At a followers request, today’s blog post compares two different cloth diaper covers: Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover and the Flip. At first, I assumed these diapers were very different, but upon closer inspection, they are quite similar. We’ll check out the differences and similarities below as well as a fit comparison on my babies.
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Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover
The Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover gets a bad reputation in the cloth diapering community. Online it’s seldom chatted about and the biggest complaint I’ve read is the leaving deep indentations in the skin.
This feeling is rather unfortunate because the Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover is kind of awesome. I really like it, and despite my earlier statement of being too small for my toddler, it actually fits both kids really well. I am more inclined to grab a Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover before a Flip. Probably because Mary’s Garden a Babyzagogo exclusive is stunning.
I love using my Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover with a Smart Bottoms Prefolds. My love for these prefold diapers continues to grow more and more ever since publishing this review shared above.
Flip Diaper Cover
The Flip is a fan favorite amongst cloth diaper users. If you haven’t heard of Flip and you cloth diaper, chances are you live under a rock. These versatile covers made by Cottonbabies are well loved and appreciated within the cloth diaper community. They are easy to use, easy to love and so much more.
I also love my Flip covers. I love the patent Cotton Babies stretchy tabs, and the easy to wrap shape. Paired with a daytime flip organic insert, the Flip is a super trim cloth diaper cover. The only frustration I hear about Flips is the Cotton Babies disappointing elastic quality. However, it is my impression they are making strides with this and I have yet to need to replace the elastics on my Flips.
Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover Compared to a Flip Diaper Cover
Size & Shape: The Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover is approximately the same size and shape as the Flip. Flip is wider (but that doesn’t make it any less trim thru the crotch). Flip also has a longer waist panel; however, when waist snaps are lined up there is a marginal difference in waist snap sizing. Flip is a mere 1/4” taller too. In my opinion, none of these size differences account for much of anything. Smart Bottoms (10-35lbs) and Flip (8-35lbs)
Leg Elastics & Gussetts: Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover features a leg gusset. This accounts for additional room for absorbency. Flip meets this cloth diaper cover request by debuting a wider diaper. The leg elastics on the Flip are definitely gentler and softer; whereas the Smart Bottoms Too Smart elastics feel tight and tough.
Sizing & Rise Snaps: The Flip cloth diaper cover features a traditional three rise setting. Smart Bottoms Too Smart Cover has four rise settings. Smart Bottoms offers a smaller diaper with a smaller rise setting. Both diapers are adequate on a newborn. Fun feature: Smart Bottoms features male snaps for their waist snaps because it allows for a wing lift without droop.
Insides: The material used by Smart Bottoms and Flip is very different in texture and feeling. Smart Bottoms is a tougher thicker PUL compared to the softer thinner Flip PUL. Both diapers also feature a front and back flaps for tucking inserts and containing the mess.
Honestly both covers are a fan favourite. I tend to use the Flip more because the stretchy tabs are just easier to use. When little miss was a newborn, I really enjoyed the tiny fit of the Too Smart Cover and had brought that diaper into our regular rotation.
I would recommend you purchase a print you like when deciding between these two diapers and see how they work for you and your family. They are both great options for my chunky baby and lean toddler.