BumGenius One-Size Pocket Diapers ... when a custom fit really matters.
A combination of fabulous fabrics, a fantastic fit and a unique design make for a leak-free combination in one smart, well-fitting pocket one-size diaper. These are the NEWEST version of the bumGenius Pocket Diaper - the bumGenius 4.0. The innovative BumGenius cloth diaper is the first pocket diaper to feature stretch tabs and a truly unique One-Size-Fits-All design.
Why you'll love the BumGenius One-Size Pocket Diaper v4.0:
- A one-size fits all design, this diaper g-r-o-w-s with your baby!
- Unique stretchy tabs for complete adjustability.
- Soft suede-cloth lining keeps baby feeling dry.
- Breathable polyester waterproof exterior provides a trim fit without sacrificing function.
- NEW easily replaceable elastic helps keep your diapers in top shape.
- Available in your choice of closures - velcro for easy diaper changes, or snaps for increased durability.
- Natural gussets to help contain messes at the legs.
- Insert included FREE for a complete all-in-one system!
- 3 rows of snaps allow you to substantially adjust the rise as your baby grows.
- Soft elastic at legs & waist for a leak-free fit.
- Easy to use velcro-style tabs!
- An all-in- one package of diaper cover AND two inserts. Nothing else is required!
- Fits most babies from 7 lbs to 35+ pounds.
- Vinyl-free and lab-tested latex free.
- Made in the USA and Egypt.
- BumGenius recommended washing instructions - easy care.
Every bumGenius Pocket Diaper INCLUDES a highly acclaimed Cotton Babies One-Size Insert AND a newborn insert for reduced bulk.
Availability: Shipping in CANADA only - not available to US customers.
Care notes: It is recommended that all bright colours be pre-washed 5-7 times for the colours to "set".
Buy more, save more! Save $1.00 per diaper when buying 12 or more bumGenius 4.0.
BumGenius One-Size Pocket All-In-Ones ... smart diapers for little bums.
The innovative BumGenius cloth diapers are the first pocket diaper to feature stretch tabs and a truly unique One-Size-Fits-All design. A soft and durable polyurethane laminated (PUL) outer fabric is waterproof and comfortable for baby while the inner suede-cloth material keeps baby feeling dry. A combination of fabulous fabrics, a fantastic fit and a unique design make for a leak-free combination in one smart diaper.
BumGenius One-Size Pocket Diaper - The SAME diaper in 4 different sizes!
One-Size Cloth Diapers vs. a Multi-Sized System
Laurence Clark from Saskatoon, Saskatewan (Canada) asks us...
Q: What are the advantages of One- Size cloth diapers?
A: The advantage of a one- size cloth diaper is that you don't have to purchase more diapers as your baby grows. This can often be a more economical system than a multi-sized diapering system. In theory, the same diaper that will fit your newborn will still fit your baby when he becomes a toddler. Now we say "in theory" for a reason. A one- sized cloth diaper will fit your baby best at one certain stage during their diapering days. A one-size diaper will be slightly bulky on a newborn - sometimes more so than a parent will want. As your baby reaches toddler-hood, there is a chance they may outgrow a "one-size" diaper before they are potty- learned. This might mean investing in a few other diapers, just to get you through this stage. While a cloth diapering system of varying sizes will generally fit a baby better, bumGenius one-size pocket diapers are the best fitting one-sized system we have come across.
With a few small adjustments, the same diaper will fit both a newborn (8 lbs or more) and most toddlers, up to 35lbs. Stretchy tabs for a better fit around the waist, velcro closures for maximum adjustability and multiple snap settings to increase and decrease the rise, are just a few of the features that a bumGenius offers to help ensure you receive the best fit possible at any stage for your baby. For a less bulky diaper on a newborn, we suggest our Small Hemp Cloth Diaper Inserts (you'll want the size "small" for an infant). Adding additional inserts may increase the overall cost of this system, but most parents appreciate the trimmer fit they offer and these inserts will make the PERFECT doublers for an older baby, a heavy wetter or during naps, night-time and longer periods between changing.
Another advantage to a one-sized system might be found if you are diapering more than one baby at the same time. With two babies at different ages - in diapers at the same time - this could be the perfect system for you. Being a one-sized cloth diaper, the same diapers will fit both your young baby or infant, and your older child or toddler. This means you only have to reach for one diaper, and not have to worry about which size you are grabbing. Less clutter at the changing station and no need to sort sizes when your diapers come out of the wash make one-size cloth diapers an very convenient system when more than one baby are in cloth.
Q: So a One-Size cloth diaper sounds pretty near perfect. Are there any disadvantages?
