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Tinytush Elite 2.0 Has…
NEW! Flat strip on the inside of the diaper gives a trim fit and keeps inserts from bunching up front
NEW! Single layer, folding inserts wash cleaner and dry faster
NEW! 2 inserts with every diaper, small and large
NEW! 13 vibrant colors and 17 bold, new prints
Same snap-down rise that revolutionized cloth diapers
Same dependably high quality, made in USA
Same snug fit to contain messes
Same soft, dry comfort for your baby
Just stuff, wrap, and snap—you’re done!
If you want the best buy for your money, choose Tiny Tush Elite one size pocket diapers.
A pocket diaper is a 2-piece system with a diaper-shaped shell that has a pocket opening where you stuff an insert or anything absorbent. Moisture is wicked through the soft inner layer away from your baby’s bottom to the insert, where it stays leak-free behind a soft, waterproof outer layer.
A one-size diaper gives you options to adjust fit from newborn to potty training without the need to buy new sizes along the way. Tiny Tush diapers snap-down to adjust the rise of the diaper.
Combine the adjustability of a pocket diaper with the long use of a one-size diaper, and you have a popular favorite that will work for nearly every baby.
The ToT Bot Diaper Easy by Bummis is a One Size All in one Diaper with a twist. The absorbent pad will work its way out in the wash for better washing and drying. In some respects it resembles a pocket diaper in that you have to stuff the insert back in after washing. But the absorbent pad is attached to the diaper so you do not have to match up inserts. There is a pocket that allows you to add extra inserts so that the diaper can be used at night, which I have done on Braden with success. The inserts do not need to be removed before washing. They will wiggle their way out in the wash. This diaper is offered in hook and loop closure only. The inner layer is a super soft bamboo so it is nice and comfy on baby.
This diaper once stuffed is very easy to use for a casual caregiver. If used at daycare, because you do not need to remove the insert before washing, this makes it easy to throw all the diapers into the diaper pail from the wet bag (after removing solids of course). This diaper passed our daddy test.
The only real drawback I found to this diaper is that it runs small. Braden at 32 pounds was at the upper limits of it, and there was no room for growth. I have not yet tested this diaper on a newborn (but they have made a tiny fit version of the diaper for newborns), but I did hand the diaper off to a friend to test on her son. Here is what Brenda wrote about the diaper and using it on her one year old son Elijah:
The Tots Bots Easy Fit One Size Diaper is a great innovative pocket diaper. The snake style soaker is sewn into the diaper, but folds inside the pocket. This makes it easy to adjust the absorbency to where your little one needs it the most. You could also add extra inserts for super soakers or overnight. The soaker is made of ultra soft rayon made from bamboo fibers and 100% polyester microfiber. Elijah has not had a single leak in this very absorbent diaper!
Another great feature to this diaper is that the soaker will agitate out in the wash! The only diapers I have seen do this have 2 pocket openings, one in front and one in back. Even though the Tots Bots has only one opening, the sewn in soaker agitates out easily and never stays bunched up inside the pocket. And because the soaker is sewn into the diaper, you do not need to search through all of the inserts to find the right one! I am slightly OCD about matching diapers and inserts. If a diaper came with an insert, that is the only insert I use for that diaper, unless I add a doubler. This one is easy to find! To me, it is basically a hybrid between a pocket and an AIO.
I’m normally not a fan of hook & loop closures. I prefer the durability of snaps. However, the hook & loop on this diaper is fantastic! Very sticky, and good for the long haul! Even the laundry tabs are very durable.
Elijah is about 30″ and 25 lbs, at 15 months. He wears the Tots Bots on the medium rise setting. He has plenty of room to grow! The OS is good for 8-35 lbs.
I stock quite a few brands of pocket diapers, and sometimes you have to wonder what makes one pocket diaper stand out from the rest. What feature makes the Sweet Pea pocket diaper worth stocking when I have others? This diaper has become commonly reached for diaper at night for us, and I do own more than one (which says something about a diaper when I bother to buy a second after I product test with the first and Braden has enough diapers to diaper triplets for a week without washing).
The Sweet Pea Pocket Diaper is a one size diaper. While I have not actually tested it on a newborn, or not necessarily recommend it on a newborn, babies are not that tiny for long, so even if it doesn’t fit on that first diaper change, or even for the first couple of weeks, this pocket is an incredible value for money. If you are looking for a pocket to last through to potty training then this one will fit the bill for most babies. Braden at 34 pounds still has room to grow in it.
