I change a lot of diapers. But to be honest, I kind of don’t mind.
We use cloth diapers, and for whatever reason, I never complain when it’s time to wash a load of diapers and I don’t mind folding diaper laundry and I even like putting it away (I don’t know how to explain this phenomena though, because I certainly don’t have these feelings of inner peace and joy when washing the rest of the laundry in this house).
Maybe I like it because (aside from saving money and being Earth-friendly and keeping chemicals away from my baby’s booty) they look like this:
This is an itti bitti tutto one-size diaper. I was *super* excited to try this diaper (ask my husband about my squeals of delight the day it arrived).
Itti bitti is an Australian company. Their diapers are known for their luxurious minky fabrics and vibrant colors (you can see how bright and cheerful this diaper is, I just wish you could feel it!). The inserts snap in (and the snaps are all color-coded, so there’s no putting them in incorrectly) and can be folded to increase the absorbency. The diapers also have a fancy little gusset to hold in messes. This is a one-size diaper with a snap-down rise that, per the manufacturer, can fit babies 8-44 pounds.
I put this diaper right into the rotation as soon as it was prepped.
I *love* that this diaper has bamboo inserts. Bamboo, along with being super absorbent, just does not get stinky like microfiber does.
I also love the thin layer of stay-dry fabric that is against baby’s skin. Claire ended up wearing her itti tutto for around four hours once (I normally change diapers every 2-3 hours) and when I took it off, the diaper was heavy with pee – but her baby bits were still dry. And that leads me to the next thing I like…
These diapers are very absorbent. They come with an additional soaker that you can snap in, which I used…but I don’t think I needed to. I did not try this diaper overnight because I already have an overnight system in place that I don’t want to mess with, but I imagine it would hold if I used two extra soakers (my daughter is a light wetter, though – I’m not sure if it would be enough for a super-heavy wetter or not).
I also appreciate the snap-in inserts. Some people might be put off by all the snaps (there are a lot), but I can put this diaper together faster than I can stuff a pocket diaper.
If I could change anything, I’d add stretchy tabs to the waist. I never experienced a leak in this diaper (not even close), but I wish I was able to get a little snugger fit around Claire’s waist.
I believe this diaper runs a bit small. I can definitely see that it would fit an 8-pound baby, but I don’t know that it would fit most 44-pound children unless they were tall and skinny. Claire is 20 pounds and wears this diaper on the second-to-biggest rise setting…I imagine she’ll get lots and lots of use out of this diaper but a chubbier child might not.
I’ve added this diaper to our regular rotation and it’s become one my favorites. And Claire likes it, too. Every time she has it on she walks up to her dad and sticks her tummy out and points at her diaper…she approves! This is a very well-made product and I would not hesitate to buy more of these diapers, and after looking at the amazing colors, I may be adding to my stash sooner than later.
Because when you change a lot of diapers, it’s always better if they’re pretty, right??
DISCLOSURE: I received an itti bitti tutto to review. All opinions are entirely mine.