I am a huge fan of the Bum Genius brand.
Jenn Labit has a fabulous story, she makes excellent cloth diapers and her family and company (Cottonbabies) are devoted to giving back to the community.
I can remember exactly when I learned of the upcoming release of the Bum Genius Freetime…*all* my friends (okay so really only my online cloth diaper blogger friends) went to the ABC Kids Expo and reported back to us at home about the new all in one.
You have no idea how excited I was.
I’m an AIO girl (today). However, the market has been pretty lacking in the AIO category. Years ago, using AIOs meant you were going to pay a lot more and dry your diapers for 6 hours.
Today’s market (Praise the Lord!) has welcomed 3 brand new all in one cloth diapers!
But, first, I want to talk about the Bum Genius Freetime and compare it to the Bum Genius Elemental.
The Freetime is a one-size, all in one cloth diaper. This means it fits from about 12-35lbs and it does not require a cover. It is all. in. one.
The inside of the Freetime is made up of suede cloth and microfiber. There are 2 soakers: one attached to the front of the diaper the other to the back. You can choose to lay the front one on top or the back.
Personally, I lay the back soaker on top in the event Camden poops it makes it easier to dunk in toilet. If the top were laying on top the poop would hit right at the overlap area.
Clear as mud?
Each soaker flap contains a pocket on the back allowing for extra absorbency to be added.
Everything else about the Freetime is identical to the pockets and Elemental. Same stretchy tabs, same outer, same stitching, same elastic, same snap rise.
How absorbent is the Freetime?
As subjective as that question is, I will say…very :)
Two thirsty microfiber soakers is of course going to give you adequate absorbency for daytime, naptime and for some nighttime use.
The retail value of the Bum Genius Freetime is $19.95. Not too shabby for a diaper that requires nothing of me except snap on, snap off and can last for years.
How does the Freetime compare to the Elemental?
First, for those who are not familiar with the Elemental, it is the organic all in one by bum genius. The Elemental was my go to cloth diaper with Sterling.
Both are easy.
Freetime is stay dry.
Elemental is slightly trimmer.
Elemental is $5 more.
Freetime is more absorbent.
Freetime contains microfiber which can have problems over the long run.
Elemental contains organic cotton which is a natural fiber and more durable.
Both are excellent diapering choices.