One of my readers (I love you guys!) informed me that Charlie Banana was created by a
former employee of Fuzzi Bunz, hence the similarities.
Update: I received an email from Carolyn Sutton, PR for Charlie Banana with this information-
The owner of Charlie Banana was actually never an employee of Fuzzibunz – I hate for people to think that! She actually used to work with them internationally, but never for them or as an employee.
I have several of each and I’ll share my preferences:
QUALITY: About the same except for snaps. My Fuzzi Bunz have perfect snaps that actually snap crisply. Charlie Banana’s are hit and miss. Yes, I can still snap most of the snaps but it’s a weak snap. Inner microfleece pills the same. Fuzzi Bunz provides you with a replacement elastic, CB doesn’t.
FIT: Pretty much the exact same. Camden has a belly and big thighs, both fit him snugly yet comfortably. I would give the nod to CB for trim, cute, just-the-perfect fit look.
COLORS: I *love* the Charlie Banana Tutti Frutti pack I have. The colors are bold, bright and fun: Black, Hot Pink, Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Orange. Fuzzi Bunz has great colors as well but package it up, put it in a box and I’m more likely to say “Awww, how cute.” Also, if you order a Fuzzi Bunz pack off of Amazon (not sure about retailers) you aren’t guaranteed the colors shown :(
EASE OF STUFFING: Fuzzi Bunz are a smidge more narrow. I can still stuff 2 microfiber inserts plus a Hemp Babies in one but it’s tighter. I like the pocket opening on the Fuzzi Bunz because it’s loose and in the back. Charlie Banana’s are front pockets which is fine for stuffing, it’s the unstuffing that irks me. Does no one else’s kid cover the front pocket with poop?? Even though I hate pulling inserts out of a front pocket diaper, I would have to say that it does look nicer having it in the front.
EASE OF USE: Both are equal at snapping on Camden, aside from the clean “pop” issues with most of my Charlie Banana diapers. While they are both easy for me, every time my husband and daughter put one on Camden they forget to snap all the snaps. Drives me crazy but of course I smile, say thank you, then take him somewhere to fix it.
FUNCTION: No leaks or wicking with either. I always have 2 microfiber inserts in them at all times. Even when the inserts are soaked I don’t have leaks, okay so maybe there’s a little wetness at the legs when I don’t change Camden in like forever :)
And the winner is…It’s a very tight competition! I vacillate between which is my favorite. I think I’d have to give Fuzzi Bunz the blue ribbon. I wrote that last night and look at me, I’m changing my mind! I used FB and CB all day carefully noticing everything. In the end Charlie Banana wins my heart.
Can you really love to put a diaper on? Yes, I think so. I actually enjoy choosing a Charlie Banana from the basket.
I still prefer a Fuzzi Bunz or Rumparooz for nighttime but during the day Charlie Banana is my choice.
I can’t stand it. I’ve been sitting on this post waiting for a sponsor to get back to me but I’m impatient. So, the giveaway’s on me!!
Do you want to win a Charlie Banana?? I’ll buy one winner, one solid Charlie Banana diaper!!!
Entries are simple. (Make sure you are a subscriber)
- Which color Charlie Banana cloth diaper would you choose?
- What is your favorite thing to do when the kids have gone to bed?
I’ll choose a winner on Monday, July 4th. All my readers are eligible. Yes, even those living in Siberia :)