I chose the Bitti d’lish in the size large. The small fits 8-16 lbs, medium 14-26 lb and large 23-37 lb. My son is only about 21 lbs at 21 months, but I chose the large since he was pretty close to the size cut off, and because the Itti Bitti diapers tend to fit in a more low-rise style.
The bitti d’lish has snap closures, with an overlap to fit smaller babies.
It has a sewn in soaker as well as snaps to allow you to add a mini soaker. The mini soaker is not included with the diaper, but you will see it in the Bitti Tutto review.
In addition to the absorbency sewn within the diaper, there is a sewn in flap soaker (this is where you add the booster)
Since they are designed to fit with a lower rise, they are a bit smaller than other large diapers I’ve used. here it is measured folded and stretched:
It fits well on my son, but I am glad I went with the large and not the medium, since I prefer a higher rise diaper.
The minky outer is super soft, and the microfleece inner keeps baby dry.
Even without using an added booster, the diaper was very absorbent, and we had no leaking issues. Itti Bitti suggests that you can expect 3 or more hours of use, though you will need the booster for heavy wetters.
The MSRP of the Bitti d’lish is $18.95
The Bitti Tutto is a one-size diaper, and is quite a bit more expensive at $26.95.
It has a snap closure with overlap, and 4 rise settings. Itti Bitti refers to them as newborn/small, medium, large and extra-large. Since they are lower rise, they seem to fit more like newborn, small, medium and large.
The Bitti Tutto has hip snaps to prevent wing droop on small babies, plus built in covers for when you’re not using them.
The Tutto has an inner gusset that goes around the back and legs, to prevent blowouts.
The diaper comes with three soakers, and has color coded snaps.
The long soaker snaps to the yellow snaps in the back of the diaper, and the shorter soaker snaps to the purple snaps in the front of the diaper.
The diaper came with instructions on how to snap the soakers:
However, I found all the soakers to be rather overwhelming, and it took me a bit to figure it all out. I made a 6 minute video which demonstrates the ways to use the soakers.
Here is the newborn/small setting measured folded and stretched:
On the newborn setting, adjust the length of the long soaker using the blue snaps, then snap to the yellow snaps in the rear of the diaper and tuck it under the gussets.
You may also use the shorter soaker snapped to the purple snaps in the front of the diaper, attaching the doubler underneath with the red snaps.
For the medium-extra large settings, you can use the long soaker (snapped to yellow in the back) adjusted to the proper length (using the blue snaps.) When you attach the doubler (using the red snaps) there is an additional blue snap to replace the one the doubler covers.
You can also use both the long soaker in back and the short soaker in front.
You can reverse the soakers to get more absorbency up front for boys. The soakers are much easier than they seem, and I definitely recommend watching the video above!
Extra large setting:
I put my 21ish pound, 21 month old son in the large setting with all 3 doublers (long in front, short in back.)
Though it fits well, he could definitely still wear the medium as well, it would just sit a little lower.
Itti Bitti diapers come in an amazing rainbow of colors, are super soft minky, fit well and absorb like crazy. There’s definitely a learning curve to the soakers, but it’s so simple once I got over my initial fear of all the soakers!
Giveaway: Itti Bitti is offering one of my readers a bitti d’lish in their choice of size and a Bitti Tutto. Itti Bitti will choose gender neutral colors for the winner. (ARV $45.90.)
Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I love comments (great way to remind yourself you entered) but comments do not count as entries.
Mandatory entries include your name, email address and what Itti Bitti product you are most interested in. Bonus entries are available if you “like” Itti Bitti on Facebook and/or follow Itti Bitti on Twitter and/or subscribe to the ChangeDiapers YouTube Channel. You must be sure you do what you say you did. You cannot win if you didn’t.
I will accept entries until Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 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 residents of the U.S.
# of entries received as of March 8th at 8:18 P.M.: 306