Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Cloth Diaper Bucket List - FuzziBunz Elite

Now that my youngest has turned 3 years old, I have come to the realization that my days of cloth diapering may soon be over. While I am anxious to have both children out of diapers, the thought of ending my cloth diapering days is also a little depressing...

Each week I will be featuring a diaper that is on my "Cloth Diaper Bucket List", not only to expose my readers to diapers that have yet to be reviewed, but also to get some feedback from those who have already tried them.

The first diaper on my list is the FuzziBunz Elite One-Size

I had first heard of FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers years ago after I bought my initial cloth diaper stash (made up entirely of pre-folds and pull-up style vinyl covers) for my first child from a parenting magazine. My husband and I were unemployed and pregnant with child #2, while our first baby was only six months old. While exploring options to expand the diaper collection, I entered the world of "modern" cloth diapering. I was thrilled at the idea that there was a diaper that would adjust with my child, rather than having to upgrade to the next pre-fold size and covers - and no more pins!

However, we could not afford $20 per diaper either. Instead, I opted for the cheapest one-size pockets that I could find. My youngest would soon grow out of his infant sized pre-folds, so I thought it would be best to invest in a diaper stash that would last until potty training. After buying a variety of no-name and cheap diapers (I am talking about $4-$7 each), I wished that I had bought more high quality made diapers, especially for night time use.

Why I Want This Diaper

Both of my boys had completely different builds. My oldest was slender, so many diapers did not fit him as well as they did on his brother and vice versa. Sharing a stash between them became quite difficult and confusing for others.

What intrigued about the FuzziBunz Elite was the unique adjustable elastic bands around the leg area versus the snap rise that appears on the outside of most pocket diapers. On my "chunky" baby, those snaps usually left marks on his legs.

The adjustment system of the FuzziBunz Elite is in the inside and can be adjusted to fit four sizes instead of three, like most pocket diapers, achieving a better fit.

After trying many different brands of pocket diapers, I can only think of one diaper that actually fit my babies under 9 - 10 lbs, thus falsely claiming to be the "true one-size diaper". With the button-hole elastic system, I am sure that the FuzziBunz Elite comes close.

What also sets the FuzziBunz Elite apart from the other one-size diapers is that it comes with replacement elastic, just in case the elastic ever wears out. This kit is also "no-sew", so anyone can replace it with very little effort and without the use of a machine.

FuzziBunz cloth diapers are also backed with a LIFETIME warranty on snaps and PUL (the waterproof layer).

The FuzziBunz diapers have always been at the back of my mind, after all, the name popped up quite frequently on blogs and forums, but I was overwhelmed by the differences in style and manufacturer. How did I know which one that I was purchasing?

Luckily at Diaper Junction, I know that I would be getting the 2013 model because that information is disclosed in the description.

What Are The Promises Of The New & Improved Elite?

* Wider crotch - to fit a larger range of baby sizes

* Wider pocket - a must for those who do not have tiny hands like me (and even I struggle stuffing some pocket diapers!)

* No more minky inserts - although the minky inserts are still available, many FuzziBunz customers did not like these inserts, so they are now replaced by super absorbent microfiber.

* Stretchier elastic and larger button holes.

As a cloth diaper addict and enthusiast, I am hoping that I will get to try this diaper out on my son soon. Not only do I want to test the FuzziBunz Elite because I am on a mission to acquire as many cloth diapers that I can get my hands on, but to give you, my readers, a thorough review and a completely honest opinion.

Have you tried any of the FuzziBunz diapers? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear them!

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  1. I would love to add some Fuzzi Bunz in my stash! They are definitely on my must-try list.

  2. Amber EasyGreenMamaJune 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    These sound great! Love the adjustable elastic bands, and they can be replaced easily, WoW! I want this one for my my CD stash!


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