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Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company


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Have you heard of Bumbini? If you haven’t discovered Bumbini yet then you were missing out. Bumbini online cloth diaper boutique is based in Ottawa and sells throughout Canada and the US. They have the knowledge and resources to help anyone interested in discovering how amazing cloth diapering can be. They carry a wide variety different styles to suit every budget. They believe in all the diapers and accessories they carry and let meCapture tell you they carry everything!

Not sure if cloth diapering is for you? Bumbini not only has a Newborn Rental Program but they also have a Diaper Trial Program. The newborn rental program is perfect if you want to cloth diaper from birth but you don’t want to invest in a whole newborn stash that will only be used for a short period of time. When they say “try all the diapers” they aren’t kidding! The diaper trial program allows you to try tons of brands and styles . This way you can get a feel for what works best for you and your baby. Unfortunately these programs are only offered to Canadian residents, hopefully one day they will be able to offer these to the US as well. Not only can Bumbini get you started with these incredible programs, but they also have amazing workshops to help you learn all that you need to know. If you live in Canada you can attend these free workshops in person. If getting to a workshop location isn’t a option, then Bumbini offers an Online Cloth Diaper Workshop. Make sure to check their blog to read helpful tips, new product information and more.

Are you expecting? Bumbini has a gift registry option making it so easy for you to build a registry and easy for friends and family to shop from it. Why didn’t I know about this when I was pregnant? Had I used a Bumbini registry I gift reg.would have been able to pick from so many brands. I feel that people who weren’t familiar with cloth diapers (thinking it’s still flats, diaper pins and rubber pants) would have been introduced to the beauty of modern cloth diapers.

Bumbini has everything you will need for cloth diapering all the way through potty training. Not only the diapers themselves but pail liners, wet bags, sprayers, diaper repair kits, laundry detergents, nursing pads and skin care for mama and baby – making Bumbini your one stop shop. Bumbini makes it easy to get everything you need; they even have a amazing reward program where you earn 2 points for every dollar spent. You can also earn extra points by submitting product reviews (50 points per review!). You can use points toward free items on their website.

You can’t help but feel the love from Bumbini. They are there to support their customers, and they encourage you to contact them with any questions. Bumbini even offers Skype consultations -you just need to email then to set a time that works for you. They pride themselves on their customer service and they work extremely hard to make sure are happy with your purchase and with cloth diapering experience.

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Bumbini gave me the opportunity to review a Bummis AIO diaper as well as a Bummis One-size Swim diaper, just two of the many diapers they carry.

Bummis All In One

AIO editThis is the first time I am trying a All in One diaper and I must say I love how simple Bummis AIO is. This diaper is perfect for babysitters, grandparents and anyone new to cloth diapering since it takes all the guess work out. Bummis AIO ready to go straight from the dryer, or in my case straight from the clothes line. There is no matching inserts to diaper, making diaper laundry even easier for my husband (yes I know how lucky I am to have a husband that isn’t afraid of diaper laundry). The inside of the diaper does have a pocket like sleeve allowing you to either lay the attached insert on top of the pocket putting the stay dry fabric next to babies skin or tuck it into the pocket leaving the AIO 2 editorganic cotton next to the skin. Right now I just lay the insert inside of the diaper. This saves me the step of stuffing before using and un-stuffing before washing. The option of un- stuffing the attached insert is one of my favorite features since I choose to line dry my diapers, being able to un-stuff the tongue of the diaper speeds up drying time (drying is one of the main reasons why I was always afraid to try a AIO) .

Bummis AIO is a very trim diaper, fitting 8-35 pounds. With four different rise sizing options and nice leg and back elastics you can easily customize the fit to your baby . My only complaint is that there is only 2 rows of rise snaps. I tend to get a bulge in the middle that I feel a third row would prevent this. As my baby grows this will be less of a problem since we wont need to keep the diaper snapped to such a small size.

