Sustainablebabyish Snapless Multi-Size Fitted Review & Giveaway!

In a world filled with complexity, business and noise, I often find myself yearning for the quietness and beauty of Simplicity.  Too often I have believed the hype; I have fallen prey to the illusions that what appears to be more convenient is easier, the more bells and whistles something has the better it must be and the more decorated something is, the more beautiful it is.    In the last few years however, I have been captivated by the concept of simplicity and have found my soul resonating with the freedom simplicity offers.
Dictionary.com defines simplicity as “freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts.”  That freedom from complexity often is the result of much forethought, intentionality and wisdom.  Alan Perlis is quoted as having said, “Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.” 

I believe that Sustainablebabyish (affectionately known as “Sbish) snapless fitted diapers offer this kind of intentional, sophisticated simplicity.  As you will see when we explore the design and construction of the Sbish Snapless, it is a fitted that has been carefully and thoughtfully designed to be elegant, versatile, multi-sized, comfortable, economical, and sustainable.  The incredible thing to me is not just that Sustainablebabyish has succeed in wrapping up all those things in one fitted, but that they have done it with graceful simplicity.

OVERVIEW
Brand:  Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb
Type:  Fitted Cloth diaper (requires and additional cover to be waterproof).
Closure:  Pin, Snappi or Boingo
Material:  Heavy organic bamboo/cotton terry body; organic bamboo fleece doublers
Sizing:  Multi-Size designed to fit most babies between 10-35lbs.
Price:  $20.95, quantity discounts available
Description from Sustainablebabyish:  “The first multi-size cloth diaper from sustainablebabyish. heavy organic bamboo|cotton terry body with turned and topstitched leg elastic. includes two 3-layer organic bamboo fleece doublers for adjustable absorbency & one diaper pin. add more doublers for additional layers.  The sustainablebabyish snapless-multi is based on the pattern for our best selling bamboo fleece night time fitteds. slightly trimmer body & longer wings allow securing with one pin & fast diaper changes. the same fit you have come to love, now in a multi-size, snapless version, with adjustable absorbency & comfortable T&T leg casings. fold the front down for a shorter rise.

weight range approximately 10-35 lbs

this fitted cloth diaper requires a cover. pair with sustainablebabyish wool for a leak free combination.”

 DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

The Sustainablebabyish (Sbish) snapless multi fitted is constructed with the softest bamboo/cotton terry body.  The wings are serged and the legs feature turned and top-stitched casings.
OUTSIDE (Body/Shell of diaper)



The Sbish snapless fitted is the first fitted I’ve personally tried that combines a turned and topstitched leg casing with serged wings.  Serged stitches have more give and flexibility, allowing materials like knits and this bamboo terry to stretch and give even after they have been sewn.  A straight stitch, which is used to turn and topstitch diapers however, offers little to no stretch or flexibility.  By serging the wings and the waist, it enables the diaper to stretch and provide the perfect fit.

So why not serge the legs too?  Unfortunately, there are babies whose skin is very sensitive and even the softest woolly nylon serging irritates their thighs.  By putting the elastic in a turned and top-stitched casing, sensitive baby legs are protected from irritation, and the elastic provides the stretch needed to achieve a perfect fit.

INSIDE–Interior & Inserts

Inside the diaper you’ll find the same luxuriously soft bamboo terry as the outside of the diaper.  You’ll also find two inserts–one long one and one shorter one.  Each of these are constructed of 3 layers of bamboo fleece.  For smaller babies or babies who don’t require as much absorbency, you can choose to use only one insert-which will also result in a trimmer fit.

Adjusting the Fit/Rise
As convenient as snaps and hook & loop (velcro, aplix) closures are, they have their limitations.   Hook & loop closures are by far the easiest to use and the closest to disposable diaper closures.  It provides a precise fit with ease.  However, it also is the most troublesome in every other regard.  Hook and loop does not wear as well over time as snaps do, and eventually it will need to be replaced.  Additionally, it can have the tendency to cause snags and/or “diaper chains” in the laundry if it was not properly secured.  This is why many moms opt for snaps.

Snaps are nice because they are very durable and fairly simple to use.  They provide and effective means both for closure of the diaper as well as adjusting the rise to accomodate a good fit during multiple stages of baby’s growth.  The major drawback of snaps is that while they do usually offer a good fit, if baby is between snap settings, they cannot always provide a precise fit.

