Have you ever wondered what’s inside that Pampers, Mamy Poko or Huggies – that makes it soak 30 times its weight in baby’s urine.
After a few months of using synthetic disposable diapers, I did my research only to find alarming facts about the absorbent chemicals, dyes & scents that make the core of a disposable diaper.
These chemicals are not only carcinogenic but also have potentially toxic effects to the developing endocrine & reproductive system of babies. What came as the most shocking fact was that – the manufacturers are not required to disclose the chemicals as the FDA allows them to consider this a “trade secret”.
So considering all these points making a move to cloth diapering felt like an obvious choice. I have used regular cloth nappies for the first month with Sherry & it was exhausting.
At 6 month mark, since Sherry is getting potty trained, it felt like a perfect time to start with modern cloth diapering. How I wish I knew about them a little earlier!
FIG-O-HONEY is one such brand which is run by Sneha – an IIT Bombay alumni who have worked as a data scientist for 12+years and is also a mother.
After experiencing the comfort & convenience of modern cloth diapers with her second baby, she decided to make high-quality modern cloth diapers for parents in India.
This Bangalore based brand makes – waterproof, washable, reusable & one size pocket style diapers. It has adjustable snap buttons which makes it easy to fit infants to toddlers i.e 4.5kg to 15kg.
THE FIG-O-HONEY POCKET DIAPER :
The diaper is a pocket style diaper which simply means it has a pocket opening between the outer waterproof shell (or cover) and the inner layer that touches the baby’s skin.
The absorbent microfibre insert is placed inside this pocket opening.
Layers of diaper-
📕 Outer printed layer: it is made of polyester with waterproof & breathable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to prevent diaper leaks. It is this layer which has beautiful prints & gives the diaper that debonair look, unlike the monotonous disposable ones.
It also has gentle elastic gussets to contain the mess.
📕 Inner layer: soft microsuede that wicks moisture away & keeps the baby’s bottom dry & is stain resistant. Now that’s a win-win!
📕 Insert: Absorbent 3-layer microfibres. The feel of the fabric is really soft & is extremely lightweight.
To reach its full absorbency the diaper & insert should be washed 2-3 times before use.
On using the first time – the diaper lasted for close to 2.5-3 hrs (Sherry baby is a medium wetter).
On subsequent use after a few more washes – the absorbency increased & the diaper lasted for approximately 4hrs.
P.S – For night time, 2 absorbent microfibre inserts can be used in the diaper pocket instead of 1.
Wash & Care :
💡Prewash diapers before washing in the regular laundry cycle.
💡It is machine- and hand-washable.
💡Dry in sunlight.
💡Use good quality detergent without any additives or whitening agents.
😀 Gorgeous colours & adorable prints.
😀 Reasonably priced & superb combo deals.
😀 Reduces baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals present in disposable diapers.
😀 Economic – cloth diapering, in the long run, is much economic on the pocket. It grows with the baby from size XS – S – M – L. Hence one cloth diaper lasts till the time baby is 2 or 3 years old.
😀 Eco-friendly – a disposable diaper that ends up in a landfill takes 500+ years to decompose. That is more than your’s & your baby’s lifetime.
😀 Super-fast delivery – I received the products in less than 48hrs.
☹️ An additional work of washing the diapers.
☹️ The insert takes time to dry in monsoon/ rainy days.
☹️ The snap buttons are smooth but I would have preferred something like velcro for the fit on the waist.
PRICE – One diaper with 1 microfibre insert costs – ₹ 446.
THE FIG-O-HONEY WET & DRY BAG –
This beautiful washable & reusable bag is a convenient way to store used cloth diapers on the go.
Unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers cannot be thrown after use. To store used and unused diapers a wet & dry bag comes in handy.
As the name suggests, the bag has two sections –
1. A WET waterproof section – to store used or soiled cloth diapers.
2. A DRY section to store unused/fresh cloth diapers.
Both the sections are zippered respectively to keep wet & dry items separately. The bag also comes with a loop handle which has a snap button for easy carrying.
The bag is 30cm * 36cm.
😀 Gorgeous prints.
😀 Waterproof & reusable.
😀 Can carry 5-7 cloth diapers.
😀 Machine & hand washable.
😀 Works well for swimming clothes.
😀 Dries easily.
☹️ Only 2 prints available – Dianosaur & Emoji.
☹️ A little on the expensive side.
The wet and dry bag costs ₹ 535.
The Fig-O-Honey products are available on –
Website – http://figohoney.com/
Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/?hrc=1&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fh.facebook.com%2Fhr%2Fr&_rdr#~!/myfigohoney/?ref=content_filter
Amazon – https://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=Fig-O-Honey
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/myfigohoney/
P.S – I would personally suggest buying from the website for some really lucrative combo deals.
Also, for ASSORTED PRINTS ONE-SIZE POCKET CLOTH DIAPER – PACK, don’t forget to mention the prints of your choice in the comment section during checkout.
MY RATING – 4.5 / 5.
Hope this review is helpful & makes it easier for new mums to make the move from harmful synthetic disposable diapers to modern cloth diapers.
Dr. Deeksha 😇