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Blueberry Mini Pocket Diaper Review


blueberry mini pocket diaper

Blueberry Diapers and Swaddlebees sometimes have clearance sales where they clear out seconds, overstocks and discontinued items.  I’ve perused before, but have either found the prices to be not so great, or like the last few times, the prices with shipping added are just too high.

blueberry mini blueberry mini rear

About a month ago, I was able to snag a Mini Deluxe “irregular” diaper for $10, plus $3.90 shipping.  The irregular/second didn’t include an insert, but I have plenty of newborn inserts/doublers from my one-size diapers.  The regular price is $17.95, and I figured a 45% discount was worth it!

blueberry mini small

For the record, no, I don’t have a newborn, nor am I pregnant.  I just couldn’t resist this eeny teeny diaper!  I chose the lemon-lime color, which I had been eying for about a year.  It didn’t look exactly like I’d expected from photos, but it’s still cute!

blueberry mini seconds

The tag is marked, indicating it is irregular.  I think some of the stitching was a little bit uneven, but if I hadn’t known it was a second, I wouldn’t have noticed.

snap down rise

The Blueberry Mini is estimated to fit babies up to 15 pounds, and has a snap down rise (just like the one-size blueberry diapers) giving you three size options, not just one like some newborn diapers.

insert in pocket

Pocket diapers are my personal preference, but I wondered if I would have to use salad tongs to stuff such a tiny diaper!  Granted, I have small hands, but I had no trouble!

snap closure

It has snap closures.  I prefer aplix/Velcro (especially for newborn/middle of the night changes), but (in my opinion!) Blueberry Velcro is the worst I’ve encountered, so snaps from them is fine with me!  You can also see the irregular stitching at the top of the diaper in the photo above.

blueberry mini small vs one size smallbluberry mini large vs one size small side view

Above is the Blueberry Mini on the small and also large settings, compared to the Blueberry one-Size on the small setting.  The large setting seems to have a similar rise compared to the one-size small setting, but it is a bit narrower, to fit a small baby better overall.

blueberry mini large vs one size small

Here’s the Blueberry Mini on the small setting, measured folded and stretched:

small folded small stretched
Medium folded and stretched:
medium folded medium stretched

Finally, the large setting of the Blueberry Mini, both folded and stretched:

large folded large stretched

Since I don’t have a newborn, I used my usual newborn diaper model!

my model

I think the small setting is very similar to a preemie size disposable. It gets very small!

blueberry mini small vs preemie disposable diaper

The medium seems similar to a newborn disposable, and the large seems similar to a size 1.

blueberry mini medium vs newborn disposable diaperblueberry mini large vs size 1 disposable diaper

Here I’ve compared the fit of a preemie disposable, to the fit of the Blueberry Mini on the small setting:

preemie disposable diaper front preemie disposable diaper back

blueberry mini smallblueberry mini small back

Here’s my model in a newborn disposable compared to the Blueberry Mini on the medium setting.  My model was very thankful I only took the disposable pictures once, and re-used them on my other newborn diaper post.  He thinks cloth is much more comfy!

newborn disposable diaper frontnewborn disposable diaper back

blueberry mini medium blueberry mini medium back

Lastly a size 1 disposable compared to the fit of the Blueberry Mini on the large setting:

size 1 disposable diaper size 1 disposable diaper back
blueberry mini largeblueberry mini large back

Naturally, I can’t put the diaper “to the test” since I don’t have a newborn.  It’s called a “Blueberry Mini” and it appears to be just that; a miniature version of their one-size diaper, which I think is wonderful.  Both the microfiber/hemp combo inserts and the bamboo inserts are incredibly absorbent, and the fit of the one-size diapers is great.  Both the Blueberry Bamboo one-size diaper and the Blueberry Minky one-size diaper I have are ones I grab for naps or car rides, despite the awful Velcro. 

Now, if only I had a newborn to put in this cute diaper!
Update after using on a newborn.
Please note that this review was not approved, sponsored or endorsed by Blueberry Diapers, or any cloth diaper retailer.  All opinions are my own.

FTC compliance: I paid the normal, “clearance” retail price for this diaper.  I was not compensated for this post.

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Kissaluvs “Kissa’s” Cotton Fleece Fitted Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/23)


kissaluvs 0 fitted

I reviewed a Kissaluvs Marvels AIO in May; that’s still a favorite of mine, and my Kissa’s Wool Lover Diaper Cover was my first ever wool (purchased in March.)  So, when I won a Kissa’s Cotton Fleece Fitted from the Abby’s Lane blog chat, I was a little excited, to say the least!!

kissa's fitted

Lucky for you, I contacted Kissaluvs, and they will be giving two of my blog readers a fitted diaper as well!

kissa's size 0 back

In true cloth diaper addict fashion, I chose the size 0 (fits approximately 5-15 lbs) even though I don’t have a newborn, nor am I pregnant!  Hey, it was free!

snaps inner

 The size zero fits 5-15 pounds, the 1, 10-25 pounds, and the 2, 20-40 pounds.  All sizes retail for $12.95 in unbleached cotton, and $13.95 in the colors.  I chose the yellow.

