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Bummis All In One Diaper Review
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Bummis has just released a their new AIO cloth diaper (all-in-one). An AIO diaper is when there are no removable inserts. You don’t need to stuff any extra absorbent piece into the diaper. They are literally all in one. They are great for ease of use. No time to pre-stuff the diaper. They are quick to prep. The main ‘con’ that cloth diaper users seem to have with AIO style diapers is the length of time they take to dry after being washed. Being that they are AIO they are thicker and have more material as part of their design. This naturally causes them to take longer to dry. I drip dry all of my cloth diapers. When you place a cloth diaper in the dryer with medium to high heat the elastic that is found in the waist and around the leg gussets will warm up. When elastic gets warm time after time it can loose is elasticity and integrity. You NEVER want to pull on a cloth diaper straight out of the dryer! If you pull hot elastic it cannot and will not go back to it’s original tightness.
AIO diapers come in different designs if you will. Each brand have their own design which makes them unique. I really like what Bummis came up with for this new AIO cloth diaper. When you open this diaper it has a an absorbent organic cotton liner. This is what will be up against your child and what will catch everything. It is slightly textured which is great to keep things stay put if you will when bowel movements occur. Don’t get me wrong though, the contents are going to shift and move in there as the kids moves around, but I feel like this feature does help keep things not move around as much.
The Bummis AIO has a long extra piece of the same organic textured material, this is referred to as a doubler. A doubler helps give extra absorbency to a diaper – extending how much it can hold. This can be laid on top of the diaper against your child skin or ‘stuffed’ underneath/inside the diaper. Because the doubler is permanently attached to the diaper and will never be removed, this diaper is still considered an All-In-One.
Underneath the main layer, where you would stuff the doubler if you choose too, is an extra layer of material. You can feel it in there and peek in to view. After washing and drying this inside layer can get shifted around. It is attached on both ends but not on the sides lengthwise. Before I stuff the doubler in this pocket (because that is how I like to have my son wear this diaper), I stick my hand in the pocket and smooth down this extra layer. During washes this layer will roll up and sort of bunch up. I feel like I wouldn’t want to wear the diaper with that slight bumpiness to it, so I like to smooth it out for my child. I believe it makes it more comfortable for him, as well as more effective. If the cloth bunched all up in the middle then its not as effective on the sides towards the legs and could possibly cause a leak. I have NEVER had a leak from the diaper, but I think this user error could cause a leak especially with boys who pee out leg holes.
Overall here are the best parts of the Bummis AIO:
- Easy to wash (only 1 wash to prep needed)
- Fast to dry
- Nice leg gussets