Fuzzi Bunz

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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im due in Feb. and we wanted to use cloth diapers, we bought about 24 one size fuzzi bunz and i was wondering from moms who use them, if they are worth it and what kind of laundering system you use that works. I feel like i need to buy ten diaper pails or wash them as soon as they are dirty. Please help me before I drive my husband crazy... :D

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Joanne - posted on 11/10/2009

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Oh, and I never found a diaper pail that I liked, so we bought a really good quality metal garbage can with a lid that opens with a food pedal with a PUL pail liner. It really seals out the smells.

Joanne - posted on 11/10/2009

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I love my Fuzzibunz. I wash with Charlies soap in a HE front loader. First I soak on cold with a full scoop, then one cycle on "whitest whites" with no soap and an extra rinse. You do NOT want too much soap or anything that will leave residue because the fleece will begin to repel liquid and you'll get a leaking problem.

Jocelyn - posted on 11/10/2009

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We bought 12 one-size fuzzi bunz. They really were too big on our son until he was above about 10 lbs. After that, though, they work quite well. When he was a newborn, he went through so many diapers, we would have gone crazy doing cloth I think! We use a toilet sprayer to clean the poopy ones off before they go in the dirty diaper bag. Fuzzi bunz recommends that you use a diaper bag, not a pail, to store the dirties until you wash them (we don't go more than 2 days between washings). You'll see a description of it on the fuzzi bunz website under diaper accessories. I think it works great and it's not stinky. You just throw it in the wash with the dirty diapers. Back to the toilet sprayer - we cut the bottom off a 5 gallon plastic bucket and put that in the toilet bowl when we spray off the diapers. Otherwise, the spray (poop and all!) goes everywhere. We saw the idea online and made our own version of it. Works much better! As far as the wash goes, it is really important not to use too much soap and to rinse them very well. If there's any soap left on them, they will start to repel moisture instead of absorb it and then they leak :( Do a cold rinse first, then use the smallest amount of detergent you can (we use Tide Free - should be a perfume/dye-free detergent) and wash on hot followed by another cold rinse. About once a week, I do an extra cold rinse again to be sure all the soap's out. Just FYI, we also use some disposables, especially when we're on the go and at night. In general, I really like them and they are so so soft. Really play around with the adjustable bands to get the best fit - it will really help avoid leaking. Also, after you have a pile of clean ones, go ahead and stuff all the inserts right away. It saves time at the changing table if they're all ready to go. Hope this helps, good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have a high powered shower head so i spray them out and then make sure I do laundry that day... i heard babies become potty trained easier so i would think it is worth it... we just didnt have the money in the begining to buy the amount to make it worth it so I just use them at night

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009

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I used to drive myself batty trying to get ALL the dirty diapers. I finally relaxed and gave up - dirty diapers are like dishes. There is always one more.



I use mainly pockets, and I do a cold rinse in the machine, followed by a hot water wash. If there is a spot or stain, I put the diaper into the sun. It really works miracles!



My only concern with having a bunch of OS diapers is that they may not fit. If you have a baby on the smaller size, those diapers may not fit until they are well over 8 lbs - if not closer to 10lbs. I have used Bum Genius, FB, Haute Pockets, and Motherease (all OS diapers), and none fit my newborn from day one.

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Briana - posted on 06/28/2011

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I bought FB too, but I def noticed ( once she was born ) that the OS would not fit her at all... just by looking at her I knew lol so thank god I received so many disposables at the baby shower! we've been using those ever since and hopefully until she's 10 lbs I can switch her over to the FB finally!

JennAntonio - posted on 06/25/2011

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I just switched to CD-ing with my 10 month old. (yep, I know I'm a late starter!) We got 12 of the Medium Fuzzibunz, and I am AMAZED by how easy of a transition this has been. No leaks, no hard messes. We are planning to get pregnant again soon, and I want to be prepared to start from the get-go w/Cloth this time. I'm wondering if I should try the fuzzibunz in small or x-small perfect fits, or if I should try another type of dipe. I really don't want AIO's or pre-fold...I'm a pretty big fan of the pocket. Any advice for me?

Meghan - posted on 11/21/2009

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Love Fuzzibunz!
We used prefolds and covers from birth to 7month and then bought a stash of medium FB's. My son is 30months now and still wearing them--so, yes they were totally worth it.
A newborn might not fit into the one sz right away, so you might want keep some newborn cloth dipes around--infant prefolds are cheap and easy to fold with a snappi if you only need something for a wk or two. My son was 9lbs at birth and he fit into the smalls after about a week.
We have always just dumped the poop off in the potty and thrown the dipe in a dry pail. I have never needed to rinse them or anything.
Our wash routine is a cold rinse, hot wash with charlies soap, a second soap free hot wash and then a final cold rinse. From time to time we have battled stink issues(pockets are prone to this). When that happens you can try boiling the inserts, grapefruitseed extract in the wash, bac out, or RLR.
Oh and I usually wash every 2 days.

Julie - posted on 11/20/2009

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I haven't tried the Fuzzi Bunz one size but I do have LOTS of small and medium. The small didn't fit my 7 lb baby! None of my one size diapers(Motherease,baby kangas,Bum genius)fit till he was 2 months old. Fuzzi bunz are great diapers tho

Lynlee - posted on 11/15/2009

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We used fuzzibunz on our son from 6 months old - they were mediums and he is still in them part-time and is three. We are having another baby next year so will buy some more but the small size. I had heard that the one-sized ones were too big to begin with which is why we'll get smalls instead. We shake the poo off into the toilet them stick them in a dry bucket. Every couple of days we do a wash. We do a pre-wash which is just a cold rinse then a hot wash at 50 degrees C with half the powder recommended for a normal load. Sometimes I do an extra rinse at the end but mostly not. Then dry them on the line.

Jess - posted on 11/14/2009

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I use Fuzzi Bunz as well. I love them, but I didn't use them until my daughter was about 3 months old. I used kissaluvs and covers until then. The Fuzzi Bunz would've been huge on her as a newborn. To wash any cloth diapers: 1) do a cold rinse. 2) wash in hot with an extra rinse with a tablespoon of seventh generation soap 3) do one more hot rinse 4) tumble dry LOW

Sierra - posted on 11/11/2009

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i hear the quality of FB has gone downhill so i might recommend that you diversify a little. maybe exchange a few for some other brands of pockets. there are so many really great ones out there.

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2009

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Thank you all so so much!! We did buy a bunch of umbilicord safe diapers for the first month or two becuase i thought the FB we're too bulky. Thanks for the 10 lbs advice, im so glad we got disposables too. Thanks again you all are great!!

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