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Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother’s Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop {Sponsor Spotlight}: & Bum Genius Freetime Cloth Diaper Review

I had never had a chance to try a BumGenius diaper before.  I had heard so many great things and a lot of my friends prefer this brand. So I was excited when I had the chance to work with and try the BumGenius Freetime AIO diaper!

About ThanksMama is a family owned cloth diaper and natural parenting store located in Boston, MA. Their web sites states that "Customer Service is our priority!" and from all my interactions with them, I believe this to be true. They were so friendly and accommodating, and all emails were answered right away.

Their online store has an amazing selection of not only cloth diapers and accessories but just about anything you might want or need for your babies and toddlers. Even stuff for Mom! When you buy from you get:

• Free Shipping on orders over $60
• 90 days easy returns
• Earn rewards dollars with every purchase
• Buy safe w/ confidence (Inspected & Monitored)
• Price guarantee
• Worldwide Shipping

If you haven't been to ThanksMama yet, your missing out! Great products, great service and I love to support a family owned company!

BumGenius Freetime AIO Review
I was able to review the Freetime AIO diaper in hook and loop in the color Moonbeam.
I was expecting great things from this diaper having heard so much about them. And it didn't disappoint.

Diaper Details
• 3x3 front snap down to adjust sizing. Designed to fit from 8-35 pounds.
• Stretchy tabs are trim, snug & comfortable. Designed to provide a trim fit.
• One step cloth diaper. No stuffing is involved.
• Two rows of snaps to give you a trim bumGenius fit.
• Gentle leg elastic to contain any messes.
• Semi-attached stay-dry inserts dry faster and can be used to customize absorbency to meet your baby's needs.
This diaper fit my son perfectly. No sagging, no gaping and best of all...NO LEAKS! It is also very trim. The outer shell is waterproof and soft and the inner fabric is a soft stay dry suedecloth that wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. The fabric is soft and the elastics around the legs are tight enough to prevent leaks without causing red marks.

My favorite feature of this diaper is that it is an AIO and there is no stuffing. This feature makes it great for families with a child in daycare or for anyone hesitant to use cloth diapers. There is no extra steps involved. You simply throw the whole diaper in the wash, line dry and start over again.

And the way this AIO is designed you can customize the flap inserts to fit your absorbency needs. I added extra folds up front for my son. The inner soakers are specially sewn with little pockets, to guarantee the water gets in and around all parts for a perfectly clean diaper!

I also personally love the hook and loop. As does my husband. It is a quick easy on for a squirmy baby.  Plus you can get it as tight as you want in just one try. The only downfall is if you have a baby who loves to pull on the tabs. Mine is just starting to do this...ahhhh! The Freetime also does have hook and loop tab spots you fasten up before washing.

Now the only downfalls I have found to this diaper are that you need to line dry them to get the longevity of the diaper. This wasn't too much of a problem as they do dry fairly quickly, especially if you can get them outside to sun. (We live in Oregon, so as of right now this isn't much of an option.)

Also I noticed when taking off the used diaper that the inside soaker flaps were a little bunched and shifted. However again not a problem as long as they don't leak...and they didn't!

So overall this diaper is a winner! Especially for someone looking for easy cloth diapering or just starting out. Also if your looking for a trim fit diaper!

You can purchase the bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Diaper here at ThanksMama for $19.95. They also have many fun color choices and patterns!

Make sure you follow ThanksMama on Facebook for updates, coupon codes and all things diapering!

Do you wish you could try one of these diapers too? You can! Make sure you enter my upcoming Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop starting May 1st! ThanksMama has generously offered one of my readers a chance to win one of these diapers too!

Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.


  1. I would love to try bumGenius, I never have. Can't wait for the giveaway!

  2. I could see this being a fave amongst dads and daycare providers for sure!

  3. I haven't tried bumGenius yet either. Great review! I live in the Pacific NW too so I know about the whole "sunning" issue ; )

  4. I LOVE BumGenius diapers. I have two Freetimes and three of their 4.0 pocket diapers.