When I research cloth diapers reviews aren’t the only factor I consider. As a matter of fact, the moms behind the diaper can lead me to buy without even reading a single review.
That will be the case with Envibum cloth diapers for many of you. Sure, I’ll give you my review but first I want you to “meet” the Envibum wahms and hear their mission.
Rachel Sibel is the brilliant designer and seamstress who created Envibum. She took a minute to share with me how Envibum came to be.
I am a mother of three with our 4th on the way. I started cloth diapering 13 years ago with my first. I have been a streamstress for over 20 years making everything from custom wedding dresses to drapes. My daughter was my first to try my handcrafted diapers and I had a lot of years to perfect the design.
I am a practical parent with a focus on natural. So I have always used cotton for my baby’s bum. Easy wash and care was and is a must for my family. Early last year I was rocking our newborn son while praying for some of our friends as the Lord lead.
I felt God telling me to make and sell the diapers I had made for all my children. I said out loud, “Is that You Lord?” It was such a clear thought that I was either going crazy or I was being given a vision and an assignment. I said, “OK God lets talk about it.” So I as I sat rocking and praying I blurted out the name “envibum” and then laughed out loud at the realization that I was just given the name of our new company.
I told my sister first about all that I was feeling. I knew I had to run it by her as a litmus test before telling my husband how our life was going to change forever. She was so excited and as we talked I jokingly said, “ya, our tag line should be helping families grow healthy, wealthy, and dry.” She responded with, “yes, it should be!” I sat my husband down and told him the news that God was calling us to make diapers.(I laugh now at how little I knew about what God had in store for us.)
My husband was on board immediately and as we talked we got more and more excited! We got to work right away and everything fell into place. We have mostly grown from word of mouth. We have an awesome group of moms that have lended their babies and time for testing and perfecting.
We now ship our diapers all over the world. Our focus is babies health and helping families. We love the benefits of saving the Earth but feel investing in people’s lives is where God’s heart is. We use the highest quality of fabrics and my perfectionism in sewing comes out in our quality checks all along the way. We have wonderful seamstresses who put their love into each diaper as much as their talent.
We are blessed to have families cloth diaper with envibum. We are doubly blessed to be able to give to those in need at the same time! We are always prayerfully looking for new ways to give. Giving monetarily with each diaper purchased and giving a mom4mom cover to a mom and baby in need with each one purchased encourages us to get the word out about envibum. We truly are thankful for all our envibum parents and worldwide family. God bless.
The Envibum cloth diaper is a super luscious green minky outer with a waffle organic cotton inner. It is a one-sized all-in-one with a pocket for adding extra absorbency. I love that Envibum provides us with a one-sized diaper without all the snaps and adjustments.
Sterling is almost 1 :(, 19.5lbs, and 32″ long.
The fit is snug and absorbency has been great. Most of all I love the color and feel!
Envibum also has the mom4mom cover, which I feel is a must-have in every stash. You can’t mess it up! I have had many issues with “rinse and reuse” covers not really being “rinse and reuse”. Either the binding gets wet or the fabric part. The mom4mom cover is completely encased and only PUL is exposed. This allows for a true rinse and immediately reuse cover. A meager $130 is all it would take for you to cloth diaper your baby for many, many months. (2 covers + 12 t-shaped liners are listed at $129.99 www.envibum.com)
I am very excited about this cloth diaper. Not just because it’s a great product but because they have a heart for giving back to those in need. When you check out their site look for the red Envibum! They will donate $2 to the Salvation Army in assistance to Haitians for every red Envibum you purchase.
Thank you, Envibum, for donating your products for me to try out!
Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ.
is the Envibum company still in business? I have searched with that name as well as the envibaby name, to no avail.
A shame as my grandson is a serious wetter!
Jennifer Reinhardt says
Hi Sandie, I believe they are no longer in business. I would recommend hemp. It is the trimmest and most absorbent option. In particular try checking out Geffen Baby. Amazing how absorbent their stuff is.
I would love to be able to try these diapers… I ordered 6 of the all in ones, a cover and 2 prefolds on September 25, 2010 and am still waiting for them to arrive… I have emailed Rachel and she graciously told me they were being mailed out in the next shipment. That was a month ago and I’m still waiting. I want to love this company, but I’ve been waiting almost three months for my diapers to arrive and I’m very frustrated.
