Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cloth Diapering 101 - Fitted Diapers

Today marks the first day of the September Fitted Diaper Event!!!!  I know a lot of you have never tried fitted diapers so let's start off with some of the basics.  Cloth Diapering 101 is my beginners series that will give you the who, what, when, where, and how of cloth diapering.  Today's class will focus on Fitted Cloth Diapers.  Class is now is session!

Fitted diapers go on the same as a disposable diaper, but DO NOT have a waterproof exterior.  Fitted diapers can be made out of any absorbent type of fabric such as cotton, hemp, or bamboo. They can be one-size or sized, as well as front closing, or side closing. You can also get fitted diapers with snap closures, hook and loop closures, or no closure. Fitted diapers with no closure are typically held together with pins or a snappy, but can also be held closed with a tight fitting wrap cover.  Soakers can be completely sewn in, partially sewn in, snap in, or just lay in.  Yes, the options are limitless, but the standard stays the same... It's basically an absorbant fitted diaper that is NOT waterproof.  *A cover is needed to make fitteds waterproof.*

A new breed of fitted is now on the block as well.  Look out for Hybrid Fitteds.  These are fitted diapers with a hidden layer of poly fleece which aids in keeping the moisture in thus keeping the outside of the fitted diaper dryer, longer.  These diapers are not waterproof, but they do make the option of leaving your baby coverless a bit easier.  This also means more airflow for your baby's bum.


Very absorbent

Double the protection from poop blowouts

Very breathable if left without a cover (may leak if not changed often)

Very cute prints

Squishy and soft



Takes a long time to dry

A two step process if you're using a cover (like putting on a diaper twice)

Requires a cover to be waterproof (bummer to cover up those cute prints)

Green Scene Fitted Diaper

Examples *this is your September Fitted Diaper Event Lineup*

Ari Safari - OS Hybrid Fitted
Baby BeeHinds - Bamboo OS Fitted
Bagshot Row Bamboo - OS Hybrid Elite Fit 
Barnyard Bummz - OS Fitted
Bummis - Tots Bots Stretch Bamboozle
Bunnzoo Diapers - OS Fitted Diaper
Cheeky Revolution - OS Hybrid Fitted
CutiePaTootie - OS Fitted
Dippee Dypees - Alpha & Omega OS Fitted
Falling Star Crafts - OS Fitted & NykiBaby OS Fitted
GMD - Cloth-eez Workhorse
Goodmama - OS Fitted
Green Scene Diapers - OS Fitted
Hey Dude Diapers - OS Hybrid Fitted
itti bitti - bitti boo
Juicytoots - OS Fitted 
La Petite Krott Creations - Bamboo Fitted
Little Seedlings - Hybrid Fitted
Mother-ease - OS Cotton Terry Fitted
Mommy Loves Maddy - OS Hybrid Fitted Diaper
My Diaper Addiction - Sized Fitted
One Lucky Baby - OS Nighttime Solution Hybrid Fitted
Patty Pants - OS Bamboo Velour Fitted
Poodelum & Missy Kate - OS Fits Most Fitted
Poopsie Doodles - OS Fitted
Red Barn Cloth Diapers - Nifty Nappy Fitted
Sustainablebabyish - Snapless Multi Fitted
Tangerine Baby - OS Fitted
Thirsties - Duo Fab Fitted

So you can easily keep track of the September Fitted Diaper Event, I will add a link to each of the posts below.  No need to worry if you've missed one of the reviews.  I've got ya covered!


  1. Wow, that is a lit of fitteds! I am not familiar with all of those diapers either so I am looking forward the reviews!

  2. Love fitteds. We only have 5, but they're great for my daughter to go coverless around the house.

  3. I love fitteds so much! Can't wait to read all about the different ones you've tried!

  4. We have the fitted love here, can't wait to read all your posts!

  5. This is a great list of fitteds! This is so great, I can't believe you are doing so many:-)

    1. I can't believe it either. Some days I think I was crazy to take on so much, but most days I'm excited to learn about so many different brands and understand the fitted love. Oh how I love fitted diapers now. : )

  6. Those cloth diapers are so cute. So colorful. I love the prints. Glad you have the video posted though. Will be more convincing the moms out there.

  7. This is such a great intro to fitteds. We've just started moving to have more in our stash and love going coverless. We just ordered our first couple of hybrids, too, from Pink Seamstress, another great WAHM diaper maker. We can't wait to try them out.

  8. I love this blog. SO many tips on CD. I have twins and the cloth diapering ordeal was a little uneasy at first but i am getting the hang of it !

  9. I love this blog. Cloth diapering twins was a little over whelming at first. But i got the hang of it !

  10. So many fitteds! Can't wait to hear your review on all of them!

  11. I'm familiar with fitted diapers and use them for nighttime, but I'm interested in learning more about the new hybrid fitteds you mentioned. I've just started seeing these around.

    1. I LOVE hybrid fitted diapers! It's the best of both worlds. They last a long time and let your baby's bum air out. Plus they are sooooooo squishy!

  12. I wish I would have found this blog sooner! I have only one fitted in my soon to come into the world's stash, but after reading about hoW absorbent they are, I'm thinking I'm going to need more...

  13. I love fitteds, especially on newborns. I have never heard of a hybrid fitted though, that sounds really neat!

  14. A very succinct and thorough overall look at fitteds -and lots of brands I've never heard of. Looking forward to looking at them each in more detail!

  15. I know the "event" is technically over, but could you review Kiwi Pie as well? I've heard awesome things but I've never tried one myself!

    1. I'm sure I'll get around to Kiwi Pie pretty soon. I'm a fitted diaper-o-holic now. I do have a Fancy Pants diaper that I'll be reviewing this month.

  16. We are still learning more before investing in cloth, but I like the feature of this type of diaper being breathable. If it takes longer to air-dry though, I'm not sure if filling up our apartment with damp diapers in the winter-time is a good idea.

  17. Thanks for the easy-to-follow explanation of fitted diapers. I'm new to cloth diapering (our twins won't actually be born until next year) and finding beginner-level descriptions, without fancy terms can be hard. Thanks for making this easy. :)

  18. We currently do not use fitteds, mainly because I don't know enough about them Anne I always wondered why you would use a diaper that needs a cover too. However we are having night time leaking issues and so I would like to try fitteds for nighttime! I had no idea that there were different options for the soaker, I thought all fitteds were the same!

    1. You're exactly at the point I was at. I was having leaking and that's what pushed me to fitteds.


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