So after my rant and raving about how I LOVE our hemp/cotton inserts.. and still do by the way, I have learned something new. I was talking with a lady from my Parent and Tot swimming class and she said that hemp didn’t work for her son and that she preferred the microterry inserts since he was a “fast” pee’er and they soaked it up faster then the hemp insert. So food for thought, hemp inserts hold more apparently but are slower to absorb (so maybe better for girls) and microterry inserts hold less (much less in my opinion) but are fast absorbing so better for last pee’ers like boys.
So we decided to buy a few “cheaper” Fuzzi Bunz like diapers called Pocket Change Diapers from Montana’s Diaper Store. They are new on the market and actually come with both a terry AND a hemp insert and only for $17.95US. It’s a great deal so we (aka I) decided to buy 6 of these diapers. When they arrived I wasn’t overly impressed with how they went on our baby, they just didn’t seem to snap on as easily as the Fuzzi Bunz but we slowly warmed up to them and learned the knack of proper diaper placement. Now the inserts also took some warming up to, unlike my Jamtots hemp/cotton inserts, the hemp inserts that came with the Pocket Change diapers took almost 2 months of washing before they would even soak liquid up the back of the insert. This of course resulted in some leaks and a saturated bum for our baby.. yuck!
Anyways, my first disappointment came when the red diaper consistently leaked around the legs. I contacted the owner of the store (in freaking Montana…), and after some problem solving e-mails she asked me to send the diaper back to her and she would gladly replace it with a new one. I was impressed. I didn’t get around to sending it immediately and then I went away on some holidays. When I got back I noticed that one of the other diapers had lost its elastic in the back and contacted her again, she again asked me to send the diaper back (since it had only been 2 months) and she would gladly replace it… awesome. That same day another one lost its elastic. Long story short, I ended up sending back 3 of the 6 diapers I bought from them and it cost me $6.20CAN shipping to return them.
So, the customer service at Montana’s Diaper Store is just fantastic but the Pocket Change Diapers in my opinion are certainly… just ok.
All these years I thought that fast nipples referred to when you caught a quick glimpse of a woman’s nipple when you weren’t supposed to.
Having a kid redefines a lot of terms. Now I know that fast nipples are for your kid’s bottle and have a higher flow rate. Even better, you can get a pair of fast nipples at almost any store for about $7. I don’t get to use many bottles with fast nipples though as our munchkin likes her milk directly from the source.
You’d probably have to pay a lot more than $7 to see the other kind of fast nipples on demand.
Well, it’s been almost a month now of using Fuzzi Bunz on the munchkin and they are working out very well. We’ve noticed that the hemp inserts are definitely better than the micro-terry at soaking up large quantities of liquid. On top of that, the hemp inserts are less bulky. We got our hemp inserts from JamTots at the same time we bought our diapers from them.
We still use a disposable diaper about once a day but it’s for two sort of odd reasons:
- We bought a pack of size 1 diapers that we want to use up
- The disposables are a little less bulky between the legs and allow the little one to stretch out a bit more.
Once the disposables are gone we probably won’t buy any more unless we’re going somewhere and can’t wash the Fuzzi Bunz. At Christmas we’re heading to the in-laws and it might just be easier to use disposables for the drive down and back.
Anyways, we have 17 small diapers now and that is enough to last 2 days, most of the time. Most sites recommend 24 diapers so you don’t have to do laundry “every day”. As it stands, we’re doing laundry every day because we’re changing little spitty-uppy a fair bit. It doesn’t really matter if we have to do diapers too. ;) Of course, everything depends on the child as some need to be changed more often to keep them calm.
We’re using Fuzzi Bunz cloth pocket diapers on our little munchkin. Before seeing Fuzzi Bunz I had the typical response to cloth diapering:
You want to do what? Do you realize how much work that is?
We had friends of ours introduce us to Fuzzi Bunz when they had their daughter. Needless to say, after seeing how simple they were to use, we were sold on the idea. It also helps that it costs a fair bit less to use Fuzzi Bunz and not use disposables. On top of that, we aren’t generating all of that garbage associated with disposable diapers.
Fuzzi Bunz (and most other pocket diapers) are quite simple to use. Yes, there is the whole cleaning step after they have been used but as far as putting them on and taking them off, it’s the same amount of work as a disposable. The Fuzzi Bunz has an outer shell that is made of a water proof material and an inner made of fleece. At one end there is an opening (creating the pocket between the fleece and the water proof shell) where you stuff inserts. Inserts can be made of pretty much anything that absorbs liquid but the best are hemp inserts (in our opinion).
Once the diaper has been used, you simply pull out the insert and toss the whole works in the washing machine. Of course, once your baby is old enough you dump any solids into the toilet first. ;)
We bought most of our Fuzzi Bunz from Jamtots and that was mostly due to the fact they were selling Fuzzi Bunz with the hemp inserts for a while. They also have some of the best prices we’ve come across, including discounts for buying more Fuzzi Bunz at a time.