Sunday, September 23, 2012

Falling Star Crafts / NykiBaby One Size Fitted Diaper Review

Diaper Features:

Sizing:  One-Size diaper fitting babies from 8-40 lbs via a snap down rise.

Closure:  (NykiBaby - 2 vertical snaps on each squared wing.  Wings do NOT crossover) (Falling Star Crafts - 2 horizontal snaps on each rounded wing.  Wings DO crossover)

Exterior:  Flannel, Knit, or Woven Cotton Prints

Interior Lining:  Minky, Fleece, or MicroFleece

Hidden Layers:  2 Layers of Bamboo French Terry

Soaker:  (NykiBabyEach soaker is made up of bamboo french terry and zorb, then topped with fabric matching the interior lining of the diaper.  There are three different styles of soakers available.  The diaper reviewed has two sewn-in rectangular soakers (one sewn in to each end of the diaper).  Also available are a 2-piece snap-together snap-in soaker that allows you to change sizes as the baby grows, or a tri-folded insert.) (Falling Star Crafts - This diaper comes with a trifold soaker. The soaker is made of bamboo french terry and zorb, then topped with fabric to match the interior lining.)

Manufactured:  USA

Average Retail Price: $15

Falling Star Crafts One-Size Fitted Diaper
NykiBaby One-Size Fitted Diaper
Performance Review:

Ease Of Use: ♥♥♥♥ - This diaper is pretty easy to use.  I love that there are only two snaps on each wing so I don't have to fight with my squirmy baby quite as long.  As far as soakers I prefer the lay in soaker vs the sewn in soaker between the two styles I tried.  I wish I had tried the snap in soaker.  I'm sure I would have liked that one too.  I'm not a fan of soakers sewn on both sides because it's harder to get the soakers straight and harder to clean poop off of.  I also love that this diaper has a snap down rise instead of a fold down rise.  I find them so much easier!!!

Adjustability & Fit: ♥♥♥♥ - I really love that these diapers have a snap down rise.  I think they work so much better and are so much easier than a fold down rise.  I also want to note that as much as I don't like sewn in split soakers, they actually work really well when it comes to size adjustability.  The soakers just glide over each other to adjust the size.  That said these might be a bit bulky and stiff on a newborn due to the extra layers inside the diaper.  They do fit Linc pretty well though and even have room to grow.  That's pretty great for my chunky monkey.  The only drawbacks I see is that these diapers don't have a lot of stretch and the fit around the legs is not quite perfect.  Sometimes the elastic folds or kinks in the opposite direction that it should.  I think this is mostly due to the fabric type (flannel) and the extra layers inside the diaper.  It's not bad, but it's not perfect either.

Leak Protection: ♥♥♥♥ -  Because these diapers are so thick they last quite awhile before getting wet on the outside.  I have no problem having Linc go coverless in this diaper around the house and I can go on very quick trips outside of the house without a cover as well.  Normally you will feel the wetness at the leg elastic before the front of the diaper.  I did have a poop blowout in this diaper though.  Because the diaper is so thick the leg elastic doesn't form as well as it should to the legs allowing poop to escape.  I only had this problem when Linc was in his soft poop stage.  Once he hit the solid poop stage we've had no problems.  I will say that this was by far the easiest diaper to spray out with my diaper sprayer though (with the lay in soaker and fleece interior).  Oh, I also like that the lay in soaker gives you the option of having a stay dry material touching your baby or a natural material depending on how you lay it.  *Please note: This diaper does need a cover to be waterproof.*

Wash Routine: ♥♥♥♥♥ - This diaper is fairly easy as far as wash routine.  Since it's snaps you don't have to worry about hook and loop closures.  I just throw this diaper in the wash and then in the dryer.  It does take awhile to dry since there are two hidden layers in the diaper.  On average this diaper takes about 105 minutes to dry in the dryer on medium.  Depending on the soaker style.  You don't have to worry about matching up the sewn-in or snap in soakers, but you will have to match up the lay-in soaker after drying.  It's just one extra step in the wash routine.

Bang For The Buck: ♥♥♥♥♥ - This is an awesomely priced diaper!!!!  Not only does it have a great price, but it's also a one-size diaper and it's cute too!

Quality & Durability: ♥♥♥♥♥ - The quality and durability is pretty good on these.  I did get one diaper that had the hidden layer not fully sewn in, but she had me ship it back so she could fix it very fast.  I haven't had a problem with the other two diapers.

The Look: ♥♥♥♥♥ -  I like the look of these diapers, but I'm not a big fan of flannel.  Flannel seems to look worn a lot faster than woven or knit fabrics.  I'm sure I would have loved the look of a woven or knit fabric better.  I do love the prints though.  I love all three and this is one of the first diapers I've found with a police print.  Lots of people ask me where they can find a police print.

In Conclusion:
This is a great diaper option for those looking for a cute diaper that doesn't break the bank.  They also are great if you're looking for a diaper that will last awhile during the day without a cover and also work well at night.  If you're looking for a great one-size system then I'd go with the sewn in soaker, but if you're already at the max rise then I'd go with the lay in soaker.  I can't say how I feel about the snap in since I haven't tried it, but looking at in online I'd say it would be my favorite option between the three. 
NykiBaby One-Size Fitted

Falling Star Crafts One-Size Fitted

** Please note that while I aim to provide the most thorough and honest reviews possible, this review is based on my own preferences and experiences.  Each baby is different and each parent has different likes and dislikes.  What works for one may not work for another, so keep that in mind while doing your research.**  For more information on the diaper testers, please check out my post, "Meet the Diaper Testers".

If you would like to purchase one of these diapers for your little one, then please visit the Falling Star Crafts website or the Falling Star Crafts shop on Hyena Cart.  You can also find Falling Star Crafts on Facebook.

**Just a heads up.  Falling Star Crafts is sponsoring an awesome prize for the September Fitted Diaper Event Giveaway.  Check back here from September 28th - October 12th for your chance to win.**

**This product was given to me for the purpose of a review, but the review is comprised completely of my own opinions  and was not influenced by any other outside source.**

So you can easily keep track of the September Fitted Diaper Event, I will add a link to each of the posts below.  No need to worry if you've missed one of the reviews.  I've got ya covered!


  1. I think I LOVE the dinosaur fitted. Definitely going to have to get a couple from Falling Star Crafts!!! Thanks so much for your help Chana!

    1. Yay! Glad you found a fitted that will work for you. Let me know how it works out. : )

  2. These are super cute! And I love any fitted made with natural materials! Prices are great too, and if you can get a fitted and a cover in one place - all the better :)

  3. What a great pattern! Cute prints!

  4. SO cute!!! I also love the snap-down rise; so nice to see on a fitted diaper!!

  5. I love that the soaker is trifolded.


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