“Melted Popsicle” Hand Dyed Newborn and Toddler Fitteds
$28.00 - $65.00
Outer is a cotton spandex with a soft cotton velour inner. Made with our signature stretchy heavy bamboo French terry in the shell shell for the ultimate in comfort and fit. Dyed with professional fiber reactive dyes for safety and colorfastness. Sizes Newborn, Petite, Petite All-Night, OS, OS All-Night and Toddler.
Sizing (These are estimates and can vary depending on the build of your baby)
Trim Fit Newborn: 5.5-13lbs
Toddler: 25-60+lbs (lower range not for skinny minis)
We usually use cotton velour instead of bamboo velour as cotton velour tends to stay softer longer. Outer materials can range from bamboo to cotton to polyester blends. They can be upcycled or new yardage, but we will always disclose if something is upcycled in our description.
Absorbent materials for the snake and boosters are super heavy bamboo fleece and super heavy bamboo hemp fleece (500gsm each layer-some of the heaviest you can buy). The shell has the outer, snazzy fabric with an absorbent layer of heavy bamboo stretch terry layered twice in the wet zone, and soft, cotton velour on the inside. We like our shells to be stretchy to get a better and more comfortable fit. Total GSM for a fitted is 4,700-5,300 depending on the outer material.
Total GSM for our All-night fitteds is 6,000 -6,600. Often the # of layers of absorbency is talked about, but more layers of a thinner, less absorbent fabric is not going to be better than few layers of a heavier more absorbent fabric. GSM is the fabric's weight (grams per square meter) and is a better indicator of absorbency. The heavier the weight, the more the fabric is likely to absorb. As far as speed of absorbency (very important if you have a flooder), cotton is the fastest natural fiber, followed by bamboo and then hemp. However, the amount each material can hold is the opposite, with hemp holding the most, followed by bamboo and then cotton. Our fitteds have cotton velour against baby, followed by bamboo fleece and lastly bamboo hemp fleece in the booster. This makes sure that the fastest absorber is closest to your little one. We aim for maximum absorbency without adding too much bulk. We do not use microfiber or Zorb in our diapers as those are prone to compression leaks and do not hold much liquid.