Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Poodelum & Missy Kate - One Size Fits Most Fitted Review

Poodelum & Missy Kate One-Size Fitted Cloth DiaperWhen I got my package from Poodelum & Missy Kate I received two cute little fitted diapers and was given the choice to review one and give the other one away at the end of the September Fitted Diaper Event.  They were both soooooo cute that I just couldn't decide.  When in doubt I let my husband Brian choose, so he selected the Star Wars print.  "May the force be with you!"  You know you want to know what the other was, but there's no way I'm telling.  You'll have to wait till the end of the month.  Oh!  And on a side note, I just want to say that Poodelum & Missy Kate carries my Easy Winged Prefolds design for all of you that don't feel like sewing your own.  They're probably the best prefold design out there... but I might be biased.  LOL!  Anyways, check out my review of the Poodelum & Missy Kate OSFM Fitted.  This has to be the trimmest fitted ever! 

Diaper Features:

Sizing:  One Size Fits Most (newborn - 30 lbs)

Closure:  Snapless (requires a pin or Snappi).  Snaps or H&L can be added as a custom

Exterior:  Flannel, French Terry, or Hemp Fleece

Interior Lining:  Microfleece, Flannel, French Terry, Hemp Fleece, or French Terry Cloth

Hidden Layers:   Two hemp fleece & one microfleece layer.  (Also available: hemp fleece, bamboo velour, french terry, zorb or any combo of those. She can also do a pocket style fitted, so parents can use their own favorite inserts.)

Soaker:  None

Manufactured:  USA

Approximate Retail Value:  $6
Poodelum & Missy Kate One-Size Fitted Cloth Diaper - Inside and Outside
Performance Review:

Poodelum & Missy Kate One-Size Fitted Cloth Diaper - On my babyEase Of Use: ♥♥♥ -  Ok, rating this was tricky.  I think a lot of this diaper is super easy and one aspect is hard.  I love the ease of the soaker being sewn in.  I love how easily the diaper wraps around Linc.  I just don't like that it's a snapless fitted and it's made with flannel.  Flannel doesn't Snappi too easily (I know because I've made the mistake of making the extended tabs on his prefolds with flannel), and I am horrible when it comes to using pins.  I did get a pin on here, but I guess I did it wrong because I had horrible wing droop.  Anyways, I would LOVE if this diaper came in snaps or H&L.  Actually, it could even be snapless, but with a knit fabric and work awesome!  **Update... I think I've figured out the pins, but I would still probably put a cover over it so it would stay in place.

Adjustability & Fit: ♥♥♥♥♥ - This diaper seriously hugs Lincoln like a dream!  I love the super long tabs and the elastic seems perfect.  I also love how thin the diaper is.  It makes doing a fold down rise very easy.  

Leak Protection: ♥♥♥♥♥ - Haha!  Ok, this diaper seriously doesn't really hold much.  It's a daytime must have cover type of diaper which is a bummer because I LOVE this print soooooo much.  I hate to cover it up.  My solution?  I add in a Thirsties Hemp Insert because they're small and soak up a lot.  They fit great in this diaper and extend the wear time by a lot!  *Please note: This diaper does need a cover to be waterproof.*

Poodelum & Missy Kate One-Size Fitted Cloth Diaper - On my baby
Wash Routine: ♥♥♥♥♥ - Because this diaper has the soaker sewn in, I love that I don't have to worry about pairing up a soaker with the diaper after the wash is done.  On the flip side though, I was totally amazed at how long this diaper took to dry.  I would expect that it would dry fast because it's so thin, but it actually took a second dry to get fully dry (about 105 min).

Bang For The Buck: ♥♥♥♥ -  Ok, at $6 you can't get much of a better deal than this diaper.  It's a one size diaper too, so it will fit from birth to potty training.  The only minus is that I would recommend you add a doubler to this fitted so it ups the price, but at $6 you can totally afford to buy a doubler.  I love that you even get a cute print at this price.  Awesome!

Quality & Durability: ♥♥♥♥♥ -  I found the quality to be pretty good/average for this diaper.  The sewing seemed good, but the materials are average.  The exterior is flannel and the interior is fleece, so nothing fancy.

The Look: ♥♥♥♥ -  Have I said enough times how much I love this print???  I do love it!  This diaper is trim, cute, and fits well giving it a great look.  Now if I could just add snaps to it, then we would be in business.

In Conclusion:
I love this diaper... I just don't love the snapless aspect to it.  I really like to show off my fitted prints and I just can't do that in a snapless diaper... especially not a snapless diaper that I can't get a Snappi on.  So my recommendation is to either get this diaper in snaps, or get this diaper with a knit fabric so a Snappi will work on it.  This is an awesome economical option and with a doubler will totally work well for a light to average wetter.
Poodelum & Missy Kate One-Size Fitted Cloth Diaper - Up Close
** Please note that while I aim to provide the most thorough and honest reviews possible, this review is based on my own preferences and experiences.  Each baby is different and each parent has different likes and dislikes.  What works for one may not work for another, so keep that in mind while doing your research.**  For more information on the diaper testers, please check out my post, "Meet the Diaper Testers".

If you would like to purchase one of these diapers for your little one, then please visit the Poodelum & Missy Kate website.  You can also visit Poodelum & Missy Kate on Facebook and their blog.

**Just a heads up.  Poodelum & Missy Kate is sponsoring an awesome prize for the September Fitted Diaper Event Giveaway.  Check back here from September 28th - October 12th for your chance to win.**

**This product was given to me for the purpose of a review, but the review is comprised completely of my own opinions  and was not influenced by any other outside source.**

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. Can't see the video on this one :(

    1. That's weird. It's showing up on mine. Maybe if you try and reload the page again?

  2. The only detouring factor for me is that I'm pin-disfunction...unless we are talking about pinterest, then I'm all over it LOL Even that doesn't really matter, because I have snap pliers. So I think it's still a WIN for us. Thanks again for all your awesome reviews!

  3. What a neat idea to make a pocket fitted! I've never seen that before, but it makes sense. And yes, I love that print too (hubs is a huge Star Wars fan from the age of 3)!

  4. For $6 you can't go wrong! I love your suggestion of the Thirsties hemp insert inside. We have a couple of them and they really are a-maz-ing! I agree with the comment above about being pin-disfunctional lol. We have a couple snapless and I can literally hear my daughter saying "Figure it out already mom!" when I try to get them on her.


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