If you are a cloth diapering parent I am sure you have run into this issue. You purchase a really cute cloth diaper print and you are so excited to get it prepped and on the bum. You get it on your baby’s bum and within 5 to 10 minutes they poop. I have now dubbed this the approval poop. It means your child approves of your cloth diaper choice. Haha! This happened to a Lighthouse Kids Company cloth diaper I recently received for my daughter. I bet you might be wondering who/what Lighthouse Kids diapers are? If you have already heard of them you probably have at least one of their cloth diapers in your diaper stash by now with hopes of adding more in the near future. If you don’t have one in your diaper stash you should. Lighthouse Kids Company cloth diapers are new to the cloth diaper market having only been around since the beginning of 2017. They already have a strong following on social media, and after using their diapers I can see why.
The Diaper: Lighthouse Kids Company diapers are a Bamboo/Stay Dry All in One and are a little different from other bamboo/stay dry All in One’s currently on the market. These diapers are not pockets, and the main insert does not come out. The main insert is actually sewn onto the diaper creating a tongue. The tongue is a book fold, and the length of the diaper. (You fold it kind of like a prefold.) The main insert has a bamboo side, and on the other side is stay dry fleece fabric. This gives you the ability to decide which fabric you would like touching your baby’s skin. If you have a potty training child and you would like them to feel when they are wet you can use the bamboo side. If you do not want baby to feel wet you can use the stay dry side. It also comes with an extra 2-layer bamboo booster insert you can just slide right in where you need it. The outside of the diaper is made of a water proof TPU, and the inside of the diaper shell is made of a jersey fabric, has a tummy panel to help stop leaking around the belly, and rise snaps to adjust your fit. The fit for these diapers is advertised from 10 lbs. to 32 lbs., but after using them you probably could fit a smaller or larger child in these diapers. It all depends on body type. They also sell their diaper shells as swim diapers. Their swim diapers are just like their AIO except they do not come with inserts or have the sewn in tongue. The swim diapers are also great to use as acover with your own selected inserts.
Absorbency: All in all, depending how you fold your Lighthouse Kids Company diaper, you can get 16 layers of absorbency. (4 layers when flat, 8 when book folded, and if you fold the tongue under you get 16.) Add the booster in and you can have 18 layers. There are many families who use Lighthouse Kids Company diapers for both day time and nighttime use. The second time I got this diaper on my baby’s bum I was able to get over 2 hours of use out of it.
The Prints/Colors: Oh, the prints and colors of these Lighthouse Kids Company diapers. I want to take a moment here to say that the prints on Lighthouse diapers are unlike any other diaper prints out there. Why? Because they are pieces of art drawn by the owners of Lighthouse Kids Company themselves. Many are watercolor prints which I personally love. The first diaper that lured me in was their siren song print. It is a gorgeous mermaid watercolor print. They also have a monochrome solids collection, and recently released a Moana inspired collection. But there is one… my DISO, Jupiter Song. It is a water-color nautical print with sea monsters, sail boats, and lighthouses on it. It is by far the prettiest diaper I have ever seen.
(Top left diaper is Siren Song and the rest are Voyager from the Moana inspired collection.)
Our Experience: I really like these diapers, and my daughter chooses these diapers a lot when I tell her to pick a diaper out to wear. Because my daughter is a heavy wetter the majority of our diaper stash is full of bamboo diapers. We also do not use the pocket function of any diaper we own. (I am a do not stuff the fluff kind of person.) These diapers fit right in. They are not only slim when worn, but they also do not take up a lot of space when storing. (Don’t know if this is a good thing since you will be able to fit more diapers in your diaper storage container or location. Haha!) My daughter is 2 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. She is currently, depending on how many extra inserts I put in, on either the last rise snap or has all of the rise snaps out. However, her waist snaps are pretty far in. These diapers will easily last her through potty training and probably till she is over 35 lbs. (Due mostly to her height/weight distribution.) The jersey fabric and elastics on these diapers make them very stretchy, but they do not dig into my daughter’s legs or belly. We have had no leaks, and have only received complements on these diapers. I have plans to purchase more in the coming months to add to our new baby’s diaper stash. (Shh! Don’t tell my husband. 😉 )
Price: The price for one AIO diaper is in the same range as competing bamboo diapers. For solids, you are looking at a price of $20.99, and for prints $22.99 a diaper. A swim diaper will run you $16.99. Currently Lighthouse Kid’s Company diapers are only sold in 12 stores throughout the United States and Canada. (This includes their website.) I would not be surprised to see this diaper brands growth to explode in the coming year, and I am so excited to see what they have in store for the cloth diaper market.
The Company: Lighthouse Kids Company diapers were developed, and are owned by a working mom/small business owner. Vanessa started out by owning her own natural parenting store, GreenPath Baby, and has since also created Lighthouse Kids Company. Having cloth diapered her own children she took notice of what her own children needed in a cloth diaper, and what others might need in a cloth diaper, and with that knowledge she decided to start her own cloth diaper business. Bam! So now, not only does she still have her natural parenting store, but she also has her diaper company as well. It is hard-working mom’s, like Vanessa, who have a dream and make them happen that inspire me every day to be a better mom/business woman. Lighthouse Kids Company also gives back to their community by donating 5% of their net profit to an organization called Hannah’s Home of South Florida. Through this organization young single mothers can find assistance to better their lives and the lives of their children.
So, if you do not own a LKC diaper yet I recommend you look into trying one out, and if you get hooked you can blame it on me. 🙂
**Disclosure Statement: Even though I received a free product in exchange for this review all opinions are my own. I am a parent myself and would never recommend a product I wouldn’t be comfortable using on or giving to my own child. **