This pocket closes with snaps, and while my husband is not a fan of snaps, he has managed to put this one on Braden with success. Snaps are far more durable than hook and loop and will not need replacing. There is two rows of closing snaps, so this diaper does not suffer from wing droop. I really like the way this diaper fits. Even when stuffed with two G-Flappers for night time, it is still trim looking. It has a good rise on it and a decent size pocket which allows for it to be stuffed for night time. Stuffed for day time use, it is a trim diaper.
So what makes this unique? Well it has a feature that I like about the Thirsties DUO Pocket diaper, and that is the fact that has openings at each end for the stuffers, and inserts will work their way out in the wash, so you do not need to unstuff this pocket before washing. While I love the Thirsties DUO Pocket Diaper for night time, it is only available with hook and loop closures, so when someone tells me they love the idea of the Thirsties DUO Pocket, but do not want hook and loop, I point them in the direction of the Sweet Pea Pocket. The other advantage this diaper has over the Thirsties DUO is that it is one size, not split into two diaper sizes. So this diaper will go all the way through from birth to training. I have however tested Size 1 Thirsties DUO Pockets on newborns and I know they do work from around 6 pounds. This diaper does say it will fit from 8 pounds though, which covers a lot of newborns. It has 4 size settings, which is more than some other brands.
What else do I like? This diaper comes in a colour not commonly seen in other brands. Yes it has the standard blues and greens, but it also had BLACK! While black on babies is not for everyone, for those who like it, this is one of the few brands that offers it.
The other thing that makes this diaper great value for money is the inserts. While most pockets at this price point of $18.95 offer two inserts, in general they are just microfiber. This diaper comes with a microfiber insert and a hemp insert. These two fabrics work great together, and for many babies these inserts would be sufficient for lasting the night. For those that need more, just add an all bamboo G-Flapper and you will find that will do most heavy wetters.
So when looking for a one size pocket, be sure to consider the Sweet Pea One Size Pocket. With its snap closures, no touch insert removal, and hemp and microfiber inserts, its great value for money.
Chances are you have heard of an all in two, which is generally a cover with a pad/insert that is often snapped into place or laid into place. The Sweet Pea AI3 is denoted such because it’s pad is actually a two part system in itself. But in reality, I use it like an AI2 when I use it on Braden.
A customer recommended the Sweet Pea AI3 to me, so I decided to try out their diapers, and I like them. They are a Canadian made diaper, one that to me is better that some of the better marketed brands out there.
It is one size. We did find it a little big on newborn Rylan (we tried it at around 6-7 pounds), so I don’t suggest it for a tinier newborn. But then most one size diapers are not the best choice for tinier newborns. It does have a great rise on it so that it is good for larger babies, and should do well up to the suggested 35 pounds. Braden is wearing it on the medium setting in the photo below. Braden is nearly 30 pounds at time of writing. If I use it at night with an extra insert in there, then I put it up to the larger setting. Braden is kind of in between the two settings right now. It is really nice that there is room to grow in this diaper.
It is snap closing, which means no hook and loop diaper trains in the wash, and snaps are more durable. But it is one that my husband the snap phobe will not use. However, if you are comfortable with using snaps, this diaper is no different or harder to use than any other snap closing diaper.
The cover is made of PUL and as such can be easily wiped out if lightly soiled. The cover is designed to be re-used with just the pad being washed most of the time. The pad doesn’t snap directly on to the cover like most AI2 diapers, but rather on to a flap that is sewn into the seam of the diaper. It does snap directly at the front where there is extra PUL for the sizing snaps anyway. This minimizes the risk of snaps pulling through the PUL.
I love that there is a hook on the back of the diaper for easy line drying, and even storage.
The pad is a good one too. I know my inserts, and I know what fabric combination’s work well together as the maker of the G-Flapper. I did a lot of testing with Braden when I was trying to make good inserts to work for him as he is a heavy wetter. I like this insert because it uses the magic hemp and microfiber and microfleece combination. There is three layers of hemp on the bottom layer of the pad. The pad is sewn so it is curved. There is a microfiber pad topped with microfleece pad that snaps on to the hemp pad, so if you didn’t want to use either of the pads, you do not have to.
I have tested this pad system at nap time with Braden and it passes. It passed the night time test too, but Braden is not as heavy at night as he once was, so it might not work for a super heavy wetter. But that being said, you could always add in a G-Flapper insert to the combination at night. The pad did shrink a little over time, and I found that it makes the diaper pucker a little when both ends are snapped up. I solved this by just snapping it in at the front. It doesn’t shift of anything inside the cover once it is done up. The pad just gets more absorbent with washing too.
