2.09.2012

Favorite Things: Fuzzibunz Elite

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Favorite Things No. 3: Fuzzibunz Elites
Fuzzibunz diapers were my first exposure to cloth.  We had discussed using cloth diapers jokingly as a way to save money when our son was born.  Then I stumbled upon modern cloth diapers at a local baby boutique, Green Pea Baby while shopping one day.  I instantly fell in love! They were so soft on the inside and so bright and cute on the outside!  I knew nothing of modern cloth, but that day I began my research! So naturally, when we started our stash we stocked it with a few Fuzzibunz to try out.  We stuck with one sized diapers because we liked the idea of using the same diapers until potty training.

Our son was 2 1/2 weeks old when we started using cloth and around 8 1/2 lbs.  Once we tried out our stash we were sold!  Fuzzibunz it was!  At the time Fuzzibunz was running a buy 6, get 2 free promotion, even better!  So I purchased 12 more Fuzzibunz one size, and got 4 for free! I was thrilled!
6 months old, loving his Fuzzibunz!
Fast forward a few weeks later and Fuzzibunz announces the arrival of a new diaper, Fuzzibunz Elites! I wanted to try them so badly, but we were cloth diapering to save money, not spend it and I already had enough in my stash that I couldn't justify spending more money.  I checked out my rewards points on Kelly's Closet and I had enough for a $30 gift card!  Woohoo!  This was also during Black Friday when they had Fuzzibunz Elites on sale!  So I paid roughly $2 for 2 Elites!

Old style on the left (blue) and Elite on the right (red)
I still love my old style one-sized, but I would LOVE to have more of these!  I love how much trimmer the front panel is compared to the old style.  The new minky inserts are amazing!  They definitely make the diaper less bulky and those minky inserts hold way more in my opinion than the old microfiber inserts.  The elastic adjustments on the inside are a nice feature as well, although I was never bothered by them being on the outside before.  

Old Style One size with buttons for elastic adjustment

Elite with inner elastic adjustment

Elite on top of the old style 
I feel like in the cloth diapering world Fuzzibunz and Bumgenius go head to head among parents.  Honestly, I don't think you can say one is superior to the other.  I think you have to use what works best for your child.  As much as we love our Fuzzibunz, I realize our next baby could be totally different and need something completely different for diapers.  The Fuzzibunz are definitely trimmer in the crotch compared to Bumgenius. Bumgenius are also easier to change the sizing on because of the outer snaps.  I prefer Fuzzibunz sizing better though.  Sure, it's more work, but it stays in place.  I find when I use a Bumgenius with a wiggly baby the rise snaps come undone very quickly.

 Have you tried the Elites?  What about the Perfect Size?  I've never tried them, but I hear wonderful things about them!  Anyone prefer the old style over the Elites?  I'll be giving away an Elite along with some CJ's BUTTer and Thirsties Fab wipes soon!  Follow along for more of my favorite things!  I'll give you a hint for my next one...it doubles the absorbency.  Any guesses?
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