The way our cloth diapers fit changed over time. My children seemed to grow out, then up and I found that our diapers would get near the end of fit and then re-position somehow. That was, until they didn’t and I started hunting for cloth diapers for big kids. My 2 year old son turned into my 4 year old son still in diapers and we have faced some medical challenges. I started referring to him as my “disabled child” in conversation and he quickly noticed that he was too old to be in the same diapers I use on our baby. I purchased our first Applecheeks Size 3 diaper and wish I had them sooner! They have a great fit, are a fantastic older child cloth diaper, can pack in a lot of absorbency and go from 30-65 lbs. Take a look at our diaper sample and shop some of my affiliates to see the selection.
I got an AppleCheeks size 2 diaper cover for my second son and It sat among a stash of one-size diapers fairly unused and misunderstood. It wasn’t until I purchased my first size 3 diaper that I really started to appreciate the design and fit. This diaper, ranging from 30-65 pounds, can fit a lot of absorbency inside and has elastic on both the front and back for an amazing waist fit.
Absorbency can be customized! While I love these for day, I am in love with this as a night diaper! It fits an entire prefold, two if needed and boosters with room left over. My 42 pound son has room to grow and the fit around his legs is superb even when stuffed. If the fit of the diaper and fact they are made in Canada isn’t enough, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.
Size-3 Features Include:
- Waterproof PUL outer layer
- Microfleece inner layer
- Envelope pocket opens in middle of diaper
- 8 waist snaps, double row
- Fits 30-65lbs
- Made in Canada
- Elastic at front and back of waist for great fit
- Nice fit around legs
- Currently available in 6 colors/prints (hopefully more to come!)
One-Size New 3-Ply Rayon-Bamboo Insert (seen stuffed in diaper below)
- Three layers of ultra-soft 70% rayon from bamboo/30% organic cotton fleece
- Approx 12 x 15″
- Soaker folds gives 9 layers
- Can be paired with additional inserts for custom absorbency
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Overall impression. I’m really happy with the cover, thinness of the fit and ability to be stuffed to the max with all the absorbency my son needs. While the one size rayon bamboo insert is wearing well, it’s not enough absorbency for my 42 pound son. I add a booster or full size insert for absorbency, especially for at night. These covers are a priority item in my shopping! I’m working on building these in our diaper stash and am so happy when the two I have are clean and available for use. The fit is fantastic and I’m no longer using one-size diapers on the last snap!
Most recently, my son underwent a surgery and we needed day diapers just as much as night diapers. He was tired from the surgery and anesthesia plus medication and needed diapers 24/7 for about two weeks. The AppleCheeks size 3 was perfect! Easy to change, easy to stuff and easy to wash. I can’t say enough nice things about the fit! He’s sleeping below just a few hours after surgery at home (same day surgery) in his AppleCheeks size 3.
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