I knew I would cloth diaper my baby-to-be when I found out I was pregnant again. I had already cloth diapered my daughter at night, when she was potty training at the age of two. We used the bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diapers and I felt the bumGenius LOVE the first time I put the diaper on my little one. From that moment on I was a cloth diaper covert!
Although I loved our bumGenius diapers, I knew there were a plethora of other diaper options available. I wanted to try a wide variety of diapers before settling on just one diaper. I did a little research, shopped around and finally bought some prefolds and Dappi covers, more bumGenius, a couple Blueberries and Happy Heinys One Size diapers, as well as a few of the sized Happy Heinys Pocket diapers, a couple Drybees All-in-One’s, and eventually a FuzziBunz diaper too (after my son Ian was born.
After trying them all with much excitement, I quickly realized the Happy Heinys diapers didn’t work for us; they did not fit my son well (although the diapers are definitely adorable and I’ve read lots of positive reviews from other moms). I also discovered, while the all-in-ones are convenient to use, they take forever to dry! I really wanted a diaper that would be quick, easy and convenient (both to use and wash/dry).
The prefolds and Dappi covers are great, once I got the hang of using a Snappi fastener. They provide a nice trim fit under Ian’s summer clothes. Alas, my husband really didn’t like the prefolds and covers! In fact, he said he wouldn’t change these diapers. No way! So I retired the prefolds and cover for our emergency reserve for the occasional day when I just can’t get the diaper laundry done on time. Managing a household with four kids – I’m bound to have a day when laundry doesn’t get done, right?
After much trial and error, I realized I was still very much in love with the bumGenius diapers. Blueberry and FuzziBunz are nice, but they are not the diapers I grab first. I kept wishing we had a few more bumGenius diapers to help stretch the diaper laundry a little further and suddenly my wish came true.
I entered a contest right here on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer blog and I won! I won my very favorite diaper; 2 bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diapers! Even better, one of the diapers was my favorite color – Clementine! *Sigh* Does it get any better than that?
Hence I declare my love with bumGenius. They are the most reliable and best fitting diapers for us (at least for now).
By Kristi S.