I am very excited to introduce you to Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers, one of the newest (and in my opinion–best!) one-size cloth diapers on the block. They are similar to one of my very favorite cloth diapers (the GoGreen Champ 2.0) but are actually one step up in my book–which is saying a lot because I love my GoGreens! Booty Buns have some extra features and they are one of the very best one-size cloth diapers I’ve tried! I can’t wait to tell you more about them.
- True one-size diaper (fits 3-45 lbs)
- Pocket diaper with dual pocket openings
- PUL outer
- Suedecloth inner
- Dual gussets on inner lining
- Snap closure (two rows of waist snaps)
- 2 crossover waist snap settings
- Hip snaps to prevent wing droop
- Snap-down rise with 5 settings
- 2 snap-on microfiber inserts included
- Cotton flannel liner included
- Matching flannel/terry wipe included
Things I Love About It
One of the best things about Booty Buns as a company is that they give to charity! Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns, has a heart for giving to those in need. For every diaper they sell, one will be donated to a baby in need in a third world country. What could make you feel better about purchasing fluff than knowing that–beside purchasing a quality product–you are also helping to diaper a baby in a much less fortunate situation?
As far as the diapers themselves, you will definitely want to try them!
Honestly, this is the one-size diaper of all one-size diapers. No seriously! I have never seen a single cloth diaper that fits as many different size ranges as this one. With an incredible FIVE different rise settings and TEN waist settings PLUS another TWO waist settings on the crossover tabs, Booty Buns are sure to fit your little one–whether they are a tiny preemie, a chubby infant, or a growing toddler. The size range for these diapers goes from 3 lbs (yes I just said 3 lbs!) to 45 lbs. If you want a TRUE one-size diaper that is really going to fit from birth until potty training, this is the one to choose.
I am so happy with the fit! These diapers fit Baby M great around the legs and waist. They are pretty trim too, even stuffed with both inserts. The waist is very comfortable for Baby M and doesn’t pinch or dig into his stomach. Here are some pictures to show you the great fit on Baby M at 16 months, weighing just over 25 lbs (this is with the rise snapped down one snap, and the diaper stuffed with two inserts):
As I mentioned earlier, there are 5 rows of rise snaps on the Booty Buns diaper. Most one-size diapers only have 3, and even GoGreen Champ 2.0 diapers only have 4. Combined with the lengthy row of waist snaps and the TWO crossover closure snaps (GoGreen’s only have one crossover snap setting), this makes for one fantastic one-size diaper. The diaper snaps down incredibly small to fit preemies and tiny newborns and unsnaps completely to be huge, and I can truly see this diaper fitting from birth to potty training. There are very few “one-size” diapers on the market that are TRULY one-size, and I am very excited to say that Booty Buns are one of the few… and maybe even the best in terms of one-size-ness.
Most one-size diapers do not fit newborns until they reach about 12 lbs. The GoGreen Champ 2.0 snaps down a lot smaller than most diapers, yet would not fit a preemie or tiny newborn nearly as well as the Booty Buns One-Size Diaper. Here is a comparison shot to show you how much smaller the Booty Buns is (left) when compared to the GoGreen (right) on the smallest settings:
And here is a comparison picture between the Booty Buns and a Bumgenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper on the smallest settings to show you how much smaller the Booty Buns gets than most “regular” one-size diapers:
Of course, with Baby M being 16 months old and getting bigger everyday, my main concern with one-size diapers is how BIG they get! To feel comfortable buying a one-size diaper, I need it to have a high rise and LOTS of waist settings so that I can be assured it’s going to fit Baby M until he’s finished with diapers. The Booty Buns diaper meets these requirements and gets very large indeed on the biggest setting with a nice high rise:
I like that the inside top of the front panel is waterproof so that the insert doesn’t wick out the top of the diaper. This is especially nice if you have a stomach sleeper.
I love the dual pocket openings, allowing the insert to easily agitate out in the wash! It’s so great when you don’t have to worry about removing the dirty insert before dropping it in the pail.
I really like that the diaper comes with two inserts, both a newborn size and one-size. Baby M is a heavy wetter so he always needs two microfiber inserts, and a lot of diapers (including GoGreen I might add) only come with one. I’m happy to report that the Booty Buns inserts are quite absorbent and when using both inserts there were no leaks here!
It’s nifty that the microfiber insert snaps onto the front panel of the diaper. This helps it stay in place better and can make it a lot easier to find the inserts after the laundry is done since most of the time they will still be attached to the diaper. This is where the insert snaps on:
You can either lay the microfiber insert on top of the diaper (see left picture) in which case you would need to lay a liner on top to separate the microfiber from baby’s skin (and oh how handy–there’s a nice cotton flannel liner included!) or you can simply stuff the insert into the pocket (right picture). The liner is nice not only for using the diaper as an AI2 with lay-in inserts, but also nice in general for easy clean up or to put something a little softer and more natural against baby’s skin. Some babies with sensitive skin do not tolerate suedecloth well, which is what the lining of this diaper is made of, so it’s great that there is a cotton liner included to make the diaper extra gentle on their skin. Personally I like the “stay-dry” feel that suedecloth provides.
The color choices are great! They are all so pretty it’s really hard to choose a favorite. Booty Buns sent me a diaper in Pun’kin Booty orange and I think it’s so cute! You can see all their color choices on their website. I love their deep purple and bright red colors also.
The dual gussets are great for newborns or those really messy diapers. You won’t have explosions or leaks with these diapers. I also really like how gentle the leg elastics are on these diapers. As you can see in the picture below, the edges of the leg openings are wider and plusher on the Booty Buns diaper than they are on GoGreen diapers. Another really great feature that I am very happy with.
Finally, the flannel/terry cloth wipe is a great touch and also very useful! Shannon makes these herself and I love that each one matches the diaper you buy.
Things I Would Change
I really love these diapers. If I were to be really nit-picky and suggest some improvements, however, I would say…
I do wish that the inserts were topped with microfleece or suedecloth so Booty Buns could truly be used as an AI2 diaper without the need for a liner overtop the microfiber. I hope they add this feature someday!
On the two largest waist settings, the hip snaps are uncovered so that the studs dig into the skin (see picture). I am not sure if Baby M will actually ever need to wear the diaper on these settings since it is so large, but if he did, I would need to use hip snap covers to prevent the hip snaps from doing this. Unfortunately Booty Buns doesn’t sell hip snap covers (not many places do). I would like to see them either extend the length of the front diaper panel so the hip snaps wouldn’t be an issue even on the largest waist setting, or offer hip snap covers to solve the potential problem.
I wish they had an aplix version! I really like aplix for quick and easy diaper changes, and would be very much in love if Booty Buns decided to start making aplix diapers.
I also wish they had prints! I am hopeful that they are coming.
Finally, the pricing is a little high for me. Yet it’s completely understandable, too, with the fact that they donate one of these diapers to a baby in need every time one is purchased, and the fact that the diaper comes with 2 inserts, a liner, and a wipe… not to mention the fact that these are a TRUE one-size diaper so you won’t actually ever need to buy any other cloth diapers for size purposes.
The Bottom Line
In my opinion, Booty Buns are one of the very best one-size cloth diapers available. All around, I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is cloth diapering or would like to try it!
You can purchase Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
for $29 each directly at Booty Buns!
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