Friday, March 25, 2016

Newborn Diaper Trial Results: BumGenius Newborn All In One

Finishing off week three of the newborn diaper trial results is the newborn BumGenius All in One newborn diaper.  This is probably the most commonly used newborn diaper since BumGenius is generally very popular in the market so of course I had to put it through the trial.
I conducted the newborn diaper trial exactly the same as my normal diaper trial with the exception of how I logged the leaks.  Overall I would say that the newborn diapers I used leaked more often than the one size diapers I have tried in the past.  For that reason I decided to track the severity of the leak to give the results a little more color.  With each leaks I ranked them from one to five with one representing a tiny leak that you might not even change their clothes for and a five being soaked.  Now for the results of the BumGenius Newborn All in One:
Number times of uses: 10
Number of leaks: 5
Longest wear without a leak: 2 hours
Average severity of leaks: 2.5
Big Booty factor – 2

·      All in one design with built in absorbency makes washing and putting away easy
·      Cheapest of the newborn diapers I tried
·      Hook and loop is convenient for newborns

·      Built in absorbency make dry time longer
·      Not as absorbent as other newborn diapers

While I generally like BumGenius products this was one of my least favorite newborn diapers to try.  The results show that it leaked about half of the time but the other 5 times I used it I knew that I couldn't keep it on too long or else it would leak and on average it leaked after less than 2 hours.  The microfiber is actually built into the diaper so it takes longer to dry but I do like that it has hook and loop which makes it easier to get a good fit. 
The pictures below are when Lachlan was 2 weeks old and about 6.5 pounds.  The fit on the legs was a little loose. It comes close to his belly button so if your baby is longer you may be able to use it before the umbilical cord comes off but I wasn't able to.

The next set of pictures I took were at 1 month old (5 weeks) and he was 9 pounds, 4 ounces.  The legs fit well at this weight and age. As you can see the hook and loop is not even close to touching so I would be concerned that  on a chunkier baby it wouldn't fit at all.

At 2 months old, my son was 11 pounds 2 ounces and 23 inches long.  I actually was not still using this diaper at 2 months because he had long outgrown the absorbency I just kept the diaper for the purpose of getting pictures. As you can see the rise is ok but the hook and loop is almost on the biggest setting.
Overall I was not a big fan of this diaper.  The fit was less than ideal and the absorbency was poor and difficult to add a booster too.  Also because the microfiber is built in, once it wears out the diaper will be virtually unusable.  It was one of the less expensive ones but I think for the money you can get a much better diaper to use.
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