Whenever I tell people that we’re using cloth diapers, the say… what are you, crazy? They have the image of doing origami and folding handkerchief looking fabric into diapers and using pins and such. Well, cloth diapers have come a long way.
After some testing, where we got one diaper from 8 different brands, we landed on FuzziBunz.
It’s hard to explain all the benefits, but here’s a synopsis of why I like them:
- the outside is made of leakproof material
- the inside (that touches skin) is made of material that doesn’t feel wet to the touch
- in-between the two is a super absorbant pad that pulls all the moisture in and holds it
All that to say, that Wesley feels like he’s got regular cotton underwear on (not plasticy or paper-type material).
Also, they will last us all through diapers. How? They’re adjustable. They have an elastic band in the waist and leg openings that you can shorten/lengthen. In the front, there are snaps for micro adjusting when you put it on (no pins). This makes them very cost effective and affordable. We bought about 20 so far and they’re less expensive than diapers, just one more load of laundry every other day, and we’re not contributing to any land fill issues.
Learn more about FuzziBunz here: http://www.fuzzibunz.com/OneSizeEliteDiaper/
I told you we tried other kinds? See the pic below. Do you understand what I mean about “snaps” now? Just for reference… FuzziBunz is upper left. Oh Katy on the upper right was good too (pro – adjusting, con – bulky for as little as he is). Happy Henie lower left we liked too (but again, nothing was as sleek and as adjustable as the ones we chose). The all-in-one diapers (the two on the lower right) we just can’t use them. At his age, there’s too much material and they take forever to dry.