Leaks, leaks go away. Please don’t come back another day. Guys, this is one of the biggest problems I hear people having with their cloth diapers. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Try to stick with natural fibers. They wash easier and hold more than synthetics. Use more than one insert if you can’t make it to at least two hours. Finally, if inserts aren’t enough, try a fitted! The WHOLE thing is the absorbent part.
This brings me to HumBird’s Organic Cotton Sherpa Fitted. First look tells me it’s well-made and smooshy soft. There are two sizes available. A Size 1 that’s labeled to fit approximately from 8 – 20 pounds and a size 3 that’s labeled for 15 -40 + pounds. I have a size 1. Norah couldn’t wear it until maybe 10 lbs or so. She’s a chunky little princess now, but she didn’t start out that way. Her little newborn thighs were like twigs!
I did receive this diaper for review purposes. But all opinions and statements are my own and 100% honest and true.
I’ve been using this fitted for about 4.5 months now. Norah is 6 months and 18 pounds. She has plenty of rise left and you can see lots of waist snaps left as well. There’s 4 rise adjustments so it is easy to get a good fit. Babies grow so fast at this age. It’s nice to know that a cloth diaper doesn’t get outgrown in a month. So far, it has held up well in the wash. It only takes one cycle to dry in the dryer. (Which is a total plus because who has the time?!)As far as the absorbency, this will not let you down. We’ve been using the HumBird Organic Cotton Sherpa Fitted at night with no issues. Norah still wakes to feed at least once and I don’t change a diaper unless there’s poo. By morning, this diaper hasn’t been all the way soaked yet, which means there is room to spare! This makes it a great choice if you have a heavy wetter during the day and good for a moderate wetters at night. I have this on my list of diapers to add to my cloth diaper absorbency tests and will keep you posted on when I get that done. It’s a great resource if you have already checked it out!
The sherpa material is also a super fast absorber, so if your baby is a fast pee-er this is also a great option. These are also pretty trim for such an absorbent fitted.
The diaper is made of 2 layers of 100% organic cotton sherpa grown and produced in the USA. Each diaper comes with a long insert which can be folded and placed where you need the extra absorbency. My diaper didn’t have snaps for the insert, but because of customer feedback, HumBird added them. It’s always nice when cloth diaper brands make improvements because they are listening. The price is very reasonable for a fitted, starting at $23.50 for the size 1 (which is the size I have).
HumBird will be celebrating 6 years this summer and is based out of Germany. But don’t let that scare you. Prices are in USD and shipping has only ever taken about a week. Dawn, the owner, is an amazing, hard-working momma to two beautiful girls.
I honestly can’t find any cons about using this diaper. The HumBird Organic Cotton Sherpa Fitted is definitely one I recommend you try. You can find them at https://humbird.eu/
Make sure you check back. I’ll be reviewing HumBird’s Inserts. They are PRETTY amazing and I can’t wait to share what I think! Oh and their wool! Look!
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.
Thanks for this great review. I think this may be the solution we need for my heavy wetter. and it looks so soft!!