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Last year, the Funky Fluff brand was bought by Bummis in Canada. There have been a few minor changes that I’d like to highlight since Funky Fluff is a brand I love and have reviewed several times. Today’s review and giveaway is part of the Lots for Tots giveaway hop hosted by MamatheFox, The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island. In addition to my giveaway, a whole bunch of bloggers will be offering prizes of their own, so be sure to enter them all using the linky list at the bottom of this post. There’s also the Grand Prize, hosted by MamatheFox, valued at over $200! It contains a personalized I See Me book, Cubbie Lee wooden blocks, a Sleep ZZZ pillow, MomoBaby shoes, Oakiwear children’s boots, and winner’s choice of a onesie or toddler tee from Deep Dive Threads.
And now back to Funky Fluff. Before we look at the changes, what’s going to stay the same? Thankfully, the trim fit, smashing prints and colors, bamboo and Athletic Wicking Jersey are here for good. Funky Fluff diapers are still manufactured overseas as before, and the warranty still stands.
Funky Fluff shells are now available with either an Athletic Wicking Jersey (a stay-dry mesh fabric) or bamboo lining, and inserts are silky bamboo terry (80% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester). There’s no longer a stay-dry microsuede diaper.
Now for the changes!
First, Funky Fluff rolled out a newborn diaper just after Mary Kate was born in January, and we quickly picked up a few. Shell and inserts are miniature versions of the one size. It’s adorable and definitely one of the most absorbent newborn diapers we tried!
Here are the newborn and one-size next to each other.
Mary Kate is on the small side and she fit into her Funky Fluff newborn diapers well into her 4th month.
The second change involves Funky Fluff flushable liners, which have been discontinued and replaced with Bummis liners.
Thirdly, the new Funky Fluff PUL (waterproof outer) fabric feels different now. It’s not a change in quality but rather of aesthetics. Previous versions are softer, silkier and more pliable. The new diapers we’ve bought are thicker and the fabric feels more stiff. I personally prefer the old PUL, but many customers have fully embraced the new. Either way, Funky Fluff diapers are as sturdy and reliable as ever. Why the change? Basically, the old suppliers and manufacturers were not available to the new ownership.
Speaking of the outer fabric, some of the old Funky Fluff colors were retained (Yellow Submarine, Aloha, Maverick, and Love Bug) based on customer votes, but all the rest are officially retired. Funky Fluff has released a few new ones already, and I’m giving away the most recent release – Kumbaya!
The background is a beige color with a graduated tint that gets more brown towards the bottom. It has a neat smoky look that is really unique! The camping elements are aqua, brown, yellow-orange and black, giving the whole diaper a sort of retro-modern feel. The brown bear is adorable, and I like that he shows up right on the front middle where I fasten at Mary Kate’s waist.
There’s only one additional change that I wish Funky Fluff would implement – a third row of rise snaps. This is something I’ve mentioned in previous reviews. The middle of the rise starts to pucker out when my babies are active (you can see this in the picture of Mary Kate, below right).
The fourth change I can see is the appearance. Shells are ever so slightly larger overall and and snaps are glossy finish, not matte. Inserts are a bit narrower. None of these minor changes has affected fit or function for us.
So, what do you think of the new changes? Did your favorite color/print from the old line-up make the cut?
Where to buy: You can find Funky Fluff diapers in Canada at retailers like Cozy Bums and Lagoon Baby, or in the USA at Nicki’s Diapers, Diaper Junction, Fluff & Familia (free shipping always!) and Kelly’s Closet.
Giveaway: You can win a Funky Fluff Athletic Wicking Jersey diaper (with inserts) in the new Kumbaya print! My entry form is below, and the promo is open to both US and Canadian residents. Good luck!