One of the most amazing things about cloth diapering in 2021 is the selection of quality brands available to you as cloth diapering families at a wide array of price points.
Today, we’re taking a look at the Little Fanny Pants Stay Dry Pocket Diaper. This is a simple low-cost cloth diaper that is accessible for many families to use. Pocket diapers are a versatile diaper that can be adjusted for many different caregivers and can be customized for your absorbency needs.
When I started cloth diapering in 2015, there were the established big names and then cheapies. That was about it. Over the years, we’ve seen this new middle-class of budget diapers pop up. This space used to be dominated by in-house brands like Nicki’s Diapers, Sweet Pea and Imagine Baby. But now we have more diversity, and arguably higher quality products at that same budget entry point. I’ve already reviewed a few of these diapers this year, and we’ll be exploring more over the coming months.
I purchased this diaper with my own money, and this review is my personal reflection of the product compared to others. Little Fanny Pants is celebrating their first anniversary this year, and you can learn more about this sale, plus a giveaway on the Cloth Diaper Podcast Instagram.
About Little Fanny Pants (LFP Diapers)
Little Fanny Pants is a cloth diaper brand that grew out of a cloth pad business. Kristine shared her story on the Cloth Diaper Podcast in February 2021 and has since continued to grow her business offering a mid-priced cloth diaper that continues to grow and evolve with community feedback.
This cloth diaper business is still exclusively sold directly from the brand, with wholesale available, and many of you will be quick to point out “that’s the same print as a well-known cheapie!” and that’s true. Cloth diaper brands all have access to the same sets of prints through commercial licensing programs and often means replication of prints. The difference with Little Fanny Pants is that Kristine spent months finding the right factory, making the right design tweaks, and seeking out quality textiles for her inserts.
We can’t assume that because two prints are the same, that the product is the same. Unless you are custom designing your prints, like Anna from Nerdy Momma’s does with her All In One, we’re going to see replication. And that’s okay. What we should look for in a brand is their support of us as cloth diaper parents, and their insistence on creating products that work for those who use them.
About the Little Fanny Diapers Stay Dry Pocket Diaper
This is a classic stay dry pocket diaper with all in two functionalities. Learn more about the different types of cloth diapers.
All in two functionalities? This diaper can be used in many different ways to meet your needs, you don’t have to stick to the pocket diaper construct – you can use it like a cover, or maybe even an all in one because of the snaps, natural fibre and more. When you see someone market a diaper as all in two, you can assume it’s a no rules kinda diaper – use it whatever way makes sense for you. Much like the Cutie Patootie All In Two we talked about earlier this year (Canadian brand).
This diaper features a micro sude interior for stay-dry experience, along with double waist snaps, a top hip snap, and 3×4 rise setting to fit babies up to 40lbs. Inside you’ll find a double open pocket, including a PUL tummy panel to reduce forward wicking. Snaps can be found in the back, to snap in the insert, if desired.
Additional add on is a 4 layer Bamboo Cotton insert with snaps (400gsm).
The diaper retailers for $14.50 USD without the insert, and $18.50 with the insert.
Review of the LFP Diaper
This is well-designed pocket diaper that mimics much of what I love about the Bebeboo System and the Nuggles Simplee (no longer in business).
I’m not a huge fan of microsuede, it’s one of my least favourite features about any of the bumGenius products, but I do prefer it over thicker fleece linings (like in the Imagine Baby diaper). For me it’s a texture thing. I really don’t like how it feels on my skin.
I love that you can purchase this diaper without the insert. This is a growing trend amongst new cloth diaper brands and for all the right reasons. Many of us build stashes and then the fit doesn’t work and we need a better fitting diaper. Many of us approaching diapering on a budget, and if we can save $4 per change by repruposing or reusing something that’s fantastic.
This style of diaper could be paired with receiving blankets, t-shirt cloth diapers, or your favourite prefold. Being able to pick and choose the products that work for us ensures that we aren’t over consuming and we acquire exactly what we need.
That said, this is a fantastic insert offering a great absorbency. I haven’t tested it yet because it’s still being washed, but 400 GSM is a good solid weight to have on an insert. Blended with cotton, this bamboo insert will offer daytime absorbency for most babies. It can be easily boosted with your favourite hemp insert or other products.
Would I recommend the Little Fanny Pants Pocket Diaper
I would recommend this diaper for your stash, if you have come to this page wondering if it’s anything worth buying – the LFP Pocket Diaper is worth buying.
You can build a daytime cloth diaper stash of 20 diapers for only $370 dollars. That is a reasonable price point in this marketplace, and falls in the average stash cost for brand new diapers. Little Fanny Pants diapers are CPSIA Compliant, and partnered with reputable manufacturers overseas.
Looking for more reviews and testimonials, check out these bloggers:
- Jennifer, AACD Interviews Kristine.
- YOUTUBE – Little Fanny Pants Cloth Diaper Review, Tollefson Journey
Little Fanny Pant Comparisons
If you like the Bebeboo Diaper, the Lalabye Baby Pocket Diaper, Cutie Patootie Flexi Nappy Diaper, Thirsties Pocket Diaper, La Petite Ourse, and Rig ‘N Gig — you might also like this diaper. It’s a very similar cut, performance and diaper. It’s not an identical copy, but it has very similar cut and features that you might also like.