Nicki’s Diapers: AIO, Pocket, or Cover…Which one is best for you?

I first came across Nicki’s Diapers when I was on the hunt for another cloth diaper brand they carry in their online store.  Soon after I started shopping there, they came out with a new line of diapers with their own name brand.  Not only did they have some adorable prints at great prices, but they have an awesome program to go with them.  For every Nicki’s Diaper product you buy, they will donate one to a child in need.  That is something I can support!  They even have pictures of Nicki going to an orphanage in China to donate some of their diapers to babies there.  I love it!

Nicki’s Diapers come in four different styles (AIO, pocket, cover, and pull-on cover), and I’m going to feature three of them today. Not only is the style of each diaper different, but they also have different fits and functions (as you can see in the picture below).  Hopefully you will get an idea of which diaper would work best for you, and you can give Nicki’s Diapers a try!

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From left to right: Nicki’s Pocket, Nicki’s AIO, Nicki’s Cover. All set to their largest setting.

Nicki’s AIO Bamboo

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Features: Natural terry bamboo fiber snap-in insert and liner.  The legs have roll-in elastic, which is gentle on babies’ legs.  Comes in either snap or aplix closures, and the snap option has crossover tabs.

Function: This All-In-One diaper is easy to use with the insert that can snap out before washing to speed up drying time.  You just put it on the baby, roll in the legs, and go!  The diaper is VERY absorbent – great for heavy wetters, or even night time.  It didn’t quite make it all night with Jeremiah as a two-year old, but it could work with a booster of some kind.

Fit: This fits the smallest of the three diapers.  It looks great on Evelyn (at 11 lbs), but is on the very last snap setting for Jeremiah (he is currently around 30 lbs).  With the thick bamboo insert, it does seem bulky on smaller babies.

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Nicki’s AIO on two month old, Evelyn.

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Nicki’s AIO on two month old, Evelyn.

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Nicki’s AIO on two-year-old Jeremiah.

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Nicki’s AIO on two-year-old Jeremiah.

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Nicki’s AIO on two-year-old Jeremiah.



Nicki’s Pocket Diaper

IMG_4583 Features: Stay dry liner with openings in the front and back.  These openings make stuffing the pocket easy and allow the included microfiber insert to agitate out in the wash.  No touching wet inserts!  Comes in snap (with crossover tabs) or aplix closures.

Function: Pocket diapers are a favorite of many dads and babysitters because they are so easy to put on.  With the insert already stuffed inside, you can put them on the baby just like a disposable.

Fit: The Nicki’s pocket has the largest fit of their three styles.  It did not fit Evelyn as a newborn and left large leg gaps.  Now that she’s almost three months old and over 11lbs, she can wear the pocket diaper without problems.  There is still plenty of room for two-year-old Jeremiah, and I still have the rise snapped up one setting.

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Nicki’s Pocket Diaper on two month old, Evelyn.

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Nicki’s Pocket Diaper on two month old Evelyn.

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Nicki’s Pocket Diaper on two month old Evelyn.

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Nicki’s Pocket Diaper on two-year-old Jeremiah.

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Nicki’s Pocket Diaper on two-year-old Jeremiah.

Nicki’s Diaper Cover

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Features: Tuckable flaps at the front and back to keep inserts in place.  This cover has double gussets in the legs to hold in messes. Comes in either snap or aplix closures, and the snap option has crossover tabs.

Function: If you want the most for your money, the Nicki’s Cover is the way to go.  It’s the least expensive, but gives you a TON of versatility.  You can put any insert (unless it is microfiber w/o a micro fleece liner) or fitted diaper you want inside so you get a customized diaper that works best for your baby.  I use it mainly for Jeremiah’s night time diaper because I have to stuff it with a prefold AND flour sack towel combo to last him all 12 hours at night.

Fit:  This cover is in the middle between the AIO and the pocket diapers. It gets small enough to fit a newborn (see my post on OS diapers that can fit newborns here), but is also very roomy for a toddler.  Jeremiah still has the rise snapped up once for his day time diaper, but I unsnap it completely to fit his bulkier night time inserts.  It is a very trim diaper that makes it fit easily in a diaper bag and isn’t bulky under clothing.

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Nicki’s Cover (over a flour sack towel insert) on two month old Evelyn.

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Nicki’s Cover (over a flour sack towel insert) on two month old Evelyn.

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Nicki’s Cover (over a flour sack towel insert) on two-year-old Jeremiah.

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Nicki’s Cover (over a flour sack towel insert) on two-year-old Jeremiah.

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Nicki’s Cover (over a flour sack towel insert) on two-year-old Jeremiah.

Thanks to my two wonderful baby models (Jeremiah had to be bribed with fruit snacks to hold still!), I hope you have a better idea about which Nicki’s Diaper would be best for you.  Or, just get a couple of each and try them for yourself…click here to check out their website!  Let me know what you think…which diaper style would YOU choose?

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8 thoughts on “Nicki’s Diapers: AIO, Pocket, or Cover…Which one is best for you?

  1. Tiffany Koch says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderfully detailed review. I have been researching covers for a while now and think I’ve finally decided to get a few Nikki’s covers for day time use and 2 blueberry diapers for night time use.
    I just want a cover that is very durable and I won’t have to rebuy because of being too small or wearing out over time.
    If need be I would get all blueberry diapers but if Nikki’s are less expensive I really want to save as much as possible.
    Let me know if you have any other tips and if that you think Nikki’s would hold up for the long run or its just better to get all blueberry.
    -thanks again!!

    • I haven’t tried blueberry, so I can’t comment on their quality, but I’ve been very happy with how long Nicki’s covers have held up. My first one is two years old and still going strong! It’s actually the Nicki’s cover I featured in my post about which OS diapers fit a newborn. The only cover I like slightly better is the Imagine AI2 because it is two layers of PUL and it has snaps to secure inserts in place. But the Nicki’s covers are right up there with them and make up at least half of my stash!

  2. Jessica C. says:

    Thanks for the review; I’ve been curious about these diapers! I have enough covers, so I’d like to get a pocket diaper some day. I love that for everyone you buy, they send one to someone in need.

  3. Courtney C says:

    My daughter is about 2 1/2 months old and weighs at least 11lbs (she was just under at her 2mo appointment 2 weeks ago). We just bought this cover and I was wondering if you had any trouble with the fit on the legs? My daughter seems to have gaps at the back of her legs and I was wondering if you had any trouble

    • I didn’t seem to have trouble with gaps in the legs…even when my daughter was 7 lbs. I know each baby’s body shape is different, and cloth diapers just won’t fit the same on everyone. I would try watching this video on how to put on a cloth diaper and see if that helps with the leg gaps. Otherwise, just wait for her to chunk up a little more and see how you like the fit then! 🙂

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