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FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/9)

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When I was expecting my daughter (she’s 5 1/2 now) I did a little research and thought I’d want to try FuzziBunz Perfect size diapers.  6 years ago, there just wasn’t the wealth of information that there is now (or if there was, I didn’t know where to find it!) So, I thought this was an appropriate review/giveaway to start my one year cloth-iversary event!

I knew I’d probably need around 25 in each size however, I (wrongly) thought I would need to buy XS, S, M, L and XL diapers which is no savings over disposables.  That, combined with the cost of washing (we had city water with outrageous out of city water/sewer rates) and already feeling overwhelmed with the idea of new motherhood, closed the door on that!

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I’m sure you’ve already guessed that I’m kicking myself now!  Their site says: “Did you know that most babies only go through two sizes of FuzziBunz® from birth to potty training—Smalls from 0-6 months and Mediums from 6-36 months?”  I could swear that wasn’t there six years ago, ha ha!  I know now that my daughter probably would have needed just Small and Medium, perhaps some XS as well.    I could still be using them for my son now!

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My son was about 14 pounds when we started cloth diapering at 4 months.  I have tiny little peanut kids, so at 16 months now, he’s only about 18.5 lbs.  I have mostly one-size diapers because I thought it was more cost effective that way, but my son is still in the same size medium settings he wore at 4 months old (though I probably could have used small then if I wanted to.)

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(I do have a FuzziBunz one size diaper, but I don’t care as much for the fit when it’s on a smaller setting.)

fuzzibunz perfect size diaper

At first glance, the perfect size look very similar to the one size. 

fuzzibunz pocket diaper

sized pocket diaper

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They have a PUL outer, snap closures with the diagonal pattern (though this one doesn’t have the third hip snap that creates the befuddling triangular snap pattern.) 

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They have a microfleece inner to keep baby’s skin dry, and a pocket opening for the microfiber inserts.

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The insert for the perfect size is wider than the one size; the diaper is wider as well.

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This brings me to the perfect size shocker.  As soon as I took it out of the package, it seemed huge!  I checked at least a dozen times to make sure it really was a medium, and then I started wondering if I’d received a mis-labeled diaper.  It is far larger than any other medium, larger than the largest setting of the one-size diaper, huge!  


fuzzibunz vs bumgenius 3.0 med
Medium Bumgenius AIO



fuzzibunz medium bumgenius 3.0 large
Bumgenius 4.0, Large



fuzzibunz perfect size vs one size
FuzziBunz O/S, Largest Setting







Note: In the picture above, I have the Fuzzibunz O/S on the outermost holes of elastic.  According to Fuzzibunz, the one size “large” setting is on hole #2, which is smaller than what I have in the picture.  As pictured, the elastic is nearly fully extended and there is very little stretch to it (not sure why the extra holes are there.)  The elastic is intended to tuck into the holes; I only left it out to show that it was fully extended and still smaller than the perfect size medium.

No, really.  It’s big!  That makes me think that FuzziBunz perfect Size would be an awesome choice for bigger or special needs children.  XS is estimated to fit 4-12 lbs (preemie to 4 months), Small 7-18 lbs or 0-8 months (I think my son could probably still be wearing a small), Medium 15-30 lbs or 6-36 months, Large 25-45 lbs or 12+ months.  They also have specialty sizes for Petite Toddlers, and Extra Large.

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There it is folded and stretched.  For comparison, here’s a Bumgenius 3.0, medium:

bumgenius aio diaper medium

bumgenius 3.0 aio cloth diaper

Finally, A Bumgenius 4.0 on the large setting, stretched, and a FuzziBunz one size on the largest setting, stretched.

bumgenius 4.0 diaper large setting

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I promise, I’m not trying to make this entire post about how OMG big this thing is!

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It fit really well, despite being big, and didn’t leak.  It was trim, as far as cloth diapers go as well.  I do wish FuzziBunz had an aplix closure option though.  P.S. I realize there are a lot of weird picture issues in this post.  I tried blogger, I tried livewriter, and I spent hours on this.  If I had tried again, I would have smashed my computer to smithereens, so you get what you get, LOL.
Giveaway: As a thank you for reading, and to pay some of my good fortune forward, I’m self-sponsoring a giveaway.  One winner will choose their size and color (subject to availability, I reserve the right to make substitutions) of a FuzziBunz Perfect Size diaper.  I will purchase from a reputable online cloth diaper retailer, and ship directly to the winner.

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  Feel free to leave a comment about the post, or simply to remind yourself that you entered however, comments will not be counted as entries Mandatory entries include name and email address.  You may follow this blog (RSS, GFC or email, you choose) for a bonus entry.  This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.

I will accept entries until Saturday, October 9th 2010 at 9 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 U.S. residents only.
Entries as of October 9th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 270

FTC Compliance: All items were purchased at normal retail prices, I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

This giveaway is not endorsed approved or sponsored by, nor affiliated with FuzziBunz, or any retailer.

