I posted my Babykicks Bumboo pocket diaper review about 9 months ago, and I was curious about how they compared to the new Babykicks 3G pocket diaper. I purchased several with a CSN gift card to both compare and review, and to give away and donate!
I like the Bumboo pocket, but the 3G has minor changes that make me like it even more. They still retail for $18.50. One noticeable change is the addition of the newborn snaps.
The newborn snaps are two male snaps on the wing, next to the closure snaps (this is a side snapping diaper.) It took me some hunting to figure out how to use them, so I actually made a video demonstrating how, in addition to photos below.
If you don’t care to watch videos (or if you’re “NAK” like I often am, LOL) here is a photo demo:
First, you fold the pocket into itself:
Then bring the tab with the newborn snaps over the front.
Then, you fold the other tab over to snap it to the newborn snaps.
This is a side snapping diaper, but when you’re using the diaper on the newborn setting, you snap the tabs to each other. They do not actually attach to the rest of the diaper at all. Since the newborn setting is for new babies (a week or two old) they aren’t exactly mobile, and the pressure will hold the diaper in place.
It really gets very tiny! The inner of the diaper is quite absorbent, and you should be able to use it for a brand new baby without an insert, though you can also fold the insert and stuff the diaper if you wish.
Like the Bumboo pocket, the 3G has 4 size settings via a snap down rise. Above is the smallest setting. Babykicks estimates the diaper will fit 7-40 pounds, but I’m not sure if they consider the sizes XS-L or S-XL. I’m referring to them as XS-L based on the size compared to other diapers I have.
Here’s another video comparing the two diapers, and pointing out the differences between them. I’m also doing the same in photos below.
It’s difficult to show in photos or videos, but the 3G has a slightly wider pocket than the Bumboo. In all the photos below, the Bumboo pocket is in white and the 3G is in blue.
The front panel of the 3G is also a bit wider, and the tabs/wings are slightly narrower.
The 3G is also a little bit narrower through the crotch for a trimmer fit.
The wing and front size changes give a bit more leg room on the largest setting.
I love the wider pocket, and I love the new insert. The Bumboo pocket came with a medium Joey Bunz insert, which is contoured on both ends. The 3G comes with a new one-size Joey Bunz, which is tapered on one end, and also has lines to guide you in folding it down.
My old insert is a funny color because it was accidentally thrown in with a load of microfiber inserts and bleach. Oops!
I think the tapered insert fits much better in the pocket, and the front of the diaper is much smoother on smaller settings. I had a hard time getting the Bumboo insert in there just right, and I had tried putting the folded portion of the insert both in the front and the back without great results. Stuffing the 3G with the contoured portion in the back, then folding the tapered portion in front (this is a front opening pocket) seems to work very well.
The Bumboo pocket only came in white with multicolored snaps. The 3G comes in Azure (blue), Poppy (red), Meadow (green) and also the white with multicolored snaps. They both still have the 4 rise and snap settings, natural fiber inner with fleece around the edges (to prevent wicking) and the fleece gussets.
As always, my measurements are not an exact science, but just to give you an idea.
Extra small folded and stretched:
I had been putting my son in the Bumboo on the large setting, since the insert fit better that way, but he really needs the medium. Here he is in the 3G on the medium setting. He is 21 months old and weighs about 21 pounds.
Here he is in the Bumboo pocket (medium setting) on the same day:
See this on my newborn.
Giveaway: One entrant will receive one Babykicks 3G Pocket diaper in his/her choice of color (ARV $18.50.) The rest of the diapers will be sent to The Cloth Diaper Foundation!
Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I love comments (great way to remind yourself you entered) but comments do not count as entries.
Mandatory entries include your name and email address.
I will accept entries until Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S.
# of entries received as of giveaway close: 174
FTC compliance: I purchased these diapers with a gift card provided by CSN stores. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.