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How to Measure for the Perfect Fit


CONCERNED ABOUT FIT?

Your baby's age and/or weight won't always ensure a comfortable, leak-proof diapering fit. Diapers and diaper covers need to be tailored properly to fit well. Their design needs to prevent leakage, without being overly bulky.

Three critical areas are waist, crotch depth (from the front waist band, through your baby's legs to the back waist band) and crotch width (measurement between your baby's legs).

The waist should be able to adjust to fit your baby . . . too wide, it will fall off your newborn. Too small and it won't fit around your baby's chubby belly. For your diapers, the crotch depth should be long enough to last till toilet training, yet short enough that your newborn won't be lost! For your diaper covers, the crotch depth must cover your diapers to prevent leaks. If the crotch fit is too narrow, your diapers will leak; too wide, and the fabric could bunch up, making your baby uncomfortable.

YOU WANT LONGER WEAR FOR YOUR DIAPERS/COVERS?

For longer wear, your baby's measurements should be closer to the lowest measurement range of the listed diaper or cover. (For covers, remember to measure over your diapers and any liners used). The closer to the top range of measurement, the shorter the wear your baby will get, and the tighter the fit! However, once your baby is mobile, that chubby belly and fat thighs will slim right down.

LEAKAGE PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT!

For best leakage protection, your baby should be at least at the lowest measurement range around the legs and waist. Otherwise gaps will form, allowing leaks through to your baby's outer clothing.

HOW OUR DIAPERS AND COVERS MEASURE UP!

The lowest number is the measurement when the elastic is at rest, or the diaper/cover is fastened at its smallest closure. The higher number is the measurement when the elastic is stretched to its maximum, or the diaper/cover is fastened at its largest closure.

SIZING FOR FLAT AND PREFOLD DIAPERS

Since flat and prefold diapers depend on the folding method you use, I have only listed the actual dimensions of the diaper, prior to any folding. However, you can assume the longest measurement is the maximum crotch depth fit. Twice the shorter measurement is the maximum waist fit. However, if you were to fold it into a wrap cover, the flat or prefold could fit even longer.

SIZING FOR OUR SHAPED DIAPERS

Shaped diaper fit depends on the fastening method your use, or whether the diaper is used inside of a wrap cover. Therefore I have only given an approximate range. Again, wraps can extend the fit of shaped diapers. Remember that the sides and length of a larger shaped diaper could be folded to fit your smaller baby.

HINT FOR SKINNY BABIES AND NEWBORNS!

Here's a great suggestion to fit your newborn, or skinny baby! Consider getting the smaller wraps, and using night liners inside to ensure a good fit around your baby's legs to prevent leakage. Then you can get larger diapers that will give your baby longer wear, and use the night liners again to double diaper when your baby wettings get heavier!

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BABY

diagram of how to measure baby

Waist Fit: measure around baby's waist at navel. Measure over diaper for cover fit.
Depth Fit: Measure from baby's navel, between legs to above baby's bottom. For covers, measure over a diaper.
Crotch Fit: Measure between legs at front. Measure over diapers for covers.
Leg Fit: Measure around the fullest part of baby's thigh.

CLOTH DIAPERS: FLATS AND PREFOLDS

PRODUCT			SIZE		MEASURES
T's Terry flat		one size	23"x23"
Gerber prefold		one size	15"x20.5"
Baby Love prefold	one size	16"x18"
Green prefold		one size	14.5"x17"
Curity prefold		one size	14"x20"
Curity Day/Night	one size	14"x20"

CLOTH DIAPERS: SHAPED

PRODUCT			WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT
Green Shaped		13.25"-21"	18"		7.25"
Baby Love -small	12"-19"		13"		6.25"
Baby Love -medium	15"-23.5"	15"		7.25"
Baby Love -large	15.75-"24.75"	17.25"		7.75"
Bundles -newborn	9"-18"		13.5"		4"
Bundles -regular	13"-26"		16.5"		6"
Rainbow shaped		10.75"-16.75"	16"		6.5"

CLOTH DIAPERS: FITTED

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Babykins-1/s	13"-20" 	13"-17" 	3.5"-8.5" 	8"-18"
Diapervison-sm 	10"-21" 	12"-16" 	4.5"-8.5" 	4"-12"
Diapervision-md 13"-24" 	14"-17" 	5"-9" 		5"-16"
T's fitted-sm 	9"-21" 		12.5"-16" 	5" 		4"-14"
T's fitted-md 	14"-24" 	16" 		5" 		7"-16"
Baby Softwear-1/s 12"-23" 	11"-17" 	5.5"-7.5" 	5"-18"
Sandy's-sm 	10"-21" 	14" 		5.5" 		6"-12"
Sandy's-lg 	12"-26" 	17" 		6" 		8"-16"
As We Grow-1/s	8"-22" 		14"-17" 	6"		3"-13"