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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.
23 Comments
  • January 13, 2014 at 9:01 am
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    […] Fuzzibunz perfect size are available in large and XL, and the size medium I had was about as big as most one-size diapers, so the larger sizes must be huge! The company has changed hands though, so I can’t say if they are still so generously sized. Happy Heiny had a large and XL pocket available, but I do not know if the new owners are continuing to make them. gDiapers has an Xl gPant available, though I have not seen/used them. Thirsties’ new one-size diaper has a longer rise than many other one-size diapers (it seems to be identical to the discontinued size 2 duo) and Applecheeks size 2 even have waist extenders available. Snap-EZ makes extended size stuffable training pants and pocket diapers and Dri-Line Baby makes a toddler AIO. Many other work at home moms, like Green Acre Designs, are able to make diapers in larger sizes. If you have a favorite WAHM, ask them if they have a pattern! […]

  • July 19, 2011 at 9:02 am
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    […] had my medium FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper for about 10 months now, and I still love it. Naturally, I wanted to add the XS/newborn size to my […]

  • June 2, 2011 at 9:04 am
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    […] really like my medium Fuzzibunz Perfect Size Diaper and an XS/newborn version was on my wish list (for if I ever get to cloth diaper a newborn, LOL. […]

  • November 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm
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    >I've never heard of nurtured family, I'll have to look into them, thanks!! 🙂

  • November 6, 2010 at 5:22 am
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    >Hannah… My son was about the same size at 1 year. He's almost 4 and can still wear a medium FB. 😉

  • November 6, 2010 at 5:21 am
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    >Maria… Nurtured Family Contour inserts totally ROCK for overnights. At 2 months my son flooded two huggies or pampers a night but an FB with a Nurtured Family Contour insert did the job and he was leak free from then on. 😀

  • November 6, 2010 at 5:19 am
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    >My son wore medium FBs from 2 months to potty trained. He's almost 4 now and can STILL wear a medium FB. I tried all kinds of diapers and Perfect Fit FBs were the ONLY ones I really LOVED. Loved them so much that here we are 1 year post PT and I haven't let go of them yet. LOL

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm
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    >I have always been hesitant to buy a perfect size diaper as my 2 boys are different sizes (almost 2 years, and 7 months) and I have been concerned about the sizes I would have to use, but after reading this I may look into it more! Thanks!

  • October 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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    >Thank you

  • October 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm
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    >I TOTALLY LOVE THE FORM!!!!.. Thanks for making it so much easier to enter..

  • October 5, 2010 at 2:20 am
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    >The # of entries went down from the alst update because I had to delete a handful of duplicate entries. 🙂 Remember to feel free to leave a quick comment on the giveaway post to remind yourself that you entered.

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:40 am
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    >Lilypad Mom, my son was about 14 lbs when we started CD'ing at 4 months and I don't think there's any way he would fit in this medium! He wore mediums in everything else though.My daughter was a tiny bit smaller than yours Ash, I wonder if she could have stuck to the smalls! I want to say she was around 24 (?) lbs when she fully potty trained, and a size 4 pullup was a bit big on her. She had just gotten on the growth charts, however many pounds that is, LOL.Kristen, what do you stuff with at night? I'm having luck with a loopydo (sometimes with an added hemp doubler). When my son was really flooding the diapers at night, a superdo worked wonderfully, and while thick, it was trimmer than multiple full size inserts!I just found it very strange that the medium was larger than the one size diapers!!

  • October 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm
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    >Just a reminder that I entered!

  • October 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm
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    >My guys are over 30 lbs and can still fit into the Med 🙂 But we did buy a handful of Larges for our triple stuffed overnight solution. We probably could have continued using the Med, but it was a tight fit with all that stuffing!

  • October 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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    >Fuzzibunz Perfect Size were the first cloth diapers I purchased when I started using cloth when my daughter was 3 months old. So I got 12 smalls. She is now 9 months but only weighs 14lbs and is still on the 2nd to smallest snap for the legs and still on the smallest for hips. I have a feeling these dipes might last until she is potty trained!!

  • October 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm
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    >I love the entry format! So much easier to do from my phone than comments! I have 1 perfect fit FB but it has taken forever for my daughter to get into it. I bought a Med. since she was already 13.5 pounds but that was July and she's justt 14 pounds now.It definitely gives her the fluffiest bum of all her diapers right now but I'm pretty sure it will last all the way through PT.Thank you for a great giveaway!

  • October 4, 2010 at 1:04 am
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    >Thanks for the review and giveaway. I have yet to try Fuzzibunz and have heard lots of great reviews…including yours. Thanks for the chance!bekki1820cb at gmail

  • October 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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    >Thanks!

  • October 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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    >I'm new to cloth so never tried FuzziBunz before. I heard great things about them. I hope to try them soon

  • October 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm
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    >Hannah, my children are teeny little peanuts (obviously, you can see in the pics, my little guy is 16 months old and smaller than yours!) so they may very well last me through PT.But you never know, sometimes kiddos change shape as they get older and even mroe active, so those last few snaps might last you a while! 🙂

  • October 3, 2010 at 5:42 am
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    >Awesome giveaway! I love the Perfect Size and have a bunch of mediums. I'm not confident they'll fit through potty training though–at 1 year, 22.5 lbs, and 31.5", Fin is already on the outermost leg snap with just a couple more to go on the hip.

  • October 3, 2010 at 1:47 am
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    >I just recently switched from FuzziBunz one size to perfect fit. It's so weird that it seems like a completely different diaper. My son is at the small range of the Medium size. They work so much better! And you are right, they are huge! I hope he will be potty trained before he outgrows them. I hadn't realized that the insert is wider. Maybe that is why these ones don't leak!

  • Meg
    October 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    >Can't even begin to tell you how much I love your entry forms! :oD

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