I hope you read on. This is a cloth diaper I am very, very impressed with. It wasn’t one I had heard of before. Thankfully, one of my readers kept telling me I needed to try one because they’re so amazing! Now that I’ve had the chance to try them out, I’ll definitely be recommending the Padded Patootie All in One!
I received a Padded Patootie One Size All in One to review. All opinions and statements expressed are honest and true.
The Padded Patootie All in One (AIO) is available in two sizes: newborn/small for babies ~6-12 pounds and one size (OS) for babies ~ 8-35+.
There’s a single row of snap closures and 4 snap rise settings. There’s also cross-over snaps that help give a better fit at the waist for smaller babies. The outer is made of patterned or solid color waterproof PUL with a hidden layer of bamboo fleece for increased absorbency.
It is finished with a inner PUL boundary at the legs and tummy to help prevent leaks (this is always a feature I love because it almost eliminates wicking). The lining is a soft cotton velour. The whole diaper just has a quality, high-end feel.
The absorbent inner soaker is made of two bamboo fleece layers topped with cotton velour. Soakers are flap-style and are sewn in at the back of the diaper. This allows for easier washing and drying. There is a snap at the front of the diaper that can be used to stop any shifting of the insert.
If you need more absorbency, there is an additional snap-in booster included (made of three layers of bamboo fleece). It is snapped in under the attached insert using the same front snap. I have always used both together because it is seriously so trim, why not?
The Padded Patootie OS AIO is labeled for starting at approximately 8 lbs. I couldn’t really get a good fit on newborn Norah until she was about 12-13 pounds (she still was a skinny minnie before that). It is common with one size diapers to be hard to get a good fit on very small babies. For Norah, it wasn’t the waist, but instead her tiny, little thighs.
I’ve been using the Padded Patootie about 5 months now. Norah is 7 months and about 20 pounds. She wears the diaper on either the second or third rise setting. I feel like we are at that weird in-between size where I have to fiddle a little with all of our diapers to get a good fit. She keeps growing like a weed, so I know this stage won’t last long.
Why I love this diaper…
The Padded Patootie AIO is one that I actually save for nap time because I know I can trust the absorbency no matter how long Norah sleeps. Plus, I usually miss the window where I can calmly put Norah down for her nap and end up at that fussy, you better get a move on momma, stage. The one row snap closure design of this diaper allows me to do that. I haven’t had any issues with getting a good fit at the legs. Just snap, snap and go.
Michelle, the owner of Padded Patootie, was right when she said the diaper washes and dries easily. It is so well-made and with such high quality materials that it really is almost like new even after 5 months of 2-3 times a week washings. The inners are still so soft. Plus, I love that the cotton velour inner doesn’t pill or collect lint like some materials do.
Something I might change…
Maybe make the rise a bit higher. Obviously, we have no issues at this point. But we tend to make tall people in this family, so having a bit of extra rise never hurts. Other than that, I really, really do love this diaper and look forward to continuing to use it for years to come!
Other fun stuff about Padded Patootie!
- With every in-stock, ready-to-ship, regularly-priced AIO diaper purchase, Padded Patootie donates one reusable pad to the Days for Girls Organization. This is an organization that provides feminine hygiene products to young girls in third-world countries so that they may remain in school during their menstrual periods, rather than missing school and falling further behind each month.
- There is a 14-day “wash and wear” return policy. If you don’t love how it works, you just pay return shipping back.
- You can create a custom diaper. Select the outer from her in stock fabric, then pick the snap and inner colors. You can even add an optional bum ruffle!
And if you’re anything like me, I love to see what happens behind the scenes! Here’s a video Michelle made that lets you see start to finish how she makes all those beautiful Padded Patootie cloth diapers! Enjoy!
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.