Now that Brendan, my youngest son, is almost a year and a half old, I’ve noticed some of my diaper have began to show some wear. After all, my initial cloth diaper purchase of 24 bumGenius 3.0’s was heavily used the first 3-4 months while I was cloth diapering two children. Earlier this year I noticed that five of my bumGenius 3.0’s were experiencing lifting between the aplix/velcro and the diaper. It wasn’t completely separated, but it was well on it’s way. Knowing bumGenius offers a 1 year warranty on their diapers, I contacted their customer service and explained the problem. They happily exchanged the diapers for me. All I had to do is provide proof of purchase with the date (from Kelly’s Closet of course!), and ship the diapers to them in clean, unaltered condition. Within a week or so, five new bumGenius 3.0 diapers where in my mailbox. Yea for fluffy mail!!
As summer progressed, Brendan began to figure out how to take off diapers with aplix/velcro…a problem I never had with my older son. I quickly grew tired of extra changes due to him loosening the diaper and allowing his clothing to get wet. I heard of people converting their hook and loop diapers to snaps; so I began to look into that option to solve our new problem. I found quite a few people who sell this service, and chose one whom I “know” from an online forum. I chose to convert 7 diapers: five of my bumGenius 3.0‘s and two of my Blueberry Minky’s.
It is very important to note that by altering the diapers, you will void any warranty on them. This wasn’t a problem for me since I chose diapers that were past their warranty period. I sent off my diapers, and about two weeks later, I had 7 “new” diapers that my son can’t take off. They turned out looking great, and I am happy to say that our problem has been solved. I was so happy that I was able to salvage the diapers that I already had in my stash, and give them even longer life. Whereas I love buying new fluff, I enjoy adding to my stash, not replace diapers already in it.