Like its daytime cousin, the Mini AIÖ, the Mini Ö-Sleep has lots going for it… it just needs a boost.
Omaïki’s Mini Ö Sleep fitted diaper features a flannel exterior and bamboo core, with athletic wicking jersey topping the layer that goes against baby’s skin. The insert is sewn in at one end, which you know I love for fast drying and easy laundering.
The diaper’s specs are as follows:
Although the diaper does not have an umbilical snap down, the curved waist means it does not interfere with the cord.
Here we are a teeny bit older (Oh look, you can see my shadow!):
And… Here’s my big girl modeling at 12 lbs:
So here’s the thing: I feel like the Ö-Sleep lacks the absorbency necessary to call it an overnight fitted. If it were simply a fitted for daytime use, it would be great: the athletic wicking jersey against baby’s skin makes for a nice stay-dry effect, it’s not too bulky and it’s constructed in such a way that it doesn’t take long to dry. But for overnight, this just wasn’t the diaper I was reaching for because, without boosting, it just gets absolutely drenched in a short period of time. (Keep in mind that I boost my TotsBots Bamboozle overnight, but I appreciate that it is not specifically marketed as an overnight fitted.) Perhaps flannel simply isn’t the best choice for an overnight fitted.
Mini Newborn Cover
Omaïki’s Newborn Cover is the largest of the newborn covers we received to review, which is not necessarily a bad thing, considering it still adjusted small enough when Little Miss was first born.
You’ll notice that there’s a slight dip at the waist that accommodates the umbilical stump.
It features the handy-dandy double leg gusset, which all the newborn covers we tested also have.
To demonstrate just what I mean about it being quite large for a newborn cover, here it is sandwiched between a Sweet Pea newborn cover and one-size cover:
It’s just so very wide! Again, comparing it to the Sweet Pea, which I actually found a bit on the narrow side:
The largeness of the cover certainly guarantees perfect coverage over even the bulkiest fitteds (mind you, the Ö Sleep Mini is not particularly bulky). There’s definitely room to grow still:
- Athletic wicking jersey stay-dry layer;
- Curved waistband accommodates umbilical stump;
- Tongue-style insert means the fitted dries faster;
- Cover has double gusset at the legs;
- We got an equally good fit at 7 lbs and now at 12 lbs;
- Made in Canada.
What I like less about the Ö Sleep Mini & Cover:
- The crotch of the cover is wider than necessary for a newborn;
- The Ö Sleep does not last overnight for us without a a hefty booster (our Tots Bots V4 booster, for example);
- Flannel fades and shows signs of wear after just a few washes;
- The hook & loop closures on both fitted and cover seem to have worn very quickly.
So while the fit is great and will easily last past 14 lbs, the absorbency just doesn’t cut it without boosting. I do think that if you are paying $22 for an overnight fitted, it should be absorbent enough on its own, or come with a booster.
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