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Bummis Swimmi Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

I actually bought this Bummis Swimmi swim diaper over the winter, when I thought we were going to do swim lessons at the YMCA (we didn’t.)  Notice the strange color of the first few photos, that’s because there was snow on the ground reflecting light into the windows!

The small fits 9-15 pounds, medium 15-22 pounds and large 22-30 pounds.


I got the turtle print, since it’s all I could find in a medium.  It is cute though!
Like other disposable and reusable swim diapers, the Bummis Swimmi is not absorbent, and is simply designed to catch solid waste.  It has a polyester mesh lining, sandwiched nylon and a printed cotton outer.  It has very easy to use hook and loop closures.
This is my little guy at about 17 pounds and 28″ wearing a medium.
There’s not much to say about it!  It’s cute, fits well, easy to use and should do the “job” fine!  I would use it under a swimsuit if your baby can open velcro!
Want your own?  Win it.  I’m buying a Bummis Swimmi for one lucky blog reader.

How to enter:
Do as many or as few of the following as you like.  You can do one without the other, though I don’t know why you’d skip the first one.  😉
1. Just leave me a comment on this blog post to get an entry.
2. Follow my blog publicly, comment saying you follow to get an entry.
3. Fan (Whatever!  Old dog/new tricks and all) me on Facebook, comment saying so to get an entry.
4. Follow me on Twitter, comment saying so to get your entry.  Just don’t “follow” me in a creepy way, heh.
5. Tweet this giveaway.  Please include a link to this post and @chgdiapers.  One tweet per day, comment with a link to your tweet to get your entry.  You can use this tweet if you like: @chgdiapers has a #giveaway for a Bummis Swimmi reusable swim diaper (6/11)
6. Blog about this giveaway and link back to me.
I’ll accept entries until Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 9:00, P.M. EST.  I will choose a winner with’s true random number generator and email the winner.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only.
Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn’t visible in your profile.  If you win and I can’t contact you, I will choose another winner.
The winner will choose her size, print and an alternate print from in stock prints.  I will purchase the swim diaper for the winner and have it shipped directly to her.  I reserve the right to make substitutions if necessary.

Please note that this review and giveaway is neither affiliated with nor sponsored, endorsed or approved by Bummis or Abby’s Lane LLC. 
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Kushies Swim Diaper Review and Discount


Kushies is a Canadian company that is the world’s largest washable diaper leader (didn’t know that until now!)

Kushies sent me a swim diaper to review.  I feel like I’ve had this diaper forever; I’ve been waiting to get some “action shots” but as soon as I got it, our weather turned cold, then rainy!

I received the fishy print, which is adorable!  It’s a size medium, which should fit 14-25 pounds.
Kushies has gender neutral, prints, boyish prints, girly prints, and this adorable girl swimsuit diaper!
I wish they made some that looked like swim trunks!
Just like their disposable counterparts, Kushies swim diapers are not absorbent, they are designed just to catch any solid waste.
The diaper has an easy Velcro closure, but the tie closure prevents little ones from turning the beach into an “au natural” beach!
The middle of the inner is super soft fabric. 
It’s lined with a meshy fabric.
It fit wonderfully. 
I’ve never had to put a swim diaper “to the test” so to speak, even in my disposable days.  I don’t doubt this would do the job!  As with any swim diaper, don’t put it on until you’re ready to swim, since they aren’t absorbent (as evidenced by the wet towel not visible in this picture, LOL!)
Kushies doesn’t just make diapers, they make clothing, accessories, blankets, bedding, toys and more!
They are offering a 10% discount to my readers to use at their store, kushiesonline.  Check out the clearance section for a great deal on the girls swimsuit diapers and some other cute stuff.
Enter code changediapers2010 to receive 10% off your order!
Thank you to Kushies for providing the review diaper, the freebie in no way affected my review.
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Kushies Ultra Lite

I did not have high hopes for this Kushies Baby Ultra Lite Washable Diaper.

