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    DiaperKind
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    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Diaperkind cloth diapers. So good! Their delivery service is great. I personally think their diapers are better than landfill diapers. I’ve never had a “blow out”.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  My family used Diaperkind for 18 months (until my son started daycare) and we found them pricey but worth every penny, especially because we don’t have laundry in our building. We always joked that diaper night was like magic. When else can you literally put out a pail of crap and wake up in the morning with everything fresh and clean? We did self launder a few times and the diapers never got as clean as they did in Diaperkind’s industrial machines. Also, any little snafus we ran into (they once mixed up our pick up night, for instance), they fixed immediately and courteously (but these were rare). I was actually sad when we cancelled our service with them.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  Same, we LOVE DiaperKind. We live in a 24/7 doorman building and they do allow the drivers to pick up and drop off at our apartment door every Tuesday evening. Everything has been pretty seamless and we've been using the service since my son was born 5 months ago.You might want to ask the folks at DK their advice on the coop/condo board approval stuff. When we had our orientation at their headquarters they talked about numerous ways to make the drop off/pick up work for different buildings.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We’ve been using Diaperkind since day one with our daughter, who’s now 8months old. We love it! The service is fantastic, easy to adjust quantities, and they’re always really fast about responding to emails when I have a question.We’ve had our daughter in daycare since she was 5 months old (2 different daycares) and they’ve both let us use cloth diapers. We showed the staff how to do it and it hasn’t been a problem. I think they work much better than disposables, especially for poop. We use pre-folds plus a cover.I highly recommend both cloth diapering and the Diaperkind service. Not having to wash the diapers is key to making it so easy, imo.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We have also been using Diaperkind for 10 months and love it. It makes cloth diapering so easy, and after only one week with a new baby we breathed a sigh of relief at all of the diapers we would not be sending to a landfill. We lived in a fourth-floor walkup for the first eight months and to avoid putting the diaper bag in the foyer, where everyone would have to pass it, we left it at our door, and the delivery person came upstairs every night to make the switch. We've since moved to a new building and have had trouble getting an extra key, so now we're buzzed at a reasonable hour. For that and every other question/situation that's come up Diaperkind has been very helpful and responsive. Also, I'll note that our daycare will not do cloth diapers, but the company offered a way to keep us in cloth the rest of the time and still make it practical to use the service. Happy to answer more detailed questions offline as well!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We’ve been using Diaperkind since my daughter was born, she is now 1. (Next week!).Their service is fantastic! I agree that cloth is better that disposables, especially for back poop or side explosions, never had one with cloth.We use regular diapers and have the extra liners at night.Would 100% recommend them!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 12-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  I’ve been using diaperkind since my son was born in September and highly recommend !! I do home laundering. They are always available to answer questions and I think their products are the best. No blowouts, no rashes.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 11-Jul-2018
    Subject:  reply to Diaper Kind - anyone using their service
    Comment:  major (public) endorsement for diaper kind from me! we've been using them since our daughter was born (she is 15 months) and can't recommend them enough. they make something that would otherwise be a pain, super easy.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 29-Aug-2017
    Subject:  Shout out for Diaperkind
    Comment:  I want to second the shout out for Diaperkind. We've used them for cloth diapering of our second child. We have a washer/dryer and used bum genius all in one and laundered our own for older kid but decided to switch to the service because it is more energy efficient (ours and electricity!) for the baby. It's been sooooo easy! They've exceeded my expectations when it comes to service. They are diligent, friendly, responsive and caring! We've also bought diapering products through them. They have a great supply and competitive prices. I hope you'll consider!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 29-Aug-2017
    Subject:  Shout out for Diaperkind
    Comment:  For anyone considering cloth diapers, or even considering considering cloth diapers, I wanted to give a shout out to Diaperkind, a Park Slope based diaper service. We've been with them throughout our diapering experience, and their service has been supportive, responsive, convenient...and made cloth diapering so much more manageable for us. We began with them because we wanted to do cloth but didn't have a washer/dryer, but even after we moved and had w/din our apartment, after one week of self-laundering, we realized that life was easier, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly with Diaperkind than our own washer.We're feeling a little nostalgic about our cloth diapering experience, and also wanting to promote local, sustainable businesses amidst the constant turnover we're seeing, so wanted to put in a plug for this great service! (no one has asked me to post, this is just my way of paying it forward!)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  Re: cloth diaper services... recommendations? your experiences?
    Comment:  We used Diaperkind and recommend the service HIGHLY. The ladies who own it offer unmatched customer service--I was more than happy to give them our business from the time my son was a newborn until he was 27 months old.(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  Re: cloth diaper services... recommendations? your experiences?
