The award winning systems are outlined below:
Editors’ Choice Award for Best Cloth system was awarded to Kanga Care’s Rumparooz G2. “After lots of research and use, Rumparooz G2 was simply our favorite system. There were no other systems we liked as much, or performed as well as the Rumparooz.” said Dr. Juliet Spurrier, BabyGearLab founder. “For day-to-day use, Rumparooz impressed us for comfort and ease of use. For absorbency, it scored near the top. This diaper is very soft and has superior fit and leak protection, thanks to the unique double-gusset system. In fact, it earned a top score in that metric.”
Best Value Award was won by Cotton Babies’ Flip Hybrid diaper system. “The Flip earned the second highest score in our tests, and we estimated that it would cost less than half that of the competition, and thousands less than disposable diapers of comparable quality,” said Dr. Spurrier. “We were surprised that a product this cost effective would perform so much better than products that cost significantly more. The Flip earned high scores for absorbency, comfort, and ease-of-use, with an almost high score for fit and leakage. We definitely recommend the Flip Hybrid.”
Top Pick for Best Green Cloth Diaper was earned by GroVia Hybrid. “While we certainly feel that all cloth options are greener than their disposable counterparts, the GroVia Hybrid system is also great for parents concerned about eco health,” commented Dr. Spurrier. “Many of the cloth systems we looked at with disposable inserts made with natural materials performed poorly in our absorbency tests. Alternatively the GroVia insert, made out of a unique blend of hemp and cotton, performed better than average in absorbency. If that wasn’t enough, the GroVia Hybrid also scored at or near the top in every other performance metric in our tests. This diaper system offers unmatched performance and natural healthy materials that are tough to beat.”
In addition to the review, BabyGearLab has published a companion article online that offers advice for buying cloth systems titled, “How to Choose the Best Cloth Diaper.” This guide helps take the mystery out of using cloth by walking readers through the various types of systems available, how the systems should be evaluated, and how to get started on a cloth path in the easiest way possible.
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