Monday, September 3, 2012

Knickernappies Custom Fit Diaper Review and Giveaway

CLOSED     WINNER: Kelsea Y.  
Knickernappies is a cloth diaper and accessory company that was purchased and reinvented in 2006 by Shannon and Heather Hicks. The couple was introduced to cloth diapering out of necessity when their newborn daughter developed a diaper rash almost immediately after her birth.  By the time their daughter was 7 weeks old,  Shannon and Heather had tried a couple of cloth diapers and went on to purchase their first “stash”.  Their daughter’s diaper rash cleared up within a few days of using cloth and they have never looked back!  Not only are they cloth diaper advocates, they are committed to making, distributing, and selling over 20 quality products that are proudly made in the beautiful state of Oregon.  Though the business has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 6 years, Shannon and Heather still run their business from home and even have a custom built garage they use as a warehouse for their wonderful products.  From diaper rash to family owned business, a true American success story! 

I am not new to Knickernappies products.  I have several of the One Size Pocket Diapers (OSPD) and both Loopy Do and Super Do inserts along with the Stay Dry Nursing Pads, a Doorknob Diaper Pail, a Diaper Sprayer and a Baltic Amber Necklace for my son.  However, until Liz brought in the Custom Fit Pocket Diaper to Go, Baby, Go!, I had never had the opportunity to try one.  Like many cloth diapering moms, I thought the OSPD would give me more bang for my buck since they fit babies up to 40 lb and are side snapping, which generally have a trimmer fit and make it harder for toddlers to escape from their diaper.  But, to my dismay, my baby’s legs were to skinny to fit into most OSPDs without leaking until about the 3 month mark.  This is where sized diapers, like the Custom Fits, come in handy. 

For this review, I tried a Medium sized Custom Fit Pocket Diaper with a medium LoopyDo insert during the day and a medium SuperDo insert at night.  In case you are not familiar with the “Do” inserts, they are made from 2 (LoopyDo) or 6 (SuperDo) layers of thirsty, pre-washed, hemp french terry plus 2 layers of ultra-thick white microfiber.  These inserts are one of the best on the market today and have received rave reviews from cloth diapering mamas!  Plus, they are made to fit perfectly in the Custom Fit diapers, which makes stuffing the pocket a breeze.  Custom Fits do not come with inserts so they are cheaper than their OS counterparts ($16.95 compared to $21.95).  This gives you the option to really customize the diaper based on your needs.  Why pay for inserts you don’t really need or want? Makes perfect sense to me!     
                                                            
Knickernappies Custom Fit Pocket Diaper
 in Melon with a LoopyDo insert on a
30 lb., 36 inch active toddler
Note the trimness of the diaper.
 
The first thing I noticed about the Custom Fit is it’s buttery soft fleece lining.  It felt so nice when I rubbed my hand across it, I can only imagine how soft it must feel on a baby’s sensitive bum.  But, it’s not soft when it comes to doing it’s job.  It kept my toddler’s skin very dry, which to me equals greater comfort and better sleep.  Something all of us tired parents could use!  I have to say I was quite surprised when a medium, which fits babies approx. 15-28+ lb., fit my 30 lb toddler with room to spare!  I had two rows of snaps left on both top and bottom.  This is wonderful because instead of having to buy 3 sizes as your baby grows, you can save money by only having to buy 2 sizes, all while reaping the benefits of a sized diaper.  During the day, the Loopy Do insert made for an extremely trim yet highly absorbent diaper.  It passed the “pants test” with flying colors, which as you know, can be quite difficult depending on the diaper and cut of the pants/shorts.  I was able to go about 3 hours before having to change him, making this combo excellent for both home and out of the house use.  I probably could have gone longer but I didn’t want to risk having leaks.  

For nighttime, I found the SuperDo just as easy to stuff into the Custom Fit diaper as the LoopyDo even though it is considerably thicker.  I was already familiar with the SuperDo insert because I use them in my Knickernappies OSPDs.  They are my absolute favorite insert for overnight, especially for heavy wetters and toddlers.  As I expected, the SuperDo lasted 10 hours with no leaks.  Of course, that was one HEAVY and completely saturated insert in the morning but it did the job!  

