Dear FuzziBunz, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Quite possibly the easiest diaper to repair

Last week, I spent some time with Pearl from Cloth for a Cause.  A few people in Prince George attended a cloth diaper repair workshop in her living room.  I’m glad I learned; I have a few diapers that I need to replace the elastics on but have never bothered with.  Well, that, and I’ve wanted to do more with the charity than donate diapers.  (My review policy is that for every diaper I receive to review, I donate a diaper to Cloth for a Cause.  It’s a great start to helping, but it’s not enough for me.  I want to do much, much more.)

Spending the time to replace elastics in other diapers has made me realize something.  Well, a few things.  1.) Pearl is exceptionally fast at repairing cloth diapers.  (A tutorial video will be coming up soon!)  2.) I’m not.  It’s definitely a learned skill.  3.) I really, really love my Fuzzi Bunz Elites and FuzziBunz One Size diapers even more now than I did before.

You know what makes them so amazing?  I can replace the elastics in my own diapers.  Without sewing.  The only thing I need is a safety pin.  In about seven minutes, I can have the worn out elastics on my Fuzzi Bunz diapers replaced.  Replacing those elastics makes my diapers as good as new.

I have a lot of different types of diapers.  Some are pockets with elastics in the legs.  Some are pockets with snap rises.  Others are all-in-two diapers, some are all in one diapers.  I have sized.  I have one size diapers.  Not a single one of them are as easy to repair as my Fuzzi Bunz One Size and Fuzzi Bunz Elites.  And I’m really afraid to have to repair a double gusset diaper.  (I’ll, uh, just leave those for Pearl.)

Have you ever repaired cloth diapers?  Which were the easiest for you to repair?  (And what’s your sewing level?  Expert?  Intermediate?  Beginner?  Or “not allowed to touch sharp objects?”)

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About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. What a great cause Cloth for a Clause is!! Giving cloth diapers to families in need is truly a gift that keeps on giving!!
    I unfortunately have not tried Fuzzibunz yet, but I love that you can replace the elastics, a Fuzzibunz may have to be my next diaper purchase 🙂

  2. I have had to replace elastics in a few of my diapers now. It’s not too hard with most of them. The easiest I have done is the Bumgenius 4.0 diapers, they are actually really easy. I have also done some grovia shells, they aren’t too bad. And some applecheeks diapers, not the easiest but not the hardest.

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