bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers

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We like

  • The diaper comes with the inserts sewn into the diaper so there is no need to buy extra materials
  • The diapers are machine washable and machine dryable making it easy to clean a lot of diapers at once and maintain your supply
  • Parts of the diaper are made with PUL or polyurethane laminate that helps keep the diaper and your child dry
  • The diaper comes in twenty-six different colors to match the color scheme of your choosing
  • The flaps can be arranged so that you can give your baby the proper amount of absorbency where they will need it the most
  • The elastic is durable and won’t lose its shape or tightness over time
We don’t like
  • The materials are not organic, which may not be a problem for some families
  • The diaper folds in on itself, which may cause a bigger mess when you are changing your baby’s diaper

How it works

Many parents choose to use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers for a variety of reasons. One main reason is that cloth diapers are better for the environment as they do not create more garbage and disposable diapers can have a hard time breaking down in a landfill. Cloth diapers are also the choice of a lot of parents because it is a more natural and organic way to cover up your baby without the harsh chemicals that go into disposable diapers and those chemicals can cause diaper rash or discomfort. Many parents who have chosen to use cloth diapers have turned to the bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers for their children. The diapers are super absorbent and are relatively easy to clean and wash. The all-in-one design of the diaper allows for the elimination of having to stuff the diaper or purchase separate inserts because the diaper comes with the inserts attached. Many parents are extremely happy with the bumGenius cloth diapers for a variety of reasons, but the most being the ease and cost-effectiveness of owning these diapers.

 

The Design

The Design

The bumGenius All-In-One Freetime Cloth Diapers are designed for your baby’s comfort first and foremost. The diapers are made of 100% polyester, nylon, and spandex. The polyester helps with the absorbency of the diaper as well as its comfort. Parts of the diaper are also made with PUL or polyurethane laminate, which helps prevent leaking and moisture. These fabrics along with the microfibers that makes up the inserts of the diaper help keep your baby dry and comfortable as long as they are wearing the diaper.

Along the areas of the diaper that surround your baby’s waist and thighs is super tight elastic. Many parents have said that the elastic is one of the best reasons for using these diapers because the elastic never loses its elasticity. Many parents have used these diapers from infancy to potty training and the elastic has never been stretched out or lost its tightness.

The front of the diaper is designed with a three by three snap system that allows you to adjust the diaper as your child grows older. The recommended weight range for these diapers is from eight pounds up to 35 pounds, or basically, from newborn until about three-years-old. Most children are potty trained by two and a half years old, so these diapers can last you the entire time your child will require a diaper. For those babies that are born under eight pounds, there are other alternatives until your child has the weight to wear the bumGenius diaper.

The snap system allows for you to snap the diaper into place around the waist of your child so that diaper is tight enough to avoid leaks and be comfortable. As your child grows, the snaps can be adjusted around the waist to fit the growth of your child. The snap system also works along the front of the diaper so that you pull the diaper up as far as it needs to go between your child’s legs and snapped in the front so that it is not only tight around the waist but around the front and the back as well for all-around comfort.

The diapers come in about twenty-six different colors, so as you purchase the diapers you can choose the myriad of colors that suit you and your child best.
The Inserts

The Inserts

The bumGenius cloth diaper is considered an all-in-one because you do not have to buy inserts like you would with other cloth diaper alternatives. With bumGenius diapers, the inserts are sewn into the diaper so everything is present in the diaper. The inserts work on a flap system with one flap in the front and one flap in the back. The flaps can be folded and arranged according to the gender of your baby and the needs of your baby. For boys, the front flap can be folded in half with the back flap laid on top of it. When you put the diaper around your baby boy, he will have extra protection and absorbency where he needs it the most, and for girls, you can arrange the flaps flat for her gender needs.

You may find that your baby goes to the bathroom in a specific way depending on where they are with their eating that requires a specific arrangement of the flaps. The flaps can always be folded on top of each other for extra protection and extra absorbency. Underneath the flaps is another layer of the diaper that is also absorbent, so your child will have three layers of absorbent protection in their diaper.
Cleaning the Diaper

Cleaning the Diaper

After you child goes to the bathroom, the bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diaper can be taken to the toilet for the disposal of waste. Many parents purchase a cloth diaper board where they can clip the cloth diaper to the board inside of a cone-like shape and then easily spray any waste off of the diaper and into the toilet. When you are done spraying off the diaper, you can ring out and then place it in your diaper bin for when you are ready to wash all of your cloth diapers.

