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
|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.
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