*Finally!* I’ve been searching for a cover that securely holds an insert in place with front and back flaps, and has a hook and loop closure. I’m ecstatic to be able to give you a sneak peek at the Swaddlebees Capri Cover (thanks to Kissed by the Moon). I will walk you through the features of the cover, and talk about what survey respondents had to say about what cloth diaper features they liked on cloth diapers in general–that way we can anticipate how this cloth diaper may perform.
This cover is duo sized. One size goes from 6-16 and size 2 fits babies in the 12-35 pound range.
You snap it all the way down to get it at its smallest:
Or you can have it snapped down on the middle row to get it at a medium size
Or you can have it completely unsnapped for the largest setting.
I found that this cover has far more wiggle room for growing than most covers I have tried. In fact, although my children are on the largest setting for almost all of our cloth diapers, they are actually on the middle setting with this. What is wonderful about that is that I can EASILY put it over a large fitted diaper at night and, with it being on the largest setting, I actually get the coverage across the stomach that I often lack with other covers.
The diaper cover comes with snaps and hook and loop closures. For the snap closures, you have two rows of snaps, to help prevent wing droop. For the hook and loop closure, you have “laundry tabs,” which allow you to fold down the closure so it doesn’t snag on other diapers in the wash.
The cover is made out of PUL, a feature liked by 87% of survey respondents. Another bonus is that the inside of the cover is truly wipeable, a feature that 57% of survey respondents found important in a cover.
Another fantastic aspect of this cover is that there are flaps in the front and back to help hold the insert in place. What is nice about the construction of these is that both flaps are very sturdy and the insert is far less inclined to move around. Many of the covers on the market right now have a more loose back flap. The curved construction on this makes sure that the insert stays in place.
The cover also has double gussets, a feature valued by 65% of survey respondents. These provide two barriers of protection against leaks.
To use the cover, simply trifold whatever prefold or flat you have and stick it under the flaps of the cover. Put the diaper on the baby. Once the diaper is soiled, then take out the insert, wipe down the inside, and replace with a new insert.
You can see who carries this cover by going to www.clothdiaperretailers.com. Type in “Swaddlebees” and you can see who carries it and compare things like shipping, location, and even sales going on. It’s the best way to find the best deal on cloth diapers.
Kissed by the Moon provided this cover for a sneak peek, but that did not affect any of the opinions in this post.