Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 OS - Review

Inside of Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 with both inserts
Outside of Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 with both inserts
Tiny Tush has come out with a new version of the Elite. It is now the Elite 1.1! There really isn't much difference between the old version of the Tiny Tush and the new version. The main differences are that the snaps are now color coordinated to the diapers instead of being white and on the snap version there is now a cross over snap. Tiny Tush has also changed the logo and a slight placement change on the snaps as well. Overall they have not changed the fit, feel, size or look of the diaper.

My Tiny Tush Elite was given to me by a friend as my 1st cloth diaper!!! Tiny Tush has a special place in my heart because of that. I currently only own 1 of the Elites. That is not because I don't like it, it is only because I'm not a huge fan of OS (One Size) diapers. I personally prefer a sized diaper because I like the fit of them a little better. The Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 that I have to review has aplix (Velcro), where I am more a fan of the snap closer. The Tiny Tush has a PUL outer layer that makes it water proof and a super soft Microfleece inner layer (that is next to baby). It also has 2 microfiber inserts for absorbency.

 About the Diaper (from the Manufacturer)

This unique cloth diapering system is the easiest system available today. With a reverse envelope pocket opening in the rear of the diaper, the inserts are easy to install. The reverse envelope pocket opening also prevents stools from getting caught up underneath the flap. This makes cleanup easier and yuk free.

Rise setting #1 (smallest)
The exterior of the Tiny Tush Elite One-Size Pocket diaper is a water proof PUL. The inner layer is an non piling polyester micro-fleece to keep the diaper looking like new wash after wash.

Rise setting #2 (This is what I use for Baby K at 9 months about 18 lbs)
Tiny Tush Elite One-Size pocket diapers are designed to fit babies from 7-35 lbs. The snap down system for sizing is similar to the popular Tiny Tush Trim except that there is an extra row (a fourth row) of snaps for increased adjustability. There is also an extra column of snaps to keep this amazing diapering system secure and trim.
Rise setting #3
The four row snap down system allows the rise of this diaper to be adjusted incrementally from newborn, infant, crawler, to toddler. Both the Aplix and snap closures use the same snap down system.  
These wonderful pocket diapers are available in Aplix and Snap closures.
Rise setting #4 (largest)

My thoughts 

Ease:   The diaper is extremely easy to use.  All you have to do is snap the rise to the setting for your baby, stuff the pocket with the number of inserts you need (comes with a full size and a newborn size insert), put on baby and GO!!!

Price:   The Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 cost $19.95 (on both Tiny Tush's website and Abbyslane.com).  This is an average price for a OS diaper (since they last so long you don't have to keep buying different sizes).  I have seen OS diapers as little as $17.95 and as much as $25, so this is towards the lower end.

When and Why I use it:    This has become one of my go to nap time diapers!  I love the fact that it comes with 2 inserts.  For nap time I snap down the rise to just above the smallest for Baby K (9 months) and stuff it with BOTH inserts.  She is a tummy sleeper and usually naps around 2-3 hours in the afternoon.  I haven't had any leak issues with this diaper at all :)

Recommend:   If you are looking for a good OS diaper Tiny Tush has got a lot going for it.  They have adorable colors, your choice of snaps or aplix, 4 rise settings on the 1.1, and extremely easy to use.  

Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 with Aplix (BOTH inserts being used and snapped to the 2nd rise setting)

Fit of the Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 with BOTH inserts

Overall, I would give Tiny Tush Elite 1.1 a B+ and recommend it as diaper that should be put on your list to try. You never know what diaper is going to work best for you, your little one, financially, or your household. Try a couple different types and brands to see what is best for you. You can buy the Tiny Tush Elite at http://www.abbyslane.com/One-Size-Tiny-Tush-Single-Diapers_p_159.html or on http://www.tinytush.com/One-Size-Pocket-Diapers-Elite-11_p_794.html. Also on Tiny Tush's website they have some Elites (NOT the 1.1) left on clearance for $13 and there is not much (if at all) difference between the two but you can save almost $7 by purchasing the older version.

All opinions are my own.  I reviewed this diaper on my own and the diaper was purchased by a friend and not provided by the company.  No compensation was received for this review.

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