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Tiny Tush Elite Mini Newborn Pocket Cloth Diaper Review

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 1

I’ve previously reviewed the Tiny Tush Elite pocket diaper, and also received a snap version when I participated in their print reveal. The Tiny Tush Elite Mini Pocket Diaper came highly recommended by one of my favorite retailers, so I wanted to give it a try. The Tiny Tush is estimated to fit babies 7-35 lbs, and the mini fits 4-15 lbs.

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 3 closures Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 4 leg elastic
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 5 pocket

It really does look like a mini version of the one-size (closures, laundry tabs, elastic, pocket, stay-dry inner) and I’m a major sucker for “mini” anything. Oh em gee, a mini ketchup bottle! Squee! LOL I wish they had made it a bit narrower through the crotch though for a trimmer fit on little babies.

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 6insert

The mini one-size has an insert that is like a tiny, thin “baby” microfiber towel. Like a microfiber washcloth.

Here is the mini one size compared to the one-size, both on their smallest settings.

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 7 xs vs one size xs Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 9 fronts
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 8 sides Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 10 stacked
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 11 stacked sides

I feel the largest setting of the mini is pretty equal to the next-to-smallest (infant/small) of the one-size diaper’s 4 settings:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 12 large mini vs small os Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 13 side
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 14 front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 15 stacked side

Here is the mini one-size on the XS setting measured folded and stretched:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 16 xs folded Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 17 xs stretched
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 18 xs Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 19 side
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 20 back

Small:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 21 sm folded Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 22 sm stretched
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 2 small Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 23 small side
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 24 small back

Medium:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 25 medium folded Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 26 medium stretched
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 27 medium Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 28 med side
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 29 med back

Large:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 30 large folded Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 31 large stretched
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 32 large Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 33 large side
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 34 large back

Again, I know I have my real baby now 🙂 but so my reviews are consistent, here’s my version 1 “model” in a preemie disposable compared to the XS Tiny Tush mini:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 35 model

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 36 preemie frontTiny Tush Mini Diaper 37 preemie back
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 38 xs front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 39 xs back

Newborn disposable vs Tiny Tush mini, small setting:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 40 newborn front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 41 newborn back
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 42 small front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 43 small back

Size 1 disposable vs Tiny Tush mini size medium:

Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 44 one front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 45 one back
Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 46 med front Tiny Tush Mini Diaper 47 med back

I liked the concept and look of this diaper, and I was hopeful since it came so highly recommended. It’s also available in 12 great colors plus white, although the retailer I purchased from only had a few. Unfortunately it just didn’t fit my little guy very well, and the insert wasn’t absorbent enough.

Here he is at less than a week old, and about 6 lbs 5 oz (you may have seen this photo last week in my post about my newborn cloth diaper experience):

tiny tush mini 65

I imagine that when my son is a little bit bigger, I might like this diaper a lot (with a different insert,) but for now I just think it’s too bulky & ill-fitting. We were also not able to do diapers over the cord stump like the recommending party, since it let the area stay too damp, despite stay dry inners and frequent changing. Update-fits much better at 8-9 weeks old, and works with a newborn microfiber insert and organic doubler.

It goes to show that just because someone else did or didn’t like a diaper, it doesn’t mean the same will be true for you!

FTC compliance: I purchased this diaper at normal retail price. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
6 Comments
  • January 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm
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  • January 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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    Thank you for doing such and amazing job on the review. I hope it is ok to make a couple of suggestions for increasing the absorbency for those that need more. I recommend adding a wash cloth or one of Tiny Tush OG or hemp deluxe wipes. Shameless sale pitch, right! But it really does work nicely and then you can continue to use the wipes for the rest of your cloth diapering time.
    All the best,
    Charlene

    • January 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm
      Reply

      Thanks Charlene! I will try again with a regular insert once my little guy has grown a bit! 🙂

  • Katie
    January 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm
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    I have a question. What type of insert do you imagine will fit best in this particular diaper? Like a newborn sized bumgenius insert or maybe a fuzzibunz small size insert? Just curious if I were to buy this diaper with the intention of stuffing it with something else to use on a baby that’s say, 2 months old, what type of inserts will fit? Does the small insert that comes with the Tiny Tush OS fit in it? I have one of those!

    • January 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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      Anything that will fit in the full size diaper (which is pretty much anything!) will fit in this in my opinion! It is pretty much as wide as a o/s diaper. Haven’t actually tried, but I’d be surprised if anything didn’t fit.

      • Katie
        January 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm
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        Ok, thanks! Then if I bought this dipe I probably wouldn’t have to buy any inserts especially for it, because I have lots of miscellaneous inserts!

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