Review: Fitted Diaper by Rockabilly Baby

Rockabilly Baby diapers are the creations of Bri, a long-time WOHM (work out of home mom) turned SAHM (stay at home mom) to two boys. Bri started sewing diapers for her youngest son when he was too chubby for most of the readily available brands. After sewing her own, Bri wanted to share her love of cute prints with everyone. In addition to boy and gender neutral prints, Bri sells “a lot of girly diapers, which is super fun for me having two boys.” Bri says the best thing about her diapers is that they are great for chubby thighs!

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I received a gorgeous one-size, hybrid fitted diaper to review.

Hybrid Fitted by Rockabilly Baby

Because it’s a hybrid, there’s a hidden layer of poly fleece that deflects moisture back into the attached soaker. The outside of this diaper has a beautiful, trendy knit print. The inside layer that touches baby’s skin is made with soft, cotton velour. Although this diaper must have a cover to be completely waterproof, the hybrid design makes it water resistant.

The snap-in soaker is made with two layers of cotton velour and two layers of bamboo velour. That’s a total of eight absorbent layers when folded over and snapped in!

Inner Layer- Cotton Velour

 

Soaker- Unsnapped and Unfolded

With the folded soaker, the diaper is about an inch thick in the middle. I found it to be very absorbent!

This diaper is considered one-size but does not have snaps up and down the front to adjust the rise. It features a fold-down rise instead. The regular waist has 12 snaps, and the fold-down rise has 11 waist snaps.

The backs of a couple of waist snaps on each side of the soaker are not covered and do touch my son’s skin, but that doesn’t bother me. Baby J doesn’t appear to find it uncomfortable, and they do not leave marks on his skin.

Fold-down Rise

This diaper gave my son plenty of coverage. At its narrowest point between the legs, it’s about 5 1/2″ across…which is equivalent to the Kiwi Pie fitted diapers I usually put on my son at night.

In the below photo, my son is wearing the diaper on the smallest setting without using the cross-over tabs. It’s actually a little loose like this, so if I were to use the diaper without a cover, I’d use the cross-over tabs/snaps.

5 months, 1 week: 18 pounds

As you can see, my son has plenty of room to grow in this diaper, which I consider a good thing. Since he’s large for his age, I’m concerned he may grow out of some of his diapers early, but I don’t have that worry with his Rockabilly Baby!

The photo’s blurry (couldn’t get him to hold still), but you can see that the fit is a little loose around his legs. My son’s legs aren’t particularly chubby, so that’s not surprising. Using a cover over this diaper on Baby J’s “poop days,” ensures there are no leaks.

No thunder thighs here!

This diaper would probably be very large on a small, young baby or newborn which could be an issue for some, but there are newborn-size diapers available at Rockabilly Baby. Additionally, Bri is currently working on a trimmer-fit, one-size diaper.

Our Experiences with the Diaper:

Because it’s a hybrid, I first put it on my son without a cover. After 3 hours, I changed him. The front half of the soaker was soaked and the inside of the diaper was just starting to feel damp. The outside felt completely dry.

I also tested it overnight with a Flip cover overtop. Twelve hours later…no leaks! My son is still pretty young, and I wouldn’t consider him a heavy wetter. With this in mind, eventually, I may have to use this diaper with a doubler, but that goes for any of his diapers.

This diaper will become even more absorbent over time, since the soaker is made with bamboo fabric. Bamboo blends need at least 10 washes before they reach their full absorbency.

My favorite thing about this diaper is how incredibly soft it is. I’ve talked before about soft diapers, but this is truly the softest, squishiest diaper I’ve felt. I couldn’t wait to try it on my son, and I felt good about doing so. I know he’s comfortable wearing it.

Overall, I would give this hybrid fitted a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. If you’re looking for a comfortable, absorbent hybrid-fitted diaper at a reasonable price, I recommend visiting Rockabilly Baby.

Like what you see? Purchase a Rockabilly Baby diaper on Hyena Cart or Etsy! Check out Rockabilly Baby on Facebook and see available prints!

You could win your very own Rockabilly Baby diaper! Bri has graciously agreed to sponsor a diaper for the Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop, Oct. 25-31. Are you excited yet?

Note: I received a sample product to review. I was not compensated for this review. The opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

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29 Comments

  1. Agreed! Love my Rockabilly Baby diapers! I have two chubby kidlets, and my DD rarely fits into OS fitteds (toddler/chunky fits for her!)… but she has room to grow in her RBs!

  2. Awesome review! Since I am new to considering cloth diapering I am still learning a lot of trivial things about them, LOL… but I did learn (and understand!) about the crossover tabs/snaps… looking at cloth diapers and all the snaps, etc looks so confusing to me… I guess if I win some diapers or end up buying some I will figure it out as I go!

  3. One of the reasons I’ve started getting into fitteds lately is because I wanted to try a breathable diaper that I could leave him in for a little while with out a cover. But finding a fitted that is quality enough to do so is really a trial and error type of game that I don’t have the funds for….I love reading reviews that tell me exactly the info I need to make an informed decision….this is a diaper I can trust to let my little man run around in coverless for a while! Thank you!

  4. It would be fun to make girly diapers after having two boys in diapers myself and having to pass up on all the cute ruffly girly stuff. I have a girl, but i did not discover modern cloth diapers till she was out of diapers. She got old school cloth. 🙁 If I ever have time to make diapers to sell, something I would like to do someday, I would have so much fun doing girly diapers!

  5. I’m really fascinated by the new hybrid diapers. I’d really like to try one. The fabrics look so soft and the print on the outside is fun. I’d have to pick something girly though. I’m enjoying my last little baby and I’m going super girly with her.

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