I’ve been culling through my cloth diaper stash to examine what I need to keep and what I can start to part with. We have finished cloth diapering but I continue to blog and create content for cloth diapering on this website, my youtube channel, and for the Cloth Diaper Podcast.
And this stash of sloomb cloth diapers caught my attention. I loved Sloomb for a very long time, it was one of the first diapers that I tried that met the absorbency needs of my heavy wetter son. My struggle: the price point and sizing.
When my son outgrew the Sloomb Sized Mediums (and the absorbency of our snap less), I bought a few old Nuggles BambooLUXE fitted diapers off a local mom. They were well loved, but they were the answer to our night time prayers for my heavy wetter son.
This post does contain affiliate links. This post also is the result of product I was gifted from both brands. I write this as informative post from my years of cloth diapering experience to give you the information to make your own choice.
Sloomb Versus Nuggles
I’ll be comparing the Size L Sloomb BFF (see this review) to the Nuggles Size 2 BambooLUXE. I feel this size comparison is a little better than the medium. This post is mostly just pictures about the product together to help you in your purchasing decisions.
The big difference is that Sloomb sells a variety of fitted diaper products at a variety of price points, and sizes. They have sized options, one size options, and an assortment of prints. This product is sold with a 3 layer insert that is folded in half, and an additional booster. In Canada, the OBF is $37.99. Find it in the United States.
Nuggles sells one fitted diaper available in a sized system with a size (8- 20lbs) and a size 2 (15-35+lbs). This diaper is sold with a booster, and an optional overnight insert is available. In Canada, the BambooLUXE is $24.99, and an additional $7.99 for the overnight insert.
The Sloomb BFF in size Large is slightly bigger fit than the BambooLUXE. Both of these diapers fit my children into toddlerhood. You’ll notice the slight difference in the wing, as well overall shape shown above. This size difference is very marginal in my experience.
The Nuggles BambooLUXE features snap down rise setting allowing you to adjust the length of the diaper for smaller children. The BFF is a sized diaper and the sizing is not adjustable.
The inserts are also a different shape – the long tongue of the BFF can be folded in thirds or half to customize the fit. The inserts on the Nuggles BambooLUXE are shorter. The BambooLUXE features snaps at the front and the back of the diaper shell to allow you to snap where you need it most.
Absorbency & Function
The Nuggles BambooLUXE holds 16.3 ounces without the overnight insert, the overnight insert adds another 8 ounces for a total of 24.3 ounces. This combo would be priced at $32.98 Canadian in 2020.
The Sloomb BFF diaper holds 14.8 ounces plus 10 ounces with the insert for a total of 24.5 ounces. This is priced at $37.99 Canadian.
The Nuggles BambooLUXE Fitted appears to have a little more fluff to it because the inserts are shorter and more compact; however smaller babies with the Sloomb Fitted would need to have the insert folded and the overall diaper is a larger cut on most kids.
In my experience, I have one Nuggles BambooLUXE that has lasted forever and a few SLoomb diapers that have shrunk up and elastics gone.
Both diapers are prone to staining and discolouration. Both diapers are susceptible to wear and tear and do not mix well with harsh wash routines with additives.
The velour on the Nuggles BambooLUXE is softer overtime, whereas the inserts and exterior of Sloomb diapers can get hard over time.
Both are great diapers.
You won’t go wrong with either purchase in getting the absorbency you need for your baby – don’t forget the overnight insert if you need the full night absorbency value for the Nuggles.