Below, the size 0 is on top of the Marvels AIO on the small setting.

kissaluvs size 0 fitted vs marvels aio small

The size 0 has an umbilical cord snap down, but can also be used without it.  Below, it is measured with the snap down, then unsnapped and stretched.

folded with cord snap downunsnapped and stretched

Here is the fitted compared to a newborn disposable, and also unsnapped, compared to a size 1 disposable:

kissa's 0 vs newborn disposablekissa's 0 unsnapped vs size 1 disposable

Since I don’t have a newborn, I had to enlist a model.  He’s a little smaller than a newborn!

my diaper model

Here he is modeling a preemie newborn diaper, so you can get an idea of size:

preemie frontpreemie back

Newborn disposable:

newborn frontnewborn back

Size 1 disposable:

one frontone back

After all that, he said his hiney was itchy and he wanted to put the Kissa’s fitted on!

kissaluvs 0 fitted diaperkissa's fitted 0

Much more comfy!!

It’s a little subjective, but I’d say it fits more like a preemie diaper, though it looked similar to the newborn diaper.  My model isn’t a very heavy wetter, so I can’t really speak on the absorbency.  I haven’t cloth diapered a newborn, but I imagine fitteds would be great.  They are breathable and could likely be used coverless, since newborns tend to dirty diapers as soon as you put them on (mine did anyway!) See this on my newborn.

Giveaway: Kissaluvs is offering two diaper giveaways, which will be drawn separately.  Winners choose size and color of a Kissa’s Fitted!  The first is open to anyone and will be business as usual.  The second diaper will be drawn from entrants who already own a Kissaluvs product, and leave a review(s) of it.

Here’s how to enter: Anyone is eligible to win the first diaper. To enter, simply fill out the form below.  Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Kissaluvs Product.  You may receive a bonus entry for “liking” Kissaluvs on Facebook and/or following Kissaluvs on Twitter.  Feel free to leave a comment however, comments don’t count as entries.

Entries for the second diaper will go on the same form, but will be tallied and drawn separately from the first.  This way everyone gets the same shot at the first one! Reviews can be left at diaperpin, amazon, sears, Kissaluvs’ Facebook Page, or your favorite retailer’s website.  One entry per review, link to your review to get your entry!

I know this is a little more confusing than usual, so just send me an email if you need clarification!  The post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries for each.

I will accept entries until Saturday, October 23rd 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select winners using’s true random number generator and notify them by email.  Winners have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.  View my giveaway rules page for complete details.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Entries as of Giveaway close: 263

Entries in the bonus giveaway: 39

FTC Compliance: No compensation of any kind was received for this post.  I won the diaper I reviewed from a Kissaluvs retailer.  All opinions are my own.

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Sized or One Size


One of the big questions when looking for diapers is, do I buy sized diapers or one size?
It was pretty easy for me to choose one size.  They do tend to be a bit bulkier because of the snap down rise, but that is worth the convenience to me.  I thought fuzzibunz were annoyingly bulky on the sides in a medium setting, so I would definitely be interested in trying a medium FB.
I stress over clothing sizes as it is.  Sizing isn’t consistent from brand to brand, sometimes you need a different size top and bottom, trying to pack up one size & get another out.  It makes me crazy!
Sized diapers tend to be a few dollars cheaper than their one size counterparts, since there is less material used.  I’ve heard many people say they were able to make due with just small and medium sizes, skipping newborn and going to trainers in lieu of larges.  Still, you’re looking at a larger expenditure for sized diapers.
With one size diapers, you can easily switch sizes on the fly, making for simpler diapering of multiple children.  It’s also nice to be able to go up a size & add extra inserts for nighttime.
I’ve also heard people say their size went down as they became more mobile/their body shape changed a bit.  O/S diapers make this more manageable.
Now, one size diapers often say they will fit at 7 or 8 pounds, but do not really fit well until 9 or 10.  If you have a really tiny baby, this can be a problem.  Happy Heinys and Rumparooz have an extra small setting, and a few companies even have a mini one size diaper that will go from birth to 15 pounds or so.  You still have the issue of steering clear of the umbilical cord stump though.  Some people just do disposables for a few weeks.  Rumparooz has a tiny all in one that fits preemie-12 lbs and has a snap down for umbilical cord care.  They have the inner gussets and they are just soooo little and cute.  I don’t think I could justify the expense, but I sure do love them!
If you have a very large baby, or a late potty trainer (learner), one size diapers may not take you all the way through either, so keep that in mind!
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