Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers Review

Ever since I started stalking the Diaper Frenzy! Congo, I’ve had my eye on Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers.  Looking online at the images had me interested in her pretty combinations… and when one of my neighbors (and fellow addicts) got a couple of Brilliant Bums, I really wanted to try one out.

I was thrilled when I won a cute little Elmo diaper for my Elmo loving princess.  And then when I got the opportunity to review that diaper and offer up a semi custom from Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers for the Merry Fluffy Christmas giveaway hop, I was on cloud nine.

Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)About Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers

Shelby, the WAHM behind Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers, is based out of  Oregon.  She’s been making cloth diapers under the Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers name since 2012.  Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers offers a variety of styles: all-in-two, all-in-one, newborn fitted, and pockets.  She’s also willing to give a mom the closure that mom wants: snaps or Velcro.  Since most of her diapers offered are semi-customs or customs, you’ll get the diaper that you want.  Her turnaround time is also quite reasonable!  For price points, her diapers generally start around the $22 USD mark… which is a remarkable steal for the quality you get, particularly considering an insert is included!  (Honestly, Shelby, you may want to consider raising your prices.  It’s reasonable for that quality!)

My Brilliant Bums diaper is one that was just perfect for Eudora: Elmo.  It’s a pocket diaper with a microsuede inner.  The insert is a bamboo hemp blend.

What I like About Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers

Shelby’s customer service is on the ball.  She gets tracking on her packages and actually provides you with the number.  It’s fantastic to be able to pinpoint where your fluff mail is before it gets to you.  Once the diaper gets there, it’s even better.  The stitching is clean and even.  Really, her sewing skills are fantastic.  I suspect the reason that she is able to offer her diapers at such an amazing price is because she is skilled: she has her system down so she can do it relatively quickly.

As for what I like about my diaper, the quality is there.  As mentioned, the sewing is flawless.  Everything is symmetrical.  The snaps are nice and tight without being too tight.  It fits Eudora wonderfully well and she’s always happy to wear that one since it has “Melmo” all over.  The insert that comes with is well-made and effective at absorption.

What I Don’t Like About Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers

Really, my diaper is amazingly well made.  The only change that I would make is I’d love to see athletic wicking jersey added to the selection for inners simply because it’s my new favorite thing to have against Eudora’s sensitive tush.  My diaper has a microsuede inner, and that’s perfectly effective at wicking and still more resistant to smells and stains than fleece.  The insert is a contoured insert.  I don’t have a great love for that design, but, again, that’s an issue of personal preference rather than a flaw with the diaper.  In a nutshell, there is absolutely nothing wrong.  It’s just little things that are personal preference.

Would I Recommend Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers?

Absolutely!  Her prices are on par with that of premium diaper manufacturers with the added bonus of supporting a work at home mom.  Her diapers are semi-custom, so you’ll be getting something unique.  Plus, she makes art.  If not for the fact that my husband is cutting me off, I’d probably order another dozen.  Since I can’t… I’m just going to suggest that every single person who reads this page order at least one from Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers.  You need her cute and fun fluff to round out your stash.

Where to Find Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers

Brilliant Bums Cloth Diapers are listed on Etsy, but your best bet is to hunt for her pretty things on Facebook or snatch up her fluff on Diaper Frenzy! Congo.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Very cute!
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  2. I absolutely adore WAHM made diapers. I really like the Elmo print. I wish that I another little one that needed a fluffy tush!
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  3. These are so adorable! What a cute and useful item too. Love it!

  4. These are cute, but my babies are all growed up now
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  5. Super adorable !

  6. People think using reusables is hard, but it is not that much work. Plus, it saves the landfills, and keeps harmful chemicals away from baby’s bumb.
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  7. Rachel Z says:

    So cute!! The last thing I need is ANOTHER diaper on my “want” list, but I definitely need to check her out 🙂


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