All of the bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diapers are machine washable. All you have to do is put all of them into the machine together and wash them as you normally would. After the diapers are done being washed, a lot of parents choose to air dry the diapers by either putting them on a clothesline or by hanging them up on a drying rack. The diapers should be completely dry by the next day so that you can use them again. What some parents have found is that the diapers can also go in the clothes dryer on a low or medium setting and the fabric and elastic won’t be compromised. Many parents choose to line dry because they are afraid the elastic will lose its tightness and the diaper may shrink or the fabric may come apart, but that won’t be the case with bumGenius diapers. You can dry the diapers anyway you see fit.
The Bulkiness

The Bulkiness

One of the main concerns of parents who choose to use cloth diapers specifically the bumGenius diapers is that the diapers are extremely bulky. Because there are so many layers of protection within the diaper, certain areas can appear overstuffed especially the back of the diaper. The diapers are so bulky in fact that some parents have put their child in a bigger sized pant just to accommodate the extra padding and stuffing. The bulkiness of the diapers has not been a deal breaker for any parent and they continue to use the bumGenius diapers specifically because they are so easy to use and are so comfortable for their baby. Because the material is so absorbent and breathable, many parents have found that their baby has never had a diaper rash or any irritation from wearing the diaper, which has been a huge plus for many moms and dads.
Parental Concerns

Parental Concerns

The bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diaper does have its share of concerns for some parents. These concerns have not deterred many parents from using this product. The first concern that is the most popular one among parents is that the materials that make up the diaper are not all organic. The PUL fabric that prevents wicking of your baby’s clothes as well as adds extra comfort to their belly and lower back is a synthetic fabric that is made with a plastic mixture to make the diaper more comfortable and leak-free. The inserts of the diaper are made from microfibers, which turns some parents off because, once again, the fabric and materials are not organic. Many parents feel that having fabrics made from chemicals are harmful and shouldn’t come in contact with baby’s skin. Most parents are not bothered by this enough to not use the diapers, but it should be noted that the diapers are made of these materials in case the type of fabric that makes up the diaper is of a high concern for you.

The other major concern that most parents have about the diaper is that when you take the diaper off of your baby the elastic is so tight that the diaper closes in on itself and if you have a heavily soiled diaper the flaps of the diaper that snap the diaper closed will fold into the diaper and have the potential to get dirty, which means that instead of just spraying off the flaps of the diaper, you will then have the task of spraying off the entire diaper before you place it into the laundry. If you are super careful when taking off the diaper, you may be able to avoid the flaps and the rest of the diaper from getting dirty.

The final concern of parents is the price of the diaper. The diapers are sold individually, and they can be quite expensive. Since you are going to need several of these diapers, the cost of having them will grow quite high rather quickly, but the upside is that you will never throw these diapers away so they will stay with you for years.
Price

Price

The bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diapers are not expensive individually, but because of the amount of diapers you will need to buy, the cost can get high rather fast. The only saving grace is that the diapers have been found to stay durable for years, so even though you may put up a lot of money at first, you will never have to buy another diaper again. They come so clean and are so easy to dry and use again that in a matter of an hour or so you can have a full stock of clean diapers again. It may be beneficial to buy them a few at a time as you build your arsenal of diapers. For what each one costs, over time, they can easily fit into the budget of any parent. It is easier for the parent who has their own washer and dryer as they do not have to pay to do laundry, but all in all, the diapers are a great buy for any parent no matter what their situation as the diapers are great to have and a great alternative to disposable diapers.
Conclusion

Conclusion

The bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diaper is a favorite among parents who want to use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. The diapers are made from materials that are not only super absorbent and comfortable but are also durable and will stand up against many washes and many uses. The diapers are easy to clean and maintain and are usable for children from infancy to potty training, so your child will find comfort and stability in the diapers they wear. With the three by three snap system, you will always be able to adjust the diaper to your child’s ultimate level of comfort. With so many perks and a long life span, the bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diaper is definitely something that should be considered and purchased when you are looking for a durable, safe, and comfortable cloth diaper for your baby.
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