* This may change depending on fabric availability.
First impressions: First things first - I absolutely adore the sugar skulls print on the diaper pictured here. I mean - how awesome is that? I was able to choose the colour of the snaps and the interior fleece lining and appreciated this touch from the WAHM. The diaper is well made with even stitching. Some of the snap placements seem a little off, but nothing that would affect function. The cut of the diaper seems a little longer and narrower than other fitteds I've tried. [Rating: 3.5/5]
Fit: I found these a little tricky to fit at first. Because of the long body I had to fold down the rise a tad more than other hybrid fitteds to get the best fit on J. This is not an issue with the diaper though, just my own "standard settings" in my head that needed some tweaking. Once it was on I found the fit to be nice and trim and it's definitely a slimmer fit than other hybrid fitteds that I've tried. I was able to add a thin bamboo booster to the diaper and still get a good fit, but anything more caused leg gaps for us. I think this could be related to the crotch width. The crotch is narrower than other fitteds I've tried which makes for a nicer fit on smaller babies in my opinion. However the back coverage is still good, so I think this will work on chubbier babies/toddlers as well. At a year old and 9.5kg we are still using the fold down rise on J and there is still plenty of room to grow at the waist as well. The woven cotton outer does make for a slightly less customisable fit vs a cotton jersey outer; however the woven stays looking nicer for longer, so you need to weigh up what is more important to you. [Rating: 3.5/5]
Performance: As is, this diaper works well for us during the day (bearing in mind that J is a fairly light wetter in the day) and the exterior is still dry when I change him after 2 - 3 hours. At night we need to add an extra booster to last the whole night (approx 10 hours). While I prefer to use wool or fleece soakers with overnight fitteds, with this diaper I find I have to use a PUL cover which seals well around the legs to combat the slight leg gap we get from boosting, or else we get leaks. J feeds throughout the night and I consider him to be an above average wetter at night. [Rating: 3.5/5]
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Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I paid regular retail price for this diaper and was not compensated in any way for this review. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and J, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. J was 13 months old and 9.5kg when these photos were taken.