03 October 2017

Review: Tyrilove Day/Night Nappy

Description: The Tyrilove Day/Night Nappy consists of a yori* outer, hidden layer of waterproof softshell and cotton velour* interior lining. The insert is topped with a matching cotton velour* and consists of a hemp fleece sandwich petal that snaps into the shell as well as a snap-in snake style booster also made of hemp fleece. In total 12 - 16 layers of absorbency, depending on how the booster is folded. The nappy has a fold down rise and snap closure around the waist with fold-over snaps to make the waist smaller.  

*Can vary depending on customer preference

First impressions: The construction and appearance of this nappy is very similar to the Tyrilove Hybrid Fitted, with the only difference being the hidden layer that is waterproof instead of water resistant. This print is super cool and as usual this WAHM has high attention to detail with neat finishes, precise snap placement and everything from thread colour to snaps matching the outer print.

Ease of use: This nappy is similar to a SIO in terms of ease of use. Simply snap in the inserts and fasten around baby. If you have a heavier wetter you may need to experiment with folding the snake style booster to get maximum layers where you need it. If you haven't used a fold-down rise before it does have a slight learning curve as well (though you do have the option of choosing a snap-down-rise as well when you order a nappy). In terms of drying time I found this nappy average - the inserts are constructed in such a way that it optimises drying time, but being natural fibres it does still take a while.

Fit: J is on the full rise, with still room to grow in the waist. The fit is almost identical to the hybrid fitted of the same brand. It has the same squishiness you'd expect from a hybrid, but at the same time is not overly bulky.  For size reference, J is 103cm and just over 16kg. Bear in mind that it will appear bulkier on a smaller/younger baby. 

Value for money: These are on par price-wise with other WAHM nappies and they really are quality products in terms of fabric used and the way they are made. Being a custom item, they naturally cost more than mass produced nappies. 

Performance: J is a variable wetter (light to medium) at the moment and this nappy has held up perfectly. Absorbency tests indicate that the inserts can hold around 230ml with another 50ml in the shell without the outside getting wet. This makes the nappy suitable for medium to heavy daytime wetters  and light to medium night time wetters. Do note that the exterior fabric will make a difference here - something absorbent e.g. cotton lycra can wick moisture to the outside, however will hold a little more when a cover is used. For a younger baby that still uses the fold-down rise I would also choose a non-absorbent interior lining to avoid wicking at the top where the nappy folds down. 

Overall impression: This is a lovely versatile nappy in that it has the squishiness of a hybrid with the waterproofness of a SIO. It performs relatively well in terms of absorbency and would make a great day nappy for most babies/toddlers and with some boosting would be a good night time option for most as well. 

You can buy Tyrilove nappies via their Facebook group where you will also be notified of new products, prints and offers.

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I received this nappy free of charge for purposes of review, but was not compensated in any way for the 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 weighed 16.3kg and was 103cm tall when these photos were taken. 

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