bumGenius Elemental Cloth Diapers, The Original!Product Rating: Product Review (submitted on May 16, 2011):
We've used nothing but these diapers since our son was about 2 months old - he is now almost 20 months. The diapers are amazing. Great fit, no leaks, no diaper rash, easy to wash, and they look so cute. The ONLY time we ever suffered a poop explosion was when our guy was in disposables on holiday. We also bought a couple of the BumGenius 3.0 pocket diapers, but hated them. They seem to leak more, retain stink, are a bit more finicky to use (because of the pocket) and I loathe the idea of possibly carcinogenic polyester next to baby's skin.
My only gripe with the organics is they have deteriorated a lot in 18 months. We've had a couple of broken snaps, but as the diapers were still covered by warranty, Cotton Babies replaced these without hassle. Now there are holes in almost every layer of cotton in almost every diaper. I don't know how they can suggest that one might be able to diaper a second child with a one-time investment of diapers. We have 25 diapers in rotation, so somewhat less than the 36 they recommend. I don't know if they'd be showing much less wear if I had a few more in the mix.
All in all, if we do have a second baby, I'll definitely be buying a new batch of these.
A note from the bynature.ca family: Thanks for your review! We've written an informative article on the cycle of wear and tear for cloth diapers that can be found here, http://www.bynature.ca/cloth-diapers-investment.html. I hope you find a few tips to help extend the life of your investment.