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- cloth diapers
- diaper inserts
- change mats
NOTE: you will see $1 come off your sale total. Our shopping cart requires a dollar amount in order to process the code. So if you see $1 off your order, your code has worked! IF YOU ORDER 2 DAY PACKS WE WILL SEND YOU 2 CHARCOAL DIAPERS FOR FREE!
There are a million decisions you need to make before the baby gets here.
You need to select the color scheme of the nursery. Install the car seat. Think of a cutesy middle name. Apple? Hipster? Laker? Find a suitable pre-school, school, college, etc. for your child. Everything needs to be walking distance, obviously.
And now you even have to decide how many and what kind of cloth diapers to get?
Although we cannot decide what your baby’s middle name should be (I’d go with Lil Helper- why not?), we can definitely make your life simpler by offering our Lil Helper Day Pack. It has all the diapers, inserts & wipes you might need for 1 full-day of cloth diapering.
If you are not into doing laundry everyday, we would recommend getting at least 2 and preferably 3 packs. So if you plan on washing your diapers every 2 days then you need 2 Day Packs. You should ideally start with 2 day packs and if you think you need more diapers then we recommend you get an additional pack.
All of this comes with the our legendary customer support where emails are answered within minutes and you always have the option to call in with questions.
Cloth diapering, like any new thing you try, has a learning curve but our diapers are designed to be intuitive mixed with our over-zealous customer service, you will never be in want of answers.
Think we are kidding? Here’s the cell number of Lil Helper’s CEO, Mohammed, 647-885-4642. Ask him why you should get his diapers. Don’t worry about the time- just call. Now try that with any other company.
I have been using various inserts and different sized prefolds with covers for the last 20 months with our older squirmy fella, I do like what I've been using and flexibility of this system, and the fact that this diaper has a gusseted leg opening and therefore only has two snaps at the hip ( I kind of like two snaps vs three). The covers I bought when I started cloth diapering our oldest squirmy fella is a two size system and I guess I never expected to have my kids so close together... So the little squirmy fella outgrew the size one cover and I was left in a pickle.. Do I order more size two covers or wander into uncharted waters??? (In my head/dreams the oldest squirmer would have been potty trained before the little squirmer outgrew the size one cover)
So here we are one month in and the verdict is...well it's not really clear. I really do like these diapers, the ease of use, how fast they dry and blah blah blah (see other reviews)... they are great... on our little squirmy guy
The only slight concern for the little squirmy fella is that he isn't a heavy wetter, he's a super soaker. Therefore I had to adjust the rise of the diaper prematurely to make room for both inserts, not a big deal, but I do worry that we're at max absorbency and his bladder isn't getting smaller.
As for my big squirmy guy, the diaper doesn't work for him... he's a tall and skinny dude. At the tallest rise, the diaper barely covers his junk in the front, and he's got a plumber's butt in the back.
It is very disappointing that I can't use the diapers interchangeably on my boys, I was kind of counting on that because I really do like these diapers, and I'm sure that the daycare and my husband would much prefer to use these on the tall squirmy fella instead of the prefolds and covers that we're still using on him.
As much as I like these diapers, if I had to do it again, I would buy more of the covers that I already have.. or maybe if I put the tall squirmy fella in the dryer he'll shrink just enough so that I can use these on him too?!?
Lisa on 5th May 2016
I'm new to cloth diapering, so I was unsure of what to expect. I had a learning curve when my order arrived, not because the diapers are difficult to use, but because I've never used cloth before.
I have been impressed at how nice the diapers are. They're so cute (I know it's not that important for diapers to be cute, but it is an added bonus) that I often don't use diaper covers under my daughter's dresses. The fabric feels so soft and my daughter seems drier and less irritated than with disposables.
These diapers are easy to wash and take care of. They don't retain smells and air dry quickly. A definite plus. Snaps are easy to use and adjust sizes. I was worried that they really wouldn't fit my newborn, but they do.
Customer service is awesome and they give personal attention. Love that.
