bum genius cloth diapers?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Not a mom but I know about them. They are the most popular cloth brand among my friends and family. Some people say that their kiddos haven’t actually fit into them WELL until they were 4-5 months old, even on the smallest snap setting. Some people go to the dollar store and stock up on microfiber cloths to use as inserts/overnights because they are the same material but way cheaper than bum genius brand. You can also use rice paper liner inside the diaper (between cloth and skin) to help lift solid waste. Newborns don’t need that as much, but as they get older it could come in handy. Plus…they are cute!!! Definitely using them for my kiddos because everyone I know loves them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I use a combination of diapers, but do use some Bumgenius. 

I didn’t start CDing until little man was about 3 months, but they fit him then (and not on the smallest snap setting). 

I like Bumgenius except with solid waste when you have to stick your hand in to pull out the inserts (but I just don’t like pockets as much as prefolds). If it’s just liquid, you can kind of shake the inserts out, but with solids, you don’t want to go shaking…

I use them when we are out and about because they are absorbent and I don’t have to change them as often as pre-folds. I also use them as overnights with two inserts (I use the one-size insert+newborn insert). 

They clean well and are super cute!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I found this 7 part web series on cloth diapering very helpful in explaining the differences between prefolds, pockets, all in ones and more. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVo6SMebcX8

I’m planning to use cloth diapers, but so far I’m leaning towards prefolds and covers.  My registry is mostly on Amazon where just about everything is available.

 

HTH.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Following this because I plan on cloth diapering when we have kids.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My sister uses them, and we were just out to visit her for a week (baby is 6 weeks old), so I got to see them in person.  She loves them!  They look super cute, and I helped her wash them, it was easy.  So, I have nothing to say but good things based on my limited experience!!

She got them based on reading this (I sent it to her):

http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/08/the-much-requested-cloth-diaper-post/

They didn’t do the sprayer or anything, so that’s not a need, but a nice to have.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am following this too bc I want to cloth diaper. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

 I believe the sprayer becomes more necessary as the kiddos age.  Breastmilk poop is very water soluble.  Once you start into solids (people food) poop gets much stinkier and firmer, and that is when the sprayer might be more helpful. 

I debate on registering for one, because many folks I know have changed from cloth back to disposables fairly early on, and I don’t want to have one if we do the same.  Also, i’m hoping to use a service for the first month or two to make life easier, and it is entirely possible we could stay with a service throughout.  (tho we might want the sprayer even with the service…)

@BelleFille:  Just noticed you are also in Chicago.  If possible, check out one of the stores in the area that specializes in CD.  Be By Baby at Roscoe & Lincoln has a class ($15) to explain everything, and they sell supplies (and have registry capabilities…).  There are also suburban stores to visit as well.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We use BG 4.0’s (pocket diapers) and we love ’em! They fit DD better than others we’ve tried and we get fewer leaks. I don’t have any experience with their AIO’s but I’m sure they’re also nice.

Just be prepared to buy most of them yourself. I had a bunch of diapers on my registry and I find that most people just don’t want to buy stuff like that. But maybe you’ll get lucky!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Thanks for the post with the youtube video link! Very helpful tutorial.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@iheartnerds:  Do you use the pocket diapers exclusively? How many do you have? I’d like to try prefolds and covers, and also get some BG 4.0s, and am not sure how many to get of each at first.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We use cloth as well as disposables. We use bum genius and charlie banana (on sale at some target stores right now). We got the one size, so we can get lots of use out of them. Unfortantely, my son has been having this yeast infection that keeps coming back, and I don’t want to ruin my diapers by bleaching them non-stop, so he’s in disposables right now. We have 26 pocket diapers and 4 flip diapers (we’ll use those when he’s older bc they don’t fit right at the moment). It’s enough for around 2 days. My son loves the charlie banana diapers. I think it’s because they’re so soft. He also loves the grandma els diaper rash cream, I like it too bc it works very well.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also put the diapers on my registry. My mom graciously bought them all for me. She cloth diapered me and was very impressed by how far they’ve come. No one else bought them, I even got a disposable diaper cake. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I really want to try the BG Freetime diapers. No pocket to stuff and the soakers are stitched on one end so you can fold/lay them how you want.

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