Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Smart Bottoms AIO 2.0 Review
X-Small: Fits 5-8 pounds
Small: Fits 8-16 pounds
Medium: Fits 16-24 pounds
Large: Fits 24+ pounds
Note: When I first received this diaper for review, my daughter was approximately 23 pounds and I was sent a Medium. It fit her perfectly at that time and I will write this review based on that time frame. Since then, she has grown like a WEED and is now 29 pounds. The Medium still fits her skinny frame well, the rise is getting pretty low on her though. Please note this for the pictures, she is wearing the medium but she should be in a large now. When this diaper first arrived, the rise was perfect on her.
Price Per Diaper: ★★★☆☆ The Smart Bottoms AIO 2.0 retails for $20 each. For an AIO diaper, this is a fantastic price. AIO diapers are generally one of the most expensive diapers and the average price is $28-$34. You can purchase this diaper direct from Smart Bottoms. Since these are sized diapers XS-S-M-L you will have to buy the next size as your child grows.
Leaks: ★★★☆☆ For day time use, this diaper performed perfectly. However, for long naps and night use, my heavy wetting daughter required a booster or else the diaper would leak. This diaper is extremely absorbent and did amazingly well for awake times and short naps, but for long naps and night, it just didn’t have enough absorbency. A simple booster fixed the problem and with the booster, it is a great night time diaper!
Fit: ★★★★★ I know I have raved about the fit of Smart Bottoms Diapers in the past, but here I go again! My tall skinny mini daughter has had troubles with some diapers fitting correctly and without leaks; not Smart Bottoms! The creator of Smart Bottoms also has skinny children and was able to see a need where other cloth diaper companies did not. This diaper has a 3 snap tab, two snaps at the waist and a hip snap. The hip snap is perfect for skinny children with little skinny legs (like Miss A). The waist is also wonderful due to a stretchy front and stretchy back, this gives the perfect waist fit! Also, for those skinny minis, there is a crossover snap at the waist to give you an even smaller size. Likewise, if you have a chunky kid, you can size up and not be worried about the fit since it is stretchy with hip snaps and crossover tabs! Genius design! Also, due to the brilliant design of this diaper, it is extremely trim and fits nicely under clothes!
Ease of Use: ★★★★★ This diaper could not be easier! It is an AIO diaper, so no removable or movable parts! Just on baby and off baby…nothing more! This also makes washing a cinch since you just toss it in the washer and don’t have to worry about unstuffing or removing anything! Also, with the stretchy waist and perfectly located snaps, it is a breeze to get this diaper snapped and on unlike other snap diapers!
Washing: ★★★★★ As I mentioned above, this diaper is a cinch to wash since it is an AIO you can just toss it in the washer and then into the dryer or onto the line. When it is dry, there is nothing to prep or stuff, it is ready to go back onto baby. The inner is a 100% organic cotton with synthetic core. This is very easy to wash, stays very soft against baby’s skin, and stains come out in the wash or with a little sun. The shell is made of PUL and washes perfectly.
Overall Performance: ★★★★☆ Overall, I really love this diaper. I love the design, how well it fits my skinny baby, the soft organic cotton inner, the great price, and how easy it is to care for this diaper. I do wish that this diaper was a little more absorbent for naps and night, but this was easily solved with a simple booster. Great diaper! Made in the USA!
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Posted by Laura D. at 3:16 PM