Itti Bitti Boo Fitted Cloth Diaper Review

DSC_5556Overview

DSC_5607Itti Bitti Boo fitteds are super-luxurious, ultra-soft and exceptionally versatile cloth diapers that hail from Australia!   Would you believe that these lush fitteds are made with 90% natural fibers–like the buttery soft bamboo/cotton velour outer.

Brand:  Itti Bitti
Style:  Fitted
Closure:  Snap
Material:  Bamboo/Cotton velour Outer shell, bamboo/organic cotton soakers.
Size Range:  Small fits most babies 8-16lbs, Medium 14-26lbs, 23-37lbs.
Price:  $22.95

The Haute Clothed Buns team has had the amazing opportunity to try out these awesome diapers, thanks to the generousity of Michelle at Green Diaper Demos.  Other than having the opportunity to try out the Itti Bitti Boo for two weeks, review team member Emma has not been compensated  in any way or received any incentives for writing this review.  The opinions expressed are her honest thoughts and experiences.

Appearance

The diaper in the following photos are of an Itti Bitti Boo size medium.

FRONT:

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Back:

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Crotch/Stride

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Design

Aside from being lovely and lush, Itti Bitti Boos are designed to be absorbent and versatile as well.  You can customize the same diaper to be a trim daytime fitted, a super absorbent night time fitted, or somewhere in the middle–just right for naps!  Itti Bitti Boo fitteds are SIZED rather than one-size fits most.  The benefit of sized fitteds is that you get a better (i.e. more precise) fit and it will tend to be trimmer, especially on smaller babies, than a one-size fit.  The downside of course, is that it is not as economical since you have to buy new diapers each time your baby outgrows the various size ranges.  Thankfully, Itti Bitti Boos are some of the most economically priced luxury fitteds on the market!

SIZE COMPARISON:  Below, is a photo of a medium Itti Bitti Boo (orange) compared to a large Itti Bitti Boo (turquoise).

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SNAPS!  Itti Bitti Boo fitteds feature snap closures.  I love that they have “crossover tabs”–female snaps on the wing tab, so that the other wing can crossover the waist and fasten onto opposite tab–this enables the diaper to a)offer a smaller waist size option and b)wrap up in a tidy little package when it’s dirty!DSC_5564

ELASTIC CASING in the Itti Bitti Boo is an encased style, which means there is a special channel sewn specifically for the elastic to go into.
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Leg Elastic.  In addition to the leg elastic being enclosed, I also want to point out the the diaper is turned and top-stitched as opposed to being serged.  Many parents find this preferable as serging can occasionally irritate baby’s sensitive skin.DSC_5584DSC_5583

INSIDE
As you can see, inside the Itti Bitti Boo is the same velvety soft bamboo, so only the softest material will be touching your little one’s legs :)   You’ll also notice various colored snaps.  In a move of sheer brilliance, Itti Bitti Boo has color coordinated the snap sockets so that you know which insert to snap in where.  More on that after we take a peek at the inserts.DSC_5580

INSERTS

Size Comparison:  Bottom inserts are from the size Large Fitteds, top are from medium fitteds.  Each Itti Bitti Boo comes with not one, not two, but THREE inserts, allowing you to perfectly customize the absorbency for baby’s specific needs.
Top Insert:  The top insert is basically like a prefold, or a rectangular shaped insert, that has been folded into thirds (aka “trifold”).  Of the three inserts, this is the most absorbent option.  If you wanted a trim daytime or naptime (depending on how heavy of a naptime wetter your babe is) fitted, the shell + this insert would be an ideal option.
Middle Insert:  This contoured insert is topped with that wonderfully soft bamboo velour we love so much!  It doesn’t offer as much absorbency as the top insert, but if you wanted a super trim daytime fitted, pair this with a shell and kiss that fluffy baby booty goodbye!  Need a bit more absorbency for naps?  Couple this with the top insert for a dependable naptime diaper and let baby feel the amazingness of only having bamboo velour against the skin.
Bottom Insert:  This bottom insert is actually more of a doubler.  In other words, it is primarily intended to be used WITH one of the other two inserts (or both of the other inserts) as a doubler to slightly increase the absorbency.

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Color Coded Snaps :)  Before you start thinking this fitted is too complicated, take a deep breath and look at the photo below.  No stress–just match the snap colors!  The red snaps on the doubler snap into the red snap sockets on the contoured insert.  The yellow snaps on the contoured insert snap into the yellow snap sockets in the diaper shell, and I’ll bet you can guess how to do the purple ones!  Yep…purple insert snaps go with the purple sockets in the diaper.  As my goofy high school math teach would say, “Pork chop, pork chop, greasy, greasy, this stuff is easy, easy!”   (I may or may not be up too late at the moment).DSC_5574DSC_5569DSC_5568DSC_5575DSC_5571DSC_5581DSC_5578

 

Performance

Emma was the super lucky Haute Clothed Buns review team member who got try out the Itti Bitti Boo fitted on her adorable little man, Z.  Below, she’ll share her thoughts and experiences with the Itti Bitti Boo.

