Dreaming of trying the Smart Bottoms Dream Diaper? Here’s what you should know!
The Smart Bottoms brand has really made a name for themselves in the cloth diapering world for offering superior quality products. I’ve used their diaper cover, their 3.1 AIO diaper, and their training pants and all of them are really great products. I am pleased not with only the quality of the fabrics and design, but the performance.
How is the Dream Diaper different from the 3.1?
The design of their Smart Bottoms 3.1 is simple: organic cotton interior with an extra long absorbent tongue sewn in at the back of the diaper and left to hang free for easy positioning of absorbency and for easy drying. At first glance, the Smart Bottoms Dream Diaper maintains that same basic design, but with a few key upgrades:
- The diaper doesn’t need to be prepped
- The extra long tongue is not sewn, but rather snaps in at the back.
- It’s made of a cotton and hemp blend.
- There is actually a pocket underneath the inner layer of absorbent fabric so you can tuck the tongue inward if you want.
If you love how your Smart Bottoms 3.1 diaper performs, I don’t think you will be disappointed with the Dream Diaper. It’s still got the same, sturdy snap design at the waist with four different rise settings for sizing, it’s still got the same, thick waterproof layer of PUL, the encased elastic at the back, and the gentle, un-encased leg elastics that are so soft against chubby baby thighs. It still holds in leaks and poop like a champ—so well that you may not even know your baby has pooped because the smell doesn’t necessarily waft out (I often have that “problem” with many of my favorite cloth diapers), and it makes a decent night diaper if you add a doubler to it. It still has really unique prints including some new ones like the adorable “Sprinkles” print, which excited me so much that I went against all my best maternal instincts and let my one year old chow down on a half dozen donuts while I filmed her for the video review. In addition, the Dream Diaper comes in some of our old favorites like Heinrich and Enchanted as well as a couple of simple solid colors.
What I loved about the Dream Diaper-
What I love about the 3.1, I still love about the Dream Diaper. It’s still made of soft, organic fabrics that are gentle against my babies’ skin, and it washes and dries well. It fits both my one year old and my three year old and is very absorbent. However, the Dream Diaper’s changes—namely the pocket and the flap of PUL at the belly, have really improved it, in my opinion. One thing I dislike about using cloth diapers with lots of folds and layers against the baby’s bum is that if the baby poops, it gets on all the exposed inner surfaces of the diaper which means that there is lots of unfolding and extra spraying/dunking to do in order to remove all of the solid waste. With the 3.1, poop often got in between the layers of the folds which is just yucky to clean no matter how you do it. Now, I can tuck the absorbent tongue into the pocket and underneath the flap if I want, so spraying (or dunking) is so much easier!!! There is only one layer of fabric to spray or dunk! Also, with the pocket, you can add microfiber doublers because you won’t have to worry about the microfiber touching your baby’s skin. The flap of PUL on the inside just helps everything stay contained within the waterproof part of the diaper, as well as allowing for the pocket opening. And of course, the fact that the absorbent tongue snaps on and off means that you can machine dry the insert and line dry the diaper if you want. The price point on this diaper is high, but it’s one of those diapers that is well worth the price. This made in the U.S.A diaper is high quality in both design, and construction. It’s definitely a diaper I want to purchase again and again. Pros: Quality materials Fun prints and solid colors hemp/ organic cotton blend Gentle leg elastics Sturdy snaps Four possible sizes in the rise. Absorbent Great fit CUTE! Cons: Expensive (but worth it) As with all the Smart Bottoms products I have tried, I’d highly recommend the Dream Diaper. It’s adorable and practical, and with the quality construction, it should definitely last through a couple of babies. Have you tried the Dream Diaper yet? Comment below letting me know what you thought!? Ready to shop? Diaper Junction stocks the Dream Diaper with Free USA Shipping and 10% back in Reward Points! Click HERE to shop!