I may have my tried and true favorite fluff, but I love all my diapers for one reason or another. I do get excited about trying new diapers and even more excited when I discover a new (to me) diaper! I had never heard of BottomBumper cloth diapers until I started looking for sponsors for Summer Fluffin'.
It's interesting the ways we find new products – new brands – and new retailers. I came across Diaper Buddys fan page on Facebook. This led me to check out the shop. I was intrigued by the Bottombumpers they carried, so I contacted the owner, Patti, and worked on this great review and giveaway!
Now I know Bottombumpers are All-in-Ones (AIO) but sometimes the difference between an AIO and an All-in-Two (AI2) is confusing. I know these aren't considered a “true” AIO since the soaker snaps in. I also know it's not an AI2 because it's not an empty shell cover when the insert is unsnapped and removed. But! My mind keeps thinking “two pieces = AI2.” So, if you catch me referring to it as an AI2, please forgive me!
Patti sent me a lovely Espresso diaper (I didn't have any brown yet, so I asked for it!) I really love the color! I like the side snapping because it seems like a smoother fit around Rissa's belly and I don't think she'll be trying to get it off! They do have hook and loop closure diapers too, but I love my snaps. Sized are available – but I like getting one size (OS) for the economic value.
Bottombumpers have a unique rise setting system that is color coded on the back of the diaper, inside. I wasn't quite sure what the colors were equal to, but I was able to figure out the rise setting without too much difficulty. (We're on the orange ones) I wasn't sure how I'd like it inside the back of the diaper, but it gives it a nice look! You can't tell just by looking at it that it's adjustable in size. The fit is good around Rissa's legs too (and she's skinny!). The waist does have extra room, but worked great. No marks!
The outside is waterproof PUL like many of my shells. The inside is wonderful for baby's skin – organic cotton lining. The snap in soaker is organic cotton topped with organic bamboo velour. It's nice and soft – even after all the washing, wearing, and drying, it's been through in the past month! Considering how thick the soaker looks, the fit is trim.
While I've used my Bottombumpers during the day and naps (without leaks) I haven't tried overnight. Doublers are available but I am not sure if I want to try. Besides, these look good to show off! Due to the organic material, it takes extra washings to reach maximum absorbency. I admit, I was impatient so they weren't fully prepped before I put Rissa in them. The Espresso one I did wash about 3 times first. The Princess one I washed once only.
My favorite aspects of our BottomBumpers:
- Side snapping
- Rise adjustment inside diaper cover – doesn't look bunched!
- Snap in insert – can leave snapped for washing and drying
- Dry with only one dryer cycle
- Organic materials
- USA made; Made and sold by work-at-home moms!
So do I like 'em? Heck yeah! Did you notice how I switched to plural part way through this review? That's because I bought one after trying out our review one! One of the limited edition prints… Princess!
** Buy it! **
Want to get your own Bottombumper cloth diapers? Check out the weekly specials at Diaper Buddys! Patti tries to offer discounts when she can – whether it's on the diaper packs or on shipping! There are also custom embroidery options too!
Use promo TALES15 at checkout to receive 15% off every order now through 6/26/11!
** Win it! **
Patti of Diaper Buddys has generously offered a giveaway!
Prize: 3 pack of One Size Bottombumpers (choice of solid colors RV $68.85)
Open to US; 18+
Giveaway will be open until 11:30pm central on June 19th.
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