I’ve previously reviewed the Tiny Tush Elite pocket diaper, and also received a snap version when I participated in their print reveal. The Tiny Tush Elite Mini Pocket Diaper came highly recommended by one of my favorite retailers, so I wanted to give it a try. The Tiny Tush is estimated to fit babies 7-35 lbs, and the mini fits 4-15 lbs.
It really does look like a mini version of the one-size (closures, laundry tabs, elastic, pocket, stay-dry inner) and I’m a major sucker for “mini” anything. Oh em gee, a mini ketchup bottle! Squee! LOL I wish they had made it a bit narrower through the crotch though for a trimmer fit on little babies.
The mini one-size has an insert that is like a tiny, thin “baby” microfiber towel. Like a microfiber washcloth.
Here is the mini one size compared to the one-size, both on their smallest settings.
I feel the largest setting of the mini is pretty equal to the next-to-smallest (infant/small) of the one-size diaper’s 4 settings:
Here is the mini one-size on the XS setting measured folded and stretched:
Again, I know I have my real baby now but so my reviews are consistent, here’s my version 1 “model” in a preemie disposable compared to the XS Tiny Tush mini:
Newborn disposable vs Tiny Tush mini, small setting:
Size 1 disposable vs Tiny Tush mini size medium:
I liked the concept and look of this diaper, and I was hopeful since it came so highly recommended. It’s also available in 12 great colors plus white, although the retailer I purchased from only had a few. Unfortunately it just didn’t fit my little guy very well, and the insert wasn’t absorbent enough.
Here he is at less than a week old, and about 6 lbs 5 oz (you may have seen this photo last week in my post about my newborn cloth diaper experience):
I imagine that when my son is a little bit bigger, I might like this diaper a lot (with a different insert,) but for now I just think it’s too bulky & ill-fitting. We were also not able to do diapers over the cord stump like the recommending party, since it let the area stay too damp, despite stay dry inners and frequent changing. Update-fits much better at 8-9 weeks old, and works with a newborn microfiber insert and organic doubler.
It goes to show that just because someone else did or didn’t like a diaper, it doesn’t mean the same will be true for you!
FTC compliance: I purchased this diaper at normal retail price. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.