Since we started toilet training a couple of weeks ago, we have been going through our stash of cloth diapers.
One of the popular brands I’ve tried is the Bum Genius Organic Cotton AIO. I was attracted by the use of organic cotton (no pesticides or chemicals used in the planting of the cotton: better for baby, better for the environment) in this all-in-one diaper.
I’d wanted Zinnia (a deep pink), which is almost always out of stock, but am glad I went for Blossom (soft pink) because our baby girl looked nicer in pastels.
First of all, I was pleased to note that the packaging had NO PLASTIC. Just a simple cardboard wrapper containing the essential instructions:
Here’s the information provided:
Bum Genius Organic AIO comes with Aplix and snaps – I decided to go for snaps because I was tired of the snags in our clothing when the velcro pulled on them. Here’s the front view of the cloth diaper.
The Bum Genius Organic AIO looks very similar to the Bum Genius 3.0 Pocket Diaper I’d bought in 2007. Read my review of that older cloth diaper here.
Good news is that the Bum Genius Organic Cotton AIO shows some improvements in the design:
- a sewn-in organic cotton insert – no stuffing or un-buttoning
- the garters around baby’s legs were concealed under the insert and diaper cover – gentler on baby’s thighs
How was the Bum Genius Organic AIO?
1. I *really* like the sewn-in insert because it makes diaper changing super fast and easy. Babies and toddlers are always wriggling during diaper changes – both the babysitter and I could easily unsnap the cloth diaper.
Initially, snapping it on was a bit tricky since she’d struggle to break free but with practice, we can change her as fast as a Formula One pit stop LOL
2. Soft 100% organic cotton – I’m partial to fitted cloth diapers because babies prefer fluffy soft materials next to their skin. I learned that when I cloth diapered my son because he would protest at the Bum Genius 3.0 but accepted cloth diapers made of softer materials.
The organic cotton in the Bum Genius AIO is very, very soft and remained so even after several washings.
The only thing that bugged me was the strong smell of urine after she’d wet the diaper. It’s really strong that even her brother would piped up:
“Mummy, I think she peed! It’s very stinky!!! Yuck!!!”
Poor tot. She’s also learned how to say “yuck” because of this LOL
Good thing is that the smell doesn’t linger after the cloth diaper is washed.
Another plus point is that poo washes off easily
3. Trim fit
If you’re looking for a cloth diaper to wear under dresses, this would be it because it’s one of the trimmest diapers around. Check out the CD here under her onesies:
I wouldn’t recommend wearing it under jeans or pants though due to the problem mentioned above but onesies, dresses and skirts are OK since the these allow air circulation.
Overall, I’d give the Bum Genius AIO two thumbs up because:
- it’s made of organic cotton
- poo washes off easily
- dries quite quickly
- hidden garters don’t leave marks on baby’s legs and
- it’s a trim fit
I am loving these cloth diapers with sewn-in inserts – will be getting more!