Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Cloth Diaper Reviews

I have added to our cloth diaper stash and have several new brands that I have never gotten around to reviewing.  So here goes!  I don't have pictures of many of these, sorry.  I need to be better about taking pictures of my kiddos.

Bummis Super Whisper Wrap

I originally thought I was an AIO kind of girl but I wanted to try some new brands.  I picked up a Bummis in the Rocket print.  I am so glad I did!  I honestly think that this is my new favorite diaper.  I love it so much that I bought another cover in the Froggy Pond print.

I love it because it's roomy enough that Cal will be able to wear it for a very long time.  It is a fairly trim diaper and I use the Flip inserts with it.  You could use any insert you like whether it be a pre-fold, hemp, Flip, whatever.

Here is Cal wearing a Bummis:

He looks so little here!  Since he has grown a bit since this picture, the diaper fits him even better now.

This diaper has held up really well.  It has an aplix closure and the tabs are still almost brand new.  The material is very well made and it hasn't pilled or run.  It washes very well and even with two inserts at night, it still fits Cal really well.  It does get a little bulky with two of the Flip inserts though.


  • Great fit, fairly trim
  • Awesome overnight diaper
  • Wonderful material, holds up well
  • Super cute prints
  • Reasonably priced ($13)
  • Bulky when using two inserts

I bought this diaper because of the print, I am not going to lie but also because Jason requested more velcro closure.  He isn't a fan of snaps.  I got the Ladder print and it's very cute.  My favorite thing about this diaper is the double gusseted leg.  I have never ever had a leak with this diaper.  The inside of the diaper is a "scrumptiously soft microchamois".  My biggest complaint of this diaper is it is pretty bulky.  Cute, but bulky.  The saving grace is that it comes with two inserts for a good overnight doubling system or for those kiddos that are heavy wetters.  The price is pretty steep and I probably wouldn't spend this much on a diaper again but overall, it is a good diaper.

Ladder print:

  • Comes with two inserts for doubling
  • Double leg gusset for keeping leaks at bay
  • Good quality, soft material inside and out
  • Very cute prints
  • Tends to be bulky
  • Somewhat pricey for a diaper ($23)

bumGenius 4.0 One Size

A few months ago, Jason and I made the trek up to Vancouver to hit up Cotton Babies, a cloth diaper store.  They have an awesome website too!  I think we may have been there to buy a swim diaper for Cal but I was "allowed" to pick out another diaper for Cal on the promise that it be a hook and loop closure.  I say "allowed" because I am in charge of the finances and Jason just rolls his eyes at any diaper purchase.

I am very pleased with the bumGenius diapers.  I love their micro-suede inner liner.  I know some people have issues with their babies having rashes with the micro-suede but we don't.  The material is very high quality.  The hook and loop/aplix closure has held up very well.  I also like the adjustable liner that the diaper comes with.  Most one size dipes don't have this option so I really like that bumGenius offers it.

My only cons are the price and the limited prints available.  Don't get me wrong, there tons of cute colors.  I just wish there were more prints (I think there are two prints available right now).  I bought the Clementine for Cal.  It's kind of a girly color but we can hold on to this one for the next baby - if there is one.


  • Adjustable insert
  • Soft, durable materials (love the micro-suede liner)
  • Aplix closure holds up well
  • Price is slightly high ($17.95 - not horrible)
  • Lack of pattern selection

I received this diaper from a blogger friend.  Thank you Erin!  I truly wish this diaper was more readily available because I LOVE IT.  Cal has worn it both in the daytime and for bedtime and we have had no leaking issues and even with the double insert, he doesn't have a huge diaper booty.  This is a pretty cool diaper.  It has a pocket that is open on both ends which means you don't have to take out the insert when washing.  It will work its way out during the washing machine cycle.  I also love that when you buy the diaper it comes with two inserts:  "Trifold hemp/cotton fleece insert for the ultimate in trimness and absorbency. Hourglass 4-layer microterry "booster" insert for when you need extra absorbency."

I want more of these diapers dang it!  Even though they are sized and I generally stay away from sized dipes.

  • Very trim on my baby
  • Comes with two inserts
  • Double pocket means no removing the liner before washing
  • Soft material, well made
  • Not very easy to find (I saw on one website that they are being discontinued)
  • Solid colors only

bumGenius Freetime

Since I loved the first bumGenius that I bought, I decided to buy another.  Yes, I might have a problem with buying diapers.  Oh how I LOVE this diaper.  I truly don't mind stuffing when the diapers come out of the dryer.  However, having one diaper that is stuff-free is so nice!  The genius behind the Freetime is that the inserts are semi-attached and don't require stuffing.  We got the Moonbeam color which is a nice blue.

There isn't a pocket to stuff inserts into if you wanted to double up however I have found that even when not doubled up, Cal can go overnight in this diaper with no issues!  No pee leaks at all for my heavy wetter.

The pros and cons are very similar to the 4.0 but I will list them again:

  • Attached insert so no stuffing!
  • Soft, durable materials
  • Aplix closure holds up well
  • Absorbant
  • Price is slightly high ($19.95)
  • Lack of pattern selection

GroVia Hybrid

This diaper is one of my favorites, even with the tiny issues we have had with it (I will list them out below).  I love the fit of these diapers.  I love the hybrid style which means you can use your own insert or use the liners that GroVia sells.  I chose to use their liners and I have both the stay-dry soakers and the organic soakers.  I prefer the stay-dry soakers.  They don't take as long in the dryer and they feel softer (I could be crazy).

I really love that if a liner is wet or poopy, you can just snap in a new liner as long as the cover is still clean.  I love the prints offered (we have both the bicycle and the planes) and I love the fit.  Cal doesn't get the badonkadonk butt like other diapers.

Here are my complaints though.  On the plane diaper, the outer fabric on the aplix started out a bright, bold orange.  Over time in the wash it has faded to a peach color.  Also, the outer place where the velcro fastens has pilled a little bit.  Just on that one diaper though so I am not sure if I got a bad batch or what.

This diaper is offered in snap or aplix and of course, we chose the aplix because Jason prefers them and he does most of the diaper changes.

Bicycle print:


  • Super cute prints
  • Choice of inserts
  • Trim fit
  • Choice of aplix or snap closure
  • Reasonably priced
  • The velcro can cause the fabric to pill
  • Colors may fade over time

That's my latest round of cloth diaper updates.  I have fallen out of love for some of my other brands, but that is a post for another day.

I hope this will help some of you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like the Pocket Change! I agree, it is a great little diaper, total bummer that they seem to have gone out of business.