With Maggie, we didn’t start using cloth diapers until around 4 or 6 months old. I knew when I found out I was pregnant again, that I wanted to use newborn cloth diapers with Charlie. When I was pregnant with Henry, I knew that there were a few newborn cloth diapers that I really wanted to check out. One of them wasthe Born Smart diaper from Smart Bottoms. I had reviewed the Smart Bottoms all in one cloth diaper with Charlie and it quickly became one of our favorites, so I couldn’t wait to test this diaper out on baby Henry.
The Born Smart is a newborn, all in one cloth diaper made with organic cotton.
When it comes to cloth diapers, one question I hear a lot, both online and from my friends, is
Are newborn cloth diapers worth the money?
My answer is and always will be, it depends. It depends on a lot of things. The brand, how many babies you will use the diapers on, how big or little your babies are. While one size cloth diapers do fit on some newborns, I find them to be very bulky and don’t like to use them. Plus, I really love my newborn cloth diaper stash. There are more and more newborn cloth diapers out there now that are adjustable. I am completely in love with this feature because it allows the diapers to fit both smaller and bigger babies, and fit for longer.
The Born Smart has that feature. This diaper offers the snap down rise, therefore extending the size range of the diaper from 6-16 pounds. This feature also helps me to say yes, newborn cloth diapers are worth the money. Instead of only wearing them for a few weeks, your baby can show off that adorable little smart bottom. Henry is currently 11, almost 12 weeks old and is somewhere around 11 pounds and the diaper still fits.
The Born Smart diaper also offers a rather unique umbilical cord notch. While many newborn cloth diapers offer the snap down for the umbilical cord, I have found that that often times leads to wicking, which leads to changing the clothes. The notch looks like a little cutout where the belly button is so it doesn’t irritate baby or the cord, allowing the diaper to fit comfortably.
With one snap on each wing and a single row of 8 snaps across the front of the diaper, you can get a great, customized fit for your newborn.
Now, onto the inside of the diaper. The inside consists of 3 layers of organic cotton sewn into the diaper. There is also an additional 4 layer snap in insert that is included with each diaper. If you have that super soaking newborn, you can also add extra inserts or boosters by either laying them on top or stuffing it underneath the sewn in layer. The design of the absorbent layers and snap in insert allow for quick drying times.
There are also waterproof flaps at both the front and back of the diaper. I LOVE this. You don’t have to worry that the inserts will poke out the front or back of the diaper causing wet clothes. I also like the flap at the back because if I don’t have the extra insert snapped in, there would be those two snaps pressing against baby, but because of this flap, that doesn’t happen. It is covered, therefore protecting babies skin.
If you are looking at starting or building a newborn cloth diaper stash, you will want to add in some Born Smart diapers. The ease of use, and wide range for fit will give you a little more bang for your buck.
Now that you know a little more about the Born Smart cloth diaper, hit me up with your questions! And then, head over to Facebook and Twitter and be in the know because coming up next week, one of you lucky readers will have the chance to win one! If you already love SmartBottoms or want to know more, their Facebook group is a great place to ask questions and find some members only giveaways.
Have you used newborn cloth diapers before? Have you used the Born Smart cloth diaper yet? What features do you love about it?