Theoretically, I should stop buying diapers. In all actuality, there is no further reason for me to buy any other cloth diapers ever. But let’s be serious: that’s so not going to stop me. Now that I’ve got a couple of FuzziBunz Elite 2013 diapers in my cloth diaper stash, I’m seriously considering getting more. Granted, I’ve always been a bit partial to FuzziBunz diapers: it’s what I started my stash with.
FuzziBunz 2013 Elite Design
The FuzziBunz 2013 Elite diaper is a one size pocket diaper. Like all FuzziBunz one size versions, the 2013 comes with a newborn and a large insert. It also has snap closures in their traditional three snap configuration and the rise and leg sizing is adjustable through buttonhole elastic. The leg elastics and back waist elastic are all replaceable without the need to sew.
What’s Awesome About the FuzziBunz Elite 2013
The FuzziBunz Elite 2013 has returned to some of the best features of the original one size diaper. The microfiber insert is back. The diaper is larger and wider to fit larger toddlers longer. (And considering we’re still struggling with Norton and potty training, that’s a very, very good thing.) The PUL is smoother, so it’s an easier diaper to stuff. Additionally, it just feels like it’s better quality. The old FuzziBunz Elite design wasn’t totally scrapped, though: the 2013 design still has that wonderful hidden adjustable elastic. That it can be replaced in ten minutes or less with no more than a safety pin is a huge bonus for this girl who doesn’t sew. I love that this design still has enough of the same snap configuration to be good for the husband: FuzziBunz have always been the first diapers that he’s reached for when he changes our kids. Additionally, they’ve got one of the best guarantees in the industry with a lifetime warranty on the PUL.
Not only that, but now FuzziBunz has new colors and prints available. I’ve already got the Swirl, but I’ve got to get Puzzle for my future son-in-law. There’s nothing cuter than Huan and Eudora in matching bums.
What’s Not Awesome About the FuzziBunz Elite 2013
FuzziBunz has stopped including the spare replacement elastic. It’s understandable: people were always losing them. I didn’t, though, and really loved the convenience of having the spare elastic on hand. However, FuzziBunz will send replacements. The buttonhole elastic has changed on the FuzziBunz Elite 2013, too: it’s significantly narrower and no longer numbered. I loved the numbered holes; it made adjusting the entire stash to be a painless endeavor.
The Long and Short
If you didn’t like the previous designs because they were too narrow, then this just might be your new love. The new designs are the same width as the Perfect Size diapers, which have been a constant favorite even among those who didn’t care for the one size. I’m certainly enjoying them!
Have you tried the new FuzziBunz Elite 2013?