Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Cloth Diaper(s) Champion(s)

The Results are in! After about of week of trading off between 3 different One Size Cloth Diaper brands—bumGenius 4.0, Flip, and Fuzzibunz—we’ve decided on a winner! Actually, we decided on two winners.

Winner #1: Flip One Size Diaper with Snap Closures
The first thing we decided right away is that the Flips were BY FAR the easiest to work with because the insert lays on top of the diaper cover and comes right out:
the removable insert:

So it made diaper changes quick and easy . Just remove the soiled insert (give it a quick spray-down) and put a new one in. So you can use the same diaper cover (the colored outer “shell” of the diaper) for most of the day. The Flip diaper is perfect for around-the-house use.
The other two brands—bumGenius 4.0 and Fuzzibunz—were both pocket diapers, which means the insert stays in the pocket. See here:

So when there’s a dirty diaper, you just toss the entire thing—the diaper cover and insert—into the wash (after spraying it down first).  
I found this to be a bit more daunting.  Some people prefer pocket diapers, but they just aren’t for us—at least not for “around the house” everyday use. I felt like I would be doing a lot more laundry and going through a lot more diapers every day. With the Flips, I would just be going through more inserts which are easier/ faster to do laundry with.
However. ..
Pocket diapers are GREAT for a few things. Because they are SUPER absorbant…
#1- Pocket Diapers are great as overnight diapers. You can put two inserts in the pocket and that’s enough for Parker to go all night (8-10 hours) without a diaper change.
#2- Pocket Diapers work well if you’re going to be out of the house for several hours . You can go like 4-6 hours without having to change your little one’s diaper (I wouldn't recommend this for every day, just on the occasion where you're out and about and unable to do a lot of diaper changings).
So we thought it’d be great to have a few Pocket Diapers on hand for overnights and out-of the-house day trips. And between the two brands, we decided to go with…
Winner #2: FuzziBunz One Size Diaper with Snap Closures
We liked the fit of the FB—it was much trimmer...

                                                 (yah, that's my son's cute fuzzi bunz!!!) 

...and we loved the adjustable elastic around the legs that allow a perfect fit:
Perfect fit around the legs= no blowouts or leaks! bumGenius doesn’t have the elastic, only snaps. So the fit isn’t as precise. Also, bumGenius was a bit bulkier. Not a big deal, but definitely noticeable. I also liked the material of FB better. It is super soft, so I can only imagine that it’s a tad bit more comfy on my little guy’s bottom.
And the final reason that Fuzzibunz won? The color options! Check out the color choices between FB verses BG.

Totally not a determining factor, but it’s a super plus especially since I'm not a huge fan of the BG pastels, so that really only leaves 6 colors to use for BG.
So  in the end, we ended up getting 12 Flips and 8 Fuzzibunz diapers.
Stay tuned to see what Cloth Diapering is like full-time in the Reyes home! :o)

1 comment:

  1. yay!! so glad you tried all three! cloth diapering is soo fun! i feel like i am in a special club or something :)