Fuzzibunz, now under new ownership by Louisiana-based CRG, has spent over a year reinventing the brand and their products, and sent me two complimentary samples of their one-size diapers to review.
Size small is made to fits 7 to 30 pounds and I tested this one on one month old Ingrid. Size large should fit 10 to 45 pounds – this one I tried on 22 month old Erik. This vibrant aqua shade is called “Caribbean.”
The new Fuzzibunz two-part one-size system replaces the Fuzzibunz Elite one-size diaper, which has been phased out. Below is a quick photo comparison between the old and the new.
Features and improvements include:
- More snaps in better placement, including a crossover option
- Rounded wings, instead of the triangular shape.
- Elasticized back pocket opening.
- Custom woven, reinforced fabric and heavier/more durable stitching.
- A contoured microfiber insert.
Here’s a collection of photos showing the new design and unique contoured inserts:
You’ll notice there are no snaps to adjust the rise of the diaper. This has always been a signature feature of Fuzzibunz one-size diapers, which adjust by way of buttonhole elastic inside of the leg bands. But don’t worry, because there’s not a learning curve. It works in the same way your toddler’s pair of adjustable jeans or pants do. If after a lot of use the elastic begins to stretch out, Fuzzibunz makes it very easy to replace it without having to sew anything.
From the very beginning, our size small diaper leaked from some of the seams (around the legs and where the tag was sewn on). I brought this to the company’s attention and sent the requested photos. The replacement diaper we received did not have this issue at all, so mutually chalked it up to a defect.
THINGS I LIKE
- The hourglass-shaped contoured inserts give more coverage than a typical rectangular insert, and are very absorbent. It’s sort like a fitted diaper that is absorbent around the wings and waistband, not just down the middle and back
- The leg openings are soft and snug, and the elastic gives you a more fine-tuned fit than a snap-down rise.
- The addition of crossover snaps for tiny newborns is a welcome feature.
- The Fuzzibunz warranty is good for 3 years on the snaps and 1 year on defective materials and workmanship.
THINGS I WOULD IMPROVE ON
- The small diaper is narrow in the crotch, about 4.75 inches. This makes it tricky to stuff. The larger diaper has a wider crotch (about 5.5 at the narrowest) but because the insert is much larger at both ends, it also takes some time to stuff and get it fitting just right in the front and back of the shell.
- The name is somewhat confusing, since these aren’t really “one size.” There are smalls and larges. Perhaps it would have made more sense to call them Elite 2.0 or something like that.
Fuzzibunz still sells the popular “Perfect Size” diapers, which start at size XS for newborns. If you’re curious to see how the XS Perfect Size compares to the new Small, check out the photos below. Both fit quite well, but the Perfect Size is less bulky in the front.
Here’s how the new Fuzzibunz fits on my toddler and my newborn (ok, she’s 2 months old but I like to think of her as new).
The small might actually fit your baby from birth to potty training if they start out small to average like Ingrid (7 pounds at birth). If you are getting started with cloth and have a bigger baby or toddler already, the large might be a better bet. You might also choose the large if your babies tend to be bigger-than-average at birth and fatten up really fast. 🙂
You can get the new Fuzzibunz one-size diapers at the introductory price of $18.45; eventually, the retail price will be $19.95. It’s available in 5 colors at the Fuzzibunz website, or select retailers like Kelly’s Closet (aff).