Graham Bear Wear Diaper Review

Emery is our first baby to cloth diaper from birth. I knew my one size diaper stash would not fit him at birth. (Though have since tried WAHMies one size diapers and they would have easily fit him from birth.) We decided to go with fitteds and covers. I really like fitteds. They are a great option for newborns. Why? Well, newborns have that runny, explosive poo and the fitteds keep that inside the diaper where it belongs! If ever the poo escapes the fitted, it still remains securely inside the cover. We never had a single poo leak with Emery in fitted diapers. (Disposable diapers always allowed explosive poo leaks with the older two!)

At first, I ordered 6 Graham Bear Wear diapers. They are so trim and so cute! These are extremely well made diapers! She uses Zorb and they are so trim because of that. These also have a snap down in the front to protect the umbilical stump. Graham Bear Wear diapers have cotton velour interior (often hand dyed to match the outer fabric you choose). The outer is the cotton of your choice. She has so many lovely fabric choices! I have no two Graham Bear Wear diapers that are alike! Talk about fun! And each diaper comes with a matching liner!

After Emery was born, I ordered 6 more because they were such great diapers! The Pastor even liked these diapers, though he was initially very hesitant about fitteds and covers.

You do need a cover, since fitted diapers are not waterproof. Graham Bear Wear diapers easily fit my 6 lb. 13 oz. boy and would have easily fit my firstborn (5 lbs. 2 oz. at birth).  These easily fit under a Prowrap newborn diaper cover. These fit Emery until he was about 11 lbs. and ready for our one size diaper stash!

Photot of a Graham Bear Wear Newborn fitted diaper beside a bumGenius one size oraganic all-in-one to show you the size. The Graham Bear Wear diaper is set on its “medium” setting. The bumGenius diaper is as small as it gets.

A side by side comparison of a Graham Bear Wear Newborn Fitted Diaper with a Nanipoo Fitted Diaper.

Would I recommend Graham Bear Wear fitted newborn diapers? Absolutely! And I do! These are my favorite newborn fitted diaper! They are still in excellent condition after one newborn. I bought them for $50 for 6. Talk about a great deal! The only downfall is that you may not get as much money back if you plan to sell them once your newborn is out of them. Graham Bear Wear is a relatively new shop, so the word is not quite out there about what wonderful diapers they are. I am keeping mine! Hopefully I will get to use them again!

My newborn diaper stash.

Nancie was easy to work with. She made and shipped my diapers quickly! She even threw in a couple velour wipes with one of my orders! (And those are lovely if you are in the market for cloth wipes and don’t make your own!) She had so many cute and fun fabrics to choose from and hand dyed the velour to match many of my diapers.

**UPDATE: While I still adore my Graham Bear Wear diapers, it appears that they are no longer around. Which means that NONE of my newborn diaper making folks are in business anymore. If you come across them on diaperswappers, know they are awesome diapers. But it looks like for the time being, you can’t get GBWs.**

***UPDATE: She’s back! You can get them on Etsy again! Yay!***

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8 thoughts on “Graham Bear Wear Diaper Review

  1. Gem January 29, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    I ordered some a few months ago for our next a that deal and can’t wait to use them on our 2nd baby 🙂

    • Lindsey February 4, 2010 / 11:32 am

      I hope you love them as much as I do. They are so cute and fun, they make those numerous newborn changes kind of fun and not so chore-like!

  2. Heather March 22, 2011 / 11:43 am

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I just love it! We are expecting our first baby in May and I really want to do cloth diapers (to the dismay of my friends and family), and your blog is SO helpful. It looks like Graham Bear Wear isn’t selling anything on Etsys as of right now though. 😦
    I also really love your sewing projects, although I would probably sew my fingers together if I tried any of it!

    • Lindsey March 22, 2011 / 7:03 pm

      Graham Bear Wear doesn’t keep much listed in terms of “stock” but does lots of customs, especially for newborn diapers. If you write her (you can contact her through Etsy), I’m sure you can get her to make you some awesome diapers. In fact, all my diapers from her were custom ordered. She created a listing for me once we nailed down the details.

  3. thekuan September 20, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    They are back on Etsy, just saw it today. 😉

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