Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bumble Buns Diaper Review and Giveaway!

*I received this product to review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own*

I've talked about how I've been cloth diapering more and I am at the point where I do it almost all the time now.  Rob even changed a few last week (granted I handed them to him; he would have picked a disposable).  So now that we are using them more, I need more of them (or really just think I do)

I was browsing instagram one night while nursing Ellie and came across this adorable diaper and fell in love.  It's so unique and I love that it is hand made.  My favorite cloth diapers are the ones that are handmade by moms (and sometimes dads) because so much more is put into them and being able to help support the little guys is pretty neat too. 

My mom used to sing this song to me, and I sing it to Eleanor almost everyday during diaper changes so I knew it was perfect.


I reached out to Becky, the shop owner of Bumble Buns to see if she would be interested in a review.  She responded yes and she was willing to do a giveaway as well.  I was super excited and was stalking  patiently waiting for it to arrive.

Here is a little bit about Becky and a picture of her and one of her babies. I love how she came up with the shop name.

I am a WAHM of five littles under 7 and married to my best friend.  About four years ago, I was increasingly unimpressed with the selection of children's clothes for girls.  So, my husband bought me a machine and I started learning to sew adorable clothes and diapers for my daughters.  This soon turned into a creative outlet for me and three years later (after much research on safety and compliancy!) Bumble Buns Creations was born. We decided on the name because it was a running joke that their cloth covered bums looked like they'd been stung by a bee. We strive for excellent customer service and outstanding quality with creative flair.  I hope you love your item as much as I loved crafting it! 

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This diaper is designed to fit from 12 lbs to 35 lbs.

The inside of the diaper is this soft soft minky fabric plus it has a hidden fleece core for extra absorbency.  I may have put this against my face (obviously once I first got it and it was unused); it was that soft.  Even after washing it was still quite soft, but no more face rubbing  :).







The insert is made from 2 layers of bamboo velour and 1 layer of extra thristy zorb core.  When folded as seen in the above picture it equals 6 layers. 

Once it was ready and all prepped (instructions are included with the diaper) I was so excited to put it on her.  I put it on her, and went to adjust it because it was loose and she had already peed in it.  In like 20 seconds, so I'm guessing she probably liked it as well. 

The tag did come loose in the wash (doesn't effect function) so I just pulled it off.  Otherwise there were no issues with the diaper after being prepped.


The diaper fit well around the waist, but was actually loose around her thighs, which is surprising to me because she has rolls for days. 


Love those chunky thighs!

Also surprising to me is the fact that it's actually trimmer than I expected when first looking at it.  She still has some bulk going on, but you can see it's not super fluffy.


Because the diaper was slightly loose around the legs it leaked a little onto her onesie around her legs.  
I didn't have a cover on because I wanted to see how absorbent it was without and while she peed in it right away, she isn't really a heavy wetter during the day so it was a while before I noticed it had leaked. 

I kind of wondered if I was missing something because a diaper made to fit 12-35 pound babies should fit around the legs snugly.  So I emailed Becky and asked her. She got back to me right away and asked if I was folding down the rise.  I wasn't.  Issue solved.   I was impressed with the speed at which she responded (especially with 5 kids! I'm not even that fast with 1).

Around the house I would feel comfortable leaving her in just this diaper for shorter (1-2 hours) periods of time but if I was leaving and going to be out I would use a cover for absorbency, although covering it up is a shame.

Now that I am following Bumble Buns Creations on Instagram and Facebook I can see all these adorable diapers being worked on and finished and it's hard to not want them all. 

I think Eleanor needs new diapers all the time.  Her daddy's birthday?  She needs a new diaper.  My first mother's day?  SHE needs a new diaper.  Going to church?  She needs a new diaper.  You get the point.  I 'think' I can at least convince his that she needs one for her birthday (which is less than 6 months away) though.

If you are looking for something so unique and want to support a mom doing what she loves check out Bumble Buns.

AND Becky has offered up a $20 shop credit.  Not only does she sell fitted hybrids like I reviewed, she also makes pocket diapers, cloth wipes, and clothes for kids.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway open to US and ends on 5/2/14










a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

  1. The bacon hybrid fitteds are adorable

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  2. I'd the fleece is polyester (which becky's are), it's meant to provide a level of water repellency, not absorbency. :) So you can wear these coverless and they breathe better than a diaper with PUL.
    I think you'll have better luck with it if you don't cover it up with the onesie as well. Show that cute diaper off!!!

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  3. "IF the fleece is polyester". Sorry, autocorrect!

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  4. What a cute post (and diaper)! The styles of her diapers really are unique and fun! I hope to try one myself soon. :)

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  5. I would beg her to make me a tree of life hybrid fitted! It's awesome!

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  6. So CUTE!!! Once we get enough funds, I will be buying the diaper in stock but I cant tell you which one in fear that someone else will snag it

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  7. Love the mustache cloth pocket diaper :)

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  8. I think I'd get the mustache print pocket diaper. I think...

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  9. Ahhh! I just spelled my instagram name wrong! I really did follow, but I followed as crheinheimer. Sorry!

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  10. I'd choose the OS Mustache print pocket diaper. Or maybe some cloth wipes.

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  11. The OS hybrid fitted ribbed knit Poe diaper is so lovely.

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  12. I would use the credit for a NB hybrid fitted :-)

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  13. I think I would pick an All-In-One Organic Hemp Fleece Diaper (fitted)

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  14. The OS Mustache print pocket diaper is super cute!

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  15. I would get a pocket diaper and some of the fleece wipes!

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  16. Even though it's Sold Out, I love the OS Olaf Applique/embroidered pocket diaper!

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  17. i like the OS Hybrid Fitted Bacon & Eggs

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  18. I'd get the OS Hybrid Fitted Adorable Owl diaper

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  19. i love the os hybrid fitted goodnight bunny!

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  20. I would get the OS Hybrid Fitted Rainbow Gradiant :)

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  21. I love the fitted hybrids. I thought the bacon diaper was so adorable! I would love to win the credit! I am in Michigan too :-)

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  22. I love the cutie pants too..Hard to decide! Lol

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  23. I love the bacon fitted hybrid diaper. It is so cute

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  24. OS Hybrid Fitted Sea Creatures/Embroidered Diaper so cute or the purple cranky clouds!!!!

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  25. I like the OS Mustache print pocket diaper

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  26. The OS Olaf diaper!

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  27. I would get OS Hybrid Fitted Sea Creatures/Embroidered Diaper

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  28. I'd pick the OS hybrid fitted rainbow diaper

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  29. I love the OS Hybrid Fitted Diaper- 'Don't Go Bacon My Heart' Diaper. That is adorable and my husband would love it as well. That's what I would spend with the credit if I won.

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  30. I love the mustache pocket diaper!

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  31. I really like the cranky clouds in purple! Never heard of this shop before-thanks for the review and chance to win!

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  32. The viking diaper is cute

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  33. OS Hybrid Fitted Adorable Owl diaper

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  34. I'd get the OS Mustache print pocket diaper.

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  35. I don't know but I really like the OS Hybrid Fitted Rainbow Gradiant! Love the colors on it!

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  36. OS Hybrid Fitted OOAK hand-dyed, embroidered diaper!

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  37. clouds and rainbow fitted! r purple cranky clouds hybrid

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