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Can we talk about how cute these patterns are. I was instantly drawn to Vinyl Records since not only does my husband have quit the collection of records, he loves to share his love of music with our daughter.


Bummis One Size Swim Diaper

swim 1 editEven the families that don’t cloth diaper (I know, it’s hard to believe that there are still non cloth diapering families) have a need for a reusable cloth swim diaper. Bummis one-size swim diaper is our go to this summer, and since it fits 10-35 pounds it will be used for the next couple years. With double gusset leg elastics, 4 rise sizing options and 6 swim editwaist snaps you will easily get a great fit. I feel a swim diaper that snaps on is 100% necessary because let’s face it once the your baby gets into the water trying to slide a wet diaper off (god forbid it contains poop) is nearly impossible. Bummis one-size swim diaper is specially engineered to hold solids in but allow liquids to pass through. The inside lining is made of super soft polyester making this not only comfortable for baby but extremely easy to clean. Bummis swim diaper is perfect for swim lessons, public pools and back yard fun!

Bummis AIO and Bummis One Size Swim Diaper are both available at Bumbini.

Thirsties AIO Cloth Diaper Review

Thirsties AIO Cloth Diaper Review

Who is Thirsties Baby

Thirsties mission is, “make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in our local economy and sustainable business practices.”Thirsties Baby Website

Thirsties decided they wanted to not only manufactur their diapers in the USA, but they also wanted to be sure all their fabrics did to. They chose domestic textile mills to help support our local economy. Thirsties diapers are proudly made in Colorado, USA. They strive to have the highest of ethical business practices.

How Green is Thirsties Baby?

  • Their warehouse is 100% powered by wind energy
  • All fabric and components are sourced as locally as possible, thereby cutting down on unnecessary transportation (not from China)
  • All cutting and sewing is completed locally as well so as to keep transport fuel consumption to a minimum (not from China)
  • All in-house printing is done on recycled paper with 100% post-consumer content. Thirsties hang tags are printed in the USA on paper made with 35% post-consumer content
  • They choose fabrics and design diapers that dry quickly and remain soft even when hung to dry to encourage our customers to retire their dryers
  • Retail product packaging is produced in the USA with wind energy from FSC-certified paperboard

To see more ways that Thirsties Baby is a super green business check out their What Makes Us Green page.

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Mama’s Experience

Thirsties All-In-One Hook and Loop


I reviewed Thirsties AIO Hook and Loop style cloth diaper.

I own a few brands of AIO cloth diapers. AIO’s are always my go to nap diaper. They are typically absorbent enough for naps but not quite absorbent enough for overnights. My son is 18 months and he pees a normal amount while sleeping. He naps are 1-3 hours long one time per day. At night he sleeps 10-11 hours. I always try all the diapers I receive at least 1 time overnight. I call it the “overnight test” (very catchy name huh?).


This Thirsties Baby AIO diaper….PASSED! With flying colors! I am SO excited that I have an AIO diaper I can use overnights! This will make overnights at his grandparents house so much easier. They are not into the whole “cloth thing” as they call it. Which is fine, I know that cloth is not for everyone. Having an AIO option to offer them may make the overnight diaper experience with them a tad easier and maybe they will use cloth more when they watch him.

My favorite feature: The insert goes from top to butt!

You read that right. Every other AIO I have seen has the insert start at the butt/back side and fall forward towards the front/belly side. The insert moves around and gets curled up in there a lot of the time. With Thirsties design this doesn’t happen! It lays where you want it to; in the middle and flat. I think this is a mind blowing and such a great feature. I seriously have no clue why anyone would make the inserts go the other way now. You need to grab one of these diapers and try it out for yourself.


This Thirsties AIO has the best hook and loop laundry set up I have seen. They are strong. So strong my son has a super hard time undoing them. When he is just in a diaper and tee-shirt (hot summers ya know) he tries to take off his diaper sometimes. The velcro is very secure and it is almost (but not totally) impossible for him to remove this diaper.

