Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best Bottom Diapers Review and Giveaway

Fits:  Birth to 35+ pounds with an optional extender that can fit to 50+ pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★☆☆☆  To get one complete Best Bottoms diaper (a shell and an insert) it would take approximately $20.90.  While this is on the upper side of average for a one-size diaper, this diaper does come with a lot of fabulous features.  Plus, since this is an AI2 diapering system, you can reuse the shell with a new insert.  One complete diaper may cost more than another brand of diaper, however, if buying an entire stash of these, it would be cheaper than an entire stash of other diapers since you will need more inserts than shells and can simply wipe and reuse the shell.

Leaks:  ★★★★★  Absolutely no leaks!  Not one!  This diaper comes with many options for the inserts.  The inserts come in sizes small, medium, and large to correspond with the shell rise setting.  Since I have a toddler, my rise is on the largest setting and I use large size inserts.  The inserts have two snaps, one in the front and one in the back, to keep the insert in place.  For day time use, one of the stay dry inserts worked beautifully.  The day use stay dry inserts are made from 4 layers of microfiber with a fleece layer on top to go next to baby skin.  For night and nap use, there is a night insert.  The night insert is made of 6 layers of microfiber.  However, the night insert does not have a fleece top.  Instead it has another set of snaps that you attach the day insert to.  So for night time, you have 10 layers of microfiber and a layer of fleece.  My heavy wetting toddler never once peed through this diaper day, nap, or night!  If I could give these inserts more than 5 stars, I would.  There is also an optional hemp/ organic cotton insert, but I have not tried this.  This shell also has elastic at the back waist and front waist as well as leg gussets to contain any leaks or blow-outs.

Fit:  ★★★★★  I tend not to give snap diapers 5 stars simply because they are a snap diaper.  However, I feel that this diaper can truly give you a perfect fit every time between the generous snap settings and the elastic/ stretchy fabric of the shell.  You get a nice tight (but not too tight) fit every time to keep in leaks.  This diaper has a 4 rise snap setting on the front of the diaper to make the rise larger/smaller as well as crossover tabs for small waisted children and newborns.  This diaper also has elastic leg gussets to fit any size leg and contain mess.  This shell really seems as though it would fit any body type well.

Ease of Use:  ★★★★★  Many snap diapers are difficult to get snapped the right way on the first try.  This diaper is quite easy to fit to baby and snap.  The simple two snaps for the insert make it a cinch to take one insert out and get the other in, even with a squirming toddler to wrangle.  The snaps on the inserts are tight enough to keep them snapped, but not so tight that you are fighting to get them apart either.  Both the inserts and the shell are a breeze to work with.

Washing:  ★★★★★  This diaper is easy to wash.  First of all, the shell does not need to be washed with every use.  Since it is designed with a laminated PUL inner that can be wiped clean, you can simply wipe and reuse the shell with a new insert.  Best Bottom Diapers recommends having enough shells for as many times as your baby poops between wash days since you may have to wash the shell after poops.  The inserts are easy to care for in the wash just like other microfiber inserts.  And putting diapers back together after wash is even easier, there is no stuffing!  Simply snap inserts in the shells and stack the extra inserts for use!  I can see that an entire stash of this diapering system would make washing and putting away diapers SO much faster and easier!  One of my day inserts did have a few light stains on it, but a little sunning took that right out!

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★  This is my new favorite diaper!  Anyone looking for a simple, easy to care for, and dare I say cute diapering system should look no further!  Yes, this review lost stars for the price per diaper, but since you will only need a few shells and more inserts, this could be a very budget conscious choice overall!  Nicki’s Diapers sells a package of Best Bottoms Diapers that includes 9 shells, 18 inserts of each size, and 3 overnight inserts of each size for only $407.87.  This means that you could have an entire stash to last from birth to potty for just over $400.  That is AMAZING!  And if your child starts to out grow the waist of this diaper, you may want to splurge on the waist extenders!  This system is truly perfect!  I will be buying more of these for number two!  Thanks Nicki for inventing a great product!

Total Stars:  27/30

A little about Nicki, the creator of Best Bottom Diapers; taken from Nicki's Diapers website.

After years of experience, Nicki the owner of Nicki's Diapers created a new diaper taking the pros of all the different diapering systems and eliminated the cons. This resulted in the Best cloth diaper system available - trimmest fitting and highly absorbent! To help reduce early confusion and that overwhelmed feeling when researching cloth diapers, the Best Bottom diapers has simplified cloth diapering while making one of the most economical systems. The Best Bottom one size diapering system is not a pocket diaper, not an all in one, not a fitted diaper and not a prefold is the best of all types!
Best Bottom

Pocket Diapers
Fast Drying
Have to Stuff
All In One Diapers
Easy to Use/Trim
Longer Drying Time
Fitted Diapers
Very Absorbent
Prefold Diapers
Bulky and Have to Fold

You may purchase Best Bottoms Diapers from Nicki's Diapers or from my affiliates Kelly's Closet and Diaper Safari, affiliate links to right.  Or, Giveaway below!

I was sent this diaper to review, free of charge.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. entered, thank you very much:) Just a note, I have read that it is against facebook rules to require someone to write on a wall as a giveaway might want to check it out, I wouldn't want facebbook to have any reason to shut down your page:(

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  4. I think I accidentally entered this giveaway twice. I'm not trying to cheat- I just have preggo brain and a toddler who has not been sleeping well at night. Sorry!