Sometimes being Canadian sucks. I know we have an amazing collection of Canadian cloth diaper makers but it doesn’t resolve the feelings of knowing you can’t have without insane shipping and duty fees. One convicted rant later, I bring to you a cloth diaper review of a diaper I bought used because it was cheap, and I’ve always wanted to a Nicki’s Diapers Ultimate All-in-One.
I bought the Nicki’s AIO for a whopping $5 CDN used and truthfully, that’s all I’d ever want to spend on it. Nicki’s Diapers Ultimate All-in-One is only $12.95 USD (or $17). This does it make one of the cheaper all in one cloth diapers, but it doesn’t make it an amazing cloth diaper.
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Oh, I know, I’m not usually so harsh on cloth diapers, but this one just kinda bugs me. It’s not until now, that’s she’s over 22 pounds it really fits nice. Why am I ruining a good cloth diaper review? Stop rambling Bailey.
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All About the Nicki’s Diapers Ultimate All-in-One
Here’s what you need to know: The Nicki’s Diapers AIO comes in a few different variations. I have the snap version with the microfibre insert. This is an all in one cloth diaper (meaning, it’s everything you want in one bundle)
If you cloth diaper, you know cloth diapers are all kinda the same. This is a classic double snap for the hips/waist, with three rise settings with 3 snaps across. It’s suggested to fit 7-35+ pounds (I’m going definitely waiver on the smaller side).
This is a snap-in AIO and by that I mean the absorbency is not sewn in like you might find in other cloth diapers. Instead, it features a snap in insert, and in this case, it’s microfibre with an absorbent fleece top to help baby stay dry. This insert can be folded down for extra absorbency and better fit.
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Thoughts & Opinions?
I get why people might like Nicki’s Diapers Ultimate All-in-One, but I’m not buying another Nicki’s AIO cloth diaper. #sorrynotsorry?
First, I don’t like microfibre.
This is a well-known fact about me, but microfibre doesn’t last long, is bulky, thick, and just kinda sheds. I cloth diaper for the environmental, and synthetic based diapers like this will never be a major contribution in my cloth diaper stash.
Second, I find it fits on the small side.
This might be because of the microfibre, and it feels like we have a tight waist on my youngest. However, I also acknowledge that babies grow and sometimes they actually stay at this snap ratio for the rest of their life.
Third, that microfibre tongue is way too big for tiny babies.
I didn’t like using this diaper until she hit like 18 pounds or more. Having to fold the microfibre tongue to fit better inside the diaper just led to more fit issues. We constantly struggled with leg gaps and leaks.
… it is awesome that the microfibre could be snapped in with another insert, but I don’t want to upgrade my inserts. #toocheapforthat.
… it is awesome it stays dry, because of some babies like that, but its’ not awesome it’s fleece because I find that makes babies hot.
… it is only $12.95 USD.
Just skip this cloth diaper.
I know the Nicki’s AIO cloth diaper is cheap, but there are so many easy ways to cloth diaper for cheap. If you’re going to be insistent on All in one Cloth diapers, I think you should give prefolds and covers a chance because it really is a simple, easy way to cloth diaper. Even my husband, the cloth diaper dad, thinks it’s the best way to cloth diaper.
If you insist on trying this diaper, you can buy it at Nicki’s Diapers (I don’t have an affiliate link because they never approved me)