My new little nephew is too small for his older brothers small diapers. My SIL is going to try out my new minidiaper system so I made up a bakers dozen for her.
My Sister-In-Law needs some bigger covers for my nephew and I made them up today. Before I sent them out I thought I’d show some photos of their fit. Drew made sure to remind me he no longer wears diapers during the day but obliged to humor me for these photos. My side snapping covers normally snap to the back but my SIL prefers they snap towards the front. My side snapping covers are a full cut and are great for night time use because they are roomy yet still snug fitting. He’s on the smallest sitting here, he’s super thin for a 2 year old.
I put Drew’s night time side snapping bamboo fitted pocket diaper on to give you the full affect of what the cover looks like with an actual diaper on. The fit is really nice.
I got some lovely cotton french terry in and made up a big batch of wipes. These are especially nice for baby wipes but I use them for everything from runny noses (super soft on the nose), to napkins at dinner (the small size is really nice for the kiddos) to washcloths. These will be available in the store later this week.
My new knits arrived on Saturday and boy was I happy to open that package! So many fun new prints and I couldn’t wait to wash everything and pair it up with the bamboo cotton french terry roll I received last week!
This is a side snapping newborn diaper. Outer layer is a cotton knit in a beautiful floral, there’s a hidden layer of bamboo cotton french terry and the inner is also the same layer. There is a snap in soaker with 2 layers of 100% bamboo fleece, a layer of cotton french terry and it’s all topped with the same knit to tie everything together. It’s so so cute!
As an added bonus, since this is a newborn diaper, the front folds down for those healing belly buttons, no snap to irritate baby, hooray!
I’ve been working on a new system that I am hoping will be a little less bulky than a regular fitted and cover system, still provides the same absorbency, is fairly simple and gives the poopy blowout protection that fitteds with gussets in the legs offer. This system wasn’t invented by me, however all patterns are my design and I’m changing things here and there to fit my likes.
Notice that the diaper is just a simple contoured diaper with elastic in the legs. However, it has 2 snaps on the outside of the diaper that correspond to snaps in the cover. This allows the diaper to simply be snapped into the cover. When baby needs a change, unsnap the wet/soiled diaper and snap in a clean one.
The elastic in the legs is very helpful with containing messes. Anyone who knows what newborn poo is like, knows it’s pretty runny and the only method I’ve found effective at containing most, if not all, is to have a snug fit around the legs.
There is less bulk around the waist and hips because there are no wings to come around. Of course this also means one less step in putting the actual diaper on. The cover, in this case, holds everything on snugly!
The soaker layers are internal and there are no snaps that touch baby. The layer touching baby is cotton french terry, there is a hidden layer of cotton french terry and an outer adorable flannel print with chili peppers. The sewn in soaker layers consist of 2 contoured layers of 100% bamboo fleece. This should be a really absorbent diaper!
I have a new newphew that was born just a few weeks ago that I am hoping will be the guinea pig for this system. He’s not quite 6 lbs. yet, I don’t think, but this diaper set is a NB size fitting from about 6 to 12 lbs. I may also be in search of another willing participant to provide me with photos and feedback for a size small. Anyone interested?
Hopefully the feedback will be good. It’s a really fun system, I think!
Help PIA (Ponseti International Association) and bid!
I donated a bamboo fitted cloth diaper and cover to Mich at Dagny’s Pomise for her charity event to help PIA. She has a lot of fun stuff donated by others as well. Head on over and take a look!