Saw It On Social: Coterie Diapers
Nov 28, 2022
Every parent reaches that breaking point where you will buy any product that promises to help your child sleep through the night. It does not matter what the product is. It does not matter what the product costs. You will spend it, you will buy it, and you will hope that it works.
I was deep in the throes of a sleep regression when Facebook and Instagram began feeding me an endless stream of ads for Coterie diapers. Endless, I tell you. These diapers were my own personal raven, rapping at my digital chamber door, crying out, “Nevermore (will you ever sleep again).” So I broke, and ordered them. And I must have been truly exhausted, because when they showed up three days later, I couldn’t even recall doing placing the order.
Coterie diapers promise the they are designed with “sleep in mind.” They also promise to minimize diaper rash, prevent blowouts, and stop leaks. Is there anything these diapers can’t do?
The diapers promise to help your baby sleep by reducing the number of times they wake up due to wetness. The diaper allegedly absorbs 70% more liquid than a similar diaper and dries 3x faster. They also claim to use a softer cotton to make the diapers as smooth and cozy as cashmere.
But enough patty cake, I’m too sleep deprived to keep beating around the bush. Let’s answer the critical question: Did the diapers deliver? No. No, ladies, they did not. I loathed these diapers. Loathed, I say.
The ads for the diapers were full of glowing testimonials that promised me a life changing experience. What I got was two leaky diapers in two days (the only ones I’ve had in three-months of diapering), and not one extra minute of sleep. And sure, the diapers are soft, but that’s not really your primary concern when choosing a diaper, is it?
But my primary issue with the Coterie diapers is this: When you have a baby, you live and die by the blue indicator strip on the diaper that tells you when your baby is wet. The line on the Coterie diapers is so faint that it is completely undetectable in the dark, at 3:00AM, when you’re so tired that you could scream from the pain your eyelids are feeling. And not being able to see the strip gets annoying very, very quickly.
Bottom line, at $80 for a one month supply, they’re nearly double the price of the Huggies that I buy at Costco. For that cost, they should deliver what they promise. But I found the diapers leaked, made it difficult to know when the diaper was wet, and didn’t seem to absorb more than a standard diaper. Within two days of buying them, I was sorry that I had wasted the money. Now they sit in the top of Sloane’s closet, serving as a reminder to delete Google Pay for the duration of this sleep-deprived infant phase.
This post contains no affiliate links or other payment options. Like all items on Saw It On Social, I bought these diapers with my own money, and no gifts were received or would have been accepted. I was deeply disappointed to waste my money on this viral product, but hey, we all make mistakes some times.