It’s been a while since I’ve had a newborn baby, and I’ve never had a newborn baby small enough to start with a newborn cloth diaper. When Nuggles contacted me about doing a review on their newborn cloth diaper, I knew that I’d have to do something a little different. I had to borrow a baby.
Fortunately, the local moms in our cloth diapering community did not find it remotely odd that I asked to borrow a baby for newborn cloth diaper testing.
About the Tester
Small Fry is an extremely tiny little newb. When she came home from the hospital, I ended up making a field trip to visit so that we could try a variety of newborn cloth diaper options on her and fix the leaking issue. Small Fry is also a very heavy wetter, able to saturate a newborn prefold diaper in a single wee. (My frie
nd somehow manages to produce freakishly heavy wetters. I’m not sure how something so tiny can wet so much in one go.) While her bladder makes Small Fry less of a perfect tiny tester, her wee size makes her perfect for testing the fit of a newborn cloth diaper.
Nuggles is a Canadian cloth diaper company with original designs from a Canadian mom. Her product is ethically made in China by a reputable manufacturing facility, using 100% certified OEKO materials. The products are tested in Canada.
About the Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry AIO Newborn Cloth Diaper
The Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry All-in-One Newborn Cloth diaper is an all-in-one diaper with a sewn in soaker. There are no flaps to adjust, tuck, or line up. This means that there’s no stress for the sleep-deprived mom; the Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry goes on just as easy as a disposable. It is a snap closure diaper with a color-coded snap down umbilical notch. There are also functional double gussets.
What’s Good About the Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry
It is truly itty bitty. Like most newborn diapers, it’s designed to fit littles. The Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry says that it fits babies from 5-15 pounds. I have no doubt that it will absolutely fit babies in the five pound range; Small Fry was certainly that small, and she had little chicken legs to boot. It fit Small Fry beautifully, and it managed to contain her massive weekly EBF baby poosplosion without an issue.
Small Fry is such a heavy wetter that the Nuggles Bittee could not keep up with her output. However, when I tested the diaper (by pouring water on the AIO and pressing it to simulate the pressure of baby’s weight), the unboosted diaper was able to hold 167 mL of water… which is just under 3/4 of a cup. With the added bamboo charcoal booster, it was able to hold another 70mL. Combined, the Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry and booster can hold about a cup of water. What that tells me is that the Nuggles Bittee diaper will be amazing for a reasonably wetting newborn… but it’s insufficient for an extreme heavy wetter.
Also, because the Nuggles Bittee AIO doesn’t have any flaps to adjust, it means that the diaper take a long time to dry.
In a Nutshell?
At $15 per diaper, the Nuggles Bittee AIO is a reasonably priced newborn cloth diaper. It’s functional and effective, plus pretty darned cute. I’d say it’s a worthwhile addition to any newborn cloth diaper package.
Have you tried the Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry AIO newborn cloth diaper? How did it work for you?
You can find the Nuggles Bittee at Cozy Bums Diapers!