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Fuzzi Bunz

A brand of cloth diapers

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Cloth diapering made easy enough for lazy moms like me!

  • Aug 31, 2009
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Ok, so maybe not lazy, but very busy moms. I never gave cloth diapering a try because I thought I would not have the time for it (well, I'll admit I am a little lazy too). The convenience of disposables was also alluring. My daughter's recurring diaper rash was getting to me though, and using Seventh Generation diapers didn't help. I stocked up on Burt's Bees Baby Bee ointment that seemed to work best. It never completely cleared though. Well, needless to say, I'll have to sell my diaper rash ointment stash thanks to Fuzzi Bunz!

My first thought when I took them out of the package: "Whoa, these are way to cute to let her soil them!" My first thought when taking off the first dirty diaper: "So why didn't I cloth diaper in the first place?!" Although I knew modern cloth diapers were a lot of more convenient and better performing than old fashioned prefolds, I didn't anticipate it to be this easy. My mother sure wishes she had these around when I was a baby!

We tried both the One Size and the Perfect Size diapers. The only real difference between them is the fit, and some financial nuances. Here is what our experience with them was. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect cloth diaper because every baby is different, you will need to find out what works best for you. This review is based on Fuzzi Bunz performance on a 16.5 pound baby girl who is a bit on the tall side for her weight.

FIT: The fit of the diaper is extremely important. It is also part of the reason why a cloth diaper might work for one baby but not for another. On my baby I found that the One Size fits great and still has some room to grow. I also have the Medium Perfect Size which is still a little big for her, but we will grow into it. At the moment the One Size fits a little trimmer. It is extremely adjustable too, with not just the snaps but with the elastic that can be made smaller or bigger. It truly is a One Size that would even be alright on a newborn. The only issue that I speculate one might run into into with this one is the rise being to small on a taller child over 25 pounds. That is why there is the option of the Perfect Size Medium for bigger babies. I am very satisfied with how the diaper sits on the baby and the custom fit.

PERFORMANCE: This one caught me by surprise! I did not anticipate cloth diapers to perform this well. She has no rash whatsoever with these Fuzzi Bunz, none! I did not use any cream as the directions state you shouldn't, and that made me curious as to how her bum will do in a wet diaper without any diaper rash cream. To my astonishment, even though the soaker in the diaper was drenched wet, her cute little bum and the fabric next to it were dry! That is what made me ponder why I haven't tried this earlier and spared her the 6 months of diaper rash. After all, what is more important, how convenient it is for me to clean up the messes or her health and comfort? I think it is the latter. Frankly I am ashamed that I called myself an Eco mom without ever giving cloth diapering a try! Forgive me my dear readers :) Oh, and I have to mention, no leaks! I would get leaks occasionally with disposables, but with these I only got a leak when I used a different brand doubler at night time that was cotton and really thin. Thus it did not absorb as well as the Fuzzi Bunz doubler. Otherwise, when used as directed I had zero leaks, not even at night time. So Fuzzi Bunz gets a gold star for performance for both the One Size and Perfect Size.

EASE OF USE: Again, better than expected. The Fuzzi Bunz outer cover comes with a pocket for the soaker/liner that you simply place inside. That's it! That is all the assembly required. Putting Fuzzi Bunz on is not as easy as velcro cloth diapers, but I do appreciate not having to deal with pulls and snags in the wash. Wearing them, well, she makes it look enjoyable and I actually think she is a happier baby in cloth (maybe that is my imagination). Taking them of is a snap (literally). Then the washing process involves a few simple steps. You take the liner out of the cover pocket. If the diaper is soiled I rinse it off in cold water and put a little bit of my preferred detergent (non-toxic, no chemicals, leaves no residue) on it, rub lightly and leave in until the wash. If it is just a wet diaper no need to do anything. I wash them every morning since I only have a few and I found it works great for us. I throw them in for a cold water rinse and then run a hot or warm wash with about an 8th of a cup of detergent (that's only for 5 diapers, 6 liners). They come out clean and looking almost like new! Although at first I was wary of them being 100% polyester, I realized how easy they are to care for because of that.

VALUE: As with any cloth diapers, you will save anywhere from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars in the life of your baby over disposables. Even when you factor in the water and energy used to wash them, you'll still come out a winner. It appears to be a no-brainer for me now that we actually tried them. Just the fact that she has no rash had me sold.

This is where there is a bit of a price difference for One Size ($17.95) and Perfect Size ($18.95) Fuzzi Bunz. Yes, it is just a buck really, and depending on where you buy them maybe even no price difference at all. But the One Size will last you from birth to potty training whereas the Perfect Size you will need in both small (0-6 mo) and medium (6-36 mo). My preference is the One Size just because it fits her right, she is not overly chubby, and I can use them for the next baby with no problems. Also I don't anticipate that she would grow out of it before being potty trained because she already goes on the potty (that's right, at seven months). As a bonus, the One Size comes with a two soakers, which is what I use at night time.

EcoMama Green Factor: +4 Keep gazillions of diapers from going in the land fill, not to mention all the energy used to make disposables. Not organic cotton or anything, but the performance of microfleece makes up for it.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of Fuzzi Bunz:

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Disclaimer: This was a complimentary product, but lucky for you I do not review complimentary products unless they have great performance! Only the best for my readers.
Perfect Size green and One Size Yellow One Size snaps and adjustable elastic Perfect Size snaps Cutie wearing Perfect Size medium Sporting a One Size Pocket insert in back (One Size and Perfect Size)

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Quick Tip by . August 28, 2009
posted in Eco-Babyz
Wow, so why didn't I cloth diaper from the start? I guess I had no idea it would be so easy and fun. No rash, great fit, easy wash, cute!
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Fuzzi Bunz makes both a One Size diaper and a Perfect Size (small 0-6 mo, medium 6-36 mo, plus specialty sizes). Both diapers offer these features:
  • The waterproof outer barrier keeps wetness contained.
  • The soft microfleece inner layer gently touches your baby’s skin, pulling away moisture and keeping your baby rash-free, dry, and comfortable. The microfleece is made of 100% Polyester and is custom-milled.
  • The unique, patented pocket-style opening enables you to customize the absorbency to fit your baby needs. Stuff the pocket with inserts, a pre-fold, or even a hand towel!
  • The elastic is encased inside the diaper so it won’t rub against your baby’s tender skin. The stitching around the elastic creates “mini-gussets” to keep messes contained.
  • The adjustable snap settings grow with your baby and enable you to adjust for your baby’s waist and leg sizes.
  • The variety of sizes – including preemie, small, medium, large, petite toddler, and extra-large – ensure that FuzziBunz® properly fit your baby.
One Size MSRP $18.95
Perfect Size MSRP $17.95

"FuzziBunz® offers both Pefect Sized and Birth to Potty diapers to consumers.  Each have their pros and cons. We believe in "truth in advertising". If a trim fitting diaper is important to you then the "perfect sized" diapers may be suited best for you - most babies only use 2 sizes of diapers (small and medium).
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