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Gerber AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Gerber AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway

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We all know and love Gerber. They have been providing us with wonderful food, table wear and clothing for years. It’s a brand we can trust and have grown to love. Recently Gerber has released a line of All-In-One cloth diapers. These easy to use cloth diapers make switching from disposables to cloth easy. Not only will you save money with cloth diapers but you will help keep diapers out of landfills, thousands and thousands of diapers which take (we think) up to 500 years to fully disintegrate! Help your child, your pocket book and your world buy making the switch to disposable diapers.

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Gerber All-In-One Cloth Diapers Review

Gerber All-In-One Cloth Diapers Review

Gerber All-in-One Diaper with Insert Starter Set is innovatively designed to be less bulky and easy for moms to use. Easily adjusts to perfectly fit your baby. Ideal for everyday and nighttime use. Gerber’s diaper system is reusable, sustainable and affordable.

Gerber now is making All-In-One Cloth Diapers (AIO’s). Being new to cloth myself, when I used to think of cloth diapers, I would think of the big flat white pieces of cloth which Gerber was a main seller of (which are still available and great). These were the diapers I wore as a baby for my first few months….that is until my mother gave up and switched to disposables. Some people still choose to use the flat cloth with pins, but structured diapers are now what most parents who cloth choose to use.

Gerber, being a giant in the baby industry, has a lot of pull in what is placed in front of the consumers. With massive sway in big box stores and retailers, they are now placing their cloth diapers on shelves of stores where the public is able to see it’s availability. People joke that the cloth diaper world is like a cult and sucks you in. Well, is sorta of does! If Gerber can get a good, quality, easy to use, snap AIO diaper on the market, it will be one more step in making cloth diapers main stream. Now, we hope that Gerber can pull it off!

Just like all companies, Gerber listens to their customers. Adjusting and tweaking a product to perfection helps make customers happy and makes them want to keep buying their products. I will review their AIO and weigh the pro’s and con’s.cut fact sheet

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  • Diaper shell: 100% polyester interlock with urethane laminate backing; Absorbent lining: 65% polyester/35% rayon; Liner fabric: 100% cotton TRANSdry
  • Innovative Trans dry technology woven into lining pulls moisture away from baby’s skin
  • A unique, double-gusseted leg design and an inner elastic waistband with quick and simple closures to help prevent leaks
  • Easy on/off design, Waterproof cover keeps baby’s clothes dry
  • Less bulky for trimmer fit
  • Machine wash warm – do not use fabric softeners, chlorine bleach or non-chlorine bleach; Tumble dry low – Do not use fabric dryer sheets; Do not iron; Recommend not to use with rash cream

Interview with Gerber:

I was able to chat with a integral member of the Gerber team about the design and thought process behind their new AIO. Here are some of the nuggets from our discussion.

