Bum-Ware cloth diapers have always come up in conversations as a superb diaper. I would often admire the website pictures but pass on buying because of the suede-cloth inner.
A couple of weeks ago I went back to the Bum-Ware website and noticed that there was indeed an AI2 with a flannel inner. I was excited, especially since it was on the clearance page, and snatched it up right away.
Izabela the WAHM behind Bum-Ware diapers included one of her highly popular Bum-Ware Extreme AIOs (BWX) for me to test and review. Although I was afraid to purchase a suede-cloth inner diaper, I was more than eager to try it out if given the chance.
Both diapers have a recommended 3 washes to achieve full absorbency. However, after 1 wash the absorption was more than adequate for daytime use.
The BWX is the simplest, trimmest, hardest to get off (unless you employ the help of your 4 year old brother), fastest drying AIO I’ve used.
For a mother or father just venturing into cloth diapers the BWX is the perfect transition. There is no stuffing required and no extra cover needed. It goes on just like a disposable and has everything sewn inside.
Different than many other AIOs is the drying time. The BWX dried faster than my inserts and fitteds. With AIOs it is important to make sure the diaper is thoroughly cleaned, rinsed and dried to prevent buildup and stink issues.
I really like the clean look of the tabs on Bum-Ware diapers. It creates an even, trim fit at the waist allowing a great fit of all Paisley’s bluejeans.
The aplix used on Bum-Ware diapers is sure to give even the strongest babies a struggle. Trust me on this one! Paisley loves to take off her diaper and when she couldn’t do it herself turned to her 4 year old brother to help her. His response, “I’ll help you take off your diaper.” *sigh* It’s hopeless.
If you have not ever used a diaper with suede-cloth inner let me tell you a couple of advantages. Suede-cloth provides a very stay dry feeling for the baby. It wicks the moisture away so well that it feels dry even when the soaker beneath is wet. Suede-cloth also allows for easy dumping of poop. The solid doesn’t stick to the material like with microfleece.
I ordered Paisley a size Large based on the weight range listed. A large fits 23-40 lbs. On Paisley I was able to tighten the tabs all the way and acheived a great fit. At 26 lbs she’ll be able to wear this diaper for a long time.
The BWX is also available in snaps and they are currently on sale at www.bum-ware.com.