Update: This company is no longer in business.
I was asked to review the Little Beetle Little to Big One Size fitted. I was excited since I was already a fan of the brand. Better for Babies, the company behind Little Beetle diapers, was a huge supporter and contributor for my Fluffy Christmas event. I was thrilled to work with them and so thankful for their help!
Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰ This diaper is a fitted, which means it is not waterproof. There will be the added step of using a cover (wool or PUL) which can be as easy as pulling on a wool cover or as hard as velcro or snapping. The Little Beetle One Size Little to Big has 3 snaps on each tab which are fairly close together. Depending on the wiggliness of your child this can be challenging. I reviewed the snap version, but you can buy it in aplix as well. I was also using this diaper when we were ECing so I had it already snapped. It was pretty easy to pull up and down. If you know the setting for your child you can do this as well and avoid snapping! There is a lay in booster, very easy to put in.
Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰✰ This diaper is 24.95, Sounds expensive, and yeah, you can find much cheaper fitteds on the market. The cheaper alternatives are usually not made in the US and are not made with high quality organic materials. Little Beetle is a very responsible and caring company and do their best to provide goods made in the US by people earning and living wage. This means you pay a little extra. You also get a great high quality diaper that is cute too!
Performance ✰✰✰✰✰ I tried this diaper a number of ways. With a booster for overnights with a wool wrapping cover (pass) in the day with a PUL cover (pass) and with no cover as a make shift trainer (pass). The trainer aspect passed too well since he has made a tinkle and I didn’t realize it since it never felt damp to the outside.
Fit ✰✰✰ The fit ran a little small in my opinion. I still had a rise snap left but I will soon need to unsnap that. The waist could be a snap larger on each size at least, and the thighs were pretty tight so I think a toddler larger than my son (22 pounds or so) would possibly have a hard time fitting the diaper. I do think that it would start fitting a baby at a very young age since it gets quite small. Always a give and take!
Overall– I enjoyed using this diaper, especially coverless since I LOVE the color and the velour is too soft to cover with wool or PUL. I am also a huge fan and admirer of this brand and the quality products they make. They take everything into consideration, not just the product, but the people making it and the resources used.
Where to buy:
Kelly’s Closet (affiliate)
A diaper was sent for free for the purposes of the review. All opinions expressed are my own.