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Saturday, April 9, 2011

A to Z Challenge: H is for Happy Heinys (Stash Review)

Back when I was building our newborn stash, I went on a quest for a black diaper. I don't know why I really wanted one, but I did. I think a post on a message board spurred me along on my quest. Of course, I didn't want to pay between $18 and $25 or anything like that. So, I got lucky when I happened upon a sale that had a few black Happy Heinys pockets in stock in size small.

According the Happy Heinys website, the weight range for the size small is 8-16 pounds. Thinking a pocket wouldn't fit for awhile, I didn't try it on W until he was a little over 3 weeks old. Around that time he weighed just under 9 pounds so he was right in the weight range and our Happy Heinys pocket was one of the first pockets to fit (his AppleCheeks did as well).

In his Happy Heiny pocket size small at 3 weeks, 5 days old.

Some things we really like about the Happy Heinys pocket is that it is a pocket and it fit W during his newborn stage. It was nice to have something that dried quickly! I also loved the black color! Check out the Happy Heinys website to see all of the great colors they offer! We also loved the hook and loop on the Happy Heinys and never had a problem with the laundry tabs. Although we never tested it as an overnight diaper, it worked well for us during the day and during naps. We never had a leak.

It wasn't horribly bulky on him, even when he was just a few weeks old. They also do not have leg casings, so it never left a mark on W's legs even as they started to fill out. Ours didn't come with an insert, but that wasn't a big deal as I have a great deal of extra inserts for some reason so I just used those.

We liked our Happy Heinys pocket so much that when I found some on sale a few weeks ago, I went ahead and bought a medium and a large. They did not come with inserts, but were extremely affordable, and we have plenty of inserts. I got a size medium in sage and a large in red. I'm really excited about the red diaper because I have always wanted one. It is too large right now but I look forward to the day that W can wear it!

According to Happy Heinys website, the weight range for the size medium is 14-25 pounds. I believe that W is probably in the 18-20 pound range at this point. Below are photos of him in the medium sage Happy Heinys pocket yesterday at 4 months, 4 days old.

You can see how the there are no leg casings and only the soft fleece of the inner touches his skin! We currently use a Flip stay dry insert and it works very well. We have had no leaks of any kind although we have not tried it overnight.

Overall, we have really liked our Happy Heinys so far. They are not our go-to diaper (those seem to be our BG 3.0s) but they always get the job done when I pull them out of the drawer! In the future, I would love to try one of their one-size diapers, a mini one-size (next baby, obviously!) and also some of their cute prints, especially Glow in the Dark Skulls!

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this review and all opinions are my own. FormulaMom’s full disclosure can be found here.


  1. Too neat..a black diaper! Glow in the dark skulls?! That would be too cool. Nice review..I'll pass the info on to a soon-to-be mommy I know.

  2. @TheyCallMeVarmit They have a great selection of colors! Like aqua, lime green, orange, red, and peach! I wish all diaper lines offered so many colors!

  3. I'll have to tell my friend about these diapers. Glow-in-the-dark that's something I don't read about everyday! lol.

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  4. WOW! Diapers sure have changed A LOT!! My youngest is long out of diapers now... Very NEAT!

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