A while back, Funky Fluff started offering their AI2 shells for purchase separately. They knew that many of their customers like to use the shells as covers with flats, prefolds and other inserts. Now, Funky Fluff has introduced an official diaper cover!
This new Funky Fluff cover will definitely have a broader range of appeal. If you’ve always wanted to try Funky Fluff, but felt it was cost-prohibitive, you’ll like this new cover which can be used several times before washing. And it’s only $14.00.
The new Flex cover looks a lot like the AI2 from the outside. But the inside has no fabric lining and is 100% wipeable/reusable PUL, just like a traditional diaper cover. It’s designed to work with flats, prefolds and fitteds, or you can use the snap receivers to hold Funky Fluff inserts. Snaps are located at both the front AND the back, so you can focus the absorbency where your baby needs it most.
I tested our new Flex cover with the LUX inserts and also with prefolds, flats and fitteds from our collection. LUX inserts come in sets of two – one small (11.5 x 5.5 inches) and one large (14×5.5 inches). The terry fabric is a silky blend of 70% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester. The inserts can be snapped one to the other, or used alone. If you have a newborn or small baby, the small insert (5 layers) works great on its own. Later on, you can use it as a booster together with the large (6 layers).
The contoured shape helps make Funky Fluff diapers more trim at the middle.
Flaps inside the Flex cover hold prefolds and flats in place.
In the pictures below, I have the Flex cover unsnapped to the largest rise setting so you can see how the large LUX insert fits, and how a medium or large prefold fits in terms of length.
Sizing: The new Flex cover is estimated to fit sizes 7 to 35 pounds. I tested it on 15 month old Mary Kate, who’s very petite, and Katie tried out the fit on Evangeline, now 2 months old. Evangeline was over 10 pounds at birth and is growing fast. She can already wear the Flex cover on the rise setting that’s just above extra-small.
As you know, Mary Kate is very small for her age. With just the large insert by itself, she wears her Flex diaper at the same rise setting as Evangeline! When I use both inserts together, I unsnap the rise to the large setting.
Now, because Evangeline is just two months and Mary Kate is a petite toddler, you might be asking yourself how the Flex fits on an older, chunkier toddler. For a visual, I suggest popping over to Bailey’s blog for the answer.
Funky Fluff AI2 vs Flex: Compared to the AI2, the leg elastics on the Flex seem just a bit more snug. It also seems to have a *slightly* smaller cut overall. Both the Flex and the AI2 have 2 columns of rise snaps across the middle instead of 3, so the part where the excess fabric has been tucked in starts to pucker out a little when Mary Kate has been very active. Overall, though, I have always loved the fit of these diapers, and the new Flex is no exception. They have the same soft, stretchy wing tabs with double snaps for a comfortable, customized fit.
Performance: The Flex is even easier to care for than the Funky Fluff AI2. With a wipeable, waterproof inner, I don’t have to worry about stains on the lining, or dingy leg gussets.
Our Funky Fluff Flex gives good coverage over prefolds, flats and fitteds (excluding the really plush hybrid style). I also like the back elastic (same as the AI2) that gives extra protection against blowouts from behind.
Another bonus? The crossover snaps on the waistband don’t just allow you to adjust the Flex to fit a tiny baby, they also make it easy to roll up dirty diapers and snap them securely closed when you’re out and about.
Value: If you hesitated to try Funky Fluff in the past because of a $20+ price tag, that barrier no longer exists. Grab one of these versatile, stylish covers for just $14 ($14.75 for prints) and use with your existing collection of diapers or inserts and see what you think!
Where to Buy (they are 20% off now for Earth Day!)
Shop online at Funky Fluff’s online store
Giveaway: Funky Fluff is giving away a Flex shell of your choice and a set of LUX inserts, just like I reviewed! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!