Saturday, November 28, 2009

Some Real "Bum"mers... Plus a Winner

The Flip wasn't a good match for us... I just can't stand the snaps on the BumGenius diapers- they lay wonky if they aren't opened all the way, so I didn't keep The Flip long. But as far as absorbency goes, those organic inserts were UNBEATABLE!!!

I also got some custom fitted diapers... I had them made with a shorter rise for my tiny little girl, so I wouldn't have to fold down the rise. Well, they came... and I still have to fold down the rise- kind of defeated the purpose of getting more custom diapers! ;)

Now, the Fishnoodles Solo Flyers- those are pretty cool AI2 diapers! I have had some leaks from wicking at the legs of mine, but it's because I ordered larges and my little guy really only needs mediums now. But what a cool, side-snapping diaper! I wasn't expecting to be surprised, but I was!

You win some and you lose some with diapers... the fun is in the trying. ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

That.... was.... a..... MESS!!!!

First wearing of The Flip. I put it on my little guy, and I was impressed by the fit and the function. It's gimmicky, but I like it. The insert is thicker, and therefore more absorbent than the BG Organics. And I also like how it comes out so you can dry it easier- like a prefold. Of course, I hate the snap positions, the same as I did with the BG Organics... I can't get them to lay flat, and I that drives me NUTS! Still, I went in with high hopes...

But alas! This is *MY* baby testing the diaper. Fifteen minutes after I put it on him, I heard the grunting. Distracted, I didn't get to him right away. Then I look over, and he has pulled the snaps off on one side, and the diaper is half hanging there! I grabbed him up, go lay him down... the poop has smeared all over his thigh, belly, and bum. In taking the diaper off (poop now also on the cover, so it can't be re-used as it's designed for), I get poop on MY hands. Then my little guy actually GRABS a Tootsie Roll and almost sticks it in his mouth- and I'm not talking candy here. I ended up grabbing him by the ankles and hands and throwing him in the bathtub *gag*.

Is it The Flips fault? Of course not... But this is the FIRST snapping diaper he has unhooked on his own! And it wasn't cool that I couldn't re-use the shell. But on the other hand, it was easy to spray off, and the insert also sprayed off easily.

But now I have to work up the courage to try, try again. 'Cause I sure didn't succeed the first time!!! ;)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Doing the Flip!

I bit the bullet... CottonBabies (makers of BumGenius) came out with a new product- The Flip. A snapping shell with prefold-like inserts that you put inside, and then re-use the cover. I bought a day pack- 2 shells with 6 inserts.

Trust me.... I did NOT need any more diapers! But something like this comes out, and I just.... Well, I'll just say that the diapers arrived yesterday and are already prepped and ready to go for today. I bought the organic version- they're supposed to be quite absorbent!

Anyway, I'll let you know how it fares! ;)