DIAPERS: ALL-IN-ONES

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Babykins All-in-One
small 		10"-17" 	13" 		4.5" 		5"-12"
medium 		11"-20" 	14"		5.5"		8"-15"
large 		11"-20" 	14" 		5.5" 		8"-16"
XLarge 		11"-20" 	15" 		5.5" 		8"-16"
Bionics All-in-One
one size 	12"-21" 	18" 		5.5" 		5"-16"
Comfease All-in-One
small 		10"-19" 	12" 		6.5" 		4"-13"
Mother-ease All-in-One
large 		10"-24" 	14" 		7" 		6"-14"
XLarge 		12"-24" 	15" 		8" 		6"-15"

DIAPER COVERS: PULL-ON PANTS

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Whisper-sm 	10"-22" 	16" 		5.5" 		5"-11"
Whisper-md 	13"-24" 	19" 		6" 		7"-13"
Whisper-lg 	14"-28" 	20" 		7" 		9"-15"
Whisper-XL 	15"-28" 	20" 		7" 		9"-15"
Babykins-sm 	10"-20" 	17" 		6.5" 		7"-12"
Babykins-md 	14"-23" 	18" 		7" 		7"-12"
Babykins-lg 	15"-24" 	20" 		8" 		8"-15"
Babykins-XL 	17"-27" 	20" 		7.25" 		10"-14"
Bundles-sm 	10"-18" 	18" 		5.5" 		6"-10"
Bundles-md 	13"-23" 	19" 		5.5" 		6"-12"
Bundles-lg 	16"-25" 	20" 		6.25" 		8"-13"
Bundles-XL 	11"-28" 	22" 		8" 		8"-15"
Bionics Smarti:
Pants-A 	13"-22" 	20" 		5.5" 		7"-10"
Pants-B 	18"-28" 	23" 		7.5" 		10"-16"
Pants-C 	15"-30" 	24" 		8" 		8"-14"
T's nylon-A 	13"-24" 	21" 		6" 		6"-13"

DIAPER: VELCRO® WRAPS

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Bummis-new 	6"-16" 		12.5" 		5.25" 		2.5"-8"
Bummis-sm 	11"-20" 	14" 		5" 		5"-12"
Bummis-md 	11"-22" 	16" 		6" 		6"-14"
Bummis-lg  	10"-23" 	17" 		6.5" 		6"-16"
Bummis-XL  	13"-19" 	19" 		7" 		6"-17"
Bummis-XXL  	14"-27" 	20" 		8" 		7"-18"
Whisper nylon wrap
small 		9"-19" 		16" 		5" 		5"-12.5"
medium 		14.5"-23" 	18" 		6.5" 		5"-14"
large 		16"-25" 	20" 		7" 		5"-16"
Whisper Cotton Wrap
small 		12"-20" 	15" 		4" 		5"-11"
medium 		14"-24" 	17" 		6.5" 		6"-13"
large 		15"-27" 	20" 		7.5" 		6" 16"
Industrial Whisper Wrap
small 		10"-21" 	13" 		4" 		3"-11"
medium		14"-24" 	18" 		6" 		6"-15"
large 		15"-28" 	20" 		6.5" 		4"-17"
Babykins Velcro® wraps
newborn 	7"-17" 		14" 		4" 		3"-12"
small 		10"-20" 	16" 		6" 		5"-13"
medium 		10"-21" 	17" 		6" 		6"-16
large 		10"-22" 	19" 		6.5" 		6"-16"
Xlarge  	10"-25" 	20" 		7" 		7"-17"
Bundles of Love covers
newborn 	11"-22" 	17" 		5.5" 		4"-13"
regular 	15"-28" 	19" 		7.5"		5"-15"
Snapiwraps
newborn 	8"-18" 		14" 		4.5" 		3"-9"
small 		9"-21" 		16" 		6.5" 		4"-10"
medium 		9"-22" 		17" 		6.5" 		4"-12"
large 		9"-24" 		19" 		6.5" 		5"-14"
Xlarge 		10"-26" 	20" 		6.5" 		5"-15"
Litewraps
newborn 	9"-19" 		14" 		4" 		3"-10"
small 		9"-21" 		16" 		6" 		4"-10"
medium 		10"-22" 	17" 		6"		4"-12"
large 		12"-25" 	19" 		6.5" 		5"-15"
Xlarge 		12"-26" 	20"		6.5" 		5"-16"
Cot'nwraps
newborn 	9"-18" 		12" 		5" 		3"-8"
small 		12"-22" 	16" 		6" 		4"-11"
medium 		14"-24" 	18" 		6" 		6"-13"
large 		14"-25" 	19" 		6" 		6"-15"
Xlarge 		17"-27" 	20" 		7" 		7"-16"
All-Cotton Nikky
small 		13"-22" 	16" 		5" 		5"-13"
medium 		13"-22" 	16" 		5.5" 		6"-14"
large 		14"-24" 	18" 		6" 		7"-15"
Xlarge 		15"-25" 	19" 		6" 		8"-16"
Slarge		15"-26" 	19" 		6" 		10"-17"
EZ-Covers
newborn 	10"-20" 	14" 		5.5" 		3"-9"
small 		12"-20" 	14" 		5" 		4"-9"
medium 		12"-22" 	16" 		5" 		5"-12"
large 		13"-24" 	19" 		6" 		5"-14"
Toddler 	13"-28" 	20" 		7" 		7"-15"
Mother-Ease swim diaper
small 		10"-19" 	13" 		4" 		6.5"-14"
medium 		10"-21" 	15" 		4.5" 		7"-15"
large 		14"-26" 	16" 		5" 		8"-19"

