This is a short and simple review of the Petite Crown Trima cloth diaper. Let me know if you want to see any comparisons. I photographed this review before I started emphasizing comparisons to other types of diapers.
I do use affiliate links. I purchased this diaper with my own money. I do think highly of this brand, but I’m not an ambassador.
About Petite Crown
Petite Crown is a California-based cloth diaper company owned by Mari. She started the business in 2019. All of her diapers are made overseas. She is transparent about that entire process and if you want to learn more visit her website and check the recent podcast with her (show 49 on the Cloth Diaper Podcast).
Petite Crown makes a pocket diaper, several covers, and other inserts. You can check out the entire company line up here.
Defining an AIO?
The Trima is marked as an all in one diaper (AIO diaper), but I would strongly disagree. To me an all in one diaper needs to have majority sewn in absorbency. This is more of a snap in diaper (as Europe would call it) or a an all in in two system. It has a flexible lay out to allow you to customize the fit and function but the main absorbency needs to be added by you and is not sewn in.
Brands are not all on the same page with the term all in one. The Nicki’s Diapers company is notorious for selling diapers marketed as an all in one, but it has snap in pieces that need to be put together. When we muddle terminology we just confuse people even more. The Best Bottom Heavy Wetter AIO, the Nickis’ AIO diaper, and I think the Imagine baby AIO are just All In Two, or Snap In Diapers – even GroVia does this with the GroVia ONE. They are not sewn in all in one diapers. I will continue to bring this ups because we need transparency on this.
The Trima is not a sewn in all in one diaper. Just so we are transparent about that and you don’t get surprised.
All About the Trima
The Trima is a one size diaper (8-35lbs) featuring a pocket liner of bamboo cotton, and 2 removable snap-in inserts. These diaper features a diverse textile experience with a double waist snap with hip snap, cross over snap, and 2×4 riser setting. It does not have any gussets, but rather a nice trim crotch with.
A note on gussets – everyone wants them but don’t stress. Just because a diaper doesn’t have gussets doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. A well-designed diaper doesn’t need gussets. Gussets are merely a design feature for the fit and function. This diaper will still work for you. The lack of gussets means you can’t put this over a fitted diaper, but you can use it with the inserts provided and boosters if needed.
Let’s look at the interior of the diaper. The Trima AIO diaper features a lining of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton. This is a tight jersey like material that is soft and smooth. It has a PUL belly panel at the front, and a pocket opening at the back. A single snap is on the exterior of this pocket to allow you to snap one of the two provided inserts into the diaper.
The diaper can be used as a pocket diaper and instead of snapping, you can stuff the inserts into the diaper.
Two Inserts are provided with this diaper. The inserts are 40% cotton, 37% hemp, and 23% Bamboo. They have a single snap on them and cut into a basic rectangular shape. The inserts are a total of three layers with 2 layers hemp cottons nd 1 layer bamboo cotton. This gives a really interesting blend to allow you to achieve a great natural absorbency. The hemp layers are show below as this darker yellow material compared to the stark white interior of the diaper.
This is a great system. It’s an absorbent natural fibre pocket diaper with the right cut, high quality textiles, impeccable design and manufacturing, and with all the things I look for in a diaper. It’s a great diaper to try if you already love the bumGenius products, the Nerdy Mommas AIO, or Lalabye products – basically any simple double waist style diaper.
I don’t like that this diaper is called an AIO diaper, and feel it’s better considered as a natural fibre pocket diaper, or all in two system. I think the term all in two has been hijacked by covers using snaps, so rather this is a natural fibre pocket cloth diaper with options. Petite Crown does make a pocket cloth diaper – the Packa. I do not have one. The Packa is sold with one insert of 5 layers of hemp cotton. Theoretically, the Trima should be more absorbent as it’s 6 layers of high quality textile inserts, plus a single layer of cotton blend in the shell of the diaper for a total of 7 layers of absorbency. Unlike the Packa (microsuede), the Trima has a natural fibre shell.
Technical details aside, the Trima is a great system if you’re looking for a natural fibre pocket cloth diaper. It is only $22.95 USD.This price point feels very affordable to me, as it has not yet crossed the $25 USD price point for a 7 layer diaper with functions. It is higher budget, but it has all the features and functions I would expect for that price point.
This is a classic double waist fit with Timmy panel. It is going to fit babies well, with some exceptions. I love that the belly panel exists because I feel it helps reduce leaks in the front of the diaper.
What is amazing is this diaper is available in a Plus or XL size. This is for babies up to 55lbs and is a great choice if you’re staring down toddlerhood and not sure what to do.
Small changes I would make
- Snaps on the inside of the pocket diaper, both front and back for versatility.
- Inserts snap together, or two snaps to snap them into the diaper, I prefer to have the option to have it all together.
- This is me nitpicking mostly because of my passion around the conventional term AIO.