Evan is my newest nephew. He’s testing out the new mini-diaper system. I realized I haven’t posted photos of this yet. I was still working out some kinks from feedback. It’s a little difficult to get a good photo of this diaper actually on, because it does require the cover to actually be snugly closed in order for the diaper to stay on, unlike other diapers that secure with wings around the front or sides. This is a size newborn and he’s about a month old here. He was tiny at birth weighing just over 5 lbs. I think.
At any rate, the response has been good although my SIL has said she would prefer snaps in the front too as well as the back to correspond with the diaper’s snaps. Evan has some tiny little thighs and covers needed to be a little fuller cut for him to keep everything nice and snug and gap free.
And here are some older photos just for fun that were stashed away in my albums.
This is Evan’s older brother Nathan who is just 13 months older! AHHH, 2 boys under 2, what fun huh?
Anyway, these photos were taken some time ago. He’s grown up so much but I thought it would be fun to show some action shots nonetheless.
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’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!