bumGenius were the very first diapers I bought and put on my daughter. I purchased them because they seemed like an easy transition from disposables, their performance had rave reviews and the design, style and colors were adorable. After seven months of using them they still hit each of these points and have impressed me with even more outstanding qualities. Since that first purchase I have been on a quest for the perfect diaper for our family. I am always anxious to try the new design, fabric or brand in search of the diaper that will make me abandon all others. In truth, that diaper might already be in my stash and I just cannot give up the thrill of the hunt! If I could no longer justify buying and trying the latest and greatest, here’s why I could be very happy sticking with only bumGenius One Size diapers:
Performance: These diapers are the gold standard, the old faithful in my cloth diapering world. I’ve never had a leak with bumGenius unless it was complete user error on my behalf. I stuff them with the basic micro-terry insert and they are good to go. Double stuff with a hemp insert and the micro-terry insert and they are “bulletproof” for overnight.
The inner liner keeps the skin so dry while the pocketed insert absorbs all of the moisture. The elastic around the legs holds everything in without leaving any painful red marks on my daughter’s chunky legs. Some people have had trouble with the hook and loop (Velcro) closure weakening over time, but I haven’t had any issues with that thus far. Furthermore, the hook and loop is completely replaceable if it becomes a problem so I have no worries there.
Style: I love the styling of these diapers. They are adorable. The intensity and depth of the colors is beautiful. However, it is the trimness of the diaper that gets me. These are the easiest diapers to get a pair of pants over and look the trimmest on her. Prints or patterns would put them over the top for me.
Ease of Use: The design of these diapers is the closest I’ve seen to disposables. They go on and fasten just like a disposable, they’re easy to adjust and a breeze to stuff. They are simple to clean and wash up beautifully day after day. The micro-terry insert can be bleached or dried in the sun and brought back to almost original condition. To this day not one of my bumGenius diapers have stained.
Each diaper in my stash has one or two qualities in which they might be superior to the others. One might be softer inside, one might have a prettier exterior, one is super-absorbent, one is trimmer than the others. For me, though, the diaper that hits the mark most consistently is the bumGenius. They hold the largest majority in my stash and are usually the diaper I turn to most when getting my daughter dressed for the day.
Does this mean that my quest for the perfect diaper has ended? Maybe, but I’ll never admit it outright. What fun would that be?
By Jennifer G.