Autumn Beck says
That’s terrible :( I pray you get them very soon or I’d request a refund through Paypal.
Would this make it to your recommendations page? Or not so much? You would still recommend the brands listed there over this one?
Thank you for your blog. It is a wealth of information for a first-time mom who wants to do diapering different from most of the moms she knows.
Autumn Beck says
I keep the My Recommendations page current with only the diapers that perform the best and fit the best. There are many great diapers that aren’t on the list. I try to keep the choices to a minimum to help with confusion.
I was wondering if when you reviewed this diaper, if you used the liner in it for Sterling. I am about to order one, and wanted to know how you felt about the absorbency and trimness of their liner, also, is there are place inside the diaper that the stay put liner attaches to? Wondering how long this liner lasted?
Sharon K. says
hey Autumn, what do you think of using the envibum mom4mom cover and “disposable” inserts while traveling? I will be traveling solo with my youngest (she’ll be 7 months when I’m traveling) and will be spending 27 hrs. on a train then visiting friends, and staying in a hotel, etc. Then traveling home. I don’t see how I can lug all my cloth and a huge wet bag of dirty diapers. I also have to bring our luggage and baby’s car seat. I’ve never traveled this long and was thinking that this rinse and reuse option along with “Flip” or some other inserts might work??
Autumn Beck says
If you are going to use disposable inserts I’d use the whole Flip system. I used them on our camping trip last week and would just rinse it if the cover got dirty. I prefer the fit of the Flip cover.
Carole and christian says
I used prefolds and fuzzibunz before and was unhappy. I did not want to give up on cloth diapers though because I did not want to expose my daughter to the toxins found in disposable and dump them in the environment. I found the envibum website by chance. I purchased a couple of them to try it out and I fell in love. They are easy to use, they keep everything in, they are cute looking and on top of that you give back to different organizations or causes with the purchase of each diaper. I also love that it is a mom who designed it. Thank you so much.
I’m thinking your covers leaked becaue it is ment to be used with the T-Liners they are made specifically for the moms4moms diapers. if you look at the shape it will cover were the legs leaked. others may not have the coverage around the legs and rise that you need. The closes thing i can think of you using with the covers to prevent the leaking is a prefold… or even if you fold a fleese blanket like a prefold because it comes up around the sides.. and that is wear it is most likly leaking.. also after you use the covers normally they are not saturated.. so all you need to do is take it off and reuse it.. .. wipe off with paper towel.. you only need to rinse it off if poo gets on it.. if you use a lot of water yes it will get wet spots and then you will need to leave it out to dry.. so that why you have two covers.. so you would then use the other cover while the wet one drys. Hope this helps.. once you get used to it.. you will figure out how to rinse it off with out saturating it with water..
oh by the way you only need to was your t-liners once and they are ready to use
I just got my mom 4 mom cover and t-liner today….I haven’t used the liner yet as I need to wash it but I was eager to try out the cover. I am currently using Flips with an added hemp insert under the Flip insert which I find perfect for absorbency but I hate that my Flip covers need to fully washed at every change with my guy. I have an average sized toddler…2 yrs old, 29 lbs, a little on the long and skinny side. I had it leak on the maiden voyage…It seems to sag between his legs and leak out the sides on him. I also ran it under water to rinse it off this evening and I don’t see how I could put it back on him after this, the cover had visible saturated wet spots even after rolling it in a towel.
Am I doing something wrong? I really want to love this cover, I think this company is doing wonderful things and the concept behind this diaper being wipe and go is EXACTLY what I have been looking for!
Thanks! I guess I should just try one myself. It just doesn’t seem like it would be as versatile with only elastic for the different sizes… Maybe it is just really bulky. They look great otherwise :)
Leah Mick says
I just wanted to let you know what really helps with small babies is the fact that they don’t need an absorbency pad at all. This makes the diaper very thin and it stays small. It’s all in the elastic and design. In fact I know a 15 month old girl who still doesn’t need one, though that’s not very common.
I tried the mom4mom pack and I have to say I love the T-liner but I have a hard time thinking that the cover would work on a newborn! Its huge on my skinny 11 mo. old. I am having another in August and so I will see how it works but I think its great for larger babies. Has anyone tried to diaper a newborn in the mom4mom covers and t-liners?
