Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pre-Baby Review #2 - Baby Bunz & Co.

A few months ago, back when I decided that Cloth Diapering was a good idea, I started to reach out for companies who sell Cloth Diapers. My email to them was pretty basic it was probably 4-5 sentences long. I received several great responses, but one stood out above the rest. Heather from Baby Bunz & Co. sent me a 9 paragraph reply (on a Sunday afternoon to boot)! 9 paragraphs! Really! Don't you know that my attention span of.....uh.....what was I talking about?

Can you believe the Chicago Football Bears are 2 - 0, can anyone say Super Bowl? The Super Bowl will never happen in Chicago because they don't play in a dome. I prefer when football isn't played in a dome, I like football in the elements when you can have rain, snow and wind. The only problem is that the football can be uncontrollable when there is too much air circulation. Speaking of air circulation, did you know that some babies have sensitive skin and could benefit from having more air circulation in their diapers? Oh yeah.......I was talking about the letter from Heather at Baby Bunz & Co. This blogging thing is going to be very difficult if the Bears keep this winning streak up!

What got my attention was the fact that there are Natural cloth diapers and that we should consider breathability. My wife, Lindsey, is always talking about the benefits of things like "All Natural" and "Organic" so when I came across this email I was actually paying attention....for Lindsey's sake of course. To sum up Heather's email, I'll quote part of her email to me below. Men: When your wife talks about "All Natural" and "Organic" - don't call her a Hippie. Trust me!

"It's a good idea to factor in the NATURAL and/or BREATHABLE qualities of your diapering system, and consider rotating in at least a few items that would help allow for a healthier, more breathable environment around baby's bottom. Since babies are usually diapered all day and night for almost the first two years of life, that's a lot of time for their bottoms to be sitting in diapers"

With that being said, I had to get my hands on some of these so I did! The first diaper I am going to review is the Easy Fit One-Piece Diaper. The site describes it as a hybrid One-Piece/Pocket Diaper. I really like this diaper! As you all know, I prefer Pocket Diapers and this makes pocket diapering even easier because the insert is sewn right into the diaper. It is twice as long as the diaper so it can be folded in half and tucked in.....make sense? Probably not, so I have attached the below picture to show you what I am trying to type. Men: No, this is not a dead chicken.

Some features of this diaper is that the attached liner can be folded to create up to 6 layers of absorption where the baby needs it the most. The liner contains a layer of ultra soft rayon made from bamboo which absorbs 70% faster than cotton. It has Velcro closures and fits babies from 8 to 35 lbs so this one can go the distance. Men: No need to find the right inserts for this diaper, they're attached. Just imagine if your jockstrap had this feature, no more using your younger brother or your child's cup by mistake!!!!! Please tell me I'm not alone on this.

The second diaper I have from Baby Bunz & Co. is the Bamboozle Bamboo Fitted Diaper. It comes in two sizes (size #1 - 5-18 pounds and size #2 10-35 pounds) and has snap closures Right off the bat, I think this diaper is sweet because it may be one of the softest things I have ever felt. Move over teddy bear, you've been replaced by a diaper! This is a fitted diaper that has a snap in insert that aids in extra absorbency.

The diaper and the insert are made with Bamboo fibers, what does that mean? I'll tell you. Because it's made of bamboo it is very Eco-friendly. Bamboo is a renewable resource that grows extremely fast and it is grown without fertilizers and pesticides. The diaper is also naturally antibacterial, breathable and cool. This all means that you know exactly what is touching your baby's bottom! Can you say that about disposables? I don't think so. All in all I'd say this could be the perfect diaper for around the house. When using this diaper don't forget to use a diaper cover (Baby Bunz carries several options here). Men: This is a very soft diaper and you'd probably want to have underwear made of the same material (I know I do). Remember when I said that we have short term memory? Don't forget this or you'll be wondering why there are wet spots everywhere your baby sits...including your lap. Make sure you remember a DIAPER COVER when using this diaper. It's like a reverse rain poncho: the goal is to keep the wetness in.

You know what's really funny? I have talked about diaper covers in previous blogs, but because I was so distracted by shiny coins and squirrels when writing this blogs first draft I forgot about them and mis-spoke about how wet the Bamboozle diapers get (not to mention I forgot to spell check and check for grammar errors which were blatantly obvious). What can I say.....I'm a dude! Thanks to some friendly feedback, I have corrected my mistakes and made this blog more accurate. Men: What I just did there was to admit that I had actually, for once, made a mistake. This may be a foreign idea to you, but I challenge you to try it at some point. I am being serious, go ahead and try it. Let me know how it goes!

Thanks again to Heather at Baby Bunz & Co. for the email and sending the diapers.

I can't wait to actually try the two diapers out on my baby in about three months. Once I do, I'll post another blog about how they're working, so stay tuned. If you're interested in purchasing these or anything from Baby Bunz & Co., visit their website (