A: There are, of course, a few drawbacks to a one-size cloth diapering system. The main drawback of a one-sized cloth diapering system is that the diapers used on your baby are not a "custom fit" to you baby's specific weight/size. This can mean a bulkier diaper than is necessary for the newborn or young baby stage, and/or a diaper that doesn't have quite enough of a rise (how high the diaper will come up to your baby's navel and covering the bum) to adequately cover your baby once they reach the toddler stage. The main complaint with any one-sized system is that during the first 8 months a baby is in cloth diapers you may be faced with the dreaded "bubble butt". A newborn or very young baby may look to be all consumed by diaper alone. Keep in mind that a pocket diaper is generally as bulky as the insert used. There are measures you can take to reduce this bulkiness such as purchasing additional, smaller-sized inserts that are specifically designed for the newborn stage. We recommend the size "small" of our Hemp Diaper Inserts for the best fit with less bulk bulk.
A multi-sized cloth diapering system almost inevitably offers a better fitting diaper for each age/stage of your baby, but the bumGenius is the best you can get in a one-sized system. The innovative stretchy tabs, velcro closures and multiple snap settings all help to ensure the best fitting diaper, with snug protection against leaks, regardless of the size of your baby.
|bumGenius Stretchy Tab|
Another drawback to one-size cloth diapers that may not be immediately apparent is the fact that one-size cloth diapers can take longer to put on your child - particularly an infant - than a cloth diaper specifically designed for the current age/weight of your baby. This does not make them the most convenient of the cloth diapering systems available today. BumGenius cloth diapers consist of multiple snap settings, each of which must be fastened together, to get the correct fit on your baby. If your diapers are not already pre-snapped, this can be very overwhelming to many parents and caregivers, particularly those that may already be hesitant about using cloth diapers.
The bumGenius pocket diaper offers a velcro-style closure to help make adjustments a bit easier on the user, once the rise of the cloth diaper is established. Establishing this rise before-hand to get the right setting for your baby can add a bit more time to your routine. Particularly if you are diapering more than one baby with the same diapers, each diaper may need to be adjusted at every change - a fold here and a snap there and there to will need to set even before the diaper goes on. You don't necessarily have to adjust the rise every time you put on a new cloth diaper for only one baby. Once you have snapped the size of your diaper into place you can leave it for most washings (the insert must still be removed), however, we suggest unfolding and unsnapping the diaper completely every couple of washings, for optimal cleaning results.
Something else to consider with a one- size system is the fact that you may not be able to use the same cloth diapers for more than one child unless you invest in a large number for constant rotation in the wash. Many parents believe that a one-sized system is going to be their most economical option, but keep in mind that the number of washes your cloth diapering system will go through over the course of two years is quite high. Just imagine what your favorite t-shirt might look like if washed in HOT and dried on medium-high heat, every other day, after two years! If you plan to cloth diaper another baby in the future you may find yourself spending the same amount of money over the long run as you would have for a multi-sized system, because when baby number two comes along, you will likely need to replace and/or add to the diapers you currently have on hand. If the same diapers are being washed again and again, they are bound to wear out faster that a multi-sized system.
Q: Besides being a One-Size system, how do bumGenius cloth diapers differ from other major pocket diaper brands?
A: Using Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diapers and Happy Heiny's Pocket Diapers as a base for comparison, our best selling pocket diaper brands, there are a few notably important differences. The first major difference between these brands is the inner lining fabric. BumGenius pocket diapers are lined with suedecloth as opposed to microfleece. Suedecloth is not quite as soft and cozy as microfleece, but it does offer the same stay-dry, moisture wicking features that microfleece is infamous for.
Also, a unique feature of the bumGenius brand of pocket cloth diapers is that they have an "covered slot" style opening, which is where the insert (absorbing fabric) is placed. Designed to help hold your insert in place and keep baby drier, this pocket opening is quite different than the opening found on a Fuzzi Bunz or Happy Heiny's pocket cloth diaper. Some parents have found this to be less convenient to "stuff" than a pocket diaper that offers more open access. Unless you've tried the various brands first-hand, you wouldn't know about the added difficulty this style of opening creates when you go to remove your insert - and we wouldn't be the store we are today if we didn't share this difficulty with you.
Your pocket diaper insert should be removed at each diaper change for adequate cleaning, and an "open" slot opening at the back (see Fuzzi Bunz description) allows easier access to remove this insert. In fact, in most cases you simply have to turn the diaper upside-down over your diaper pail and this insert will just fall out for you. Unfortunately, with the bumGenius "covered" slot opening, you may find yourself "fishing" for your inserts on numerous occasions. This opening also means solids will sometimes get trapped under the flap, and these are not as easy to rinse out with a Mini Shower as they are to rinse off of other brands. This may increase the "ick" factor of cloth diapering slightly.
