Last month I placed my first fluff order in several months, in it, a diaper I couldn’t wait to try out… Smartipants One Size Diaper. I was thrilled when my order arrived; I couldn’t get the diaper washed and prepped soon enough. I read so many great things about this new diaper and I just had to try it out for myself. I was intrigued by its relatively low cost of just $14.95 (insert included), as well as the fact the diaper featured a snap closure which I prefer over hook and loop (aka velcro). I was also interested in testing the ability of being able to wash the diaper without removing the soiled insert first.
Once my new diaper was washed and ready to go I put it to use on my 19 month old son, Brendan. The fit was very similar to my bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diapers; I was quite pleased in that respect. After the first diaper change I felt funny just tossing the wet diaper in the pail without first removing the completely soaked insert. As most first time Smartipants users probably feel, I was somewhat hesitant to try washing it without removing the insert, but I figured it was worth a shot. When wash day rolled around two days later I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes indeed, the insert fell right out in the washing machine and my new Smartipants diaper was as clean as new.
In addition to the ease of washing, I love the snap closure and super trim fit. Initially I wondered if the single row of snaps would hold the diaper sufficiently without wing droop. I’m happy to report the diaper passed the test with flying colors. Not only did the diaper fit on my son wonderfully, it also fit fairly trim when using the insert that came with the diaper, as well as an additional hemp insert for extra absorption (Brendan is a very heavy wetter). While I’ve read some comments from other moms who thought the diaper was as bulky as the bumGenius One Size diapers, but in our case, it was more trim. Brendan is 26 pounds and wears the largest settings, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
Despite the fact I have a much bigger fluff stash than I really need, I am looking forward to adding a few more Smartipants diapers to my rotation. When we’re out and about I imagine they would be my top pick to take with me since I would simply dump my wet bag into the diaper pail or washing machine when I got home – no more digging through a wet bag and pulling wet, cold inserts out of my pocket diapers.
By Katrina W.