I’m excited today to share a cloth diaper brand to cloth diaper community – Cutie Patootie is an upcoming Canadian Cloth Diaper brand, shipping a wide array of products worldwide. This is a review of the FlexiNappy.
Yes, this is a paid for and sponsored post. It’s an absolute privilege to connect with cloth diaper brands to both support my family and their endeavours. Investing in Cloth Diaper creators, like myself, is not just a spammy of buying reviews and links, but an authentic way to support creators who work tirelessly to create content and answer your questions. I want to say thank you to the team at Cutie Patootie for investing in my work.
About Cutie Patootie
Who and what is Cutie Patootie Cloth Diapers? Before I embarked on this partnership, I asked those questions and was excited to learn that behind Cutie Patootie is a group of first-time moms passionate about cloth diapering in the Toronto area.
Miles, one of the mothers at Cutie Patootie, started her cloth diaper journey through the internet. From one vlog to another, she knew that cloth diapering had the potential to change the world.
One of the biggest challenges for new parents considering cloth diapering is giving up the convenience of disposable diapering. When it came time to design a nappy, the FlexiNappy had to be all about ease of use – and therefore it’s a versatile 3 in 1 style diaper, more commonly known as the All In Two (or the Snap In One Diaper).
These diapers are manufactured in China, and Cutie Patootie has assured me that they have sought out a responsibly made factory. They even had plans to visit and meet the people this past year, but it’s no longer safe to travel internationally. One day, when it is time, they’ll continue to build that relationship with the factory and have a visit.
Cutie Patootie recently got approved laboratory test results and we is now certified compliant to the consumer safety regulatory standards set forth by BOTH the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
About the FlexiNappy
This is a one size cloth diaper that can be used in many different ways. The Cutie Patootie FlexiNappy is an All In Two Diaper that can be used like an All In One, Pocket, or even a cover. It comes with two natural fiber inserts that offer additional flexibility to let you choose how to layer your absorbency and get the performance for your child.
The FlexiNappy is a one size diaper that adjusts from newborns to toddlerhood; featuring a 3×4 rise setting you get a full range of sizing, along with the cross over waist snap for the tiniest of bellies.
The diaper is made out of TPU exterior, that’s a heat bonded polyurethane, and an internal layer of charcoal-lined bamboo fleece stay dry liner. This dark interior means you don’t have to fight with stains.
You’ll also want to know it features a belly panel, two internal snaps, and a double open pocket.
The diaper also comes with TWO natural fiber inserts – one made with five layers of bamboo terry and the other three layers of cotton/hemp blend. This duo gives you a full 8 layers of absorbency to customize to your child.
What’s to Love About the FlexiNappy
- The customizable nature of this diaper – you can use this diaper in whatever way you want to meet your family’s needs. There is no wrong way to use this diaper if it works for your child.
- Natural fiber inserts that can be used to provide a stay dry experience or placed directly against the skin for that wet sensation if you’re in that potty training stage.
- Just the right size – the inserts are not too long or too short, they are just the right length to shrink down for the smallest babies and grow with your child.
- Double open pocket diapers are most likely to have inserts that agitate out in the wash – which means you don’t have to worry about touching anything. If your washing machine is finicky, then maybe you will need to remove the inserts. But don’t worry, if that grosses you out – I have a tool for that.
- The Hip Snaps – I love hip snaps, I know some of my dear blogging friends are less than keen, but that top hip snap keeps the wings from sagging and reduces that wing droop. It’s only on larger babes that they can be an issue, but for many families you may be done cloth diapering.
Things I feel Meh About the Flexi Nappy
- I’m a little concerned about that smallest rise setting and leaks. You might find that the diaper is way too bulky with both inserts for newborn babies. My recommendation would be to use one insert. But that’s just my hypothetical perspective inspecting the diaper as it shrinks. The narrow crotch can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Feel to push the fold up or down or leave it to get the best fit your baby.
- I’m not a huge fan of charcoal, but Cutie Patootie isn’t claiming it’s a health thing, it’s a stain thing. And I can get on board of coloured fleece to fight stains. I know it bothers so many of you, and this might just be the peace of mind that lets you fall in love with cloth diapering
At first, I was a skeptic when Cutie Patootie approached me. Just another diaper company creating a diaper – but that’s not the case. This is diaper that is so incredibly FLEXIBLE and has THOROUGHLY THOUGHT IT. This isn’t just a menu diaper that’s being served to you, but rather a custom designed diaper made by passionate Canadian women. Miles and the team she’s worked with have sought out to overcome many of the challenges that other cloth diapers present.
Yes, this kind of complex diaper because of all the options that you can do with it– take my quiz to learn more – but it is fantastic diaper choice for parents with kids in daycare, with parents looking for something that is convenient and easy to use, and for parents looking for something absorbent.
This might be the right diaper for you if you already love…
- The Imagine Baby Pocket – but you want a belly panel
- The Nuggles Simplee – but you wish you could still buy them
- Funky Fluff or Lalabye Diaper System- but you wish for a bigger cut
- Nerdy Mommas AIO but you just prefer pocket diapers
- bumGenius – but you wish for natural fibre inserts
- LPO – but you want micro fleece and less staining.
This is definitely a diaper for you to consider adding to your stash.
And at $28.45 Canadian, it’s reasonably priced.
I know that number looks scary, but Cutie Patootie pricing competitive for the Canadian marketplace. This is natural fiber diaper with all the bells and whistles.
Plus, the Cutie Patootie FlexiNappies is also available in pre-packages with a Complete starter pack at 20% off retail which comes out to only CA$22.75 per FlexiNappy (with 24 FlexiNappies, 24 bamboo cloth wipes, a wet bag, pail liner and a clutch changing mat).
Here are some other great reviews for you to check out
The January Cloth Diaper Giveaway!
This part of the blog post is no longer sponsored by CutiePatootie. They sent me three diapers and I have a little stash of products I’ve been wanting to share with you, my readers. So I’m going to giveaway on my free will and on my own accord a few diapers today.
The Bundle Includes:
- Cutie Patootie FlexiNappy
- Elskbar Reusable Diaper – Read the Review
- BabyKoala Pocket Diaper & Wetbag
- 1 Cloth Diaper Colouring Book (not pictured, but paperback versions are coming!)
These are some incredible products that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing and engaging with over the past year and it’s now time to let you try. I’ll ship anywhere in the world, unless contests like this are void in your area, then please don’t be unlawful and don’t enter. This giveaway will close on January 25, 2021 and a winner will be randomly drawn and verified.