I know this mama at Cubbly, and she makes gorgeous fitted cloth diapers and we’ve collaborated to bring you this awesome review. Lisa is the dedicated work-at-home-mama (WAHM) behind Cubbly. Based out of California, Cubbly is sewing up a storm to keep all the babies in fitted cloth diapers.
I received this product from Cubbly at no cost to myself in exchange for my honest opinions and review of this product. I promise the exchange of goods and relationship with this brand does not influence my review and write of my honest truth.
My experience with fitted diapers is minimal, at best. I have a few overnight quality fitted diapers in my stash, but that’s about it. I’m not sure why I haven’t gone over the WAHM side of diapering. Probably because it would lead to a slippery dark slope of custom designed diapers and any print I could imagine. and now that its hot summer days and we just lounge around in only our diaper. There is nothing sweeter than a colourful fitted diaper on a baby girl.
Cubbly is owned and operated by Lisa. She sews all the diapers and started sewing her own diapers when her youngest started being sensitive to serging, PUL, snap down rises and snappi’s. She is know growing her business by bringing an eco-friendly vibe to the cloth diaper market. Lisa chooses to use organic, and even her tags are made of organic cotton. Check out her ETSY shop today, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram
Petite Classic Cubbly Design
Lisa sent me a Classic Petite Cubbly Fitted Diaper to check out with Little Miss. This stylish WAHM fitted diaper is ideal for babies sized 7-25 pounds. The classic fitted is suited for a heavy wetter or nighttime diaper.
The body of the diaper is composed of mostly cotton with beautiful cotton fabrics on the exterior, with silky soft cotton velour on the inside. This WAHM fitted diaper comes with the addition of a double long insert composed of Bamboo/Hemp blend and topped with cotton velour.
The diaper is a classic sized fitted shape. Instead of more traditional rise snaps, it offers a fold down waist snaps with a triple snap crossover waist (that is three snaps on the wings to give a secure and tight fit on all babies). This Cubbly Classic Petite WAHM fitted diaper is turned and top stitch (compared to serged).
My Take on Cubbly’s Classic Petite
This diaper arrived two days before the Flats & Handwashing challenge which was the week before my epic roadtrip adventure with two kids. I hand washed this diaper to get to experience it (thats how dedicated I am to trying out cloth diapers – I kid, kind of). Since being home, its been one of my husbands favourite to grab and use. He doesn’t quite get it needs a cover to be waterproof, but who blames him? Why cover up gorgeous?
During the past two years, I have under appreciated and undervalued the fitted cloth diaper. In my defense, the only fitted diapers I really own are the snap-less sustainable babyish and you need to use a real pin and try not to bleed all over the diapers. Cubbly is on to something; beautiful WAHM fitted diapers are the perfect compliment to any cloth diaper stash.
- Waist Snaps: Nobody wants to deal with pains, and the waist snaps on the Cubbly Classic Petite cloth diaper is the perfect every time. The turn down waist is also a great change in rise snap. Very much like my love of the waist snap rise in the newborn cloth diapers, I like the sleek finish look of a fold down waist.
- Sizing: The petite sized diaper is just perfect for my little girl. I opted for the Petite because I wanted something that would be a nice trim fit and work great now. I was able to *squeeze* it onto my toddler, but it was less than ideal (and at 33 pounds, nothing much fits, much less a petite fitted diaper)
- Absorbency: Cubbly nails it that this is a heavy-wetter daytime diaper. The Petite Classic worked best for us during long daytime naps, but wasn’t up for the nighttime test since my breastfed baby is a nighttime super soaker.
- Insert: I love the double long snake style insert for this diaper. It provides optimal absorbency as it can be folded to meet your baby’s size and gender (that is boys often need more up front, and girls more in the middle/back).
- Soft Velour: Why don’t they make underwear out of this? Your baby and mine will be happy as can be wrapped up in a Cubbly. The silky soft cotton velour on the Classic Petite is AMAZING and my baby slept thru the night despite maxing out the diapers absorbency.
My biggest qualm with the Cubbly Fitted Diaper is the cotton print faded in the wash. I imagine this is to be expected from fabric. It doesn’t diminish the overall functionality of the diaper (which rocks, by the way). At the end of a month of wash and wearing of our Cubbly Classic Petite Fitted cloth diaper, the vintage washed look had me leaving baby girl coverless.
Of course you need to try a Cubbly! Why? because this WAHM fitted diaper is a perfect fit for babies, and offers an exceptional quality diaper for every little tush. This diaper is ideal for families wanting to break out of synthetic materials and put on a soft, natural-fibre diaper.
Cubbly cloth diapers are an awesome choice because of your supporting a work at home mama. By supporting these dedicated parents, we keep our money local, and help grow the most important part of our economy and community (in my humble opinion). Check out her ETSY shop today, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram (she may have posted the most memorizing video of sewing a couple weeks past).
If you haven’t checked out her shop yet, I urge you to do so because not only does she sew beautiful diapers, but adorable newborn booties and hats (because this woman doesn’t waste anything! She finds a use for all those scraps).