So the first lesson I learned about cloth-diapering was learned the hard way: Do your research. Read reviews. Sometimes you really DO get what you pay for, and cheaper is not necessarily better! If I had done my homework the way I do now, I would have never made that initial diaper purchase. But as a family of 5 living on one income, saving money is an absolute necessity if we want to comfortably survive. I diligently try and find the best bargains and I comparison shop extensively before I place an order.
So while cloth-diapering is expensive, and some bargains are simply too good to be true, there ARE great deals to be found. There ARE economical products that really do work! You just need to know where to look for them. I recently stumbled across a great cloth-diaper retailer, Diaper Safari. First of all, they offer FREE SHIPPING. All the time. This is a fantastic deal, since often shipping costs can be rather pricey. I don't have any local cloth diaper retailers, so I am limited to online purchasing. There have been many times that I thought I had found a wonderful deal, just to find that after shipping costs, I really wasn't saving any money. With Diaper Safari, this is no longer an issue! What you see is what you pay, since there are never any crazy shipping fees to eat a hole in your budget.
Diaper Safari also has a fabulous selection of only the best, most trusted brands in cloth-diapering. They carry ALL of the tried and true names, like FuzziBunz, BumGenius, Happy Heiny, GroVia, and many more! They even have a ton of must-have diapering accessories, baby gear, and a special For Moms section with great nursing accessories. Diaper Safari is truly a one stop shop for all of your fluffy needs!
I received the Best Bottom Diapering System from Diaper Safari for my review. Best Bottom Diapers are an all new All In Two cloth diaper system! This system works best when the Best Bottom Shell is used as the cover that holds the sized Best Bottom Inserts (available in Stay Dry or Hemp/Organic Cotton). This system will take your baby from birth through potty training and will save you tons of money over other diapering systems.
The Best Bottom Diaper has all the pros of the different diapering systems and has eliminated the cons. So Best Bottoms Diapers are very trim fitting, extremely absorbent and one of the most economical diapering systems available! The snap-in inserts eliminate the need for stuffing but still give a fast drying time. The inserts are available in 3 different sizes and several different materials, so you will be able to use the one that is just right for your baby. This makes Best Bottoms super trim!
Here are some features of the Best Bottom Diaper System:
- Easy to use
- Fast drying
- Very absorbent
- One-size shells fit babies from birth - 35+ lbs
- Shells available in snap or hook & loop
- Stay Dry Microfiber or Hemp Inserts available in 3 sizes
- Overnight Inserts available
- Extender Tabs available in snap and hook & loop
- Made in the USA
Take a look at the Best Bottom System! We chose the Orange Sherbet color, since we're die hard Chicago Bears fans! Finding the blue and orange color combo in a diaper was a nice, unexpected surprise! My babies can now show their team spirit on game day!
I used the Best Bottom Diaper System on my active toddler, Sophie, first. The first thing I noticed about the Best Bottom diaper is that it is extremely easy to use. I had Sophie in this diaper in no time flat! All I had to do was snap the insert in and then put it onto her. No fiddling with pockets or making sure inserts weren't bunched up together. Since the insert literally snaps into the shell, it remains in place and perfectly secure. This is great, since it helps keep messes in the diaper where they belong rather than all over my baby's legs and up her back...eww!
During the day, the Best Bottom System was fantastic. Sophie ran, twirled, jumped, climbed and played to her little heart's content, and she never once had a leak. The diaper fit her extremely well, and I had no issues with riding up or shifting. A lot of shell-type diapers tend to bunch or fit awkwardly, but this was not the case with Best Bottom. It actually has a relatively trim fit, and appeared to be quite comfortable on Sophie. I was even able to fir her clothing over the diaper without suffering from major Fluff-Butt-Syndrome. (Where the diaper extends visibly WAY past the waist of the pants.) This diaper is ideal for day time use, especially if you're on the go.
For night time use, the Best Bottom fared almost as well with Sophie. I used the Best Bottom Overnight Insert, and while the diaper did not leak, I felt that my extremely heavy wetter could have used another layer of inserts. The insert itself was very saturated, and some of the moisture made its way to the leg gusset area of the diaper. I always double her inserts at night, and I have started using a standard insert underneath the Best Bottom insert for overnight use. So while I didn't experience any outside of the diaper leaks, I did find it beneficial to double-up the diaper at night to keep the extra moisture away from my baby's thighs. Sophie is an incredibly heavy wetter, though, so this finding came as no surprise to me. For a more "normal" night time flow, I am confident that the overnight insert alone would have been more than sufficient.
I also used the Best Bottom Diaper System on Xander during the day and at night. I was able to achieve the perfect fit easily on him as well, and I absolutely love the adjustable shell. Since receiving this diaper, Xander has grown a bit, and resizing has been incredibly easy due to the rise-adjusting snaps.
During the day, this diaper was bullet-proof. Xander likes to roll all over the floor, scoot, and ARMY crawl. This has meant Diaper Disaster in the past. Once, he pooped while he was scooting on his back, and the poo ended up going up his back, out of his diaper, and left a very unattractive Poop'Trail on my carpet. Yuck! I won't name the guilty brand, either. But I will just say it didn't provide the best fit around his waist. With the Best Bottom Diaper System, I am able to get a snug, close fit that eliminates these leakage and creep-age problems!
Overall, I was quite impressed with the Best Bottom Diaper System from Diaper Safari. This unique AI2 system is convenient, easy to use, and very effective against leaks. I love that you can fully customize your inserts to find the best protection for your baby. After all, no 2 babies are alike, and not all inserts are One Size Fits All. When choosing the Best Bottom Diaper System, you truly have a system that can take you from birth all the way through potty-training. The best part? These awesome diapers can save you TONS of money due to their extreme versatility. They also take up less space and even help reduce the amount of laundry you do. What's not to love about that?
You can find these and other great cloth diapers on the Diaper Safari website.
Remember, shipping is ALWAYS free at Diaper Safari! You can even earn rewards that can be used towards merchandise at Diaper Safari! More info can be found here.
One very lucky follower will be winning a Best Bottom Diaper System in their choice of color and closure!
1 Best Bottom Shell
2 Stay Dry Inserts
1 Overnight Insert
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents 18+ until 12:01AM EST on 9/17/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***