After cloth diapering my daughter for over two years, I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper my second baby from birth. Back in September, I tested my first fitted pocket diaper from StorkStopover on my toddler daughter. Since receiving the diaper, the upcycled fitted has been in constant rotation in my overnight stash. In addition to the diaper for my daughter, I also received a newborn fitted pocket to test on my son who was born in the middle of October.
Because Victoria, the owner of StorkStopover, uses old t-shirts as the base material of her diapers, overhead costs are quite low. Thus, one of my favorite aspects of the fitted pockets from StorkStopover is the price. The newborn size on the brand Etsy shop currently cost $7.50 each, which is extremely budget-friendly. By incorporating the fitted pockets into your stash along with a few covers, you can build a sufficient newborn stash for a relatively small price.
In addition to the affordable price, I also really appreciate the design of StorkStopover cloth diapers. Victoria upcycles old t-shirts into diapers, making the brand extra environmentally-friendly because of the use of recycled materials. StorkStopover also offers custom diapers made from your t-shirts!
Like other fitted diapers, the material is not waterproof, meaning that the diaper requires a cover or more frequent diaper changes to prevent leaks. I am a huge fan of covers, so I already had plenty in my stash including newborn covers from which to choose. Because of the small size of the newborn fitted pocket from StorkStopover, all of my existing covers adequately fit over the diaper.
The StorkStopover newborn fitted pocket features front and back pocket openings. Although I have a few pockets in my stash, I exclusively use my pockets as covers because I hate stuffing in the inserts. I also hate unstuffing wet inserts. StorkStopover solves part of my pocket problem with the dual openings. I have yet to unstuff the soiled inserts because the inserts agitate out during laundering. Additionally, I received one newborn insert from StorkStopover, but the diaper is roomy enough to accommodate additional inserts.
Because StorkStopover creates unique and custom diapers from old t-shirts, each fitted pocket is slightly different. My newborn diaper features five snaps on the torso and two snaps on each wing with an additional crossover snap.
In terms of quality, the newborn fitted pocket that I received from StorkStopover is holding up perfectly despite numerous washings over the past three weeks. Looking at the construction of the diaper, I can tell that the sewing is homemade compared to the commercial sewing on mass-produced diapers. However, all of the sewing has remained intact despite heavy use. The snaps on the diaper are also secure. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the quality of the handmade newborn diapers from StorkStopover.
Washing and drying my newborn fitted pocket diaper from StorkStopover is extremely easy, fitting perfectly into my current laundry routine. On laundry day, I toss my diaper pail full of dirty diapers including my newborn StorkStopover in my washing machine for a warm heavy wash with some Rockin’ Green and OxiClean followed by two cold rinses. Sometimes I pull the dirty insert out from the diaper, but the insert also agitates out during laundering, which is a huge plus for a mama who hates unstuffing diapers. After washing, I toss the diaper and insert in my dryer for an hour. Laundering my StorkStopover newborn fitted pocket is easy peasy!
I consider my newborn son a fairly heavy wetter. He is also not bothered by a wet diaper at night, so I need fluff that lasts nine to ten hours overnight. During the day, my StorkStopover newborn fitted pocket lasts about an hour without a cover and a couple hours with a cover, which is comparable to my other newborn diapers. If I add an extra insert in addition to the insert provided with the fitted pocket, then the diaper lasts my son all night.
If you are searching for an economical and environmentally-friendly cloth diaper for a new baby, I highly recommended the newborn fitted pockets from StorkStopover. The price per newborn diaper from the brand is currently $7.50 each, which is extremely budget-friendly, especially for newborn fluff that gets used for a relatively short period of time. Additionally, the upcycling of old t-shirts makes the homemade brand greener than most commercial brands, and you can order custom diapers made from your favorite old shirts. I am extremely happy with my upcycled t-shirt newborn fitted pocket cloth diaper from StorkStopover.
For more information or to make a purchase, visit StorkStopover on Etsy or Facebook. Also be sure to check out my StorkStopover Upcycled Fitted Pocket Cloth Diaper Review.
Front of StorkStopover Upcycled Newborn Fitted Pocket Cloth Diaper © 2014 Heather Johnson
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