In designing the Sustainablebabyish Snapless Multi fitted diaper, all of these factors were taken into consideration.  The lack of velcro or snaps represents an intentional return to simplicity after all the complexities of the various closure options were considered.  I’ll admit that when I first received my Sbish snapless fitteds, that I marveled that modern cloth diaper would come without modern convenient closures.  Now, having experienced the ability to attain a perfect fit every time, regardless of which stage of growth my daughter is in, I understand the sophistication of their simplicity.

So, how exactly do you adjust the diaper to fit your baby perfectly?  Easy!

First, you pick the perfect rise for your child.  In our case, my daughter is a 2.5 year old toddler and there is nothing I need to do.  If you have an infant however, you simply fold over the front panel to the appropriate rise.  That’s it–no snapping or adjusting buttons in elastic–just fold it over to get the perfect rise for your little one.  I’ll demonstrate on our dolly :)  She is both smaller and less squirmy than my toddler.

Sustainablebabyish recommends folding the flap under (so you are folding it toward baby) for babies under 15 lbs:

For babies 15 lbs and over, Sustainablebabyish recommends folding the extra material over so it is out away from the baby:

Next, choose your method of closure.  Pins, Snappis and Boingo all work well.  Which you choose is really a matter of preference.  As someone who inherited the wonderful trait of hand tremors,  to say I was nervous to use a pin on my squirming toddler would be an understatement.  So for the first few months of using my Sbish snapless fitted, I opted for a a Snappi or my Boingo clips (if you are unfamiliar with these, here is a comparison of the two).

With a Boingo, as modeled by dolly.  As baby grows, you may need to use both Boingo’s that come in your set.  Sometimes I like to use Boingo’s on J on the sides of the diaper so it fits like a “side-snapping” diaper :)

Snappi, as modeled by dolly:

After continuing to hear the wonderful women on the Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb Facebook Chat page rave about how much they love pins, I decided to give them a try.  Armed with an extremely helpful tutorial from the Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb website on how to pin (you can see it here), and an invaluable tip from a friend, I am pleased to say that I now LOVE using pins and have been doing so for months!  The tip is an easy one and not only contributes to the pin going in with ease, but it also helps this absent minded mama keep track of her pins :)  My friend simply suggested keeping my pins stored in either soap bar or a wool wash bar (I keep mine stuck in a Sloomb Cube lanolin bar) because the bars lubricate the shaft of the pin and allow it to glide smoothly into the diaper.    If you are still uncomfortable with the idea of pinning, Sloomb also has a fabulous tutorial on how to use a Snappi with a Sbish Snapless fitted :)

You can also use the pin and attach it horizontally, as dolly is modeling it below:

Despite the absence or snaps, I have found that I am now able to put a Sbish snapless diaper on my daughter as quickly (if not quicker) as I can put a fitted with snaps on her.  As it turns out, with a little practice, these diapers are as quick and easy to use as snapped diapers AND they provide a superior fit experience for us.  If you love everything about this diaper, but wish it had snaps, you may want to consider the new Sustainablebabyish|Sloomb Happy Little Clouds snapped fitted!

 ABSORBENCY & PERFORMANCE
In the long line up of fitteds I have tried, Sustainablebabyish Snapless fitteds are some of the most absorbent.  The only two I have personally tried that are more absorbent are the Sustainablebabyish Organic Bamboo Fleece (OBF), which are designed for overnight use, and BubuBebe fitteds.

Something I really appreciate about the Sbish snapless fitteds is that they seem to distribute the moisture well, so that the whole diaper gets wet and continues to absorb, not just the “pee zone” if that makes sense.  There are several PUL covers that work well with these fitteds, but I prefer to pair them with wool because it is exceptionally breathable and my daughter’s skin seems to do better that way.  I highly recommend Sustainablebabyish wool covers and longies.  When we pair a Sbish snapless fitted with our lanolized Sbish longies, I know that the sheets will be dry when she wakes up in the morning :)

So how do they hold up?  I have been using our Sustainablebabyish Snapless fitteds for about 7 months now.  The elastic is still in great condition and I have not observed any holes, tears, balding (where the terry cloth loses it’s pile) or other issues.  Like every other natural fiber fitted I have tried, after repeated washings, they do loose their natural oils and start to feel rough.  Thankfully, there is an easy and natural way to restore them to their former luxurious softness!  At the end of your cloth diaper wash cycle, you can occasionally add some natural fabric softener like Ecover or Mrs. Meyers.  I have personally only tried Ecover, and I highly recommend it.  I found mine at a natural foods grocery store, but it is also available online at retailers like Amazon.

FIT
Although each and every baby is different, each diaper will fit individual babies differently, I am including some “Action Shots” of a Sustainablebabyish Snapless Fitted on my toddler so you can see what it looks like in action.  For reference, my daughter is 28 months, 25lbs and around 33 inches tall.


