FuzziBunz have long been my favorite cloth diaper. Rumparooz is right up there at the top now, and I have a hard time deciding which is my favorite. I started out using FuzziBunz Perfect Size diapers. The One Size diaper was fairly new at that time, and I couldn’t find too many reviews or opinions on it.
Once I tried a FuzziBunz One Size diaper there was no turning back! Why would I spend all of that money on 2 or 3 different sizes of diapers, when one diaper would do it from birth to potty training?
However, we started using One Size diapers when Elaine was several months old. I didn’t have the opportunity to see how little the diaper would shrink down to fit a tiny newborn. Nolan’s arrival provided the perfect opportunity to put my favorite diaper to the test!
The Size Settings
One of the features I love about FuzziBunz One Size diapers is the method of size adjustment. Rather that use rise snaps down the front of the diaper, FuzziBunz utilizes button-hole elastic in the legs and waist. It provides a much nicer appearance and I think a slightly trimmer fit.
I do have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the above mentioned elastics. While the combination of elastic and and hip/waist snaps provides nearly endless adjustability, it can be tricky to find just the right combination to provide the perfect fit on your baby.
I started by sizing my diapers using the recommended chart for a newborn size. As with Elaine, I found that I needed to tighten the legs and let out the waist. The fit is further adjusted by choosing the appropriate snaps on the front of the diaper.
There is another problem that can crop up with the FuzziBunz One Size diaper if you are diapering more than one child. It is much faster to switch the diaper size if there are rise snaps. We are working on potty training Elaine, but she still wears her diapers part of the day. Rather than constantly change the elastic settings, I chose to have certain FuzziBunz for Elaine, and certain FuzziBunz for Nolan.
The FuzziBunz One Size diaper comes with two inserts. One is shorter for use on small babies, while one is longer for use with older babies and toddlers. I found that the small insert is still a little long for the newborn setting, so it has to be folded over in the back. This can look kind of funny. However, at the rate Nolan is growing I’m sure he will be in the next size very soon!
The absorbency of the FuzziBunz One Size diaper is great. Nolan seems to be a heavy wetter (already!) but the four-layer microfiber insert works well, even at night. Nolan sleeps 4-5 hours at night right now.
The Fit – Newborn Worthy?
Once you find the correct setting for your diaper, you shouldn’t have any problems with leaks. The legs were too big on my diaper at first, and I had some problems. Once I adjusted the leg elastic, the problem corrected itself.
One other note when considering the FuzziBunz One Size diaper for newborn use is that it tucks under the umbilical cord a little easier than the Rumparooz One Size diaper. This is only a consideration for the first 1-2 weeks.
My Final Opinion
I would highly recommend the FuzziBunz One Size diaper for use on any size/age baby. I have used it on Nolan as a newborn, as well as on Elaine at several months of age and now nearly two years old. It is a true one size diaper in my opinion, with a great fit, clean look, customizable absorption, a wide variety of color choices, and it comes from a proven company with excellent customer service.
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