In Defense of Fuzzi Bunz

Fuzzi Bunz has gotten some negative criticism from other cloth diaper addicts after Shark Tank.  Was it deserved?  Maybe.  Some of it didn’t go as nicely as it could.  Her profits were rather disappointing.  But you know what?  That means nothing to me.

If I were an investor, I may care more about the profitability of Fuzzi Bunz.  I may care more about the patent issues.  I may care more about a lot of things, but I’m not an investor.  I’m a mom who started using cloth diapers for a multitude of reasons.  I started using cloth diapers because I care about the environment.  I started using cloth diapers because I wanted to save money.  Most of all, I started using cloth diapers because I didn’t want my child to live with chemicals against his butt.

Out of my… somewhere in the neighborhood of 100, I guess?  Anyway, out of my large stash of mainly premium diapers, around a quarter of them are Fuzzi Bunz.  Some people have said that they won’t buy any other Fuzzi Bunz, that Tereson Dupuy’s commentary about her design being copied was sour grapes or whatever else.  Here’s the nutshell of it: she’s right about the design of another brand of diaper being far, far too similar to her own for comfort.  Having been plagiarised in my writing and having had my former boss take credit for my work with a huge client and with our division president, I don’t blame her for being peeved.

But even if I couldn’t relate to her anger (and I most certainly can), there’s another reason that I’m not going to suddenly turn my back on Fuzzi Bunz: they work.  I love the design.  I love the ease of replacing the elastics.  They’re my husband’s favorite diapers in my stash because they’re the easiest ones for him to fasten.  He knows where the snaps go on both of our children.  He doesn’t have to guess.

I will not suddenly stop loving Fuzzi Bunz because of something that Tereson Dupuy said on television.  She hasn’t done anything illegal.  She hasn’t done anything unethical.  She hasn’t done anything immoral.  Therefore, she has not done anything to earn the level of criticism that some in the cloth diapering community have levelled at her.  I’m sorry she didn’t get the opportunity for more investments.  I am, however, extremely glad that she got the opportunity to pitch using cloth diapers.  The pitch part was great.

I hope to see Fuzzi Bunz continue with their endeavors in the future!

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. Great Post. I saw that episode of SharkTank, and it’s actually what convinced my hubby that we SHOULD go cloth with this new baby. So, I’m saving my pennies, and over the next few months, I’ll be buying the FuzziBunz diapers I need for this baby girl. I’m actually looking forward to it, especially now that I have hubby’s support.

  2. For us it was the same, we saw Shark Tank and decided that we would go out and get some reusable diapers for ou little one due at the end of this month! I am so excited to start using them, saving money, and all the other benefits! Now I am just hoping that we can save up and get more (only bought 6)

  3. Thank you for this blog post, it means a lot. I have gotten so much support and it means the world!!!! Thank you for loving FuzziBunz.

  4. I love Fuzzibunz and one of the things I like most about them (and this surprised me), I like that they don’t have snap rises but adjust in the waist and leg at first. I find this makes them fit far better and I don’t have near as much of a problem with excess insert sticking out of the back. I have seen very few cloth diapers like this, so if Fuzzibunz were my creation and someone else made a diaper with that feature I would be ticked. I have a friend who has a pudgy daughter and the Fuzzibunz work great, I have a skinny daughter and the Fuzzibunz work great. Fuzzibunz also donates some profit to Autism Speaks, so maybe their profits aren’t great but they’re making a difference. Fuzzibunz are my absolute favourite!

  5. Fuzzi Bunz are not my favorite diaper, I find them too narrow for my babies and the lack of rise snaps annoys me since I share diapers between 2 children. If they were my favorites I would continue to buy them though. I did find Tereson to be quite rude and arrogant on TV. I agree with one of the dragons when they said she needs to drop all the drama and court stuff and concentrate on making her product better and the one to have. I think Fuzzi Bunz has actually fallen a bit behind when it comes to cloth diapers. They don`t release nice new prints like the other companies, they don`t have the accessories like other companies, do they even offer the hemp inserts anymore? In my mind they are just not on the leading edge of cloth diapers anymore.

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