Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Review: smartipants OS Pocket Diapers

Diaper:  smartipants  -  $14.95 (Kelly's Closet - $13.32)
Type:  One-Size, Pocket
Materials:  PUL outer layer, snaps, suedecloth inner fabric, 1 microfiber insert
Fit:  7 - 35 lbs.
How it works:  Smartipants is a OS diaper which allows you to adjust the rise of the diaper to accommodate a growing child.  The only closure type on these diapers is snaps.  The inside of the diaper has a patented "Smart Sleeve."  This pocket differs from others in two ways:
  1. The pocket is open in both the back and the front which allows you to stuff from one end and continue pulling through from the other.
  2. The insert (or inserts if you double up) come out in the wash, so no need to pull out a wet insert before laundry day.

Thoughts from Amanda:

Aesthetics -  This is an incredibly trim diaper.  The fit is beautiful on my son (20.6 lbs. currently).  It is great as a diaper bag dipe since it doesn't take up too much room.  The snaps stand out since they are white, but that's okay with me.  My only qualm...more colors please!!!!  I love these diapers but I want more variety.  I'm not a fan of a whole drawer of pastel baby colors.  So, I give this diaper a 4 only because it needs more color variations, and maybe some designs too!

Functionality - I love everything about this diaper.  There is a good number of snaps at the waist and you can overlap the wings for a tight fit on a very small baby.  It is also very trim and sits close to the body which is great when trying to fit your child into clothes that were made to fit their actual size and not a giant diaper.  lol  Stuffing these pockets is a breeze.  I just push them through and one side about half way and then pull them through the other side of the "Smart Sleeve" pocket.  No more shoving an insert into a deep pocket and just feeling around to make sure it's in correctly.  I never mis-stuff with smartipants.  And how can you not love that the insert comes out on its own in the washer?!  Even with a doubler in place both will still come out, every time.  Love it!  It's also a great out and about diaper.  Being so trim it fits well in the diaper bag, doesn't take up too much room in a wet bag, and I don't have to worry about the insert being removed at any point.  

Durability - These have held up well to washing.  I do hang dry all of the outer parts of my pocket diapers so I can't really comment on time in the dryer.  The inserts stay soft and no shrinking.  :)
***I highly recommend smartipants diapers, especially if you are going to be out and about with your CDs.  It is definitely a "go to" diaper in my stash.


  1. Great review... I agree with every word! This is our go to diaper right now. I love it! Love the trimness too!

  2. Wow, I need to get me some of those!!