May 23, 2011

One Mama describes why she loves the bumGenius 4.0 Onesize Diapers!

Guest Post by Samantha

 As sized on the medium setting for 
my 14 lb. four-month-old
When I first decided to venture into cloth diapers a few years ago, my son was about six months old and I wanted something SIMPLE to use. I also wanted a diaper that  would easily get my husband on board to the idea of using cloth. A friend introduced me to the bumGenius line of cloth diapers and I have been hooked ever since! I recently upgraded to their newest line – the 4.0s with Snap closures. These diapers are so simple to use and they go on baby much like a disposable!

These diapers are one-size which means they are designed to diaper your baby until potty training. They are set up to fit babies from approximately 7 pounds – 35 pounds and up! I can vouch for this – with a smaller baby (14 pounds) and bigger toddler (33 pounds), these diapers do a great job at absorption & fit my babies well!  With a range of sizing in my own home, I find that I get more bang for my buck when it comes to using bumGenius’ one-size system. The elastic around the legs is also well-made and stretchy to accommodate even the chunkiest of thighs.

Showing the largest rise & snap closures
The diaper comes with a series of snaps which are simple to use and adjust both the rise of the diaper (to accommodate that weight range) and the fit around baby’s waist. The snaps that adjust the rise of the diaper are a great tool to parents as it enables that great fit throughout the life of the diaper years. The snap closures (which are a new change from the previous Velcro closure) are, in my opinion, a fantastic addition to the diaper. They keep the look clean & simple, help keep the diaper more snug against my son’s waist, and my older son is less likely to pull the diaper apart and off! As with the rise snaps, there are a number of different sets of snaps to accommodate the range of waists out there.
Open & ready for use!

My favorite thing about this diaper is how simple it is to use! After you have had a chance to stuff your diapers with the right amount of absorbency, you just lay baby down (as you would a disposable), adjust your rise (I always have mine set because he uses the same one until he outgrows that level) and just snap it up like you would the tabs on a regular diaper. Baby is ready for the day! My husband loves that the diaper is easy to put on and readily available like a disposable.

The diaper comes with two separate insert. The smaller insert is designed for the newborn stage, but also acts as a great extra piece of absorbent material for heavy wetters and for night-time. The larger, full-length insert has snaps to adjust to the rise you’ve chosen for your baby. Each insert is simple to stuff in your diaper and I have found that using the full length alone works and using them together is great for night-time for my older son.

Overall, this diaper is one of the easiest to use out on the market. The bumGenius One-Size 4.0 Cloth Diapers are a great start for anyone looking to begin their journey into cloth diapering. The features work great to accommodate the range of sizes from infancy to potty-training and that really makes spending the money on these worth it. I prefer the snap closures over the Velcro because for me, over time, the Velcro would fray, seemed to lose some of its stickiness and just didn’t look as nice as the snaps. I should also add that on those days when you are feeling like an extra-stylish mommy, you can dress baby to match as these diapers come in a wide variety of colors and designer patterns. I would highly recommend bumGenius One-Size 4.0 Cloth Diapers to friends and family, especially those new to cloth diapering.

By: Samantha Schultz
I am a mostly SAHM of two boys, Charlie (28 months) and Jack (4 months). I enjoy making the most of my family scrapbook online at The Peanuts Gang ( and sharing our adventures with the world!