   

Sustainablebabyish Snapless Multi fitteds are available at www.sloomb.com as well as several cloth diaper retailers.  If you this review has been helpful in your choice to use Sustainablebabyish cloth diapers, I would love it if you would fill out this referral form and let them know that Anna Johnson sent you <3

If you have any questions or comments, be sure to drop me a comment here on the blog, on my Facebook page, or you can email me at:  modmamma@googlemail.com

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Anna

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110 Responses to Sustainablebabyish Snapless Multi-Size Fitted Review & Giveaway!

  1. Stephanie says:

    I have used sbish snapless. The were absorbent enough for naptime but not overnight for my daughter. Unfortunately, after several months of use the elastic casings all were almost threadbare with holes, and several inserts had holes too.

  2. Halie says:

    We loved our sbish snapless fitteds for night time with extra boosters!
    If anyone has tips for replacing the elastic, I’d love to hear it. :)

    • Anna says:

      That’s awesome they worked at night time for you with extra boosters. I would also be interested (for future reference) in hearing people’s tips for replacing the elastic :)

  3. Sally says:

    I think most would need an extra doubler or booster of some sort in order for the Snapless to work at night, but that’s why they’re a great trimmer option for daytime. We’ve used Sbish for 1.5 years now and I’ve never had mine get thin or have any holes. We use Sbish exclusively now and will never go back to another kind of diaper!

  4. Bethany says:

    I LOVE SBish multi size fitteds! I was initially skeptical when I bought a few but they have quickly become a favorite in my household. My husband especially likes them. He always uses them first. We have had the same six for almost a year (I think 10 months, to be exact) and they still look, fit, and work great. I occasionally use ecover on mine for softness, but not that often. No holes, tears, or threadbare areas. I don’t use them for night, for that I use OBF fitteds.

    • Anna says:

      Thanks for sharing–it’s great to hear that they are holding up so well and that your husband likes them so much (score!). I also appreciate you sharing what you use for nights. Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. emily says:

    We tried these when my girls were little but they were too bulky on my skinnies. I’d love to try them again.

  6. Rebecca Lawson says:

    Great review and contest! Love Sbish!!!

  7. Summer Ward says:

    Sbish snapless and obfs are the only diapers we’ve ever used and we LOVE them! Our little one is 6 months old and his diapers are in beautiful condition with the exception of some minor staining which is easily removed with sun. (We haven’t had much lately :) They function beautifully paired with wool and baby has never had any irritation or leaking. As a bonus, these diapers are surrounded by a lovely community of cloth diapering moms who are extremely generous and helpful to those who are new to cloth or to sloomb specifically…I could go on and on LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    • Anna says:

      Hi! Thanks for your comments and mentioning how easy it is to sun stains out–we haven’t had much sun here lately either. And YES! You are so right about the amazing Sustainablebabyish community.

  8. Danielle T says:

    I love all things Sbish! We use snapless multis (and bububebe) overnight with my heavy wetter, but have to add a doubler and cover it with sbish Longies or a cover. I always use a snappi, but will have to try that soap trick and try out my pins!

    • Anna says:

      Yes, you do need to try the soap or lano bar trick–it completely revolutionized my pinning experience. Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. Lindsay says:

    I haven’t used a snapless fitted yet, but I’d sure like to try it out! :) I’d never heard of sustainablebabyish until just a couple months ago when I got my first bamboo flats. They are so wonderfully soft and squishy, even though they were bought used! The SBish flats and my Motherease bamboo fitteds are the ones I always reach for.

  10. sus vandil says:

    I love our OBF. We use it for the night and it it the most absorbent fitted I know. We also use their flats. Love the softness and I looking into trying the snapless.

  11. Rebecca S. says:

    We love our obf’s for nights. Love how absorbent they are!

  12. Stacie says:

    I have one snap less and one fitted. My daughter is due on Saturday and I am very excited to try them out!

  13. I love snapless fitteds! they are amazing! If i could go back my entire stash would be snapless fitteds from sloomb

  14. Amanda G says:

    My all time favorite diaper. They make up the majority of our stash. If had to choose one diaper to go with it would be the snapless.

  15. Melanie S. says:

    We LOVE our snapless. The ONLY cloth diaper that keep the sheets dry all night long. Never really knew how to pin so thank you for that!

  16. Amanda T says:

    I like the snapless for daytime (not absorbent enough for night time) and the obfs are pretty good for night time.

  17. domestic diva says:

    This would be perfect for my soon coming little one.

