Monday, June 23, 2014

{review} Squirmy Bottoms Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diaper

I received this diaper for free to facilitate this review. This did not affect my opinions. 

Squirmy Bottoms is owned by WAHM, Liz, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Her favorite things to do are to go camping, boating, sewing, and doing anything outside. She loves sewing for her kids and gets a thrill from seeing them wear her creations. In an effort to save money when she got pregnant with her first baby boy, she started sewing cloth diapers. She sewed her whole stash in boy colors and prints and then two years later when she got pregnant with a girl, she decided she needed a girl stash. Then she had a third baby (a boy) and decided she needed all new prints for him as well. After her kids were all out of diapers she was so addicted to sewing cute cloth diapers that she started selling them - Squirmy Bottoms was born. Liz also sews blankets, clothing, chair covers, and more.



  The Diaper
Liz sent me a super soft squishy hybrid fitted diaper to review. The outside of the diaper is a hand dyed knit, the inside is a super soft lime green cotton velour, and the diaper has a hidden layer of Windpro fleece. The diaper is serged.


The insert is a snake style soaker made from organic bamboo fleece topped with matching cotton velour. The benefit of a snake in soaker is that it can be folded to adjust the absorbency where you need it most – boys usually need more absorbency in the front and girls towards the middle/back. Liz also included an extra night time booster with our diaper because she knew we would be using it for night time diapering with a toddler. The extra booster insert is made out of 3 layers of bamboo hemp fleece. The snake style soaker snaps onto the night time booster which snaps onto the diaper.


Sizing
Squirmy Bottoms Fitted Cloth Diapers are one size with adjustable cross over snaps and snap closures. The diaper is designed to fit from about 10 to 35 pounds. Purchasers can choose to have a fold over rise added to the diaper (at no extra cost), which is recommended for a better fit for the lower weight range (25 lbs and smaller).

The diaper is not completely waterproof without a cover, but it usually lasts 2-4 hours without a cover depending on the child.


My Review and Star Ratings:
Absorbency (for night time use)
This diaper has been working really well for night time use with my 2.5 year old toddler with a cover. Using this hybrid fitted with a cover we haven’t had any leaks at all. I really appreciate not having leaks – especially after using cloth diapers for over a year and a half and having lots of night time leaks. Even without the night time booster we still haven’t had any leaks. We could not use the hybrid fitted for night time use without a cover as the hybrid fitted diaper is always soaked through in the morning. I like that the insert is a snake style insert so it can be folded and adjusted to where we need the most absorbency.

Fit and Size
I love the fit of this hybrid fitted diaper on my 25 pound, 36 inch tall toddler. It is skinny between the legs, it has a good size rise, and the wings still have plenty of growing room. My particular diaper did not come with a fold down rise and I wish it had one since my toddler son is on the smaller side for his age and also because I really want to use this diaper with our new baby (who will be here in July) as she grows. I definitely recommend adding the fold down rise snaps.



Thickness/Bulkiness
All hybrid fitted diapers are going to be bulkier than the standard AI2 diaper just because PUL is a thin fabric and Windpro fleece is a lot thicker - that is just the nature of the cloth diapering game. However, Squirmy Bottom’s design is trim in places where it should be (like between the legs) and provides more than adequate coverage on the tummy panel and bum; which is what I look for in a cloth diaper.

Aesthetic Design
I love hand dyed fabric! Liz did a great job on our hybrid fitted with her dye job! The colors are bold and have stayed that way over many washings. Here are some of her other hybrid fitted diapers that I love:



Price
 
If you would have asked me 3 months ago if I would have spent $28 on a diaper, I would have thought you were crazy and told you heck no. But after trying out WAHM diapers and seeing the quality difference between China made diapers vs WAHM diapers, I would now spend $28 on a diaper (especially if it were on sale and even cheaper!). I would love to see this quality of a diaper for a little less money; however I know the work and time and money that goes into hand-making a diaper (I’ve made a lot of them!). So yes, I would love to spend less on a diaper (who doesn't want to save money?) but I don't think $28 is an unfair price. Because the diaper works so great for night time use, is super cute, and supports a WAHM, I would spend the money on another one.

Overall
One of my favorite things about this diaper is that we can use it for night time use and it doesn’t hold odors. Before I started using WAHM diapers, most of our night time diapers were made with microfiber; and if any of you have tried microfiber before, you know that it seriously loves to hold stinky odors in. I also love that this diaper works so well for night time use. I used to hate night time cloth diapering (I hated it so much that I was seriously contemplating using disposables at night) because I knew that we would almost always wake up with at least wicking leaks. With this diaper and our Magickal Bottom's WAHM cover (see review here) we don’t have any leaks! 

The only two things that I wish was different about this diaper is that I wished it was turned and topped stitched instead of serged – this is just a personal preference though, I prefer the look of a turned and top stitched diaper vs. a serged diaper. And I wish it was waterproof without a separate cover.  But these two things are definitely not deal breakers for us; we still love this diaper!


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Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned diaper from Squirmy Bottoms to facilitate this review. This was my only compensation that I received and I was not obligated to write a positive review, or any review. All opinions are 100% my own.




58 comments :

  1. I love her fitted diapers! I own 3 of them, the best night time diaper I have found!! Never had a leak! I highly recommended her work!

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  2. Those really are quite pretty and although I am way past the stage where I might even think of having a baby I will keep these in mind if anyone I know is about to.

