Friday, March 18, 2011

Smart Bottoms Review and Giveaway

Smart Cover
Small – Fits 5-16 pounds
Large – Fits 16-32 pounds

Smart Fold
Small – Fits 5-12 pounds
Medium – Fits 12-18 pounds
Large – Fits 18+ pounds

Smart Cover:

Price Per Cover:  ★★★☆☆  This cover retails for $18 and can be bought directly from Smart Bottoms.  While this is not one of the cheapest diaper covers, it does come with some amazing benefits that may make it worth your while and your hard earned cash.

Leaks:  ★★★★★  I had absolutely no leaks with this cover combined with the Smart Fold insert.  This cover has waist hugging elastic around the back and the front to contain leaks and mess.  There is also elastic around the leg casings to hug baby and contain leaks. 

Fit:  ★★★★★  I have a hard time finding diapers that fit my tall skinny 20 month old well.  This cover is one of the best fitting diapers that I have found!  There is one snap down rise setting in order to lower the rise for a smaller baby starting at 16 pounds.  There is one row of snaps across the front of the diaper to secure the waist.  The taps feature crossover tabs with snaps for those skinny babies.  And the best part are the hip/leg snaps.  This diaper features hip/leg snaps so that you can have a snug fit; even on skinny babies like mine!  Even with a Smart Fold in this cover, it is still relatively trim, too!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆  This diaper deserves 5 stars, but it is a snap diaper.  The cover is very easy to use, just set in the insert of your choice, and put onto baby.  If the cover is not soiled, it can be wiped and used again.  There are enough snaps that you are able to get a great fit, but not so many snaps that you are overwhelmed.

Washing:  ★★★★★  I use this diaper constantly and it still looks brand new!  The cover does not stain, it is easy to wash, and because there are snaps, you don’t have to worry about Aplix and laundry tabs.  Very very easy!

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★  I am in love with this diaper!  It fits my baby like it was made specifically for her, it is extremely absorbent, it is trim, and it is sturdy!  Stay tuned for more on this diaper and this brand as I will be hosting a Smart Bottoms Diaper Party soon!!!

Total Stars:  27/30

Smart Fold:

Size:  16.5 in x 14 in

Price Per Prefold:  ★★★☆☆  This insert retails for $7 each.  You can buy this insert direct from Smart Bottoms.  While this is moderately expensive in comparison to most prefolds, it is comparable to the pricing for micro terry, hemp, etc inserts.  And since it fits the Smart Cover so perfectly, it may be worth the price to many parents.

Absorbency:  ★★★★★  This insert is extremely absorbent.  My heavy wetting daughter was not able to pee enough to completely saturate this diaper and/or cause a leak, even at night!!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★★  This insert is very soft against baby, washes up very nicely, and it easy to work with when putting on baby.  The fabric is nice and soft against baby; softer than many other prefolds.  This prefold is designed specifically to go with the Smart Cover and it fits perfectly.  This insert would work with other covers, but the size is perfect for this cover.

Total Stars:  13/15

You can buy Smart Bottoms products directly from Smart Bottoms here.  (ID cm1001)


  1. Thanks for these fun giveaways and a huge THANK YOU, Laura, for making it so easy to enter! :D

  2. I'd love to win and try out a prefold that is different than the ones my baby is about to outgrow.

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  4. Entered and forgot to add that I'd choose a Too Smart insert to go with my Blue Raspberry Smart Cover (size Large). Thanks!