Wednesday, November 11, 2009
bumGenius--will it really last three years?
So, my introduction to cloth diapering was a bumGenius diaper. With the little research I'd done I kind of liked the idea of using this particular brand of diaper, and then, when it was given to me as a gift, I fell in love with it and proceeded to slowly buy all the colors. As mentioned in one of my other posts, I also bought a few Happy Heinys, a few Smartipants, and just the other day a Fuzzi Bunz and a Knickernappies. So here's the thing. My stash (now 19 diapers) is made up of a majority of bumGenius... and I'm starting to see that it's not really my favorite diaper. I mean, the fit is great, it doesn't leak... but I don't think it's going to stand the test of time. It's only been 8 weeks and the hook and loop closures are already starting to fray slightly. I mean, they're still going strong, but I really wish I hadn't invested all that money in 13 bumGenius--well, five of them were gifts but still. So, I don't plan on buying any more diapers with aplix closures. I want to stock the rest of my stash with snaps (which aren't as convenient for quick changes but should last long) and Happy Heinys--which has a hook and loop closure, but it's reinforced nicely for longevity.