SnuggyBaby is run by and owned by an average mother. When she had her first child she was unable to find a ring sling baby carrier in a style she really desired, so she just made one herself! After countless compliments and people wanting one for themselves, she decided to open her own business. Being a knowledgeable mom, she also knew what people want in a cloth diaper. She loved the concept of All-in-Two (AI2) diapers.
The AI2 style diaper is a system where the diaper is 2 pieces: the inside/absorbable part and the outside cover. The way the SnuggyBaby diaper is designed is for full coverage with a flat insert. Typically with AI2 diapers there is a small strip or pad looking insert that snaps or lays in the cover. This a fine, but when the child gets older and has more urine in their diaper and their poops get more, let’s say larger, the AI2 often have leaks. They cannot stand up in those situations. This is where SnuggyBaby stands out. My favorite part about the SnuggyBaby diaper is that it has a large, oversize insert that is the widest I have ever used, giving this diaper way more coverage. This helps hold the contents inside the cover, where I want them!
The cut of SnuggyBaby’s insert allows you to easily slip the ends into pocket like folds in the cover, keeping the insert in place without a ton of snaps. There is a single snap, which I have used and not used. The way it’s designed I feel like the snap is a personal preference – use it or skip it. After a few washes the insert looks the same but the absorbency increases. This is normal for any cotton/hemp material diaper. The insert also fits better after a wash or two, like it settles into place.
The insert has a petal design for fast drying, which every cloth diaper using parent can appreciate. It’s perfect for HE washers in my opinion because it agates itself in the wash. They are 100% cotton with a wicking jersey-polyester stay-dry liner to help keep your baby cozy and feeling dry. The covers can be used with fitted diapers and prefolds, but they are really designed to be used with the SnuggyBaby Inserts. SnuggyBaby has both cotton and hemp liners available. The ones shown in the image below, the ones I reviewed, are the hemp inserts.
The outside of the cover is a cotton knit, but the inside is a stay dry polyurethane. This keeps the moisture on the inside of the diaper without leaking through the cover, but also keeps the outside of the cover cute and soft. Those adorable baby rolls that will touch the outside of the diaper will be against soft cotton, just like the soft cotton liner. The binding, the parts that are the edges of the diaper, are all a waterproof material, which is what you need for the ‘big’ moments.
The most unique aspect of the SnuggyBaby cloth diaper is the ‘bottom snap’! You can snap the button (butt area) of the diaper a little bit tighter for tiny babies and newborns! Every diaper is kinda big on a newborn. Yes, they are ‘one size’ and ‘fit newborns to toddlers’ but really, they big on newborns. The bottom snap, which I have never seen before, really makes this diaper stand out. This makes a huge difference on the fit of the diaper on small babies.
All of the SnuggyBaby diapers are made in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Yup, Made In America. All of the materials are made in the USA too. This diaper is American, all the way. This fact is very important to the owner of SnuggyBaby. They wanted to insure that their diapers are ethically made by supported, happy workers. Be sure to head over to the SnuggyBaby website to check out all the fun designs and the other great products the make.
The ‘small’ SnuggyBaby wetbags are the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Many times I just need the wet bag to hold 1 or 2 diapers. I am just running a few errands or heading to the zoo for the morning. I don’t need a huge bag that will take longer to dry. On the flip side I need my wetbag to be large enough to also toss in my child’s clothes into if lunch gets too messy. I cannot stand having to squeeze a diaper into a too small bag. The SnuggyBaby wetbags are the perfect size for a mom like me. They dry fast and are super cute. The zipper is durable and the bag is well made. At only $19 per bag you can afford to get a few and be set for the rest of your cloth diapering journey.