Most importantly for me, this purchase has already paid for itself vs. disposables. Unknown on 12th Apr 2016
Amazing products brittney leonard on 1st Apr 2016
Overnight insert--MIRACLE. Baby gets very fussy for diaper changes every 2-3 hours at night...the overnight insert revolutionized our sleep routine! We also received a bonus bamboo insert :) Kristi on 8th Mar 2016
I love the AI2 system. I can use the covers multiple times a day which helps cut down on laundry. The inserts snap in and out which is so much easier than stuffing ( and unstuffing-ICK) pockets. The two piece system cuts way down on drying time. I'm partial to the charcoal inserts because they are thinner, wick moisture away better (the stay dry liners help with the bamboo), dry so fast out of the wash and no worries about yucky looking stains. I love the colors and prints and the covers are nice and soft. The wipes are a great size, thick and soft. Customer service has been great and the little extras in the packages are quite charming, as well as the hand written notes. AK on 29th Dec 2015
With the news that we were expecting baby #2 late this June, I was excited to be able to try cloth diapers this time around (save some money, save the environment a little). Lil Helper has certainly got me all excited to try these out (who knew I'd be excited for dirty diapers? Ah, the joys of parenthood). Anyway, here's a preliminary review, given I have yet to test my stash in battle; I will try to update once they've gotten some use (Hence 4 stars).
First off, I have prepped and washed everything in the day pack. My first impression was holy CRAP does that charcoal dry quickly. They were pretty much ready to go from the washer; when I go to expand my stash, they are definitely top of my list. The bamboo inserts took longer to dry, but not excessively so, especially considering they were line dried inside. The bamboo is quilted, unlike the charcoal, but both look and feel well constructed. The diaper shells are also all around awesome. They dried quickly (again, line dried in basement); the snaps are well attached and not at all flimsy (I didn't feel like they were going to pull out when unsnapping); outer shell material feels nice and the inner liner is very soft.
In addition, the customer service was excellent. There was a delay with my order, but I received a phone call promptly from customer service, who were extremely polite and helpful, offering me several options to handle the disruption in service. I was impressed and extremely satisfied, considering that they were contacting each customer affected by phone and made the conversation tailored to my personal needs, rather than just sending out some auto-generated email. When I did receive my order a few short days later, everything was expertly packed and organized, not to mention the charming little extras thrown in- little candies and tea, a handwritten note, etc. All in all, I can actually say that I'm just dying for an excuse to order more from this site. Jeanne on 27th Apr 2015
These diapers work the best for us. They never leak. They are super soft. The inserts hold so much liquid. I love both types of inserts. I can often use the shell 2 or 3 tunes in one day. They also have amazing customer service and always send something extra in every package! Susan Evans on 23rd Apr 2015
GREAT DEAL! GREAT QUALITY! OUR LITTLE GUY DOESN'T ARRIVE FOR 8 MORE WEEKS BUT I'M CONFIDENT HE WILL BE MORE THAN PLEASED WITH HIS BAMBOO/CHARCOAL DIAPERS. I'M ACTUALLY EXCITED TO CHANGE A DIAPER LOL. BOUGHT ALL THE DIAPERS WE NEED FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST OF DISPOSABLES...AND WE ARE NOT ADDING TO THE LANDFILL!! THAT MAKES ME SMILE. THANKS LILHELPER FOR MAKING THIS SO EASY TRACEY on 11th Feb 2015
LOVE THE LITTLE HELPER DAY PACK! GREAT VARIETY OF BAMBOO/CHARCOAL INSERTS! LOVE HOW THESE DIAPERS FIT COMPARED TO OTHER BRANDS I'VE TRIED! THE ABSORBENCY OF THE CHARCOAL INSERTS IS AWESOME, SOMEWHAT DECEIVING FOR HOW THIN THEY ARE!
THANKS FOR THE AWESOME DIAPERS LIL HELPER!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK/QUALITY!!!
MAY HAVE TO CHANGE OUR STASH OF DIAPERS TO JUST SOLELY LIL HELPERS!!! KRISTA on 24th Jan 2015