Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bum Genius 4.0

We switched out of our cotton pre-folds with wool Imse Vimse covers to the ultra nice Bum Genius 4.0. That, my friends, is the latest and greatest in the Bum Genius diaper series. We decided to switch out for a couple of reasons. The first was that we needed something that would fit over our daughter's super chunky thighs. Next, we needed something that we could take off fast and was waterproof for nighttime wear. And finally, we needed something that would allow her to stand correctly, not like a cowboy with rickets. So, after a trip to The Nesting House in Mt. Airy, we settled on the Bum Genius. I ordered extra microfiber stuffings from Cotton Babies and we are off and running. At night, we don't even need doublers and liners now. We are glad we used the organic cotton prefolds for as long as we could - we always had fresh ones and I like that they were organic cotton right next to her bum. But now our needs have changed. I would have liked that the inserts were still organic cotton, but I am still happy with these and hope to transition Anjali to organic underwear soon. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI, they come in organic: http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_info.php?cPath=98&products_id=1825

Madhavi said...

True, but I couldn't find the organic inserts sold separately and that is what we really needed more of. Unlike the diaper's system, we set the diaper insert on top of the cover insert. You need at least 2-3 inserts per diaper for this system. It is much easier and cheaper.

Madhavi said...

The other issue is that the organic inserts likely leak at night. I looked at them - I was not impressed. If anyone has had experience otherwise, please let us know.

TPS-SheilaP said...

you'll have to show me this sometime. i'm having trouble picturing it....

We just got the cutest wool soaker shorts so she is more conscious of being wet and so are we.