Have you ever dreamed up the perfect diaper and searched for it online with no success? For those of us sewing challenged the option to just “whip up a prototype” is absolutely laughable. Although in my head I can make an entire wardrobe…either I’m deceiving myself into thinking sewing is easy or I have way too much confidence.
Despite my lack of talent there are many WAHMs out there sweating over original patterns to create that perfect diaper we are desperately seeking. Krysta of Tot Wraps is one of those innovative WAHMs that had a dream and didn’t stop at the dream. She pushed on to bring us the Tot Wraps Dream Diaper. Here is Krysta’s story:
When I started cloth diapering back in 2000, I had my dream diaper envisioned in my head. I wanted an all-in-one type diaper that fit all sizes. But, what was available then and even now never fit my idea of the perfect diaper.
Everything I saw either had complicated snap systems, bulky fold-overs, long dry times, were not all-in-ones, only really fit when the child wore a medium, or were a pocket that always had to be stuffed.
So, after a gentle prodding by my local store I decided I could design my perfect diaper. After several months of pattern drafting and testing, I have made what I consider and what I hope you consider the perfect, dream diaper.
The Tot Wraps Dream Diaper, is a true one-size, all-in-one diaper that has all the features you need in a diaper. It is a quick drying diaper that is trim enough for a newborn, yet has full coverage and enough absorbency for a toddler.
The Dream Diaper includes a pocket opening for you to increase absorbency and allow for thorough cleaning. The waterproof outer rolls in on the leg and tummy to prevent leaks and wicking. There are no separate parts, and it uses a simple two snap system to shorten the rise. The Dream Diaper is so thin and trim it will fit under any clothing, just like a disposable does. Really, the only thing I can think of to make this a better diaper is for it to be self-cleaning!
The Dream Diaper comes in several solid colors and fun prints. The inner is complimentary color of cotton velour, with organic bamboo velour as an option. For complete details please see the Tot Wraps website.
Krysta is a married, homeschooling, cloth diapering WAHM to four children ages 8 down to 17 months. Sewing and design has always been a part of her life. Krysta’s first design, that she remembers anyway, were dolls she made as Christmas presents when she was almost 6 years old.
Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ.
Melissa Goodwin says
I just bought one, as tot wraps are local to me. I really like, Great fit for my chunky 19 lb 5 month old. I also got a cover that I am also really liking.
Autumn Beck says
Lucky you! I want a local WAHM.
I agree a fitted and a good wool cover are the best at night. I switch between a fitted and my Dream Diaper stuffed with an extra insert or two at night, but I always cover with a wool soaker. Never have leaks! An AIO just isn’t a good option alone at night for a normal to heavy wetter once they get past that newborn stage.
We all struggle at night with leaks…hope you find your solution.
Autumn, have you tried the Dream Diaper? I’m just curious what you thought, and how it did with Paisley overnight.
I have an 8 month old granddaughter who weighs about 20 pounds and who I cloth diaper. She has a long rise and is an extremely heavy wetter. Currently we’re using Bumkins Bamboo diapers & inserts for daytime and GAD Windpros stuffed with 3 hemp soakers for night. She sleeps 13 – 14 hours at night, so good nightime diapers have been a bit challenging to find. The GAD Windpro does ok, but there are still mornings when I go to get her up and she has soaked through the hemp.
My granddaughter’s long rise has also been challenging to fit properly. The Windpro tends to be difficult to snap when stuffed with 3 hemp soakers. I have to make sure the elastic at the waist is keeping the diaper snug up against her tummy to avoid leaks. Not always an easy thing to do!
So, I guess what I’m getting at is that my granddaughter has problems with night time diapers not fitting properly and/or leaking (due to heavy wetting). I would like to use an AIO, but I don’t know that there’s an AIO out there that will do the job!
Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. I would also love to hear from some of your other readers who have problems similar to ours, and what they have found that works.