Best Bottom Diapers One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper Review

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I have a lot of criteria on what I consider to be a perfect all in two diaper. When I was writing a review of another all in two diaper a few years ago, I thought, ‘Why isn’t there an AI2 out there that has a TRULY wipeable inside while still a snap in insert?’ The flip had a more wipeable inside (as opposed to the Softbums and the Gro-Via, which held some stink), but you couldn’t snap in the insert. So then I consulted my BFF, Google. Google told me about how a new diaper was coming out from Nicki’s Diapers called the Best Bottom Diapers and it had a wipeable inside. But dang it, it wasn’t out yet. I soon forgot about that and went on my merry (yet irritated with stinky AI2s) way, until I was researching diapers for Padded Tush Stats and found it again.  So of course I had to try them out.

So in this personal review of the diaper (as opposed to my statistical reviews that are based on a bunch of survey responses) I am going to tell you how I would respond to a Padded Tush Stats survey if I were filling it out for my kids.

Video Review

Let’s first look at the basics on this diaper:
* This is a one size diaper, which means it fits from roughly the newborn to 35 pound range.

Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper - Largest SettingBest Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper - Smallest Setting

Left: On largest setting. Right: on smallest setting

* There is a little double gusset going on around the legs to help keep “stuff” in

Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper  - Double Gussets

* The diaper comes in snap and hook and loop (velcro—why do I always have to clarify this? Why don’t I just say Velcro…it’s like Rachael Ray having to always say “EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil”….what was the point of saying EVOO if you still say Extra Virgin Olive oil? I guess it is to make 1 million dollars selling EVOO t-shirts. So I guess I better get a t-shirt that reads “Hook and Loop” or “Aplix” and make my million).

* The colors are inspired by (wait for it…..) ICE CREAM. Mine is my second favorite ice cream…mint chocolate chip. (Given that a diaper is something pooped in, I am terrified of a “Rocky Road” one)

* I love how this diaper has SIZED inserts. It allows for a great fit with no folding an insert or anything. The sizes are…Small: birth-14lbs, Medium: 11-22lbs, Large: 16-35lbs. I found these to be SUPER affordable. However, when I am out and about, I like to have a one size insert because I don’t know which of my babies will use the diaper, so SHHHH I have a secret for you…Softbums inserts fit the snap in this diaper! So for out and about, I like to use a Softbums Opod or Bamboo pod.

Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper Inserts

* There are three insert materials you can get with this diaper:

- The Stay Dry insert – this has 4 layers of microfiber and then a no-pill fleece on top that wicks moisture from your baby (so it feels dry)

- Hemp/Organic Cotton insert – 5 layers of hemp/certified organic cotton topped with hemp/certified organic cotton fleece.

– Overnight Insert – The overnight insert has 6 layers of microfiber

* There is also a doubler option. What I like about this is the doubler is actually underneath the main soaker, that way you can snap the soaker on top (whereas if it is the other way around, you would have a snap on the main insert and therefore touching the baby’s bum. Make sense? The doubler has two layers of microfiber.

* You can also purchase waist extenders, which is great if you have a larger sized baby (or larger-waisted baby).

* The outside is made of a polyester fabric and the inside is made of two layers of PUL (although the inside is a sticky feeling fabric. It kind of feels like the inside of my wetbags. It is kind of shiny like a garbage back and has a little stick to it).

Interior of Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper

* The front of the diaper has four rows of three snaps, so get a customized fit.

Snap Down Rise On Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper

* The insert snaps into the diaper at both the front, and the bag (so no dangling insert)

Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper Snap In InsertBest Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper Snap In Insert

About My Babies

Baby #1 (Toddler) Baby #2 (you will see the / for when things CHANGED at 5 months)
Is your Child a Heavy Wetter Yes Yes/No
Do you have a chunkier sized baby for his/her age No No/Yes
Do you have a skinny baby for his/her age Yes Yes/No
Does your baby have chunky thighs? No No/Yes
Does your baby have skinny thighs? No Yes/No
Is your baby prone to rashes Yes Yes
Please indicate the weights of your baby when using this diaper 16-20 pounds; 21-25 pounds 10pounds – 15 pounds
Please indicate the ages of your baby when using this diaper 18-24 months 2 months-6 months
Size used One Size One Size

Survey responses on how this diaper worked on my babies:

Ratings
(On a scale of 1-5…1 being low score, 5 being high)
Baby #1 Baby #2
Absorbency 4 4
Fit 4 4
Worth the Price 5 5
Trim 3 3
Liked by Skeptics 4 4
Daycare-worthy 4 4
Naptime 2 5
Night-time (using regular insert) 1 2
Would Recommend 4 4
What are the PROS of this diaper? I love that the inside of this is wipeable. I also like that the insert snaps down in two places, so I don’t have to worry about it shifting. I like that the inserts come in different sizes, so I don’t have a bulky fit on a smaller baby. I also like that the snap down rise makes it easy to adjust between babies when out and about.
What are the CONS of this diaper? Sometimes the edges of the to front of the diaper can poke up when snapped (see video). It’s kind of a double edged sword with the inside of the diaper, I feel like the waterproof fabric is a little cheap, BUT I love that it is wipe down. I kind of wish the wings of the diaper had a different fabric so that sticky fabric isn’t up against their skin.
Are there any other comments or tips you would like to add about this diaper? (for example, a particular stuffing method you found helpful, or anything else!) This is such a great diaper to have for diapering two at once. I think the inserts are affordable, but for out and about use, I would invest in some Softbums Opods.

