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Mailbox Mondays 12/6/10 Fitted diapers

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It’s Monday again (How does that keep happening?  Where does the weekend go?) so it’s Mailbox Mondays time!  If you’d like your question to be answered in a Mailbox Mondays post, send an email to maria at with “Mailbox Mondays” in your subject.
Courtney says:
Hi Maria,

What are your favorite fitted diapers? We only have 2 (a Thirsties Fab Fitted and a Muttaqin Baby) so far. If my Thirsties is clean, it is the first diaper I grab for! I love fitteds and covers! I am looking at buying more to replace some pockets I recently sold. I would love to have your opinion because I also have a very small 1 year old who is only 18 lbs!


Hi Courtney!  I’ll be honest, fitteds aren’t my favorite.  Mostly because I’m lazy and I might die if I have to snap 4 extra snaps (kidding).  That being said, fitteds are awesome for their absorbency.  Plus, the elastic of the fitted combined with the elastic of the cover is fantastic for containing messy uhhh…messes.

A super absorbent fitted with a wool cover is a lifesaver for a heavy wetter at night.  It’s finally what got me through the nights sane, and with my son dry!  I love my Guerilla Fluff Utilitarian.  It has two soakers with 3 layers of bamboo fleece each, with optional zorb added as well, plus a doubler with 2 layers of bamboo fleece and a layer of wool!  It doesn’t have snap closures, so I just use it at night.

My Heartland Dreams Fitted is also amazing.  It’s incredibly well made, super absorbent, and not really as gigantic as you’d think a diaper that absorbent would be.  Plus, it came with hip snap covers!

My Ellabella Bottoms Fitted is work-at-home-mom made, just like the other two.  The Ellabella Bottoms review actually has a photo of all three of these diapers stacked on top to compare thickness.  This one is also very, very absorbent, though a little bulky for daytime.

Lastly, the Little Beetle Little to Big Fitted and Wool Cover are quite different than the others, but also great.  It is hands down, the trimmest diaper I have.  Yet, very absorbent!  I wouldn’t use it at night, but it’s excellent during the day, and very cute!  The elastic is drawn a bit tighter, and I think it would fit most small babies well.  My son was 20 pounds at his 18 month checkup, but he’s also proportionately short, so he’s not super skinny like my long & lean daughter was!

I’ve only used maybe 10 fitted diapers, as opposed to nearly 50 Pockets/AIO/AI2 diapers!  I definitely need to review more fitteds, but like anyone, I tend to spend my fluff funds on my favorites.  😉  Thirsties Fab Fitteds are definitely on my “to-try” list for newborns, if I ever get to diaper one!

How about you gals?  Do you have a favorite fitted?  Are they WAHM made?

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • December 18, 2010 at 7:21 am

    >Wee Bonnie Botts makes great fitted diapers. Sarah custom made us four diapers for our special needs little guy.Nifty Nappy, MonkeySnuggles, SustainableBabyish, Happy Hempys (made by Happy Heinys)… I know there's lots more, but I can't remember any of them right now.

  • December 7, 2010 at 2:58 am

    >I LOVE fitteds. I have pockets for convenience for daddy and others, but when I change her I go for the fitteds first, especially now that I have branched out into wool longies.My two favorites are Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb (both the OBF Fitted and the One Size Snapless Multi) and Cow Patties Famous Pocket Fitteds (WAHM). Both kinds are bamboo, I use the fitteds from both overnight and the Sbish snapless multi during the day. I have one Thirsties Fab Fitted and while it fits well and is pretty trim it is one of my least absorbant fitteds. I would never be able to use it overnight, I usually don't even like to use it for longer car rides.

  • December 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    >I love Nifty Nappy fitteds and Monkey Snuggles fitteds. Both are made by WAHMs, and both are super soft and absorbent. They are one-size, so would fit an 18-lb beautifully.

  • December 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    >I like fitteds because they are easy for me to sew from available recycled fabric (no PUL). Also, I sometimes use them as "training pants", letting my son go around the house in a shirt and diaper. I point it out to him right away when he pees and change him right away. I think that helps him get ready for potty training.

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