Friday, June 6, 2008
sooooooo ... I got that bumGenius order
I am so hooked. Addicted. Obsessed. I'm even trying to get others sucked in. (How is that working out for you, j?)
Cloth diapering is a disease, ladies! RUN AWAY!
The bumGenius order arrived. Oliver's already-too-cute-for-words bum is now sheathed in the softest, coziest fabric out there. But how does it look, you ask? Let me quote Jo for you here:
"That is the cutest thing ever! It's like ... like ... the Hanna Andersson of diapers!"
Note to readers: Hanna Andersson underwear is the gold standard in my household. We discovered it when Atticus was 3 and undergoing SID therapy. The genius behind Hanna unders is that there are no tags, and the stitching is absolutely flat. This is a big bonus for SID kids. Now, all three big kids swear by the stuff. I like it, too: the cuts are perfect, the fabric is like butter, the things hardly show any wear, and they fit my kids for years, not just seasons. Not to mention the fact, of course, that they are cute. That's a definite plus.
Anyhow, back to the smaller bottoms in my house ....
The bumGenius is well worth the money. I bought six of the One-Size pockets (the 3.0s). The inserts are plush but not bulky, and the covers are such a nice, touchable fabric. The lining, which sits next to the baby's skin, is positively heavenly. BumGenius are pricier than the pre-folds and bummis, no doubt. Cost alone is enough to ensure that I will not be making these little wonders the mainstay of Oliver's cloth diapering wardrobe. No--I think that the pre-folds are clearly the workhorse of cd'ing. Since I have a "work horse" kind of budget, that's where the bulk of my investment will be. But, if money were no option ... or I knew for certain that another baby or two were in my future ... yeah ... I'd buy more bumGenius.