Guest Post: Brilliant Bums Review (part 2: The Return of the Brilliance)

Hi, I’m Jo. I blog sporadically (at best) at A Crunchy-in-Training (which is actually kind of inaccurate. I’m already crunchy as *expletive deleted*), where you can follow along with my commentary about crunchy things and hot men. Mostly hot men.

Since I am the neighbour the Suzi referenced in her original review of Brilliant Bums diapers, and I got her onto the crackfluff that are Shelby’s awesome diapers, when she arranged to review Brilliant Bums, she brought me into the loop. I have a serious addiction to Brilliant Bums diapers, and I eagerly stalk the Diaper Frenzy as well as following Shelby’s FB page. I have six Brilliant Bums diapers (with one more on the way, which I hope to include a photo of), in a variety of styles: All-in-one with pocket, Pocket and Hybrid Fitted. And the Mancub is only 5 months old.

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Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Diapers by Chris

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Diapers by Chris (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum model is my favorite model ever.  Eudora is wearing a hybrid fitted diaper by Diapers by Chris.  Diapers by Chris is a WAHM diaper maker from Louisiana and the first WAHM diaper I’d ever tried.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Jelly Bear Boutique

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Jelly Bear Boutique (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this sweet, smiling little girl!  This little princess is wearing a gorgeous hybrid fitted diaper made by Jelly Bear Boutique.  Jelly Bear Boutique is a Canadian WAHM diaper maker out of Ontario.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Bottoms Up Baby Creations

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Bottoms Up Baby CreationsToday’s cute fluffy bum features a cute little girl in a diaper from Bottoms Up Baby Creations!  This particular diaper is a pink camo diaper with a detachable bum ruffle.  Bottoms Up Baby Creations is a Canadian WAHM diaper maker featured on the Make It Canadian, Eh! Congo.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Baby Coon Designs

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Baby Coon (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Newborn babies in fluff are so cute and wee!  This little guy is the youngest baby of the Zephyr Hill Blog.  He’s modeling a Baby Coon Designs newborn fitted.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – The Sassy Monkey

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - The Sassy Monkey (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum shows my Eudora!  She’s climbing and running all over her room while carrying Norton’s Thomas the Train Deluxe Over the Track Signal.  (Fortunately, Norton was at school at the time, so he didn’t mind.)  Eudora is showing how wonderfully squishy and stretchy her fitted diaper by The Sassy Monkey can be while she climbs.

The Sassy Monkey is an American WAHM diaper shop out of Lexington, Kentucky.  You can find her diapers for sale on Etsy and the Diaper Frenzy Congo Facebook group.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Ella Bella Bum (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum features my own little princess!  Eudora is exploring her brother’s bedroom with her little sock monkey in her hand.  The diaper is a Hello Kitty diaper with athletic wicking jersey inner by Ella Bella Bum.  Ella Bella Bum is a WAHM from Ontario.

The Sassy Monkey Review

Last month, I received a diaper from The Sassy Monkey to facilitate writing a review.  As always, I’ll be completely and utterly honest as I go through the points of the fitted diaper.

Who Is The Sassy Monkey?

The Sassy Monkey is a WAHM diaper shop located in Lexington, Kentucky.  Candace, the artist behind The Sassy Monkey, makes diapers and other textiles that are available in her Etsy shop.  I discovered her through the Diaper Frenzy Congo.  I’ve used both her hybrid fitted and a fitted fitted (no hidden fleece, just a standard fitted) with great success.

The Sassy Monkey Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

The Sassy Monkey Diaper

For this review, I received a standard fitted diaper with serged edges.  The outer is a cotton knit while the inner is made of organic bamboo velour.  In between the cotton and bamboo velour, there are hidden layers of super thirsty heavy organic bamboo fleece.  The inner doubler is heavy organic bamboo fleece layered between organic cotton velour.  It can be tri-folded for three layers of absorbency or quad-folded for four layers.

Sassy Monkey Inner (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What I Love About The Sassy Monkey

The Sassy Monkey (Cloth Diaper Addicts)I’m just amazed by how pretty this diaper is.  I’m not a big one on the whole striped diaper thing, but the print on this just made me happy.  As always, though the first thing that I do when I get a new diaper is start picking it apart for manufacture flaws.  Is the stitching even?  Are the edges clean?  Is everything straight and aligned properly?  When I looked at The Sassy Monkey fitted diaper, the answer was a resounding “yes.”

Then there’s the fit.  The cotton knit is a stretchy fabric, which guarantees a perfect fit on Eudora.  The diaper also features a snap down rise to make it one size, which is my preference for any one size diaper.  The snaps are perfectly aligned and have the right little popping sound Sassy Monkey Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)when they are snapped and unsnapped.

As for absorbency, I’m not getting all that I can from the super thirsty layers of heavy organic bamboo fleece.  The diaper is just too pretty to hide under a cover, which means I have to change her before the entire diaper has had a chance to absorb.  The good news is that I can get about an hour and a half of uncovered wear from The Sassy Monkey fitted.  If I were to cover it, I suspect that it would last my light wetter all night.

The Sassy Monkey fitted diaper is just plain squishy and the organic bamboo velour inner is just amazingly soft against the skin.  Honestly, it’s so snuggly that I’d kind of like to see loveys made from that material.

What I Don’t Love About The Sassy Monkey

I’m kind of at a loss on this one.  Usually, I can find something to nitpick, even if it’s a tiny, small detail.  The only thing that I can really come up with is that I wish that the diaper were a hybrid fitted instead of a fitted fitted so that it would last longer.  That’s not actually a flaw at all, though, because it’s not the diaper.

The Sassy Monkey in a Nutshell

If you’re into WAHM diapers, then The Sassy Monkey is one that you need to give a shot.  I suspect that I’ve found a new cloth diaper maker to collect.  You can find her diapers on Diaper Frenzy Congo at Facebook and on her Etsy store.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – A Lovely Start

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - A Lovely Start (Cloth Diaper Addicts)I don’t think there’s anything cuter in the world than fluffy bum pictures… except maybe matching sibling fluffy bum pics!  These two cuties are sleeping away in a rainbow striped fitted diaper from A Lovely Start.  A Lovely Start is a Canadian WAHM shop out of Alberta.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum #Halloween

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Ella Bella Bum (Cloth Diaper Addicts)This little flower is so very serious!  She’s studying the camera while she shows off her cute little Ella Bella Bum diaper.  Ella Bella Bum is a Canadian WAHM diaper based in Ontario.