Bummis Flannel Fitted Review

When Bummis introduced their new line of fitted diapers, I was intrigued.  I’m not a huge fan of fitteds as a rule… but I am a huge fan of Bummis.  So when Bear Bums contacted me to review the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper, I jumped at the chance.

Bummis Flannel Fitted Review & Giveaway!

About the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

Like all other Bummis products, the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper is made in Montreal.  It’s a one size fitted diaper that comes in a variety of prints.  The inner is an organic cotton sherpa inner that is made in the United States.  It’s also designed to have a snap rise and cross over snaps.

Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper Review

What’s Awesome about the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

Generally, one of the reasons that I hate fitted diapers because I find them to be too bulky on my tiny, tiny daughter.  The Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper is actually exceptionally trim, even under a cover.  It’s one of the most trim options that I’d ever used.  Since stay dry is also crucial for my Princesa, I also added the Bummis Deluxe Booster (which I got when I bought my Bummis Duo-Brite) with the stay dry side up.

Even with that additional absorbency added, it was still exceptionally trim.

The elastics are quite wide.  The width of the elastic is a good thing for a few reasons.  Wider elastic tends to hold up longer because it has more surface area to give.  And that increased width also means that it’s more surface area against your baby’s skin, so there won’t be the red lines from elastic pressure.  It also means that the diaper is going to be more comfortable.

It’s absorbent, too.  I kept Eudora in the diaper for three hours in effort to really test the diaper out.  She had two sippy cups of milk.  Generally, I change her after each sippy cup.  The Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper managed to cope with her flood.

Then there’s the washing.  There’s nothing synthetic about the absorbent materials in this diaper, which means that it’s super simple to care for.  There’s no risk of microfiber stink.  And it actually dries pretty quickly.  It’s easily the fastest drying fitted diaper I’ve ever used.

Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What’s Not Awesome about the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

There’s honestly only one thing that I have less love for about the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper.  There’s a plethora of beautiful prints out there… and while it should be a bonus that there’s so much adorable out there, you don’t actually get to pick.  Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper are sold in girl, boy, and gender neutral.  I get that the logistics are so they don’t have to do a stock image for each print, it means more variety and change, etc… but it also makes them harder to know what’s out there.

The Bottom Line

I love this diaper.  It’s the first time that a fitted has been trim enough to go under jeans.  It’s made in Canada.  It doesn’t take all day to dry.  At $25.95 Canadian, it’s a little on the expensive side, but it’s a Bummis product.  That means that it’s totally worth it.

How to Get Yours

My diaper was given to me to facilitate this honest review, but you can buy one for yourself at Bear Bums or enter to win one!

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Stash Shot Video (November 2014)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a stash video.  So here’s the update.  (Now it’s time for an epic destash!)

Dimple Diaper Giveaway! (Canada only)

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Maman Loup’s Den and Caterpillar Baby are giving away Bummis’ new Dimple Diaper: the perfect overnight solution! You can read Maman Loup’s full review to find out how this organic cotton, one-size fitted diaper held up on her Cub.

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Participating bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsor’s inability to fulfill prize obligations. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.

Bummis Duo-Brite ai2 Review

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.

Bummis Duo Brite All-in-Two Review

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.

Bummis Duo Brite All-in-Two Review

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.

Bummis Duo-Brite All-In-One Review

What I Don’t Love About the Bummis Duo-BriteBummis Duo-Brite All-In-Two Review

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?

Where to buy the Bummis Duo Brite (some affiliate links): Kelly’s Closet (US) Nicki’s Diapers (US)

Cloth Diapers for Baby Dilly?

Jill Duggar Dillard shared an Instagram photo of herself and her husband… and shared that they were considering cloth diapers for Baby Dilly.

Cloth Diapers for Baby Dilly?Let’s be honest: I’m thrilled.  I can’t think of a better way to #makeclothmainstream than for them to be a regular staple on a reality show.  Of course, there’s more to it than just that.  Cloth diapers for Baby Dilly is the way to go, and that’s largely because I’m quite certain that there will be dozens of siblings for that little one.  (I don’t watch the show because I don’t do reality TV, but I’m not living under a rock.)  However, the young Mrs. Dillard’s family members used cloth at one point and quit because it was “too time consuming.”  When you consider that the young Mrs. Dillard grew up in a house with so many siblings that an in-home laundromat would be required to keep up, it’s not surprising that they’d give up on it. [Read more…]

I Tried a Diva Cup Last Night…

Warning: this post may be TMI.  After all, it’s talking about using a Diva Cup.  If you’re not familiar with the Diva Cup, it’s a menstrual cup made of silicone.  That means it’s going to be discussing vaginas, menstruation, and all manner of things related to one’s lady parts.

