Have you noticed the excitement at Funky Fluff’s Facebook page? To celebrate several new releases – of both products AND beautiful prints – they are doing giveaways daily until August 27th, so don’t miss out! Today, you get yet another chance to win, plus read about their fantastic new diaper – the LUX. We received a complimentary Funky Fluff Bamboo LUX in the new “Maritime” print to try out on Ingrid and Erik. The new LUX (3.0) design replaces the current 2.0 line.
This new ocean-inspired fabric features some of my favorite colors. Seashells, seaweed, coral and star fish are represented in shades of white, aqua, cadet blue and deep blue.
Here are the basic features of the new LUX line:
- One-size shell/cover adjusts to fit from 7 to 35+ pounds
- Double row of wing snaps allow for both waist and leg adjustments
- Crossover snaps for a snug fit on newborns, plus hip snaps to keep the diaper from sagging
- Waterproof PUL strip on the inside front of the waistband for extra protection against leaks
- Available in two styles: Stay Dry (lined with suedecloth) for $14.95 and Bamboo for $15.95
- Use with Funky Fluff bamboo terry LUX soakers, available in a set with small and large
The major changes in the new LUX line are:
- The complete retirement of microfiber as an absorbent material in Funky Fluff inserts.
- A new shape for inserts: they are now contoured
- New insert options: choose LUX bamboo or deLUX hemp blend.
- A wider crotch to better accommodate the contoured inserts, and to make stuffing easier
- The back of the snaps are now lined on the inside with PUL for extra protection
- The elastics are softer and more durable
Here’s the Funky Fluff LUX opened up. It’s lined with bamboo terry. There are openings at both the front and the back, if you want to use it as a pocket diaper. If you want to opt for the AIO or AI2 style, use the snap at the back to secure the soaker. Or, just lay the soakers in the diaper and don’t bother with snapping or stuffing at all. It’s a very versatile system.
These photos show the different ways you can use Funky Fluff.
Let’s take a look at the bamboo terry soaker pads. This silky soft fabric blend is 80% bamboo and 20% polyester. They can be snapped, stuffed, or laid in the diaper. You can also snap one onto the other, to double up for more absorbency. Small is 5 layers of fabric and measures about 12 inches long; large is 6 layers of fabric at about 14 inches long. The edges are double-stitched for durability.
The previous (2.0) soaker is shown below, to illustrate how the shape has changed from rectangle to hourglass.
Performance: As with the previous bamboo Funky Fluff diaper we reviewed, absorbency is stellar. When a diaper is lined with bamboo that gives you one bonus layer of material within the diaper itself. Add to that a 5 and 6 layer soaker snapped together, and you have 12 layers to absorb. It’s a fantastic nighttime diaper! For a trimmer fit and the same excellent performance, use just one insert in the day time. I also think the new contour shape is great, since there’s a bigger area for absorbency.
The softer elastics are perfect for Ingrid’s chubby legs. I have noticed they are more gentle than the previous version. The PUL strip at the inside front of the diaper is a bit bigger now, and that’s great news for tummy sleepers.
Care: Bamboo is one of my favorite diapering fabrics. It’s easy to prep (usually just takes 1 or 2 washes) but is very thirsty AND soft. Bamboo does stain more easily than microfiber or microfleece, however.
If you choose to snap in the boosters, good news! They will stay fastened in the wash (at least mine did). So this is a diaper that will function like an AIO, if you want. I like keeping the boosters attached at all times; it’s one less thing for me to search for and match up when diapers come out of the dryer.
Sizing: With 4 sets of snaps on the rise, Funky Fluff LUX has a more generous size range than many other “one size” diapers. We’ve always been able to use our Funky Fluff diapers from birth until potty training, with no problems in terms of fit OR absorbency. It’s one of the few diapers that I find myself recommending for both chunky AND skinny babies, because it’s highly adjustable. Not only do you have the 4 sets of rise snaps, but with double snaps on the wings, you can adjust both legs and waist separately to get a better fit.
When I said it fit great on all ages and stages, I wasn’t kidding! After years of wearing Funky Fluff diapers, it’s still one of my top picks in terms of fit and appearance. Slim little Erik will be 3 in December and it looks perfect on him.
Ingrid is now 13 months old and just taking her first steps (where did my newborn go???). She has a different body type – chubby and round – but the LUX looks great on her, too.
My only issue with Funky Fluff’s design, as mentioned in a previous review, is that a 3rd row of rise snaps would be nice. This would help the front to lie flat and not pucker out, which tends to happen more as my baby starts moving around.
Here are the two newest prints, which were named by Funky Fluff fans on Facebook:
The new Funky Fluff 3.0 LUX system and boosters will be available for purchase from retailers beginning on August 27th.
To celebrate the new release, Funky Fluff is sponsoring a grand prize giveaway!
It’s open to US and Canadian residents. Winner will receive: 1 Funky Fluff LUX Stay Dry Diaper Shell, 1 Funky Fluff LUX Bamboo Diaper Shell, 1 Bamboo Soaker Set, DeLUX Soaker Set, 1 Booster, 1 Wetbag, 1 pack of flushable liners and 1 hanging pail. The total value of the grand prize package is $104. Giveaway ends at midnight EST on September 9, 2015. Good luck!!
My thanks go out to Funky Fluff for inviting me to try their new diaper and for sponsoring this giveaway! Thanks also to the other bloggers who are helping to promote the giveaway!