What makes the TotsBots EasyFit Star such a highly-rated all-in-one diaper? Today’s review and giveaway, sponsored by Green Team Distribution, will answer that question AND give you the chance to win an EasyFit diaper for your little one!
Green Team sent a TotsBots for Roderick (2.5 years), Evangeline (4 months) and Mary Kate (18 months) to try out.
The TotsBots EasyFit Star is made with a soft, stretchy PUL outer material, an absorbent bamboo core and a stay-dry tummy panel. All TotsBots diapers are made in Scotland and are Oekotex certified to be chemical free.
It’s adjustable from 8 to 35 pounds and fastens with hook and loop. There are 3 different size settings via the snap-down rise:
The EasyFit has been updated over the years and it’s latest manifestation is trimmer, more absorbent, and cut slightly bigger overall. Retail price is $26.95. Here are the basic features of this all-in-one diaper. Underneath the insert is a wide pocket opening.
The tongue-style insert measures about 22 inches from where it’s sewn in at the back to the opposite edge. It’s made to be folded over and tucked inside the pocket opening, although you can also keep it on the outside, if you prefer. However, leaving the insert out makes it much trickier to spray and/or dunk and swish, so my personal recommendation is to keep it stuffed in the pocket.
Performance: First of all, the hook and look on TotsBots diapers is top quality, and one of my favorites. The closure on our TotsBots fitteds, used for several years, still looks good and functions well. Hook and look makes diaper changes so fast, and getting a good fit easy, so it’s perfect for busy mothers and for caregivers that may not be as familiar with cloth.
Katie and I both like the large pocket opening in this all-in-one that allows you to tuck in additional absorbency. The EasyFit Star held Katie’s 4-month-old not only through a nap, but overnight as well – as is! Her toddler, Roderick (2.5 years) and Mary Kate (18 months) both needed a booster added for overnight.
The diaper’s leg elastics are softly rolled inside the waterproof PUL fabric – no seams on the outside – so there’s no risk of wicking through the tiny little holes left by sewing. That, plus the “buffer zone” between the legs and the inner core, have resulted in zero leg leaks for our little ones.
Care: I mentioned TotsBots’ durable hook and loop closure above, and this applies in the wash as well. The laundry tabs are very durable and always stay fastened. You might seem some staining on the bamboo core, so I would recommend a good stain stick and/or sun for that.
The fold-over insert design helps to shorten dry time somewhat compared to other bamboo all-in-ones we’ve tested. And NO, you do not have to pull the soiled insert out of the pocket when washing; it will agitate out on its own.
Fit: Katie and I both rated the EasyFit Star a “fairly trim” diaper, which is great news, since it doesn’t end up being terribly bulky even if you stick an additional insert inside. The rolled elastics don’t just help keep leaks at bay; they are also snug yet gentle around all sizes of baby thighs. 🙂 The cut across the crotch is wide; you can choose to have it fit your baby that way, or tuck the leg openings deeper into the thighs for a trimmer look.
Here’s the EasyFit Star on our little ones!
Mary Kate (18 months and about 21 pounds):
Roderick (2.5 years and 31 pounds) and his little siter, Evangeline (4 months and 18 pounds):
Value: As far as the $26.95 price tag goes, Katie commented “It’s a little on the expensive side for me but it’s not an unreasonable price,” and I would concur. It’s made out of really high-quality materials, is manufactured in Scotland, comes in a lot of cool designer prints, and is a consistent award-winner (most recently the Mother & Baby Gold Award for 2015 and an Ethical Consumer Magazine “Best Buy”). With an extra insert inside, you could have a night-worthy diaper on your hands, and many families will happily pay over $20 for that.
Where to Buy TotsBots
Does your favorite cloth diaper shop carry TotsBots diapers?
If not, be sure to request them! You can find TotsBots right now at these retailers, and many more:
Giveaway: Winner gets a TotsBots EasyFit Star diaper in choice of color/print from Green Team Distribution. This promotion is open to both US and Canadian residents. Good luck!