The elementals come with snap closures only, and the price is a little steep at $24.95 each. They are very similar to the Flip or Bumgenius 4.0 in size and shape, but it is certified organic cotton on the inside, and it’s an all-in-one style. Since it’s organic cotton, it does need to be “prepped” by washing 5 or more times, to gain maximum absorbency. I think I may have washed it 3 times before using it the first time, knowing that it would gain absorbency with further washes.
The soaker is sewn in a loop style to dry a bit faster, and wash a bit more thoroughly, but I found it still took quite a while to dry. While the soaker is all organic cotton, there will still be PUL touching the baby’s skin at the front and back (which will serve as a stopper to prevent leaking and wicking.)
The size is very similar to the Bumgenius 4.0, but I prefer the leg elastic style of the 4.0. The elemental is one-size via the same snap down rise the Bumgenius 3.0 & 4.0 Pocket diapers have.
Measurements are of course a wee bit subjective, since you can eke out a little more or less depending on just how you hold it.
Here is the small setting, folded and stretched:
Medium folded and stretched:
Large folded and stretched:
Here it is on my son, who is in the medium setting, at about 18.5 pounds and 30″:
It did fit well, and did not leak (even before it was fully prepped) but I did have to roll the leg elastic in a bit. My personal preference (which you know if you’ve been reading for a while!) is a pocket diaper with a stay dry inner and Velcro closure. However, if you are looking for an easy to use all-in-one with an organic soaker, this may be your ticket!
FTC Compliance: I paid normal retail price for this item, which was purchased using a gift certificate I won. I was not compensated for this review.