    Comment:  We used Diaperkind. It was the only way my husband would consider cloth diapering. We loved it and used it till our daughter switched to underwear. They were amazingly helpful with us, always answered questions quickly. It was a little difficult to get the hang of diapering at first but then so is a lot of things about new parenting (R found the disposables harder). We had one week of traveling where we used disposables and our daughter broke out in a terrible diaper rash and she leaked everywhere. We always traveled with them from then on. If we were to do it all over again we would. We then did a washable pull up for night time was she was no longer using diapers during the day. (November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  Re: cloth diaper services... recommendations? your experiences?
    Comment:  Diaperkind is fantastic. They make it so easy. I used Diaperkind with my first and am now home laundering with my second; I've done extensive price comparisons which I'd be happy to share if you're interested. I would even be happy to meet with you and show you how it works! Someone did that for me when I was pregnant with my first and it was really reassuring. Cloth diapering is so great! Good luck.(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  diaper service rec's - summary & thanks
    Comment:  We've been using Diaperkind for our diapers since our daughter was born two years ago. The Diaperkind ladies have been lovely to work with and cloth diapering with a service has been great for us. I'll do my best to answer some of your questions:Re- drop off/pick-up: it's really important to arrange to have this inside. We tried to leave our diapers outside next to our garbage cans and they were stolen. It sucked. You can provide DK with a set of keys so they can come inside and find a secure place, but it really will depend on your setup.Daycare- We looked at three daycares for our daughter around 15 months, and two of the three places were fine with cloth. She's in preschool now and they are also fine with her cloth diapers. We gave the teachers/caregivers a few tutorials (and a few reminders) and everything has been fine. My take is that if it is something that it is important to you to continue, you can probably find a place that will accommodate. Maybe even showing them how easy it is can help sway them. It seemed like resistance came from inexperience.Kinds of diapers- The standard DK prefold has worked great for us. That's the kind that closest to what we were cloth diapered in 30+ years ago. The covers vary- we like Thirsties Duo, but it depends on the shape of your kiddo. There are also different kind of fasteners (no more safety pins!). We used Snappis for a long time- they are nice and stretchy but break. There are other fasteners that are similar to what you would use to close an ace bandage, but we weren't so fond of them. And you don't have to use a fastener at all (depends on age/size/diet- at 2+ years, the Snappis don't fit our girl any more, but breastfed babies have very liquidy poop, so a fastener helps prevent leaks).Part of what appealed to me about Diaperkind was supporting a local business. I figured that if I was going to spend $40 a week on diapers no matter what, I'd rather give that $40 to my neighbors who are moms like me than Proctor and Gamble (or whoever). I'm sure you have your own reasons but I think that one of the greatest parts of the DK service is their involvement with the business and willingness to answer questions that will help you make the best decision for your family and work through challenges in the cloth diapering process. I definitely recommend them, and bringing them any questions you have- they've heard it all before!(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  diaper service rec's - summary & thanks
    Comment:  I will say that we cloth diapered our son (prefolds with snappis) the whole time he was in diapers and LOVED the Diaperkind folks. You definitely can do a drop off in your kind of building. They get a key to the entrance to the building and then bring them up to your apartment door and leave them there.(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  diaper service rec's - summary & thanks
    Comment:   Diaperkind is great! Definitely check out all the helpful info on their site. We did prefolds and covers that we purchased through DK. I think it's worth it in the beginning especially because you go through so many diapers. We did use disposables at night.You can reduce start up costs via their yahoo group, where people sometimes sell diaper pails and other supplies. You can also drop a hint if people are looking to get you a gift.Their driver is awesome, so I'd think you'd just need to communicate with neighbors about the laundry bag in the foyer every pickup day.(November 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Dec-2014
    Subject:  diaper service rec's - summary & thanks
    Comment:   We have an 8.5 month old boy who has been in diaperkind diapers since birth. We LOVE them! We thought we would do disposable as well, but I wanted to try to find a "green" alternative. After a lot of research, I realized that you can't really be green with disposable unless you do compostables (and compost them!). And the best ones are very $$$.Even though we have a w/d in our apt, I thought "no way am I washing diapers" (I am a working mom). Enter diaperkind. They have a key to our bldg, so all we have to do is leave the diapers right outside our door once a week. They don't get gross.Our son attends daycare with his cloth diapers. Now that he's on solids, we put the poop in the toilet and that is one thing daycare does not do. But it's not really a big deal. At the end of the day, we get out his wet/dry bag of dirties and put the poops in the toilet. Because his gut is not fully colonized yet, they are mostly not stinky (the sulfur-making gut bacteria come later).We use the simple pre-folds and thirsties covers. We did shell out for wool diaper covers for night, or if his bum seems a little rashy (very very rare). The wool are absorbent and breathable. We have never had a night leak and he wears one diaper at this point all night (8 pm to 7 am). They are INCREDIBLY easy. A bit more expensive than Costco Huggies, but worth it to us. We also use their wipes service and cleanse with water only. Then a little coconut oil on the bum and he's good to go. I love it that he's in cotton all day and we're not making a giant pile of nasty landfill diapers. (November 2014)