Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free as a thank you for writing this post. Regardless, all opinions expressed are completely my own.
Tereson Dupuy, known as the “Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper,” invented FuzziBunz cloth diapers in 1999. Her invention came about out of pure necessity. Her then four-month old son suffered from serious diaper rash. After trying every possible cloth and disposable diaper with no leeway, she invented the FuzziBunz.
Today, Tereson is a highly accomplished woman, having received various awards and honors for her invention and for being an excellent entrepreneur.
I am happy to state that FuzziBunz is, in fact, a giving company. They donate money and cloth diapers to multiple organizations including orphanages, natural disaster relief efforts, and Autism Speaks.
If you are familiar with one-size cloth diapers, you may notice something is missing from the front of this one-size diaper.
There are two rows of closure snaps on this diaper, but nope–no rise snaps!
Here’s the inside of the diaper. You’ll notice that there is a pocket opening on the back of the diaper.
To stuff that pocket, the FuzziBunz comes with two minky inserts–one in size small and the other in size medium/large.
Also accompanying the diaper are three elastics. When I first saw these elastics, I was confused. What are these for?
Upon closer inspection, I discovered not only what the elastics are for, but I also learned how the FuzziBunz cloth diaper is a one-size diaper without rise snaps.
The elastics that separately accompanied the diaper are actually backups as the diaper already had three elastics “installed.” One elastic filled the back waistline. Notice the notch in the elastic? You can widen and shorten the size of the waist by adjusting the elastic.
All three elastics have numbers next to each notch so you know what “size” to stretch the elastic to on either side. Illustrated here is the elastic in one of the leg gussets (with the diaper turned inside out).
Beside each channel for the elastic is a hole where you can insert the excess “tail” of the elastic to keep it from lumping up and pressing against your child’s back or legs.
So there you have it! This is a one-size diaper because of the adjustable elastics in the waist and leg gussets. This is by far the most unique and creative cloth diaper I have reviewed. It is ingenious! It’s quick and easy to adjust and is capable of fitting any child despite their size or shape. Have a baby with a small waist but large thighs? No problem–simply adjust the elastics accordingly to fit just right.
The Little Mister happens to be a skinny toddler, so the elastics needed tightened a bit more than for a typical 16-month old. And this made the diaper fit perfectly! The rise was perfect and so were the fit around the waist and the fit around the thighs. By the way–sorry about the crazy baby hair, he’d just woken up from a nap!
And I am happy to announce the diaper successfully survived both number one and number two. It also lasted a 4-hour nap. No leaks!
Overall, I can completely see why this diaper is so valued in so many cloth diapering mamas’ eyes. It can fit just about every child from itty bitty to potty trained without the necessity of folding the front down to snap rise snaps. Plus, the fact that the elastics are replaceable is completely awesome. If they wear out, no need to toss the whole diaper–just get new elastics!
You can purchase any FuzziBunz cloth diaper online through FuzziBunz.com and via various other online and local retailers.
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