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Swaddlebees Capri Cloth Diaper Cover & Inserts Review

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The Swaddlebees Capri is a cloth diaper cover that serves as a trim AI2 with the available inserts, or can cover a prefold, fitted etc. The covers are available in hook & loop or snaps (they have the same “offset” snaps as Blueberry) and come in 7 solids (including the “marina” I received) and 8 prints. 95% of Swaddlebees/Blueberry items are made in the U.S.A.

swadlebees capri 0-1 swadlebees capri 0-2

The Capri is a “two size” system, with size 1 fitting approximately 6-16 pounds and size 2 fitting 12-35 pounds. The size 1 retails for $16.95 and the size 2 retails for $19.95.

swadlebees capri 1 swadlebees capri 2

The cover is pretty trim with the Capri inserts which are sold separately for $12.95-$15.95 per 2 pack.

swadlebees capri 3 rise snaps swadlebees capri 4 closures, flap rear elastic
swadlebees capri 5 leg gussets

Whether you choose size 1 or size 2 (I received size 2), you have 3 rise setting options via a snap down rise. The cover is reusable with its wipeable PUL inner, and has true leg gussets. The Capri has front and rear flaps to keep your insert or prefold in place, and it is very sturdy and appears quite durable.

swadlebees capri 6 insert swadlebees capri 7 stay dry one side birdseye other side

The Capri inserts are all natural birdseye cotton, but have microfleece on one side, so whether you prefer natural fabric, or stay dry fabric, you have both options in one insert.

swadlebees capri 8 insert in

The long style allows you to fold it to get the absorbency where you need it, and since it’s not all sewn into a single thickness, it’s also easier to get clean.

Keep in mind this is the size two cover, and my measurements aren’t exact!

Small setting measured folded and stretched:

swadlebees capri 9 small folded swadlebees capri 10 small stretched

swadlebees capri 11 small swadlebees capri 12 small side
swadlebees capri 13 small back


swadlebees capri 14 medium folded swadlebees capri 15 medium stretched

swadlebees capri 16 medium swadlebees capri 17 medium side
swadlebees capri 18 medium back


swadlebees capri 19 large folded swadlebees capri 20 large stretched

swadlebees capri 21 large swadlebees capri 22 large side
swadlebees capri 23 large back

The size 2 fit my 13ish pound 4 1/2 month old:

swadlebees capri 24 on 13 lb baby swadlebees capri 25 leg
swadlebees capri 26 gusset

As well as my 30ish pound almost 3-year old (with room to grow!)

swadlebees capri 27 on almost 3 yr old swadlebees capri 28 side
swadlebees capri 29 back swadlebees capri 30 leg

The birdseye inserts absorbed very well, and I’ve used the cover over flats also. It will definitely be the first cover I grab during the flats challenge!

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Giveaway: One reader will win a Swaddlebees cover only (no inserts) in his/her choice of size, color & closure, limited to stock at hand. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form. U.S. and military addresses only.

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FTC compliance: I received a product sample for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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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.

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