Diaper Options: Type, Size, Materials, and Customization
Heavy Organic Bamboo Fleece (HOBF) - This fabric is used to construct fitted diapers. The weight of the material is 400 grams per square inch to provide adequate nighttime absorbency that would need a waterproof cover to protect baby’s night clothes and bedding from leaks. The HOBF fitted diaper comes with a soaker constructed of HOBF as well.
Fitted Diaper - This diaper shell has an inner layer with a moisture wicking material to help keep baby’s skin dry, a hidden layer of HOBF for absorbency and an outer layer of a material chosen for it’s aesthetic quality. This diaper comes with a soaker constructed of HOBF topped with a matching material to the inner layer of the diaper shell.
Windpro Hybrid Diaper (WP) - This diaper shell has an inner layer of a moisture wicking material to help keep baby’s skin dry, a hidden layer of windpro fleece to repel moisture back up into the soaker and an outer layer of material chosen for it’s aesthetic quality. This diaper comes with a soaker constructed of HOBF topped with a matching material to the inner layer of the diaper shell.
Polyurethane Laminate Hybrid Diaper (PUL) - This diaper shell has an inner layer of moisture wicking natural color fleece to help keep baby’s skin dry, a hidden layer of PUL material for waterproof moisture barrier that keeps moisture in the soaker and an outer layer of material chosen for its aesthetic quality. This diaper comes with a soaker constructed of HOBF topped with a moisture wicking material that coordinates with the outer fabric.
Sleepybean Fleece Fitted Diaper - These diapers can come with a hidden layer of HOBF or windpro. The designated difference is that they only come with an outer layer made of fleece and the soaker gets an additional booster layer topped with a fleece that matches the outer layer. They are very popular nighttime and nap solutions for heavy wetters - a dry baby is a happy baby!
*The Old style Petite was 10-25+lbs, this pattern was retired and replaced starting with Batch 64.
Cotton Velour (CV) - this fabric comes in many colors, is luxuriously soft against baby’s bottom and is one of the options for the moisture wicking inner layer of a diaper. It has great stretch and recovery making it easy to customize fit to baby’s bottom as well. We're coordinate this fabric to match the outer fabric on diapers as best we can in mini groups and RTS stockings. Most customers sending in SYOF orders allow for Beanpop to match snaps & CV colors to their fabric for the best look but you can always let us know exactly what you’re wanting in the comments on your order! Some people love this so much they order custom diapers with it on the outside as well!
Organic Bamboo Velour (OBV) - this fabric comes in a beautiful creamy white color and goes well with nearly every outer fabric. This fabric is a secondary option in all mini-group diapers for that moisture wicking inner layer and always available to SYOF diapers as well. Some people love this fabric so much that they order custom diapers with it on the outside as well!
Outer Knit Fabric - Knit fabrics are chosen for SYOF, mini-groups and RTS stockings because of their stretch, durability and obviously aesthetic, too! Always know that it's better to contact Beanpop customer service before mailing in a SYOF to be sure it is suitable for making a diaper out of. Some fabric types will cause your diaper to degrade prematurely and will be rejected.
Outer Woven Cotton Fabric - Woven fabrics are chosen for SYOF, mini-groups and RTS stockings because of their affordability, durability and there are just so many to choose from! Again, it is better to contact Beanpop before mailing in a SYOF to check for suitability.
Turned Diapers - These have the edges entirely turned and topstitched. Some prefer the look of this and find that it can be more comfortable for their baby. Beanpop no longer sells diapers made with this option as ruffle turned diapers have been found to be far more popular but you may still see them listed for trade in the B/S/T pages on facebook.
Comfort Serged Diapers - These diapers are serged along the wings for that bit extra stretch but have the leg seams turned and topstitched so baby has some added comfort.
Ruffle Turned Diapers - Some think this is only an aesthetic difference to a standard turned diaper but it has been found that for some babies this style diaper fits a bit better for leak protection and as an added bonus, these generally dry a bit faster as well.