What if I told you that there’s an AIO (All-in-One) diaper on the market made with bamboo and it’s only $15? If that sounds appealing, read on!
We’ve reviewed several different BB Cloth diapers this year, and recently got the chance to try a new addition to the line-up: the BB Cloth All-in-Uno. In addition to sending the review diaper, Glenda at BB Cloth has once again offered to sponsor a giveaway, so find out how to enter at the end of this post!
Like other BB Cloth diapers, the All-in-Uno is a “one size” option which adjusts by means of the rise snaps and wings. There are also crossover snaps at the waist so you can fasten it very tightly for a tiny/skinny infant.
We requested the Blueberry color. Right now, there are 10 bright color choices available.
The All-in-Uno is lined inside with cotton. There’s also a semi-attached 5-layer bamboo/cotton insert (it’s sewn at the back end only). You can put the diaper on your baby as is (left), or tuck the soaker into the pocket (right).
For naps or nighttime, you add another insert in the pocket or right on top of the included soaker. BB Cloth sells individual bamboo inserts for $4.00.
There’s also a waterproof PUL strip of fabric at the inside front of the diaper for added insurance if you have a tummy sleeper.
If using the diaper on a newborn or young infant, with the rise snapped up shorter, just fold the insert under in the front.
Performance: Katie and I both tested during the daytime and for naps, with good results. The inner cotton lining of the diaper gives you some extra absorbency, since it’s not a synthetic wicking fabric like fleece or microsuede. You could possibly use this at night with an average wetter, stuffing an additional insert in the pocket.
The PUL strip at front is great for tummy sleepers who tend to wick moisture out of the waistband and onto clothing. The pocket is wide, easy to stuff, and the snaps inside and out are of great quality.
Care: I washed 4 times before first use since there is cotton inside. Expect the insert to shrink unevenly around the edges because of the blend of fibers. Bamboo/cotton also may stain more easily. My sister-in-law and I both found that the diaper shell and insert dried in a reasonable amount of time – never more than a full cycle on low/medium. It’s kind of in between – not as quick as microfiber but not as long as 100% cotton or hemp. The diaper is all one piece, so it’s a true AIO, with nothing to snap or stuff.
Fit: The BB Cloth All-in-Uno gets very high marks for trimness.
Four snaps to fasten on the wings might seem like too many. I’ve found that if I just fasten three on each side (i.e. I don’t use the bottom hip snap), the diaper will still stay on Ingrid quite securely, so you might try that shortcut as well. Katie noticed that when you have more snaps to fasten, you have to be careful about placing them correctly, or the diaper will bunch up in different places.
This diaper runs small in the rise, especially compared to other BB Cloth diapers we have. However, it is a little wider in the crotch. Here is the All-in-Uno next to BB Cloth’s AI2 so you can visualize the difference. Because of the shorter rise, you might actually be able to use the All-in-Uno for a newborn. I will definitely be trying it when my baby comes in January!
Roderick, my nephew, is 11 months old and about 25 pounds. He wears it on the largest rise setting.
Ingrid is 2 years old and also wears it on the largest rise setting. She is taller than Roderick, but slimmer, so it fits them both a bit differently – but comfortably. Both have plenty of room in the waistband to grow.
Value: So here you have a bamboo/cotton all-in-one diaper without any microfiber, microsuede or microfleece, and it’s just $15.00. That’s a really appealing price point, and you have 10 colors to choose from. It’s an easy diaper to customize in terms of absorbency.
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