With a SuperDo insert for nighttime and naps.
A bit more bulky but still relatively trim. 
The thing I like best about the Knickernappies Custom Fits over the OSPDs is the trim fit.  Even with the SuperDo insert, the diaper remained trim on my 36 inch, 30 lb. 2 year old.  This makes it super easy to dress your child for both play and sleep without having to worry about which outfits or pajamas will fit over the diaper.  I also like not paying for inserts you really don’t need.  You can use a variety of inserts in these diapers, including a trifolded prefold, hemp or bamboo inserts, combo MF/hemp inserts like the LoopyDo or SuperDo, or just plain old microfiber if you wish.  Overall, I would definitely recommend this diaper.  Whether you have a little squish or an active toddler, Knickernappies Custom Fit diapers will not disappoint!  And, with 17 colors to choose from, you’ll never be without a diaper to coordinate with your child’s clothing (if you do that sort of thing, of course)!  I also love that Heather and Shannon stick by their products with one of the best warranties in the industry, 1 year on the diaper, 2 years on the elastic and lifetime on the snaps!  Impressive to say the least!   

To give our fans an opportunity to try one of these fabulous, made in the USA diapers, we are giving away one Custom Fit Diaper in the winner’s choice from our in-stock colors and sizes.  If you would like to purchase one of these awesome diapers, go here or if you want to purchase a SuperDo or a LoopyDo insert, you can find them here.  Good luck and thanks for taking the time to read my review. --Gina   
      
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113 comments:

  1. I would love the spring green! Super gorgeous color.

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  2. I would choose a green! We need more green diapers!

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  3. green! gender neutral so it will work for both kiddos.

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  4. I've wanted to try this diaper for a long time...great review and hope I win. I like the melon color!

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  5. I'd like Lavender (or Raspberry)
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    Lara S.
    sumrluvr4 @ aol . com

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  6. would love to try one of these in sea spray!

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  7. .I would go for violet or Sea Spray

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  8. i love turquoise! my favorite color!! -hollie n.

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  9. I would choose red.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I like the melon or the green. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you.

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  11. I think I'd go with the Periwinkle :)

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  12. Tough choice-- so many great colors! I think I'd go with the blue, though.

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  13. I like the red in a size small. :)

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  14. I like the Turquoise!

    reinventinglolliatgmaildotcom
    Lolli S

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  15. I'd have to go with the red, I think. :)

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  16. I would choose Raspberry
    Julie Ghrist

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  17. I would pick melon. I love orange. Especially because my baby will be born in October!

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  18. I'd choose red.
    Sarah Jane/mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  19. Super nice! I haven't tried any sized diapers yet.

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  20. Violet! Purple is my favorite color, and my son's!
    Laura kemmerer

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  21. I would choose Spring Green. I love green!

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  22. Violet for my baby girl due next month!

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  23. I would pick celery! (Gender neutral and something we don't have in our stash!)

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  24. I may get a Turqoise or a Raspberry colored ones.

    -Hannah Avery

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  25. I would choose a blue. I am not picky on color.

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  26. I would choose turquoise! SO beautiful!

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  27. I would choose Seaspray--love it!

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  28. I'd pick the red diaper. We need more red diapers around here.

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  29. I would pick the green one for my niece. :-)

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  30. Melon or chocolate. crapinola@yahoo.com

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  31. Red! We don't have any solid red diapers.

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  32. Red! Its so hard to find a red diaper!

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  33. i'd have to say brown to match baby's first Halloween costume. shes going to be a bear!

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  34. Go to http://www.gobabygoshop.com/knickernappies-custom-fit-pocket-diapers/ and tell us which Custom Fit color you would you choose if you win.

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  35. I would pick red but I like the raspberry too.

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  36. I would choose the spring green!
    jbang0331(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I love the turquoise color. so pretty! thanks for the giveaway. =)

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  38. The diapers looks so cute! And it's great that they're in colors that could be perfect for either a boy or a girl. Will there be any repeats to this contest?
    Philippine Prudential

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