Did you know Sandy is short for Alexander?
When I first started cloth diapering, the idea of sized cloth diapers really threw me off. And for many people, the idea of buying cloth diapers for multiple stages of life is something that is not interesting to them. However, as I mature into my cloth diapering experience, sized cloth diaper options hold a special place in my stash. They offer an easy, no fuss, perfect fit during that stage in our cloth diapering experience.
My favourite type of sized cloth diaper is for fitted cloth diapers. I find a sized fitted cloth diaper gives the best experience when it comes to fit and absorbency. I’m sorry but folding down rise snaps in a fitted diaper is just a pain, which is why many companies’ either off a size 1 and a size 2 variation or an entire spectrum of options.
All About the Sandy’s Fitted Diaper
Mother-ease Sandy’s Fitted Diaper fits into offering a spectrum of sizes with 4 available sizes for the perfect fit and absorbency your child needs. From 6-12 pounds in newborn sizing to toddler sizes, this diaper will be the perfect fit.
We have the size Large fitting 20-35 pounds.
The Sandy’s comes in a few different fabric and colour options and can be used under a variety of different cloth diaper covers including the Mother-ease Air Flow and Rikki Wrap. There are a total of 5 natural fabric options. Which does feel overwhelming?
We have the unbleached cotton.
What makes Sandy’s Fitted Diaper unique is its “front over back” snap closure design. Or, in the less fancy talk, side snaps. While many diapers offer front closures, the side snapping option is a learning curve that offers a unique fit strategy. With hip snaps, you can customise the tummy and leg fit for the best option. Maybe you have a big belly kid and need the room but still, have chicken legs needs a tight fit. You can do that with Sandy’s side snap option.
Other types of side snap diapers include the Grovia AIO or the Blueberry Side snaps. Side Snaps can be a learning curve but these are simple ones.
Inside the cloth diaper, you’ll find nothing. That’s right this is just a snap on a single piece of diaper. While it’s multiple layers thick there are no snaps or hidden things to fuss. There is a sewn in middle absorbency core but that’s it. Simple fitted cloth diaper like this is one of a kind.
What do I think?
First, this is not a trim cloth diaper.
I’m just going to put that elephant right out there in the open. If you’re looking for a super sleek, 2018 fitted cloth diaper, move along. Maybe something more like the Thirsties Fitted would work for you? I haven’t tried it but its the most recent new release by a cloth diaper brand. #justasuggestion.
It’s not thick, but it’s got a big bum going on. The Sandy’s Fitted Diaper is that goofy classic cloth diaper look. You’ll feel a slight tinge of nostlagea when your kid prances around in it because something inside you knows thats how you looked in the early 90’s when these were released.
But, I don’t have any problems with that. You might find it difficult for under clothing, but it does fit under a fleece sleeper, and baggy pants no problem. Just maybe skip the leggings if that’s your style.
Regardless of its daunting width, the Sandy does fit under numerous other brand covers. I was able to fit it under a Size 2 Thirsties Duo, Nuggles Size 2 Tuck, Wrap & Go, Blueberry Capri, Flip (just), wool, fleece, and likely any other “large” fit diaper like a Blueberry Capri, Buttons Super and more. See the links above for my reviews.
Second, it’s absorbency is okay.
Truthfully, I’m a terrible blogger to be looking to for heavy wetting advice because my kids just don’t heavy wet. They pee, and they probably pee more than some of the heavy wetting claims I’ve seen on the internet, but not really the super soaker level. Learn if you have a heavy wetter here.
We’ve never maxed it out. It’s always kept a poop in. Cloth Diaper bloggers always have massive explosive staining poops when you have yet to take pictures of said cloth diaper.
Some claims suggest only 15 ounces of absorbency, in my kitchen, I got about 17 ounces at full saturation, so 15 would be realistic. The OS Overnight Insert for the Wizard Duo is more absorbent. Read my review here.
This would make a great diaper for a daytime heavy wetter or an overnight options for a lighter wetter. You can also consider adding a booster. That would be super easy, and probably more affordable option than a high-end cloth diaper for heavy wetters. I would easily put a prefold in this for an additional 8-10 ounces. You would then get more fluff but that would be expected of anything with a similar absorbency rating.
Third, it’s easy to use and looks comfortable.
I love the front over back snaps on the side. It really does give a great perfect fit for my girl, and she will easily fit this for the next 10 pounds. The snaps are not hard to figure out, and I’ve left this diaper with dad at bedtime many times. He’s always managed to master it.
She’s wearing a size Large for 20-35 pounds. We’ve owned this for three months when she was 2 pounds smaller and a different more baby shape. It has grown nicely with her and I’m only happy with the overall fit and comfort.
Fourth, it’s affordable at only $15.50 CDN.
If you needed to add a large Sandy’s Absorbent liner, a package of three is available for only $8.50. That would bring the total diaper cost to about $18 for 22 ounces of absorbency making this again a very affordable price point for any cloth diaper.
Fifth, I just like it.
I reach for this diaper often. It did stain easily but that’s the curse of natural fibres and could easily be fixed if I put it in a sunny window, but I don’t really care and will just let continual washing solve that problem for me.
It’s simple. My girl is not a heavy wetter so I don’t need all the inserts. This is just a wrap on the fitted cover. It doesn’t have complicated tongues or gizmos. My husband can use it, and it works great for us and our needs.
Would I Recommend Sandy’s Fitted Cloth Diaper?
Yes. I would to the right person.
Alone it’s not heavy wetter bulletproof but it has the potential to be. You could easily something like a GroVia Size 3 prefold or a receiving blanket, and now this diaper has real potential. It’s no thicker than a Sloomb Snapless, so it really is on par and offers the same options of other expensive fitted cloth diapers without the hefty cost.
I think this is a budget-friendly fitted cloth diaper with a ton of potential. It can be your daytime diaper, your night time diaper, or your nap time diaper. It can be customized to meet your child’s needs, or just be.
I would buy more, and while I started this off saying to the right person, I think it could really work for everyone unless you love super trim absorbent diapers, but then you might want to consider a disposable. An absorbent cloth will be bulky and that’s just life, we have some sacrifices but that’s how we keep the pants up around here.
Where can I buy it? Mother-ease is sold at a lot of Canadian retailers, and even in the states. You can also buy it directly with free shipping after $75.
If you have one, let me know your thoughts below. I love sharing in the cloth diaper community.