About 6-1/2 years ago, some girls on my April 2004 baby group on BabyCenter talked me into trying out FuzziBunz with my son, Rowan. I’d been using disposable diapers, and cloth was really, really foreign to me. I really didn’t understand it very well, but I really liked the girls who were suggesting it, and wanted to give it a shot, so while my husband was deployed, I bought 8 Fuzzi Bunz. They were bulky, pushed my son’s legs apart a lot, I didn’t quite “get” them or understand what I was doing, and I despised them. I sold them for about half the price not too long afterwards.
I’ve been cloth-diapering my daughter, Aurora, for 17 months now, but was really growing to hate the diapers I had. So when I was offered to review the new FuzziBunz One Size diapers, I was rather torn. I really wanted to try out new diapers since I was so sick and tired of the ones I had and all my problems with them, and I’d had such a poor opinion of FuzziBunz in the past. Just like with the Rockin’ Green detergent, I wasn’t sure it was fair to agree to review something I was pretty sure I was going to hate.
Boy, was I wrong.
I said yes, and I’m so glad I did. When I pulled the diapers out of the box, I was so happy with the elastic around the top and back that I knew would help with the fit over my daughter’s big bubble butt without leaving a gap. I’d been getting irrationally angry at the hook-and-loop tape (Velcro) on my current diapers, so dealing with the snaps on the FuzziBunz was also a great relief. When I examined the adjustable elastic around both leg openings, and also picked up the extras that come with every diaper, I was yet again pretty impressed.
Already, I was thinking these would fit my daughter better, with her chunky thighs, big belly and bubble butt. I could really adjust each opening exactly how I needed it to be for her little body shape. Plus, the inside was insanely soft.
When I started using them, I quickly noticed that they were easier to get on, faster to get on (stuffing one pocket is way easier than snapping in a liner, laying in an insert and fighting with velcro that often doesn’t stick), and even better, they weren’t overly bulky like I was afraid of. They really weren’t very bulky at all. They also didn’t leak — something I’d just accepted with my old diapers — even when we were out for a little while or she totally emptied her bladder after a nap or other longer period of time when I couldn’t get her to a potty.
I actually started doing diaper laundry more often, just to get the two I’d been sent in circulation more frequently, and also to see how they stood up after some wear (the answer is they stand up great). I found myself hating my old diapers even more and finally used a gift card from my work I’d been holding onto to buy 6 more FuzziBunz One Size… with the intention of using the eight I’ll have and slowly selling off my old diapers in order to buy a few more FuzziBunz, until that’s all I’ve got. I’m a complete and total convert.
Honestly, if that’s not a rave review, I don’t know what is. I’m so insanely glad I decided to give FuzziBunz another shot. I was so sick of cloth diapering that I didn’t even want to do it anymore, and now I’m incredibly excited to be able to buy diapers that aren’t falling apart and leaking on a regular basis.
So THANK YOU SO MUCH, FuzziBunz, for allowing me to try out these diapers! I’m so ecstatic to have them and not hate cloth-diapering anymore.
A special thank you to my friend Anna Wessel of Reflections Photography for taking the adorable picture of my daughter in her FuzziBunz.