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Diaper Options: Type, Size, Materials, and Customization

Diaper Types: 


*all diapers constructed at Beanpop are made with snap closures and fold down rise to be used for size adjustment, this allows you to snap the diaper closed in the most comfortable fit and allows you to fold down the front of the diaper to make the legs fit more snug on smaller babies. Newborn sized diapers also include a snap down for umbilical cord cleanliness & comfort*

 

Organic Bamboo Fleece (OBF) - This fabric has been used to construct fitted diapers in the past at Beanpop. The weight of the material is 280 grams per square inch to provide adequate daytime absorbency that would definitely need a cover to provide a waterproof barrier between the diaper and baby’s clothes. This diaper comes with a soaker constructed of OBF as well. 

**This diaper type is no longer sold but may still be found for sale second hand in buy / sell / trade groups.

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!


Diaper Sizes:
 

Newborn Diapers - This size is appropriate from birth to upwards of 15 lbs depending on baby’s build. 

*Petite Diapers - This size is dependent on your child’s build but is generally thought of as fitting between 8 and 22 lbs. Most recommended for lean babies. 

One Size Diapers (OS) - Most commonly ordered size, this diaper will generally fit a baby 10 - 35+ lbs depending on build.

 *The Old style Petite was 10-25+lbs, this pattern was retired and replaced starting with Batch 64.

Fabric Types used:

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!

**Though a diaper ordered with a hidden PUL layer will come with a soaker that is CV or OBV topped as per the buyer’s choice, the material type requires that the diaper shell is lined with a natural colored fleece. Again, Beanpop does their best to make this look its best while still maintaining optimal performance.

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.

Outer Polyester Fleece Fabric - This fabric repels water back into the diaper’s absorbent layers preventing leaks for a long night of dry sleep for baby, which is why Beanpop uses it specifically for their Sleepybean diapers.

 

Additional Customization Options: 

Serged Diapers - These diapers are serged along the entire outer edge, giving the diaper just a bit extra stretch for a long lasting fit. Some find that they prefer the look of the exposed stitching for the coordinating pop of color as well.

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.

 

Stretchy Wing Diapers - This is an option that gives a diaper constructed of woven fabric some extra stretch for the fit around the waist. Many people order this style for aesthetic reasons as well. Stretchy wing is NOT an option on diapers made with knit and polyester fleece outer fabrics.
 
Boosters - These can be bought as an option with your diaper purchases or they are sold separately as well. They are an additional absorbent liner you can add to the soaker inside your baby’s diaper.