Best Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper - Top ViewBest Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper - Front ViewBest Bottom One Size All In Two Cloth Diaper - Side View

Have you tried this diaper?
If so, then please fill out the survey for this over here. Aside from personal reviews that I do (such as this one), I also do reviews based on survey responses from people who have used the diapers on their babies. Therefore, by filling out surveys you help contribute to more comprehensive reviews that are sorted by baby characteristics (so thanks in advance!).

Price: Cover – 16.97, Inserts – 3.95-$7.90

Where To Buy: You can see who carries this diaper by typing in “Best Bottom” at the Cloth Diaper Retailer Database (www.clothdiaperretailers.com). You can compare retailers based on shipping costs, location, and even specials they have going on. Many of them even post exclusive discounts for Padded Tush Stats followers. If you buy from those with an asterisk (***) next to their name, a small portion of money supports this site, so thank you in advance.

Although I received this diaper for review from Best Bottom Diapers, all opinions in this post are my own.

Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09984076016937511668 MattG24

    Great Review. matt-gayer@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Great review

    Lisa

  • Amanda

    Great review. You are very detailed!! I will deffinately check with you again!! Thanks so much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16582205878681182599 Tara at Padded Tush Stats

    Thank you so much you guys!

  • http://www.tinkletinkletootcom Anita S Bishop

    great review I’m going to link to this from my boutique’s webpage if thats ok :)

  • mom J

    wow, great and helpful reviews! I’ll take time to read the other reviews (for my short-listed covers and then some) before buying :)

  • Ginger G.

    Great review, as always! I like that it’s wipeable too. I don’t have any covers like this yet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514888987 Sasha Oystrakh

    This review is very helpfully. I am thinking about getting this diaper at the moment and I like that I not only have the pros but the cons as well (ones that I have not read about in the store reviews people put up)

  • Laurie P

    great review, haven’t tried these yet, but you were very thorough, informative, thanks!

  • Rehannon Bischoff

    I absoulutely love my Best Bottoms, I have three covers with Hemp and Microfiber Inserts and the doublers.. They are my favorite for out and about…

  • Laurie

    At first I did not like my best bottoms, once my son hit 15 pounds they fit great! Now I love these! They are my favorite out and about diapers :)

  • Vanessa V.

    Thanks for this review! I’ve heard a lot of people love best bottoms, I just hadn’t seen a comprehensive review to decide. I think I may try them soon though.

  • Colleen

    I’m very interested in trying Best Bottoms now. I’ll admit, it is partly because their prints are really cute!!! I think it is cool that so many different inserts can go in the diaper.

  • jenny

    The best bottoms seems like a great system!

  • Danielle D

    These do seem great, and love that they are made in the US.

  • Julie

    I just got one of these after my third cloth diapered baby turned 9 months old. I like it a lot now that her poos are starting to become more solid. I got the organic cotton/ hemp inserts and they’re very soft and work great keeping poo from escaping. I don’t think I could’ve used these before because my baby’s EBF poops were so runny but she’s eating some solids and now I want more of these diapers. :)

  • Kara Chamberlain

    these are such a great, easily customizable option. Thank you for the review! I can’t wait to try these!

  • chance_encounters

    I have found the elastic on these to be of poor quality. I have one of their covers and in 6 months of use (used maybe once a week) the elastic is already shot.

  • EBF & CD twins

    We started using these with our twins at about 9 and 10 pounds with the medium inserts and smallest rise setting (2nd smallest with overnight insert added). They are EBF and have never had a leakage when changed in a reasonable amount of time. We can go 10 hours with the overnight and regular insert snapped in. The hemp is trimmer than MF and once you no longer have to adjust the rise down they aren’t much bulkier than disposables.

  • EBF & CD twins

    Oh, one more thing. We are inheriting my nephew’s diapers in a few weeks, which were used for 2 years. All of the snaps, elastic and PUL work just fine.

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  • Jessica Wilhelm

    I started using this with my 18 month old and I don’t love the AIO sizing. It makes it too bulky in the front.

  • David

    My wife found these, and I am very happy for them, love them being made in the USA.

  • Kristin

    I love these diapers! I’ve used them since my son was about 8 weeks old. He was born 3 weeks early, and was too small for a one-size diaper until about 8 weeks. He is now 9 months old, and not quite 20lbs (he’s in about the 50th percentile). I am looking to move into the size large inserts soon. I usually use the microfleece inserts because I have found them to be more absorbent and they keep him dry better than the hemp inserts (the hemp is nice though because they’re closer fitting, and if you don’t have a heavy wetter, then they would probably work really well). Since he has been on solids, there have been some poo explosions that have made it necessary to use a new outer, but I have very rarely, if ever, needed to change his outfit due to a poo leak. He is a heavy wetter, and unfortunately the only thing that has worked
    for us in the overnights for the last month or so has been doubling up
    on disposables…he was even wetting through pocket diapers with 3
    inserts. I only have 6 outers, and they have held up VERY well, since I wash them every other day. My only concern is that my son might outgrow these diapers before he is potty trained.

  • Kadie

    These look awesome! We hadn’t considered adding AI2s to our stash since we’re just starting out and felt prefolds and, eventually, pockets seemed the way to go. I’m thinking I’m going to need to look for sales to add a couple of these to the collection!

  • emwells

    This is the first AI2 I’ve considered. I like the waist extenders!