There’s a reason why there are so many different options for cloth diapers: everyone has different favorites. Our babies are shaped differently and have different outputs. Rather than just expecting us all to use the same thing and like it, now we’re blessed with an overwhelming array of cloth diaper brands to choose from! But even with different brands, there’s different styles, different fibers, etc. If you’ve decided that you love the convenience of an all-in-one, but only want natural fibers touching your baby’s bum, then this is the post for you! Here’s a break down of some natural fiber all-in-one cloth diapers. [Read more…]
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I really love to shop in local stores and buy things that have been made here in America. It’s so nice to be able to support a local family when I buy things that my family needs, and it’s doubly great when I buy a locally made product at a local business. One company that I’ve supported that is local to me is Smart Bottoms. They make a great all in one cloth diaper. What’s so great about this cloth diaper you ask? Allow me to show you. And yes, I did receive the blue George diaper free for review, but I purchased the tie dye one myself.
Double row of waist snaps
Four rise snappings
Wide waist elastic
Un-encased leg elastic
PUL inner layer in front and back
Organic cotton fabric in middle
NO exposed PUL
Tongue style, four layer, organic cotton, attached insert
What I Think
Well, I now have two Smart Bottoms AIOs, so it can be safely said that I love them. They are very absorbent and very trim fitting, even snapped down to the second rise setting. Their recommended weight range is 10-35 pounds, but I’ve found that it actually fits even larger than that. My 42 pound three year old can wear this diaper on the last snaps. I think that it will fit her for a few more pounds, but that might be pushing it.
Little Man wears these on the second rise setting. He is a heavy wetter, but these are way more than absorbent enough. I don’t even have to add a doubler, so that’s a big yay from me. I do recommend making sure the legs are rolled in so that the cotton is tucked in to prevent wicking.
Yes, these are one of the more pricier diapers on the market, but you really get what you pay for. In a good way. The PUL is good quality. They don’t have the largest collection of colors and prints at the moment, but what they have is nice and they’re coming out with some new ones (including a unicorn print that I am waiting oh so impatiently for). The fabric is organic, they’re made in the USA, the quality is excellent. Like I said, you really get what you paid for.
As far as washing and drying go, this diaper washes up easily. Line drying takes a while and needs a quick spin in the dryer to get out any stiffness. I’ve been drying mine in the dryer with the rest of my inserts and haven’t had any problems yet. I do wait until the load is cool before I take them out though, to prevent any possible damage to the elastics.