So, since I forgot all about this post and at the time this post was biased – I will redo the review to a little more accurate and further explained since my blog actually became successful.
I first tried the ABUniverse diapers back in the day when they first came out before I had really tried to many premium diapers. This was around the time Bambino was first getting started as well and getting kinks worked out. Here is a picture of the original ABUniverse diaper – I am not sure if they have changed since I have not bought from them in awhile.
These diapers are pretty absorbent and decently crinkly. The absorbency is better than probably 90% of the diapers out there with the exception of Abena, Molicare, Bambino, and Secure. Some people like that crinkliness in a diaper which these do seem to have a decent amount of crinkle. The fit is decent but the padding I don’t feel like is as padded as some of the other premium diapers.
These diapers do not have true leg cuffs to hold the diaper to your legs to prevent leaks and does not have a true elastic waistband which in my case I like because it holds it tighter to my body. ABUniverse diapers do not have these while other premium diapers do.
The baby prints on the ABUniverse diaper are cute and the frontal design is neat how it is blended with the actual diaper and not just a tape. So, if you like the babyish look then this diaper is definitely an option.
Overall, this diaper is definitely up in the premium category but my only MAIN gripe with the ABUniverse diaper is the price. Many other diapers that are in my opinion better actually charge a lot less than ABUniverse. Bambino, Secure, and Abena all run around $1.37 – $1.38 per diaper (mediums) while the ABU diapers run well over $2 per diaper which is extremely expensive. Other premium diapers in my opinion have better absorbency and more features than the ABU diaper and are actually less expensive than the ABU diaper so that is my main gripe with them. I never had a problem with their customer service or shipping but then again that was a long time ago and supposively others have but I can’t speak to that. To sum up, good premium diaper with good absorbency but WAY too pricey in reality for what you get compared to other premium diapers…but, then again if you like their babyish look and are willing to pay top dollar for it, then these diapers may be a good option or another type of diaper to carry in your diaper stash!
Kinda expensive but i will give them a try thank you for posting this.
I agree about AB Universe. Yes, I need an Adult Small or Youth disposable, but way back when my husband and I bought a case of AB Universe Medium we found a way to slightly modify the tape tabs to better fit me. I only wore them a couple of times a week, and I admit I had not re-visited their website until I ran out in mid-January. My attempt to immediately reorder was frustrated, but Jenny responded that she expected to have a new cargo container about Feb 22. I placed an order for 2 cases for me and a bag of 20 for a good friend in Texas. My cases were delivered at 12:15pm Thursday and our friend got his diapers at 2:40pm Friday, just as Jenny promised.
Bambino Classico Small are very nice diapers and they do fit me unmodified. Personally I consider myself the most fortunate person to live where I have a choice of two brands of decorated adult disposable diapers.
What is the future? Inside the first case we opened is a fascinating card that just says “Thicker” with no explanation. Clearly AB Universe is planning something, which means Bambino must have plans as well.
This reminds me of mad Magazine and “Spy vs Spy”
Competition has to be a good thing for users of adult diapers. Would we want a world where the only option was Depend?
stacey thanks for posting about them. i definatley will gives thesw a try
Stacy, you say they “hold a ton” – what do you mean? Multiple wettings or large messes? Diapers, in my experience, handle these distinct types of volumes differently. I tend towards larger messes and really do need the room sometimes. Any personal experience there would be helpful. Thanks
I have to toss in my two cents here about the ABU’s. I purchased a sample pack for my wife. When I showed her what they were, she actually like them too-normally she’s indifferent. So we got the chance to break them out one night and WOW is all I can say. Absolutely wonderful fit, she said they were more comfortable than the others she had tried. I wouldn’t go as far as saying they hold a ton, but they did hold just well enough for her, if I recall she said she wet about 3 times. My only criticism, and mind you it’s a tiny one, is the width of the design on the front. If I could I would choose the actual design (not the tape landing zone, but the print) to be about an inch or so less in width. For me though this isn’t enough of a bother of course to be at all concerned about. I’m going to reorder as soon as they have more in.
Those diapers in the pic dont show up on the web site. Is there a product name or somethin?
ABUNIVERSE CUSTOMER SERVICE
This is a pitiful excuse for a company. I have tried for 3 weeks to reach them their 800 number is always busy and the other number on the invoice goes to voice mail. They advertised a buy one get one so i ordered and didn’t get the get one so I will stick with bambinos as they always answer my calls and even call me back. As far as I’m concerned you can take your new overnight and stuff them up a monkeys bottom. I will definitely spam this across all the message boards, yahoo groups, fetlife, collar me, any where that is ab aware. Thanks for your outstanding freaking customer service ya scam artist.
I like the super dry kids diaper