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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.


Pumpkin Bear said...

What do you think of the Knickernappies? I bought two of them today but I haven't washed them yet.

Calley said...

My BGs are going on 10 months and so far so good! Yes, the velcro is showing some wear...but it's still working swell. Plus...you can order replacement velcro for FREE from Cotton Babies. Yes, that seems like a lot of work...but I'm kinda frugal and don't want to invest in more dipes. I think the best tip is to be sure you have enough diapers (of any brand) so that you aren't washing the same ones every other day...that's ALOT of washing and wearing! Good luck! (PS...thanks for the mention)

Pumpkin Bear said...

I had no idea that you could get replacement velcro for free! I like the fit of velcro diapers better than snap diapers and now I don't have to worry as much about the velcro wearing out!