Last year, I went on an experimental cloth diaper stash shopping spree. In fact, it’s been nearly a year since I added some random diapers that are less common in Canada to my cloth diaper stash… and I’ve yet to do a proper cloth diaper review on the majority of them. Since I’ve been feeling experimental again, it’s best that I finish up with the cloth diaper review series I’ve been intending to do all along.
Today’s diaper: the Itti Bitti d’Lish.
I have to say, the Itti Bitti d’Lish is the weirdest diaper I’ve ever used. I would have never bought it if not for the curiosity factor. You see, it’s a sized all in one diaper, and I’m usually all about the one size diapers. I’m glad I bought it. It’s just… neat.
For starters, the diaper is fluffy. Extremely fluffy. It’s a minky outer. The texture is just so soft and cuddly that it’s just fun. However, because it’s so fluffy and full, it is most definitely not a trim diaper. (I’ve seen it described as trim. No, it’s not. Sorry.) The colors are super vibrant. Ours is a bright green. When we first got it, the husband said it was like a Muppet. And it’s Kermit green, so that’s been joked about. I guess it’s a good thing that it’s not red, or else the husband would have made a joke about Norton wearing an Elmo skin diaper and traumatized our kid. 😛
Fit: Since I bought the diaper for Norton, I got the size large. I’m glad I did. According to the manufacturer specifications, the diaper is designed for children ranging from 23 to 37 pounds. The diaper still fits, but I have a feeling that he’ll outgrow it before he reaches the 37 pound mark. He’s moving onto the larger waist setting right now. We have diapers that are supposed to fit up to 35 pounds that he’s only wearing on the mid adjustment.
Functionality: It’s most definitely an absorbent diaper. Norton pees like a race horse and still hasn’t sprung a leak in this diaper. The specifications say that three hours in the diaper are fine, but heavy wetters may want a doubler. Norton is most definitely a heavy wetter and we don’t have a doubler. We often go longer than three hours before a change just because I don’t want the fight. Still no floods.
Drying: Most all in one diapers take longer to dry, as do natural fibers like bamboo and hemp. My Itti Bitti d’Lish diaper dries in an hour on low, so it’s of average drying speed.
The Bottom Line: if you’re a fan of seeing your toddler toddle about in a cute diaper, the Itti Bitti d’Lish is wonderful. If you want jeans on your toddler, but no bubble butt, I’d skip it. It’s definitely a favorite in my stash. I keep buying shirts with the electric green color so that I have something to match the diaper to!
Have you used the Itti Bitti d’Lish? What did you think?