I Am Not an Addict, I Am a Collector: Completing My Cloth Diaper Stash


I am not a cloth diaper addict. I am a cloth diaper collector. As Enyo at Motherhood Looms so aptly explains, collectors have a system of organization for their collections. I most certainly have an organization system. All of my Best Bottom shells, Flip covers, and Best Bottom inserts live neatly in a laundry basket on top of the dresser in the nursery. My few pocket diapers and assorted other cloth diapers and insert live neatly in the bottom drawer of the dresser. Furthermore, with my most recent purchase, I can safely say that I am done buying any new cloth diapers for a while.

Best Bottom Shells and Inserts

After not buying any new fluff for almost two months and saving up all of my fun money, I finally put in my final purchase for some Best Bottom Diapers from Nicki’s Diapers. I bought the five shells that I did not have: chunky monkey (brown with butter trim), cookies ‘n cream (black with white trim), double chocolate (brown), green giraffe (brown with green giraffe print and green trim), and vanilla (white). I also bought five microfiber doublers and hemp/cotton overnight insert to try.

Best Bottom Shells in Chunky Monkey, Cookies 'N Cream, Double Chocolate, Green Giraffe, and Vanilla

I now own all of the Best Bottom shells. I have plenty of large inserts and doublers to last my daughter through potty training. The only other purchase that I might need to make is for extender tabs should my daughter exceed thirty-five pounds while still in diapers. (And I will, of course, buy any other limited editions shells that Best Bottom comes out with.)


In the meanwhile, my Best Bottom collection is complete. I am not really interested in any other cloth diapers, and I have no desire really to try any other brands. I am very happy with my exclusive use of Best Bottoms. In other words, I am done buying diapers for my daughter. I will only need to make a major fluff purchase if and when my husband and I decide to have another baby.

My Collection of Best Bottom Shells

Will your cloth diaper collection ever be complete?

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Image Credits

Best Bottom Shells and Inserts © 2013 Heather Johnson
Best Bottom Shells in Chunky Monkey, Cookies ‘N Cream, Double Chocolate, Green Giraffe, and Vanilla © 2013 Heather Johnson
My Collection of Best Bottom Shells © 2013 Heather Johnson


Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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