|Smartipants offers a sleeve design, so the insert agitates out in the wash!|
I soon fell in love! The outer material is very soft. Riley could wear them on the largest rise setting, while Elijah could wear them on the medium setting. Since Elijah was 2 months old before we started CDing, I do not have experience CDing a newborn. But, imo, I do not think they would be good for an itty bitty, since even at the smallest setting, the leg holes seem a little big for a newborn. Smartipants now offers the "Little Smarti" newborn diaper, an AIO with hook & loop closure. When Elijah was little, he was a chunker! Nearly 21 lbs by 4 months. I loved how the Smartipants fit snugly on his chunky thighs with no leaks.
|Left to right, largest to smallest rise settings. Notice that the wings overlap.|
I also love how the inserts have a green edge. It makes it very easy to find them when putting away the diapers. You see, I'm a little weird and OCD when it comes to the diapers. I have to use the original insert that came with the diaper (brand only, though, otherwise it would get confusing!). I do have a couple diapers that did not come with inserts, so for those I have either bought new inserts or just use extras that I have around.
I have tried Smartipants for overnight on Elijah, and they are just....okay. The pocket does not leave a lot of room to add extra inserts (unless they are thin), and the single microfiber insert isn't enough for E all night (even when he was little). I think they are very absorbant, though for regular daytime use. And they hold in poop extremely well! Not once did E have a poosplosion while wearing Smartipants.
|E at 3.5 months, Riley at 2.5 years|
|Elijah, at 10 months.|
Despite my cloth diaper addiction and *need* (hehe) to try every cloth diaper ever made, I still love my Smartipants!! I still reach for them daily, despite all the adorable printed diapers E has.