About April’s Baby
April’s Baby is a company run by a mom who initially switched to cloth diapers to improve her daughter’s health. Now she hand makes and sells beautiful cloth diapers on Etsy.
About April’s Baby One Size Charcoal Bamboo Fitteds
These gorgeous fitted cloth diapers are made from bamboo charcoal, hemp, and cotton and comes with two extra soaker pads. There is a hemp layer inside the fitted itself as well as in each of the soaker pads to make this diaper super-absorbent, perfect for overnight cloth diapering. It’s one size, which means it will fit most babies and toddlers from 10-40 lbs, and is easily adjusted with 3 rows of snaps down the front and a single row of snaps at the waist. As with all fitteds, a separate cover is required.
My Experience with April’s Baby One Size Charcoal Bamboo Fitteds
When I first opened the package from April, I was immediately impressed by how beautiful the diaper was. The colors and prints were so elegant and the handicraft was impeccable. The fabrics were incredibly soft. Seriously, it was hard to resist snuggling my whole face into it.
After the diaper had been washed and prepped, we tried it out on Isla, who is 20 months old, 34″ tall, and weighs around 25 lbs. With the rise setting at the largest possible setting and the waist at one of the smaller settings, the fitted had a lovely snug fit. For being such a squishy, absorbent diaper, it wasn’t very bulky. Isla was obviously very comfortable in this diaper, because she was doing some serious gymnastics in it.
We used a one-size Flip cover to go over the diaper. (Flip covers are great, btw! Isla used this same cover when she was only 6 weeks old and under 10 lbs.!) The cover provided great coverage and kept anything from leaking through.
After 4.5 hours in the April’s Baby Charcoal Bamboo Fitted and Flip cover, we had zero leaks, and when we took the diaper off, the fitted and soakers were still surprisingly dry in many places. It’s obviously a very absorbent diaper. My guess is we could have easily gone another 2 or 3 hours, and with a wool cover, this would easily work as an overnight diaper.
On the whole, I love this fitted. Most fitteds I’ve tried in the past have been bulky and ugly, but this was so beautiful and snug and worked very well. And considering that it’s handmade, it’s an absolute steal at $27.00. You won’t do much better for price with mass-produced, machine-made fitteds. I’m just flat out impressed by the April’s Baby Charcoal Bamboo Fitted all around.
To purchase an April’s Baby Charcoal Bamboo Fitted, check out the April’s Baby Etsy Shop. Each one size fitted sells for $27. April has a ton of other cute products as well, including newborn fitteds, all-in-ones and covers.
April’s Baby is giving away a one size Charcoal Bamboo Fitted here on Robot Love as part of the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway event. Come back to Robot Love December 1-7 to enter to win!