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Bumgenius Elemental (A.K.A. Organic AIO) Review


Bumgenius Elemental Diaper

I purchased this Bumgenius Elemental, Organic One-Size All-in-One with the $20 Abby’s Lane gift certificate I won from Show Your Amor the day after my Birthday.  Happy Birthday me!

Bumgenius Organic AIO Diaper

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.

Bumgenius AIO Diaper Soaker Bumgenius Organic AIO Soaker

Bumgenius AIO Cloth Diaper

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.)

Bumgenius AIO vs 4.0 Bumgenius Elemental leg elastic vs Pocket Diaper Elastic

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:

Bumgenius Elemental Small Folded Bumgenius AIO Diaper Small Stretched

Medium folded and stretched:

Bumgenius Organic Diaper Medium FoldedBumgenius Elemental Diaper Medium Stretched

Large folded and stretched:

Bumgenius Elemental Diaper Large Folded Bumgenius Organic AIO Large Stretched

Here it is on my son, who is in the medium setting, at about 18.5 pounds and 30″:

Bumgenius Elemental Medium on BabyBumgenius Organic AIO on Baby

Bumgenius Diaper on 18.5 lb baby

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.

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
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  • October 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    >Thanks for the review! I've been wondering about this diaper. I am a big fan of BGs but wasn't sure what the Elemental was.

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  • October 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    >LOL! Last Christmas I had only been cloth diapering for about two months, so when my Mom asked what I'd like for Christmas, I told her the truth…I got a gift card for cloth diapers and I got to pick out all kinds of fluff online! <3 my Mom!

  • October 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    >I love organic diapers!

  • October 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    >I love the "Happy Birthday me" because only a dedicated mom would buy herself a cloth diaper for her own birthday! 🙂

  • October 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    >I really prefer this diaper over any of the BG that has microfiber. I have had 6 of these since day 1 and they have held up MUCH better than the BG 3.0 OS.

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