I was recently asked by a friend just starting to cloth diaper, “What would you buy more of?”
When it comes to cloth diapers the easier question is, what wouldn’t I buy! I am always on the look-out for the newest innovation or a style I haven’t tried or a brand about which others rave. However, this made me take a good, hard look at my stash. If the only diapers available were the ones in my stash, what would I definitely buy more of? What could I live without? What would I be devastated to lose? Thankfully she didn’t limit me to one or even two because I don’t know if I could do that, but I know that several quickly popped into my head as my absolute favorites. I’ve narrowed it down to my top three:
- Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size-To be quite honest these took me a while to fall in love with, but now it is a full-on affair. The fleece on the inside of the FB is unlike any other diaper. It is plush and soft, resists stains and wears beautifully. They are my go-to naptime diaper because they are leak-proof and cozy, but I will reach for them anytime, anywhere. I have not tried the FB One-Size and, honestly, don’t feel any need. My daughter has fit in the Perfect Size medium from the time she was 4 months old. She is now 20 months old (and certainly not a petite 20 month old, by any means) and still fits them very comfortably with room to spare.
- Bum Genius 4.0-I have been a huge fan of Bum Genius from the moment my daughter started in cloth. The BG 3.0’s were definitely a staple, but now that the 4.0 is here with snaps they are nearly perfect. They are durable, leak-proof and very trim. I have no worries that the new, larger sizing will definitely last until potty training. I could go on and on about their amazing attributes, but the bottom line is that these are one of the diapers that I rely on for a trim-fit, trusty leak-proof protection and dry overnights.
- Blueberry Pockets– My first Blueberry diaper seemed like a big splurge to me. They have now come down in price making them comparable to most other one-size pockets on the market. Most of my Blueberries have the microterry/hemp-combo insert which is unbelievable in absorption, rarely retains any odors and is remarkably thin considering how many layers of protection you’re getting. The colors and prints are beautiful, the sizing has always been perfect and the materials are top of the line.
These are hands-down the three diapers I couldn’t live without. I have many others in my stash that I use daily and, truly, they all have their strengths. I always thought my end goal would be to find one diaper that would make up my whole stash and buy a ton of them, but I would really miss my mish-mash variety. In the end, if pressed to have a stash made up of one diaper only, I could choose any one of these three and have a very dependable supply. The real question, however, is why would I ever want to limit myself!?!
Could you choose one or two favorites or, like me, do you love having more options?
By Jennifer G.