by Sarah Jones
When I was offered a diaper to try made only miles from where I grew up, I jumped at it. The Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0 arrived in the mail and I couldn't wait to put it on…my son of course! The instructions on the packaging of the diaper said it should be washed several times before use. I washed it once. I couldn't wait to use it. I found it to be very absorbent even after that one wash. No leaks.
This is a one size (8-35lbs), made in the USA, All-in-one diaper. This diaper has an inside made of 100% organic cotton, and an outer made of PUL. The organic cotton makes for a very trim diaper. The entire diaper inside is lined with the organic cotton. This helps the diaper lie closer to the skin and keeps red marks away.
This diaper is very similar to the bumGenius old elemental styling. The inside of this diaper is not attached though, and makes for a much faster drying. It dried in one cycle. I loved that I could take this right out of the dryer and use it right away again. I HATE removing some diapers and then having to turn the dryer back on.
The back of the diaper features very tight elastic. I was slightly nervous about this at first… it is REALLY tight. I was pleasantly surprised when I removed the diaper a couple hours later that it did not leave any marks on my son’s back. The Smart One 3.0 offers a very generous rise. This is a perfect diaper for a taller child. Which convinces me that this really will be a one size diaper, a diaper I can truly use from birth to potty training.
Price. I love that this is a one size, all in one, and organic. All for 23 dollars? Amazing.
Drying time. One cycle in the dryer!
Fit. Very nice trim fit, even on a chunky baby.
Absorbency. Worked well for us even at naps.
No hook and loop option. I have a very wiggly 15 month old. I much prefer hook and loop right now.