It’s official! We are 100% cloth diaper now! When we first began using cloth diapers we used disposables at night and when we went out, but we’ve slowly transitioned and now we only use cloth. We ordered some new style – the Bum Genius (3.0) brand. They’re great. If I were rating them I would give them 4 1/2 stars. Why not five stars? Because I think there are still things that could be improved.
Here’s what I like about them:
- They are a one size diaper. This means that they can be worn from newborn through toddler. That saves you some major cha-ching!
- The diaper’s inner material is micro-suede. This material is revolutionary! It instantly wicks away moisture from the baby’s bottom keeping him perfectly dry. Micro-suede is also stain resistant so no matter what interesting colors Ezra may produce, his diapers come out of the wash a brilliant white. Micro-suede also resists pilling, so wash after wash the diapers look brand new.
-Bum Genius diapers come in several way cute colors. We ordered grasshopper (green), butternut (yellow), twilight (blue), and white (uh… white). They also offer blossom which is a pale pink.
- They are a pocket diaper so they stay nice and trim under all of his clothes.
- They include two microfiber inserts – a newborn and regular insert. Microfiber is one of the most absorbent materials out there.
- The leg casing is soft, but secure. No chance of leaks. There is also elastic on the back so there won’t be any of those wonderful “up the back” messes with the next newborn. It also makes for a comfortable and adjustable fit.
Here’s what I don’t like:
- Really there is only one thing I don’t like about these diapers. The velcro fasteners. They are double sided so that you can roll it up like a disposable so it takes less space in the diaper bag. There are two problems with this. First and most importantly, it scratches Ezra’s tummy. In order to avoid this we pull the fabric out above the fasteners as much as possible. Also, the velcro catches on the diaper when it is rolled up and causes the front of the diaper to pill. We avoid this by not rolling up soiled diapers.
I purchased some fabric so that I can attempt to make my own cloth diapers (if I ever get time!!). We’ll see how this goes