We have been on a Nerdy Mommas Cloth Diaper kick and that’s because sometimes when you start something, you have to finish it! I reviewed the pocket and all in one diaper earlier this summer, and today I’m giving you the cloth diaper review on the cover. But seriously, you need the Nerdy Mommas AIO.
Now, I had originally purchase a stash of cloth diapers from Nerdy Mommas, but this summer they released a new line up of prints with a few changes. Anna said the cover is a little different. So she sent me the latest version of her cloth diaper cover in a one size and newborn size.
If you want to learn more about Nerdy Mommas, I encourage you to check out this episode of the Cloth Diaper Podcast. They are manufactured overseas and she works closely with factories to ensure it meets her specifications. Don’t forget to check out her Facebook Group for more Nerdy conversations and cloth diapering fun.
What is a Cloth Diaper Cover
Scroll past this if you already know, but I’m trying to slow down and fill people in on the details of cloth diapering before we jump into the everything.
A cloth diaper cover is simply a water-resistant exterior layer that is used to keep clothing dry. You will need some sort of interior absorbency to catch the pee and poop for this product to work. You have a lot of freedom here as many covers will work with fitted diapers, inserts, flats, prefolds, and repurposed materials.
The Nerdy Mommas Cover.
Nerdy Mommas provides a one size cover ($12.99) and a newborn cover (Chibi Cover – $10.99 USD). Chibi means little – it’s Japanese and common in anime, thanks to Anna for filling me on that. The One Size cover is estimated to fit a size range of 8lbs to 40lbs; The Chibi Cover is estimated for babes 6-12lbs (those first few months).
The One Size cover features a 4×3 rise setting with double waist snaps, and cross over snaps. This gives you a wide array of custom sizing options for a perfect fit everytime. It also features a double gusset for added girth to ensure you can fit almost any insert or fitted diaper.
The inside features a PUL tummy panel – this helps reduce leaks and whicking at the front of the diaper. It is also a single layer of PUL and can wipped clean as needed. There is no front elastic, but a sizeable back elastic and the double gusset as mentioned earlier.
Bonus: You get an inside snap! This allows you to snap in type of insert that you want. It’s a standard snap that will work on most inserts from your favourite brands. It will not work with brands who use custom snaps (think GroVia snaps).
The newborn cover is very similar except that it offers a 3×3 rise setting and is a smaller shape and size. It still has all the great features described above including a tummy panel, internal snap, and more.
What’s to Love
The general shape and design of this cloth diaper cover is swoon worthy. It’s classic but if I know Anna, I know she’s made the tweaks to get the perfect fit and function every time.
For me, this is the type of cover that I look for – larger cut in the back to work well with fitted diapers, front panel to reduce wicking, and the double waist snap for a nice clean fit in the front.
I love that she’s added the internal snap. I don’t personally use internal snaps, but I know many of you reading this are drawn to all in two style diapers. Being able to snap in an insert might make it easier for other caregivers who are scared of loosing pieces or getting it wrong.
What’s not to love?
If I was to knit pick one thing about this diaper it’s the single layer PUL. Double layer PUL is always nice to have as it reduces impact of damage to the diaper in the long term, but it’s also an added cost and increased bulk. It doesn’t make or break the experience. Seriously, it’s okay that it doesn’t have a double layer. It’s reinforced at the snaps, and has the belly panel.
The newborn cover does not have a snap down, which is a little sad because some babies take weeks to loose their stumps, while others don’t. I personally prefer snapping down versus covering it or rubbing it, but that’s personal preference.
I also wish that Nerdy Momma’s had some solids. 😉 I love her diapers. I think she does an incredible job with education and creating products that are functional, but your girl knows nothing about anime, so many of these prints go over my head and I just don’t understand the story – aka, her explaining Chibi to me.
How is this diaper different?
The latest design is a slightly different cut. There have been a few tweaks made to the shape of the wings, and other little curves. Nothing drastic.
As well, the newest diaper no longer has a hip snap. Hip snaps are used to reduce wing droop, not everyone has wing droop. It’s most common with babies that have tiny legs or are moving lots. To reduce wing drop use the rise setting to ensure the length of the diaper is adequate, you can also pull up on the corner of the waist to create a wing and tighten the leg elastic.
Compared to other diapers?
This diaper is a very similar cut and shape to many cloth diaper covers already on the market. It’s narrower than the Petite Crown Catcher, but similar to the Bebeboo Cover. It’s also very similar to Osocozy and Lalabye Baby covers. If you like a double waist cover, you’ll like this diaper too.
Nerdy Mommas Cloth Diaper Cover Recommendation?
Yes, you need it. If you love her prints, you’ll love these diapers. Anna does an amazing job creating a product that works.These diaper covers are going to quickly be a favourite in your stash. But, I haven’t tried them myself, so if you have leave a review below or share with your content. I’ll link some other blogs for you to check out here.