This diaper is pretty trim, of course that comes down to what you put in it. Add more padding, and you will get more bulk. But when using the pad it comes with, it is nice and trim.
The diaper retails for $18.95 and it comes with the cover and one pad. You can buy more pads separately. The cover will also work with gDiaper flushables, Gro-Via biopads, G-Flappers and flip inserts. I have even put a Thirsties Hemp Pre-fold in it. Oh and it will work over a fitted too :)
Recently I added the Knickernappies One Size Diaper to my line up on the store. It is a snap closing diaper that fits from newborn (5 pounds) to 35 pounds. It comes in a great choice of colours too.
What I really liked about this diaper is the snapping is side snapping rather than front snapping. So far Braden has not managed to undo this diaper (and he has been stripping off his diapers lately). He can undo front snapping diapers because he can just rip them undone like an aplix closing diaper. But because the side snaps require being pulled in the opposite direction, he has not figured out how to undo it!
Because the diaper is side snapping it doesn’t suffer from “wing droop”. The wings are tucked inside the diaper so they don’t slip down like some diapers I have tried that are front snapping.
The other thing I really love about this diaper is the pocket is a good sized, so it can be stuffed with a couple of inserts for night time. This diaper has passed the night time test, and is now one of our go to diapers for night time.
I only stock them with the loopy do inserts. This is a great insert. It is a mix of hemp and microfiber, which to me is one of the best combination’s for heavy wetters. It comes with two inserts, a small and a large. I use the two of them in combination at night. During the day, I can get away with just the big one as Braden is wearing the diaper on the biggest size. These inserts do need to be washed a few times before they are at peak absorbency, but I still use them in the mean time, I am just prepared to change him sooner than normal.
I also love that everything Knickernappies makes is made in the USA! The owners still work from home for the most part (they do have a warehouse). So when you buy a Knickernappies diaper you are supporting the economy in the best way and getting a great diaper as well!
The Thirsties DUO diaper features two sizes, 1 and 2. And within those two sizes is alot of adjustability, covering babies from newborn to 40 pounds. There are not many diapers in Braden’s stash that I expect to last him well beyond the 30 pound mark if he is slow to train, but this one certainly will.
It features two size adjustments within each size. Size 1 will cover from 6 – 18 pounds, and size 2 from 18 – 40 pounds. The style is very similar to the Thirsties DUO cover, but it is a pocket with ultra soft microfleece on the inside. This microfleece stays soft and plush for a very long time too (better than some microfleece inners I have in Braden’s stash). The pocket is a good size, so I was able to stuff it with three inserts for night time use.
One of the best features, is that the pocket has openings at both the front and the back. This means you can stuff the diaper from either end, but better yet, you do not have to take out the wet insert before putting the diaper in the pail to be washed. The insert will work its way out in the wash. Skeptical about that? I was. But it really does work … everytime! So poop got on the pocket opening? Doesn’t matter. Just shake the poop into the loo, and then throw the diaper into the pail with insert still in it. Let your washing machine do the dirty work!
This diaper closes with Aplix. This Aplix has held up well. It seems to be the same as what is on the AIO, so I expect it to continue to hold up well. Laundry tabs are well placed (there are some diapers I had to wonder why they placed the laundry tabs so far into the diaper …). So for casual caregivers, this diaper is very easy to use.
So this brings me to the “Daddy test”. My husband only likes a few diapers in my stash. I have to put Daddy friendly diapers on a seperate shelf for him, because he will grump most of the day if he gets a diaper he can’t figure out (ie The bum genius flip that fell to pieces on him as he tried to get it to the change table). He declared this one a favourite because it was easy to put on and take off, and he didn’t have to do anything more than throw it in the pail.
The insert that comes included in this diaper is a good one. Many diapers only come with microfiber inserts. Microfiber alone is no good for heavy wetters for my son. I have to add in a hemp insert to get anything more than half an hour out of a diaper for Braden. The Thirsties DUO insert is a two part insert. One part is a thick hemp jersey, and the other microfiber. The two parts snap together. So you can take it apart if you have a light wetter and want a trimmer diaper. And they will wash and dry better for being able to be snapped apart. When I put this insert in the diaper, I place it so that the microfiber is closer to the baby, to catch the pee quicker, and the hemp will hold more, but will do so more slowly.
