Edit: This giveaway is CLOSED.
The more I get into cloth diapering, the more I realize that diapers really can be hit or miss. In some cases, it has everything to do with the quality of the product being offered. In other cases, it has everything to do with your child’s body shape and how certain diapers do (or don’t) fit well with that shape. And in many cases, having a bad diaper experience has a little bit to do with both issues. I have had negative experiences (and by that I mean major leaks) with diapers that THOUSANDS of moms and dads rave about. And I’ve had major successes with a brand that gets very little attention. That’s the tough thing about cloth diapers; sometimes you just have to try, try and try again until you find diapers that are winners for your particular child.
And I have a winner for you today, folks! Check out Bottombumpers! Anne from The Diaper Wagon (edit: the diaper wagon is no longer in business, but BottomBumpers are still around!) sent me one of these to try out, and I’m going to tell you all about it.
Aesthetically, it was love at first sight. The diaper is very trim, very smooth on the outside, very soft on the inside (organic cotton, baby!). And it comes in the color navy, which is really hard to find, but which goes so beautifully with so many different colors. Basically, when Darah wears her BottomBumpers, she has built-in bloomers, which is so convenient.
When we first started using the Bottombumpers, we had a few bumps in the road (no pun intended). At first, we did have a bit of a leak problem. As I used (and washed!) the inserts more, though, this problem started to fade. So the primary cause of leaks was simply that I hadn’t pre-washed the insert enough times to get it to its full absorbency.
Additionally, I have simply learned that since Darah sleeps on her side, she is likely to leak out of most any diaper that has a snap in or lay in insert. That’s just reality for her. Babies who sleep on their backs or tummies will likely not face this same challenge. So that’s not a complaint I have about BottomBumpers, but rather a complaint I have with my child (Just kidding! She can sleep however she likes!).
During the day, though, BottomBumpers are one of the diapers in her stash that gets used first every single time. That poor diaper is always dirty! 🙂 It is one of only a few diapers that she has that is so trim she can wear the right size pants with it. She’s currently wearing size 12 months, and it is a little frustrating when she has a coordinating top and bottom and I can’t put the bottom on her because of her diaper. Not the case with BottomBumpers. Hooray!
I really like that with BottomBumpers, the wing snaps on the side are hidden, which keeps those red marks at bay (I always feel so guilty when Darah’s diapers leave a mark on her! How uncomfortable she must have been!).
BottomBumpers are a terrific diaper, and I definitely recommend them! They may or may not work for your child, but I think this is one roll of the dice worth taking, because the quality of the diaper is top notch.
Buy it!: BottomBumpers are available at my very favorite diaper shop, The Diaper Wagon, in a fabulous variety of colors for $18.95. ALL U.S. orders get free shipping, and any order over $65 gets from Canada free shipping. Also, check out their sale items!
Win it!: Thanks to the fabulous Anne at The Diaper Wagon, one super lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win a BottomBumper in your choice of available sizes and colors. Rock!!! The contest will run until July 21st when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.