Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway: Glow Bug

flowerworks-glow-bug-diaper We’ve been using cloth diapers since Franci was born and have tried a variety of types and brands.  Our motley collection includes everything from homemade insert diapers to Chinese pre-folds to designer prints.  We certainly have our favorites, but as eco-consious diaperers, we’re not going to get rid of any unless they are leak prone.  If we were new to cloth diapering and ready to invest, Glow Bug Cloth Diapers would be on the top of our list.

The most important feature of cloth diapers, for us, is that they don’t leak.  I don’t care how cute they are!  We’ve been using our Glow Bug Diaper for months, and have never once had a leak or blowout (which is more than I can say for Charlie Banana, which we had to stop using it was so bad).


Glow Bug Cloth Diapers are adjustable, with lots of snaps, so they grow with your baby (from 7-35lbs).  My one suggestion is that they add a male snap to the end of lower strip of snaps on the back flaps that would make the leg gap fit more securely.  We’ve never had any leaks, as I said, but after a lot of crawling around there is always extra material sticking out of the leg holes, even after adjusting the rise.

We often reuse cloth diaper shells and just replace the insert (or prefold), so we’ve mostly used the 360 Gusset feature on the Glow Bug instead of placing the insert beneath .  The elastic holds the insert in place, even for active babies.  Since we are about 7 months into infant potty training, we aren’t using as many diapers and don’t need to reuse the shells.  I just starting using the Glow Bug feature when the insert goes under the liner and snaps in place.  So far I think it’s a great idea!

Bulk Sales

Speaking of investing in  cloth diapers, Glow Bug doesn’t sell individual diapers.  You have to buy them in packages of 12 shells with 18 inserts or try your luck on their Facebook Group to buy individuals. The packages are shipped for free and include a wet bag.  You can email them at if you want to see if there is a local retailer you can buy individual prints from.

Adorable Prints

captain-glow-bug-diaperIf you’re a cloth diaper junkie, and love cute prints, Glow Bug won’t disappoint!  Even though you don’t get to choose individual prints, each one included in the different packages are are great.  I don’t think there are any prints I don’t like, and they aren’t too babyish or boring.  To be honest, I think they have my favorite collection of prints!

silver-birch-glow-bug-diaperEthically Made

If you are hoping for cotton-only diapers, Glow Bug isn’t for you.  Although the diapers are ethically made in China, the shells are 100% polyester laminated with polyurethane on the outside.  The SlimDry material is 100% polyester on the inside. The microfiber inserts are 70% polyester and 30% nylon and the bamboo inserts are made of 2 layers of bamboo viscose, cotton and polyester blend and 1 layer of microfiber. We haven’t had any issues with diaper rash with these diapers, but then we aren’t using them exclusively and can’t know for sure how they compare.

Glow Bug Diaper Giveaway

We are excited to be hosting a giveaway of a Glow Bug Diaper for one lucky reader! Be sure to let us know in the comments which package of prints you like best: Explorer, Botanist or Brainiac!
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  1. I like the Explorer set the best.

  2. Bianca Munoz says

    Botanist! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  3. Amanda Cheek says

    Botanist is super cute!

  4. Brainiac would suit our cloth diaperee nicely! What a great giveaway!

  5. Angela Dobbins-Rivera says

    Explorer is so cute to me

  6. Robynne Mills says

    All of the packages are beautiful, but I really love the FlowerWorks print in the botanist package!

  7. Missy Farina says

    I love the bontaist set the best! So pretty!

  8. Brainiac is definitely my fav!

  9. I like the botanist.

  10. I love the Explorer set but the botanist is a close second!

  11. Explorer is so cute, but the botanist is adorable as well

  12. Amanda Cheek says

    I would love to try a glow bug diaper!

  13. I’m starting over with my cloth diapers (surprise!!) and need to stock the stash. That Botanist set is so perfect and adorable! Crossing my fingers!

  14. Cari Lingwood says

    I love the botanist prints!

  15. Baby is unknown, if its a girl I’d be ALL over botanist. If its a boy, I’m torn… I love explorer and brainiac… Maybe brainiac? So hard to choose!

  16. The brainiac package is awesome!

  17. I Explorer

  18. I love the Botanist prints! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. <3 these, love the Explorer prints!

  20. I love the botanist collection best, but some of the brainiac are super cute too.

  21. Lydia Morris says

    I love the Botanist prints!

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