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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Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Bumboo

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Bumboo (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this little cutie!  It looks like that’s one delicious thumb in the mouth and a fluffy diaper on the bum.  He’s wearing a Bumboo fitted diaper.

Where to buy Bumboo: CozyBums

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Goodmama

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Goodmama (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum is modeling a Goodmama diaper!  This fitted diaper is just way too cute to hide under a cover.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Bamboozle

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Bamboozle (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this super handsome little model!  He’s coverless in a Blueberry TotsBots Bamboozle fitted diaper, and looking almost as squishy as his fluff.

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My Greener Pasture Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diaper Review

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Daily Cute Fluffy Bum (Bumboos)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum This is an older picture of Norton… he was a little over a year then.  Here’s my boy modeling a Bumboo fitted diaper by Earth Mom and Baby.

Where to buy: Cozy Bums (Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitted Diapers – Pros and Cons

I’ve never been a huge user of fitted diapers.  For the longest time, I thought that the negatives outweighed the positives.  Lately, though, I’ve been rethinking my anti-fitted bias.

Why Fitted Diapers Are Awesome

Fitted diapers have an amazing ability to absorb.  Because the entire diaper is made of absorbent materials (often bamboo, organic cotton, or hemp), they have a remarkable ability to hold moisture.  When you’re dealing with a child who pees through everything, a diaper that can hold very nearly two cups of liquid is a good thing.

Why Fitted Diapers Are Not Awesome

Fitted Diapers - Pros and Cons (Cloth Diaper Addicts)So, fitted diapers can absorb like nobody’s business.  While it’s true that they can hold a lot, they don’t wick moisture away from the skin.  That’s far from awesome to me, as it doesn’t take much for Eudora to get a rash or for Norton to smell like he’s been marinating in his own urine.  I’m also not keen on diapers that require a cover: it’s like diapering twice.  When they’re small or when they’re nearly ready for housebreaking, it’s not too bad… but then there’s that awful, wrestling phase that often ends up with one or both participants crying or experiencing some sort of physical pain.  At that point, the last thing I want to do is have to do the diapering process twice.

Cute fitted diapers really make me sad because there’s the gorgeousness… and then it gets hidden.

Working Around the Not Awesome

As much as there are those “not awesome” aspects of fitted diapers (which, really, put me off of using them for a very long time), there are ways to get around it.  Don’t like the non-wicking part?  I put a Best Bottom stay dry insert layer between my baby and the fitted.  This makes it possible for me to get some extra absorption to go along with the wicking quality, too.  Another friend of mine likes to do the same thing, except she puts a Funky Fluff insert between her baby and the fitted.  More reasonable people would just put a stay dry microfleece liner in between.

Are you a fan of fitted diapers?  How many are in your stash?

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