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Though not specifically submitted for Mailbox Monday, I am often asked about what diapers will fit a large baby or toddler. If you’re looking at your 9 month old wondering how in the world they will fit in these diapers through potty training, don’t fret. Babies often slim down when they become more mobile. However, if your child is already bursting out of his diapers, you need a solution!
Several companies make diapers in XL sizes, or even larger for special needs kids. You might also want to consider training pants instead since many of them are “stuffable” and are often essentially larger, trimmer cut diapers.
Fuzzibunz perfect size are available in large and XL, and the size medium I had was about as big as most one-size diapers, so the larger sizes must be huge! The company has changed hands though, so I can’t say if they are still so generously sized. Happy Heiny had a large and XL pocket available, but I do not know if the new owners are continuing to make them. gDiapers has an Xl gPant available, though I have not seen/used them. Thirsties’ new one-size diaper has a longer rise than many other one-size diapers (it seems to be identical to the discontinued size 2 duo) and Applecheeks size 2 even have waist extenders available. Snap-EZ makes extended size stuffable training pants and pocket diapers and Dri-Line Baby makes a toddler AIO. Many other work at home moms, like Green Acre Designs, are able to make diapers in larger sizes. If you have a favorite WAHM, ask them if they have a pattern! (note: I just found out today that one of my favorite WAHMs, esbaby has made special needs diapers before and can make anything you like if you send her measurements. I’ve used her diapers and she also custom made a dress for my daughter. I can’t say enough about her.)
You can also find fitteds and prefolds in extended sizes. Sustainablebabyish makes an XL, and Geffen Baby’s snapless large fitteds will fit a wide range as well. (Snapless in general will be easier to get just the right fit in many cases!) Geffen Baby’s XL prefolds are very large and would also be great night time diapers and/or stuffers for big, heavy wetters.
Of course, then you’ll need a cover too! Bummis has several cover styles available in XL sizes, and wool is a fantastic option as well! Size 2 covers like Thirsties Duo and Blueberry Capri are also more generous than most one-size.
I know I’m forgetting something! Have you found a great XL/toddler cloth diaper?