For Black Friday 2021, I made some purchases including the Jubel Diaper from New Zealand, and an order from Pannolino Bambino. Because the prices a Pannolino Bambino are incredibly low, I ordered a few different things to get a feel for the brand and the product.
Now, before we go into this review – I must warn you that these are products are changing based customer feedback and experiences. I was told that some of them will be different in 2022, and that’s my now blogger error in purchasing a product without checking to see if it was being discontinued.
What we are looking at in this blog post is the Pannolino Bambino Slim Fit Diaper cover, the Pannolino Bambino Simple Fit Pocket Diaper, and the Pannolino Bambino Gentle Fit Diaper
Pannolino Bambino Slim Fit Diaper Cover
This is a simple wipeable cloth diaper cover with the key feature of having a single waist snap. Most waist snaps are a double, with hip snap, or a triple configuration. If you love the approach of a single-snap waist fastener like in the GroVia Hybrid Cover or the Elskbar Reusables, this might be a comparable product – but also not.
Here’s a few other features to the Pannolino Bambino Slim Fit Diaper Cover
- Estimated for 6-45lbs
- 3×4 rise snaps
- Wipeable PUL
- Small elastic in the front
- Single Row Waist Snap, with cross over snaps
- $13.95 USD
Quick Review of the PB Slim Fit
This is a simple cloth diaper cover that is a fantastic choice for families who like to use inserts and padfolds with their diaper covers. Made with a wipeable PUL inner, this durable feeling diaper gives a trim front fit and function that is adaptable across sizes.
It does have this front belly elastic – I’ve never been a big fan of this addition that is also found in the Best Bottoms system and the Buttons system, but it can sometimes be a great addition to tackling front leaks, and keeping the wet in.
If you’re looking for a slimmer fitting cloth diaper this would be a great choice – because sometimes the bulky of the Krunchy Kulture cover, or the Becebe Cover isn’t what someone is looking for. This is a trimmer fit that reminds me of both the GroVia Hybrid meets the Best Bottom Diaper.
Pannolino Bambino Gentle Fit Cover
A classic cloth diaper cover at an unbeatable price – seriously, let’s raise your prices this can’t be sustainable business option. I know affordable is cool, as a girl who can’t bear charge people for work, but what’s even more cool is profits that support living for the entire production chain.
Rant aside, here’s the features of the Pannolino Bambino Gentle Fit Cover:
- Estimated to fit babies size 6-35lbs with a 3×4 rise snaps
- Cross over snap, and a single snap
- Wipeable PUL
- Double gusset with interior snaps at the front & back
- Belly elastic
- Priced at $3 USD
Review of the Gentle Fit Cover
Just like Buttons Diaper, this is a knock off of the Best Bottoms Diaper Cover. If you love the fit and function of either of those systems, you’ll love this fit. It’s a classic one size shape and fit, with a sturdy PUL lining that provides you with everything people love about covers: gussets, snaps, and elastics.
I say knock off, because there is something a little different that I can’t quite put my finger on.
It will be a lower cut shape & fit for the fits like pants style that man parents love. This diaper should work with most other snap in inserts, with snaps in the front & back.
What’s the difference between the covers?
Just like the pocket diapers below, these are two entirely different products. One is a double gusset design, and one Is not. Both have single snaps, and both are wipeable PUL.
It’ll come down to your need for gussets – I wouldn’t recommend either for fitted diapers, but I’m sure they would work. I generally prefer a cut like Krunchy Kulture.
Pannolino Bambino Simple Fit available with or without gussets
This is a simple pocket cloth diaper with double gussets made with a velour inner. This cut is a little unique. I wanted to call it a classic pocket cloth diaper, but it’s not quite. It has a more square cut lines.
The key features to the Pannolino Bambino Simple Fit:
- One size diaper estimated for 6-40 lbs.
- Velour inner with back pocket openign – feels like suede texture
- Double waist snap with thigh snap, and cross over snaps
- Front elastic
- Inner pul panels in the front & back
- 3×4 rise snaps
- available with or without Double Leg Gusset
- Starts at $10.95 USD without an insert
Review of the Simple Fit.
Honestly, not sure what to think about this – and while I usually have lots to say about a cloth diaper, this is a product that really needs user feedback just because of how the lines are drawn throughout the product.
There are very few pocket diapers with double gussets, so this would be a great choice if you’re looking for that added girth in the width of the product, and the PUL panels really offer that extra layer of protection that we’ve come to love in other products like the Tidy Tots diapering system.
This product is available with and without gussets – or at least I have both in my hands here as shown in the photos.
Pannolino Bambino Forever Fit
Now this is the classic pocket cloth diaper without the fuss or extras. The Pannolino Bambino Forever Fit Pocket diaper does have a few extra’s, but just enough to give you a better diapering experience:
- Athletic Wicking Jersey Inner
- Back Open Pocket with inner snap (all in two function)
- Estimated to fit 7-48lbs, in 3×4 setting
- Double waist snaps with thigh snap, and cross over snap
- Front belly elastic with belly panel
- Starting at $10.95
Review of the Forever Fit Diaper
This is a classic pocket diaper and there isn’t much more to say about that besides you like the simplicity of products like Bebeboo Diapers, Rig N Gig, Kinder Cloth and other’s, you’ll probably like this.
I prefer having a second opening at the front, and I’m not a fan of the belly elastics – but personal preference moments. I do really like the thick back elastic. We saw that earlier this year, and its’ refreshing update to the stability of the product.
Athletic Wicking Jersey is my favourite pocket inner, even though I’m not a fan of pocket cloth diapers.
What’s the difference between the pocket diapers?
The Forever Fit is the classic pocket diaper, whereas the Simple Fit is a more unique cut designed to give you a few extra features including the back PUL panel and double gusset. I would suggest they are two completely different products, and you would have a strong preference for one over the other.
Overall Pannolino Bambino Review
A little while ago we checked out the PB EZ AIO, and now that we’ve checked out the pocket diapers and the cloth diaper covers, I can tell you that if you’re looking for an incredibly affordable and accessible way to get into cloth diapers, Pannolino Bambino is it.
They are cheaper products that compare to other similar price products, but they aren’t going to fall apart on you, and they aren’t an embarrassment to cloth diapering. Is that a compliment? Probably not, but what I’m trying to say is that this product is well built – it’s not as beautiful as the Kaleimamo Hawai’I diaper, but that’s fair because to me those are two entirely different customers.
However, just like with Rig N Gig, I do want to lay out that the race to the bottom in pricing cloth diapers is not cool. You are worth it. There is abundance, and operating a business has intense value that needs to be compensated. So, Brittany if you are able to offer these prices and pay for the cost of business and the cost of your time, then okay. But if not, girl, I know it’s important to get diapers into the hands of families, but you are worthy of earning a profit.