- Patent pending leak-proof outer cover and stretch-to-fit sides for a custom shape and fit.
- Easy-to-use hook & loop closures.
- One- step cloth diaper – no stuffing
- Semi-attached, Stay-Dry inserts dry faster and allow for customized absorbency where your child needs it most.
- Patent pending 3 x 3 adjustable snap system to fit most babies from birth to potty training . Fits most babies 7-35+ pounds.
I am now becoming an expert with cloth diapers. I have used many brands and have my favorites. Bum genius is one of those favorites so I decided to try this new diaper. I have used it several times now and really like it. The velcro on it is ten times nices than Happy Heinies because they make it easy to wash by just folding it back (like the rumparooz) . The new design inside is great because it allows you to add even more padding for night time. There were complaints of bulkiness. Let me explain this to the newbies. It is not bulky unless you add this extra padding. All diapers with extra absorption will be bulky and they will all take longer to dry, especially the organic cottons. For me it is worth it, because I have almost no leaks and when I do have a leak it is usually user error. So my baby is 10 months now and pee’s a lot. This diaper gets the job done. Yes, I would buy it again. Oh and this pattern is super cute. What is my favorite diaper? I love the Grovia….As baby changes my favorites have changed but Grovia and Bum Genius and are on the top.
We LOVE Bumgenius Freetime Diapers!
We have tried 5 or 6 different brands of cloth diapers, but didn’t find any that came close to Bumgenius quality. The hook and loop closure diapers are just as easy as disposables to put on (we also have some of the snap closure diapers, but my husband and I tend to leave those until the laundry needs to be done since they take a few extra seconds to snap!). The fit is snug around the baby’s legs and tummy, so we have only had leaks when we put them on wrong or the baby "squirted" during a changing! We like to use the Bumgenius bottom spray with our cloth wipes too. Our son has had some pretty heavy diapers, particularly at night, but these diapers were able to absorb it all. Other diapers needed to go through the dryer twice before feeling completely dry, but these wash well and dry very quickly due to the design of the semi-detachable soaker pads on the inside. We’ve also been using diaper liners (they look like dryer sheets) to make diaper changes easier. These are biodegradable & flushable, so you can pull it right out of the diaper and not have to spray or dunk in order to get rid of solids before laundering. We tell all of our friends about Bumgenius- they are fabulous! It’s amazing how much less it costs to diaper with cloth diapers instead of disposables over the stretch of potty training- definitely worth the initial investment! Not to mention, they are super cute in all of the fun colors and patterns.
Great for pee, not for poo…
I really like the ease of use for this diaper, but if poop gets into the pockets (what the heck are they for!?!), it takes forever to get it out. Be prepared to turn poopy pockets inside out if you’re signing up for these.
Worth the money; Best AIO diaper
I really love this diaper. It’s super absorbent and fits my daughter well. I especially like the Velcro. I also have the snaps, but her dad thinks the Velcro is easy. I hope to buy several more of this style.
good but not for us
The absorption level and material quality are good. However it’s very thick and heavy. I have to change every 2 hours to avoid diaper rash
I’ve tried almost all of the brands of cloth diapers that exist, over 7 years, and Bumgenius is truly one of the best.
