Upon first inspection of the sample 2 pack, 1 small and 1 medium, I'm not sure what exactly I received. I did get two diapers, one white and one light blue just as the website says, but they both say medium on their undersides. The light blue diaper is supposed to be the small and it is slightly shorter, as you can see in the below image, but when I put it up next to a medium Bambino Bianco, the light blue 24/7 is actually wider in the crotch.
When I put a medium Bianco on top of the 24/7, as you can see in the below image, the Bianco is about the same width in the crotch but the 24/7 is wider in the tape area, both front and back, and it is an inch or so longer.
The 24/7 feels thicker and stiffer then the Bianco. It isn't quite as soft but since it's thicker it feels squishier and more comfortable when you sit down on a hard surface. It also feels like a stronger plastic then the Bianco, but it doesn't have a tape landing zone which I really miss. There are 2 tapes on each side as you can see in the above picture, and they are of the adjustable variety, which I am not a big fan of. I would rather have a tape landing zone so I can adjust the diaper over and over again all OCD like.
Immediately upon taping this diaper on it is apparent that it's a bigger diaper then the Bianco. It sits much higher in both my back and front which makes me feel almost lost in the diaper, but you may like this if you're an AB. It also feels thicker between my legs which could be explained by the stiffer padding not bending as much and giving the impression of a much thicker diaper, but I'm not complaining. I spent a couple hours in this diaper before I started wetting it and I can say that it is rather comfortable all around.
Soon after I started wetting I got the impression that these diapers will hold a lot! It should be noted that I was pointing up for this test, as I usually do. The diaper does swell very generously which can also be its crutch. It swelled so much while I was writing this that it pulled the leak guards away from my skin which will undoubtedly lead to minor leaking. The diaper did get to a point where I couldn't even close my legs anymore and it still hadn't leaked! I wouldn't be able to do this with the Bianco without a stuffer. Of course the issue with wearing a sagging diaper is that my bottom right tape failed so I peeled off the blue part and stuck it back on, problem solved.
The Dry 24/7 is all around a good diaper. It holds a ton and swells up generously, much more then the Bambino Bianco. If you enjoy thick diapers, the 24/7 will swell so much you won't be able to close your legs anymore, but if you're sitting down that could cause it to leak. I am definitely not a fan of the lack of tape landing zone or the adjustable tapes that replaced it. The unfortunate thing about the Dry 24/7 is that I noticed a considerable amount of sweating. Sweating, if you are unaware, is the urine inside the diaper leaking through the outer cover. Normally I would chock this up to a defective diaper, but I have heard many people mention this recently leading me to believe it's a much bigger problem. One final thing I would like to say is that if I was incontinent I wouldn't choose these diapers for myself. They do hold a ton but they also puff up a ton as well, making them very noticeable under clothes. If you say just change more often, then I would would say that at roughly $2.39USD per diaper, you are wasting your money. These are great diapers, and when they fix the sweating issue I would consider these for a play diaper, but for now I'm going to stick with the Bambino Biancos.
Here are a few pics of me in the Dry 24/7
Hm, well they look comfy as hell if you ask me. I'd consider giving them a go, but i'll probably stick with my biancos as well.ReplyDelete
That's why I am planning to switch from Abena X plus to Dry 24/7. With Abena, u have to change 2 or 3 times a day, where as with Dry 24/7 you don't have to change as often and they can last all day.ReplyDelete
@razgriz Definitely! They hold a ridiculous amount and when they fix the sweating issue I would so go for them!ReplyDelete
That's why compare to Abena, which they claim to have a 12 hour usage. In reality they were down to 6 and u had to change them often. It meant using 2 to 3 diapers a day with Abenas. Whereas with Dry 24/7, They hold alot and they only need to be changed about once a day unless u poop in them. That's why I am planing on switching to Dry 24/7 for their Diapers.ReplyDelete
How well do the dry 24/7 hold poop. I sit for hours in an extremely wet, poop filled diaper. The Abena do a pretty good job. I am willing to try a different diaper. The only thing I dont like about the Abena brand are the tapes. do the tapes on the 24/7 diaper stay attached.ReplyDelete
I didn't get a chance to try number 2 but I'd imagine if you weren't too wet they would hold up well. When the diapers get soaked they pulled the leak guards away which could be a problem. This also causes a lot I extra stress on the tapes and they can rip easy.
just go with the new bambino bellissimo diaper an it will out run any other diaper out there atm.thicker softer an hold even more than other bambinos an abenaReplyDelete
i have read about the " sweating " and read that those where a defect and , and where being sold as "Seconds " cheaper price ... maybe you got them before they caught up with it ?ReplyDelete
i think they have improved the diaper now .. problem is ! its way more Expensive .. for a single pack . about 2.66$ per/diaper 18 count / case is better , about 1.53$ per/diaper (72 /110.00)free shipping ! on both ...
Well I'm glad they caught up with it and corrected their mistake. I'm still not a fan of the tape design but I might have to give them another try.Delete
Try looking on Abuniverse.comReplyDelete
Great diapers holds alot and great prints cheaper than the bambinos and are comfey
Can someone do an article on Bambino Belisimo please.ReplyDelete
These suffer from the same troubles as Bambino Bellismo, not very good at wicking. One thing I have come to appreciate about Molicare super is the wicking. With 24/7's when you flood the front, it gets heavy, real heavy in that one spot. So when sleeping on your back it is like haveing a cannon ball on your groin. Not pleasant. Whereas the Molicare will wick and distribute from the very front to the very back of the brief. In other words, they distribute the weight of the fluid better. I guess it all depends on what you find important. Going to try Abena Xplus to see how they do in this parameter.ReplyDelete
The "cannon ball on your groin" made me laugh! Thanks for the comment!Delete
to anyone out there having any problems with there tapes not holding... i have a little trick/ solution. Go to your local hardware store and pick up tape that hockey players use for their shin pads... it's clear, flexible, has stretch to it, very resilient and seals and reseals diapers like none other. I put it over top of my diaper tapes no matter brand i'm wearing, cuz i love a good tight diaper!ReplyDelete
Excellent suggestion! Thanks for the input, I'll have to keep my eyes out for that tape.Delete