The stretchy tab feature is unique to bumGenius which has been a great addition to a pocket diaper. These taps help parents achieve a fantastic fit on their baby. The stretch literally hugs a baby around the waist, helping to contain liquid, solids and leaky messes of all sorts. BumGenius also boasts an ingenious 3x3 snap design which is a huge improvement on many other one-size systems. While some parents looking at the array of snaps on a one-size pocket diaper find themselves confused and overwhelmed, bumGenius keeps this simple with the bare minimum necessary to get the job done and prevent that glazed over look from dad or grandparents.
One-Size Cloth Pocket Diapers or a Multi-Sized System - How do you choose?
So, how do you choose which pocket cloth diaper system is best for you? When trying to decide between one-size cloth diapers or multi-sized cloth diapers, ask yourself what is MOST important...
- The trimmest fit possible with the least amount of bulk? Choose a multi-sized diapering system.
- Convenience when diapering more than one child? Choose a one-size system.
- Cloth diapers that will last for 2 or more children? Choose multi-sized cloth diapers.
- The most economical yet convenient system for only ONE child? Choose a one-size system.
- Minimizing your cloth diaper "clutter" - shopping only one time and then be done with it? One-size cloth diapers were designed with you in mind!
- Maximum absorbency & the best fit for my babies age/stage? Multi-sized cloth diapers may be a better choice.
- An all-natural cloth diapering system? bumGenius pocket diapers are 100% polyester. This is a man-made material. You might check out Prefolds or Fitted cloth diapers for something all cotton, organic cotton or a cotton/hemp blend.
An ingenious design. bumGenius cloth diapers g-r-o-w with your baby.
All in all we LOVE the bumGenius pocket all-in-ones. Keep in mind that many parents use an eclectic mix of systems throughout the time their baby is in diapers. Don't feel you need to purchase all one style - you may regret your choice down the road for various reasons. Having 2-3 of each of the various styles of cloth diapers is okay! We've even created a Pocket Diaper Sampler Pack just for you to get a feel for the various styles and differences between brands. Check out our Dazed & Confused Pocket Package today.
A superior diaper that has held up over time Review by Jen
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I have been using cloth diapers for the past 2.5 years, first with my older daughter and now with my youngest who is 9 months old. BumGenius velcro diapers make up at least half of my stash as I have found them to be one of the best for fit and quality. Without a doubt they are my go-to diaper when I need something bullet-proof - I know that they won`t leak over long periods of time.Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!
I have found that they fit well on skinny and chubby babies, as both my girls were built differently and yet BumGenius fit them both equally well. The velcro closure makes them very adjustable, which is especially good when using them on younger infants.
One of the best features of this one-size pocket is the microsuede used inside as I have found it seems to keep bums drier than other diapers using fleece inside.
Overall, BumGenius diapers are my favourite, and the one I recommend to any new parent just starting out with cloth diapers! (Posted on 12/31/10)
Amazed at these cloth diapers Review by Jennifer
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I knew I wanted to try an all in one diaper but just wasn't sure which one to choose. I am so glad I went the bumGenius route. These are amazing diapers. I have 2 kids in them at the same time. I just think it is wonderful that my two year old can wear the same diaper as my 2 month old. I was a little worried about cloth diapers but knew I wanted them for the environment as well as my pocket book. I have had bad experiences in the past but I have to say I am now a believer in them. I would recommend these to anyone. (Posted on 2/8/11)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!
Great diaper; husband loves the velcro Review by Tobey
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I bought a variety of cloth diapers before our little guy arrived, and sadly only bought one Bum Genius. They're tied for my second favourite along with Happy Heiny's. They have lots of different size options (even more than snaps with the velcro), stay soft, fit well but not too tightly around my little guy's chubby thighs. The velcro stays stuck during washing too. (Posted on 11/2/11)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Best cloth diaper we tried Review by Laura
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When I was on the hunt for a cloth diaper to work for my little one and my family, this was it!Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!
I love the convenient way you can change the absorbency by changing up the inserts. The moisture wicking layer that is against baby's skin is wonderful for over nights and longer trips. Baby's skin stays dry!
It took a little while to figure out the insert combination for over night, but with 2 hemp inserts, my little guy can go over night leak free.
These diapers dry much more quickly then the AIO's. Both on the line or in the dryer. This was a huge selling feature for us.
Both the snaps and the hook and loop closures work well.
