Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – TotsBots Tini Fit #Christmas

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Tots Bots Tini Fit #Christmas (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this throwback picture of little Qiang!  He’s almost a year old now, but when he was still “fresh,” he was content to wear his TotsBots Tini Fit diapers.  This color is the Pomegranate.

Where to buy TotsBots Tini Fit: Cozy Bums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada) Kelly’s Closet (US), Lagoon Baby (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada), and Cloth Diaper Addicts Amazon Shoppe (US)

Nuggles Tuck-Wrap-Go Cover Review

I frequently receive products for testing so that I can share the results with you.  Even though I receive product for free, it does not impact my opinion.  Every now and again, though, someone asks me if I’d like to review a diaper meant for a newborn baby.  Since my youngest is now two, I’m a little past the newborn stage.  Fortunately, our local cloth diapering community is filled with awesome moms who don’t think it’s the slightest bit strange for me to ask to borrow a child as a test subject.  For the Nuggles Tuck-Wrap-Go cover and Nuggles Naturals organic bamboo prefold, I borrowed my friend Nikki’s daughter Small Fry. [Read more…]

Bummis Super Brite and Newborn Prefolds

When my friend Nikki had her tiny, tiny little girl, she found that a lot of newborn diapers were just plain too big.  That meant I got to problem solve: I came over to help her get the right fit.  Nikki had plenty of newborn size Bummis prefolds to work with, and she’d already decided that she really loved the bikini twist fold for containment.  However, her covers (which were mainly Blueberry Capri newborn size) were far too big for Small Fry.  I came over to experiment with some diapers and we started with the Bummis Super Brite.

About the Bummis Super Brite

The Bummis Super Brite newborn cover is smaller than other Bummis covers.  The Super Whisper Wrap, Super Whisper Snap Wrap, and Super Lite newborn covers fit newborns starting at six pounds.  The Bummis Super Brite starts at four pounds.  It was the perfect size for Small Fry.  Even better?  Bummis covers are made in Canada.

Bummis Super Brite - Cloth Diaper Addicts

As you can see, the Bummis Super Brite fit Small Fry without any weird tugging or adjusting.  It simply went on and fit.  Granted, because the Super Brite newborn size cover is so small, it will be one of the first things that Small Fry outgrows.  However, during this time, it’s perfect.  Even better?  It has double gussets to contain the messy of runny newborn poo.

Would I Recommend It?

If you’ve got a tiny newborn and you really want to start cloth right away, Bummis Super Brite is your best shot.  It’s absolutely worth it in the newborn stage, and when you’re in the bigger sizes, you’ll get more longevity out of those covers as their growth slows.

Pros: Perfect fit, reasonable price.

Cons: Shorter life span, doesn’t have great resale value.

Where to buy: Cozy Bums (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US)

Nuggles Bittee Stay Dry All-in-One Newborn Cloth Diaper Review

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.

Nuggles Itty Bitty Stay Dry AIO Newborn Cloth Diaper Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)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.

About Nuggles

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.

Nuggles Itty Bitty Stay Dry AIO Newborn Cloth Diaper Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What’s Not?

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!

 

 

Newborn Cloth Diapers – Get the Right Fit

I never bothered with newborn cloth diapers.  Norton was eight pounds, four ounces.  Eudora was eight and a half pounds.  With that in mind, I just plain didn’t see the point.  However, not everyone has big babies.  In fact, my friend Nikki has tiny little babies.  Her babies are so very tiny that newborn cloth diapers are a must.

Meet Small Fry.

Newborn Cloth Diapers - Get the Right Fit (Cloth Diaper Addicts) #makeclothmainstream

Small Fry was, at the time of this photo, 8 days old.  She was a full-term birth, but still weighed under 6 pounds.  My smallest baby outweighed her by a full pound, and that one was not cloth diapered.

That means that Small Fry was going to be my first chance at using newborn cloth diapers.

Nikki had a plethora of newborn cloth diapers to work with; she was one of the recipients of my cloth diaper cakes.  However, Small Fry being so… well, small… made it a bit of a challenge.  Everything was just too big and was gapping at the legs.  And since Small Fry is an exclusively breastfed baby, she produced delightful blowouts that got everywhere.

Nikki absolutely did not want to use disposables.  Not at all.

That meant that it was time for me to come over with some tiny diapers, play, and help get the right fit.  (This is another reason why I love my local cloth diapering community: they let me borrow their babies for diaper tests.)

Even better?  Small Fry is a somewhat cooperative model.  Sure, she gets a bit annoyed with multiple diaper changes happening one right after the other, but as long as she gets frequent breaks to eat, she’s pretty all right.

General suggestions: If you’re starting with an extremely tiny baby, you’ll need extremely tiny diapers.  I’m talking about diapers that are so tiny and adorable that your non-expectant cloth diapering friends will look at them and start to spontaneously ovulate from the tiny cuteness.  You’ll also find that pulling up at the wings can help a slightly too big diaper fit, even if it’s not pretty.  Sometimes, esthetics have to take a backseat to function.  When you’re changing every hour because the little newborn will scream if there’s a drop of wetness in the diaper, that’s one of those times.

Also keep in mind that one size diapers will not fit a super tiny baby.  Even ones that claim that they fit babies as small as six pounds will give a horrid fit.  I’ll have some brand specific reviews of newborn cloth diapers with pictures of our little mini model all week.

Did you start cloth diapering with an exceptionally tiny newborn?  How big was your baby for his or her first cloth diaper?

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – GroVia Newborn

grovia-newborn-owlSeriously, is there anything cuter than a squishy little newborn in a squishy little diaper?  This little cutie pie is sleeping peacefully in his owl themed nursery while modeling a newborn GroVia owl diaper.

Where to buy GroVia newborn diapers: Cozy Bums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada), Nature Bums (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Blueberry Mini Deluxe

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Blueberry Mini Deluxe (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out little Qiang!  This is Eudora’s future brother-in-law, only two days old.  He’s fitting perfectly in his Blueberry Mini Deluxe diapers.

Where to buy Blueberry Mini Deluxe: Diaper Junction (US/Can) Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – GroVia Newborn

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - GroVia (Cloth Diaper Addicts)These two cuties have been featured on my blog a ton of times at various stages!   This is one of my favorite pictures since, well, it looks like she’s trying to pick her twin brother’s nose.  These cloth diapered twins are modeling GroVia newborn diapers!

Where to buy GroVia newborn diapers: Cozy Bums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada), Nature Bums (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)