Yesterday I discussed the pros and cons of using All-in-One cloth diapers. Not everyone is a fan of AIOs but I am certainly am. I do like our One Size pockets because of their One Size features and many AIOs don’t offer a One Size option. That is probably the only major drawback for me with most of my AIOs but other than that, I am definitely fan so when I got the opportunity to try a bitti d’lish AIO from itti bitti, I was thrilled. I had been admiring the itti bitti diapers for quite a while!
itti bitti is an Australian company that was started in 2005 with great success. They recently launched their diaper lines here in the U.S. in March 2011. itti bitti diapers offer an extremely trim fit, an amazing color selection, and minky fabric! Like many diaper makers, itti bitti offers a variety of diapers in their line including the bitti tutto (one-size diaper), the bitti d’lish snap-in-one and all-in-one, the bitti boo fitted, wet bags, and luxurious cloth wipes!
I had the opportunity to review the bitti d’lish AIO. The bitti d’lish comes in two versions, the Snap-in-One (SIO) and the All-in-One (AIO). Although I haven’t tried the SIO, based on the description, it sounds like it is a hybrid system similar to the Best Bottom Diaper System. If anyone has tried the bitti d’lish SIO, I would love to know if it is similar or not.
Back to my review of the bitti d’lish AIO I received to try. itti bitti selected the color so it was a mystery until the fluffy mail arrived in my mailbox! I must say, I fell in love with this diaper when I opened. I love the bright lime green color and the amazingly soft minky fabric! The diaper also features snaps which I wasn’t sure about (remember, I’m still discovering my love for snaps) but I did like that they featured cross over snaps which might be useful if I ever have a skinny baby!
I had read all about the trim fit and lower rise that itti bitti diapers offer, but I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. When the diaper arrived, it looked lower in the rise before I even got it out of the packaging so that is definitely an accurate claim. itti bitti recommends that you size up rather than down if you need a higher rise. I would highly recommend this as well after trying the diaper on W! We received a size medium which is perfect based on the weight guidelines provided on the itti bitti website. For the bitti d’lish size small fits 8 to 16 pounds, medium fits 14 to 26 pounds, and large fits 23 to 37 pounds. Based on W’s approximate current weight at 23 pounds, we’re right in the span for the size medium.
The bitti d’lish is an AIO that also features a sewn in soaker that allows for an additional mini soaker to be snapped in. The mini soaker does not come with the bitti d’lish and I didn’t find a need for it. It might be useful if you were going to try the bitti d’lish overnight though. We’ve only used this diaper during the day and we haven’t had any leaks. itti bitti states that you can expect approximately 3 hours with this diaper and they do recommend a booster if you have a heavy wetter.
As claimed, the bitti d’lish is definitely a low-rise diaper. If you prefer a higher rise, then you will want to size up. I don’t mind the lower rise, but I’m definitely used to a bit higher rise with my other diapers so I was a bit nervous.
As you can see, this diaper definitely shows off W’s tummy! But it doesn’t squeeze him too tight in any way! With the snap placement I was worried that I wasn’t getting a good fit on him, but he wore the diaper for a few hours with no problem so I would say that it was just fine! As soon as this diaper was on W, I believed the claim of being extremely trim! This is definitely the most trim fitting diaper in our stash!
Here you can see how much trimmer the fit is through the legs as you can see a mark on W’s thigh from the diaper he had on before the bitti d’lish. With the bitti d’lish there is far less bulk through the legs. While W isn’t crawling or walking yet, I think these diapers would definitely be great for that stage as it just seems like it would be easier to move around with less diaper in the way!
There is one area where I was a bit concerned about the low rise and that was in the back. We haven’t had the luck of having him in the bitti d’lish when he poops so I haven’t gotten to test that out but I will admit that I’m a bit worried about what might happen. If he happens to be sitting up, we might all be in trouble!
As you can see when he is sitting up and leaning forward slightly, there is a tiny gap between the elastic and his skin. I’m afraid of what might escape out of there! I suppose time will tell and I will keep you updated on what happens if we encounter this situation. It will be the true test for the bitti d’lish!
Overall, I’m a fan of the bitti d’lish! The photo above illustrates just how trim the fit is as it fits under W’s onesies without looking much different from a disposable! He could wear shorts and pants with it on and they didn’t have to be two sizes bigger than what really fits him. That is definitely nice to find in a diaper. I’m not completely sure how long this diaper will work for us as W just keeps getting longer and longer. I do wish I had a large so it would last us longer, but I will definitely be using it as long as we can!
One other perk I need to mention about this AIO is that it had a great drying time. It was in the wash with some other AIOs and some of our pockets and after the same time in the dryer as the other AIOs, the bitti d’lish was one of the first ones that was completely dry. We do a combination of dryer time then laying out our diapers to finish drying them and I have a few AIOs that are always the last to be ready. The bitti d’lish is not one of them. It also works well in the diaper bag because it’s not as bulky as other AIOs!
UPDATED on 6/8/11 due to the bitti d’lish surviving some of the toughest tests W can put a diaper through! Today W wore the diaper while I was wearing him in our Beco carrier. Usually we end up with a bit of leakage if he’s in the carrier too long, but not with the bitti d’lish. Then he continued to nap for two hours (which is crazy for him) and at the end of it all, we had one of the messiest diapers I’ve seen in a while! You know how I was worried it might creep up the back because of the low rise? Nope! No leaks of any kind all afternoon! This is a great diaper and I think we might need a few more!
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