Guest Post: Why I use Smart Bottoms Diapers

Stephanie

Stephanie

Traditional Mom Life

I am a mommy of two young children, who also work full time. I love all things old fashioned, vintage, and traditional. I am a younger mother, who wants to instill traditions, and old fashioned lifestyles when possible into my children’s lives. I also want them to slow down and notice the small simple things, and help others do the same. I want us to spend time together as a family, and actual focus on spending time with each other and not staring over electronics. I want my children to learn about the classics in life, and be traditional in their lives when possible.

WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest

Even before I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to use cloth diapers on my babies. I wanted to primarily save money and not buy disposable diapers for two plus years, per child. That was a lot of money I did not want to waste on something to be thrown out, and I wanted to save money for other things. Also, the more I thought about it, it was indeed much better for the environment to use cloth diapers that can be washed and reused.

Where to Start?

I had no idea where to start learning about cloth diapers and which brand or style. Then one day, I discovered my friend on Facebook posted a picture of her child in a cloth diaper. I messaged her immediately asking for advice, and she got me hooked. I learned there are so many different styles and different brands. The brand she used was Smart Bottoms, and it is also the only brand I use as well.

Different Styles          

There are different styles of diapers, but the one I use is the all in one (AIO) diaper, or Smart Bottoms 3.1 style. I personally love the AIO style because of convenience. There is no folding of inserts, or stuffing of covers. I love that I am able to change the entire diaper, and wash the entire diaper. I do not have to separate the inside and outside of the diaper. It is ready to go as soon as it comes out of the dryer. While AIOs do cost more money for the style, I think it is worth it for the convenience and still it is still environment friendly.

 

Why AIOs

  I had to do some convincing of my husband to use cloth diapers. After my friend had explained the ease of the AIOs, it made the most sense to get that style because it would be easier for my husband (and me). When I showed my husband how easy it was, he starting liking the idea better and better. Using AIOs also saves time, as they are all ready together and set to be used. They are simple to put on and adjust the snaps the correct size. With my children going to daycare, who is cloth diaper friendly, they have no difficulty putting the diapers on my children.

 

Why Smart Bottoms

My friend used Smart Bottoms, and they were the first brand I bought, and instantly fell in love. So there was no need to switch brands. They grow with my child and do not need to swap out to different sizes as baby grows. There are super absorbent, and do not leak or blow out! Plus they have the most adorable prints!

 

Where to buy Smart Bottoms Diapers? There are many great cloth diaper retailers around the world stocking Smart Bottoms. Find them here. To shop at a Cloth Diaper Podcast affiliate for Smart Bottoms visit Cloth Diaper Kids in Canada or Nicki’s Diapers in the United States

 

Monica – Using Cloth Diapers at Night is possible

I did my research, I read lots of blogs and reviews, and I gave it a few goes until I found the perfect combinations that worked for me. With a bit of perseverance and some trial and error, I can now say I am successful at using cloth diapers at night as well!

Tasha – Switching to Cloth at 6 Months

Fast forward to six months later. I revisited said closet because it was NOT as pristinely nested as it was at first. “Oh, right…these cloth diapers!” I pulled them out and researched the brand to try and figure them out

Handwashing Cloth Diapers – A Long Term Story

Guest Post: Long TermHThis story is from Barbara Ann. Barbara has been a member of the Flats & Handwashing community for many years now. I reached out to her, asking her to share her story because I knew cloth diapering and handwashing had become a part of o her...

Kristin – Cloth Diapering as a working parent

Guest Post: Working Parents Cloth Diaper too!  Insert something Awesome here.  Cloth diapering full-time and day-care full-time!? How we have managed for over a year.  You could call me Type A. I searched far and wide for options of daycare that would work with us and...

Stephanie: Why I Use Smart Bottoms Diapers

My friend used Smart Bottoms, and they were the first brand I bought, and instantly fell in love. So there was no need to switch brands.

Emily – All About Cloth Diaper Sales & More

Feeling sticker shock from the price of cloth diapers? Then Emily is here to help you sort out a few ideas on saving money and catching the deals on cloth diapers.

Lindsay – What if I don’t have laundry facilities?

I love cloth diapering. I spread the gospel to anyone who will listen. The olds think it’s all trifolds and pins while the youths have never heard of it. Such a shame, so I appreciate you taking the time to hear what my converted-crunchy self thinks about amazing...

Laura – What if I can’t afford diapers for my baby?

Laura M shares her story of choosing to cloth diaper because of the scary thought that maybe one day she can’t afford diapers. For her family, cloth diapering brings security and peace of mind.