Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's DenI received this item at no charge to facilitate this review. All opinions remain my own.  

Mini Ella Bella Bum? Yes please! The Ella Bella Size 1 or Newborn model has all the awesomeness of the one-size version which we reviewed here, just on a smaller scale.  

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Above is a comparison of the newborn model on its largest rise, and the one-size model on its smallest rise. Even on its smallest rise, at just shy of 12 lbs, the one-size EBB is still too loose at the legs for Little Miss Cub, so if you’re an EBB lover, I’d definitely recommend getting some Size 1s!

Here’s what you get in an EBB Size 1: Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

I chose the exterior PUL colour and inner AWJ: our wedding colours!

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Little Miss Cub would have been just north of 8 lbs the first time I put her EBB on her, and the fit was lovely.

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den



The problem was that I really didn’t quite know how to stuff this newborn pocket. There was a lot of trial an error that had nothing to do with the performance of the pocket cover itself. In the end, the only inserts I had that fit were my Omaiki bamboo inserts (narrow and trim enough) and I am now using the small EBB insert that came with my one-size model plus my favourite newborn booster, which is by Nuggles. (The latter combo is pictured below. I’ve been putting the booster on top of the pocket.)

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Things I love about our EBB Newborn Pocket:

  • The stretchy, soft exterior PUL for a flexible fit that doesn’t dig into little tummies;

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

  • Athletic wicking jersey: love it more than fleece as a stay dry layer;
  • Snug back elastic to contain you know what;
  • Adorable attention to detail typical of EBB: my purple and green snaps match perfectly!
  • Generous sizing for a newborn diaper: some of our newborn diapers that are marketed as going up to 15 lbs are already too small, and she’s just shy of 12 lbs now.

Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review ~ Maman Loup's Den

Things I like less about our EBB Newborn Pocket:

  • The lack of an included insert meant a lot of trial and error (and leaks) as I tried to figure out how to stuff our EBB. Trifolds such as AppleCheeks and Öko Créations, or prefolds like Bummis, my go-to stuffing for AppleCheeks Size 1s (the only other diaper we are currently using as a pocket) are too bulky to fit. {I will be received an EBB newborn insert soon, so I’ll keep you updated!}

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2 responses to “Ella Bella Bum Newborn Pocket Diaper Review”

  1. […] terms of the one-size diapers in our stash that are still not fitting well, there’s our EBB, Sweet Pea AIO, Blueberry Simplex (whose newborn cousin is still holding up amazingly well) […]

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