Today, we are going to take a look at the CooperRose Fitted Cloth Diaper. This is a look at the Flax Linen Fitted Cloth Diaper. I had the pleasure of interviewing the owner, Derrin, in January for the Cloth Diaper Podcast. Unfortunately, the show never aired and is being re-recorded this month. Derrin is a fantastic cloth diaper creator with a focus on sustainability.
Derrin sent me this diaper. I didn’t pay for it, but there was no expectation of a review or any trades of service. This written review is just my take on the product to help you better understand what a CooperRose fitted cloth diaper is.
About CooperRose Baby
CooperRose is a Black-owned Cloth Diaper brand based out of George. Derrin is not a seamstress, but is passionate about providing parents with a diaper that can change the world. CooperRose diapers are made in small batches with local craftsmanship.
Learn more at CooperRose.com or wait for the episode of the Cloth Diaper Podcast this fall.
What is a Fitted Cloth Diaper
A fitted diaper is an absorbent cloth diaper. It’s one step in a two-step process. It features a shaped design and fit that wraps around baby. This particular fitted diaper doesn’t have fasteners and may need to be fastened using a Snappi or Diaper Pin. You need to pair this diaper with a cover to make it waterproof. You can choose to use a fleece cover, a wool cover, or a PUL cover like this one from Osocozy.
CooperRose Flax Linen Fitted Cloth Diaper
The Flax Linen Fitted Diaper has an exterior 100% Flax Linen exterior and features two layers inside. One layer is a heavy hemp/organic cotton, and the other is an organic cotton velour inner. Velour liners are a great inner choice for it’s softness.
I think I threw a lot of words at you that you might not understand or understand their value. Basically, this fitted cloth diaper is made with a mixture of blended textiles to create an absorbent exterior shell. Cotton is a great quick absorber, and hemp does a fantastic job at holding onto liquids. This combo creates something that will drink up pee, but then hold onto it.
The insert is a contoured design with a butterfly open. This is ideal for easy washing, quick drying, and customization. Most fitted diapers like the Sloomb and the Lilly & Frank opt for long tongues, but this unique design is a great easy-to use function. It features 4 layers – 1 layer of the same organic cotton velour, and 3 layers of heavy hemp/organic cotton (the same as in the main shell of the diaper)
My Take on the CooperRose Flax Linen Fitted Diaper
I dont have a baby to test this on, so I’m just showing you pictures and being a hype girl. I think this is an awesome diaper and the story behind the brand is just incredible. There are so many amazing creators out there and this is one of them. I wish that I could share Derrin’s story with you and look forward to the day that I can.
To me this diaper looks small and I question that it would get to 40lbs, but on social media that could be possible. It does’ have rise settings, so to make it smaller, you can roll down the front like you do with many other fitted diapers. But those tight elastics give lots of options for a snug fit.
I don’t love that it doesn’t have fasteners. I know brands often do this to reduce the plastic use. One snappi versus a stash of plastic snaps… but I always worry about the wear and tear on fabrics from consistent snappi/diaper pin use. In my past experience this can cause holes in diapers which are a challenge.
Other Reviews of CooperRose Baby Products
Until I get this in the hands of a tester, this is all I have to say on this diaper. I compared it to the Pooters above (it’s a very similar product in sense of it’s feel and weight) but the Lilly & Frank is a more soft and luxurious product with it’s velour interior and exterior.