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Cloth diapering is daunting. There’s so many different types, styles and ways to cloth diaper that the whole thing can be totally mind-boggling. Trust me, I waited until the very last minute to finally build my stash before Madison was born. Having absolutely no clue what I was doing.
Bummis All-In-One Cloth Diaper Review
Behind the Brand
Bummis began in Montreal, Canada in 1989. They produce all their diapers in Canada using fabrics from both the USA and Canada. All their fabrics are completely free of lead, phthalates, and BPA.
What are all-in-one cloth diapers?
All-in-one cloth diapers are the closest you can come to disposable diapers. The absorbent layers are built right in which takes away the time consuming chore of stuffing. Quite honestly the easiest style you will find－but that is also why they are the most costly.
The Bummis-All-In-One Cloth Diaper has a built-in stay-dry liner which can either be inserted into the pocket or left overtop. You can also use the pocket to add more absorbency if needed. It is a well-tailored cloth diaper which seems to be less bulky than stuffed pocket diapers.
You can use this cloth diaper from 8-35lbs. The snaps are completely adjustable which makes sizing a breeze. Unlike disposable diapers which have a tendency to leak around the legs, the elastics on this cloth diaper do a great job at holding everything in.
Some diapers fit different body shapes better than others－ we have had absolutely no problem with leakage on our long and lean baby girl. There’s plenty of room to grow with this diaper, I don’t think it will have any problem fitting Madison until she is potty trained.
This diaper is ridiculously simple to wash with no extra care necessary. Plus, I have noticed that the organic cotton layer seems to be great at releasing poop (is that a weird thing to say?) Unlike some other diapers we have used.
I do find that this diaper does require a bit more time to dry on a drying rack compared to our pocket diapers. When hung on the clothes line in the sun they do dry much quicker (though not always available throughout our cold and blustery winters.)
I have not used these diapers overnight since Madison was a few months old (and required more frequent changing.) They certainly are not absorbent enough on their own to last 12 hours. But throughout the day we can get about 2-3 hours wear before changing her.
You are likely to run into a leak situation if you push the 3 hour mark.
It’s true when they say you get what you pay for. These diapers are a premium price but it is entirely worth it! Unlike the Alva Baby Diapers, which are one of the cheapest diapers on the market, you can tell that these Bummis All-in-one cloth diapers are built for durability.
The quality of the snaps, the trim and the materials really shows that Bummis are created with care.
If you’re looking for ease of use when it comes to creating your cloth diaper stash and also want to shop close to home, I highly recommend adding some of the Bummis all-in-one cloth diapers to your stash!