With my recent post about sized vs. one-size diapers, I thought a post about Fuzzibunz Perfect Size Diapers (affiliate link) might be in order! I’ve had my size medium for almost two years, and I had several of the newborn diapers as well. The newborn diapers didn’t work for us because I had a skinny legged, heavy wetter, but they would have worked much better if they had separate waist & leg snaps like the bigger sizes. What I found most notable about the size medium was how large it was, so I was curious about the sizing of the small, and Kelly’s Closet sent me one for the Blogger Beach Bash.
When I bought the size medium diaper, I was surprised that it was larger than the Fuzzibunz one-size diaper I had. It seemed odd, since I’d expect a one-size diaper to be as large as a size large, not smaller than a size medium. It seems that perhaps sizing is not 100% consistent since other people have said their one-size Fuzzibunz are just as large or larger than their mediums and/or the new Elites vary in size. I now have 3 of the one-size diapers (old style) and all are the same size; smaller than my medium! Since I only have one medium and one small, I can only speak on the size of these two diapers!
The perfect size diapers have a waist snap and a leg snap (no hip snap), and they have one microfiber insert, sized appropriately for the diaper. The perfect size small insert is not as narrow as the inserts for the one-size diapers I have, and the crotch/pocket is cut a bit more generously.
The diaper has a stay dry inner, encased leg and rear elastic, and a rear pocket. This diaper is the spearmint color, which I love!
Here is the size small measured folded and stretched:
It is just about the same size as a Bumgenius 4.0 on the medium rise setting.
To compare, here is the Fuzzibunz medium vs. a Bumgenius 4.0 large:
Here’s the large Bumgenius (left rear/moonbeam) and medium Bumgenius (left front, mirror) compared to the Fuzzibunz Medium (right rear/light it up blue) and small Fuzzibunz (right front/spearmint):
As well as the fit of a Bumgenius 4.0/medium vs. a Fuzzibunz medium on my 15ish pound 7 1/2 month old son:
The fit of the Bumgenius looks extraordinarily weird because my son was wiggling like crazy as I took the picture! I was only able to use the medium Fuzzibunz on my son because of that extra leg snap, but it was still not snug enough at the legs for me to feel comfortable adding it to our daily rotation.
I had a difficult time getting just the right fit the first time I used the small. It seemed to be either too tight on his waist, or too loose at the legs. So, I ended up using a different snap setting for the waist and legs!
I think my 7.5 month old/15 pound son would fit just fine in the mediums if his legs were a little chubbier, and my older son fit in it when he potty trained (about 30 pounds/3 years old.) Funny enough, the Fuzzibunz age/weight recommendation is 6-36 months/15-30 pounds for the medium! The medium certainly fits for a long time, and I think they are priced well at $13.95 for the XS (preemie-4 months/4-12 lbs), $14.95 for the Small (0-8 months, 7-18 lbs), $15.95 for the Medium and $16.95 for the Large (25-45 lbs, 12+ months.) I doubt my son will ever need a large, but I almost want to buy one just to see the sizing!
Fuzzibunz also has a lifetime warranty on PUL and snaps now, making these diapers a reliable investment for your baby’s cloth diaper stash!
Have you tried perfect size diapers?
FTC compliance: Although Kelly’s Closet sent me the small diaper pictured for the Blogger Beach Bash, I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.