applecheeks Cloth Diaper Little Buddle Review and Giveaway


When I decided that baby E was going to wear cloth diapers, my research began. Because I search and research everything. I want to know what I’m going to use, what is the best, how to take care of it, etc. When talking to a friend, she told me about applecheeks, a Canadian-made reusable diaper system. She mentioned them because they come in two sizes, size 1 (~7-20lbs) and size 2(~18-40lbs). Applecheeks were created by Ilana Grostern and Amy Appleton Venu who have drawn from their own personal experiences, as well as listened to their customers over the years.


And from the moment they arrived, we love them. Mr. Serious pulled them out and said “it’s sooo fluffy!” (He’s becoming quite the diaper connoisseur, but not the diaper washer). I have to agree, they are very fluffy.

I tested out the applecheeks little bundle with a bamboo insert, it comes with a cover and the insert. It sure is hard to tell here, but this is raspberry sorbet, a bright pink color) and it comes all bundled up like this.

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Both sizes feature two rows of easy-to-adjust snaps, allowing for a proper fit at the legs and the waist. The outer layer is a breathable, waterproof polyurethane laminated polyester (PUL), sewn to a butter soft microfleece inner layer, so that only the softest of soft touches your baby’s delicate skin.

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The bamboo insert that comes with the little bundle is made of two layers of VERY thirsty 70% rayon from bamboo/30% organic cotton fleece gives amazing absorbency. This bamboo insert is what made me realize I love natural fibers in the diapers. It’s much more absorbent and doesn’t get nearly as stinky as some of the manufactured materials. It is approximately 12″ x 15″ flat and you fold it into thirds and you get six layers in the soaker zone.

I also learned that bamboo  retains twice as much moisture as cotton alone for its weight! And plus bamboo’s antimicrobial properties make it the healthy choice for your baby’s bottom.

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With applecheeks envelope covers, you can use it as a pocket, and stuff the insert into the handy envelope opening (wide enough for daddy’s hands, which allows for the option of placing the absorbent inner between the fleece and the waterproof outer layer if so desired).

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Or, you can place the insert on top of the diaper and use it as a cover.

The diaper has nug, durable elastic at both the waist and legs for a gentle fit that keeps the blowouts at bay. We haven’t had a blowout at all with our applecheeks. We had one wet leak and that was user error (she was in a diaper a little too long in her carseat).

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(This is the same diaper…you can’t tell can you?)

This was just at two weeks old and approximately 9 pounds. It’s a great fit on her legs.

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And a great fit across her belly, too.

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Here she is at just a week old. You can see that it even fit underneath her cord stump. So, yes, I like the applecheeks so much, I’ve bought several more! They now sell microfiber/stay-dry insert that is a little more cost effective.

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I’ve fallen for applecheeks so hard I’ve joined a B/S/T facebook group set up by the owners. It’s so nice because they actually pop into the group and help people out when they need assistance.

The only thing I can say is a negative is the fact that it is a little pricier (around $29 for a cover an insert). The insert washes really well and dries pretty fast for a natural fiber (the 2-ply insert that comes with the little bundle). The 3-ply inserts take a little longer to dry, but the added absorbency is really nice for overnight.

They also have swim diapers, which I have heard FABULOUS feedback about. I can’t wait to get my hands on one to test it out this summer!

I received the Applecheeks bundle to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% my own. Contains some affiliate links.

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  1. Courtney Dennis says:

    I LOVE all the colors, but Raspberry Sorbet is probably my favorite!

  2. I love the Wild Child color. It’s so fun/cute!

  3. Lily Ivey says:

    My new favorite is Purple Rain! I love all things purple.

  4. I would really love a “Delicious” to add to my lil girls small but growing collection of CDs. We just started using cloth & only have a few diapers!

  5. Lexi Conklin says:

    i love them all but my favorites are st lucia, cherry tomato, and lake echo

  6. Tamara Sz says:

    I love the Cherry Tomato!

  7. I love the new colour purple rain and the print delicious is super cute.

  8. Juniper hughes says:

    I love appletini!

  9. I love them all! It’s probably a tie for my favorite between Delicious and Forget-me-not, though.

  10. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I like cherry tomato.

  11. Love the new purple rain!

  12. I like the new Purple Rain color!

  13. My favorite is the Wild Child limited print!

  14. Love Wild Child, mostly for the name!

  15. I love them all, but loving the new purple rain and appletini. 🙂

  16. Lindsay C. says:

    I would love to try the Appletini color! So pretty!

  17. My favorite is the new Appletini color!!!

  18. NeKisha Rowe says:

    I love the Forget Me Not color. So pretty!

  19. Delicious is my favorite print and the st. lucia is my favortite solid.

  20. I love love love the St. Lucia color!

  21. Courtney B says:

    I borrowed an Applecheeks diaper from a friend to try out. I am in LOVE! I love the St. Lucia color!

  22. Catarina R. says:

    My favourite used to be St. Lucia, but I have to say that the new colour Purple Rain is pretty nice, too.

  23. Colleen Maurina says:

    My favorite Applecheeks color is Wild Child!

  24. Eleanor Mulford says:

    My favorite color is Storm

  25. The delicious print is my favorite!

  26. Sharon M. says:

    I LOVE the raspberry sorbet color!!

  27. I like Echo Lake and the Delicious print.

  28. my favorite color is st. lucia

  29. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I love the raspberry sorbet!

  30. Nikole H. says:

    I love the Appletini color and the Wild Child print! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  31. I love the wild child print!

  32. Licia Oligmueller says:

    Love the green color…I’m a little green obsessed right now.

  33. Jennifer Flores says:

    Lemon Zest is cute!

  34. Elizabeth Groves says:

    I love the Appletini color

  35. The jungle one wild child?

  36. Love the wild child and delicious prints! love the snow amd storm colors! love love love them!

  37. The Wild Child print is my favourite, but for solid colours I like the new Appletini colour!

  38. Charlotte Robinson says:

    I like the Wild Child print best!

  39. Sabrina Radke says:

    I love St Lucia!

  40. i like the cherry tomato color, but wild child is a pretty cute print!

  41. Tara Miller says:

    Definitely the Appletini 🙂

  42. I love the Wild Child print!

  43. I love the black covers… for all those black tie baby events 😉

  44. I like Cherry Tomato

  45. Cherry Tomato and Appletini!

  46. My fave is Forget Me Not

  47. I really like raspberry sorbet right now.

  48. I have one in the cherry tomato color and I absolutely love it – such a gorgeous red! It is also one of the best fitting diapers I have for my son.

  49. shannon b says:

    My all time favorite color is sailors blue. Cherry tomato is my favorite of the current colors.

  50. jennifer m says:

    St. Lucia is so bright 🙂

  51. love the new purple rain!!!! thanks for the chance!!

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