Bummis recently made the exciting announcement that they will be releasing a brand new style of Tots Bots Easy Fit One-Size Cloth Diapers in April! The Easy Fit AIO/Pocket diaper has been loved by many, and I was thrilled when Bummis contacted me to review one of the new styles. These diapers are not yet released to the public but I am sure they will be a huge hit when they are! I can’t wait to tell you about them.
- One-size diaper fits 8-35 lbs
- AIO diaper with long sewn-on minky soaker that doubles over and stuffs into pocket opening
- Wide pocket opening for adding additional inserts if needed
- PUL outer
- Soft-brushed polyester inner surrounding soaker
- Snap closure (two rows of waist snaps) or aplix closure
- Snap-down rise with 3 settings
- Stay-dry fleece liner included
- Made in Scotland
So What’s Different?
The new style Tots Bots Easy Fit AIO Pocket Cloth Diaper has several new features, the most notable of which is the minky sewn-in soaker. In the old style, the soaker is made out of microfiber topped with bamboo rayon. The new style soaker consists of 3 layers of soft, plush minky fabric that doubles over for a total of 6 layers of absorbency. Minky is incredibly soft against the skin, resists staining and odor, and is incredibly trim for the amount of absorbency it provides. Tots Bots has also added some flare to their diaper by making the minky soaker color coordinated with the diaper! I received the Easy Fit in red, and the minky soaker is bright red also. It’s so pretty to look at!
Another wonderful new feature of the Tots Bots Easy Fit diaper is the long-awaited snap closures! Easy Fits have only been available in aplix up until this point, and while their aplix is far superior to most brands (very wide, durable and STICKY), many cloth diapering mamas prefer snaps in general. So it’s great that they finally offer snap closures! And, for those who still want the aplix, they’ve improved it by adding color-coordinated aplix to the diapers instead of the plain white aplix that all of the old style Easy Fits feature.
Also, the new style Easy Fits each come with a soft fleece liner. The fleece acts as a stay-dry material, so for those of you who like the stay-dry feel against your baby’s skin, here’s your solution! The fleece liner covers the minky soaker completely, and since the rest of the diaper inner is made from soft brushed polyester, you now have a completely stay-dry-feel diaper. The liner also makes the icky diaper changes a lot easier, and is great to use with diaper creams too.
Another exciting new feature is… new prints!! Bummis will be releasing these new fantastic prints in the new style Easy Fit diapers:
Chicken Licken, Hansel & Gretel, Three Little Pigs,
Enormous Turnip, Jack and the Beanstalk
London and Jubilee
My personal favorite is the Jack and the Beanstalk print. We love that story and the diaper is too cute! Here is a close-up of the diaper so you can see the print a little better:
Things I Love About It
Of course I love their unique prints! It’s so fun to find prints that aren’t sold elsewhere or marketed on every brand of cloth diaper out there. And Tots Bots really has great tastes when it comes to picking prints and colors to use on their diapers. They are all so cute!
Tots Bots Easy Fit Cloth Diapers are made in Scotland, which I think is pretty cool. You can tell they put a lot of thought and hard work into their diapers because the quality and design is excellent. Bummis is their U.S. distributor and they only offer the best products.
I’m really loving the minky soaker! It is so soft and trim, and very pretty. I am impressed with the absorbency, especially considering how thin the soaker is. Baby M cannot wear most AIO diapers without an additional insert because he soaks through them within 2 hours, but the Easy Fit is an exception and holds up until the next diaper change without a problem! No leaks, and plenty of absorbency! To me, this says a lot about an AIO diaper.
The soaker is very quick to dry, which is an added bonus. I’ve had AIO diapers that can take forever and a day to dry, and I’m so glad this is not one of them. In fact, it’s one of the very fastest-drying AIO cloth diapers I’ve tried. Also, I love that the soaker can be folded over for added absorbency where it is needed (in the middle for a girl or the front for a boy). I also really like that you can fold the insert underneath and stuff it into the pocket OR use it “AI2-style” and just lay the top half right across the diaper with no need to stuff anything into the pocket. I’m not big on stuffing diapers so if I can avoid it, I usually will. It’s great that this diaper is so versatile and you can pretty much use it any way that you want!
