What are your thoughts?
There has been some talk in the cloth diapering community about the new made in Turkey FuzziBunz. Not all of it bad, but not great either. The important thing is people ARE giving feedback. Companies need positive and negative feedback in order to continually alter their manufacturing to produce products people enjoy. Unfortunately, most companies will not truly know a product outcome until it is already on the market and in a customer’s hands. This is where you, the consumer, need to step in and voice your thoughts.
I do not have any of the made in Turkey FuzziBunz currently in my cloth diaper stash. My current FuzziBunz diapers are the made in China diapers and have been in constant rotation for at least 15 months at this point, so it would be unfair to include them in a comparison.
Below, I have a first glance comparison of two FuzziBunz cloth diapers. Both are brand new and not yet prepped or used. I simply removed the paper packaging bands for the comparison photos. As noted, this is just a glance at the appearance and feel of the two diapers. This is not a formal or adequate review.
FuzziBunz Perfect Size Medium made in China is on the left.
FuzziBunz Perfect Size Medium made in Turkey is on the right
Fresh from the packaging, the made in China has thicker PUL. The laminate side is smooth. Both sides of the microfleece are fuzzy and fleeced.
The made in Turkey has thinner PUL. The laminate side is rough and lumpy. The fleece feels the same thickness as the made in China, but only the exposed side is typical fuzzy fleece. The other side is a pill-y weave, like the outside of an old sweatshirt.
As you can see, the Made in Turkey diaper is about 3/4 of an inch longer than the Made In China diaper. They appear to be the same width.
Overall, I would agree with the consumer majority that the made in China diapers appear to be a slightly better quality than the made in Turkey cloth diapers. However, to give a true evaluation, I would need to prep one made in China diaper, and one made in turkey diaper. Then, add them to my diaper rotation, while always using the two cloth diapers on the same day and always wash them in the same laundry load. Then evaluate their condition and performance at three months, six months, 12 months, etc. I am tempted to do this. (For the sake of science, I swear!)
Do any of you have both the made in China FuzziBunz and the made in Turkey FuzziBunz in your diaper rotation? Have you noticed a significant difference in their feel and performance? Do you prefer one over the other? How does the elastic compare?