I have been cloth diapering my babies for over a year and a half now. I have used many types and styles of diapers, from prefolds and covers to pocket diapers to AIO and AI2 styles. I love all different kinds of diapers and like to have a wide variety of fluff on hand, since they all have their own unique benefits. I have found that AIO diapers are easy for caregivers, while AI2 styles are super convenient while we're out and about.
One type of diaper I surprisingly haven't had much experience with are fitted diapers. Why? I'm honestly not sure! I have heard wonderful things about fitted diapers, especially for night time use with heavy wetters like my daughter, Sophie. I just had never gotten the opportunity to try fitteds before, so I stuck to what I was already familiar with.
For those who aren't familiar with organic fitted diapers, let me tell you how they work. A fitted diaper is almost a cross between a prefold and a pocket diaper, sans pocket. Fitted diapers are trim, highly absorbent, and are made with achieving a snug, perfect fit in mind. They generally have snaps or velcro closures as well as elasticized leg openings and waist. Fitted diapers do not have a layer of PUL like pocket diapers and AIO's, so they are not waterproof and DO require a cover.
I recently received a Babee Greens Growing Greens Organic Cotton Diaper for review. Babee Greens uses only the highest quality, eco-friendly fibers in its cloth diaper products, including 100% certified organic cotton, organic cotton/hemp blends, hypoallergenic, non-PVC poly resin snaps, and 100% unbleached cotton thread and elastic.
Organic Cotton is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides. It is wonderfully soft making it a pure and natural choice for baby's delicate skin. The organic cotton used in Babee Greens all natural fitted diapers is milled locally, making this line of products 100% USA made.
When my Growing Greens Organic Cotton Diaper arrived, I was immediately impressed by the quality of construction and how luxurious and soft the organic cotton is. The snaps are sturdy, and there is even a hidden row of snaps on the inside of the diaper that can accommodate smaller babies by simply folding it over to get a lower rise setting. The natural elastic at the legs and waist is very stretchy and allows a great fit on tiny babies and toddlers alike! Another thing I love is that while the diaper can be worn on its own, you can add a super-absorbent snap-in doubler (or two) for increased protection from leaks. This is great for overnight or naps!
Take a look at this awesome diaper:
I was very excited to finally put a higher-quality fitted diaper to the test. I prepped my Growing Greens Diaper by washing it a few times in hot (but not boiling) water and Rockin' Green detergent. I was then ready to test it out on my babies. I used this diaper with and without a cover for day and night time use. Here are my results.
TEST BABY 1:
Sophia, Age 2
I tested this diaper on Sophie during the daytime first. I was able to get an awesome fit, and she seemed to like the feel of the soft, organic cotton against her skin. Since I am new to fitted diapers, I wanted to see how the diaper did without a cover, so I snapped in the doubler and waited...and waited...and waited for a leak. Sophie tends to be a heavy wetter, so I expected her to mess right through the diaper in no time flat. Boy, was I wrong! The Growing Greens diaper with the snap-in doubler did a fantastic job of keeping moisture in, even without a layer of PUL. I really liked this diaper for daytime use, and I appreciate the fact that I can physically see when it's wet.
At night, I decided to use the doubler as well, but also added a Zookies cover to the mix for added protection. Sophie wets a lot in her sleep, so I was a little bit nervous about how a fitted diaper would hold up. Much to my surprise, her pajamas were dry in the morning. The diaper itself was pretty well saturated, but the cover contained all of the wetness. Definitely a great night time diapering option!
TEST BABY TWO:
Xander, Age 15 months
I tested on Xander during the day first as well. Again, I opted to try it without a cover. I also used the snap-in doubler. I got a good fit on him, but found that since he's got a skinny little waist, I was better off using the folded down snap setting.
Again, my results were great. He ran around for an hour or so, drank juice and milk, and his diaper didn't leak one bit! I also tried this diaper without a cover or insert, and while it wasn't as absorbent as with the doubler (duh!) It did a remarkable job.
At night, I chose to use the doubler as well as a cover. Better safe than sorry, right?! Xander isn't the heavy wetter that his sister is, but he does tend to poop a lot in his sleep. And I don't mean "nice" poop, either. I mean mushy, nasty, smelly poop that has the consistency of paste. Sorry for the graphic mental images, but this is what I have to contend with! I was very pleasantly surprised when the next morning not only were his pajamas dry, all of the poop stayed inside the diaper, thanks to the elastic at the waist and legs. This is a HUGE improvement over prefolds and covers, since usually poop tends to creep out when I use them on him!
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by the Growing Greens Organic Cotton Diaper. It is soft, breathable, and very absorbent. I love that I can use the diaper alone on a hot, humid day and I have the option to use a cover with it while running errands or for overnight use. And the fit? Perfection! Add to that the fact that Babee Greens Diapers are made from completely organic and hypoallergenic materials right here in the USA, and you've got a winning product! So if you've never tried fitted diapers, give Babee Greens a try. Why not start with the best?
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