A review of the new Fuzzibunz One Size diaper compared to the old style. See how they size up against one another.
I’ve been out of the cloth diaper scene for a few months now since Moreaya potty trained. It was really my life for the last 4 and a half years so I have a lot of experience with cloth diapers, but I swear things have really changed in just the last few months, including one of the biggest changes in one of the top brands on the market… FuzziBunz!
FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers were one of my favorites with both girls, specifically their Perfect Size Diapers. Although I loved the concept of an One Size Cloth Diaper, those perfect sizes just gave us the best fit, so I had quite a few in our stash. Just recently, FuzziBunz changed ownership and with that decided to totally re-design their One Size Cloth Diaper and they sent me a couple to share with you!
FuzziBunz Adjustable First Year Pocket Diaper – Chevron – M/L/Xl – SnapReusable Baby Cloth Pocket Diapers, 6 pcs + 6 InsertsFuzziBunz Adjustable First Year Pocket Diaper – Shade – Small – SnapMama Koala Pocket Cloth Diapers, 6 pcs + 6 Inserts, Jagger, One Size
While some might call this post a review, please remember that I don’t have a child who is currently wearing cloth diapers so I’m talking mechanics of the diaper only from seeing them up close and personal. I wish I still had one of the older styles of FuzziBunz One Size Diaper or their Elite to compare with the new style, but alas, I’ll go with my memory and share the differences in the new style PLUS some of the great new features of the new One Size.
The first most noticeable difference is… there are two of them!
Now I know you may be thinking “How is it really a One Size Diaper if there are 2 sizes?” Let me explain. One size diapers that truly give a fantastic fit in just ONE diaper are rare… very rare. In fact, I can only think of one brand that’s managed to make a diaper like that and it’s a bit price-y. Look at the difference in a 6 pound newborn and a 35 pound toddler. It’s obvious that they are proportioned differently and just aren’t going to wear the same size. FuzziBunz took those size differences into consideration and felt that by making 2 sizes of the One Size diaper, they would truly be giving the best fit for the most economical price.
Perhaps one of the most difficult areas to get a good fit with One Size Cloth Diapers is the area between the legs. The crotch width is definitely where a one size diaper has a hard time fitting on a 6 pound newborn. A wider crotch width is needed for older toddlers, but for little babies it makes their little legs seem so spread apart and honestly looks completely uncomfortable. As you can see from the picture above, that width is one of the main differences between the Small and Large FuzziBunz One Size Diaper.
The Small size is recommend for 7 pound infants to 30 pound toddlers. The Large for 10 pound infants to 45 pound children. As you can see there is definitely an overlap of sizes, which can help you decide which size is right for you. In a lot of cases, I would imagine that parents would still only need to buy one size of the new One Size FuzziBunz Diapers.
Along with the crotch width, one other really noticeable size difference is the insert. The Large insert is considerably larger than the Small insert and I did have a bit of a time stuffing the Large insert in the diaper. The contour-shaped insert is different than the original rectangle shape, but I actually tend to like inserts that are shaped this way.
Now, let’s look at some of the changes that have been made from the older versions to the new.
- Wider Waist Band with double stitching [and heavier thread] which increases durability and quality.
- Reinforced button and snap sewing and snap placement adjusted for a better fit.
- Outer is still a waterproof PUL, but comes in new, fashionable colors.
- Contour-shaped insert
- Pocket opening now features a softer elastic which makes stuffing the pocket easier and provides a cleaner look.
Remember – this is still an adjustable one size diaper, even though there are 2 sizes available. The adjustment system is also still the same – using the button and hole system to adjust the leg and waist elastic.
The new FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diapers are available for purchase on Amazon.com.
So there you have it – a look at the brand NEW One Size Cloth Diapers from FuzziBunz! I want to know…