One of the most recent additions to my cloth diaper stash is a Kissaluvs Kutie cover in an adorable cheetah print. The inside of Kissaluvs Kutie diaper covers is water-resistant PUL and the outside is cotton with matching trim and snaps. Available in more than a dozen prints, my favorite Kutie cover is by far the brown cheetah. I use my beloved Best Bottom inserts inside my Kissaluvs Kutie, but this diaper cover also works with fitted diapers and prefolds. Similar to a Best Bottom shell and unlike a Flip cover, the inside of the Kissaluvs Kutie lacks front and back flaps but include elastic along the waist. Because of the PUL inside, this cover can be wiped cleaned during diaper changes and used multiple times before laundering.
Kissaluvs Kutie covers promise to fit babies between 10 and 40 pounds. With two rows of three torso snaps, this one-size diaper converts into small, medium, and large sizes. During the day, I use either the medium or large setting on my 23 pound daughter. At night, I use the largest setting so that I can stuff a Stay Dry Best Bottom insert, a microfiber overnight Best Bottom insert, and a FuzziBunz minky inside.
Compared to Best Bottom shells, the Kissaluvs Kutie is roughly the same size as a Best Bottom on the largest setting. On the smallest setting, the Kissaluvs Kutie is slightly smaller than a Best Bottom. With all of the elastic along the legs though, the Kissaluvs Kutie cover should stretch to fit to slightly larger than a Best Bottom shell. Kissaluvs Kutie diaper covers should fit babies beginning during infancy all the way through toddlerhood.
Also in terms of design, the hip snaps of the Kissaluvs Kutie are almost identical to the Best Bottom hip snaps. Kissaluvs Kuties feature a single row of two snaps including cross over snaps. My only concern with the hip snaps is narrowness of the front. As my daughter gets bigger around the waist, the snaps closest to the middle will touch her skin. I will need to find a backing to cover the snap so that the edges do not dig into her skin. However, all of the snaps come with a lifetime guarantee.
One feature that is almost a must have for me is double leg gussets. Not only does the Kissaluvs Kutie diaper cover have double leg gussets, but the elastic around the legs is super stretchy. At first, this cover looks smaller than average. In reality, the extra elastic means that the Kissaluvs Kutie stretches farther than many other covers while still securely holding in any yucky messes. The extra elastic also means fewer leg leaks during the night.
Now that I have been using my Kissaluvs Kutie cover on my daughter for a few weeks now, I can admit that I am impressed. Not only is the cheetah print super cute, but I really like the design. I love all the extra elasticity around the legs and along the back of the waist. I have not had any major leak issues with my Kissaluvs Kutie during the day. I also love using this diaper on my daughter at night, although the print is almost too cute to hide away in the dark.
Final Verdict: The Kissaluvs Kutie is a superb cloth diaper cover. First, I absolutely love the cheetah print on my daughter and am excited to show the cuteness off this summer. Second, the double leg gussets and extra elastic around the legs work great to hold in messes. In fact, I almost love the leg design of the Kissaluvs Kutie more than my beloved Best Bottoms. At just $16.95 each, Kissaluvs Kutie are definitely a great cover for the price. Plus, because of the exposed PUL on the inside, this cover can be used multiple times before needing washed. If I were in the market for more cloth diapers, Kissaluvs Kutie would be near the top of my list.
Also check out my Cheetah Kissalivs Kutie: Daily Diaper for pictures of this diaper cover in action.
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Cheetah Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover © 2013 Heather Johnson
Inside of Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover © 2013 Heather Johnson
Largest Best Bottom and Largest Kissaluvs Kutie © 2013 Heather Johnson
Smallest Best Bottom and Smallest Kissaluvs Kutie © 2013 Heather Johnson
Double Leg Gussets of Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover © 2013 Heather Johnson
Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover Double Leg Gussets © 2013 Heather Johnson
Front of Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover © 2013 Heather Johnson
Back of Kissaluvs Kutie Cloth Diaper Cover © 2013 Heather Johnson