Monday 21 March 2011

Bum Genius Review - Part II


Well further to my pre-review, we used both nappies yesterday.  We were sent two for the purposes of a trial for this review.

They fit Aaron beautifully and the fluid goes through the fabric (touching his skin) and does get absorbed by the inserted cloth liners.  He did genuinely remain dry. The fabric that houses the inserts is dry to the touch - amazing!

I washed them Saturday which was easy.  I found drying them easy too, even though I am in a flat and haven't started to use the washing line this spring... yet.

I was very apprehensive about using them but it was in fact easy.  They say you can leave the inserts in when you then wash the nappies, but I took them out to see (1) how wet they were (to check absorbency) and (2) to see if they smelled, as I was conscious I wouldn't wash 1 straight away (you'd wait till you had a few wouldn't you...). They didn't smell at all.  Aaron's pee doesn't smell......

The only thing I found is that when the nappies have the inserts in, and they are folded they are very bulky... As Aaron gets through 5-6 in a day, I always take out 8, so I have a couple spare if there's an accident (like when he's teething he can be known to do 4 poos in 4 hours).  Anyway, taking 8 out for the day would take up a lot of space... So before I write the final review I am going to find out how other people manage with that...

It does seem crazy how many nappies go in the bin and onto landfill.  In fact one day I piled them up just to drum it home to me:

I have washed the 2 I have tonight with a view to using them again before I write the all singing all dancing review - sorry I don't want to rush it.

Oh and by the way, the ones we sent are version 4 and it is true that they are a good fit etc...

Bye for now,


  1. It is scary how many nappies we all must get through and throw away every day :S

    You have an award over on my blog btw :)

  2. That is a lot of nappies!! Makes you think!!

  3. Great post! I'm going to link to it in a nappy post that I'm writing today over at Really Rachel. Also, I was wondering if you'd like to add a link to this post on my Great Nappy Debate linky?


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