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Fuzzibunz XS/Newborn Hook & Loop Diaper Review

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 1

I 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. Don’t judge me, you love fluff too – hee hee.) They retail for about $15.95, so too much for me to spend on the baby I don’t have.

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 2 side

Kelly’s Closet (affiliate link) now exclusively carries Fuzzibunz Perfect Size Diapers with Hook & Loop closures. There’s no information about them on the Fuzzibunz site that I can find, and I really never heard much about them. However, the $9.50 price tag for the newborn size, plus the fact that it’s a hook & loop pocket diaper (my favorite) had me intrigued. When Kelly’s Closet ran a limited time coupon code plus free shipping with no minimum, I jumped. I ended up getting one for 8 dollars and change!

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 3 back

Naturally, it’s tiny and adorable, but I have yet to meet a newborn diaper I didn’t think was adorable!

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 4 velcro closures

The hook and loop, Velcro or whatever you want to call it, isn’t like most diapers (with the hook and loop you can actually see.) It looks more like some Carter’s bibs we have. Hard to describe, but if you have a bib with it, you will know what I mean. It almost just feels like a square of rough plastic. The whole front portion of the diaper is made of fuzzy fabric that the tabs will grip onto (and boy do they grip.)

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 5 elastic

The leg elastic looks like other Fuzzibunz diapers and seems like it would be gentle on little legs.

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 6 pocket openingFuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 7 insert

I puffy heart pocket diapers, even for newborn diapers. I didn’t think the pocket was too tiny/narrow to stuff, but I do have fairly small hands. The diaper comes with one microfiber insert that’s just the right size.

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 8 trying to fold over tabs

I didn’t see anything that jumped out at me screaming “Look here! We’re the laundry tabs!!” So, I tried to just kind of fold then over onto the fuzzy fabric on the wings. It worked OK enough I suppose, but didn’t stay through the wash. Since there really isn’t any information out there on these, I wasn’t able to find a “how-to” for the tabs!

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 9 loop them around maybe

I tried just looping the tabs around with the diaper inside out instead. That will work I suppose!

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 10 vs one size as tight as I could get it

Above I’ve compared the XS to my Fuzzibunz One-Size Diaper as tight/small as I could. Not on any particular size setting, just as tight as I could pull the elastic!

Then I measured it both folded and stretched.

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 11 measured foldedFuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 12 measured stretched

Since I don’t have a real baby, I used a stuffed one to model. Here he is in a newborn disposable, so you can compare the size to the Fuzzibunz.

Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 14 model
Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 15 model in a newborn disposableFuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 16 model in a newborn disposable back
Fuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 17 on modelFuzzibunz Newborn Diaper 18 on model back

Obviously, this review is incomplete since I don’t have a newborn, but I think it fits well even on the bear! My size medium perfect size diaper is one that I reach for for car rides etc. because I know it fits well and won’t leak, so I expect the same performance from this one (though a baby’s size and shape matters in what diaper works of course.)

However, I wouldn’t buy more of these unless the closures and laundry tabs were improved. My benchmmark is still always the Bumgenius 4.0 hook & loop! I sure do wish they would make a sized pocket diaper with the 4.0 H&L. Hint Hint. I know they are still making the XS AIOs, but I strongly prefer the 4.0 style velcro, and being able to remove the insert to launder it!

FTC compliance: This post is not endorsed, sponsored or approved by any cloth diaper manufacturer or retailer. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. I purchased this item with a coupon code available to the general public, and paid the same price as any other shopper. This post contains an affiliate link, as labeled.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • June 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I love how honest your reviews are.. thank you.

  • June 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    If you decide you want somebody to test that diaper out on a newbie, I’ve got one coming in August!!

  • DesiK
    June 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I bought two of these and I can tell you that the lack of laundry tabs is VERY annoying. I tried folding them over on themselves but, just as you experienced, they came apart in the wash and hooked on everything. They also collected poop. Strange thing is I saw more leaks with these than I did with the XS with snaps. I do have several of the XS with snap closure and I LOVE them – they’re my favorite newborn diaper. But I would not buy the hook and loop ones again.

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