Not disturbed?  Then read on!

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Tots Bots and Bummis Have Broken Up

Since the weekend, rumors have been floating around the cloth diaper internet.  We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Tots Bots version 4 diapers for around four months now.  There have been delays and hold ups, but the general cloth diapering public has not been informed of the reason behind it.  All that we know is that we’re craving our diapers and any time Tots Bots answers a North American consumer online, we’re just told “soon.”

Tots Bots and Bummis Have Broken Up - Cloth Diaper Addicts

The only information that we’ve been given up until this point is that Bummis is the Tots Bots North American distributor and they would be getting the product in to distribute to cloth diaper stores around the continent.  At least, that was the plan.  Last week, Bummis and Tots Bots severed their arrangement.  Bummis would no longer be the distributor for North America.

So what does this mean for us?

Well, it means that there will be even more delays to getting the Tots Bots v4 into the United States and Canada.  Until we have a new North American distributor, Tots Bots will ship directly to retailers (much like Frugi diapers are shipped).  Theoretically, Tots Bots will be shipped next week.  However, I do say “theoretically” because orders were to be shipped to Bummis “the next week” a month ago.

At this point, I’m just hoping that they get here before I start potty training my daughter; I love the new Tots Bots v4 Frugi diapers and want to use the regular Tots Bots, too.  And I don’t want to take advantage of my UK pipeline; I’d rather stick with Cozy Bums, my local retailer.

Are you eagerly awaiting the new Tots Bots v4?

 

Bummis Super Brite and Newborn Prefolds

When my friend Nikki had her tiny, tiny little girl, she found that a lot of newborn diapers were just plain too big.  That meant I got to problem solve: I came over to help her get the right fit.  Nikki had plenty of newborn size Bummis prefolds to work with, and she’d already decided that she really loved the bikini twist fold for containment.  However, her covers (which were mainly Blueberry Capri newborn size) were far too big for Small Fry.  I came over to experiment with some diapers and we started with the Bummis Super Brite.

About the Bummis Super Brite

The Bummis Super Brite newborn cover is smaller than other Bummis covers.  The Super Whisper Wrap, Super Whisper Snap Wrap, and Super Lite newborn covers fit newborns starting at six pounds.  The Bummis Super Brite starts at four pounds.  It was the perfect size for Small Fry.  Even better?  Bummis covers are made in Canada.

Bummis Super Brite - Cloth Diaper Addicts

As you can see, the Bummis Super Brite fit Small Fry without any weird tugging or adjusting.  It simply went on and fit.  Granted, because the Super Brite newborn size cover is so small, it will be one of the first things that Small Fry outgrows.  However, during this time, it’s perfect.  Even better?  It has double gussets to contain the messy of runny newborn poo.

Would I Recommend It?

If you’ve got a tiny newborn and you really want to start cloth right away, Bummis Super Brite is your best shot.  It’s absolutely worth it in the newborn stage, and when you’re in the bigger sizes, you’ll get more longevity out of those covers as their growth slows.

Pros: Perfect fit, reasonable price.

Cons: Shorter life span, doesn’t have great resale value.

Where to buy: Cozy Bums (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Flip

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - FlipButt’s up?  This little genius is wearing a Flip cover in Albert (part of the Cotton Babies Genius Series) over a Bummis prefold.  Bummis are made with pride in Canada.

Where to buy the Flip: Cozy Bums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Where to get Bummis: Cozy Bums (Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Lagoon Baby (Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada), Cloth Diaper Addicts Amazon Diaper Shoppe (US)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Bummis

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Bummis (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Butt’s up?  Today’s cute fluffy bum has gone back to basics.  Sprout is wearing a Bummis prefold diaper with a Snappi.  He looks happy as can be to be beating the summer heat in as little as possible.

Where to buy: Cozy Bums (Canada), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada/US),