>Fuzzibunz were actually my first choice initially when I researched long before I even had a baby on the way. I really don’t remember why I changed my mind and decided to go with bumgenius. The velcro maybe?
I chose the aqua color, thinking it was gender neutral, without being the usual pastel green or yellow. It is a bit lighter than it appeared on the screen & is very pretty.
The fuzzi bunz are very adjustable. They don’t have snaps for a fold down waist, they have adjustable elastic on the waist and legs, reminiscent of adjustable waist pants. I am not sure if it is a piece of elastic through the leg opening cinched on each end, or if there is also a piece running through the rear waist. I suppose the rise itself is reduced by the elastic in the legs being drawn tighter. When it is clean, I will have to look more closely. (ed: looks like I was correct) They came with extra elastic, and according to their website, it is easy to replace.
I imagine you can really get a custom fit for your baby, so if you have a skinny baby with chubby legs, you can still get the right fit.
I need to double check, but I think it came set on “2” for both the legs and the waist. I assumed this was equal to medium, but when I looked it up, it appears there are 4 waist settings and 8 leg settings, and 2/2 is the largest setting? (ed: yep that’s right)
I will take a closer look when it’s clean, but it appears I put my 15.5 pounder in a setting for 30+ lb babies? If so, then this is truly idiot proof because it worked wonderfully with no leaks.
I really wish the diaper came with detailed instruction on sizing, how to adjust and how to get the best fit.
This may be stupid, but it does concern me that they have buttons. I realize that diapers go on the kid’s butt, but you will always have a stash of diapers around, often in the child’s bedroom. We all know that no matter how closely you watch your child, it only takes a split second for something to happen. I wonder if a child has ever gnawed the button off of a fuzzi bunz diaper, or if one has fallen off? I seem to have bad luck with buttons falling off clothing items. These buttons are small and I imagine one could come off without the parent immediately realizing it, and that it would be hard to locate if it did. Meaning, a baby could find and ingest it.
This was the first and only diaper I’ve had with snaps. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get a good fit and that I’d have a hard time snapping them. I had no trouble at all and in fact, it was nice not to have to struggle with laundry tabs or diaper chains. Looking at all those rows of snaps was intimidating but it was easy as pie. I question how this diaper would work on a younger baby. The second set of adjustments must cinch the rear waist tighter.
I’ve read that snaps are great for bigger babies, especially older ones who try to take their diapers off. The longevity of a snap is supposed to be better than velcro also, though you will likely have to replace a snap here or there someday.
The liner seemed smaller than the bumgenius, but we had no absorbency issues. It had a doubler included as well. Here’s a photo comparing the BG to the FB liner. Doublers not pictured, I usually only use them at night.
This diaper is so trim I can hardly believe it is cloth. This is the diaper I thought I’d like the least, but it’s my new favorite. I do wonder if it would be a lot more bulky on smaller settings, but as I used it, it was still trimmer than the BG on the largest setting, with a single, unfolded liner.
Photo shows the diaper after I corrected it to the 3/3 setting. Not as trim as the large setting, but still trim.
As of today, this would be my #1 choice for diapers I’d like to fill my stash with. It doesn’t have the extra PUL stopper to prevent wicking, but we didn’t have any wicking problems.
My inclination would be to use these during the day and use the BG on the largest setting at night, with multiple doublers inserted.
Here’s a question though, is my kid going to immediately poop in every new diaper I get?
Edit August 2010: I don’t care for the triangular snap formation and I didn’t care much for the fit one I sized it down. This is another one that I will plan to try again when my son has grown a bit. I am very interested in trying Fuzzibunz “perfect size” diapers.