When we started designing this diaper over two years ago, we had 3 goals in mind. 
1) We wanted a trim diaper that would fit under pants…
We decided upon the sized option since it was the easiest way for us to keep the diaper both trim and affordable. The hook and loop was chosen because it helped us to keep the diaper at a lower price point while also making it easier for beginners to use. We found that a lot of people who had never used cloth diapers before were intimidated by them and we wanted to make sure this diaper would be super easy to help them get started.
2) A diaper that was made with natural materials and still super absorbent…
This is where we turned to Cotton INC and started working with their TransDRY™ technology. This 100% cotton fabric is specially designed to wick away moisture into the absorbent core (which is not cotton, just the lining. We are trying to be upfront about that so as to avoid confusion or people feeling mislead!) of the diaper to help keep babies skin dry and prevent leaks. Because of this special fabric you will see the wash instructions on the packaging say warm water and no bleach. Hot water and bleach can strip away the TransDRY™ abilities of the cotton and reduce it’s ability to wick away the moisture as effectively.
3) A diaper that could be sold at an affordable price point…
We wanted a diaper that worked well, fit well and was affordable and that is what we are providing. We have carefully listened to all the feedback that everyone has given us about our first diaper release and have made several tweaks to the design. Our second wave of diapers should be in production shortly, and we feel that it resolves the issues that people expressed to us about the first release. We are considering snap and one size variations of our diaper for possible future release as well, but do not have any solid answers as to when they could be available.
What makes Gerber’s AIO Different?
For starters, our all-in-one is a hybrid design. Not only is it able to be used as an aio, but it has the ability to add extra absorbency for heavy wetters or night time use. It’s very flexible and that can really be handy for mom’s who are diapering more than one child at a time.
Secondly, it’s also one of the few diapers on the market to offer a cotton lining. It was very important to us that the diaper have a natural fabric against babies skin, but it also needed to wick away the moisture because cotton is not necessarily a “stay dry” fabric. We were fortunate to be able to use Cotton INC’s TransDRY™ technology to help us solve this problem. We have tested and redesigned this diaper so many times that we have lost count, but the design we finally released to market has done an amazing job of holding everything in and keeping baby safe from leaks! Another unique leak prevention feature of our diaper is the front and back flaps/gussets that are part of our patent pending design. We added these to help catch waste and make this diaper even more secure as far as “blowouts” go!
Finally, our diaper is one of the most trim diapers currently available on the market. We know that a lot of cloth diapering parents give up on the idea of putting pants over cloth entirely, and while that may work well in warmer climates, cold weather makes pants a necessity. We wanted a diaper that could easily be worn with cute outfits and that bodysuits would snap over with no problem. We feel that this diaper accomplishes this mission.
Washing/Prep Instructions: (From Package)
Before first use: Wash in warm water (avoid using hot as it can strip away the TransDRY™)
Wash: Dispose of solids and store diaper in dry pail. Machine wash warm. Do not use fabric softeners, chlorine bleach or non-chlorine bleach. (Now I realize that if a diaper accidentally ends up moldy or for some other reason needs stripped, then bleach tends to be a necessary evil. It won’t destroy the diaper, but it will effect the wicking and possibly the overall longevity of the PUL.) Tumble dry low. Do not use dryer sheets. Do not iron. Recommend not to use with rash cream. (I know there are a lot out there that are cloth safe now, but use with caution and do your research before choosing one!)

Mama’s Experience:

  1. Easy to put on. With a wiggly baby/toddler, easy is of up-most importance. They use the hook and loop closure to make changing easy.
  2. Easy installation of extra insert. Their inserts simply slide into a pocket.
  3. Keeps solids in. Because of how the sides curl it helps reinforce and keeps solids in. My child who wore the diaper is walking, so I am not sure if a crawling baby would make a difference in the shifting.
  4. Inserts wick away moisture. Their transDRY technology woven into lining pulls moisture away from baby’s skin.
  5. Deep sides. I love that the sides are super deep. I feel like it will keep solids in better. I like how it curls up all around the liner to give me the feeling of security. This also helps with skinny legged kids. My son has very skinny legs and will leak out of some competitors leg holes. My son has never leaked out the leg hole of a Gerber! woot woot!!
  6. Cute colors. We love to have cute fluff butts! They I hope they come out with fun patterns next!

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  1. Hook and loop pulls fabric. Before I was even able to prep the diaper the velcro started to pull the a fabric that is close to its base. I was saddened by this. I believe it is due to the fabric shell material. Its not horrible by any means, but all pulling is sad. The pulling has not effected the actual diaper. It functions the same, it is only an ascetic thing.
  2. Hard to unvelcro during changes. I seemed to have a hard time pulling the velcro apart with one hand. If I pull it apart ahead of time it seemed to naturally curl back together while taking off his dirty diaper before I had a chance to put it on him. This made it more difficult to change the diapers, but only slightly.

****UPDATE**** I spoke with Gerber and the cons I mentioned above are being addressed. They are working on a new design! Way to be Gerber! We appreciate you listening to our voice.

Note the pulling of fabric from velcro

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