On Friday Harper had her very first temperature. I felt her forehead and worried, knowing her molars are coming in I assumed it was teething but she’d never had a fever before and she also had a light cough. She went up to 102 degrees, but by Saturday evening seemed right as rain again. This was about the time my husband and I began to feel deathly ill. We both had migraines, bad coughs, and felt achy and lethargic. I was so glad Harper was feeling better; I can’t imagine caring for a sick baby when both parents are sick. I was also very thankful that I’m still able to breastfeed my fourteen month old, I believe my round-the-clock nursing on Saturday was what brought her back to her old self again so quickly. What are your favorite remedies for a sick baby? And what do you do to juggle childcare when you’re under the weather?
Today I’m reviewing a gorgeous organic cotton diaper from Smart Bottoms called the Smart One. I can’t tell you how excited I was when Kim showed me this beauty; I am completely enamored with the romantic floral print. This pattern is listed as Ella on their site, which I think is a perfect name for such a lovely diaper.
Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ Arguably the easiest diaper ever, all-in-ones are babysitter, daycare, and grandparent approved. There’s no prep needed, just put it on and go. These particular all-in-ones feature a tongue style soaker, which you fold under before diapering. This tiny extra step will save you many extra dry cycles in the long run, so I am thrilled they did it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to check my other organic all-in-ones and find they were still damp and needed to dry longer.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩ At 25.00 per diaper, the Smart One is right in line with other leading organic cotton all-in-one diapers on the market. One detail worth noting is that Smart Bottoms are made here in the USA, which will always have a big impact on where my dollars go.
Performance ✩✩✩✩ As a diaper made with one hundred percent certified organic natural fibers, this diaper definitely requires more prepping then you may be used to. I do a small load of diapers daily to keep Harper’s laundry in check, and I tossed this one in with each load for a week. The first time I put it on her, she leaked through within minutes. I checked the website and it did advise testing the diaper using a small amount of water before putting it on your baby the first time. If the water doesn’t absorb instantly, you need to prep more. A couple more washes and we were good to go, though. No more leaks, and excellent coverage for solid messes, too.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ I love the trim fit of the Smart One. As an all-in-one, I anticipated it would be as bulky as it’s competitors, but I found the diaper to be very slim and an excellent fit on my tiny girl. My daughter is so skinny I don’t anticipate her out growing this diaper any time soon, but I did notice the website offers wing extenders to add to the lifespan of your diaper, perfect for an older baby or one that needs a little more room to grow. I also noticed the back elastic seems to leave marks on Harper’s skin, it doesn’t appear to irritate her, but it’s worth mentioning. The leg elastic seems perfect, though, a snug fit without being too tight.
Overall: I love the look and feel of this organic cotton diaper and that it is made in the USA. For parents looking for an organic AIO for their baby, these diapers are a wonderful. Perfect for sensitive skin, and a wonderful company to support.
Editor’s Note- In our previous reviews when I (Kim) reviewed this diaper before the improvements we were concerned about how long they would fit a toddler. The waist was already tight on my son at the time and he was nearing potty training age. With the more generous sizing and the lack of hip snap it will fit much longer and I’m very pleased with their newest version.
Where to Buy: Diaper Junction (a DDL affiliate)