Mya for a new born I think I would just double up the t- liners so it fits around the wiast better. Or I would even maybe try a prefold with the T-liner just to get the right fit until they grew into .
I do not understand how the rise works. Can someone please explain?
Autumn Beck says
really stretchy elastic ;) However, they are slightly modifying their pattern to make it smaller and yet still stretch the same as the original design.
Hi , We have been using envibums Moms4moms for about 3 months now and love them.
We use them everyday and night. My son is a good night time sleeper he sleeps 12 hours or more. He will be 14 months soon and the moms4moms hold up extremely well for night time with one T-liner. There are no leaks.. we only had one and that was because dh did not make sure the cover was complexly over the T- liner.. once you do this no leaks will ever happen. Someone also asked about a pull on the legs.. there is no pull, nothing to squeeze your babies legs with elastic like other covers, it is very soft and stretchy. You can also make the waist as tiny as you need it or as large as you need it. Since the elastic is not like other covers, poo will not get caught in there . You can wipe it off , or rinse it off. I have only put the covers in the washer after one month of use. The T liners have great absorbency and hold up very well. They dry in 30 min in the dryer and no stripping or special washing is required like the BG’s . I have 3 Bg’s for three months and they already require striping. Moms4moms are the easiest cloth diapers out there if your looking for leak , proof, and no extra work these are the cloth diapers for you. p.s dh loves them too and has no issues using them and they are very trim no bulk.
I just wanted to report here with the results of some experiments. I’ve been CDing for 21 months. I have a solidly built toddler son (30 lbs) and a petite infant daughter (12 pounds at 4 months old). I’ve been CDing for 21 months. One-sized diapers are a must for me and I really wanted to give the company a try so I ordered both an envipink and envired. The diaper with the insert fit my toddler wonderfully. The bulkiness kind of worked itself out given his size and it ended up fitting about like our household workhorse, the Goodmama.
With the included insert, the diaper seemed to swallow my baby girl. The insert itself adds a fair amount of fluff to the set-up when dealing with a small baby. I wasn’t about to give up, though. I removed the provided insert, swapped it out for a BG 3.0 small microfiber insert and the fit was much better. I know getting away from microfiber is part of the beauty of this diaper, so after washing I tried again with a Goodmama doubler and was again pleased with the fit and the absorbency (the lining itself has a great deal of absorbency).
I have since tried the included liners in a couple of my daughter’s pocket diapers and I was honestly perfectly happy with the absorbency. The slight added bulk was barely noticable in the WAHMie and the Happy Heiny and the performance was comparable. If someone is looking to get away from microfiber inserts, they may want to consider these. I would love to see the company make two lengths of inserts in the future!
I’m happy with the diapers and would definitely buy more!
Autumn, thank you for the wonderful review! I’m very interested. I do have one question. All I’ve used in my past year of cloth diapering has been prefolds and Prorap covers, and I’ve loved how good of a job they do at “keeping it all in.” I know you’ve mentioned in other posts that you liked the Prorap covers as well. I love the idea that the mom4mom cover is completely rinse and reusable, but I was wondering if it held everything in as well as the Prorap covers, even without any fabric gussets or anything? And were you happy with it overall, PUL against skin and everything? I’m really pleased with this product and family, thanks for your help!
Leah Mick says
I’m sure you want to here from someone other than a person who works for envibum ; ) and we will have our review page up on our website and blog very soon. I just wanted to let you know that we have never had anyone have any leak issues at all! We are very proud of that. We have actually changed the cover by the slightest bit…looks exactly the same, but now can shrink up smaller for skinner children, while it can get just as big for older children. We have never had a “blow-out” or leak problems, etc! Personally, I don’t mind the pull on my son’s skin (he does have very sensitive skin), its so minimal and it hasn’t caused him any problems and I haven’t heard of it causing anyone else problems. I realize its so nice getting other peoples opinions though!!! You can check out our review page soon! We aren’t bias to perfect reviews either. I thank Theola (below) for a good, informative review, etc.
Thanks for your interest!
I bought one and was disappointed. So much so I haven’t even washed it yet, it’s sitting on my sewing table.