DIAPER COVERS: SNAP-FASTENING COVERS

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Kangawrap covers
bikini/S 	11"-18" 	15" 		4" 		8"-15"
bikini/M 	13"-20" 	15" 		5.25" 		9"-16"
bikini/L 	13.5"-22" 	17" 		5.25" 		10"-17"
regular/S 	12"-19" 	17" 		4" 		7"-12"
regular/M 	12"-19" 	19" 		4.5" 		8"-13"
regular/L 	13"-20" 	20" 		4.5" 		8"-13"
regular/XL 	14"-21" 	20" 		5" 		8"-13"
regular/2XL 	15"-22" 	22" 		5" 		10"-15"
regular/3XL 	17"-26" 	25" 		5" 		11"-17"
Air-rika cover
small 		10"-19" 	16" 		6.5" 		5"-10"
medium 		12"-22" 	18" 		7" 		6"-13"
large 		13"-24" 	20" 		7" 		7"-15"

OLDER CHILD'S DIAPERING NEEDS

PRODUCT		WAIST FIT	DEPTH FIT	CROTCH FIT	LEG FIT
Babykins toddler diaper
one size 	16"-23" 	14"-18" 	6"-10" 		8"-18"
Diapervision toddler diaper
one size 	13"-24" 	18" 		7.5" 		6"-14"
Toddle-Ease diaper
one size 	14"-24" 	19" 		6.5" 		9"-16"
T's for Tots toddler diaper
50 lbs.+ 	14"-28" 	17" 		4.25" 		8"-20"
T's for Tots Pull-on diaper
size A 		10"-24" 	20" 		6" 		8"-14"
size B 		11"-25" 	20" 		6" 		8"-15"
T's for Tots Training Pant
size A 		10"-22" 	20" 		6" 		6"-12"
size B 		15"-28" 	22" 		6" 		8"-16"
size C 		15"-32" 	23" 		7" 		9"-18"
T's for Tots nylon Pull-on pants
size B 		14"-28" 	22" 		6.5" 		8"-15"
Babykins Training Pant
small 		13"-20" 	18" 		8" 		7"-12.5"
medium 		15"-21" 	20" 		8.5" 		8"-14"
large 		16"-26" 	22" 		9" 		9"-16"
Xlarge 		16"-28" 	23"		9" 		10"-17"
Bummis Training Pant
small 		11"-22" 	17" 		5" 		6.5"-11"
medium 		12"-24" 	18" 		5.5" 		8"-13"
large 		14"-30" 	19" 		6" 		9"-16"
Mother-Ease Training Pant
small 		11"-24" 	15" 		5" 		7"-15"
large 		12"-25" 	17" 		5.5" 		9"-16"
Xlarge 		12"-27" 	18" 		5.5" 		10"-18"

All measurements are given in inches. Measurements are for unwashed diapers and diaper covers. Allow 3%-5% for shrinkage. If you are still not sure (or even more confused!), just give me a call and I'll be glad to help you out!


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