Thursday, May 12, 2011
A while ago, I was given the opportunity to try out the Bummis Beautiful BASIC Pack. This consists of 3 organic cotton inserts and 1 wrap. My pack came with a wrap that would fit 15-30 pounds. Now, I decided to try these out because I had sworn off covers and prefolds and Malina from Bummis is all the time raving about hers--so I wanted to see if she was just crazy.
See, it's not that I had a bad experience with leaking or anything when we used some with Collin previously (non Bummis brand), but I thought they were too time consuming and bulky. Also, I never really knew how to fold the prefold -- despite numerous attempts to find info online (mind you, this was 17 months ago). So..I said, "NO more!" and I sold them all....
Well...I am so surprised! The Bummis prefolds and wrap are NOT bulky at all. I was genuinely shocked by this. Whenever I had seen other moms using covers and prefolds, the baby had a SERIOUS fluffy booty...it was huge!! That is NOT the case with the Bummis wrap and prefolds. I could put jeans over Collin's bum with no problem. As I write this, I'm still surprised!
So, okay, they won me over on the bulky issue..but what about the folding and how time consuming that is? Ha! Bummis sends you INSTRUCTIONS on how to fold the prefold. Um, THANK YOU! For Collin, we just did a tri-fold against the seams. So I simply fold one side over, then the other and bam! I'm done! We lay it in the wrap, tuck it under Collin and fasten the wrap (velcro tabs make this part SUPER easy!). Also, their velcro is AMAZING--seriously..I haven't come across any other diaper brand who's velcro holds up so incredibly well (this goes for their Easy Fits as well!).
My mind has been forever changed about covers and prefolds thanks to Bummis' easy two piece cloth diaper system. I especially love the Beautiful BASIC pack because it serves as 3 diaper changes! I love to save this for laundry day!
And perhaps best of all is that you are getting organic diapers for an affordable price!!
I'd also like to add that we did not have any leaks or blowouts while using this diaper. While it is not a double gusset leg opening, as long as the prefold is all tucked in, there should be no problems!
So now I need to get my hands on some newborn sizes for baby #2!!
Thank you to Bummis for letting me test and review this diapering system! Please know that these are my honest opinions!