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  3. These are so cute. I wish I had these options when I had my babies!
    Very good review!

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  4. I love how comfy they look! I also love the fabrics she uses - so cute.

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  5. Aww, that is so cute. I wish they had this kind when my daughter was little.

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  6. Ok, wish I had these when my boys were little. I would have definitely bought into the cloth diaper thing. These are cute and loved hearing you could go 2-4 hours without the cover.

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  7. LOVE the tie dye, sounds like a nice fluff!

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  8. I love the tie die color and I love that the sizes range from 10 to 35 pounds. That really gives the parents a lot flexible, since my cousin had a relatively large baby. These would still work for her!

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  9. I wish they had these around when our kids were in diapers; very nice job with this product review!

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  10. The designs are so cute! so fun ones to choose from.

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  11. I love that cloth diapers are making a comeback. Much better for the environment and for baby!

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  12. The color of the green and red diaper look nice, I wish I got something like this with my daughter when she was the age to wear them.

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  13. I love how cute this diaper is! Love!

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  14. I haven't used cloth diapers, but these look really cool!

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  15. Cute colors! Nice write up. I'll have to pass this info along to my BIL for my niece. Thanks!

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  16. Wow, thanks for sharing this review! Those are some groovy diapers!

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  17. Love cloth diapers, plan on using them when I have a baby. I'll pass this along to my sis since she has an 8 month old.

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  18. I love that they're fitted. They're cute as can be too!

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  19. Sounds like a really good diaper, and groovy too, lol. I'm so glad to see so many different options for cloth diapers these days!

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  20. I love the name and the colors! Looks quite comfy for a squirmy bottom, that's for sure!

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  21. I like the fox says what print and I like that her diapers have a layer of wind pro fleece..super at repelling moisture. Fitteds are my favorite
    soccer_chic_10(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I like the fox says what print and like that she used wind pro fleece…super at repelling moisture. hybrid fitters are our favorite.

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  23. I love that these are one size and have the snake insert! :) my favorite prints are the guitars and tie dye.

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  24. it seems like it would fit bigger kiddos which is nice. we are getting tight in some of our other diapers (19mo- 98% kiddo). I love the ties dye

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  25. I just love The Fox Says What & Ellie the Elephant prints!

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  26. I love that she makes AI2s! Those are my favorite style of diaper, and she has the cutest prints. Ive got my eye on the owls in a line diaper!

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  27. I really like that these diapers are made by a mom for her own children, tried and true! I love the Ellie the Elephant print, these are all so cute!

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  28. My favorite is the Blue A Doodle print - I appreciate that they aren't microfiber, because you're right - that tends to hold the stinkiness when it is used overnight.

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  29. I like the AI2s! Especially the owl print. The cloud print is adorable but Im not in the market for newborn diapers

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  30. I like the Dr. Suess, and my son likes the clouds, which would give me reason to have another LO...hmmm, so much to ponder !

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  31. Katherine SchofieldJuly 5, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    These look soft and comfy. I love the Blue Guitars design.

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  32. I love hybrids. This has an interesting looking soaker.

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  33. I really love the We be Jammin fitted! Super cool fabric!

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  34. I love the design of these diapers. they are super cute. my favorite is the Ellie Elephants Hybrid Fitted.

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  35. My favorite is the Puff Dragons All in Two. I love AI2 diapers, and I like that it has a snake style insert so you can choose where to have the most absorbency.

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  36. I love how cute they are! I especially love the Ice Dyed AI2s.

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  37. these look so comfy for baby i love the We Be Jammin' Hybrid Fitted such a cute diaper!!!

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  38. I love the fact that they are super absorbant! I love the FarmVille Hybrid Fitted!!

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  39. I love that these diapers are made by a WAHM! They look super adorable, I especially love theBlue A Doodle All in Two!

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  40. I love the ellie print above, and the pink/grey guitar in her shop!

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  41. I love snake style soakers. They are so much easier to use imo. I love her guitar diapers!

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  42. i love how cute they are and the elephants are my favorite

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  43. I love the snake style soakers! My favorite is the Ice Dyed Hybrid Fitted - Serged {Fuschia CV}

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  44. I love the absorbancy and the dr. seuss is my favorite.

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  45. I really like the sizing of these diapers. Looks very versatile. I especially love the Farmville print hybrid fitted

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  46. I love the look and I love love love the fact they are located in NC! That's where I'm from! I like the farm diaper!

    Brittany Goodman

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  47. These are adorable! I love the Farmville and We be Jammin! I think the snake style soaker is the best part.

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  48. My favorite is Dr Suess Flying Hats Hybrid Fitted

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  49. I love that they are one size.
    My favorite is the pink guitar hybrid fitted

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  50. I love how soft they are. My favorites are the owls in a row and the Dalmations AI2.

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  51. I love the Rainbowphants All in Two! So adorable. I love how soft they are

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  52. I love that the diapers are one size diapers. I like the Ice Dyed Poe All in Two.

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  53. Super cute diapers I love the print designs. I like that they will fit until 35lbs.

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  54. I love that she uses the snake style insert with snaps, that makes it a lot easier I think. Love the Ice Dyed AI2, gorgeous color!

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  55. I love one size diapers! She seems to make amazing quality diapers for it being hommemade! That tye dye design is adorable!!

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  56. i cant decide between the orange rainbows or the ice dyed hybrid fitteds! they're both so pretty!

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  57. Love how cute they are and the snap in soaker. Their Farmville fitted is just adorable!

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