Albert print on 15.5 month old who is 27 pounds. This will still fit him next year when he is older and taller.
Notes from Karen:
Keep in mind that this is intended to be a trainer, not a diaper. That means that it is not realistic to expect this to work as a full-blown diaper or overnight diaper. (Yet I have had some customers use it successfully overnight but that will really depend on the individual.) If you want to make it do that, you'll need to add extra absorbency and maybe it might work or maybe not. But keep in mind that it's intended use is as a trainer, not a diaper. You'll see some negative reviews if you look around online, but that is because the revievers had very unrealistic expectations and did not understand cotton diapering and the need to have a lot of absorbency to make it overnight. A trainer is a trainer. That means you need to change it if the child does not make it to the potty. So, for it's intended use, it really works wonderfully! It's trim. It's fully waterproof. It pulls up and down. Older kids accept it because it's trim, comfy and attractive. You can change out the cotton pad inside and re-use the waterproof outer if the child pees in it instead of the potty. The child will feel the wetness and learn.
Now after my speech about it being a trainer not a diaper, I'll say the opposite. You actually can use it as a diaper and cover system, especially on a younger baby if baby is big enough to fit it. Narrow, flat bottoms usually boys might be too narrow to fit it, but rounder shapes can fit it nicely.. The weight recommendation starts at 20 pounds but depending on shape you may be able to use this sooner. It's also nice for EC (elimination communication) because it pulls up and down, but will still work for carseat protection.
The cover is an exposed PUL cover (polyester knit with exposed polyurethane laminate inside), similar to the Flip or Thirsties or many other brands of diaper covers called "exposed PUL" or "wipe-clean interior".
If you purchase the kit (not just the shell) then you are using it as it was designed to be used. The organic cotton inserts in the kit have hook and loop that keep the insert in place, so that is nice. See the Kit here. We do sell the shell part separately if you want to use your own prefolds or flats inside it.
The shell is narrower and trimmer than a regular diaper cover, so you won't be able to add a doubler to it if you use it with prefolds. One prefold will fill it up completely. Of course the prefold won't have the stay-put loop on it like the cotton pads that come with it do, yet the prefolds that you already have will help you get more use from the shell and they'll stay in ok-enough. I like things that are comfortable for baby and cotton inside. This fits the bill for me! It's really trim, too. Stretchy sides are comfy and the flaps and trimness helps keep most of the exposed PUL inside hidden. It's too trim to really be a "regular" cover, but it could really be worth a try from a much younger than training age (if as stated before, the child has a round-ish bottom - it might fall down on a "flat-bottom" or narrow hips - shape matters) as long as you understand what it is and how trim cotton diapers work so your expectations are realistic. Best for frequent changers since you can't overstuff it. For daytime use. I have had customers tell me that they do work overnight but needs vary so know your child's needs. I think it would only work overnight for a light wetter so I don't recommend it for overnight.
Small yellow edge Cloth-eez prefold works in Flip trainer at the smallest setting. Medium red edge works at the largest setting.
Items Shell (cover) ONLY
One-size fits most from about 20 pounds and up