I should have written this review years ago. Why? Because I’ve been using Sweet Pea one-size diaper covers for over 4 years and on 3 different babies. I’m going to share with you today why I like these cute, budget-friendly covers so much.
The covers I’m featuring in this review are from my own collection – Chevron and Raccoon:
Basic features of the Sweet Pea diaper cover include:
- Waterproof PUL exterior and wipe-clean interior
- Double gussets around the legs
- Two snaps at the waist, plus two more (optional) hip snaps
- Crossover snaps at the waist, for a snug fit on skinnier babies
- A fabric loop on the back for hang drying
- Adjustable snapping rise fits babies from 10 to 38 pounds
- Retails for $11.95
You’ll notice the size range starts at 10 pounds. This is very accurate, because even though there are crossover snaps at the waist, I was never able to use our Sweet Pea covers in the newborn phase and had to start at 10 to 12 pounds. Fortunately, they DO have a newborn cover now and it’s one of my favorites. You can see pictures and feedback on the Sweet Pea newborn cover here.
Opened up, you can see that the Sweet Pea cover is very basic but functional. It has a wipeable interior and inner gussets around the legs for extra leak and blowout protection. The wings are very stretchy and fasten with double snaps. There are two more snaps on the waistband which you can fasten to keep the diaper from sagging. I’ve found that fastening just ONE of those hip snaps is sufficient.
The Sweet Pea cover does not have flaps inside to hold inserts in place, but it functions fine without this feature. I often use our Sweet Peas with fitted diapers because of the generous cut of the cover. It’s also a great cover to use overnight for the same reason; you can really fit a lot in there (doubled up prefolds, fitted with a booster, flats with a booster, etc.).
At 7 months and 14 pounds, Ingrid is wearing this cover on both the smallest rise setting and the small waist setting. This is just another illustration of how this “one size” cover really does fit best on older babies and toddlers.
As far as body types go, I would also say Sweet Peas are ideal for chunky babies, although they certainly do fine on skinny little ones, too.
Here’s a picture from this summer which shows the fit on a toddler. You can see how the cover stays up a bit better on Susanna (who has chubbier legs and wider hips) than it does on Erik (who has thin legs).
Over the years, Sweet Pea has added a lot of new colors and prints. Here’s what’s currently available:
You can buy Sweet Pea diapers directly from their Canadian website, or from select US retailers. Some of my favorite affiliates:
Sweet Pea just announced a NEW COLOR in their lineup – Teal Green! This new color will be available in all the Sweet Pea waterproof products.