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Besides being a retail cloth diaper shop, Nicki’s Diapers also has its own exclusive line of products, including some very budget-friendly waterproof diaper covers. Next month, I’ll be featuring the one-size diaper cover, but today my review focuses on the pull-on cover, which comes in multiple sizes.
- Found exclusively at Nicki’s Diapers for $6.95 each, plus free shipping
- Made of one layer of waterproof PUL with white poly-knit trim around the waist and leg openings
- Designed to be worn over fitted diapers or pinned/fastened flats and prefolds
- Wipeable interior
- Minimal seams for less leak potential
- Made ethically in China
Using some of the affiliate dollars I’ve earned because so many of you shop for cloth diapers using my Nicki’s Diapers link (thank you, as always!), I purchased the different sizes to give you an idea of how they might fit at different ages. Here is Nicki’s suggested weight range:
Newborn (5 to 10 lbs)
Small (7 to 18 lbs)
Medium (15 to 26 lbs)
Large (21 to 32+ lbs)
The pictures below give the rise measurements for all, plus the range of stretch for the leg openings. Since there aren’t any snaps or fasteners on this diaper, the rise and the leg are basically the two things you’ll take into consideration when sizing for your baby. My measurements are approximate, so if you have any sizing questions, feel free to comment or use my Contact Me link at the top of the blog.
To determine how the leg openings measure unstretched, take roughly half of the measurements in the graphic above. In other words:
- Newborn stretches from 4.5 to 9 inches
- Small stretches from 5 to 10 inches
- Medium stretches from 6 to 12 inches
- Large stretches from 6.5 to 13 inches
This pull-on cover has a puffier fit than a typical wrap-style cover. I think it’s super cute, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. My little brother wore pull-on covers like this as a baby, and so they have a simple, old-fashioned look I like. My mother didn’t have 30 prints and colors to choose from, so I appreciate that Nicki’s makes this simple, affordable little cover so much fun to buy!
Take a look at how lightweight and trim this cover is. It’s actually trimmer underneath clothes than other covers because the PUL is thin, and because there are no snaps or aplix.
We tried the newborn and small covers on my little godson and nephew, Tobias. In these pictures, he’s almost 4 weeks old and is about 8.5 pounds. My sister liked the fit of the small around his legs at this point. Although he can still wear the newborn cover and the rise is just right, the leg openings are starting to get really snug. Tobias’ birth weight was 8 pounds, 2 ounces, so that tells me the cover runs a bit small in the legs.
Ingrid is 15 months and 20 pounds. Like Tobias, Ingrid is just moving up to the next size. Although she can wear a medium (the blue and white striped cover pictured below), it is pretty snug on her legs. The large cover (yellow chevron, shown below) is gentler around her chubby little thighs, which measure about 10.5 inches around.
What’s nice about this cover is that the rise isn’t that big of an issue, since you can “scooch” it lower or higher on your child’s tummy. The leg size is more crucial. Again, both the medium and large covers fit Ingrid’s body size, but I think she’s more comfortable in the size large because her thighs are chubby.
Erik is 2.5 and thin. He can wear the large, too, but the leg openings are getting tight. His thighs are 12 inches around compared to Ingrid’s 10.5. As previously mentioned, the large leg openings stretch to about 13 inches.
I think this cover is ideal for older babies who are standing, precisely because of the pull-on style. Although the fit on newborn Tobias is great, and it’s lightweight and breathable, when he has that runny poo that is so common to young babies, it’s a messy proposition to pull the cover off of him and down his legs. For older babies and toddlers who tend to be more “regular,” this is not so much of an issue.
However, if you are using newborn fitteds instead of pinned prefolds, this cover should work quite well, since the elastic in the diaper underneath will help with poo containment.
The Nicki’s pull-on cover gives excellent coverage over bulky diapers. The generous cut outperforms even the roomiest “wrap style “cover in our collection. We haven’t experienced any leakage, and Ingrid has worn this cover over a fitted on three different occasions overnight, and stayed dry during long naps and car trips.
I think this cover would GREAT over big kid underwear for extra protection during potty training. However, the size large is not going to fit a lot of toddlers age 3 or older. I would love for Nicki’s to add a size XL in this cover.
My readers in the US can enter to win TWO Nicki’s pull-on diaper covers! Choose your colors and prints, too. You can claim an extra entry in the giveaway by visiting my affiliate, Nicki’s, and leaving a comment below. Good luck!
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