Sometimes I love my job, especially when I get a sneak peek at a new product or print!
Tiny Tush sent one of their limited edition prints my way (and to a few other lucky bloggers) to test and to help them spread the word!
Their Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 One Size now comes in 4 Limited Edition Prints- Bots (navy robots), Camo (dark forest print), Bubbles (lime green with colorful circles), and Bella (shabby chic flower print). They also have Star Spangled, their first print ever, that was released in June.
I received Bots to test and love the character of these little robots! The color of the diaper is Navy and the Robots are in Black. It is a fun print for my little man but a robot loving girl would look good in it too. I would love to also see this print with a white background and black robots, that would be such a hip print too!
If you haven’t seen it, I reviewed the Elite 1.1 a few months ago. Refresher: Easy to use, lots of room in the waist and rise, great price point, comes in snaps or aplix, and MADE IN THE US!
Once these 4 Limited Edition Prints are gone, they are GONE! They will cost the same as their other diapers- $19.95. You can find them on TinyTush.com or at any of their retailers.
Luckily, Tiny Tush is going to give one lucky DDL Reader a print of their choice! Enter below.
A Tiny Tush Elite was sent free of charge in order to faciliate this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own and genuine.
I have had a relationship with Charlene, the inventor and owner of Tiny Tush, for almost as long as my website as been around. (forever, right?!) Before I even introduce the diaper I have to say that Charlene is one of the nicest, most caring, compassionate people I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. When I put out the call for cloth diapers to send to families in need 2 Christmases ago, she didn’t just send 1 box, she sent 2 gigantic boxes. And she even wanted to send more. She does so much for others and her commitment to cloth diapers is a small part of it. Now that you know a little about Charlene, I will tell you about the new Tiny Tush Elite 1.1. I reviewed it a year ago, but there have been some exciting improvements! Now, the rise snaps match the color of the PUL. This is a biggie for me! I think matching snaps (or coordinating for funkiness) add to the look of the diaper, whereas white snaps detract. Also, she added a cross over snap for the smaller waisted infants and newborns and spaced out the tab snaps more. Everything else is the same.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩ The Elite 1.1 still comes in a snapping and velcro version. The velcro is easy peasy, but since it is a pocket you still need to unstuff the diaper before washing and restuff it. There is only 1 row of snaps, but 2 on each tab, so a total of 4. Without hip snaps it is quicker to put on. The reverse envelope design of the pocket opening prevents poop from getting in the pocket (a huge PITA) but it also makes unstuffing a little harder because you need to open that space and remove it. There is no chance of just shaking the insert out, so have a cloth wipe handy!
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩ The price is still 17.95. You get 1 large and 1 small microfiber insert (imported) and the pocket diaper (MADE IN THE US). You also have the option on their website to upgrade inserts to US made, or cotton. Now the snaps match the PUL, and that to me makes them look more expensive. This is the same price you pay for most other OS diapers.
Performance ✩✩✩✩ I use these diapers a lot. Both the new 1.1 and the old version. That should say something when you take into account how many diapers I have to choose from. They work great, are absorbent, and are easy to use. I haven’t really had any leaks with the new 1.1, but with the old version I had a few when Ev was on the smallest rise setting of the velcro version.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ The TT Elite 1.1 still has a 4 step rise system, and will fit babies 7-35 pounds. Fletcher wears it with 2 snaps exposed (26 pounds, 2 years old) and Ev wears it with 1 set (16 pounds, 4 months). It isn’t the TRIMMEST pocket, and when it is on the smaller rises sometimes the microfleece leaves peeks out from the top. Not much I can do to prevent it but that hasn’t caused leaks. I love that there are cross over snaps, they are great when you need them!
Overall- The new colors are really pretty. I tested the Seaspray and it is a very nice color. There are lights and bolds, a great variety. Having a velcro or snap option is wonderful! I really like supporting companies like Tiny Tush. They try hard to keep production in the US, and do so much good in the world. Plus, they truly listen to feedback (as evidenced by the improvements).
Update: There is a newer version of this diaper on the market. Tiny Tush was a brand of diapers I had heard of, but I didn’t really know much about. I was given the opportunity to review both the velcro and the snap version of the Tiny Tush Elite. Then I wondered why I hadn’t heard more about them. They worked great, and were a good price too. Some brands just get overlooked. You hear about the major players, but Tiny Tush is a brand worth researching and trying out when you consider buying a one size pocket diaper.
Charlene from Tiny Tush is a generous soul. When I emailed her about Fluffy Christmas, she sent one large box containing 12 One Size Tiny Tush Elites! Then, just a few days after receiving that box, she asked if she could send even more diapers! Soon, another large box came containing prefolds, covers, and wipes. Tons of them! She sent enough diapers to cover 3 families alone. I am so grateful to her for her generosity to Fluffy Christmas. She looks for opportunities to give back, and she was kind enough to work with me on picking the families to receive the diapers. It was a hard job because there were so many deserving families, and reading the stories was hard. It makes you appreciate your own good fortune. Now, for the review!
***note, I noticed I made a mistake in the video. The diaper comes with one large insert, not two***
Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰ The velcro version of the Tiny Tush Elite is completely simple. To put it on you just need to affix the tabs. You will need to stuff both the snap and velcro version of this diaper. And once the baby has used it, you need to unstuff the diaper. Since the pocket opening tucks inside (called a reverse envelope opening), you might have to get your hands a little dirtier than some other pocket diaper openings. This was my only “complaint” about the diaper. Wet diapers are no problem, but if poop has traveled up near the opening it might get ugly. The design prevents the insert for ever working itself out though and having poop get into the flap opening. The snaps aren’t bad, since there are only four of them. Easy to attach and undo. Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰✰✰ The price point is 17.95, right on the money for a good pocket diaper. You might find some for less, but they are probably made cheaper. You get one long insert, and it can be folded over for different rise settings. Quality made. Performance ✰✰✰✰✰ There were no problems in this department. The diapers worked great overnights, day time, naps. I only used the large insert, I didn’t double stuff or add any of my other inserts. Recently my son wore the snao veriosn of the Tiny Tush Elite overnight. At 5:00 am there is a bomb threat at our home, my son and husband evacuated (I was staying at a friend’s watching her baby since she was in the hospital having another one!) and after they got home he went right back to sleep. He was in the diaper all night until after 9. Much longer than usual. It was very heavy, but it never leaked! Fit ✰✰✰✰ I can’t say how the Tiny Tush fits on a newborn, or a larger baby. My son fits the two middle snap rise settings, either one work for him. On my “newborn” baby monkey, there was some leg gaping. This could be a drawback of having such a high rise, you need larger legs for the bigger babies. Once the thighs chunk up a little it should fit a smaller baby fine. Overall- Like I said in the video, I love that this diaper has microfleece instead of suedecloth, and you can get snaps or velcro. There are nice color choices, the diaper is made well, and it looks comfortable on my son. Even though it is slightly bulkier than a Bum Genius 3.0, it isn’t the bulkiest pocket diaper I have seen, and is trimmer than a prefold/ cover combo or certain fitted/ cover combinations. I think this is a pocket diaper worth looking at!