I want to preface this by saying most experienced cloth diaperers have said they hate these and are glad they didn’t give up on Cd’ing because of them.  I would really only suggest these to someone who wants to try cloth diapers that are easy & inexpensive.  I’d rather have One Blueberry than 3 of these, but I’d rather have these than disposables.

This was a new product at Kelly’s Closet.  I still have a balance on the gift certificate my Mom got me for Christmas.  I’m always looking to increase my fluff stash and try something new, plus I wanted to bump my order over $49 for free shipping.

I was really intrigued by the price.  This is the cheapest (mass produced) diaper I’ve purchased (aside from the econobum, which was free with a coupon code & I didn’t care for at all.)  They were even cheaper than the smartipants diaper.

In addition, it is an all in one diaper, which means the soaker material is sewn into the diaper.  I’m a little leery of them because of the drying time and inability to remove the soaker for extra cleaning.

You get to choose boy, girl or neutral print, you don’t choose the actual print.  I find that pretty disappointing since part of the fun of cloth diapering is choosing the cute fabrics!  The one I received is OK.  Not horrible but not what I would have chosen if I’d been able to.


I’m not sure where I come up with this stuff, but for some reason, if it had been on clearance for, say, $8 or less, I would have been less concerned with the print.

So, my initial opinion of the diaper wasn’t really great.  The tabs were small and the outer fabric reminded me of a windbreaker.

However, the diaper was really cushy and had a nice, thick absorbent core, which somehow also felt very, very trim.  I also realized that the small tabs mean that you don’t have to have “overlapping” tabs, you can just put one below the other, since the loop part of the hook & loop was as wide as both tabs.

According to their website, it has 6 layers of 100% cotton flannel plus a “special middle soaker for increased absorbency.”  That soaker is just the fold down flap you can see in the photo.  You can fold it over to get extra absorbency where you need it.  This is the first diaper I have that doesn’t have a fabric against baby’s skin to wick moisture away.  You can buy stay dry liners or buy and cut microfleece to line diapers with.

These are also sized diapers.  I chose infant (10-22 lbs) but they also offer toddler (22-45 lbs).  I would probably continue to use the diaper as long as it continued to cover the important bits and not leak.  The weight limits can really vary based on your child’s waist size, rise, skinny, chunky etc.

The diaper was just fine on.

The diaper doesn’t have any fancy gussets, but he pooped in it as well as soaking it, and we had no leaks or blowouts.  I do wish it had a stay dry inner though, the whole inside was of course wet to the touch.

The tabs held wonderfully and weren’t too grippy, yet they didn’t budge during laundering.

I didn’t think I’d like this diaper, but it functioned very well, and when purchased in 5 packs, they are less than $10 per diaper.  That is less than an econobum!

These are very Daddy friendly.  The fact that they are all in ones and have a velcro closure makes them as close to disposables as you can get.  They are so affordable, you could try a few, use them long enough for them to pay for themselves, then move on to another type of diaper, or sell them or give them away!

They are also readily available.  I’ve heard people say they have seen them at Wal-Mart (Ptooie!!) and a quick search of their site confirms it.  Free site to store shipping too.

Bottom (no pun intended) line, these are cheap diapers that are fine for the price.  Don’t buy them if you’re expecting Blueberry quality, but they’d be a great alternative to prefolds and covers or disposables.

Now I’m really curious about the “Ultra” type.  It says it has 5 layers of 100% cotton flannel (vs the Ultra-Lite’s 6, though perhaps that was a typo) plus the extra soaker.  I love the adorable duck print pictured!  These are also available in Preemie (2-4 lbs) and Newborn (4-10 lbs).  That is definitely enticing since even one size diapers usually don’t fit well until about 10 pounds and it’s tough to think about investing hundreds of dollars in teeny diapers the baby won’t wear long!

They do have a strike against them in my book, because in their drop down menu, they have spelled “Classic Diaper” as “Classic Diper.”  Spell check.  Use it.  (No, I’m not perfect, but I also don’t have a professional website and business!)

Edit August 2010: This is an OK diaper but very “cheap” and won’t really hold up to “messes.”  If you’re on a budget, I’d suggest a Hybrid or prefold/cover system before I recommended these.

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