I am a huge fan of easy. And I mean easy enough for my husband and 7yo daughter. For this house that usually means an aplix all-in-one.
Bottombumpers cloth diapers are just the type of easy everyone needs in their stash. Before Thanksgiving, Stacy sent me a red Aplix (at my request because I don’t do well with side-snap and remember I like easy) Bottombumpers for me to review.
I receive many different cloth diapers to review and the first thing I take notice of is the quality of materials used and quality of sewing. I like a cloth diaper to have very clean seams, straight lines and high quality fabrics. I feel that even businesses just starting out can acheive this especially when a good review can build their business.
Bottombumpers is arguably one of the best small-scale produced cloth diapers on the market today. It is a combination of attention to detail and not cutting corners on fabrics that qualifies them for this status.
In regards to materials used, this is from the Bottombumpers website in the “Why Bottombumpers?” tab:
2mil Polyurethane Laminated (PUL) Knit Outer –
Bottombumpers outer layer is constructed of waterproof 2mil PUL knit outer.Hidden Wing Snaps on Side Snapping Diaper-Bottombumpers keep the wing snaps concealed inside the PUL and lining so they dont touch baby’s skin. This also helps prevent red marks.Strong Aplix(R) Fasteners on Hook & Loop Diaper-Bottombumpers uses industrial strength Aplix(R) brand Hook and Loop for a strong, quality closure that can be used over and over again.Quality Polyresin Snaps-Bottombumpers use high quality industrial strength polyresin snaps. Our snaps are also backed with a layer of fabric inside for extra strength and durabilityCertified Organic Cotton & Bamboo Materials-Nothing says Eco-friendly like a certified 100% Organic Cotton Lining and snap-in soaker material. Our soakers are also topped with a high quality Organic Bamboo Velour, the softest material we’ve ever worked with.Quick Dry Snap In Soakers-Our soakers are bi-fold and snap-in for quick drying. All snaps are hidden on the soaker as well.Absorbent-Our Diapers have been tested and will withstand 16oz+ before leaking. Testing was done a diaper with no added doubler that was well broken in by being used and washed for 4 months!Made In the USA-Bottombumpers are manufactured in the USA. Made by a small family and select few contracted seamstresses in smoke and pet free sewing studios.
I love the snug, trim fit the front closure Bottombumpers allows me to get on Sterling. This would be the perfect diaper except for one small problem I am having–and it really is my fault.
When I received the Bottombumpers AIO we were set to go visit family for Thanksgiving the next day. I didn’t want to leave it behind so I tossed it in the washer for a quick 1 wash prep. The next day I put it on Sterling for the first leg of our trip.When we arrived at our first stop his pants were soaked. :(
I assumed 1 wash wasn’t enough to prep it. No biggie. I would take it to my mom’s, wash it and use it again. Unfortunately, I left it at my mother-in-laws house. I’m not certain but I think she most likely added fabric softener to it as she does with all her laundry.
For the next few uses I had terrible leaks. I have sense stripped it and added a bit of bleach to the cloth diapers. Yet, still I have wicking. This makes me sad! I don’t know if I messed it up (or my sweet mother in law) or if this is something that occurs with Bottombumpers.
The other high points of the Bottombumpers AIO leads me to highly recommend it. Most retailers are selling them for $16.95 which is a good price for an organic aio. I have never read a negative review of the Bottombumper, that in itself is amazing!
You can get yourself a Bottombumpers AIO from a number of excellent retailers. I *highly* recommend you check out RG Natural Babies first though. She has a great selection and I noticed that she offers free shipping (only aplix though)! Another excellent option is an embroidered Bottombumpers. Diaperco–which is near where I used to live!–has a some instock and the option for you to order a custom embroidery.
Please share your experiences with Bottombumpers cloth diapers in the comments.