When Erik was born in December, I shared with you how much I love our Bummis newborn diaper covers. My little fellow is now 2 months old and 11 pounds and recently got to try another wonderful product: the Tots Bots Bamboozle, which is distributed in North America, by Bummis. They also sent us a cute Bummis red Super Lite Wrap in size small to pair with the fitted. What a nice gesture! It’s really a great honor to work with Bummis for the first time; I’ve been a fan ever since we started diapering and just recently discovered their fitted diapers.
First off, here’s a little snippet about Bummis. Read this comment from their website and you can tell right off that these folks LOVE what they do! “We live on a wonderful little cloth diapering planet here at Bummis that we and our employees have created. Both our factory and our office are lovely spaces with lots of plants and natural light. We have a beautiful retail store in Montreal where we sell cloth diapers, baby carriers and breastfeeding accessories. In addition, we have a shipping warehouse and a small staff in upstate NY, in the very scenic 1000 Islands. We all really enjoy working on our special little planet refuge at Bummis, and we have a great team – all of whom care passionately about what we do and how we do it.”
I love the fact that Bummis is creating jobs and prosperity in their community, by keeping things as local as possible. 🙂
Bummis produces nearly all of their diapering products at the Montreal factory; a few components are outsourced to highly reputable partners in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.
And now, here’s the scoop on our diaper!
The Bamboozle Fitted is constructed with an exterior and interior made of silky 100% bamboo from rayon. There’s a hidden layer of microfiber inside, plus a bamboo from rayon soaker that snaps into the front of the diaper.
It’s a two-part sizing system; the Bamboozles come in size one (5 to 18 pounds) and size two (9 to 35 pounds). They are priced at $19.95, which falls in the moderate range as far as bamboo fitteds go. Bamboozles close with hook & loop and are made in Scotland.
I washed and dried our Bamboozle Fitted twice before using.
On the smallest setting, it still covers Erik’s belly button, and he’s just over 11 pounds now. That tells me it would likely have been too large for him to wear as a newborn. It’s been so easy to use this diaper because of the hook and loop closure. In mere seconds, I can get it on my squirmy little boy. And I’m sure Erik loves the silky bamboo against his skin.
My thoughts about the diaper’s performance after a few weeks? Besides being very cozy, and quick to get on and off, the Bamboozle Fitted washes and dries very easily. The laundry tabs are super strong and never come undone in the wash, and drying time is not any longer compared to my other bamboo diapers. It holds a LOT of liquid, too. We use it all the time for Erik’s naps with no leaks at all. I’ve tried it once overnight and stuck a tiny little GMD workhorse doubler in there for good measure; this combo successfully kept everything in all night.
This is a really trim-fitting diaper, too. I think the hidden microfiber layer is what helps keep this diaper more slim, compared to the other 100% bamboo fitteds we’ve tried before.
After several weeks of use and washing, I’ve noticed some pilling on the fabric. It doesn’t affect the function, however. Bamboo fabric also gets stiff and a bit crunchy after a lot of use, so that’s another drawback.
The lightweight Bummis wrap is a simple and very economical cover. The interior can be wiped clean, and there’s a flap inside to help keep prefolds and inserts tucked in nicely. In the photo below, I’m using a newborn Geffen hemp jersey prefold. Bummis Super Lite Wraps retail for just $9.99!
Here’s the small Super Lite Wrap over the Bamboozle Stretch Fitted. The wide and stretchy waist tabs are great and hug Erik’s little belly comfortably. Although hook and loop is not my first choice for closure, I admit it delivers an exact fit around the waist. With snapping covers, the empty spaces/gaps mean that as your baby grows you’ll sometimes find they are right in between snaps so that you have to fasten the cover a little looser or tighter than you like. The aplix closure on the Bummis Super Lite also helps keep the price of this very frugal favorite low.
Size one Bamboozle fitteds are available in the natural color; size two fitteds come in 7 different color choices!
The Bummis Super Lite wrap is sold in these 5 bright colors. Red and blue are my favorites!
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