bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper Review from Greenpath Baby Cloth Diapering Store

by Jaime Weis on February 20, 2013

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Fall In Love with Fluff2Welcome to the Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway, hosted by the GreenPath Baby Cloth Diapering Store, GreenPath Baby Blog and Happy Mothering. A group of bloggers has come together to help mamas fall in love with cloth diapers! If you follow all  the blogs in this hop, you’ll get multiple chances to win more than $270 worth of your favorite cloth diapers and accessories! If you have never cloth diapered before, here is a chance for you to win a whole and fall in love with cloth diapers!


I have a pretty big variety of brands of cloth diapers in my stash, but bumGenius diapers comprise the majority – for good reason. My hubby won’t use the prefolds and covers (I once tried to show him how to fold them and use the Snappi. I could see him falling into a depression as we talked). The bumGeniuses are pretty much like disposables, so they’re his favorite!

This BG is in the color "Ribbit."

This BG is in the color “Ribbit.”

It’s great to have Bumgeniuses for my diaper bag as well – I don’t want to deal with a kicking, poopy baby (on whatever surface I can find to change said baby on) for any longer than I have to. Besides that, if it’s a diaper in the diaper bag, it’s often someone else who’ll be changing the diaper – usually an auntie or grandma, not someone as used to wrangling the prefolds as I am!

bumGenius diapers are sort of the “original” – they’re the diapers that pretty much sparked the cloth diaper revival, and the design has only improved since the original design was released. bumGenius 4.0 diapers are cut to fit larger babies, they have the option for either snap or aplix closures, the leg elastic is more easily replaceable than previous styles, and there are several new innovations to prevent leaks at the legs and tummy.

Each diaper comes with two inserts – a newborn insert, and a one-size for older babies. I tend to use the newborn insert alone for my 5 week-old, and both inserts for my 2 year old. The inserts are trim enough that my 2 year old can walk easily even with a double-stuffed diaper. With one insert on the baby and two on the toddler, the average time between diaper-changes is about the same for both of them – 3 to 4 hours.

Here's Baby A (5 weeks old) modeling the gap-free fit at the legs.

Here’s Baby A (5 weeks old) modeling the gap-free fit at the legs.

I was able to review this bumGenius 4.0 diaper courtesy of Greenpath Baby – a small, mom-owned shop based in Jupiter, Florida. Greenpath Baby hosts monthly cloth diapering classes where new parents can get together, learn about life with fluff, and let their babies play together (basically, a playdate for parents *and* kids).

Greenpath Baby also features WAHM-made products in their stores, helping to support more moms who want to be home with their babies! Vanessa, Greenpath Baby’s owner, and Christina, the Event Planning Director, personally tested out each cloth diapering system and product before determining which ones they’d carry in the store. If they carry the item, then it works well and is worth the price. The prices are comparable to other retailers, and shipping is flat rate ($5! Not too shabby!).

Given the choice of where to purchase cloth diapers, knowing that the cost would be very similar at a number of retailers, it’s always preferable to purchase ethically. Greenpath Baby supports sustainability, small and local businesses, work at home moms and community – in terms of ethics, you really can’t beat that!

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One reader will win a BumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper during the Fall In Love with Fluff Giveaway Hop. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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