The good, the bad … the ugly has yet to come
Monday, April 19, 2010
33 weeks, 1 day pregnant
The cloth diapers are officially ALL pre-washed!
And even though I have yet to actually diaper a baby with them, I somehow have formed all of these opinions on the three varieties of diapers, washing techniques, etc. Yes, I am that nuts.
BumGenius one-size pocket diapers:
- I loved how the “covers” (i.e. the cute colourful shell of the diaper) dried super-fast
- The “inserts” (absorbant pad that slides inside the shell’s pocket) took quite a while to dry
- I fastened the velcro tabs to the laundry tabs before washing, and they stayed in place perfectly
- Stuffing them after they were dry (i.e. sliding the inserts into the shells) was super-quick to do while watching TV
- Overall rating so far: 5 out of 5
BumGenius organic one-size all-in-one diapers:
- The snaps were kind of hard to unsnap, but I think that’s a good thing (don’t want Baby Boy un-diapering himself)
- Since the layers of absorbent padding are sewing right into the diaper (making it an all-in-one), it did take a long time to dry them
- The organic cotton, fresh from the dryer, felt amazing. Made me wish they made adult undies!
- Overall rating so far: 4.5 out of 5 (due to slow drying time)
Kushies one-size all-in-one diapers:
- Just as I suspected, their cheapness became even more apparent when I washed them. The insides of them got a fuzzy, pilled look — and they didn’t feel that soft
- Even though I fastened the velcro tabs to the laundry tabs (just like with BumGenius), they almost always came unfastened during the cycle — and attached themselves to the BumGenius inserts. Sigh.
- They dried pretty quickly, for an all-in-one
- Overall rating so far: 2 out of 5 (these are “extras” for sure, and I hope I don’t need to use them that often!)