Friday, March 22, 2013

Funky Fluff Cloth Diaper Review



Thank you Funky Fluff for the giving me the opportunity to review one of your wonderful cloth diapers!

About Funky Fluff

Funky Fluff is a Canadian based company that was founded by cloth diapering moms who strive to provide eco-friendly, safe, quality products for their customers. Their diapers are currently manufactured in overseas, but do not confuse them with any other diaper made in China...because their truly is a difference in quality and construction (be sure to read on)! All Funky Fluff products and materials have been tested for harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and banned AZO colorants. The owners also take great care in making sure that their products are being manufactured in a safe environment that pays their highly trained workers more than minimum wage. Employees are never required to work overtime, received paid days off, have the opportunity to earn bonuses. You can read more here.

Funky Fluff & Stuff Inc. is also a proud sponsor of Cloth For A Cause, which is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers that help repair and distribute cloth diapers to families in need not only in Canada, but wherever they are needed. Funky Fluff has also participated in a number of other cloth diaper charity events as well.

What I Love About This Diaper

The Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3 in 1 System cloth diaper combines EVERYTHING that I would look for in a cloth diaper. As a super-frugal mom, I am on the constant look out for the best deal. When I first started cloth diapering, I was happy to spend $2 - $3 per prefold and $3 per vinyl pant. However, over time those items added up and every few months, I had to upgrade to the next size. Prior to the birth of baby #2, I decided to explore the world of modern cloth diapers.

After trying over a dozen different styles and brands, I have learned what works and what doesn't. Each diaper style comes with it's advantages and disadvantages, but I believe that the Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3 in 1 comes close to perfect.



Diaper Features :

* Soft and super absorbent bamboo lining

* One-size, with 4 (many pocket diapers only feature 3) to fit from newborn (7 lbs) to toddler (35+ lbs).

* Convenient All-in-Two design with no "un-stuffing"(removing of the inserts) prior to washing.

* Double row hip snaps for snug fit & prevent that dreaded "wing-droop".

* Super stretchy water-proof PUL to provide a tight fit without digging into the skin.

* Cross-over snaps for tiny waists AND to keep diaper snapped shut until laundry day.

* Double gussets AND an added water-proof strip at top of diaper to prevent leaks

* EXTRA large front and back pocket openings (now my husband has no excuse not to help me stuff our boy's diapers!)

The bamboo fabric is also different from comparable diapers that I own. I hang-dry all of my son's diaper pockets and shells, and the bamboo fabric of the Funky Fluff does not get that "crunchy" and scratchy feel that some of the other brands have after being air dried - it stays soft! As if cloth diapers are not eco-friendly enough, bamboo is also a quick growing, low maintenance crop, and very sustainable and environmentally friendly. The bamboo inserts are also thinner than most cloth diaper inserts, which allow a less bulky diaper without sacrificing absorbency...because bamboo can hold quite a bit of liquid!


Fit

The Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 fit wonderfully on my 30 lb. 35 month old...and with plenty of room to spare! I am sure that this diaper could easily fit a child 40 lbs or greater. The PUL (waterproof layer) is extremely stretchy and my little guy is ensured a snug fit without leaving red marks. One of the main reasons for cloth diaper leakage is improper fit (like too much gap-age around the leg area), but after many months of use, my son has yet to experience a leak with his Funky Fluff diaper...even during nap or bedtime!


Appearance

The color combinations and prints are incredibly bold and fun! By simply holding this diaper, one could instantly get an idea of it's quality construction. Not only is this diaper feel heavier than all of the other pockets, all-in-2's, etc. that I own, but the Funky Fluff Bamboo 3-in-1 still looks BRAND NEW after months of washing. I have a fairly small stash compared to many of my cloth diapering friends (about 35 diapers or so, which at one time was shared between two children!), so this diaper has been washed almost every other day and has yet to show any wear!


Bottom Line

The Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo diaper is definitely one of the diapers that I rave about amongst my mommy friends or anyone inquiring about cloth. All of the snaps do seem daunting to a first time user, because their is so many, but the wonderful fit and ease of washing makes it one of my favorites. I can't think of much that I would change about this diaper, especially since Funky Fluff has added some adorable prints that were not available last year. I have a love/hate relationship with aplix (velcro) closure, but there are parents that prefer it, so I would like to see that as an option in the future. In addition, I would love to see more prints added.

Be sure to read what other happy customers have to say about their Funky Fluff Bamboo 3-in-1's in the review section of the product page.




BUY IT :
Purchase the Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 for $19.52 or the Funky Fluff Fusion Stay Dry 3-in-1 System for $17.56, as well as wet bags, and pail liners here. Funky Fluff cloth diapers also come with a 30-day money back guarantee - even if they have been used and washed! So what do you have to lose by trying them out? Nothing, really!

All orders of $60 or more come with FREE shipping!



Show Funky Fluff some love...comment below and let me know what your favorite feature is or a print/color that you would like to see in the future!


Disclosure : All opinions expressed above are entirely my own. I was given the product for the purpose of writing this review, but was not paid monetarily or influenced in any way for a my review. I only review products that I would recommend to my readers and/or currently used by myself or family member.

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love double gussets! Thanks for the great review - I'll look into these for sure :)

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  2. That's a lot of great features for a diaper of this price. I love bamboo, as well. The birds and bubbles prints are gorgeous!

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  3. I wont comment on my fave colour or print, cause I like them all, but I have to say that I LOVE the gussets! thanks for sharing such a great and detailed review of a company I LOVE!

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  4. We don't use pockets very much, but the few that we have are all bamboo. Funky Fluff is one of my top brands!

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  5. Very cute and lots of great features.

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  6. I keep hearing good things about Funky Fluff. I like the design, although I am not a big fan of pocket diapers.

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  7. This looks like it would be great.

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  8. Thanks for the review! Super helpful with detailed pictures you don't get normally on product pages.

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  9. I really like the double gussets and the fun contrasting snap colors. I have been wanting to try one of these for a while.

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  10. The fit looks great! I also really like when there are different colored snaps on diapers, makes a solid color more fun. And bamboo is a plus, too.

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