Sunday, June 14, 2009

Product Reviews: Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius One Size 2.0 Cloth Diapers

Update: 6/15/09 I really like the one size diapers. If they had snaps they'd be perfect. I definitely recommend one-size pocket diapers to save money and get a really easy system. My daughter was 7 lbs 11 oz when she was born and at 3 months she is a pretty average size baby and not too chunky. I don't think the Fuzzi Bunz small diapers will last much longer. I was able to put the Fuzzi Bunz mediums into the rotation at 2 months (and probably could have done so earlier if I had tried). This has really convinced me that one-size diapers are the way to go if you want a pocket system. The Bum Genius one-size have been great from newborn (I started at 2 weeks old) through over 2 years old. I did need to buy some large diapers to get us through to potty training, but if you potty train earlier than I did or have a smaller child, you might not need to. In any case, the one-size diapers work extremely well in a wide size range. I do prefer snaps because the look is cleaner and the child can't get the diaper open like they can with velcro/aplix.

Original post:
I used Fuzzi Bunz Size Medium and Bum Genius One Size 2.0 diapers from the time my son was 7 months old through 2 years for Fuzzi Bunz Medium and through the present (2.5 years old) with Bum Genius One Size 2.0. In addition, I am using Bum Genius One Size 2.0 diapers on my newborn. I also bought some Fuzzi Bunz Size Small to use on my newborn.

Both diapers are working great. I was worried BG One Size would be too bulky on the smallest setting, but it is not. I still like Fuzzi Bunz better because they are softer and they have snaps (snaps look better and kids can't open them as easily), but the Bum Genius One Size are working well for both my newborn and my toddler. I no longer use them for naps or bedtime with my toddler because he tends to open up the velcro. Also, they don't fit anymore with a doubler inside for my 2.5 year old.

Fuzzi Bunz has a One Size diaper as well. I do not own it, but I do like Fuzzi Bunz so if you are researching diapers to buy, I would check that out. However, I have heard some quality/customer service concerns recently so maybe check out brands that are one-size and have snaps. Bum Genius has an organic one-size option with snaps as well.

My children are wearing the Bum Genius One Size diapers in the picture.


Connie said...

I wish I'd know about these products when mine were little. I bought some basic, old fashioned cloth diapers when Brian was little - they leaked, we kept moving, things were in storage, etc. I eventually gave up. Those are awesome looking diapers!

The kids are very cute together :) and look at Ian grow! Where'd those chubby toddler legs go? He's got long thin running boy legs now!

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Anonymous said...

Good to read this. We've got those old fashioned ones too. Drying time is an issue for us (we don't have any outdoor place to put the drying rack) and they do dry quickly so they're good in that way. But over the past month Kareem has pooped into the nappy cover sooo many times. It's really frustrating. Luckily it doesn't go onto his clothes, but one night he had to wear disposables because ALL FIVE of the nappy covers had been pooped on.
I'm thinking of what to buy next. Drying time won't be a problem once we get to Australia.
The one size nappies are appealing.