Looking for a night-time diaper? The Dimple Diaper from Bummis may be just what you need! This fitted cloth diaper is trim, incredibly absorbent, and made of organic cotton.
Product Brand - Bummis
Style - Dimple Diaper
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
What size did you purchase? - One size (10-30+ lbs)
Approximately how much did you pay for it? - $31.95 USD
Overnight diapering is one of the biggest challenges for moms. No one wants to change a diaper (or the sheets!) in the middle of the night. That's why, whether you use cloth or disposables, absorbency and fit are key!
I have to be perfectly honest, despite all of the good experiences I had with Bummis products - and all of things I had heard about the Bummis Dimple Diaper, I did not jump to try this new overnight fitted when it first came out.
Why? For one, I thought I had my night-time diapering sorted out. And for two, I was more than a bit hesitant to shell out almost $33 CAD for a single diaper.
Even if I had seen this diaper in person, I probably wouldn't have purchased it. To be quite honest, when I opened the package I was a bit underwhelmed - the diaper seemed incredibly trim, and featured a single layer soaker. I couldn't believe that this was the overnight diaper!
And so, if it hadn't been for winning one, I might have never even tried it! But I'm so glad I did! It's an amazing little work-horse diaper for us, and it gets us through the night with ease. I decided to write this review because I know how many people struggle with night-time diapering, and I also know that you, too, may need a bit of encouragement to try this diaper.
The Bummis Dimple Diaper is a fitted diaper made of
organic cotton inside and out. Below are pictures of the inner and
outer of this diaper. It features an absorbent core and a detached booster, both made of organic cotton. It also features 3 rise settings and cross-over waist snaps to help adjust the diaper as your baby grows.
view shows lay-in soaker
Outside view shows snap-down rise adjustment and "dimple" knit
All Bummis diapers are made in their facility in Montreal, Canada, with textiles milled in Canada and the USA.
I didn't find a lot of information on prepping this diaper. I actually started using it for daytime after a single wash, and for night-time after two washes. I have found the absorbency increased for the first few washes, but I was still successful with it overnight on the third wearing.
I do want to note that natural materials are more susceptible to staining than minky, microfiber, and microfleece. Stains can depend on a lot of factors. Every baby is different, but my son has seldom had a bowel movement in his overnight diaper. Even when he has, I've found that this diaper cleans up within a couple of washes - and even faster when placed in the sun.
This diaper is trimmer than every other night-time cloth diaper option I have seen, but just as absorbent. I thought when I purchased this that it would fluff up considerably after the first few washes, but it has remained very trim. You can see in the photo below just how thin the soaker is. It's amazing!
One of the major challenges I've faced with dedicated overnight diapers is that they tend to get stinky over time, thanks to the much more concentrated urine that they absorb all night long. While I have only used this diaper for about 2 months, I haven't found that to be the case with it yet. Natural fibers tend to hold on to stinks much less than synthetics (including stay-dry fabrics, microfiber, and minky), so one can hope the Bummis overnight cloth diaper will remain stink-free. Fingers crossed!
Soft & Fluffy: I have found that most fitted diapers I own get crunchy when air-dried. Even though it is made of 100% organic cotton, the Bummis overnight cloth diaper stays soft even when line-dried.
Trimness: I have tried my fair share of fitted diapers, from the Cloth-Eez Workhorse to expensive hand-made hybrid fitteds from Hyena Cart and Etsy makers. The Bummis Dimple Diaper is, especially for its' level of absorbency, the trimmest fitted I have ever owned. The first time I used it, I thought that the fact that my son was still dry in the morning was just a fluke. I've used it again and again, and it just keeps on working. But when I look at it, I still have a hard time believing that it can be used successfully overnight - it's just that trim. The biggest plus is that, even with a wool cover over top (I use Disana and Woolly Bottoms), I can still squish my son into a sleeper in his regular size! Hurray!
Quick Drying: This diaper and the unattached soaker are always dry in one cycle in my dryer. This is similar to some of the handmade hybrid fitted diapers I own that feature detachable snake-style soakers, but is much quicker than most of the fitteds I have purchased from cloth diaper retailers (Tots Bots, Eco-Posh, Cloth-Eez, Nicki's Bamboo, etc).
Stay-Dry Layer - As he has gotten older, I've found that a stay-dry barrier has helped my son sleep better at night. This was actually where some of my existing night-time diaper options started to fail - they didn't have a stay-dry layer. Bummis claims that the booster of this diaper features a stay-dry polyester layer on one side, and organic cotton on the other - and it seems to do the trick. A side note: I am a bit confused by the labeling of this diaper, as it is labeled as 100% cotton, and yet there is a polyester layer (which is NOT cotton).
If you are struggling with night-time leaks, I would definitely suggest trying this diaper.
At over $30, this diaper is one of the more expensive options among the diapers available for sale in most on-line cloth diaper retailers. That said, this diaper offers an unrivaled trimness (making it much more comfortable for babies to wear for 12 hour nights!) and is constructed of 100% organic materials - and to me, both features are worth a little bit extra. In fact, the price is comparable or slightly less expensive than WAHM (work-at-home-mom) made hybrid fitteds, which seems about right since this diaper is also made domestically in Bummis production facility in Canada.
Bummis diapers are carried by most cloth diaper retailers. The Dimple Diaper can be purchased from:
Disclosure: I won this diaper in a giveaway sponsored by Caterpillar Baby. I was under no obligation to write a review about it, but I loved it enough that I wanted to share it. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and your experience with the product may differ from mine. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This article may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” For more information, see our Disclaimer and Copyright.
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