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As promised, here’s my review of the Nicki’s Diapers one-size cover. In case you missed it, check out my recent review of the sized pull-on cover.
You probably already know that besides carrying most of the popular cloth brands on the market, my affiliate Nicki’s Diapers has its own branded products. Their exclusive one-size diaper cover is a cute and very affordable choice if you like the wrap-style PUL covers.
The Nicki’s Diaper one-size cover is:
- Found exclusively at Nicki’s Diapers for $9.95 (solid colors) and $10.95 (prints), with FREE shipping
- Made of one layer of waterproof PUL with coordinating trim around the waist and leg openings
- Designed to be worn over flats, prefolds, fitteds, or any style that needs a waterproof outer layer
- Wipe and reuse on the inside
- Made with double leg gussets, two flaps on the inside to hold inserts, and crossover snaps at the waist for small/skinny babies
- Designed to fit from 8 to 35+ pounds
- Available in 18+ prints and 8 solid colors
- Covered by a 60 day warranty on workmanship and defects
- Made ethically in China
Once again, thanks is due to you all for doing your cloth diapering shopping using my affiliate link at Nicki’s Diapers. I purchased my review tester AND today’s prize (it’s a new print!) with your help.
Here is the cover opened up. The front flap is bigger than the back one.
This picture shows the double (second) gusset around each leg, which guards against blowouts.
Sizing: In our experience, this cover generally starts to fit best from about 10 to 12 pounds (Note: Nicki’s does have a separate newborn cover). I get a great fit both on Ingrid with her chubby legs and Erik with his very skinny ones. Overall, they run larger than some of my other one-size covers, including Best Bottoms (a sister company of Nicki’s). At 20 pounds, Ingrid wears it on the medium rise setting. Erik is about 27 pounds and wears it on large, with the rise completely unsnapped.
The size settings on this cover coordinate well with both sized and adjustable diapers like prefolds, flats and fitteds.
Here are the rise measurements, that is, the cover laid flat and measured from the top of the waistband, down the crotch and up to the back of the waistband.
Small – 14.5″
Medium – 16″
Large – 17″
Fit: Although roomy in the rear, overall this is a trim cover that won’t add much bulk. There’s lots of stretch around the waist and the PUL fabric is very soft and pliable. I’m really happy that the Nicki’s cover fits well on both of their body types (chubby and thin). If you’ll notice from the pictures below, the cover on Ingrid will sag a bit when she starts to get active. Her round, chubby tummy pushes it down. 🙂 On Erik, who’s very slim, this doesn’t happen at all.
Performance: Our Nicki’s covers are very well made with strong snaps and even stitches. We’ve used over 5 months in a regular rotation. The colors are still bright and I haven’t noticed any wear in terms of elastic, snaps or seams. There haven’t been any leaks, day or night. Because it’s one layer of waterproof PUL, this cover is quick to wash and dry. If it’s barely damp at a change, wipe it and hang up to freshen for an hour or so. Then you can re-use it again before washing.
Tip from the trenches: Be careful to check under the front and back flaps when dunking/rinsing a #2 diaper. Sometimes, stuff will be stuck under there!
Here are Ingrid and Erik in the “Nautical Nessie” print:
Based on our experience, I highly recommend the Nicki’s one-size diaper cover. You get a lot of useful features, reliable performance AND a huge variety of prints and colors to choose from, for less than $11.00 each.
If you’d like to win a Nicki’s cover for your baby, please enter my giveaway below. Winner gets to choose either “Tie Guy” or “Little Lady,” two prints that were released this fall from Nicki’s! Open to US and Canada.