New York Diaper Co.

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New York Diaper Co.

84 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Elissa Betterbid

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Elissa Betterbid


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Anonymous on Nov 20, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent customer service as always and wonderful wipes. We love them! :)

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Can't believe I forgot to leave feedback! I absolutely LOVE these diapers. The fit, the fabric, drying time, absorbancy everything is A++. Can't get enough of them!

Anonymous on Aug 9, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous and so soft and squishy!! Thanks so much!

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Last updated on February 17, 2011
My name is Elissa and I live in New Jersey, in the shadow of New York City. I have lived and worked in Manhattan and its suburbs my whole life. I may be a Jersey girl at heart, but I'm in a New York state of mind.

I have three children under the age of five. When the realities of two babies in diapers struck me last year, I switched to cloth diapers and never looked back. I love to sew and quickly started making my own diapers.

I see cloth diapering as a measurable way to reduce my impact on the Earth, decrease household waste and odors, and do something good for my babies. I hope to help cloth diapering make a comeback by providing stylish and effective cloth diapering products to forward-thinking people like you.

The New York Diaper Co. fitted diaper is made from my original pattern. I have incorporated my wishlist of fitted diaper features and put them together to make what I think is a great diaper. These features include a low-rise, non-elasticized belly panel for less bulk under clothes, snaps at the hip as well as front for a customized fit, and super stretchy blind elastic at the back and legs. I use only the same high-quality fabrics I use to diaper my own babies. My diapers are serged at the edges with high quality, non-wicking nylon thread in a rainbow of colors.


SMALL: Max (stretched) rise is 14" and fits newborn up to 14 lbs
MED: Max (stretched) rise is 16" and fits babies 14 to 20 lbs
LG: Max (stretched) rise is 18" fits 18 lbs and up
The waist on my fitted diapers is very stretchy and very adjustable. Generally if the rise fits, the waist will fit, too.
But, babies come in different shapes and sizes so if you're unsure about which size is best for your baby, talk to me. I can help you make the best choice.

Questions? Ask me! elissa @

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment is expected at the time of purchase. Currently I accept PayPal only. Please convo me about bulk discounts for purchases of 5 or more diapers.
In-stock items are shipped within 2 business days of purchase. Shipping for custom orders will be explained via convo at the time of purchase. I ship to you via the cheapest USPS method unless you specify otherwise. Usually this means First Class mail for one or two diapers, or Priority Mail for three or more. I use a Priority Flat Rate box when the shipping rate exceeds $9. And I will ship anywhere. If you don't see your part of the world in the shipping profile, just convo me and I will make it appear.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will gladly refund, exchange or give store credit for items that don't fit properly as long as the item is unwashed and unworn. I also gladly repair any of my items, even if you bought it second hand from someone else. Please convo me for details.
Additional policies and FAQs
I take custom orders regularly. Please check my store announcement for current custom ordering status. Wholesale requests please convo me. I do not take consignments except under very special circumstances.

Questions I'm most frequently asked about cloth diapering:

Q. Why on Earth would you want to use cloth diapers on your babies?
A. I have five good reasons:
1) Baby human waste encapsulated in disposable diapers makes a nasty stink in my home, not to mention a ton of household garbage.
2) 18 BILLION disposable diapers go into US landfills every year and I think that's appalling. It's human waste, people! And those diapers take up to 500 years to break down--not exactly biodegradable.
3) Cloth diapers are reusable and sustainable, and they save me money in the long run.
4) Disposable diapers are boring. I have at least two more years of diaper changes ahead of me and cloth diapering will make them more interesting.
5) I can make them myself and I'm good at it.

Q. Aren't cloth diapers those leaky, saggy, ugly things my mother/grandmother/Great Aunt Gladys used on her kids with pins and rubber pants?
A. No. Cloth diapers have come a long way since you (or your mother) were a kid. Today's cloth diapers are stylish and effective because they benefit from advances in absorbent and waterproof fabrics, more sophisticated closures, and a variety of designs.

Q. Do you use a diaper service?
A. No, I wash and dry my cloth diapers in my home washer and dryer.

Q. Ew! Don't you get poop in your washer?
A. No. There is NO poop in my washer

Q. So what do you do about poop?
A. I have a diaper sprayer, which is essentially a kitchen sprayer plumbed to the fresh water supply of my toilet. All the hardware you need for a diaper sprayer is at your local hardware store. Installation is a very simple job almost any dad (and every mom!) can do themselves. Dirty diapers are sprayed off directly into the toilet and all that poop goes exactly where it's supposed to go. The virtually poopless diaper then goes into the diaper pail until wash day.

Q. How do you keep up with all that laundry?
A. I only wash one load of diapers every three days. It's a small fraction of the laundry I'm already doing for my family.

Q. Don't the dirty diapers smell really bad?
A. See above--no poop in my diaper pail means no really bad smells.

Q. How much do cloth diapers cost?
A. It varies depending on the style of the diaper, but it generally ranges between $12 and $30 per diaper.

Q. How many diapers do you need for a baby? For a toddler?
A. That depends on how often you want to wash diapers. My ten month old has about 20 diapers in her stash. My 2 year old had about fourteen in his before he potty trained. I wash every third day.