Today, I want to share a brand new Nicki’s Diapers product with you. If you read my post comparing their cloth diaper types, you already know I’m a huge fan. So when they came out with their Ultimate All-In-One diaper, I just had to give it a try! I was really excited to get the new Little Dipper print. It is beautiful!
Features: Microfiber snap-in insert (topped with stay-dry material) and a stay-dry liner. 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. This is by far the simplest diaper in the Nicki’s line up! The stay dry liner on the insert makes it easy to clean up poops, and the encased elastics mean it’s just one step to put it on. The only learning curve for some people is the direction you fold down the insert. If you fold it the wrong way (microfiber up toward the baby instead of down), the microfiber will be directly in contact with the baby’s skin causing extreme dryness. 😦
Fit: The fit is very similar to the Nicki’s Bamboo AIO. It’s still smaller than the Nicki’s pocket or cover, but can easily fit my 2.5 year old on the largest waist and rise settings.
Now, what all the Nicki’s Bamboo AIO fans are wanting to know…
How does the Ultimate compare with the Bamboo?
Features: At a glance, the two diapers look very similar. There are two big differences: first, the snaps for the insert are exposed on the Ultimate, compared to a flap covering the snaps on the Bamboo. It really doesn’t make much of a difference, except when poop squishes up the back. It may be slightly easier to unsnap the insert from the Ultimate.
Ultimate: +1, Bamboo: +0
The other big difference is the leg elastics. The Ultimate has encased elastics while the bamboo has rolled elastics. Both are gentle on my kids’ legs, but rolling in the elastics on the bamboo creates an extra step.
Ultimate: +1, Bamboo +0
Finally, the stay dry topped microfiber insert does make cleaning up poop easier (it doesn’t stick as much), and I’ve found it doesn’t stain as easily. The bamboo diapers are stain magnets! A downside to the Ultimate is the possibility for a bad diaper rash if someone folds the microfiber insert the wrong way. The bamboo doesn’t have that risk.
Ultimate: +2, Bamboo: +1
Size: The size is pretty similar for both diapers. While there did appear to be a big difference in size when laid on top of each other, when I put both the Ultimate and Bamboo on Evelyn, the Ultimate ended up being roomier and needed to be snapped down to a smaller size. Both fit 32 lb. Jeremiah on the largest snap settings.
Absorbency: To test the absorbency, I poured water in 1/4 c. increments into each diaper. I didn’t test the speed of absorbency…just the quantity of liquid each diaper could hold.
I was very impressed with both diapers! And in real life, both work wonderfully for Evelyn with no leaks. However, the Bamboo did end up winning this test by successfully containing 1 3/4 c. of water! The secret is really in the bamboo lining the cover that catches any leaks. So while an average wetter may not tell the difference, I’d still recommend the Bamboo AIO for heavy wetters.
Ultimate: +0, Bamboo: +1
So, which would I recommend? Honestly, it’s a matter of preference! Both are excellent diapers with features that stand out from each other. If stay dry material is important to you, I’d go with the Ultimate, but if you need maximum absorbency, the Bamboo is probably a better choice for you.
What is your favorite feature of the new Nicki’s Ultimate All-In-One?
I received a Nicki’s Ultimate AIO diaper free of charge for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced by the company. This post may contain affiliate links.