The majority of our diaper stash consists of the bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Cloth Diaper. These diapers are so easy to use and the are designed to mimic the look of a disposable diaper. When we have family watching Caden these are the diapers that I leave out for them to use.
- Closure options: snap or velcro. We have an equal mix of both but I personal prefer the snaps. My suggestion is to get these with snap closures especially if you plan on using them for multiple children.
- Adjustable sizing using the 3×3 snap down design. One diaper fits small, medium and large sizes (approximately 7-35+ pounds).
- Diapers are bundled with two inserts. The newborn insert for newborns and a one-size insert for your older baby. We also like to stack these inserts together now that Caden is older for extra absorbency.
- Wide slot opening makes it easy to stuff and remove insert. Some of the other pocket style diapers are designed with narrow openings for your inserts making it harder to stuff your inserts. These are nice and wide and very easy to stuff and remove. Trust me the last thing you want to struggle with is removing an insert from a dirty diaper.
- Fun designs and colors. bumGenius has great patterns and colors that they use for their waterproof covers. This is the part of cloth diapering that can become addicting.
USING YOUR BUMGENIUS 4.0 ONE-SIZE CLOTH DIAPER
Make sure before you use your cloth diaper(s) for the first time you washed everything at least once. There can be residue left on the fabric from the production process that can cause your diapers to not be as absorbent. The more you wash them the more absorbent they become.
- If the diaper has hook & loop closures, secure the laundry tabs.
- Pre-wash cold to remove waste and fight stains.
- Wash hot with detergent to cleanse your diapers.
- Follow with a second rinse.
- Line-dry covers and diaper shells. Tumble dry inserts, fitteds and prefolds.
You can use 1/4 cup or 60 mL bleach in the hot wash once per month to keep your diapers fresh and bright.
Be Sure To Avoid…
- Extra additives in your wash (like baking soda or vinegar). These ingredients are unnecessary and will cause problems in your diapers.
- Fabric softeners.
- Desitin and any other diaper rash cream that has not been deemed cloth diaper safe.