Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hey Dude Diapers AI2 - Review

Outside of the Diaper
I have been in contact with Crissy from Hey Dude Diapers for about a month or so now.  She was recommended to me and I to her from another WAHM that I have worked with in the past.  Crissy has been awesome enough to allow me to review one of her AI2 diapers with a fold down rise.  She even allowed me to pick my own fabric (which I LOVE)!!!!  I saw in her pictures a diaper she had made for her son Jude that was an American Flag Dipe!!!  I decided right then that Baby K needed one also.  I knew that I would be getting the diaper in time for her to wear for the 4th of July and was super excited about it!!!
Inside of the diaper

My diaper came about 2-3 weeks ago.  So at this point it has been wash (prepped) fully and I have worn it on Baby K enough times to get a really good feel for it.  I have to say that the diaper itself is adorable :) with Red and White Strips all down the front and then the back and wings are Blue with White Stars!!!  Baby K will be wearing this diaper ALL day on the 4th :)  Especially since it is an AI2 and I can just change out the insert :)  I can't wait :)

You can find Crissy stocking Hey Dude Diapers every Tuesday at 4 p.m. at her Hyena Cart Store.  She has also teamed up with Taylor from Hipster Fluff to have a special group on Facebook for info, special drawings and to B/S/T your Hipsters and Hey Dudes!!!  To be apart of the group you must request to join :)  

A Little About the Diaper

With rise folded down and cross snapped
Hey Dude Diapers have a fold down rise or a snap down rise and cross over waist snaps. AI2s have two parts to the diaper, the shell and the insert. The AI2 shell is made up of cotton outer, a hidden layer of waterproof fabric called PUL, and then a very soft cotton velour inner.  The OS diaper fits around 10-35+ lbs.

Hey Dude Diapers snake style soakers are four layers of organic bamboo velour, topped with two layer of 100% cotton flannel. When folded in half they create 8 thirsty layers (plus four additional layers of flannel.) Because the soaker is made from all natural fibers, it will become more absorbent the more it is washed. 

My Thoughts

Rise unfolded and snapped in the middle
Ease:  AI2 are a little more tricky to use that just snap it on baby.  But not that much harder :)  All I do to put it on baby K is to lay her in the diaper, fold the top layer all the way up, I then fold the bottom layer of the soaker twice so there is a little more padding between her legs, fold the top layer 1/2 way down and then snap the diaper on her :)  Once you do it once or twice you will know how it fits best on your baby and you will be a pro.  I fold all of my AI2 soakers like this so the technique transfers from 1 diaper to the next.  

Price:  The Hey Dude AI2 is $22 which is a very reasonable price for a WAHM diaper.  I don't think I have seen any that are cheaper but I know I have seen a bunch that are more expensive.  Crissy also carries NB AI2s for $17, NB OBF Fitted $20, OBF Fitted OS $25, NB Hybrid $21, Hybrid OS $26, NB Hemp Fitted $22, Hemp Fitted OS $27, extra boosters for $4 and extra soakers for $6.  Overall extremely reasonably priced.

When and Why I use it:  I use this diaper during the day time.  I could use it at nap because of its absorbency but I don't like to use my cutest diapers while she is sleeping :)  I love to wear this diaper with just a cute little white tang top and no bottoms.  It makes an adorable and patriotic look!  I use this diaper because I truly LOVE it!  I love the way it looks and I love the way it fits Baby K.  I feel that this diaper will be able to be worn for a long time.  Right now at almost 15 months baby K has the wings ALL the way crossed over.  This is the ONLY diaper that I have that fits her like that.  You could use it on smaller babies but you might have some extra wing left over :) 

Recommend:  Of Course I recommend Hey Dude Diapers!!  Crissy has wonderfully constructed diapers, adorable prints and is just a pleasure all around to work with.  She has been great with this review and is even bringing 2 different giveaways (You can find both under the giveaway tab, running 7/4-7/13).  
Overall:  I would give Crissy and Hey Dude Diapers an A!!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the diaper :)  If I didn't already have an over following stash of diapers I would definitely get the one in the Mickey Print.  And I would love to try a WAHM Fitted!!!  Maybe someday :)

I would like to thank Crissy so much for allowing me to do this review for her.  It has been my pleasure getting to know Hey Dude Diapers and you!!  You make a wonderful diaper that works great for my little girl!

All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.  This diaper was provided by Hey Dude Diapers for review.  No additional compensation was accepted for this review.


  1. I really think she's a great WAHM! I have some upcoming customs from her that I'm getting. I think she has the cutest prints! I'm really excited to try these out!

  2. I have seen those snake style soakers before and they look SO intimidating to me, but I am sure like anything, with practice they would become easy to use. I love that there are so many layers, I would have loved to see a pic with it on though to see about the bulk. All in all, cute diaper!

    1. The snake style soakers are a little intimidating at 1st but really are not that difficult to use. In the next few weeks I am going to do a post about how I use them with Baby K. It might now work for everyone but it will give people an idea of where to start. The red disclaimer at the bottom of the post stated that pictures of Baby K in the diaper would be coming later today :) I usually take my pictures as I am writing the post and didn't want to put it on her after I washed it this last time until today :) There are now a couple of pictures up but they are not the best. I will be trying to take more after the next wash day. She didn't want her picture taken today! Hope this helps :)

    2. AI2's are amazingggg. And HDD diapers has amazing quality. I am so glad that WAHM diapers are getting more popular.

  3. This diaper is so cute! I have never used a diaper like this but I would lve to try one for sure!!

  4. This diaper is soo cute... I love AI2's I actually think they are easier than pockets b/c you don't have to do all that stuffing and unstuffing, which i get so sick of doing! Those soakers look like they really hold a lot. I wonder how this diaper would hold up at nap time or night time. Thanks for the great post. I will have to check these diapers out! :)

  5. I've never used a system like this, so I can see how the learning curve may be a little tricky at first. But I like the mix of natural fibers she uses, so I'd be willing to give it a try ;)

  6. I have never used these before but absolutely adore her prints!! The AI2's are definitely something I would love to try

  7. I love her prints, and I keep waiting for the day I "stalk" her stocking on time and actually get to add one of her diapers to my stash. She is so sweet in the Hey Dude, it's Hipster Nation Group, and I love seeing all the diapers she makes...REALLY READY FOR ONE IN MY STASH...lol

  8. I would like to try these lengthy inserts,sounds like they will be absorbent

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  10. I love those inserts and the fold down rise

  11. I really like the print and the fact that there is so much absorbency!

  12. I love that they are so absorbent so that they can be a nap or night diaper but are to pretty for that use

  13. I can't wait to get my HDD customs- still a little ways down her list, but I have been drooling over all of her awesome prints!

  14. i love the snake style soaker! that means the absorbency can be easily customized for the individual needs, and it probably doesn't take forever to dry!