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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Best Bottoms diapers



I love gussets.

Who knew that such a small stretch of fabric could be so, well ... useful?

Gussets are like the fire insurance of cloth diapers. They stand by silently--overlooked--until called in to save the day. 

Because when you need gussets, you need gussets.

And Best Bottoms? Well, they have gussets. Strong, solid, non-marking gussets.



I love Best Bottoms diapers for many reasons, but it's the gussets that have stolen my heart. Why?

Blueberries. Seven has developed a fondness for blueberries as of late. The girl can't get enough of them. She shoves them into her mouth by the handful. A passing sibling notices her empty tray, the distracted Momma tying a toddler's shoe, the cup of washed berries on the table waiting at the ready. The sibling drops another dozen on the baby's tray and earns a gummy, blue-rimmed grin. Seven devours the new load of berries, then conjures up her sad, pouty look for the next passerby. 

Wash, rinse, repeat ... blueberry style!

All of those berries have to go somewhere. And we all know where that somewhere is.

There aren't many dipes on the market that can stand up to the blueberry test. Disposables leak the resulting mess almost instantaneously, as evidenced by the car seat stain that haunted us from Jo's infancy all the way through Logan's. Cloth holds the stuff far better, but it has its limits: namely, any droopy leg areas. Enter the fabulous gusset.

Best Bottoms have held up to Seven's blueberry fascination. They aren't even stained, even after a couple of months of solid use. That's a great diaper, in my opinion.

Best Bottoms are a one-size diapering system. The wipeable covers feature a double layer of PUL, making them the thickest and most substantial in my stash. They're available in snaps as well as velcro. I tried a snap version, and found them to be good quality snaps that didn't feel like they'd have any issues. The covers wash quick and easily, and hang dry in a matter of a couple of hours. And yes, they're plenty cute. The ice cream themed colors make me smile, and I haven't even dipped into the adorable giraffes and cow prints, yet. 



The inserts are available in microfiber as well as organic hemp/cotton. Interestingly, though Seven has developed a bit of a rash reaction to another brand's microfiber inserts, the soft, slightly fuzzy outer of Best Bottom's microfiber hasn't bothered her at all. And even though she has her heavy wetter days, the doubler is overkill for regular daytime use--but does make for a great naptime dipe.


Best Bottom is a trim fit, and fits fairly well even under tight(ish) leggings. There's still plenty of cloth diaper butt to love, but it's not so fat and squishy that some outfits are a no-go. Seven is fairly trim, and has plenty of room to grow outwards in this diaper; It seems to have more range than many one-sie pockets, which leads me to believe that it's wear life will be a little longer.

As I said, no leaks. No issues at all. A cute diaper, a good price. Shells are $16.45 each, and inserts are $3.76 each. Since the insert absorbs well and fills the cover when on, you really can reuse this cover multiple times, cutting down on your overall daily diapering cost.


Now for the fun part. YOU CAN WIN YOUR VERY OWN BEST BOTTOMS DIAPERING SYSTEM! The prize is one cover of your choice, and 3 inserts. If you live in the US or Canada, you can play. All you have to do is:

•Follow my blog, or already be a follower. Leave a comment to let me know. (mandatory entry)
•Follow Best Bottom Diapers @best_bottom on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway.  Leave the URL where you Tweeted. (+1 entry)
•Like Best Bottom Diapers on Facebook and post about the giveaway on your Facebook page. (+1 entry)

Winner will be chosen August 22. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this product for review purposes. Refer to my general disclaimer for more information on my policies regarding reviews.

52 comments:

Erin said...

Ooh, sounds great!! I am officially following your blog now (you're on my blog roll on my blog already!). Thanks for the giveaway! :-D

Erin said...

I liked BBD on FB, as well!

Jennifer Jo said...

I follow your blog!

Ruby, accepted in the Beloved... said...

I follow your blog, MG...please enter me for the drawing! Thanks!

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower. :-)

Ben and April said...

Been a follower of your blog for a while now : ) I would love to try out these diapers! Thanks!

Michelle said...

I just told everyone I know on fb about your awesome giveaway as well as liked the BBDs.

The Hayes Zoo said...

I'm a follower!!!! :)

The Hayes Zoo said...

Nuts! Forogt to add that I'm liking BBD on FB too!!!

Must say that I looovvvveeee the reviews you are doing here. Especially now that I have a reason to be especially interested in CDs. :).

