Monday, June 25, 2012

Blueberry One Size Deluxe and BumGenius 4.0


Above is a picture of part of my diaper stash. I selected several different brands to try out, and after using them for a few months, I went ahead and invested in my two favorites: Blueberry One Size Deluxe and BumGenius 4.0. The reason I chose to buy two different brands is because if one brand doesn't work out over time, then at least it's not a total waste. Plus, both are great and I had a hard time choosing.

Ok, now on to my reviews.

Both diapers are pocket diapers, meaning there is an insert that you stuff into a pocket (the shell), like so...

BumGenius

I find these to be a million times better than the diapers that come with sewn in inserts because you can separate them, which speeds up the drying time. Plus, if an insert falls apart, or the shell falls apart, either one could be replaced. The inserts I use are microfiber/microterry.

The Blueberry diapers have different inserts than the BumGenius. Below is the Blueberry. It has a super long insert that you fold once and snap, then stuff into the shell. The little snap at the end keeps it from unfolding while the baby wears it. What I LOVE about this insert is that it dries super fast. It does give the diaper more bulk, but I don't think it's enough to matter (it is a noticeable amount though). This brand does come with newborn inserts, which are half the size and do not need to be folded.

Blueberry

The BumGenius has one thick layer, which doesn't take too long to dry, but just a little bit longer than the Blueberry. It is less bulky than the blueberry. You can resize this insert by folding it down and snapping it. This brand also comes with a newborn insert.

BumGenius

Both inserts are great and I rarely have leaks. Even though the Blueberry insert gives more bulk, I still prefer it over the BumGenius, not only because of drying time, but because I feel like it moves around less, causing less leaks. But again, I'm being picky here because both rock.

Here is an inside look at both diapers (the part that will be against the skin). This is the biggest difference between the diapers. One is microfiber and one is suedecloth. The microfleece, on the left, is softer than the suedecloth. The suedecloth is very smooth, and although it's not rough, it's not soft either. Both clean equally well, and the difference is just preference. I don't have a problem with either one. I thought maybe one would be cooler than the other, but no.

Blueberry and BumGenius

The picture below is the difference that makes me prefer one over the other. The red diaper is the Blueberry and if you look closely, you can see that the snaps (I never use the velcro, only the snaps) on the top are not even with the snaps on the bottom. If you look at the blue diaper, the BumGenius, you can see the snaps line up. I prefer the red snaps because they get a better fit on my baby. I absolutely love this about the diaper, and although it doesn't seem like a big deal, it is after you've changed the baby 50,000 times. The BumGenius does has stretchy tabs, but to be honest, I don't see much stretch in them.

Blueberry and BumGenius

Both diapers are great. Both are One Size, meaning they will fit from birth to toddler. Both are pocket diapers. Both are made in the USA. But the winner for me is Blueberry. The tabs really make all the difference. I still love both and both will make up my diaper stash, but I am definitely leaning towards Blueberry, even though it's more expensive. Also, Blueberry has some super-cute prints.

If you've followed my blog, you will remember that I did like Rumparooz at one time. After using them for a few months though, they've fallen off of my favorites list. I have leaks with them all the time, the fit doesn't work well for my baby (toddler is good though), and they are hard to clean. Not to mention, they have strict detergent recommendations, which annoys me. BumGenius does have detergent recommendations, but I've used different detergents and they've worked well (not so with Rumparooz). Blueberry really doesn't have one, they only ask that you use detergents created/approved for cloth diaper use (another plus for Blueberry). I use Country Save along with Calgon (water softener).

You can buy the diapers at Nicki's Diapers, Amazon, or Cotton Babies, just to name a few. Here are the official website links if you want a more detailed look at the diapers:

BumGenius

Blueberry

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3 comments:

  1. This is such a great review post, Elsa! It's really comprehensive and helpful.

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  2. Great review. I am obsessed with blueberry diapers. Love your blog!

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