We’ve had six babies in the span of 5 years, and I have truly tried nearly every brand (both major and minor) of cloth diapers on the market. I have even made my own. I have tried American, Australian, and British brands, as well as a few from other countries. I have tried all in ones, snap ins, pop ins, pocket, stuffed, folded, the old fashioned cotton ones with pins and rubber pants, and ones that need covers. I can honestly say that Bumgenius is one of the best brands out there. I have tried almost all of the different types of Bumgenius, and these are my favourites. Although I prefer the original AIOs that they came out with, without the pocket opening at the back. While I understand the benefit of having the pocket opening, I liked the ones that were truly all in ones, as they worked the closest to disposables, and didn’t get liquid poop in and under the little flap at the back that there is now. The whole point of having an AIO is so that you don’t have to stuff them. With the newer version of these, the pocket opening allows you to stuff, but takes away the benefit of truly having the AIO like they used to make, for those who prefer the older one.These do not leak, stretch, or wear out. They look cute and fit great, no matter what size baby you have. I prefer the Velcro ones because they’re quicker to use, but the only gripe with them is that the Velcro tends to gather "stuff" in the laundry, and eventually the Velcro doesn’t work as well because of this, unless you regularly clean it out. For this reason alone, the snap ones work well (better) because they don’t wear out and don’t pick up nasty stuff from the laundry. However, the downside of the snaps is that you have to snap all of them each and every time you use them…Pros and cons to both kinds, I guess.These do tend to stain fairly easily after your baby starts solid food, but they can be cleaned by putting them in the sun and using vinegar in the rinse cycles, etc. I find that they stain worse if you "dry pail" them, so I always put the poopy ones in a wet pail. Also, they tend to not stain as badly if you use a cold rinse cycle BEFORE washing them in warm or hot water…I have used Bumgenius with all of my babies, along with other brands as well, and I can say hands down that Bumgenius are some of the best quality, longest wearing cloth diapers on the market today. There are a few other brands that I love for cuteness factor or fit, but not many of them can compare to Bumgenius, much as I’d like them to! I find that there are other brands that are much cuter, that come in adorable prints, or really soft, plush outer shells, etc. (like the Wee Notions brand in the UK – oh my gosh, totally cute!!), but none of the perform like Bumgenius (or in other instances are not necessarily all in one), so I always find myself going back to this brand. These also have very good resale value. I have always gotten a huge percentage back of what I have spent, when I resell these after use with a baby…I usually purchase new ones with each baby…not because they wear out but because I’m a bit of a cloth diaper-a-holic, and cannot resist new little adorable diapers for a new baby! The tiny size of these are SOOOO cute!!! I just could go on about that, but won’t, lol! I highly recommend these and can guarantee that you will not go wrong if you choose to use this brand.
This is my new favorite diaper. After trying a zillion brands the BG Freetime is my second favorite to Itti Bitti snap in ones but they may surpass the itti bittis. Only more time will tell. I love how trim in the bum they are. You cant even tell they are cloth under clothes. Im really digging the velcro ones and Ive yet to buy the snap in this style. Im sick of snapping, snapping, snapping so I wanted to try a new velcro brand. I also have tot bots but my babys belly hangs over those and she gets red line on her tummy because of the thickness of the velcro strap. The BG freetime do not do this to her. Yay!Pros: Cute design, trim, absorbent, easy to get a perfect fit.Cons: the velcro sticky is exposed to baby’s bottom because of placement, although my gal is skinny so I can hide it with the front of the diaper. The flaps open two different ways so its hard to just dump in the toilet. Your hands will get messy! I wish they made little square stuffers that fit the extra pockets.
I’ve tried a few BumGenius – including the 4.0 and the organic cotton one. The Freetime’s are my favorite. They dry quick and fit well.
Love BG, prefer snaps
If you have a kid like mine, the velcro may be convenient right now, but he’s already trying to pull it off. We decided to stick with snaps from here on out.
WORTH IT! BEST DIAPERS OUT THERE!
NEVER EVER LEAK! I love that I don’t have to stuff them. I just take them off and throw them right into the wash. no dismantling and reassembling. they never leak. they’re adorable. i wish i had bought these and only these when i started cloth diapering. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
It’s not their best, but this is a good diaper. It’s VERY bulky, which is to be expected since it’s an AIO. It washes well, and it’s not leaked on me yet.
Great overnight and quite trim
I love the freetime because I hate stuffing and unstuffing pockets. Others find them too bulky but i find it quite trim considering the two soakers, even at the smallest setting. Overall, a great AIO.
Really cute and nice pocket diaper
I recently had my first kiddo and wanted to cloth diaper, but was feeling overwhelmed and bought a couple types of diapers before committing to a style. I must say that I prefer prefolds and wraps, however pocket diapers make cloth diapering seem less overwhelming until you get the hang of it. These pocket diapers come with a liner and also a doubler for trips, night or for heavy wetters. The liner, like the diaper itself has snaps to adjust the rise which makes the length of time you can use these diapers pretty long.The fleece lining of the diaper wicks moisture onto the liner well and if your baby just pees, you can usually pull out the liner and stick another one in with out changing the cover unless its too wet.Pocket diapers are a little higher maintenance overall because you change the whole system each time the baby wets or poops and take a while to dry, especially if you line dry which I suggest to elongate the life of the PUL waterproof fabric on the diaper. If your partner or you are unsure about cloth diapering though, they are so similar to a disposable that they take away the edge and can kind of wean you off the disposables.My mom bought me this diaper because it matches my husbands tattoos of math equations, so it’s pretty cute and sentimental too.
