BumGenius 3.0’s and I washed them everyday just for the joy of using them! We soon increased our stash to 16 and we were full time cloth diapering! I took extreme care in washing them- and they never once fell prey to the dryer.
However, we were faced with a new cloth diapering challenge (among others) when three months later I found out that we were expecting twins- and oh what a shock that was! As we were preparing for our two new bundles, whom would be only 18 months younger than our son, I just knew that I didn’t want to give up my beloved cloth diapers. The budget was definitely tight so I looked into prefolds with covers but with three kids under two convenience was going to be key.
I knew that sometimes diapers might not get changed as often as they should and I wanted our kids to feel as dry as possible. One size pocket diapers seemed to be the only solution. However, I knew that my beloved BumGenius were not going to cut it. I needed a diaper much more durable- where I did not have to worry about line drying it to save the Velcro and elastic. I needed a diaper that I could just throw in the dryer when my time was tight- which was most often. Fuzzi Bunz came out with their new one size diapers and I thought, “Perfect”! The snaps are very durable and the elastic replaces easily. Even with the workload these diapers would have to endure it would be hard to ruin them! I sold my BumGenius 3.0’s and invested solely in Fuzzi Bunz.
We waited until my girls were 6 weeks before we started cloth because they were too small for the diapers and I wanted to make sure we had figured nursing out before adding anything. I was amazed to find that using cloth actually simplified life! Our trash can was not overflowing anymore (and we didn’t have to pick up trash that the birds scattered) and I no longer had to change outfits due to explosions! I dried the diapers in the dryer and didn’t stuff the pockets until I was about to use them. It only took me 5 -10 minutes every other day to put away my clean diapers and throwing them in the wash is nothing! I don’t have to worry about running to the store, which with three small kids is a major chore! Our savings is also incredible. We use Rockin Green detergent which really cuts down on me worrying about buildup. My girls are almost 12 months now and our diapers are in good shape and we are all happy as can be!
Also, now that BumGenius has come out with their 4.0 diapers I always recommend these for people in similar situations because they have a snap option and easily replaceable elastic. Adjusting the size in the front may also be more convenient with multiple children in different sizes. Also, I have come to greatly appreciate a prefold under a Thirsties Duo Wrap. These seem to be bullet-proof against leaks!
By Sera M.