  18. Mandy Marlowe says:

    So Cute! I’m ordering some now!

  19. Diane says:

    I use these diapers and LOVE them as well. Thanks for the ecover tip!! :)

  20. Britni Bradford says:

    We have one and LOVE it! Fits great and so absorbent!

  21. katie says:

    Just about to order my first sbish’s, this blog definitely helps with the decision between the snaps and snapless. Thanks!

  22. Runa says:

    I have been looking at these diapers after two recommendations from mom friends. Thank you for helping to make my decision a little easier…and also the pin & Ecover tips!! I used snappis with my son, but want to try pins now after this post!

    • Anna says:

      I’m so glad it helped! Pins really did terrify me, but after reading the Sloomb tutorial linked in the blog and sticking my pins in my wool wash/lanolin bar, it’s a breeze :) I love Ecover!
      Thanks for commenting :)

  23. Erin says:

    We love our sbish diapers! My 2 year old fits in large OBFs best and wears them exclusively but I love the softness and fit of snapless on my 6 month old. He exclusively wears snapless for day and medium OBFs for night!

  24. Julie C. says:

    I have several of the snapless minis for my NB due in march. They feel so soft :) I’d love to try this one too!

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  26. Katie says:

    I would love to try one becasue I hear they are very absorbant

  27. Jen B says:

    I’ve never tried a snapless fitted so I’m interested to see how they work. I have used the Sbish fitteds (too small now) and they are wonderfully soft and I loved the one I had

  28. Jenni says:

    I would love to try a Sustainablebabyish fitted! I’ve tried the wool, but haven’t ventured to the fitteds – I’m scared I’d fall in love!

  29. Julie L. says:

    We have both snapless and OBF. We prefer the snapless because they are so much softer and wash easier/better than others!

  30. I love my sbish multi-fitted! Perfect for overnight with both my 1 1/2 year old and my 3 month old. :)

  31. Melissa says:

    I’ve never tried it, but it looks like it would work great under our wool soaker for nights!

  32. Ashley says:

    I have never tried a sbish diaper, but I have heard they are THE diapers for overnight heavy wetters. My son is in disposables with a diaper cover because we haven’t found one that works yet at night (and he still leaks through it at times!). I really, really would love to try this fitted!

  33. melanie says:

    I haven’t tried one yet but I’m definitely wanting to, especially with my next baby. They are just so soft and absorbent!

  34. Kendra V. says:

    I’ve used their longies and LOVED them, and I’ve heard wonderful things about the fitteds! Would love to win this!

  35. Talia C. says:

    I haven’t tried a S’bish diaper before, but I’d like to, especially for my son who’s a heavy wetter!

  36. Julie Ghrist says:

    I have not tried them yet but I would really love to! I heard they are the best!

  37. coley r says:

    i havent tried one but have heard SUCH great things about sloomb!

  38. Katy C. says:

    I haven’t tried one of these fitteds yet, but would love to, as I am looking for a nighttime solution for my HEAVY wetter.

  39. Marie-Etta says:

    These are our go-to night diapers! So absorbent. :)

  40. eeyore004 says:

    I’d love to try one because I keep hearing how great fitteds are for nighttime!

  41. TiffanyWilkins says:

    I’d love to try one because I’ve heard really good things about them and I’m always looking for great fitteds to add to our stash.

  42. Heather M says:

    I have tried the ones with snaps and I LOVE them. They last us overnight with a PUL cover with no problems.

  43. Julie Meler says:

    Thank you for this review! I have a 12 week old and we are switching to cloth! Im getting ready to start my stash and I found this so helpful! Thanks!

  44. Dandi D says:

    I haven’t tried them, but I’ve been wanting to try some different fitted diapers for overnight use.

  45. Mary F. says:

    Awesome review of my favorite diapers! Thanks!

  46. Genesee Schaufus says:

    I LOVE these diapers! This is a great review. Well thought out & phrased :)

  47. Kristyn R says:

    We haven’t tried these, but they look so soft and comfortable!

  48. Kristina S says:

    I have never tried this kind of diaper but I have read great things and would love one for my son!

  49. i have never tried them.. i heard they are great for night time!

  50. Ginger G. says:

    I haven’t tried them, but they look super comfy, not too bulky for baby : )

  51. Rachel N says:

    I have not tried one before but I would love to because I have heard that they are really absorbent diapers

  52. Kelly Urban says:

    I haven’t tried them, but have heard good things about them.

  53. Ariel E says:

    I would love to try out a fitted for my heavy wetter!

