|Clara in her bumGenius glory|
We've been using the bumGenius diapers for about 6 weeks now. I was so excited about them!! Ridiculously eco-friendly, cost effective, and adorable to boot! What's not to love!??
Unfortunately, I can't say that I'm in love with them. I find the care and maintenance to be OK - it's only annoying when we can't get a washing machine when we need one (but that wouldn't be a problem if we had our own washing machine in our home). Tommy, who is the one who typically washes them has no complaints...he thinks they are easy.
The thing that irks me is that they leak. Frequently. I tried "stripping" the inserts by boiling them in small batches on the kitchen stove - made no difference. Literally, last night I got peed on...TWICE. (that has actually never happened before for the record.) FYI: we double stuff them at night - which typically absorbs all of it. We had leaks with regular diapers too - soo...maybe it's just one of those things???
We will keep using them...can't give up on them right away - not after the huge initial investment we made! For the record, I bought 8 brand new bumGenius diapers and then bought 12 used bumGenius diapers on Ebay. I went with that brand because I have friends in real life who really liked using that brand - so I felt comfortable with that choice.
I hope that they end up being fantastic!! (I can tell what IS fantastic - not spending $50/week on diapers!! Wahoo!)
*UPDATE: I reread this post and noticed that I got my diaper numbers wrong so I fixed it!!