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Fanny Face Off #1: One Size Bamboo Fitteds

Today’s contenders are:

Blueberry Bamboo One Size Fitted vs. Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted

                                             

Disclaimer: I don’t own, nor have I ever seen/touched either of these in person.  I also do not have a baby yet (we’re still TTC), so I don’t have personal use experience of any diaper, yet.

I do own both Kissaluvs Size 0 newborn fitteds, have seen a Blueberry cover, and own Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0’s, so I am familiar with the quality of workmanship of both brands.  However, I wanted to compare both of these fitteds, specifically, since they appear to be so similar.  Both have a cotton print outer, a bamboo blend inner, both come in snaps, both are a one size option, and both are super cute!!!

Without further ado, here’s the battle breakdown:

Round 1 – Outer

DRAW

This one is a tough call!  Both have fabulous 100% cotton prints that make me want to own one of each!  In fact I am calling it a DRAW, as I’m absolutely in love, love, love with both “Citron” from Blueberry and “World” from Kissaluvs.  I do like the cleaner look of the edges of the Blueberry, but with cotton prints, both are likely going to wear over time and the Kissaluvs seem almost designed for that factor, so it’s also a draw for edges.

Blueberry’s offerings:

Kissaluvs’ options:

World Dipsy - Dots Safari
World
Dipsy – Dots
Safari
Marvels Zoo Mocca Diaper Marvels Two Hoots
Zoo – Blue
Mocca – Swirl
Two – Hoots

Round 2 – Inner

BLUEBERRY

Blueberry: 70% bamboo viscose, 30% organic cotton

Kissaluvs: 82% bamboo, 18% recycled polyester

This was another close call, but I have given the honor of this category title to BLUEBERRY.  Though the poly content of the Kissaluvs may provide some additional durability, and props to them for including recycled poly, I am on a mission to provide my baby with the most natural, breathable options available, so that is why I chose Blueberry.

Round 3 – Absorption

DRAW (for now)

 This round is very assumptive, since I have never used/tested either of these diapers and their own descriptions can be confusing and/or difficult to compare.  I’d expect better than average absorption from both, since they are a fitted.  The cotton outers should factor in the same for both.  As for the inners:

  • Blueberry boasts “2 inner layers of bamboo french terry, and another 6 layers for your soaker pad, giving you a total of 9 layers of absorbency” and,
  • Kissaluvs contends “[t]hree body layers and a micro fiber soaker provides absorbency even for the heaviest wetters.”

I think I get the Blueberry description (we’re getting a total of 9 layers of bamboo/cotton), but the Kissaluvs is a bit confusing (it seems that there are three layers of bamboo/poly and then a sewn-in soaker, but how many layers does that have?).  I could assume that the microfiber would be more absorbant, but I don’t know how many layers there are and how those layers would stack up to 9 of the bamboo/cotton.  So, without using and testing both on an actual baby, I can’t choose one or the other.  I hope to update this one day, when I have a baby and own both fitteds!!!  (Yea for CD research, right?!!!)

Round 4 – Durability

KISSALUVS

I’ll make this round simple.  The Kissaluvs have some poly content, and have outer edges that appear like they would deal well with wear (both actual use and from the dryer).

Round 5 – Dry Time

BLUEBERRY

Again, this is assumptive, but I would assume the Blueberry would dry faster because they don’t have a sewn-in soaker.

Round 6 – Weight Range

KISSALUVS

Yea!  Another simple category!!!  I’ll just let the numbers speak for themselves:

Blueberry: 10-35 lbs

Kissaluvs: 10-40 lbs

Round 7 – Closure

KISSALUVS

This category will be judged on ease of use of closure.  One point to Kissaluvs for having only one row of snaps, instead of the Blueberry’s two.  One point to Kissaluvs for having crossover capabilities.  One point to Kissaluvs for needing no rise adjustment.  And finally one point to Blueberry for having no inward facing snaps (Kissaluvs do have inward facing snaps on the highest rise requirement).  So, the clear winner for this category is – Kissaluvs!

Round 8 – Sizing

KISSALUVS

 The clear favorite in this category as well is Kissaluvs.  They have provided their simple solution (that’s patent pending I believe) to sizing.  Instead of having the normal, gridded 3 or 4 step rise adjustment like the Blueberry has, the Kissaluvs have one row of alternating inner and outer facing snaps.  This allows you to fold down the rise as much as you want, for a completely CUSTOMIZABLE fit!!!  And since it’s a fitted, you don’t ever have to worry about wicking from the fold down, it’ll just have a cover over it anyway!!!  The alternating snaps were a negative for the closure category, but are a definite plus for this category!!!

Round 9 – Price

KISSALUVS

There can always be various sales and coupon codes applied to any diaper, depending on the website you use and even what day you are shopping.  I am using numbers from Kelly’s Closet, today.

Blueberry: $25.95

Kissaluvs: $20.25 (if you buy 2 or more, if not they’re $21.25)

Round 10 – Quality

BLUEBERRY

I do have to give a slight advantage to Blueberry for quality because they appear to have superior craftsmanship.  Sorry Kissas!

SCORECARD

Round 1 – Outer: Draw

Round 2 – Inner: Blueberry

Round 3 – Absorption: Draw

Round 4 – Durability: Kissaluvs

Round 5 – Dry Time: Blueberry

Round 6 – Weight Range: Kissaluvs

Round 7 – Closure: Kissaluvs

Round 8 – Sizing: Kissaluvs

Round 9 – Price: Kissaluvs

Round 10 – Quality: Blueberry

RESULT

3:5, Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted wins the first Fanny Face Off!

I am slightly surprised at the result, as I had no favorites going into this venture, and the two looked similar and were constructed from similar materials.  Please share your thoughts, comments, experiences below!!! I’d love to have input from actual CD (cloth diaper) users!!!!

I would suggest that if you’re looking for natural fibers, go with Blueberry.  If you’re not too particular about poly, then I’d say go with Kissas!

(But why not be like many of us, and just buy them both!!!) 🙂

P.S. For you grammar sticklers out there, I Googled both “face off” and “face-off” and one I decided to use was the verb to face off.  The noun “face-off” is the actual thing that takes place in a sporting event (like in hockey where someone is trying to get the puck at the start of the game). Instead, I decided that grammatically, these two diapers are doing a face off together (like politicians in a debate).

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