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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bumgenius 4.0 Review

Ok, its about time I review these!  I have to say starting off, that of all of the diapers I have tried I absolutely LOVE these!
The diapers in the pictures below have had over 6 months of use on one child and are washed every other day, so you can get an idea as to how they are holding up.
The only diaper I have used that is MORE absorbent is a prefold. My 14 month old is just now starting to need to double up on inserts at night.
These are by far the easiest to stuff, the pocket is nice and wide.
It's also very convenient that they come in snaps and aplix, we have an equal number of both.  I always send aplix with the grandparents. The snaps DO hold up better than the aplix tho, althought the aplix on the 4.0s is really good.  I do caution against buying seconds with aplix, I bought 2 solid colors in aplix that were seconds and they had 3.0 aplix and laundry tabs, which doesnt hold up nearly as well.
Sizing them up and down is a cinch since with the 3 rows of snaps on the front.
Ok, the pictures:

Here is the front and back of the Retail Therapy artist series print, in aplix, snapped to the smallest setting:

Here is the front , and the back (the one on the left snap closure, the right aplix)
The diaper with the 2 inserts that it comes with.  The larger insert is the one size microfiber insert, it snaps down to small medium and large settings.  The smaller insert is the newborn insert / doubler.  It isnt nearly as absorbent as the larger insert, but will work well as a doubler  :

Here is the 'pocket' where you stuff the insert. It is nice and wide, you could get a prefold in there if you tried. Note that it has 2 flaps, which have been amazing at keeping messy explosions from coming out!  You can also see how I have the tabs attached to the laundry tabs.

How the aplix is holding up after 6 months:

The diapers, from left to right, snapped in Large (butternut), Medium (jet setter) and Small (retail therapy) sizes

For comparison, the Bumgenius 4.0 (left) next to a Fuzzibunz One Size (right)  , the Fuzzibunz is trimmer through the middle, whereas the Bumgenius is wider, however this does allow you to stuff the Bumgenius easier.

Another comparison of Fuzzibunz OS (left) next to the Bumgenius 4.0 (right), both sized to a medium setting:

My 14 month old, almost 20 lbs, in the Bumgenius 4.0 (concrete jungle print)  :

At 7 months (in eiffel tower):
 At 11 months:

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