Table Comparing Rise and Crotch Width of Diapers

My article on diapers that worked well for Tall Babies, and the response generated from it, got me thinking about the rise of diapers. If you have a tall baby, or a toddler, it really does make a difference what the rise is. So I decided to take measurements on all of my kids’ diapers so you guys have some comparisons. I’d love to add more, so if you can grab a ruler or whatever and quickly measure some of your stash, please comment here and I can update this for people!

You can actually sort this table. So if you want to see everything from the highest rise to the lowest, just click on the down arrow in the “Rise” column. Click it twice to have it sorted from lowest to highest. Same goes for the “Width” column.

My Methods: I measured to the nearest 1/4 inch (never estimating up). I measured the diaper at its relaxed state (i.e. I didn’t stretch the crotch part). Because of this, my measurements may vary. To measure the rise, I folded the diaper so that the top and bottom were aligned and measured from the top to the crotch. To measure the width, I opened the diaper and measured the most narrow part. If you provide measurements for other diapers in the comments below, please use the same methods.

DiaperRiseWidth
AMP One Size Pocket86.5
AppleCheeks7.55.75
BabyKicks 3G7.54.5
BabyKicks Basic Pocket75.5
BabyKicks Premium7.754.75
bitti Boo (medium)6.754.5
bitti d'lish (Medium)74
bumGenius Elemental7.255.25
bumGenius Freetime7.255.5
Bumware Extreme (Large)7.755.25
FuzziBunz One Size7.54.5
FuzziBunz Perfect Size (Medium)7.55.5
GEN-Y (Large)7.755
Happy Heiny's One Size7.56.5
Incredibum7.755.75
Imagine One Size Cover84.75
Kawaii Baby Heavy Duty7.756.25
Mabu Baby (3/4)7.755.5
Oeko Popo Cover7.755
Ones & Twos74.5
Palm Tree One Size Cover7.55.5
Peachy Green All in One (Size 1)74
Peachy Green One Size All in Two7.754.25
Ragababe 2-Step (Size 1)7.54.75
Ragababe 'Easy' All in One (Large)7.754.75
Ragababe 'Easy' All in One (Medium)74.5
Rumparooz G2 One Size Diaper7.56.5
Rumparooz One Size Cover76.5
Softbums Echo 75
Softbums Omni7.56
Sustainablebabyish Magic Fitted
Swaddlebees Eco Nappi7.255.5
Swaddlebees Pocket Diaper85.5
Thirsties AIO (Size 2)84
Thirsties Duo Wrap (size 2)7.55.5
Tiny Tush Elite85.5
Tots Bots Easy Fit75.5
Wild Mountain Mommies One Size Pocket Diaper76

Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
  • Antje

    Unstuffed the newer version of Sunbaby measures 7″ in the rise and 5.25″ in the crotch and Thirsties Duo Diaper (size 2) is 7.5″ rise and 5″ crotch.

  • Bekah

    I’m assuming that any of the diapers with adjustable rise are unsnapped all the way? Will try to go measure my Flips and Thirsties size 1s when baby girl isn’t sleeping ;-)

  • http://www.clothdiaperoutlet.com Heather Hicks

    The rise for a Knickernappies One Size is 8.5 inches. The crotch is 6.5 inches. These are great diapers for tall babies. And since they go up to 40-45 lbs, they are wonderful for toddlers that have outgrown other one size diapers.

  • http://www.clothdiaperoutlet.com Heather Hicks

    Knickernappies Custom Fit
    – Small – rise 6.25″, crotch 6.5″
    – Medium – rise 7.5″, crotch 6.5″
    – Large – rise 8.75″, crotch 6.5″

  • Melissa

    I’d love to see more diapers added, especially Grovia!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.elenbaas.5 Jessica Elenbaas

    Classic Lovely Pocket diapers have an 8″ rise and 6″ width.
    Charlie Banana is 7.5″ rise and 5.25″ width
    Kawaii Baby Ultra Soft Cross-Over Square Tab has an 8″ rise and 6″ width

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.buckles.AK Cynthia Buckles

    I have bummis and applecheeks and you know what? I think the cheapos from ebay with bamboo inserts bought from a random mama who makes them on ebay– are just as good…. So I think you should add Alva and Babyland cloth diapers to this list. I think the Babyland diapers are funky shaped. But the Alvas are great

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.buckles.AK Cynthia Buckles

    just measuring some of my Alvas… they would be hard to add to this list, they are all different, mostly on the larger scale though.

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