Greenchild Creations is owned and operated by Anne, a mom to a young boy and his rottweiler. Anne has been passionate about natural products and nature since grade school. She has been making natural cold process soaps, natural lotions and crafty items for several years. She has been running her Etsy shop since 2009 with the urging of her family and friends to do so. Anne's mom, Mary is also a part of her shop. Mary makes the hedgehog pincushions and the crocheted snowflakes. You can read more about Anne and her shop background here.
Closure Free, Fitted Cloth Diaper
This unique OS closure free flannel fitted cloth diaper ($12ARV) was designed to fulfill the needs of Anne's super heavy wetting son who was also a bit bigger then most babies his age, leaving other OS cloth diapers too small on him. Anne drew her own pattern for this diaper and modified it many different times because receiving the results in which create this wonderful diaper. This OS fitted diaper is made of flannel as it is sturdy and long lasting, it also has elastic in the waist and legs/rise. You set the rise to your desired length by folding down the front of the diaper to where you need it to fit perfectly on your child. This is truly the Holy Grail of OS fitted diapers!
It also has a pocket that you can stuff with your favorite inserts, as long as it is not microfiber as microfiber can not go against baby's skin. Or you can stuff with your favorite prefold, in which I did and I trifolded my prefold before stuffing it in the pocket.
I love how large the pocket is, so if you needed even more absorbency for your child, you could definitely fit it in this pocket! I could definitely stuff it enough to get my heavy wetter toddler through the night!
While flannel naturally fades and pills, it always remains soft and absorbent. Anne uses cotten flannel, cotton twill and/or bamboo to make her fitted diapers, in each diaper she uses three layers of fabric with the third layer creating the inner pocket.
Ezio is 23 months old and weighs about 26+ pounds. He has a skinny waist, but a chubby belly and thunder thighs so a great fit with most snap or aplix diapers can be difficult. With this diaper it was very easy to find the perfect fit for him. All I had to do was lay the diaper under him as I normally would, then pull front panel up and fold it inward where I felt necessary. Then I brought the wings around his waist, held one while pinning it and repeated with the other wing. It was really simple and not nearly as hard as I feared with a squirmy toddler. Usually one prefold, such as the one I stuffed this diaper with, only gets us through about one to one and a half hours with Ezio, however with the extra layers of flannel we were able to use this diaper successfully through a 4 hour nap! As it is a fitted diaper you do need to use a cover over it to make it waterproof. However, personally, I only use a cover over a fitted diaper if it is bedtime, sometimes at nap time or definitely if we are leaving the house.
I really like this diaper and I especially like this diaper because of the customization of the fit! Which really is key as all babies and toddlers are shaped differently, whether it's a slight difference or a huge difference it is there.
If all of the above were not enough, this diaper washes and dries quickly and easily! As there are only 3 layers, two of which create the pocket, for the water to have to wash urine and BM out of, there is probably a much LOWER chance for ammonia or even detergent build up in this diaper. I have not experienced either, however I have a great wash routine that has worked for us since shortly after we started!
Now through December 31st, 2013 you will receive a FREE winter-themed flannel fitted when you purchase $50 (before shipping) worth of diaper and diaper accessories from Greenchild Creations!
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One lucky reader will win the adorable OS Closure Free Fitted Diaper pictured above.
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Disclosure: I received the above product, in exchange for my honest review, all opinions and experiences are my own and may differ from those of your own. I am not responsible for the fulfillment of the above prize.