Monday, August 24, 2009

Knickernappies Review

As part of The Summer of Baby Love blog party I was sent a Knickernappies diaper by the manufacturer for a review. To be totally honest, I have mixed feeling about this diaper, but I am really not sure if it could just be due to user error or the shape of my particular baby.

I thought that the diaper was very trim, which was a definite pro in my book (in the picture below Lion Cub was only 4 weeks old, so it was still a bit big for him). The diaper fit nicely under clothes and comes in cute colors. Another BIG pro for me was the loopydoo insert! It is sewn as, well, a loop, so that the fabric can get cleaner and dry faster- a very nice feature! I also like that it side snaps, giving a clean look and preventing wing-droop.

The con for us was the leaks- Lion Cub tended to shoot pee straight out the legs. But once again, I have to emphasize that I am not sure if this is due to user error or just that this particular diaper wasn't a good fit for my particular baby. One thing I have definitely found in cloth diapering is that no one diaper fits every baby the same, and what works for one may not work for another! So, just because we had some leaking issues I wouldn't not recommend this diaper- it has so many good qualities. I think it probably would fit babies with chubbier thighs best, possibly, though.

If you would like to try out a Knickernappies dipe for yourself, you can purchase one from Cloth Diaper Outlet or No Pins 4 Baby. Give 'em a try and let me know what you think!


Rachel said...

We have some of the organic AIO Bumgenius diapers and they have "loopydoo" liners like you described. They're great, and it definitely helps them dry faster!

LannaM said...

I didn't have great feelings about the KND pockets I tried out at one point. The waist elastic was tighter than the leg elastic, which didn't exactly thrill me with my quite, ahem, regular, kids. I just don't think super-trim diapers do so hot with boys and the little super-soaker stream they do (vs. the supposed dribble girls do, yet my girl defies that and rivals her brothers).

StarFireEclipse said...

I'm having night time leaking every time I use my one-size Knickernappies. I've tried everything to avoid the leaks. Nothing is working and I'm starting to think maybe these diapers are not for boys. These are not super trim on my boy, and fit perfectly well. My Son is very wiggly at night and just started sleeping on his side. In the morning when I take off the diaper the flaps are soaking wet. I will not ever recommend these to anyone! I still keep think maybe my Son will grow into these diapers the leaks will stop. That will never happen.