I was lucky and won a Bumkins Dr. Seuss Cloth Diaper Bundle in size large from Knocked up and Nursing!
The bundle came with three AIO Diapers, which retail for $17.95 each (list price $24.95.)
Three absorbency inserts (retail $9.95 for a pack of three)…
and a wet bag (retail $9.95, list price $10.95).
My first impression of the diapers were that they reminded me of Kushies diapers, and that they were huge! Here is one (bottom) compared to some other diapers I had in the laundry room:
They are very wide, and also had a fairly high rise. Keep in mind that my measurements aren’t an exact science. I noticed that I didn’t have it folded exactly in half in the second picture here:
The elastic isn’t very tight, so it didn’t get too much bigger when stretched:
The laundry tab is just a single flap against the right closure tab. I assume you are to overlap the other tab for laundering.
As I said, I received the size large, which is estimated to fit 22-32 pounds, according to their size chart
. My son was 20 pounds 6 weeks ago at his 18-month checkup, so he’s definitely close to the low end of the weight range. They also have small (6-12 lbs), medium (12-22 lbs), x-large (32-42 lbs) and youth (42+ lbs). They have some really cute prints, but the youth size comes in white only.
Like the Kushies, the diaper is pretty simple. The outer feels like windbreaker material (lead safe, PVC, phthlate and vinyl free) and it has 6 layers of cotton flannel (sewn in an “airflow panel” for faster drying) and simple leg elastic. The rear elastic is closer to the sides of the diaper. There isn’t any along the middle of the back.
Since the instructions said the diapers would shrink, I decided to wash and dry one three times to give it a fair shake. While I was doing that, I took a look at the wet bag.
It measures 13″ x 11″, has a drawstring toggle closure, and has simple construction.
It’s not enormous, but it held three of these big diapers just fine!
So after three washes (drying in the dryer between washes, to make it a little faster)…
It looked exactly the same! The blue diaper had been prepped, the other had not. I went ahead and tried it on my little guy anyway.
It was way too big! With that leg gap, I didn’t dare leave it on him, so I took it off. While I’d certainly use Bumkins (in a smaller size) if that were my only option other than disposables, I’m a little shocked by the price. They do come in cute prints, but they cost as much as Bumgenius pocket diapers, even as much as the Bumgenius Organic AIO if you go based on list price! I can think of at least a half-dozen diapers that have more bells and whistles, for the same cost or less. I was truly surprised when I looked at their site and saw the price, I thought for sure they would be around $10 each.
I don’t want to sound ungrateful, I am very thankful to Knocked up and Nursing for the giveaway, especially getting it to me so quickly, even though she had just had a baby! That said, I think I will be donating these to The Cloth Diaper Foundation, so another family with a bigger baby can pad their stash!
FTC compliance: The pictured items were won from a blog giveaway. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.