Abrazos....

EllaJac said...

I subscribe to your blog. Thank you for the opportunity!

Mrs. Joseph Wood said...

I just found your blog through a friend that shared. We just adopted baby 11 and are looking for a good quality cloth diaper for him. I would love to try these. I have followed your blog and will facebook it now! Thanks!
Mrs. Joseph Wood
www.amomentwithmom.com
www.facebook.com/momentswithmom

Jamie McDonald said...

A new follower!

Tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/anthrokids

And am off to tell all my friends on FB about your blog, Best Bottom Diapers FB page and the giveaway!

THANKS!

Jamie

Cat said...

I just followed your blog, liked BBD on Facebook, and shared the giveaway on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win...these look great!

The Beaver Bunch said...

I follow you.

We'll have to make the switch to cloth when we move t Kenya so this would be a nice sampler!

The Beaver Bunch said...

I liked Best Bottom Diapers on Facebook.

The Beaver Bunch said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/TheBeaverBunch/status/93757126954070016

Lindsay and Co. said...

I follow your blog

Lindsay and Co. said...

I liked BBD on FB.

Peg said...

Love the bright colors on those diapers! I hadn't heard of those yet. I love my cloth.

Peg said...

Oh and I follow your blog...

Laura said...

I follow your blog!

Laura said...

I like Best Bottoms on Facebook and posted on my wall about the giveaway!

Laura said...

Follow Best Bottoms on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

@themommygoods

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quiet ct said...

like best bottoms on fb and posted:
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quiet ct said...

follow best bottoms on twitter and tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/MehOrt/status/98563818359230464
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Elsa said...

I'm following your blog.
Here is the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ElsaCooks/status/99209744534876160

Thanks!!

pippi said...

I follow your blog! Don't have FB or Twitter though :)

boyzrule said...

gfc as boyzrule

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boyzrule said...

like best bottom on fb and shared the giveaway

http://www.facebook.com/demimo/posts/142512599170773


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fancygrlnancy said...

I follow on GFC
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fancygrlnancy said...

follow (@fancygrlnancy) and tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/fancygrlnancy/status/102806742454370304

boyzrule said...

follow best bottom onn twitter as @boyzrule1

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/boyzrule1/status/102807029604818944

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Katie Barrett said...

I am a GFC follower of this blog..misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com

Katie Barrett said...

I follow on twitter and I think tweeted.. Twitter confuses me! LOL...http://twitter.com/Misadventures8... misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I follow your blog!
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Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I like Best Bottoms Diapers on facebook and posted about the giveaway!
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MamaHunfy said...

I follow via GFC :)

hun423 at hotmail.com

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I follow Best Bottoms on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/EcoBabyMamaDram/status/102810120853008384
ecobabymamadram
sradke1024 at gmail dot com

MamaHunfy said...

I follow Best Bottoms on twitter as @MamaHunfy and I tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHunfy/status/102810572051062785

hun423 at hotmail.com

MamaHunfy said...

I like Best Bottoms on fb and I shared the giveaway
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=271994872816933&id=713407110

hun423 at hotmail.com

Leasha said...

I follow you via GFC - AlishaD

leashae_18 at hotmail dot com

carly said...

I am following via gfc
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kayla bondy said...

gfc follower of Books and Bairns

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kayla bondy said...

new twitter follower of best bottoms,
and tweeted about giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/KaylaBondy/status/102839631757836288

burd_k{at}hotmail{dot}com

kayla bondy said...

aaf of best bottom
shared giveaway via facebook

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=194279917301149&id=578745124

burd_k{at}hotmail{dot}com

Lezli said...

I'm following you via GFC!

RunningFoxNJ said...

I'm following your blog now via GFC and also following you via Twitter, Best Bottom Diapers via Twitter, and Liking them on Facebook! Thanks for sharing your reviews and comments! Looking forward to reading more soon! I'm due with our first baby, a girl, in November!

RunningFoxNJ said...

I tweeted the link to the giveaway and the @best_bottom follow, but I can't get the URL for the tweet. I think it's because my account is private :-(

@Running_Fox

If anyone can help me with this, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

shaybelle19 said...

I am following your blog and best bottoms on facebook (sharon mclaughlin).
I LOVE the chunky monkey diaper!

Just Add Cloth said...

I follow your blog on gfc!

Wazka815 said...

I follow your blog on GFC