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shan1212 02-09-2013 09:43 PM

Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
My stash is all Diaper Rite, and after hearing that they were suspected to be rebranded Alvas, I decided to order some Alvas to see for myself.

I realize this post is worthless without pics, but I am too tired tonight. I'll update tomorrow with some.

The Alvas are significantly larger. The square part of the wing (if that's what it's called?) is about one cm taller on the Alva. The smallest rise setting is equivalent to the middle rise setting on the DR. The DR has tighter leg elastic.

I got all prints, so I don't know if that makes a difference, but the Alvas have a stickier-feeling, thicker texture. They also appear to be a little wider in the crotch.

I don't know if just the series that I ordered (mostly J series), but they are obviously NOT cut from the same cloth, so to speak. Are they made in the same factory? I have no way of knowing. The cut is extremely similar, just the Alvas are larger. And the snap placement is different, though that's obvious just from looking at the websites.

Has anyone else compared both? Or compared either with Diaper Safari pockets?

I just prepped them so I'll test them out on my 11 month old and take some pics tomorrow.

Oh, and there was no invoice or customs slip on the packaging so I can't comment on that. There was a little customs slip taped to the outside but it was blank - nothing was checked. There did appear to be something that had torn off, so maybe that was it.

dncnshu00 02-09-2013 10:12 PM

I have both Alva and Diaper Safari. IMO they are identical. Same size, same cut, same snaps, I even have the same color. They are so identical, in fact, that I have to check the tag to tell them apart. I'll see if I can post pics tomorrow from my computer.

Namiko 02-09-2013 10:17 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
definitely interested in seeing the pics!

jaelynsmommy61607 02-09-2013 10:56 PM

Alvas are rebranded and sold under different names.

RockinLou 02-10-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dncnshu00
I have both Alva and Diaper Safari. IMO they are identical. Same size, same cut, same snaps, I even have the same color. They are so identical, in fact, that I have to check the tag to tell them apart. I'll see if I can post pics tomorrow from my computer.

I would definitely be curious to see these!

shan1212 02-10-2013 01:38 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
Hmmm, the Alvas did seem to shrink a lot in the wash . . . so they are looking even more identical now.

mommadeeof4+ 02-10-2013 06:35 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
the alvas i have were purchased directly from alva and they are very different from my diaper rites, size, material, colors, snap placement and overall quality are different and i like diaper rite much better...they definitely look similar but there are so many obvious differences.

Nerissa 02-10-2013 08:24 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dncnshu00 (Post 16270875)
I have both Alva and Diaper Safari. IMO they are identical. Same size, same cut, same snaps, I even have the same color. They are so identical, in fact, that I have to check the tag to tell them apart. I'll see if I can post pics tomorrow from my computer.

Diaper rite and diaper safari are different brands. But all three are very similar in style. Very simple cloth diapers.

AZmommy 02-10-2013 08:56 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
diaper safari has come on here and addressed this question dirrectly.

rainbowgirl28 02-11-2013 12:44 AM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
Alva is not the only company in China that makes cloth diapers which other companies can and do rebrand. I am 99% sure that Diaper Safari covers are from Happy Flute (the pictures are identical) but I don't have a direct comparison yet because HF is a giant PIA to deal with directly.

I don't have any DS pockets, so I can't compare there.

I would buy again from DS in a heartbeat, they are selling at incredibly reasonable prices, super fast FREE shipping, and they have great customer service.

I don't have any Diaper Rite pockets, but they are also selling them at reasonable prices, so who cares if they are Alvas or Happy Flutes or some other Chinese company. You pay more to get fast shipping from a US company with great customer service.

dncnshu00 02-27-2013 10:19 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
I'm way behind in posting these pics but thought a few of you might be interested. Just for clarification, Diaper Safari has stated that their diapers are NOT rebranded Alvas and are produced in a plant with ethical practices. Their diapers are very close to Alvas though so if you like one, chances are you will like the other brand.

Just for a comparison in the color options. I didn't realize when I was ordering but the colors are the same. On the left is an Alva, on the right is a Diaper Safari.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psa4302e90.jpg

To make it less confusing, I decided to do the remainder of the photos with a different color dipe. Alva on the left (cream colored), Diaper Safari on the right (yellow). The snap placement on the front of the diapers match.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psdbf59063.jpg

Both have round tabs (as opposed to square or pointy).
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps1bf13da8.jpg

The Diaper Safari might be slightly wider in the crotch but it's not much of a difference.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psfa922b2d.jpg

The snaps on the tabs are different. Alva seems to have more adjustment options with the two cross-over snaps. Diaper Safari only has the one.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps49df4615.jpg

The inside of these particular diapers are different. The Alva in the photo only has the back pocket with elastic around the opening. The Diaper Safari has the double pocket opening. The fabric covering the front pocket opening on the DS is a funky satin-y material. I did at one point have an Alva with the double pocket opening and it had the same satin-y material at the front. They were the Alva double-gusset diapers. I unfortunately sold them off though so I can't get a pic to compare that feature.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps09de003e.jpg

RockinLou 02-27-2013 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZmommy
diaper safari has come on here and addressed this question dirrectly.

Though I don't believe that Diaper Rite are rebranded alvas, because both DR and DS have come on here and said they are not, I do believe that diaper rite and diaper safari are coming from the same factory. This is based entirely on photos and threads I have read here, I don't actually own any of them,

AZmommy 02-27-2013 10:55 PM

Re: Alva vs. Diaper Rite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RockinLou (Post 16342094)
Though I don't believe that Diaper Rite are rebranded alvas, because both DR and DS have come on here and said they are not, I do believe that diaper rite and diaper safari are coming from the same factory. This is based entirely on photos and threads I have read here, I don't actually own any of them,

I agree. I have both diaper safari and diaper rite covers in my stash and they are almost identical in every way.

mms1972 02-28-2013 05:57 PM

I got a diaper rite to compare and I think the diaper rite elastic is just a bit looser because its way more gentle on my DDS thighs! Anyone wanna trade diaper safari for diaper rite? Pm me if u do!


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