The gatherings around the legs are extremely off. By at least half an inch. I’d never dream of selling something like that! I mean, as a half price or less seconds item, perhaps. But I paid about $30 for this diaper and it is sewn in a way that seems extremely careless. The gathers are not even, and the elastic placing (where you see the stitch line on the front) is about an inch on one leg, and closer to an inch and a half on the other.
Now maybe it was just the diaper I bought, but I could never recommend this diaper to friends.
It’s sad too, because I had two friends who wanted to try it, but upon seeing mine, they changed their minds.
Autumn Beck says
OH NO!! I would be very upset as well. Please consider contacting them. I have had to do this with other WAHMs and the response I have received was extremely humble.
Leah Mick says
I work for envibum and wanted to address your concerns again. I’m sorry to hear that you are unhappy. We always stand behind our products.
From your pictures it looks like your concern is that the elastic might have about 1/2 inch difference from the gusset on one side compared to the other side. If you look at the diaper from the inside (the unbleached cotton side), you probably see a little more minkee on one side. The front minkee is sewn independently from the inside unbleached cotton, which makes it able to adjust and roll from side to side with your fingers. We know this may be confusing because it is sewn in an hourglass shape which will make it measure differently at different places. Of course we always want our parents to be happy with their purchase. You can absolutely return your gift pack (shipping is under $3) for a full refund or have it replaced.
Has anyone tried envibum for night time diapering yet?
I meant to also ask if anyone’s tried the mom 4 mom covers . . . they look and sound good. They do look like the elastic leg openings have the PUL directly on the baby’s skin as I can’t see any soft fabric ribbing (I’m not crazy about the PUL on skin). Anyone tried them or know an answer to this question? Thanks.
Autumn Beck says
I’ve used the covers and no there is no extra fabric on the cover. This is what makes them a true rinse and reuse cover.
Autumn Beck says
I haven’t. It is a stuffable AIO so you could customize the absorbency.
I ordered an Envibum a couple of days ago specifically for nighttime use, and just finished putting it to a 12 hour test.
Flying colors. Absolutely flying colors. No wicking, no problems. After 12 hours, the leg gussets right in the hollow of my little guy’s legs were slightly, slightly damp, but I’m guessing it was perspiration. He’s a little stinky after 12 hours with no change, but not as stinky as he gets using our usual microfleece Blueberry minky overnight diapers (He’s made my poor husband gag from the pee stink.) No wicking or leaks out of the tummy area, and he’s a belly sleeper.
I did use both absorbancy pads, which do indeed stay where you put them, and doubled them and put them in the front. Does make for a fat diaper in that one area, but it’s worth it not to change the sheets, and little guy didn’t seem to mind.
I will definitely be ordering more for nighttime use.
Leah Mick says
Also envibum has a new blog at http://www.envibaby.com but bear with us as it is still underconstruction : )
What do you think of the envibum AIO compared to the BumGenius Organic (this is my fav diaper also) but the envibum AIO seems simple and all natural with the cotton. Before I get a new diaper I try to compare it to the BG Organic because that one has everything I love!
Autumn Beck says
Kristin, the bum genius organic is also “all natural with the cotton”. Envibum is bulkier but it’s also softer. The only thing I’ve found is that with the bg org pee sits right on Sterling’s skin where as in the Envibum it is in the cotton.
Kristi Williams says
I am so excited to try my new envibum diapers! I contacted this company with our plans to move to Uganda very soon, and they offered to sponsor our family by providing for all of our cloth diapering needs! We will be living in a place with no running water or electricity, along with no access to any type of diaper. I believe the mom4mom covers will work incredibly well in Uganda where water is scarce, and they can simply be wiped out and reused. Although I have not tried the diapers yet, I know they will be excellent because of the ladies who started this company! Many thanks to Rachel and Leah from envibum, and be sure to try their diapers! I believe it will be worth your while :)
I was *just* thinking today, I really want to try a new diaper.
But after spending a long time online, found nothing I wanted.
I think I want to try this one!
Cristina Marshall says
I found these ladies about 3 months ago. I love their diapers so much that I returned mybum genuis within their warranty and got new ones and then sold them on craigslist. I went thru alot of effort to get these diapers and it was well worth it. I love them so much that I have become a fanatic.
Grateful for Grace says
What a special company! The mom4mom cover sounds really great. Very interesting review and product.