This is the last diaper I’m highlighting in my series on cloth diapers for preemies & small newborns. Check out my newborn cloth diaper overview for how newborn diapers fit on my 6.5 lb newborn, and read about more preemie cloth diapers.
I purchased these diapers myself. These diapers are incredibly difficult to find; the company changed hands this spring, so that may be why.
Above is what I expected the diapers to look like. In reality, the “medium” and large” were exactly the same size.
I emailed the company I purchased them from with no reply. I sent a message to Happy Heiny and eventually received a reply asking if they were labeled M & L. I replied, included pictures and…nothing. It’s been over a month so I don’t expect to receive a reply at this point. Anyhoo, keep that in mind as you read on!
In theory, these diapers are supposed to be small/stage one, fitting 1-3 pounds; medium/stage two, fitting 2-4 pounds and large/stage 3, fitting 3-6 pounds.
Diapers have H&L closures, and like the one-size diapers, the laundry tabs work better if you twist and attach each wing to the other vs. folding the tabs back. Absorbency is sewn in, and the diapers have a soft, microfleece inner.
Here’s a closer look at the eeny teeny size small:
My “model” in a preemie disposable:
My model, and also my son’s tiny (about 10″) dolly in the size small:
“Large” (same size as the medium):
Even if these diapers were easier to find, I wouldn’t buy them given the sizing issue. While I am very glad that the person I bought these for ended up having a 5 pound baby, I am very disappointed that I didn’t even receive a large she could use (diapers are around $10 each.)
Here’s Oliver at about 4-4.5 lbs in the size 3:
He was born at 1 lb 9 oz at about 25 weeks and was not quite 11 weeks in the above photo.
They are cute though, aren’t they?