Nicki’s Best Bottom Diapering System is a one-size, all-in-two system designed by Nicki’s Diapers. If you visit the website, for heaven’s sakes, don’t leave the “diapers” off the web address, take that from me!
I received a “mint chocolate chip” (yum) diaper along with medium and large stay-dry inserts.
Two things that stood out to me about the Best Bottom diaper were the leg gussets, and the four size settings.
The diaper has velcro closures, which I love. However, I think they would be even better if the laundry tabs were rotated 90 degrees. They don’t seem to want to stay attached in the wash, so I may try turning the tabs and attaching them at an angle!
The features page has a comparison on features/pros/cons and cost of various diapering systems. The Best Bottom system actually has a leg up on covers and prefolds as far as cost goes. I think they have the additional advantage of being super easy (inserts just snap in) and having a stay-dry insert. I see no reason why you couldn’t use the diaper as a cover over prefolds as well, if you already have some in your stash.
Here is the Extra-Small setting:
Medium (the size we used):
The photos below show the Best Bottom diaper on the medium setting with a medium insert. I was able to use the large inserts in the medium setting as well. I just had to fold/tuck the excess insert in, and of course, it was a little bit bulkier! My son is about 18.5 lbs and 30″.
You may be thinking to yourself, “Maria, these photos look like you put the diaper on him while he was standing, then chased him around trying to take photos of him!” If that’s what you’re thinking, you’re exactly right. I was able to get this sucker on him while he was on the move, and I still had no leaks at all.
Hemp/organic cotton inserts are also offered, as well as overnight inserts and doublers. This system is so easy to use and affordable (8 covers and 24 inserts are recommended) I think it would be a great way to get started in cloth or pump up your stash. They’d also be a fantastic choice for road trips and vacations since they take up less space than pocket diapers, fitteds or AIOs.
Each shell retails for $16.95; stay dry inserts are $3.75 each. The hemp/organic cotton inserts are $5.75 and the overnight inserts are $6.50.
Giveaway: Nicki’s Best Bottom Diapers is offering one winner a one-size shell and 3 stay dry inserts! Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. Feel free to leave a comment about the post, or simply to remind yourself that you entered however, comments will not be counted as entries. Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Best Bottom color (there are new ones!) You may “like” Nicki’s Diapers on Facebook and/or follow Nicki’s Diapers on Twitter and/or Follow the Nicki’s Diapers Blog for bonus entries (there are often giveaways on their blog!) This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.
I will accept entries until Tuesday, October 19th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
Entries as of October 19th, 2010 at giveaway closure: 443
FTC Compliance: I was provided with a review product at no charge; I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.