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Imagine Baby Pocket Snap Review

First-rate pocket diaper that shows strong absorbency performance and a low price tag
Best Value Award
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Price:   $13.95 at Amazon
Pros:  Soft lining, inexpensive, large pocket
Cons:  Requires stuffing, bulky
Manufacturer:   Imagine Baby
By Abriah Wofford & Juliet Spurrier, MD  ⋅  Sep 2, 2019
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The Skinny

The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap was a new product to us here at BabyGearLab, and we were not sure what to expect from this diaper. We put it through the paces, and in the end, we were more than satisfied. It is one of the lowest-priced options in our review, while simultaneously being an above-average performer. The cozy microfleece lining does an excellent job of wicking moisture away from baby's skin, and the amount of liquid the single insert can hold is impressive. If you are interested in cloth diapers but are worried that the initial cost will be out of your price range, have no fear! The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap is the perfect solution for you.


Our Analysis and Test Results

Although a bit bulky  the Imagine Baby Pocket Snap diaper fit well on our tester and did not seem to hinder her movement.
Although a bit bulky, the Imagine Baby Pocket Snap diaper fit well on our tester and did not seem to hinder her movement.

Performance Comparison


The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap was a bit of a wild card when we chose to include it. Luckily this was a good choice. This affordable diaper came in close to the top in our absorbency tests and had great fit and function features to boot. Although a very simple diaper, we appreciated the extra-large pocket opening and the super soft microfleece lining that covers the entire inner side of the diaper.

With the right prep  and the proper accessories  cloth diapering can be nearly as easy as using disposables.
With the right prep, and the proper accessories, cloth diapering can be nearly as easy as using disposables.

Absorbency


Scoring very near the top of the group, the Imagine Baby Pocket Snap exceeded our expectations in absorbency testing. We had no leaks, very little run-off, and a quick absorbency time. Traditionally, pocket diapers have performed the best in this category and this diaper is no exception.


Likes


First things first, absorbency is the most important factor we considered when testing and ranking our products. We were more than satisfied with this pocket diaper and were surprised by the notable amount of liquid it was able to retain thanks to its 4-layer microfiber insert. The fluffy microfleece lining quickly wicked away any moisture and kept baby dry. All these features combined earned this diaper a top spot in our absorbency tests.

The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap has a very small amount of green showing on the filter paper.
The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap has a very small amount of green showing on the filter paper.

The Pocket Snap keeps it simple by utilizing only a single insert, but the pocket is extra large and would comfortably accommodate an extra soaker if needed. The opening is the largest we've seen, and we had no problem stuffing the insert. This feature makes the unstuffing process much easier as well.

The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap has one of the largest pocket openings we've ever seen.
The stretchy single gusset helped us find a good fit around baby's legs.

This diaper will fit babies from 8-35 lbs, and we found it reasonably simple to get a good fit around our tester baby's legs and waist. With three rise snap positions and five adjustment options on the double row of waist snaps, there is a lot of room for variation. We did not have any problems with gapping or leakage during our tests. Although after one particularly long nap, we did notice that the outer gussets were a bit damp.

Even with a very active baby  we did not have any issues getting a proper fit with the Imagine Baby Pocket Snap.
Even with a very active baby, we did not have any issues getting a proper fit with the Imagine Baby Pocket Snap.

Dislikes


Unlike other pocket diapers we reviewed, the Pocket Snap only comes with a single insert. While it was large enough to handle most anything we could throw at it, we would have appreciated a smaller option as well. We like having the ability to cut down on bulk for smaller infants who do not need as much absorbency. A single insert also means that if your baby is a heavy wetter, you may find it necessary to purchase an additional insert. Pocket diapers with dual inserts included already have this benefit. We also mentioned that we love the extra-large pocket opening. The only downside to this is that it does not fall neatly into place as other diapers might, you must make sure to arrange the lining to prevent gapping. Otherwise, the soggy insert could come into contact with baby's skin.

We love the double row of waist snaps  but some users find that the snaps are not as durable as we'd like.
The stay-dry fleece lining covers the entire inside of the diaper  but you must be sure that there is an overlap at the pocket opening.

With a less expensive diaper, it may seem like a given to expect slightly lower quality. Some users have had issues with the gussets losing elasticity, and snaps falling off after some use. Although straight out of the box, the microfleece lining is very soft, it may start to pill after a few washes. It does not affect performance, but the diaper will not stay as cozy throughout its lifetime.

The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap gives baby that tell-tale cloth diaper booty.
The Imagine Baby Pocket Snap gives baby that tell-tale cloth diaper booty.

Conclusion


We are pleasantly surprised with the performance of this newcomer to our review. We are happy to see an affordable diaper that is reliable and well-performing opening the doors of cloth diapering a little further and making it accessible to more families. Budget aside, we were impressed with the function of this diaper overall. With a top absorbency score, a good fit, and easy to use features, this is a diaper that will work well for almost any baby. We think parents will be satisfied.


Abriah Wofford & Juliet Spurrier, MD