  54. Lily Ivey says:

    Love Sbish snapless. They are squishy soft and very absorbent. Definitely need more.

  55. Michelle says:

    I have never used a fitted. Would love to give it a try! Awesome review.

  56. Michelle says:

    Heard they are super absorbent!

  57. Becks Atl says:

    I haven’t tried one yet, but would love too as I’ve read that they’re super absorbant.

  58. jenna burris says:

    I’ve never tried one but heard good things. I like the 2 fitteds I do have

  59. Michelle says:

    I have alwasys wanted to try one because my son is a heavy wetter and so many people say its amazing for hw. But its just a little out of my price range being a stay at home mom :)

  60. Katie Fowler says:

    Baby isn’t here yet, so I haven’t tried this diaper. I want to try it because it seems so simple and basic while still being very absorbent and user friendly. I have only heard good things about sustainablebabyish!

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  62. Christina D says:

    I’d love to try one of these fitteds as I hear they are great as nighttime diapers. I have a few of the Sustainablebabyish Bamboo Terry Flats for nighttime for my sons and I LOVE them. I’ve always wanted to try the fitteds!

  63. Katie Fender says:

    I LOVE my sbish! It’s super absorbent and works great for my heavy wetter.

  64. jenna howard says:

    we love sbish…the snapless fitteds are actually my favorite of the fitteds for everyday use. i love the obf for nighttime. sloomb is a great company and really value what is important to me about using cloth diapers.

  65. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I haven’t tried yet but I’d like to because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them!

  66. rhechristine says:

    I’ve always wanted to try one of their diapers (and woolies), but they are so expensive..and its really hard to find the money to buy one. everyone raves about them, so really, who wouldn’t want one of these?!

  67. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    Wow, what an awesome review, I love all the pics and details! I have never tried a Sustainablebabyish fitted. But, I have recently fallen in love with fitteds, so I would love to win one to expand my fitted stash!

  68. amy says:

    i havent tried one, i would love a good night diaper.

  69. Kjirsten says:

    I love my SBISH snapless! My favorite diaper and I am currently trying to convert my stash to fitteds and so I hope i win! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  70. Julie R says:

    I’m expecting my first in a month & would love to try sustainablebabyish! Looking for the right diapers for us!

  71. mp phaiah says:

    i have heard that these are the most absorbent fitted diaper out there! I have a new baby due in a few weeks so I would love to try this!

  72. jamie davis says:

    I haven’t tried the Sustainablebabyish brand fitted yet but i’ve heard great things. I like to put a fitted plus a prefold under a cover on my LO at night.

  73. Deedra says:

    I would like to try one because they look like they would be soft and comfy

  74. Rebecca R. says:

    I haven’t tried one yet, but I’d love to try one for nighttime!

  75. Jackie Lenaker says:

    My sweet baby girl is about to transition from snapless minis to snapless! Would love this to get our stash rolling!

  76. Molly Yarber says:

    I would like to try this fitted as I want more natural fiber diapers for nighttime.

  77. Sarah Paradis says:

    Would LOVE to win a fitted!! We are expanding our stash with #2 on the way!! :)

  78. Leanna Carter says:

    I love my snapless but never had a new one! Blog is great and so are contests!!

  79. Jodie S says:

    Love our Sbish multis. One of my favorite diapers! So gentle on my sensitive little guy.

  80. Sarah Fuhrmann says:

    all i hear are great things about the, i want to try one so bad!

  81. Monique Eckert says:

    We want to try an sbish soooo bad but they are sooo $$$. Would LOVE to win one!

  82. Nicole S says:

    we LOVE sbish in our house! It’s the only leakproof solution we have found for overnights!

  83. Michelle J. says:

    I keep hearing about how trim and absorbant sbish is. I would love to get my hands on omr.

  84. TaraLucida says:

    Haven’t had the chance to try these with our daughter, but would love to now that we have 2 in diapers!

  85. I heard so many great things about these diapers, but never NEEDED one. Then I had a boy, and he pees through just about everything at night. I finally broke down and got one of these and it is awesome!

  86. jessica long says:

    these look so good for NB I bet they would be good to start with!

  87. Charlotte R says:

    I haven’t tried SBish yet, but have seen the HUGE following of people who love it. Would love to try it myself ;-)

  88. jennifer b says:

    I love Sbish diapers and love how well the hold up! I’m on my second kid in the same Sbish’s I bought for baby #1, and they have NO signs of wear. Can’t beat that!

  89. Sandy Saves says:

    I haven’t tried one yet but would like to because they look like they fit well and look so very soft!

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  90. debbie m says:

    I would love to try a sb fitted.

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