Cloth Diaper Sizing, Types and Styles
Southern Comfort Fitteds offers 4 different sized diapers in 3 different styles as well as 2 different types. Our sizes are not one size fits all and are not all in one. Our diapers are fitteds only. Which means they are not made with PUL or any other laminate. The soaker system unsnaps completely out of the diaper for a more thorough cleaning and better fit adjustment. The patterns designed for each size were hand crafted. Each size has been tested over several years with many different babies to achieve the best fit across all stages of the diapering years. The different variations of sizes and styles affect the exact price each diaper.
Outer Layer: usually manufactured with 100% cotton, cotton Lycra variations, and polyester fabric variations.
Hidden Layer for Hypros: 100% polyester windpro fleece
Hidden Layer for True Fitteds: organic bamboo fleece ( 70% viscose from bamboo/30% organic cotton)
Inner Layer of Cotton Velour (80% cotton/20% polyester)
Inner Layer of Organic Bamboo Velour (67% bamboo/28% organic cotton/ 5% polyester)
Soaker System: Our unique soaker system is composed of 9 layers of solid all natural protection. One lay in booster made up of 3 layers of heavy organic bamboo fleece, topped with either wicking jersey (100% polyester) or the coordinating cotton /bamboo velour (see content above). The booster lays on top of the fold over snap in contoured soaker. This soaker is made up of 2 layers of heavy organic bamboo fleece with a hidden layer of all natural, super absorbent hemp terry (hemp is NOT exposed)
JUST BORN - This is our newborn size. Designed to fit babies that are ”just born” right in the hospital. Fitting size 5lbs to 12lbs (included preemies). This weight range does depend on your baby, but can last up to 3 months old. Click here to see a Just Born diaper.
PETITE - Petites were designed for that funky stage right in between the Just Born and the Size 1. When baby is a little too big or outgrowing the Just Born but the Size 1 is still just a little too big. Petites fit from about 10lbs to about 20lbs. Depending on your baby, but fitting ages 3 months to about 8 months old. Click here to see a Petite diaper.
SIZE 1 - Size 1 is our most popular size. This size fits baby for the longest time period. Fitting from about 15lbs to around 35lbs or more. The average age fitting for the best fit of Size 1 is about 6 months old to about 2 years old. Click here to see a size 1 diaper.
SIZE 2 - Size 2 is our largest size. This size was designed to last through the end stages of diapering and potty training. It is NOT recommended to use this size for a baby under 9 months old. Size 2 fits the weight of 20lbs to around 45+ pounds. With age ranging from 1year to 5 years old. This depends entirely upon baby’s composition. Click here to see a size 2 diaper.
TURNED AND TOPSTITCHED (T&T) - Turned and topstiched is the standard style of most cloth diapers. They are sewin down, flipped over and topstitched. This style applies the basic true fit with softer finished edges. See a sample of a T&T diaper here.
SERGED - Serged diapers are sewn around the edges one time with a serger. This style is less expensive than the other 2 style options. Serged is the more popular style and most requested. The composition of this style of finish is much trimmer, but the fit provides the most coverage. See an example of a serged diaper here.
COMFORT SERGED - Comfort serged is a combination of both T&T and serged. The legs mid section is turned and topstitched while the wings and belly panel are serged. This style is slightly more expensive than the other 2 styles. But is also highly desired by moms. The fit is super trim in the leg mid section and provides a fit combination of that feels the best. See an example of a comfort serged diaper here.
TRUE FITTED -A true fitted is the original make up of a fitted diaper. The hidden layer of the shell is composed of heavy organic bamboo fleece. This type of fitted is not offered by a lot of manufacturers anymore. But Southern Comfort Fitteds will always offer this natural version of the original fitted cloth diaper. Although we do not use true fitteds as our standard type, made upon request only.
HYPRO - Over time, fitteds have transformed their original make up into more modernized, polyester fabrics. The HYPRO gets its name from the make up of the hidden layer in the shell which is a combination of water repellent windpro fleece, deeming it a hybrid fitted. The HYPRO fleece used by Southern Comfort Fitteds was discovered in 2017 after much research and testing for the perfect fleece to use in the new hybrid fitteds. At this time, we are the only manufacturers who use this fleece for diapers. The fleece is highly sustainable, liquid resistant with a sturdy composition for a quality fit. Hypro is the standard type of fitted offered for purchases.