Last year I purchased a Capri diaper cover from Blueberry in the Swirls print. I am a fan of both Best Bottom shells and Flip covers, so a fellow cloth diapering mom suggested the Capri to me. The Capri comes from Blueberry, which also makes the Blueberry Coverall, pocket diapers, and all-in-one diapers.
The Capri diaper cover is a sized one-size cover. Size one, or newborn, fits 6 to 12 pounds, and size two, or one size, fits 12 to 35 pounds. Made in the USA, the cover consists of a lightweight and waterproof 100% polyester fabric. Available in a number of colors and prints as well as both snap and velcro closures, the Capri cover works great with Capri inserts, prefolds, and other types of inserts including disposable inserts.
Because my daughter was already over 12 pounds, I purchased size two. In addition to the two sizes, the Capri also features three rows of three snaps on the torso that convert the cover from small to medium to large. At about 27 pounds, my daughter wears the medium size during the day and the large size at night. I use the large size overnight to accommodate the bulkiness of extra inserts. I am confident that the Capri cover will continue to fit my daughter through potty training. The size one is also small enough to work as a newborn diaper, fitting babies as small as 6 pounds.
On the inside of the cover, the Capri resembles a mix between the Blueberry Coverall and a Flip cover. The diaper features double leg gussets, which I prefer over single leg elastics. Double gussets hold in moisture and messes more securely. The Capri also include internal flaps that help keep inserts from peaking out the front or back of the diaper. I love my Best Bottom shells because of the snap-in insert, but I also love the interior flaps on my Flip covers. The Capri cover combines both features into a single diaper.
For the waist snaps, the Capri diaper cover features two rows of ten snaps. Using the waist snaps, the cover fits babies between 15 and 23 inches around. My daughter currently uses the second waist snaps from the middle, meaning she has a lot of room to grow. For thinner babies, the size two Capri may be too large around the middle even on the smallest torso setting. However, for larger babies and older toddlers, size two provides a larger diaper cover with plenty of room to spare. The newborn size fits smaller and more petite babies.
I generally like my Capri diaper cover. Depending on the size and color or print, the cover retails between $16.95 and $19.95, making the Capri a slightly more expensive diaper than similar covers. I also have mixed feelings about the dual sizing. On the one hand, I like that the two sizes means the Capri works on tiny newborns as little as 6 pounds through larger toddlers as big as 35 pounds. On the other hand, I would need to buy two sets of the Capri to diaper a baby from birth through potty training.
Update: I first put my size 2 Capri one-size cover on my son at seven months and 17 pounds. He wore the cover on the small rise setting with one set of waist snaps exposed. He could have worn the cover at a slightly smaller size. However, I had not yet made the switch to one-size yet because he still fit into his Capri newborn cover at six months and 17 pounds. My daughter could also still fit in the cover on the largest rise setting at 30 pounds. She wore the cover with five top and three bottom waist snaps exposed, leaving three top and five bottom remaining, so I could see the Capri one-size cover fitting up to 35 pounds.
Final Verdict: As a dual sized one-size diaper cover, the Capri fits babies between 6 and 35 pounds. I particularly appreciate the double leg gussets and interior flaps, which help keep inserts and messes securely inside the cover. The Capri works on my daughter both during the day and overnight, meaning the cover is incredibly versatile. I also love all the fun prints and colors available. The only drawbacks are the two sizes (newborn and one-size), meaning you must buy two sets of covers if you plan to use the Capri from birth through potty training, and the price, which is slightly higher than similar covers. However, the Capri is an awesome diaper cover that really does the job, so I highly recommend getting at least one or two for your diaper cover stash.
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Front of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Waist Snaps of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Hip Snaps of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Double Leg Gussets of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Interior Flaps of the Swirls Capri © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Swirls Capri on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Leg of Swirls Capri on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Side of Swirls Capri on Toddler © 2014 Heather Johnson
Front of Swirls Capri on 17 Pound Infant © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Swirls Capri on 17 Pound Infant 1 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Swirls Capri on 17 Pound Infant 2 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Back of Swirls Capri on 17 Pound Infant © 2015 Heather Johnson
Front of Swirls Capri on 30 Pound Preschooler © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Swirls Capri on 30 Pound Preschooler 1 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Swirls Capri on 30 Pound Preschooler 2 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Back of Swirls Capri on 30 Pound Preschooler © 2015 Heather Johnson