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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Simplex vs. Basix

This came up in another thread so here we go.

Simplex is on the left (owls print) and Basix on the right (messy hands print). Both of these are size small which they don't make anymore but I'm not aware of any differences there might be between smalls and mediums or larges. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on that point.


You might have noticed from the first picture that the Basix is actually cut with a slightly smaller rise as seen here. You can see the Simplex (owls) peaking out from behind the Basix. It only looks to be about a half inch difference though.


Both diapers are side snapping with three rows of snaps to adjust as baby grows. Both diapers also have a pocket opening at both ends to allow the soaker to agitate out in the wash. No need to unstuff anything!


The major difference is the interior. The Simplex interior is 100% cotton birdseye. The Basix has a layer of stay-dry microfleece with a microfiber terry soaker.


The Basix (on top) has encased elastic while the Simplex does not.


The waterproof outer of the Simplex is actually exposed to baby's skin at the top of the diaper in both the front and the back. This doesn't seem to bother DD at all. The Basix has a microfleece liner throughout the entire inside of the diaper.


The soaker on the Simplex is quite a bit longer which requires some tucking when putting it on baby. The Basix soaker is about 2 inches shy of reaching all the way to the back of the diaper.


The fit and the stretchiness (is that a word) of these diapers is the same and I can honestly say that I love them both!

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That's a great comparison! Thank you for posting!

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That's a great comparison! Thank you for posting!

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Why did they stop making smalls? I just can't figure it out!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Why did they stop making smalls? I just can't figure it out!
They introduced the newborn simplex about the same time they stopped the smalls.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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Why did they stop making smalls? I just can't figure it out!
The weight range for the smalls is still listed on the website and is surprisingly similar to the NB size. I'm assuming they figured it was redundant to manufacture them both.
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I might be wrong about the Basix, but the Simplex 2.0 has stretchy tabs, and I don't think the Basix does.
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I might be wrong about the Basix, but the Simplex 2.0 has stretchy tabs, and I don't think the Basix does.
Yes this is true as well
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I might be wrong about the Basix, but the Simplex 2.0 has stretchy tabs, and I don't think the Basix does.
The Basix definitely does not have stretchy tabs. The Simplex that I have (purchased on FSOT) does not either. I'm assuming it might be V1?
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Thank you!
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