Since Eudora is approaching potty training readiness, I’m really feeling the pressure to try all the diapers before I run out of time. The Bummis Duo-Brite ai2 has been in my stash since they were released. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to give it a shot.
About the Bummis Duo-Brite
Like all Bummis products, the Bummis Duo-Brite is made in Canada from materials made in the US. The Duo-Brite cover is essentially the replacement for the Super Brite cover. However, the Duo-Brite has two sizes instead of 5 and snap closures instead of Velcro. The double gussets that made the Super Brite fabulous are also included in the Duo-Brite design. Unlike previous Bummis creations, the Bummis Duo-Brite is a true all-in-two diaper with a snap in insert. The Bummis Duo-Brite is a two sided insert: one side is a wicking material so that your baby’s bottom will stay dry; the other is organic cotton so that only natural fibers touch the skin.
What I like About the Bummis Duo-Brite
Have I mentioned that it’s made in Canada with materials from the United States? Seriously, just buying Bummis Duo-Brite diapers makes me feel all virtuous: I’m creating jobs in both the country of my birth and the country I call home. I also like that you can have your choice of organic and stay dry fibers in the same insert. The insert’s method of snapping in only at one end guarantees that the same insert will fit regardless of which rise setting you use for getting the best fit to your child. The seam down the middle to hold the two sides of the inserts together means faster drying time. The inserts are quite thirsty and super trim. At first, I had a hard time telling which side was the stay dry and which side is the organic… so I asked Shirley of Bummis how to tell the difference. It turns out that you can tell them apart by looking: the darker side is the organic side and the lighter side is stay dry.
The double gussets do a fabulous job of containing any mess your child can produce (even the ones that make you wonder if you’ll need an old priest and a young priest). The inner is exposed PUL for an easy to wipe surface. And because it’s a two size system, you will be able to get a fabulous fit on your newborn at the small end and your toddler at the larger end.
The Bummis Duo-Brite is the replacement for the Super Brite… And it came with the same prints that the Super Brite used. To put it simply, the Duo-Brite prints are not anything new or exciting, and cute prints and simple solids are an important consideration for me. (However, I do have hope that they will bring more of the beautiful limited Super Lite prints over to the Duo-Brite as time goes on.) I also find that the inserts can sort of rumple along the edges as they shrink a tiny bit in the dryer. Also, because it’s a two size system, it will mean buying two complete sets for the difference in size for both the inserts and the covers.
The Bottom Line
The Duo-Brite is a definite improvement over the Super Brite. At $56.95 US/$59.95 Canadian, it is a bit of a pricey diaper, but you should have at least one in your cloth diaper stash.
Have you used the Bummis Duo Brite?