I would highly recommend this cloth diaper to anyone! (Posted on 11/6/13)
Best for no leaks Review by Nicole
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I really like our bumGenius diapers because they are the trimmest fitting one-size diapers I have tried. They are also good about not leaking. If we are going out and I want to be sure we have no leaks, then this is what I will put on my daughter. I haven't found them as good overnight (I add an extra liner at night and perhaps the extra bulk affects how well they fit) but definitely the best in the daytime. (Posted on 1/2/11)
BumGenius is my favorite Diaper! Review by Jennifer
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I used several cloth diapers that were an utter flop and then I discovered BumGenius diapers. I love the fit, the ease of use, how well they wash up, the colors, how they grow with baby, how they wick moisture away from baby's skin really well...there is little I don't love about these diapers. They are my absolute favorite cloth diaper!Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
I will say that I had all velcro for most of my stash and when the snaps came out this spring, I bought several. I find that the fit around the waist with the snaps isn't as custom as velcro, though snaps are certainly more durable and longer-lasting than velcro.
They are a bit pricey but worth it since they are a quality diaper that will see you through multiple children and still retain resale value when you are finished. (Posted on 1/2/11)
Overall, a very good diaper. Review by Michelle
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I've read that these diapers are only supposed to last for one child. Our daughter is a year and a half now & I've had to do some minor sewing on the diapers and they do occasionally leak with a heavy heavy pee.
I also use disposables for night time & for going places. Just makes life a little easier & keeps these diapers in better shape longer. My only complaint is the laundry tabs no longer work. I have taken excellent care with these (scrubbing the liners & bleaching the inserts) & I plan to use them for our next baby in December. I have 24 diapers and since I use both cloth & disposable, I only wash the diapers once a week and that's usually on the weekend when it's the cheapest (Ontario Hydro).
I wonder if the Bum Genius diapers with snaps would be better than velcro??!!
Overall, I do love these diapers and it was totally worth it!!
A note from bynature.ca: Thanks for your review! bumGenius now has Velcro replacer kits to help extend the life of your cloth diapers. They are easy to use, only cost a couple of dollars and they give your diapers a new life. Please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more! (Posted on 5/27/11)
For a one size pocket diaper this is a good choice Review by Mariko
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My daughter is only 3 months old so I can only comment on how they have been up until now. For a one size diaper it adjusts very well, has better fabric than other brands I have tried. It seems to handle being washed a lot with very little wear and tear. The colors are nice, fun and bright. I did not start using them until my daughter reached about 11lbs and she is now 14lbs. They are very bulky but other wise are still snug enough as to not have any leaks. (Posted on 6/15/10)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
My go-to cloth diaper! Review by Katherine
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I did a lot of research on the various cloth diapering systems available and this one is my favourite. This diaper fits and contains the best for us. My daughter has been in them since she was about 8 lb and we have NEVER had any leaking even when the insert was absolutely soaked. It also contains messes very well due to the snug but gentle fit at the leg openings. I personally like the hook & loop closure because of the easy adjustability. After 6 months the hook & loop tabs are starting to curl up a bit, but the diapers themselves show little to no wear.Would you recommend this product to a friend? Without hesitation!
My husband also loves this diaper and even he prefers them to disposables. BumGenius OS pockets are 90% of my diaper stash and I love them! (Posted on 7/1/10)
Top of my pocket diaper list Review by Kristen
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For a pocket diaper the construction of this is superior. It's super absorbent and seems to really pull the wetness in so baby can stay in it without complaining even during long sleeps, with no leaks! I don't like that the entire thing has to be washed after each use, but all pocket diapers are like that. It washes nicely and dries quickly. (Posted on 7/1/10)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
After 2 years of use, I sold them second hand! Review by Rose
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Not only are these cloth diapers easy to use, they fit from newborn to a 30 lb toddler! Once I was done with them, I sold them to a mom at playgroup as they looked very gently used and 'new'. We used these diapers exclusively. Three years later, we're expecting again and I've run out to purchase the newest version again. I can't wait to use them again! Best diaper out there!
(Posted on 1/19/12)
Easy system, may need refreshing for longer use Review by CINDY
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I really like the bumGenius one-size pocket diaper. It fits great, is very soft, looks great, and never leaves red marks on chubby thighs. It is quick to put on and doesn't leak. For the long-term it does seem to need refreshing to replace elastic and/or velcro though, so for someone with longevity in mind, this may be an issue. But it isn't too hard to do to be worth the effort and save $! All in all, a great choice, especially for someone looking for a straight-forward and reliable choice. (Posted on 1/3/11)Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes