Did you know Bummis released a new and improved version of their AIO cloth diaper? No? At the end of the November, Bummis released the Pure making a series of significant changes to their already pretty awesome all in one cloth diaper. Check out my review of the previous version here.
Bummis is no longer in business. You might find this product second hand. Check out these updated AIO Cloth diaper recommendations.
Disclosure: Kerri from Cozybums dropped one of these off with me to review at no cost. This post will contain affiliate links. I earn commission from these links.
What’s the deal with the Bummis Pure?
To be completely honest, I skimmed over the release of the Bummis PURE AIO cloth diaper. I already own the Bummis AIO, and my favourite thing in the world right now is prefold diapers and covers (sometimes I even use flats). So, another all in one cloth diaper from a company already making an all in one cloth diaper didn’t seem important to me. #firstmistake
But, it is important.
The Bummis Pure is one of the MOST AFFORDABLE all in one cloth diapers MADE IN CANADA.
Seriously, it’s only $27.95 at CozyBums Diapers. Not just that, Bummis made some significant tweaks to the diaper making an already awesome diaper even better. So before you think about dropping your entire paycheck on some American made AIO cloth diapers like the Best Bottom AIO or a Smart Bottoms Dream Diaper, check out the Bummis Pure.
Give Bummis a chance! I know this brand isn’t as sexy as other cloth diaper brands, but these guys make diapers that last and diapers that hold up to heavy wetters and fit toddlers. And they do it in Canada.
Bummis Pure Design
It’s not a cloth diaper review without a little about of design chat. The Bummis Pure is an all in one cloth diaper. If you’re not familiar with this term I’ve been throwing around for the last 5 or so paragraphs, it means no fuss, no stuffing, no putting things together. Everything you need is contained in the diaper. It’ has an attachable insert that doesn’t remove, and doesn’t go anywhere when washing. You just lay all flat and go. Put it on your child and go. When it’s soiled, in the wash bag, and put a different diaper on the bum.
On the exterior of the diaper is a classic Bummis shape fitting from 10-38lbs. I say that because it looks near identical to the previous Bummis AIO. Double waist snaps, 2×4 rise snap and a few other adjustments. If you want me to do a more detailed break down of the differences, leave a comment, and I’ll make it happen. Maybe I’ll even go live on Facebook!
On the inside of the Bummis Pure is where the magic happens. This diaper has been completely overhauled on the interior as it now features a wicking jersey inner (in BRIGHT and BOLD colours). Further, a large bamboo cotton blend tongue is sewn to the front and can be tucked inside a pocket in the central part of the diaper. If you turn the pocket inside out, three layers of a cotton terry material are sewn to the pocket providing additional absorbency.
Did I mention, it’s made in Canada.
A full stash of Bummis PURE (24 changes) would cost you $670 Canadian. This would last until potty training, a solid 2.5 years. Disposables run around $50 CDN a month, if you’re lucky. That toals $1500 for a year. Yes, there are cheaper ways to cloth diaper, but this is easy. The Bummis Pure is an easy cloth diaper. It’s okay to spend money on easy things. You dont have to be a super mom with your pile of microfibre inserts stuffing diapers for an hour.
Just Pure & Simple – Worth Owning
There’s probably a really good reason why Bummis opted to name this diaper the Pure. I’m going to assume it is simple, perfect, flawless. This chunky all in one cloth diaper is worth trying.
- Absorbency Worth Owning: This diaper is one of the most absorbent daytime AIO cloth diaper on the market. Hands down. It’s not nearly as absorbent as my older models (maybe because it has only been washed six times), but it is a top contender against others holding a solid 9-10oz. I don’t own anything more absorbent without going to something designed for nights.
- If you think Smart Bottoms, Best Bottoms or Blueberry is absorbent, you haven’t tried a Bummis cloth diaper.
- I boost this with a small booster for nights, and we are set. I can’t boost any other AIO and wake up to a dry bed. The bed is always wet. Note: she is a moderate night time wetter needing only 20 oz.
- Elastics Worth Stretching: Elastics on Bummis Pure are just perfect. I’m not even sure how to explain to you their awesome powers, but they have such bounce, and stretch, and give just the right fit to ensure nothing escapes from the diaper. #BummisFTW
- If you own a previous Bummis AIO, the elastics on the Pure are longer in that they start higher on the legs and cover a bigger width on the back.
- Wicking Jersey Worthy of Pee & Poop: I believe wicking jersey is the way of the future for cloth diapers, and Canadian diaper manufacturers have jumped on that bandwagon. Not only is wicking jersey stay dry, but its amazing for poop clean up. Fleece is #soyesterday. Wicking Jersey does a fantastic job. I’ve only owned this diaper a couple of weeks; I know wicking jersey stands the test of time (whereas fleece tends to get pilly, gross, and not so lovely).
- Pockets Worth Stuffing: My favourite kind of AIO is one with a pocket because I want options and Bummis Pure gives me these options:
- Pocket for even more absorbency: Stuff a booster in there and this diaper will tackle any heavy daytime wetter.
- Pocket for stay dry: Tuck that cotton tongue into the diaper and its now stay dry for even the most sensitive of babies.
- Pocket for easy poop clean up: Nobody likes scraping poop off a million layers, so a pocket lets you hide all the excess for easy cleanup. I love it.
- Skip the Pocket: If pockets aren’t for you, lay that tongue on top and baby/toddler can skip any stay dry feeling – this might be helpful for the potty training of the bunch. (And if you are lazy on laundry day).
- Worthy until Potty Training: We all get worried diapers won’t last until potty training. I know I am because my youngest is 21 pounds and primarily on the same rise settings as my oldest. They do slim out. At 37lbs and 38″, my toddler has lots of room to grow this diaper. He fits this better than a size Large Bummis Potty Pant. Notice no toddler photos today; he’d rather die than wear a diaper these days (unless he has to poop).
What else is to love?
- It’s natural fibres. There’s no microfibres compression and deteriorating over time. #obsessed
- I also love how easy it is to get on. This is a diaper I rarely struggle with. I did struggle the first time (as evident in this video below) because I didn’t have the snaps right and chunky thighs got all in the way, but guys, my husband always got it right (and I made him try this thing out!)
Couple Not-so-Awesome Things
I don’t hate diapers. I get frustrated with some diapers, and I can only think of one example and it’s not the Bummis Pure.
Couple of things I don’t like…
- Double Rise Snaps because a triple rise snap prevents inevitable diaper bulge on a wider diaper like this. This is purely cosmetic.
- It is still a little bulky. The bulk isn’t as evident in the tush, but more so in the front of the diaper. I find the Bummis Pure holds more bulk in the crotch which can be frustrating for some parents.Newsflash: If you want absorbency that will last, it’ll be bulky. And that’s life. The “bulk” of this diaper doesn’t bother me or my children. I’ve seen fluffier microfibre bums, so this doesn’t break me on whether this is the perfect diaper or not.
Definitely. At only $27.95 AND made in Canada, this cloth diaper is an amazing deal for anyone looking for an easy, ABSORBENT, non-complicated, affordable all in one cloth diaper. It’s not the trimmest of fitting diapers, but I will continue to use it for nights, naps, and long trips because I like not worrying about leaks. Probably even use it aroudn the house because its just that cute.