And then came the night time test. I waited until the insert had been washed a few times, so it was close to peak absorbency. And then I paired the insert the diaper came with, with two of my hemp and microfiber G-flappers (in this case they were size small, because they were left over from when Braden was smaller). The pocket handled the extra inserts easily. Braden obligingly slept through the night, and filled the inserts up, and the diaper held up beautifully.
So this diaper is now one that we reach for as soon as it comes through the wash. I have several of it in Braden’s stash. When Braden has more than one of a diaper in his stash, it means I like it as we have alot of diapers thanks to testing for the store. I give this diaper a 11 out of 10. I just wish we had this diaper from the beginning.
Guess the Diapers (and diaper components) in this photo and you could win yourself one of the new Thirsties DUO diapers just released in November 2009. To enter, send me a message through the Contact Us page of www.nappyshoppe.com and tell me what each of the diapers are from A to Q in as much detail as you can. The person with the most correct answers, and the most detail about the diapers will win the diaper. I will conduct the drawing for this giveaway on December 31st 2009.
All of these diapers (and diaper components) are stocked on my site, so feel free to look around and do the research.
Bum Genius brought out a new system in the last month or so that is to be compared to systems like gDiapers and Gro Baby. It consists of a cover, cloth insert (3 layers of microfiber and 1 layer of staydry suedecloth) and a disposable insert. There is an organic insert you can get, I didn’t try this out though. It does cost more. The idea is you use cloth at home, and the disposable biodegradable pad while out and about. So I bought the system to try out on Braden (and as you will see further down, my friend’s little girl Natalie tried it out for me too).
I must confess while I am a fan of Bum Genius 3.0′s, Organics, AIO’s sized and fitteds, I cannot say the same for the Flip system. I think with a few improvements, I would be on board, but as the design stands now, I am not liking it enough to stock it.
- * One size. It is actually sized bigger than other bum genius products. And while Braden is on the highest setting for other one sized products, I found I had to put him on the medium setting for the flip. Braden is 25 pounds at 20 months when we tried this out. Little Natalie is 19 pounds at 17 months, and she had to wear the flip on the smallest setting. So I do have to wonder if it really does fit the 8 pound minimum it says it fits. Perhaps someone with a smaller baby can post a comment letting me know! So anyway, this is a diapering system that should fit to the top range it says it will of 35 pounds.
- * Trim fit. This is one of the more trim fitting diapers I have tried. Because there is not alot of padding going into this diaper it is very trim, especially using the disposable pad.
- * Fits over regular fitted diapers and you can use a G-Flapper in it.
- * There is nothing that really holds the pads in place, cloth or disposable. There is flaps at each end of the diaper but they are loose, and the pads slip around despite these flaps. So when I was trying to put this diaper on Braden the pad kept shifting. And I kept having to put it back into place. gDiapers the pads are held in place by the white liner, and with Gro Baby they are held in place by snaps for the cloth and adhesive for the disposable pads. Even when Braden held perfectly still for a friend to change him (novelty of someone else changing him had him lying there like an angel), the pad still shifted. It was a real pain when Braden was being his usual squirmy self at change time.
- * The pad will shift while on. At one point Braden was peeing directly on PUL as the pad slips down in the cover.
- * The disposable pad gets rather fluffy and sheds little hairy things.
- * Fails the daddy test miserably. I left the baby with Daddy for the morning. And I made a point to leave out “easy” diapers next to his change mat. I had a couple of thirsties AIOs for him as he likes those. For some reason he didn’t look for the diaper next to the change mat, but rather on the shelf behind where I keep the rest of the diapers, and pulled down the flip off the top of the stack. It fell apart on him, despite being pre-stuffed. I found it thrown on top of the diaper I had left out for him, and he had grabbed the next diaper down off the shelf. (An Otter Blotter which he admires the reason for the hidden closure but is a bit intimidated by, but he went for that over the easier closing flip!)
- * As I mentioned above, I don’t see it fitting smaller babies when a 19 pound baby needs to wear it on the smallest setting.
- * The disposable pad does not appear to be as absorbent as Gro Baby and gDiaper pads. It is longer and narrower.
- * Also be careful of the bottom side of the cloth pad, I did it, and so did my friend, we put it in upside down microfiber side up! And this is not good for baby’s skin. Thankfully we both realised our error soon enough.
So in conclusion, while it has a trim fit and will fit Braden in the larger sizes, I didn’t like the way the pad shifted etc.
On a side note, the flip system I have here., I will be using the pads in Braden’s gDiapers (yes they do fit a medium/large just fine, with the end folded down) and using the covers over his fitteds.
