Update: This brand seems to no longer make diapers based on HC and website inactivity.
Last week Harper’s godfather married the love of his life, and we were so thrilled to attend. They made a major effort to include their guests that were children, packing age appropriate goody bags for them with special treats and setting up a table for them with coloring pages and stickers. I was so touched that my friends took the time to accommodate all their guests, even in the midst of the chaos that is planning a wedding. I hope every wedding Harper is lucky enough to attend will be as much fun. Have you brought your little ones to a wedding yet? Did they enjoy themselves? I’d love to hear about your experiences.
Today I’m reviewing a diaper from a WAHM by the name of Pampered Patooties. My first impression of this shop is that they have a massive variety of prints to choose from, as well as the option to request customs. The style I’ll be reviewing is classified by their brand as a “Lil Bootie” and it is an all in two with a PUL outer and microchamoise lining.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ This diaper offers a new design feature called the containment sleeve, designed to secure the insert and prevent leaks. I’ll talk about that a bit more in a moment, but I bring it up here to point out that it can be a little tricky to thread the insert through the sleeve if you have large hands. My husband had an issue with it, and while he got the insert in it was all wadded up and he passed it to me to adjust. I have smaller hands and had no problem straightening everything out, but it’s something to be aware of. In every other regard it is a classic all in two diaper, with a good cut and soft material, strong snaps, and great patterns. Having the insert held in place does make it easier to get the diaper on, especially when Harper isn’t in the mood for a diaper change. I don’t have to worry about anything falling or flopping to one side, I know she’ll be covered.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩ At twenty five dollars per diaper, these all in twos are moderately priced, but the seller offers a discount when buying in bulk. If you order fifteen or more you can receive a vastly discounted price. If you are building a stash or have some friends you’d like to buy with, you can get a great deal on these!
Performance ✩✩✩✩ We didn’t experience any leaks with our diaper, which may be in thanks to the special sewn in sleeve in the center channel of the interior. The sleeve helps to hold the insert in place and creates a kind of gusset to help contain leaks. When Harper dirtied this diaper the mess did stay inside the diaper (thank goodness) but I can’t say it stayed inside the sleeve area either. She is still very actively breastfeeding (along with solid foods all day long) which can affect diaper changes so it may be that a baby with more solid stools may find them well contained within the sleeve. Either way we did manage to avoid a blowout which is the point of the sleeve.
Fit ✩✩✩✩These diapers are cut in a way that seems to fit my smaller baby very well, it has plenty of room to grow without being overwhelming on her tiny frame. I was concerned about the seams of the sleeve being up against Harper’s body, her skin is very sensitive and I was worried that the thick casing would leave marks on her and be uncomfortable. After several wears I didn’t notice any discomfort or redness, so it appears the sleeve doesn’t bother her. I love that you have two snap options so you can attach the insert to lay closer to the front or the back, depending on your child’s needs.
Overall: The Lil’ Bootie collection from Pampered Patooties offers a fascinating new design element to resolve an issue many parents struggle with. They offer great designs and a well made product. I’m still kicking myself for missing out on the 50th anniversary Doctor Who print that was available from Pampered Patootie earlier this year, it was fantastic. The shop will work with you on sizing and customs, and it seems like they really care a lot about their customers, which is something I hold in high regard. I think these diapers are a great choice if you’re looking to try something a little different, or if you have issues with leaks and blowouts.
Where to Buy : Check their Facebook Page