I must say that I was skeptical how absorbent the cotton terry would be (I reviewed this diaper in the plain white stretch cotton terry), but combined with the doubler it even got my daughter through overnight. Super heavy wetters/long overnight sleepers would probably have even better luck with their bamboo terry version, since my daughter did go through a phase last year where nothing seemed to get her through overnight, since hemp and bamboo helped keep our night cloth diapering strong! An additional doubler or two may do the trick for you as well.
This diaper is described as roomy and is available in two sizes (small and large), although special order newborn or toddler sizes are also an option if needed. The large (20-35lbs.) size we reviewed wasn’t bulky in thickness as much as it was in width on my daughter, although, it will undoubtedly fit differently on each child. The stretch terry was soft and comfy on my daughter and it was nice not to have the red marks that often form from channeled elastic combined with an active toddler.
The cover is unique in that it purposely has a gap that opens between the side snaps to allow for airflow, which may be bulky under certain outfits, but keep your minds at ease if you’re ever worried about the PUL allowing enough airflow for your little one. This cover is also a nice combination with the terry fitted diaper, since it doesn’t have a stay dry synthetic lining, so the airflow also helps keep rashes at bay (frequent changes are the true key to this, but additional features to help avoid redness are always nice) and the cooler temperature inside the diaper discourages bacteria and other yuckies.
I felt that these diapers lived up to their name and leak-free promise and are a great fitted diaper option, especially for those of you looking for cotton and other natural fibers against baby’s bottom. These are also very affordable diapers and covers that don’t sacrifice performance or quality to keep prices low, which always gets brownie points in my book.
Overall Fit: 8.5
Style: Fitted/Sized (Sandy’s), Cover/Sized (Air Flow Cover)
Small (8-20 lbs.) and Large (20-35 lbs.)
Air Flow Cover
XS (6-12lbs.), Small (6-12 lbs.), Medium (10-20 lbs.), Medium Large (20-27 lbs.), Large (27-35lbs.), XL (35-45 lbs.)
Closure Style: Snaps, two on each side, vertical.
Ease of Use: 8.5
Absorption/Inserts: The Sandy’s fitted is absorbent and includes a doubler for added absorption. A light to moderate wetter will easily get through the night, naptime and daytime with this diaper. A heavier wetter may require additional inserts or the bamboo terry version for added absorption without the bulk.
Materials Used: Stretch terry (fitted), PUL-like waterproof material (cover)
Pocket Opening: None
Waist: Good adjustability and the snaps can be angled to narrow or extend the waist (or thighs) for a more customized fit.
Thighs: The ruffled elastic is soft on thighs and the cover seemed to contain everything well without needing to be overly tight around the legs.
Casing/ Elastic Style: Ruffled (fitted), Binding (cover)
Cost: $11.75-$14.75 (fitted), $12.25 (cover)
Warranty/Product Support: http://www.mother-ease.com/cloth-diapers/29