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Play All Day fitteds are made from Hemp Fleece fabric that is 55% Hemp/45% organic cotton.
These diapers are made with 3 layers organic hemp fleece and have a 2 layer hemp doubler. Newborn size is made with just 2 layers and has a 2 layer doubler. These are fantastic for overnight, even for super soaker babies! Works great with our Certified Organic Merino Wool Covers.
Neutral color stitching. Easy snap closure. Aplix closure available by request.
Ease of Use ✰✰✰✰ The Play All Day fitted has snaps, but not very many. This affect the fit but for Ease of Use, it is a good thing. Only four snaps to affix, and few snaps to choose from. As always, snaps can only get a four star rating at best. So this is as good a snap diaper rating as they come!
Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰ These diapers aren’t cheap for being plain jane and a fitted. You will pay 15.50 for a newborn and 17.50 for a Medium or large. Why? Because the materials are he,p and organic cotton, and they are made in the US. US made diapers are always going to cost more because they makers have to make a living wage. While your wallet might complain about this, remember that you are supporting US families. You can get cheaper fitteds that works as well or better. For the price, you could also buy certain brands of pockets. Buyers of this fitted are after quality of manufacture and want to support US industry, plus they want organic materials.
Performance ✰✰✰✰ Hemp takes a long time to prep. I have been using a cotton doubler for overnights to ensure that the diaper has enough absorbency. Since the hemp is fully prepped I may not need it anymore, but I like to err on the side of caution rather than wake up to wet sheets and baby. Regular daytime use I never used the cotton doubler and it worked fine. I did use the hemp doubler that came with the diaper.
Fit ✰✰✰ I am actually tempted to give the fit a 2, but since I have actually not had any leaks because of the way it fits, I decided 3 was fine. In the video you can really tell that the snaps are very far apart, and there is a snap missing in the front where one is needed for a tighter fit. Also, when you cross the tabs over, the next snap in on the tab doesn’t lay flat. There distance between snaps is off somehow on that. I would like to see some improvement in that area. The front gaps a little on my son because he is in between snap settings. If they were set close together this would probably solve that problem. The legs fit great on him and leave no red marks, the edges are nice and soft too. The back also has some elastic, so that fits nicely as well. Maybe elastic on the front would help the fit as well, because the hemp/ cotton combo has no stretch to it at all.
Overall- I am still happy with the Play All Day fitted overall. It works just fine, and is soft on my son’s skin. The materials are natural and absorbent, there are no dyes, and it is comfortable on him. I love that it is made in the US and uses quality materials. I also can tell that it is sewn with care and will last a long time. My only issue would be the snap placements. But, as long as it isn’t hanging off of the baby, the cover is going to pick up slack in that department. I have used it with their Merino Wool cover and had no leaks, and used it with other Wool and PUL covers as well.
About Play All Day:
A diaper is a necessity that every baby needs, but it can also be a source of comfort. Growing up, my Mom and Grandmother made all my clothes. They were made from soft fabrics, in my favorite colors. I loved them and remember with fondness how neat it was wearing things made by hand.
As the mother of 2 very active boys (7 and 3), I have taken pride in helping to make their world softer and more comfortable. It’s fun introducing cloth diapering to others because they work well and have been enjoyed so much by my family. Cloth diapers can be a way to help the environment and save money at the same time. Even one handmade item in an outfit can make a baby so comfortable.
When I started the business in March 2008, I made all the diapers for the business myself. Now I am fortunate to have the help of very talented seamstresses who work out of their homes. I still make some Play All Day diapers, because I really enjoy putting together these pieces of fabric that will make a little child comfortable and happy.