The wide pocket opening is great and I love that there is so much room in this diaper to add extra absorbency if needed for overnight, naps, or trips out.
There is a soft stretchy polyester fabric that covers the pocket opening and soaker in the back and helps contain messes (gotta appreciate that).
The soft-brushed polyester surrounding the soaker on the diaper inner is soft and I like that it provides the stay-dry feel.
I love that the diaper comes with a fleece liner, as this is something I think most cloth diapers are sorely missing. I prefer Baby M to have the stay-dry feel, and we also use diaper cream a lot so it’s really nice when a diaper comes with a liner to serve that purpose.
I’m loving the wide back elastic! It is so gentle on Baby M, helps the diaper to stay farther up on his back, and keeps everything in! I really like wide back elastic but it’s a feature that’s very hard to find in cloth diapers. I’m thrilled that the Tots Bots Easy Fit has it!
The fit on Baby M is great. He is 17 months and about 26 lbs, and wears the diaper on the second-to-largest rise setting. The diaper hugs him and fits very trimly–a great diaper to wear under jeans!
For a one-size diaper, the fit is about average, though a little taller in the rise which is very nice if you have a growing toddler like mine! Baby M is rapidly outgrowing the rise in many of his one-size diapers but in the Easy Fit he still has a good ways to go. Here is a picture comparing the Tots Bots Easy Fit AIO Diaper from Bummis to a Bumgenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper on the largest settings:
For newborns and small babies, the diaper snaps down almost as small as the Bumgenius 4.0–maybe just a little larger. I’m not sure if it would truly fit an 8 lb baby without leaking out the legs or waist, but perhaps a more realistic number is 10-12 lbs, which is fairly common for a one-size diaper. Here is a comparison picture with the Easy Fit and Bumgenius 4.0 on the smallest settings:
Things I Would Change
I wouldn’t change very much because I’m really loving this diaper! However, here are a few little things about the diaper I would tweak if I could:
When taking the diaper off, I noticed that the snaps are kind of difficult to unsnap. I think this has to do mostly with the stretchiness of the PUL on the diaper tabs. It is VERY stretchy, and I think that makes it hard to get a good grip near the snap to pull it without stretching the PUL away from the snap. I would like to see Tots Bots reinforce the tabs with another layer of (less-stretchy) fabric so it’s easier to unsnap the closures.
I wish that the diaper had one more row of rise snaps and a cross-over snap setting on the waist so it could snap down to a smaller setting for newborns. I really like when one-size diapers truly fit from birth to potty training, and I think with just a few more snaps on the diaper, the Easy Fit could easily fit a 6-8 lb baby. However, Bummis does offer a similar diaper called the Tini Fit made by Tots Bots that is newborn-sized for little ones 5-14 lbs. I have not heard yet whether the new style of the Easy Fit diaper will be incorporated into the Tini Fit diapers but I hope so!
On the larger scale, I wish that the diaper had more waist settings for bigger/older babies. Baby M is on the largest waist setting on one side and the second-to-largest waist setting on the other side of the diaper. So basically he is just ONE SNAP away from being on the largest waist setting possible. At only 17 months, this concerns me a little because he has a long ways to go yet before potty training and I don’t want to see him outgrow the diaper in the waist before then! I would love to see Tots Bots add at least two more waist snap settings (one on each side) so the diaper can fit larger babies and toddlers.
The Bottom Line
Overall I’m really pleased with the new Tots Bots Easy Fit AIO Pocket One-Size Diaper and I am looking forward to buying more when they are released in the U.S. by Bummis in a few weeks! I like the new features a lot and this diaper is definitely going on my favorites list. For an AIO diaper, I am impressed with the absorbency and happy that I can actually use it on my heavywetter Baby M without having to add inserts during the day. We haven’t had any leaks at all with this diaper! Baby M seems very comfortable in the diaper and with the gentle elastic it doesn’t leave any red marks on him. The only real concern for me is that he may end up outgrowing the waist settings before he is potty trained, but that remains to be seen. For now I’m definitely going to get a lot of use out of this diaper and can’t wait to add a few more to my stash!
Bummis says the new version of Easy Fit One-Size Cloth Diapers
should be available for purchase in April!
Look for them at Kissed By The Moon and other Bummis retailers soon!
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