I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.
What’s the buzz around The Little Bee Co. Diapers? That they need more buzz! I didn’t know anything about their brand until another blogger mentioned that their newborn AIOs were a personal favourite. I’m so glad I took her up on that endorsement, because now I can bring The Little Bee Co. to your attention, too! (Unless I’m the only one in this hive who was out of the loop—after all they have nearly 15,000 Facebook fans!)
For review, we received two newborn models and two one-size models.
Bitty Bee Changed Micro NB AIO & Bamboo NB AIO
Little Miss Cub was already close to 9 lbs when we received our fluff mail from The Little Bee Co. Based on the cut of the diaper compared to similar styles in our stash, I’m comfortable saying it would have also fit from birth.
The Bitty Bees are “true” all-in-one diapers, where the soaker is entirely sewn in:
They feature a double leg gusset that hugs newborn legs perfectly:
By 10 lbs, again, as with pretty much all of our newborn diapers, the Bitty Bees worked best with a booster (Nuggles newborn booster for the win!). At 11 lbs, 11 oz as of this week, our Bitty Bees no longer fit at the waist (same issue with our Lil’ Joeys, which stopped fitting even earlier.)
Bee Changed Bamboo Pocket & Bee Changed Charcoal Bamboo AIO
(8-35 lbs +)
The Little Bee Co.’s two OS designs are so different from each other and I like them both for different reasons.
The aqua model is the pocket design and the orange and white is the AIO design:
The pocket is available lined either with bamboo or fleece, and features a front tummy elastic.
Ours came with microfiber inserts that are similar to those that come with a Rumparooz, where the smaller one is hourglass shaped and the longer one has snaps to shorten it:
The AIO is cut quite a bit larger than the pocket, does not have a front tummy elastic, and features double leg gussets.
Its inner is charcoal bamboo:
With a microfiber core and pocket opening:
Before I discuss what I like about each of these designs, it’s worthwhile to see them compared side by side:
You can see that the AIO is cut significantly larger, and their front waists have a very different cut:
And the tabs are shaped differently:
Cub is 35 lbs and 40 inches tall, and I really didn’t like the fit of the pocket on him at all. The front waist elastic just seemed awkward and overall the cut just didn’t suit his body. On the flip side, the AIO is the bee’s knees on my big boy! He mainly wears Apple Cheeks Sizes 2 and 3, with most AIOs being too small now. But check out how awesome The Litte Bee Co. is on him:
No plumber’s crack to speak of and it’s not too small at the waist…
I haven’t gotten him to pose for a picture… almost ever… so I am so in love with the shot above, even with a cameo from the Froggy Potty!
Cub is potty training so I haven’t bothered to boost this diaper even though I could easily do so. He’s generally not peeing a ton in his diapers. On its own, this diaper is thick and absorbent, and amazingly, by 11 lbs, it also fit his sister!
As for the Bamboo Pocket, it was one of our earliest and best fitting OS diapers: it gave Little Miss a seriously snug and blow-out-proof fit at 10 lbs (we use the larger insert, with the fold at the back).
It’s pretty obvious to me that this design would’ve fit well even earlier, perhaps around 7-8 lbs like our Funky Fluff and TotsBots did. The elasticized waist, while not suitable for Cub, is awesome on Little Miss! The fit at the legs is impeccable for a one-size diaper.
I love our diaper pictures because I can really see how she’s growing: we’re a bit wider at the waist here now at 11 lbs:
The pocket design is in regular rotation for Little Miss Cub and the AIO is a regular for Cub (the only non-Apple Cheeks that we currently use on him).
What I love about The Little Bee Co.’s Cloth Diapers:
- Made in the USA;
- For every diaper purchased, one is donated to a baby in need;
- They offer a buy 6, get the 7th free option;
- The Bee Changed Pocket was one of our earliest fitted one-size options;
- The Bee Changed AIO fits both little sister and big brother, and it fits amazingly well on Cub;
- Both OS options feature cross-over snaps for tiny waists;
- The OS AIO has a pocket for adding absorbency;
- The NB models have a double leg gusset and umbilical snap down.
Things I like less about our The Little Bee Co. Diapers:
- Long dry time on the AIO models;
- Not crazy about the fit of the pocket on Cub (though it’s important to say that very few OS diapers fit him nicely at his size and he is *hopefully* almost potty trained);
- Like all NB AIO designs that are completely sewn shut, it’s not as easy to boost the Bitty Bees when baby starts to require more absorbency.
Shop & Connect
International orders, including Canada, go via e-mail: chad(at)thelittlebeeco(dot)com
Shopping for newborn diapers? See all my reviews here!