One of the very first complimentary diapers I received last year as a BabyKicks Ambassador was the one-size Organic Fitted. So I can definitely say this is the longest I’ve ever tested a diaper before publishing a review. In fact, this long duration gave me the chance to try it as both a diaper and pull-up trainer, so keep reading for my thoughts on its performance.
Here’s a quick look at the BabyKicks Organic Fitted diaper:
Here are the basic specs:
- Made of 55% natural hemp, 33% certified organic cotton for softness and 17% polyester for stretch.
- Includes a free, adjustable contoured “Joey Bunz” hemp insert
- Includes a free, stay-dry fleece liner
- Four size settings via the snap-down rise
- Adjustable side snaps at the waist
- Features a pocket that opens at front which you can use to add more absorbency, if you wish.
- Color-coded snaps
- Fits approximately 7 to 40 pounds
- Retail price $21.95
The Joey Bunz hemp insert has a contoured shape with folding lines to adjust for size.
Here’s another look at the diaper’s components, including the folding lines on the JoeyBunz insert and the pocket opening:
This is the first side-snapping fitted I’ve tried, and this feature has now become one of my favorites. You can see from the pictures below how flat and smooth the diaper looks from the front. Side-snaps are also harder for infants and toddlers to unfasten. If you have a little one that fights against diaper changes, the side snaps might present a small challenge for you, and this design probably isn’t ideal for squirmy, wiggly newborns. The color-coded system on this diaper helps me remember which setting we’re currently using both on the waistband and the rise.
You could definitely say that hemp is a BabyKicks specialty. They love this fabric, and for good reason! Hemp is highly absorbent, super durable and leaves less of an impact behind as compared to cotton. Are there any drawbacks? Certainly. No fabric can do it all. Hemp is more expensive than cotton and not as soft. I like how BabyKicks combines hemp with other fabrics to get the best of everything.
In these pictures, Erik is about 14 months and 20 pounds:
A more recent photo of Erik at 18 months.
And here’s Susanna at age 2, wearing it as a pull-up trainer (without the insert). The only reason she’s able to wear this fitted, which runs small, is she’s short for her age, and there aren’t any inserts inside. I would say that the average 2 year old would not fit into this diaper, unlike other one-size fitteds which can fit up to 35 or 40 pounds.
What I Like
- The poly component (17% of the fabric blend) gives it some stretch, which you don’t often find in hemp diapers. I really like this feature!
- The drying time is normal (as opposed to a plush hybrid fitted, or a 100% bamboo or 100% hemp fitted).
- It’s versatile and can go easily from a diaper to a trainer, so you get more for your money.
- When used with the included JoeyBunz insert and fleece liner, it functions well as a nighttime diaper.
- The wings are stretchy and the side-snaps are easy to use.
- The flat front gives a very trim and smooth appearance across the front (as opposed to other cloth diapers which snap all across the front)
- The elastic gussets on the back and legs are soft and snug.
What I Would Change
- The stay-dry fleece liner is very narrow; a wider width would be a nice improvement.
- Hemp is not as smooth and pliable as other fabrics; over time, I’ve noticed the diaper has gotten slightly less soft. I wonder if a higher ratio of cotton to hemp would help offset this?
- It runs small. Good news if you want to start using during the newborn phase, but not so good if you have a big/tall baby or toddler.
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