Friday, March 30, 2012

The Evolution of the Pre-fold! - Leettle Baby Diaper Cover Sneak Peek!

Cloth diapers have come a long way since the pre-fold, pins, and vinyl pants routine. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this cloth diapering option. It is economical - this is how I diapered my first baby. In fact, my first stash cost me approximately $60 for two dozen cotton pre-folds, six pairs of vinyl covers, and a pack of pins!

However, when my little "peanut(as he was then called)" began to squirm, changing his diaper became quite difficult and I became quite sloppy with my pinning abilities, and not to mention the many pin prickings that I suffered through...

I can't tell you how much I love the cotton pre-folds though, they are incredibly absorbent...and best of all, NO AMMONIA STINK!

Both of my children are pretty heavy night wetters, so the pockets that they wore in the day did not cut it for nighttime use, unless I used hemp inserts. So I purchased some Thirstie's one-size diaper covers that cost about $15 each prior to shipping. They were great covers, and I loved the inner gussets. I never once experienced a leak with these covers. The one con about these covers was that they left red marks on my youngest son's chunky legs, and sometimes rubbed them a little raw.

While browsing the internet about a year ago, I found a manufacturer who could make me some covers that were similar to another name brand cover, which you will see below. I begged for a sample and purchased some.

Needless to say, I was extremely impressed on how these covers performed, even without an inner gusset! Both of my boys did not wake up in wet clothing. Even better, my chunky "leettle" did not have nasty red marks on his legs. The leg gussets fit snugly and held all wetness in.

Want to see something even better? These covers require NO PINS or Snappis, even if you use a pre-fold! Inside there is a pocket were you can slip in the pre-fold or another insert of your choice. This is also a money saver, because I continued to use my infant sized pre-folds with my toddlers when I could not pin them closed anymore.

How does this diaper cover compare to similar covers?

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the "Leettle Baby" cover next to an Econobum. First off, you will notice that the Econobum has one more set of waist snaps, but that does not mean that it is larger in the waist area. Both covers are one-size(meaning that they should fit from approx. birth until potty training)and are quite stretchy and measure the same in the waist. The rise in the Econobum was slightly longer, but both covers fit my 30 lb toddlers the same, and still have room to adjust to a larger size. Of course, both have a waterproof PUL on the inside.

And here is the diaper all snapped up! I apologize for not putting it on one of my children, they were both quite uncooperative with the camera.

These "Leettle Baby" covers are currently for sale on the Leettle Hands and Feet website for and introductory price of $5.00 each (until they are gone! I will have new colors and PRINTS available in a couple of weeks! YEAH!) or you can come back to my blog on April 1st to try to win a pair in the Oh Baby Baby Giveaway Hop!

Oh Baby Baby Giveaway Hop


  1. Wow! This seemed like a really good cloth diaper. They're not that expensive too. The one I bought for my boys are so expensive and not that good.

  2. I use prefolds all the time. This looks like a good cover to try!


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