19 August 2015

Review: Tyrilove Hybrid Fitted with Snake-Style Insert


Description: The Tyrilove Hybrid Fitted consists of a printed outer layer of 100% woven cotton*, a layer of hidden fleece and an interior hemp fleece lining. Each fitted comes with a long snake-style lay-in insert consisting of three layers of hemp/cotton topped with cotton knit. The diaper features a snap-down rise with four rows of rise settings to enable you to adjust the fit and fastens with snaps around the waist. There are two snaps on each wing to prevent wing droopage. The edges of the diaper are serged.

* This may change depending on fabric availability.

First impressions:  As always, Tyrilove's handiwork is very neat and the diaper well made. I was able to choose the print on the outside from a selection and appreciate the fact that the snaps, stitching and interior lining colour coordinate with the print. The insert seems like it would be very absorbent and since it doesn't snap in you can place the absorbency exactly where your baby requires it most. This diaper seems to be a fairly generous cut compared to other fitteds I've tried. [Rating: 4/5] 

Ease of use: These are similar to other hybrid fitteds in that they're a two part system requiring a seperate cover to be truly waterproof. Since it is a hybrid fitted though it can be used coverless during the day (unless you have a very heavy wetter) and should last 2 - 3 hours before the outside gets damp. The insert is a snake-style, which means it needs to be folded to fit in the diaper. However this also means that you can position and fold the insert to best customise absorbency for your baby - eg you could fold it down twice at the front to get the maximum absorbency up front for a boy. Unlike most other hybrid fitteds, this one has a snap-down rise which is more user-friendly for those new to fitteds and used to say pocket diapers. When you take the diaper off, you can simply pop it directly into the diaper pail - no inserts to unstuff or unsnap and no laundry tabs to worry about. Like most fitteds, and as is typical with natural fibres, this diaper takes a fair amount of time to dry. [Rating: 3.5/5] 

Fit: This diaper has a fairly generous cut and at 17 months and 10.7kg J is still on the second smallest rise setting with two rows of snaps showing at the waist. It has good bum coverage and even though the woven outer is not stretchy, the cut of the diaper and waist and leg elastics make it easy for us to get a good fit. This diaper seems a little bulkier on than other hybrid fitteds we've tried, but as we use this mostly at night I really don't find it to be an issue. Of course the appearance will also be influenced by how the insert is folded.  I feel like this diaper would be a good fit on bigger babies and toddlers, but perhaps a little big and bulky on smaller/younger babies. [Rating: 4/5]

Value for money: Pricing is on the lower end of the scale compared to other hybrid fitteds available locally and I think it's excellent value for money considering the level of absorbency and quality of fabrics used. [Rating: 4/5] 
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. This diaper easily lasts the whole night as is and in fact it could still absorb more. This is definitely one of the most absorbent diapers in our stash. I consider J to be a medium wetter at night and I think this diaper could be a good solution for heavy wetters. I like that the woven cotton exterior keeps looking nice even after repeated use and washing and that there is no fading and pilling. For full disclosure I have to add that two of the snaps came loose on this diaper, however the WAHM was willing to replace them. [Rating: 5/5] 

Overall impression: I received this diaper together with the Tyrilove Butterfly Hybrid Fitted for review and I must say I prefer the Butterfly Hybrid on J. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent diaper, but in terms of fit and the level of absorbency we need (not that much) I prefer the other one. If J was a chunkier toddler or a heavy wetter, I would definitely choose this one though. In terms of absorbency and value for money you really can't go wrong with the Tyrilove Hybrid Fitted.

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Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I paid a reduced  price for this diaper in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed above are my own. 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 17 months old and 10.7kg when these photos were taken.

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