I tend to gravitate towards one-size diapers, even though my son has been in mediums since 4 months/14 lbs and is still in mediums at 23 months/22 lbs! My daughter was an itty bitty peanut, but my son started out so much bigger, I thought he’d be my hefty kid. His growth slowed and he’s been at the bottom of the charts, just like his sister. I kicked myself for not cloth diapering her, since she wouldn’t have needed anything bigger than a medium. (This was almost 7 years ago, when the only modern cloth I could find was one brand of sized diapers; I thought I’d need 25 each XS-XL and balked at the $2k+ price tag. Dumb me.)
I was so fortunate to receive a Knickernappies One-Size Diaper courtesy of Knickernappies. The diapers and the inserts are made in the USA. Knickernappies provides a two-year warranty on elastic and a lifetime warranty on snaps!
I received the turquoise, which is a gorgeous, gender neutral blue. The one-size diapers include two microfiber inserts (small and large) for $19.95. They are also available with the Loopydo inserts (my absolute favorite inserts) for $24.95. Definitely worth the $5 upgrade, though the included microfiber inserts are incredibly absorbent too!
Like the sized diapers, the one-size is a side snapping diaper, with 5 snap settings for a great fit on any size baby.
The one-size diaper adjusts to 4 sizes by way of rise snaps; Knickernappies refers to the sizes as small, medium-short, medium and large. Knickernappies has tested the diaper to fit babies from 8-40 pounds.
The diaper has a super soft, pill resistant microfleece (stay dry) inner and a rear pocket opening. The elastic is lastin elastic, which won’t “go out” like the usual stuff.
Here is the small setting measured folded and stretched:
Medium (the size my son is wearing):
You can view my Knickernappies Custom Fit Diaper Review for measurements of the medium, but here are a few photos to show how the two compare:
Obviously one is sized and one is one-size, but they are otherwise very similar. My one-size doesn’t have the front elastic that my sized diaper has though.
Here is the medium diaper vs. the one-size on medium:
and the medium compared to the one-size on large and small:
I put my son in the medium setting. He is on the next-to-tightest snaps, so he has one more rise setting and three snap settings to grow into! Again, he is 23 months old and about 22 pounds (estimated, not totally sure!)
For some reason, he looks like he has a wedgie in these pictures, but he didn’t! It was just the way the PUL creased. The insert and inners weren’t giving him an atomic wedgie as it appears!
I can also assure you that the inserts are extremely absorbent. At the risk of making myself sound like a terrible mother, he had this diaper on (with the large insert only) for nearly twice the time I’d usually leave a diaper on him. We went to visit my Grandmother at the nursing home and when we came home, my husband was outside. The kids wanted to play outside, so I seized the opportunity to cook dinner uninterrupted. When it was ready, we got cleaned up, ate dinner, cleaned up again and…oh no! it had been almost 4 hours since I changed him. 🙁 The insert was pretty darn wet, but not a single leak!
Giveaway: Knickernappies is sending one winner a one-size pocket diaper with microfiber inserts, in the winner’s choice of color (subject to availability.) ARV $19.95
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 your nearest Knickernappies Retailer. (Click the link, enter your zip code, and enter the closest retailer in the entry form.)
I will accept entries until Tuesday, May 3rd, 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 giveaway close: 487
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