizing on the omnis!

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  17. that the diapers are made in the usa.

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  18. I like that there is a bamboo option and a stay dry option.

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  19. i love how versatile the omni is... pocket or ai2!

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  20. I like that it will truly fit starting at a newborn.

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  21. I love that they're made in the United States and that you can adjust the size and length!

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  22. I love the adorable prints and that its an AI2 system

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  23. i like how you can adjust the sizing on the omni
    bonnie r

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  24. I like the cute prints and natural fiber pod inserts.

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  25. I love how soft they feel, the wonderful colors, and the velcro.

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  26. I like that the Omni has a Inner that is made of super soft unbleached, hypo-allergenic fleece

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  27. I love that they really are one size fits all. Ella's will fit her for a while yet and she's growing out of quite a few of her One size diapers.

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  28. I like that the Echo is one size, but has a trim fit!

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  29. The trimness, the toggle, the velcro.....I love everything about the Echo!

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  30. These are super cute! I would love to try them on my son :)

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  31. I love the slide 2 size and the softness of the lining.

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  32. I like that Omni can also be used as a pocket

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  33. I love how the legs adjust. they work great on my skinny guy.

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  34. I love the Slide²Size feature! So nice

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  35. I like that they're relatively slim, and that they're made in the usa.

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  36. I like slide2size...they get so tiny and the leg holes can really fit a newborn!

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  37. I love the versatility of the Omni. We mostly use the bamboo pods and use it as an AI2. I also think their sizing system is the best thing ever - it's so easy to adjust. If you put it on and baby has grown since you last had it on, you don't even have to take it off to change the sizing.

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  38. I really like that Softbums offers Echo and Omni in both snaps and velcro! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway

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  39. I love the pods, and the slide size system looks like it works really well!

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  40. I like that they are made in America!!

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  41. I like that there are always new prints to choose from!

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  42. I love that on the echo system the closures dont wear out... thats a HUGE plus for me :)

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  43. I like that there is a snap that holds the insert in place

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  44. its hard to say which I like more, but I think i like the versatility of the omni system, but they are both great!

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  45. I love that the omni can be used in more then one way!

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  46. I really love the slide size because I tend to have small babies and so most "one size" diapers don't fit properly

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  47. I'm a fan of the versatility! plus theyre so soft!

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  48. I'm looking into cloth diapers for my baby due in July. I can't decide if the Omni or the Echo will be better but I love the slide feature and the cute prints!

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  49. I like the Omni because it can be used as a pocket or shell.

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  50. New to cloth diapering. I want to try it with our new one coming soon!

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  51. I like that they are made in the USA and have more sizes and a trimmer fit.

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  52. I LOVE how they can be used either as a pocket, AI2 or a cover! gives you a lot of options other diapers don't have!

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  53. I like that the omni can be used as a pocket or AI2

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  54. I love the slide size of the Omni!

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  55. I live the slide 2 size. it makes for a great fit.

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  56. those are the cutest little diapers i've seen such a great a idea for little ones very nice review shows how neat the diapers are they look durable and nice to know that no leaks

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  57. such a nice review of these diapers love the pics they show how cute they are and they look durable and nice to know no leaks. looks like a very good option for someone who dont like to buy diapers or kids that may be allergic to reg. diapers.

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  58. i love the slide size system, and great colors ::) thanks for share @tisonlyme143

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