Sunday, August 18, 2013
bum genius v. flip v. econobum cloth diaper systems
BumGenius, Flip, and Econobum cloth diapers are all made by the same company, Cottonbabies. These three diapers are VERY similar and I am going to point out the differences and similarities I see between the three brands.
I did not use my bumGenius diapers in the beginning because I thought that they looked so big. Even now at a few days shy of 5 months I think they look big on him (Elliot is 18lbs 10 oz, 29 1/4 inches). But they are a good diaper and I think I will really like them in the toddler stage. When I polled my YouTube subscribers, this brand was the overall subscriber favorite. The inside fleece has held up nicely to washing but I have not been impressed with the after-multiple-washes aplix on either the bumGenius or Flip.
The Econobum diapers are still sitting in a drawer, new in package. I overbought cloth diapers and I felt that I did not need them considering my abundance of other choices. I will be selling them or giving them as gifts. I do think that they are a good diaper and I have heard excellent things about the prefold diaper that comes inside them. If a person was on a very tight budget I think a stash that included Flip and Econobum diaper covers would be great!
Cottonbabies sells their "seconds" several times per year. These are diaper covers only. I have bought from these sales a couple times and the quality is near perfect- usually I can't tell what made the item a "second." As of August 2013, a BG second is $11.75, a Flip second is $7.25, and a 3-pack organic Flip prefold seconds are $17.95. I personally have never seen Econobum on their seconds sale.
Do you have bumGenius, Flip, or Econobum in your cloth diaper stash? What is your favorite? Are there any likes/dislikes you would like to point out to readers? Please comment below with your experiences.
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