Looking at the outside of the diaper you can see there are two rows of snaps. The bottom row is actually for the hip snaps ans help you to get a good snug fit around the legs and also prevents what we call ‘wing droop’ which is where the diaper sags and becomes loose around the legs, allowing for leaks. It has three rise snaps for adjusting the rise of the diaper and a crossover snap on the wings to help you get a snug fit in the waist area. Crossover snaps are always a huge plus for me, especially with a baby on the way because I feel like I’ll be able to use the diaper on her sooner.
Two features on the super soft microfleece inside of the diaper that are a huge convenience are the welt pocket and the one inch strip of pul along the tummy panel. While the microfleece lining acts as a stay dry fabric against baby’s skin, the welt pocket comes in handy when it’s time to wash the diaper. Although I always take the inserts out of our pocket diapers, a welt pocket is designed to take that extra step out of the equation. In the washer, the insert is agitated out on it’s own and it’s a great option for people who don’t like the thought of touching a urine saturated insert. The extra pul strip at the tummy panel is a lifesaver for my tummy sleeper. In most diapers, if a baby sleeps on their tummy and the insert starts to get wet, it can leak right through and cause the entire tummy panel to become wet.. on the outside. This added measure of protection keeps the wetness in and we actually haven’t had any leaks with it!
This is the fit on my 2 year old toddler. She’s a tall, skinny little girl but we get a really great fit on both the legs and he waist portion of this diaper. When using a diaper that has hip snaps, I find that the order in which I snap it on really helps determine whether we get a good fit or not. I like to do the hip snap on one side, then adjust and stretch the opposite wing to be snug and secure the hip snap on that side as well. Then go ahead and snap the others to get a snug fit on the waist. So often when we do encounter a leak, it’s because the fit on the legs is usually a little bit too loose and that usually comes from us rushing to get the diaper on our wiggly girl as quickly as possible. It’s true that if you just slow down a bit, you not only benefit from less leaks, but that leads to less diaper changes and less struggling with your kiddo.