Trying out cloth diapers – BumGenius 4.0

The cloth diaper experiement is going extremely well.  After trying out our GroVia shells and snap in soakers over the weekends, I decided to try out another popular brand since there was an amazing sale being run on some discontinued colors.  I was able to purchase three BumGenius 4.0 pocket diapers from during their Buy 2 Get 1 Free sales event.  The total purchase came out to $32 since they have free shipping too! I really wanted to try some snaps since the GroVia’s were velcro.  The best color they had available was the color “Sweet” which is a nice soft blue/green color.

Bum Genius 4.0 sweet snap

These are pocket diapers which is a little bit different style than the Hybrid AI2 GroVia’s we had.  Each diaper has a PUL outer shell and a suede cloth pocket on the inside.  The diaper also comes with two microfiber inserts (one small newborn and one larger).  These inserts get stuffed into the pocket of the diaper between the PUL outer layer and the suede cloth that touches the babies skin.

I had read a few advantages to a pocket diaper which appealed to me.

  • Ability to add additional “stuffing” for heavy wetters or overnight
  • Faster drying because the insert separates from the diaper
  • Longer lasting because you can replace just the diaper or the inserts
  • Also, I wanted to try snaps because I heard they last longer than velcro and is harder for toddlers to get off!

So at such an amazing deal (rare to find these diapers for under $15 new) I jumped and made the purchase.  We immediately put them into rotation and love them.  The snaps are really easy to use and I love the layout of the snaps.  The pockets aren’t hard to unstuff and easy to restuff once they are clean!   Sadly, this is the only picture of DJ I have wearing one! She’s 6 months old and about 17 pounds here.