Simplee by Nuggles – A Canadian Delight

When Bethany from The Little Sprout asked me if I wanted to review the Simplee by Nuggles all-in-two, I was interested.  I’d heard of Nuggles and knew that it was Canadian.  Last year, I borrowed a cloth diapering friend with a newborn to review the Nuggles newborn diapers, so why not?  After all, it’s an opportunity to try something new and give an unbiased opinion!

I received the Simplee by Nuggles in Sirinity with a bamboo inner.  That suited me because lately, I’ve been all about making sure that Eudora feels the wet since we’re at that point where she’s ready to housebreak physically, even if she has no inclination to do so at this time.

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About The Little Sprout

The Little Sprout is a small cloth diaper shop in Petawawa, Ontario run by the ever charming Bethany.  The Little Sprout carries a growing selection of cloth diapers, cloth diaper accessories, baby carriers, mama cloth, and more!  And for the discerning Canadian who wants to support Canadian companies, a large portion of her stock is either made in Canada or made by a Canadian owned business.

About Nuggles

Nuggles is a Canadian owned cloth diaper manufacturer who has their diapers made overseas.  The diapers were designed at a kitchen table in Canada by a mom who wanted the best solution for her baby.  Now the diapers are ethically made in China and are 100% CPSIA compliant.

About the Simplee by Nuggles

The Simplee by Nuggles all-in-two is designed to be used either as an all-in-two or as a pocket diaper.  The inner fabric is a bamboo and it includes two bamboo inserts that can be used individually or as a pair.  These inserts are designed to snap into the interior of the diaper as well.  If you stuff, snapping in the insert is optional and the inserts are designed to agitate out in the wash.  Additionally, there’s a strip of PUL in the front of the diaper to prevent wicking in the front. The Simplee also has a double gusset and a hip snap to prevent wing droop.  The rise is adjusted in in front with four levels of snap rise, giving five levels of height adjustment.  The Simplee by Nuggles is designed to fit from 8-40 pounds.

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What I like about the Simplee by Nuggles

There’s really only one word that I have to describe the Simplee by Nuggles: trim.  I use both inserts on Eudora because she decides when she’d like a diaper change these days instead of me.  Even with both inserts, it’s still exceptionally trim.  Eudora is at the stage of having blessedly ploppable poo, but the double gussets would be fabulous at the runny poo stage.  If, however, you’re in the peanut butter poop stage, the double gussets aren’t of the obnoxious variety that are difficult to spray out since the second gusset is PUL.  Since I want Eudora to feel wetness, I love the bamboo interior of the Simplee.  I can realistically see the diaper fit up to 4o pounds, as Eudora is on the fourth row of rise snaps.  There’s still another rise for her to go, and she’s twenty-eight pounds.

While I use the Simplee by Nuggles as a pocket, the diaper is designed so that you may stuff it as a pocket or snap the inserts on top like an all-in-two.  The benefit to snapping, of course, is that it stays put.  Even better?  Nuggles has some gorgeous prints, some of which I’ve only seen on high end European diapers that are not readily available in North America.

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What I don’t like about the Simplee by Nuggles

Because of the bamboo, I find that it takes longer than I’d like to dry.  Bamboo inners are quite slow to dry on any diaper because of the nature of the fabric, though, so it’s not really a surprise.  Additionally, Eudora is a really light wetter and I still need to use two inserts for it to last several hours.  I suspect that a heavy wetter would require additional boosting.

In a nutshell?  If you’re looking for a light, adjustable diaper in a myriad of prints, the Simplee by Nuggles is a great option.

How to Get Simplee by Nuggles

If you’re in Canada, pay a visit to The Little Sprout and purchase a Simplee by Nuggles for your very own!  Or you can be REALLY lucky and win one for yourself.  The Little Sprout is giving away one in-stock Simplee by Nuggles to TWO lucky Canadians!

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…]

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!