Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Doopsy SD One-Size Pocket Diaper Review

Fits – 10-35 pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★★☆☆  This diaper can be bought from Baby Eco Mart for $16.95.  This is low to average price for a pocket diaper, however, with this diaper and its amazing absorbency, you do get a lot of bang for your buck!!

Leaks:  ★★★★★  I was concerned that I would have leaks with this diaper as the rise was a little low on my tall toddler.  However, I found that this concern was completely unfounded as my heavy wetter was dry after long naps and night time use in this diaper!  Doopsy has a brilliant system of 3 inserts that make this diaper bullet proof.  First, there is the Super Doopsy.  This insert is a loop style insert made of 4 layers of bamboo double loop terry and one side of PUL.  The loop style is great because you simply fold it into itself for the extra layers of absorbency, but then it unfolds to wash and dry easily.  There is also an extra absorbency insert made of 2 bamboo hemp layers that fits into the loop insert.  In addition to both of those fantastic inserts, Doopsy has also included a 4 layer microfiber insert.  During the day, you do not need all 3 inserts, but at night, they have proven to be SUPER absorbent!  Also, the PUL wraps around in the front to the inside of the diaper, this keeps the front of the diaper from wicking.

You can see the microfiber insert on top and the Super Doosy below.

Fit:  ★★★★☆  This diaper features a 2 snap down rise to give 3 rise settings which gives the ability to fit from a young age to an older child.  This diaper also features two rows of waist snaps.  The bottom row adjusts the hip/leg fit and the top row adjusts the waist.  On each tab, there are 3 snaps.  There is one snap for the hip adjustment, and two side-by-side snaps for the waist adjustment.  I loved the way the hip settings fit on my daughter.  Also, since she is so skinny, diapers with hip adjustments seem to do better on her.  However, with the snaps around the waist and her being so skinny, I did have trouble finding a fit that was perfect for the waist.  That being said, we never had a leak!  

Ease of Use:  ★★★☆☆  This is a snap diaper, so there is some amount of trial, error, and difficulty involved.  That being said, once you know which snap setting fits your child, it is quite easy get the diaper on the next time.  However, the Loop insert can be quite the pain to get back together after washing.  It is well worth the effort, but it can be difficult.

Insert with PUL side up.

Washing:  ★★★★★  This diaper is well made, sturdy, and has held up in the wash perfectly!  The inserts wash clean very easily and very few stains remain.  Of course, the microfiber insert is the insert closest to baby, so it has the majority of the staining.  However, the Stay Dry Microfleece interior layer of the diaper has washed clean and only one tiny stain remains.

Overall Performance:  ★★★★☆  I love this diaper!  This diaper surpassed my expectations and has become a reliable night time diaper!  I also love that even with all of the inserts in this diaper, it is still nice and trim and fits under most clothes!  I do hate how difficult the inserts can be, but the hassle is well worth your time and effort due to the supreme absorbency!

Total Stars:  24/30

You may purchase this diaper and other Doopsy products here.


  1. Thanks for the review. They look so cute on too! Did you notice them being bulkier than other pocket diapers? I do like the PUL insert feature. Seems like it would be "bullet proof" like you said.

  2. It is actually still quite trim! I wouldn't say it is one of the trimmest diapers, but it is far from bulky!

  3. Ask to see the video she made showing a quick and easy way to stuff the SD insert.