Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bumgenius Freetime Review {& Giveaway}

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique is a favorite cloth diapering and green living store of mine. They are located in North Carolina {and online, of course!} and they offer free shipping on all products. This is one of my favorite aspects of an online store! They carry lots of great products and brands, including one of my favorites - Bumgenius.

The first time I ordered from Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique, I was very very very impressed with them. On top of the free shipping {which, of course, won me over} they had great customer service. The package came wrapped in an eco-friendly brown paper bag and tied with a simple ribbon. It was an unnecessary but appreciated touch. Rather than pulling my order out of the shipping envelope, I got to pull out a lovely package. It also included a handwritten note using my name and thanking me for the order. It really is the little things that mean so much.



Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique was kind enough and generous enough to send me a new Bumgenius Freetime AIO diaper to try out. I received this diaper in the new mirror color, which I am absolutely madly in love with!



When I first heard of the Bumgenius Freetime AIO diaper, I was both intrigued and a little alarmed at the same time. The diaper was like nothing I'd ever seen before. It was an AIO {all in one} that had two inserts sewn in. One sewn to the front of the diaper and one to the back. The premise was that you could fold these inserts in a variety of ways to adjust for absorbency in the places you needed them most -- depending on if you had a boy or girl. I really didn't know what to expect when I tried it out. But I will tell you this much, I was pleasantly surprised!

both inserts pulled out


After playing with the inserts a little bit, I decided to lay the insert sewn in back down flat and fold the insert sewn in front over on itself. This gave me three layers of absorbency in the front, where my little guy needs it most. I expected it to be very bulky with all those layers in front. Instead, it was only slightly bulky from the one-size snap down design in addition to the layers. The back was very trim and I had no problems fitting his pants over-top of the diaper. He was free to move around unrestricted while wearing it and after being in it for a normal amount of time {several hours} he remained leak-free.





The diaper washed up well and dried faster than I expected. It took no longer to dry, despite the sewn in inserts, than my other diapers did. I usually let my diapers line dry overnight and keep my AIOs line drying for a day or more. This diaper was ready with the rest of my pockets!

I thought for sure I'd be disappointed with it for nighttime use but again, I was pleasantly surprised. I placed a Bumgenius doubler {or newborn insert} on the bottom and then folded the sewn in inserts in the same way as before. This gave me an incredible FOUR layers of absorbency up front and two layers of absorbency in the back. Amazingly, we went all night with no leaks. I think it would have held up well even without the added insert.


Overall, I am very impressed with this diaper and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

PROS:
- Adjustable absorbency with unique design of sewn-in inserts
- Ability to add additional inserts if necessary for more absorbency
- One size design allows for use from approximately 8 - 35 lbs.
- Works well for overnight use
- Quick drying time
- No stuffing necessary!
- Available in both snap or aplix closure
- Comes in a variety of cute colors and prints

CONS:
- Like most one size diapers, it can be a little bulky when on smaller rise settings
- The design of the inserts may be slightly confusing for those not accustomed to using cloth diapers (like babysitters or daycares)

As you can see, the pros far outweigh the cons on this one!

Do you want to try this diaper?
You can purchase one {or more!} from Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique here.
Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique has also been generous enough to allow one lucky reader their chance to try out this diaper for themselves! Use the rafflecopter form below to enter.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product free of charge in exchange for my review. However, all opinions are 100% mine. Your experiences may be different than mine. 

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