Ease of Use: 6/10
So if we are being totally honest here, I have been a little in love with Bumpadum cloth diapers for awhile now. I follow them on Instagram and keep seeing rave reviews, adorable photos, and inspiring posts. So when they asked if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing a couple of their products, of course I said yes. What I didn’t expect was that they would send me a ton of products to review. It’s going to take me awhile to get through all these (expect about 5 weeks) and I’m starting with my least favorite first and working my way up to my absolute favorite Bumpadum product. So stay tuned…
The Bumpadum Duet Stay-Dry AIO diaper is meant to last from 3 months to 3 years. They offer a newborn size diaper to get you through those first couple of months but this diaper starts at a higher weight (11 lbs) than other one size diapers so you certainly won’t be able to use it with your tiny baby (although you can use it up to 33 pounds).
Bumpadum Duet Stay-Dry is a gorgeous quality diaper. The colors are vibrant, the materials are soft (and stretchy!) and the stitching is all even and secure. I could definitely see this diaper lasting through years of diapering. The inserts are also very nicely stitched and I don’t see them coming apart like some other inserts we’ve tried. The only gripe I have about these inserts is they tend to bunch up a little in the wash although they straighten out once on baby. But some babies are more sensitive to wetness, so a stay dry material is worth the extra bunching.
Unlike my favorite Bumpadum diaper, the fit on this diaper isn’t perfect. This is weird because they are designed the same way, just different materials. For some reason the stay dry material tends to bunch up around Pumpkin, making this a tough diaper to fit on him. The side snaps do a good job of allowing me to fit this onto Pumpkin (regardless of whether he is feeling skinny or chunky that day) but the material causes me problems when fitting around his legs etc. We haven’t had any serious leaks with this diaper but there have been a few close calls.
Also, due to the placement of the inserts this diaper has a lot of bulk in the front. The back is super trim but the front is a little bulkier than I like. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because Pumpkin is a tummy sleeper and pees a ton but I’m just not sure I love that look.
Ease of Use:
This is an AIO diaper with snap out inserts, making it a breeze to wash, prepare, and use. I’ve had mixed emotions about this style in the past but having spent a long time stuffing pockets and waiting for AIO’s with sewn in inserts to dry, I’ve realized that this style is the best of all worlds. You can detach the absorbency to dry in the dryer while hang drying the diaper itself but can quickly assemble this diaper and put it on baby.
Now for the part of this diaper that makes it more difficult to use: side snaps. Side snaps by themselves are not necessarily an issue (well, for my husband they are…) but with the way the absorbency is arranged in this diaper (2 snap inserts) it can be a challenge to wrangle everything into the diaper, on top of a squirming baby.
At roughly $14 for the diaper plus insert and $7 for shipping, this is still a fairly affordable AIO. You would only need to use this diaper roughly 84 times before it becomes cheaper than disposables. If these become available in the US, shipping will probably be cheaper making these an even more affordable diapering option.
Part of the reason why I was so attracted to Bumpadum in the first place was their adorable prints. There are some many cute, modern prints available. There are also some gorgeous girly prints that make me wish I also had a daughter. The only thing I wish is that they offered some solid colors too but honestly, I’d rather have prints than solids so I’m not too mad.
This is not my favorite Bumpadum product, but it is a fairly solid diaper. If you need a stay dry material in an easy to use AIO format, this is the diaper for you. The side snaps also make this a great diaper for toddlers who are learning to take their diapers off or potty train. Bottom Line: No, I would not buy this again. There are other products from Bumpadum that I like better and there are other diapers in this price range that are more functional for my child. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more reviews of Bumpadum products- they just get better from here!
*I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review but all opinions are completely my own*