I know it is no secret that I prefer fitteds. Anyone that is a frequent visitor to my facebook page knows my opinion. One of my fans is having issues with a used pocket she bought… in trying to help her through it I suggested she change to fitteds.
Today thought I got an email. She point-blank asked me why I like fitteds. I don’t know if anyone has ever asked me that directly. I sat and thought about an answer to her question. I started getting all excited about what I would say… then decided to blog it instead of email it. I wanted to share it with everyone!
If you have browsed around on my website you have read the Nifty Nappy story of how I got started and how I found fitteds.
Why I love fitteds: how about we start with the ABC’s of cloth diapering…
- absorbent: The fabrics that they have now days that I make fitteds out of are amazing. Hemp is 10x’s more absorbent than cotton! This means less layers so a less bulky diaper. Bamboo is very absorbent too… and it is anti-bacterial. So a more absorbent healthier diaper! Many people use my fitted without a cover. Unless they are headed out and about… or for nights. I hardly used covers, my little ones just ran around in cute diapers! **You can read more testimonials here on our Nifty Lovin page under the pics.**
- breathable: Because of the fabrics that fitteds are made of the air is allowed to circulate. This allows some evaporation and less moisture against the baby’s bum… this leads to less rashes and less chance of developing a yeast infection. Using a wool cover extend this breathability even more!
- cute: Come on… fitteds are way cute! –and super soft too. I am always being told that people just love how soft my diapers are. (keeping in mind I have never used any but my own) One day I got my hands on some other brands of pocket diapers. WOW!!! my diapers ARE super soft compared to them I can see why people would pick fitteds over pockets just on that fact alone.
- do-able: I decided to add a ‘D’ to my list. Do-able… I think that fitteds are more do-able. There is less that can go wrong with a fitted. I am of the opinion that mama’s new to cloth are often discouraged when pockets don’t work out for them… when they have to try different configurations and when the baby gets a rash. They decide cloth diapering isn’t for them, too much of a hassel. If they had started with fitteds though they wouldn’t have had those issues. They would have had a positive experience and would be excited to share the outcome with their family and friends in a good light! Cloth diapering would spread like wild-fire!!!!
So there you have it. Not too over the top I don’t think but it covers all the bases. In the end fitteds are just a better diaper. better for the baby. better to use!