Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hippy Hippy Snap - Newborn

About the pattern:
This is a paid hip-snapping pattern available in sizes NB, S, M and L.  The design of this pattern uses very little fabric.  I laid out the newborn pattern on a yard of PUL and figure you can get at least 15 newborn diaper cuts out of one yard!  (You would get fewer cuts if you were using a natural fiber material though; due to shrinkage).  This pattern comes with very brief instructions, so if you have sewn a few diapers already then the instructions will be adequate; otherwise you might want to review more detailed instructions (like Cloth Revolution or Darling Diapers Unlimited) before attempting to follow these ones.

My test diaper:
I used this pattern to make a fitted diaper out of cotton velour – so soft & squishy!  I am familiar with this pattern already because I have used it to make size Medium diapers for my daughter – and I love the pattern because it is very trim fitting and fits her really well.  The newborn diaper is very cute.  The crotch is pretty narrow, but I like that because I feel like a lot of diapers are too wide for newborns. 





There is an umbilical cord snap-down snap; so this diaper could be used right away before the cord falls off.  Here is a picture of the diaper on the smallest setting, with the front snapped down: 



Overall opinion:
This diaper is so cute and I love that it uses very little fabric.  The two rows of snaps on the wings allow you to adjust the waist and hip separately so that you can get a precise fit.  I find that hip snapping diapers work really well for chubby thighs, so I think this diaper would fit great once the baby starts plumping up; yet it also snaps down tiny enough to fit during the first few weeks.

Fit update:
Before umbilical cord falls off:
I really like this diaper, it is a great fit, and at 8.5 lbs, my son still has plenty of growing room.  The legs were a touch loose, but not enough to cause leaks...it may be a problem for a baby much smaller than 8lbs though.  This has a high rise, but with the umbilical snap, it didn't irritate the cord at all; and that high rise will be great once the cord falls off.

Action shots:
 

4 weeks old - 11 pounds:
This diaper is a nice fit at this size (on almost the largest leg setting, and medium waist setting).  It is a nice trim fit.  It is narrow through the crotch; but not too narrow that it results in leaks.
 


2 months old, 14lbs10oz:
This diaper is a nice, trim fit.  He currently is wearing it on the medium waist setting and the largest thigh setting.  He'll outgrow this soon though due to his chubby thighs.
 


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Thank you to the mama who created this pattern! 

Please feel free to comment about your experience with the Hippy Hippy Snap pattern or with any questions about my review!

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