Baby’s Age & Size:   6 months, 15.5 pounds, 24 inches long

 How does it fit through the rise? Across the bum? Through the crotch? Around the thighs?  Fit was great. I liked how narrow it is through the crotch

 Did you find this diaper to be trim? Average? Bulky?  This diaper has so many configurations! It’s kind of overwhelming but its versatility is awesome. When all 3 inserts are in and then you add a cover it is pretty bulky. Just by itself or with the smallest insert I would say it was average.

 Does the bulk hind or impede mobility in any way?  When all inserts were in it was a little more challenging for my son to sit up but all in all, the bulk surprisingly didn’t seem to affect him. I think that says a lot about the quality of the design of the diaper!

 ABSORBENCY

 Is your child a light, medium or heavy wetter?  Medium

 Did the diaper leak? If so describe (where, was it recurring, etc.).  Nope! Never had a leak!

 Does the diaper work for daytime? Naptime? Overnight?   All of the above! This diaper is so versatile that it worked great anytime I wanted to use it. Overnight I used all inserts, naptime and daytime I used one.

Did you need to add additional absorbency for naps or night? What did you use?  Nope! I never needed to add anything extra.

How does it compare absorbency wise to other diapers you’ve used?  Absorbency was great.

 PREFERENCES

I loved how soft the diaper is and the versatility. I really appreciated the color coded snaps- they came in handy and I really liked the fit and the color as well.

What did you dislike?  

I realized here that I’m not a fan of fitteds; I prefer all in ones. If I had this diaper in my stash I’d probably only use it for overnights. Just because of the hassle of having to use a cover and the bulk compared to my favorite diaper.

 What improvements would you like to see in this diaper?  I think this is a great fitted diaper and I’m not really sure I would change anything.

 Would you recommend it to a friend? Why or why not?  If my friend was looking specifically for fitteds I would recommend it. If they were looking for a good night time diaper I would recommend it also. But probably not if they were just looking for cloth diapers in general (just because I prefer AIO’s over fitteds).

 PRICING– Is the price fair? Too High?  I think its fair- it is a high quality product!

Fit

Here are some photos of the medium sized Itti Bitti Boo on Emma’s adorable son Z, who is  6 months, 15.5 pounds, and 24 inches long.

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Conclusion

The Itti Bitti Boo is a very high quality, super absorbent, and extremely customizable fitted diaper that is very competitively priced.  It can range from a great daytime fitted if you want your little one to have a breathable diaper option (better for the skin!) even during daylight hours, to a dependable, leak-free night time option.  There are a lot of pieces included with this fitted, but using the color coded snaps makes it less overwhelming.  For those who are interested in fitteds, Emma highly recommends the Itti Bitti Boo.

We are so thankful to Green Diaper Demos for the opportunity to try out this diaper!

Be sure to stop by Green Diaper Demos and buy one of these fluffilicious diapers for your squishy babe :)

giveaway

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Green Diaper Demos has very generously offered to give-away this GORGEOUS size Large Itti Bitti Boo fitted!  Thank you!!

 

 

 

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11 Responses to Itti Bitti Boo Fitted Cloth Diaper Review

  1. Ginger G. says:

    I love the different size inserts!

  2. Rachel says:

    I like that I can use this without a cover to have a more breathable option during the heat of the summer!

  3. Adele says:

    Love that can be used for day and night, looks great

  4. Season chavez says:

    I love going coverless so I like the colors! I wonder if the large really goes to 37lbs

  5. i like how soft it is, and you can customize absorbancy.

  6. Jessica Grimes says:

    question : what cover would you recommend?

    • Anna says:

      I LOVE wool covers with fitted diapers because they offer skin maximum breathability and great wetness protection. For wool, I’d recommend a GroVia/Kiwi Pie wool cover, sustainablebabyish|sloomb cover, or a woollybottoms (great economical option, and cute too!) cover.

      For a waterproof cover, I’ve used Flip covers. Imagine covers are a great economy option.

  7. I love how plush and soft they look. I also love that each fitted comes with multiple inserts.

  8. Katie L says:

    I like the multiple inserts

  9. .elizabeth. says:

    the multiple inserts look like a great feature for this diaper!

  10. Laura P says:

    Love the color coded snaps!

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