Kawaii Baby HD2 Cloth Diaper Sneak Peek and Comparison with Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty

I’ve had a good amount of success with the Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty cloth diaper, so I am REALLY intrigued with the new version of it, the Kawaii Baby HD2. In this post, I will walk you through the features of this new product. I had close to 300 survey respondents talk about different features they liked about cloth diapers in general, so I will share with you some of the possible strengths of this diaper based on those survey responses.

So let’s look at this new diaper:

Price: $6.99-$10.55

It is a one size diaper, which means it is meant to fit the baby from birth to potty training (8-36 pounds).

Smallest setting:

You adjust the sizing using the snap down rise in the front. There are three rows, which means you have three choices for sizing. Snap it all the way down for the smallest, have it snapped on the middle row for a medium setting, or have it totally unsnapped for the largest setting. This is a feature on diapers that a whopping 75% of survey respondents like. I found when cloth diapering two at once, the snap down rise settings made it to where I could easily adjust the sizing between the two babies.

The outside of the diaper is made out of a water proof TPU fabric.

The inside of the diaper is made of stay-dry suede cloth. I am concerned that some may be disappointed with this fabric choice, since only 37% of respondents liked Suedecloth and 60% prefer micro fleece (which was the fabric used in the first Heavy Duty). In my opinion, my baby feels wetness with suede cloth much more than micro fleece, so I tend to steer clear of it, especially at night-time.

Up against the stomach is a waterproof lining to help prevent leaks (this is a great feature if you have a tummy sleeper–this is what makes me chose the Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty diaper for my daughter at night). 34% of survey respondents like this feature, while 36% don’t really care. There are some who don’t like the exposed TPU on the stomach (16%). All in all, it may depend on your baby’s sensitivities to TPU and whether or not you have a tummy sleeper.

This is a pocket diaper, which means there is a pocket opening for you to put an insert into, a feature liked by 75% of survey respondents. There is a little extra flap overlap, which keeps the insert from poking up out of the diaper.

The diaper comes with square tab hook and loop closures which feature laundry tabs. This is liked by a startling 75% of survey respondents, which is likely because it prevents the closure from snagging on or sticking to other diapers in the wash.

The closure also also has crossover tabs (which is a great way to get a good fit on a small baby). Crossover tabs are liked by 74% of survey respondents. Another reason for why these are great is that when you are out and about, you can roll up a soiled diaper and securing it with these crossover tabs helps it trap in that stink until you get home.

The diaper comes with 2 microfiber inserts. Although pocket diapers that come with 2 inserts often have a newborn and a one size insert, these inserts are both large. This means the second is just meant to be extra absorbency for naps, nights, or a heavy wetter. The downside is that there isn’t really a small insert for a newborn.

The main difference between the Kawaii HD2 and the Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty is the larger laundry tabs, wider pocket opening, suede cloth interior, smaller rise, and smaller legs. Super Stash provided some great images to show the difference between the Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty (left) and the Kawaii Baby HD2:

Stay tuned, we will be reviewing this product and provide you info on it ASAP.

These diapers are made in China.

Where to Buy: You can see who carries this diaper by going to www.clothdiaperretailers.com. Type in “Kawaii” and you can see who carries it and compare things like shipping, location, and even sales going on. It’s the best way to find the best deal on cloth diapers.

Super Stash provided this diaper for a sneak peek, but that did not affect any of the opinions in this post.

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Tara Porter

Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
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  1. Laurie Skiles says

    I purchased 3 of these diapers from the Kawaii website. The stitching was poorly done on the back flap and I can not tuck the insert under the flap. I did contact the company and they requested pictures….they did NOTHING. I guess I got what I paid for. I will not be purchasing any more of these diapers due to the poor craftsmanship and the quality of customer service. Now onto the diapers performance. My son is a very chunky boy and these fit him great. The single insert it comes with is not enough for him I do have to add an additional insert (I use hemp so it is not terribly bulky). The laundry tabs are ok you have to push them down VERY firmly before washing as they come undone very easily. On a scale of 1-10 I would give this diaper a 4.

  2. Darryl says

    I have had great luck with ALL of the Kawaii Diapers products I have tried over the years. From the “Pure and Natural” to the Heavy Duty, I don’t think you can do any better as far as quality goes. HD2 seems to have some nice new features too. Can’t wait to check it out in person.


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