Possible improvements for me. A cloth insert that has a mix of hemp and microfiber. Though a G-flapper works fine and there is the organic pad that I didn’t try. A better method for securing the pad into place, snaps or elastic on the flaps to better hold it. Another row of sizing snaps perhaps so it better fits smaller babies.
The long awaited Gro Baby Biodegradable Soaker pads finally arrived late September 2009. I only ordered a couple of boxes because I wanted to be sure that these worked before I made a big time commitment to the product for the store. I love the Gro Baby diapering system already. It is a trim one size shell that you snap organic cotton pads into. You change out just the pad after baby pees, and the put in a fresh pad. I generally only needed to wash the shell after Braden would poop. There is a choice of snap or hook and loop closure. The only beef I have had with the system was a lack of colour choices! Functionally they are a great diaper. But Gro Baby is planning prints by the end of 2009, and I cant wait for those!
So I put Braden to work testing out these biodegradable inserts. Our first “cloth” diaper with Braden was the gDiaper system using their flushable inserts. So the concept is not new. And it is great that another company is coming to the green party of offering up choices for those who do not want to do laundry, or for travel and out and about. They inserts comes in two sizes. Given that Braden is 24 pounds at time of testing and wearing his Gro Baby diapers on the largest setting, we went with the size 2.
The biodegradable insert is very small when taken out of the pack folded (about 5 inches square), so they would pack into a diaper bag nicely and take up very little space. They are folded into thirds, and you unfold them and they look alot like the inside of a high end disposable diaper. They have a plastic back (which is biodegradable) and a paper front. There is a gusset edge on the pad for poop catching.
To put into the Gro Baby shell, you have to peel away the adhesive strips on the back. There is one at each end of the back of the pad. These stick to the mesh inner of the Gro Baby shell just fine. Its quite strong. A bit too strong in fact because I found if it gets a good hold on the snap at the back, you can tear the plastic backing of the diaper when trying to pull it off. This gets a tad tricky if the insert is full of poop!
The built in gusset does its job. I have not had any leaks with this insert in the Gro Baby shell. The pad holds quite a bit of pee too. We put it on Braden at nap time, the pad was full and heavy when I took it out after his nap. No leaks. Braden is a heavy wetting baby too.
I took the test a little further and tested the insert out in some other covers I have here. I tried it out in Otter Blotter covers and Thirsties Covers, and it worked well. If I placed the adhesives on the shiny side of PUL it did however stick a little too well and it was a little tough to get the insert out.
A pack costs $19.99, and there is 50 in a pack, so they work out to 40 cents each. So this system will cost you like a disposable does. BUT here is the big difference. This insert is compostable and biodegradable. Meaning it will not clog up a landfill for the next 500 years like a disposable will. You can also flush away the paper part of the unit. You still need to throw away the plasticy outter.
So what place will this have in Braden’s cloth diaper stash? For travel, for out and about, I will keep a couple in his diaper bag. Also when he gets a teething rash, I will use these as I don’t like to put creams on my cloth diapers as it can ruin them.
So I threw this diaper into the proverbial “deep end” with Braden. Braden is a very heavy wetting baby, especially at night. Night times means a triple stuffed pocket diaper and changing him as soon as he wakes in the morning. So I got my parcel of Covered Caboose One Size Fitted Bamboo Diapers, and I decided on a whim to try this one out at night first. Something I NEVER do, I usually have to lead up to that with a diaper to make sure it can last a regular change, then a nap time, and then if it passes those two tests, then it goes for night time. Now, some of my favourite diapers, are simply not used at night. Just because a diaper cant do night times, doesn’t make it a bad diaper in my book. I like some diapers for during the day better because they are trim, cute or whatever reason, but I simply would not use them at night.
But this poor diaper, I was mean to it. I threw it in that 12 hour math exam without a chance to study! Did it pass? Well yes it did! I used the two inserts it came with, folded the smaller one in half and put it at the front in the wet zone. Then I put on one of my favourite Covered Caboose Wool Covers and put my little lad to bed. He slept through the night, about 11 hours. His jammies were dry when we got him up in the morning. Took off that wool cover, and that diaper was wet. It was heavy with pee. It well and truely did it’s job. I am sure its going to get better the more it gets washed too.
This diaper is super soft. It has side snaps which helps prevent the dreaded wing droop. It has two removable inserts. One snaps on to the diaper itself, and you fold it to fit, and the other you simply lay in. It fit Braden at around 25 pounds, and looks like it is going to fit him for some time yet (which some one size diapers do not do). The price is good too. Being a trim fitting diaper, its going to fit well under any cover.