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Lotus Bumz Sent me a one size pocket diaper to review and they are giving one away here at Just Add Cloth! Read on to learn about these cute, affordable cloth diapers!
Lotus Bumz offers one size pocket diapers. Each diaper comes with an insert containing three layers of microfiber. The diapers are available in solid colors or cute prints! The solid colors and prints have slightly different features and retail for around $9.97-$11.97. This review is for a print diaper.
The print Lotus Bumz pocket diapers have three rows of rise snaps and a double row of waist snaps to prevent wing droop. They have crossover tabs for a better fit for small babies. As you can see below, they adjust quite a bit from the smallest setting to the largest.
The printed Lotus Bumz have a stay-dry microfleece lining and and extra overlap in the pocket opening which helps protect the insert.
The outside of the shell has a PUL (Polyurethane laminate) waterproof lining eliminating the need for a diaper cover..
With crossover tabs and hip snaps, these size down quite well for small babies.
My daughter was just eight pounds when I started using the Lotus Bumz diaper on her. She is now up to about 8lbs7oz and it fits about the same. The rise is a little high, so I would be tempted by another row of rise snaps, but really a lower rise would only be needed a few weeks.
Since we tried this diaper at the very bottom of its weight guidelines, it was a bit large in the leg openings. Ideally, I would only want to be able to insert one finger into the elastic opening for a snug, secure fit. However, I am able to slide about three fingers worth. Now, for a new newborn, this generally is not an issue since they release waste in small amounts and would need to be changed long before anything could truly flow out of the diaper. I have never experienced a leak when using this diaper. And I suspect it will only be another week or two before the leg gap fills in.
I would suggest this diaper for starting around nine pounds for most young infants, depending on build.
The Lotus Bumz cloth diaper washed up very well. There was no staining left behind and it looks new. The quality is very good for the price. I like the soft and shiny feeling to the outer PUL. It is smoother than some other types out there. Judging by the largest size settings and my 25 pound toddler, I am guessing this diaper can go to around 35 pounds. I wish I had known about them when my son was younger as the small waist and larger leg openings would be perfect for his build.
Overall, I am impressed with Lotus Bumz, especially for the price. They are well made and function as well as the more expensive pocket diapers out there, but cost nearly 40% less than the big brands.
*I received a Lotus Bumz cloth diaper for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated otherwise for this review.*