April 25, 2013

BumGenius Diaper Comparison: 4.0 Onesize Pocket vs. Freetime AIO

BumGenius diapers are some of the best selling diapers on the cloth diaper scene! There are a few different styles to choose from. It can be hard to decide what is best for you. Here's a look at the 4.0 and the Freetime.

4.0
The 4.0 is a pocket style diaper. The diaper has a PUL outer layer and a suede cloth inner layer. It comes with two microfiber inserts, a small newborn insert and a larger one-size insert with a snap down sizing system. The 4.0 fits from 8-35 pounds and has a snap down rise for size adjustment. This diaper comes in both hook and loop and snaps.

To use this diaper you will need to stuff the inserts inside the rear pocket before use. You will need to remove the inserts before washing.

Cost: $17.95


Freetime
The Freetime is an all-in-one style diaper. The diaper has a PUL outer layer and two microfiber soakers attached, one at each end. The soakers are lined with suede cloth that goes against your baby's skin. This diaper fits from 8-35 pounds and has a snap down rise for size adjustment. This diaper comes in both hook and loop and snaps.

To use this diaper you just make sure the soakers are laying flat in the diaper.

Cost: $19.95

So which do you choose? Honestly, these diapers are very similar. They use the same materials and at first glance, you won't be able to tell a difference when your baby is wearing the diaper. It's a great deal to get the Freetime for only $2 more and not have to worry about stuffing diapers when doing diaper laundry. A benefit to the 4.0 is you can stuff more into the pocket to boost absorbency or use a natural fiber insert. Also, microfiber wears down over time and needs to be replaced. Replacing the inserts for the 4.0 is going to much easier than removing the soakers and replacing them in a Freetime.

Have you tried both? Which do you prefer?

2 comments:

I am surprised that I like the 4.0 better, even if I have to stuff it. I feel like the flaps in the Freetimes move around too much when I am trying to get the diaper on and its bulkier. Plus, I don't even have to unstuff the 4.0s, the insert almost always comes out on its own. AND the 4.0s are faster to dry.

Everything you said above is exactly why I love the 4.0 more than the Freetime! Faster to dry and trimmer for sure. I really love my 4.0 - and I'll save $2/diaper to stuff them at the end of the day ;)