|Photo from Simple Wonders|
The only distinction this diaper really has is that it's side-snapping. This is relatively rare among cloth diapers generally, and it didn't have much benefit for me. Actually, it was a bit harder to get the side-snappers on; your brain has to turn a bit inside-out after being accustomed to "normal" front-snappers. I will say that the side-snapping diapers DID look a bit trimmer, but overall, I don't think side-snapping is a particularly beneficial feature.
Later on, we did go through a (short) phase of wearing the Knickernappies (and the other side-snappers I tried, Blueberry Simplex and BabyKicks) with just one insert, as a sort of pre-training-pants, because you CAN pull them up and down without unsnapping. It was handy to have a more substantial "trainer" in rotation as she was first learning (for outings, etc.).
|Photo from Knickernappies site|
The diaper came with a pair of their Loopy-Do inserts (or maybe I paid a couple bucks more for them; I forget where I bought the diaper). These were highly reviewed as being really absorbent and generally awesome . . . but in my experience, it was just another insert. And because it was this 2-layer sewn thing, it just added to the bulk! The Loopy-do has a hemp layer, which is all very exciting when everyone says hemp is SO GREAT at absorbing and so on, but after all my time CDing, I am NOT a believer in hemp! In my experience, hemp is absolutely worse then microfiber or cotton than absorbing, to a laughable degree.