I belived the hype and for the most part, they were right.
I tried a pre-loved Goodmama fitted diaper with a cotton velour snap in soaker. At first, I was so disappointed because it didn't fit my baby girl who was about 4 months old at the time. I tried flipping the rise down to snap it but it was just way to bulky and stiff. Sadly I put it away and decided that Goodmamas were all hype. Then one day, when baby girl was about a year old I pulled out that ol' Goodmama and put it on her because I had run out of diapers on wash day plus she had a rash. (I'd moved, water changed, and I was still figuring out our new wash routine.) Lo and behold the thing fit! And it fit great! I put it on, added a wool soaker and let her run around. A couple hours later I remembered I should change her diaper and the thing was barely wet at all. Wow, this thing was a super soaker! The next time we used it, I tried it with no cover and it lasted a few hours without soaking through. Crazy. I had no idea what a great diaper this was. I'm sad we missed out on the early months but I don't think that could be helped since the diaper has so many layers, it's just too stiff and bulky for a tiny baby. It's great for larger babies and toddlers though. Ease of Use It is easy to use but I keep reading posts online about people instructing others to baby their Goodmamas. I don't have time for that. It was harder to figure out how to use it for my baby when she was small but things got better once she got older. Leak Prevention Awesome absorbency prevents leakage. Leg elastic is a little stiff but I've never had a problem with leakage. Comfort Well, once you get past a certain age, it's no longer thick and bulky. Absorbency Super absorbent.