Not Happy 🙁
I am new to cloth diapering and wanted to make the easiest transition to it for myself, but especially for my husband. That is why I went for an all-in-one. I purchased the hook & loop after reading that it adjusts better than the snaps, as those are already prepositioned on the diaper. With my daughters ever changing belly & thighs (they are chubby) I thought this would be a good option. HOWEVER, the laundry tabs (“loop” part of velcro) that are on the back rub directly on her. As well as the front velcro, rubs on the bit of her belly that hangs over when she is in the sitting position. It has left marks, along with a scratch from the corner of the tab. I rubbed this material on my own back and it did not feel good. I can only imagine how it must feel on her sensitive, baby soft skin. I have ordered the Freetime with snaps to see if I like them any better. But I did also ordered the bumGenius 4.0 because I am also unhappy with the bulkiness of this diaper. I did give it 2* over 1* because it works great as a diaper itself, absorbent wise. I will update once I try the other two out.
BumGenius FreeTime versus 4.0 – with update
I have a large stash of BG 4.0’s that I used with my first daughter. The majority of that stash was hand-me-downs, so they had over 4 years of wearing & washing in them. I had replaced the velcro once. The elastic needed replacing and for the amount of time it would take to do each one, I decided to invest in a few more new diapers instead.I got 5 Freetimes, and they go to the bottom of my stash and are mainly used during night-sleeping when my baby rarely poops.Pros:1) No stuffing = time saving, but it’s fairly minimal – especially considering that it takes me longer to clean these diapers when they are poopy. When it’s just potty, these are super easy!Cons:1) These are bulkier than my 4.0’s and you can’t downsize the bulk like you can with the 4.0’s (newborn inserts), not great for newborns and/or small babies. I also like to use the newborn inserts when I am trying to put the babe in a cute outfit and I don’t want her to have a huge cloth diaper booty. These give the biggest diaper booty I have seen in cloth diapering.2) If the pads aren’t tucked all the way into the cover you will have wet clothes when the baby wets. Now this might sound like common sense, but usually (and especially with small bladder babies) you can get away with more than one potty in a diaper. This is not always the case with these unless you are completely mindful of making sure the cloth pad is tucked into the diaper cover every time. This might also sound like common sense, but when it’s 3am and the baby is crying I am just trying to get her damn diaper on.3) When rinsing out the poop they become a big heavy sopping mess. Luckily I have a utility sink right next to my washer so I can just schlup them in without too much mess, but if you are a dunker/swirler in the toilet before they go to the washer, these would be a total pain. My babies are exclusively breastfed, and I have never been able to just throw the poopy diaper in the washer without giving them a little scrub first. If I do, they come out streaked and yellow.4) Poopy mess. I find it easier to get the poop off the diaper cover, like with the 4.0’s, than I do with these. Imagine trying to rinse/scrub the poop off the cloth inserts of the 4.0’s.5) Maintenance will be a pain. I usually do a light bleaching of the inserts of my 4.0’s about every six months to freshen them up. That won’t be possible with these. I understand not everyone bleaches, so this might not make a difference to some people.6) Drying time is longer. With the 4.0’s you always want to line dry the cover, but you can throw the cloth inserts in the dryer if you need one or two in a pinch. The covers don’t take long to dry and will usually be done when the dryer cycle is done. But with the Freetimes you will have to line dry the entire diaper. These take about 4x as long to dry than my 4.0’s.I ended up buying more 4.0’s and now when I reach the Freetimes in my stash, I know it’s time to wash diapers.***UPDATE after 4 mos of use***Okay, so these aren’t so horrible and I gave it one more star. I still prefer my pocket diapers.Baby doesn’t like these as much because she can feel the wetness right next to her skin.I like these the most when it comes time to fold diapers, that is the only place where I see these having saved me time.I don’t like scrubbing them, it’s still a big sopping mess.Still wouldn’t buy them again or recommend them over the 4.0’s.
Very easy to use
This is one of the few hook & loop diapers I purchased. I wanted something that my husband would be comfortable with because it is so similar to a disposable. We have had good luck with it so far.. no leaks! I agree that the attached flaps are cumbersome to rinse out if my son poops, but I love that you have the ability to position the flaps/double up where it is needed (in front in our case). Overall I’m very happy with this diaper
Not that into it
I started out using Fuzzibunz. The fuzzibunz elite are way trimmer and fit better but not always absorbent enough . These diapers were thus awkward to me because I could not get the velcro tight enough around the waist without there being a gap without the rise snaps coming loose. They diaper did not leak at all despite the difficulty getting them to fit the way I wanted. I think I may have liked these better if I started out using them. I sold mine on ebay.