Disclaimer: I was provided a full-sized cloth diaper free of charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% honest and original.
I’m really excited to share these with you!
A couple of weeks ago, Victoria of Stork Stopover contacted me and asked if I would be willing to try out her upcycled pocket fitted diapers. Interestingly enough, I had actually been contemplating pocket fitteds for sometime, since we’re going to be thinking about having another baby, and because I love fitted diapers so much for night time.
So, I said yes! Of course!
Victoria got Fox’s size and color and pattern preferences from me and went on the hunt for the perfect shirt to upcycle into a diaper for Fox. A few days later, I received a package on my doorstep with our diaper inside!
A little about StorkStopover’s Victoria
I asked Victoria to send over a little bio of herself and share with us how she got started making diapers. Here’s what she said:
I am a stay at home mom to my little lady and married to the best looking guy in the world! I like to joke that I went to college, got two degrees (one in history, one in education) but found my MRS as well and ended up an over educated (if there was such a thing) mommy.
I am into trying to do a little bit to save the world. We try to make small impacts in small areas (cloth diapers, hankies, reusable napkins, etc) but at least I know that I am actually really doing something to help, not trying but secretly failing due to an over extended budget of a city.
I started StorkStopover because I am handy with a needle, like to create things and I felt there was a void in the cloth diapering community that could be filled. I made fitted pockets out of t-shirts for my daughter when she was a newborn and being faced with sewing 20 diapers at once (we expected her to be much larger then she was so did not have any newborn size cloth) I tried to find diapers like these online, and couldn’t. so I sewed and sewed and sewed. About 7 months later I decided I should make them available for everyone. They make nighttime diapering so much easier for our little family, and what’s not to love about that?
Victoria is a totally sweet gal with a passion for cloth diapering and saving the earth one small change at a time! She’s been an absolute pleasure to work with!
StorkStopover Cloth Diapers
Every StorkStopover cloth diaper is handmade by Victoria with love! Victoria finds tshirts to upcycle near her home in Missouri. Every shirt is washed to ensure that it is clean, and then diapers are prepped before shipping, to make double sure that even though they’re upcycled from used shirts, every diaper is clean enough to catch your baby’s poop!
They also have a lot of other fantastic features, including:
- Sizing – diapers come sized, so you always get a good fit for your baby.
- Style – not every diaper looks like a shirt, but ours did! Depending on the size of shirt and size of diaper, Victoria will leave the sleeves intact and the diaper will be reminiscent of a shirt, which is so fun!
- Closureless – StorkStopover diapers are currently closure-less, meaning you need a snappi, boingo, or diaper pin to hold them on. Closure options will be available in the future.
- Dual-opening pocket – so you don’t have to unstuff your pocket! With an opening in the front and back of the diaper, you can just toss it in the wash and the insert(s) will agitate out on their own in the machine.
- Turned and topstitched – no serging to irritate baby on these diapers!
- Stay-dry inner – to keep moisture away from baby’s bum to help prevent rashes.
What do I think of StorkStopover diapers?
Well, basically, I love them!
I really love that they are upcycled. I upcycled a lot of shirts into diapers for Fox when I was pregnant, and I really wish I had done them as pocket fitteds like Victoria makes. Since they’re made from tshirts, the sky (or the local consignment shop, as it were) is the limit for prints, sayings, and style. She offers a “unicorn” diaper listing where you can give her three diaper themes and she will find a shirt that fits your desires. You can also send in your own tshirt for Victoria to convert for you!
The pocket fitted style Victoria uses is ideal for customizing absorbency. Use one or two inserts for daytime, or stuff an extra prefold or pad-folded flat in the middle for nighttime use.
These are also super easy to care for! Since they’re made from tshirts, you can wash them without worrying about ruining them with hot water or high-heat dryer settings. With the two-sided pocket, you don’t even have to un-stuff them before dropping them in your diaper pail. And as for drying time, because they’re pocket fitteds, they dry faster than regular fitteds because there are fewer layers to dry!
The fit is great! I prefer sized-fitted diapers, so these worked perfectly for us. Closure-less fitteds are also close to my heart, so that was a definite bonus for me.
All of you budget-minded mamas are also going to love the prices on these! Every diaper is under $10, making these a great way to save a little money when filling out your diaper stash.
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