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August 24, 2011

Nickis Diapers - Best Bottoms Diapering System

Traveling with cloth will often times FREAK people out. They don't know how many diapers they will need or if they will have enough. They worry about having to wash them, store them, traveling with them in general. But I hope I can calm some nerves with this post. My little family recently went on a vacation to Chicago. We had a wonderful time. I will be honest and say that I did worry about not having enough diaper to last the whole trip...which was just kind of stupid to do because I have around 100 diapers! But anyways I wanted to make it as easy as possible so I went for easy while packing. Best Bottoms!

Nicki's Diapers sent me a Double Chocolate Best Bottoms cover and 2 stay dry inserts and an overnight insert to review just in time for our vacation. As you can see in the pictures below I have a good assortment of Best Bottoms diapers. I had previously done a review on Best Bottoms and I can honestly say I was hooked on them. They are great diapers.

What I brought with me was every Best Bottom diaper I had. This included:
6 covers, 2 medium overnight inserts, 1 large overnight insert, 6 hemp medium inserts, 3 stay dry medium inserts and about 15 large stay dry inserts. I also brought along some other diapers that I knew would be great for the long car trips and overnights if needed.
Now that I had my diapers ready to go it was time to get everything else I would need for the trip. I packed every wet back I had as well as a sample pack of detergent, 2 different butt creams (although they weren't needed), and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do about wipes so I (well my husband) decided against cloth wipes and I some how decided to bring flush-able toddler wipes....genius! Anyways.... Everything for cloth diapering went into one large basket and we had a smaller diaper bag for our day trips. Each night or time we were back at our hotel we would simply restock the diaper bag and were good to go.

While looking around for hotels I made sure to look for one that offered guest washer and dryers and the one we stayed at we did use once more so just that our diapers wouldn't sit all week in a wet bag and get stinky. We washed the diapers one time and hung them to dry around the room on hangers and racks and in front of a fan.
(My little man sporting his Best Bottoms diaper, baby legs and a mommy necklace!)

Our trip went quite well with the Best Bottoms diapering system. I would recommend this not only for trips but for every day use as well. Its quick and easy, and very affordable. You could get by with 4 covers and some inserts.
A quick look at the inserts. Each size is stitched with a different color for easily telling them apart!

One thing that was nice with the Best Bottoms system was that you only have to change out the inserts. Which take up less space. I could reuse the cover as long as it wasn't poopy. I did hand wash a couple of the covers at couple different times because poo got on them and then I just hung them on the shower curtain to dry. It worked out great. We also were able to bring a smaller diaper bag with us because the Best Bottoms take up less space than a pocket diaper or an AIO diaper!
I love the fit of this diaper on my son. I only have one velcro, the rest are snaps. I personally prefer the snaps of the velcro. I seem to get a better fit on my son with the snaps and its harder for him to take off!

13 comments:

JLJMommy said...

entered, thank you!

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Amy V said...

great giveaway! :)

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April G said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've wanted to try best bottoms for awhile.

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I would love to try these!
sabrina radke

Baby and the Chi's said...

These look so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Boise Wiebers said...

That was a great write up. Thanks.

Amy said...

Hope I get to try best bottom cloth diapers...loved your review...went and looked at other reviews and watched YouTube videos and just fell in love with these cloth diapers!!!

caedmen said...

thanks:)

Madeline said...

Thanks!

Amanda Kail said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D

berryblndgirl said...

who won?