Bum Genius 3.0 too small now

Leah - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )




HI all,
I overall loved our Bum Genius pockets one size and used them for 2 years. Now they are too small for our daughter- I also felt they were too big and bulky for the first 3-4 months. Also, the velcro curled up and doesn't lay flat- my mom is going to rip it off and sew new velcro on for me on my whole set. Is this normal? I figured I could use these for at least 2 babies!

I want to buy some bigger size fitted diapers and some fitted little baby diapers since I am pregnant again.
What is the best diaper for the older child? Once my daughter hit 30 pounds and 2 years, the BUM Genius one size pinched her legs and were too small in the rise (hip length?).

What do you suggest for the best fitted diaper for little babies- say up to 5-6 months? After that I will use the Bum Genius one size that we already have.



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Lindsay - posted on 04/29/2010




My velcro is already curling up too, which I am not too thrilled about. My daughter is 11 months old now, so we have a long way to go! I do think it helps to hang them to dry rather than put them in the dryer though. I didn't use my BG diapers for the first 2 months either for the same reason, they looked huge on her! She is an average size baby and is already on the largest size for the snaps, so I am wondering if I will be in the same situation as you in a few months... :)

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I'd love to know about a bigger diaper too. My daughter is only 8 months (and 23 lbs!) so I know we're going to grow out of our diapers.

I use the Bum Genius pockets but I have loved the AIO organics with snaps even more. The look great- much better than the worn out velcro.

Katrina - posted on 04/20/2010




I had the same problem with the Bum Genius where they got too small in the rise. I used a few different things and I loved all of them-for fitted diapers with a cover I really like the Thirsties-they were really absorbent and for nighttime I just added a small doubler and worked fantastic.

For an all-in-one I used the Fuzzi Bunz which worked excellent all the time:) Daytime dipes we likes the bumkins.

Hope that helps!


Kimberly - posted on 04/19/2010




My 36 pound 23 month old outgrew his bumGenius 3.0 (and most other "one-size" dipes) many months ago.) Luckily, we also just had a 2nd, so are re-using those one-size diapers.

But for my oldest who isn't quite ready for potty training yet, we are using:

1. Thirsties duo pocket dipes in size 2
2. Thirsties covers in size large with Thirsties Fab Fitteds in size large underneath.
3. Bamboo Baby toddler size all-in-ones (these are AWESOME!)
4. Mother-ease Sandy's fitted diapers in Toddle-ease size with Mother-ease Air flow covers in x-large toddler size over the top.

The Thirsties fab fitted diapers with thirsties covers and the Bamboo baby all-in-ones are TERRIFIC options for under clothes, as they are nice and trim. They are also both very soft and stretchy options. The mother-ease fitted and cover, though, are the best for nighttime, with a hemp doubler and piece of fleece laid inside for extra absorbency and wicking.

Oh, and also, Fuzzi Bunz size large (but not the one-size) are still fitting my guy, (barely) and Knickernappies pocket (either size large or the one-size) fit him pretty well, too, and actually have a little room for an extra insert for nap or nighttimes. Another option I love is the Little Beetle Organic Cotton velour learners. They are training pants, but made with several layers of this nice, thick, soft and absorbent cotton velour. They have snaps at the sides so they can be taken off like a diaper when wet or pooped in. I use either the Thirsties or Air flow cover with them.

And I've also had to replace all the velcro on my bumGenius dipes. Except a couple I haven't done it with yet because I'm going to try to put snaps on them...

Claudia - posted on 04/19/2010




For a newborn, we used kissaluvs size 0 and they are great - poop does not escape! They need a cover and we had Thirsties, but I hear the Bummis super whisper wrap is better b/c they have a notch for the newbie's belly button. My daughter is still in her BumGenius one size but I got some great big diapers called Cushies (sp?), bought them second hand on craigslist, for when she outgrows these. Haven't tried them out yet but I can tell you they're BIG and have nice soft cotton inside.

Tanda - posted on 04/18/2010




I LOVE FuzziBunz! I bought one at a garage sale, used it for two babies, and it's still going strong. I've tried lots of different kinds of cloth diapers and Fuzzi Bunz is my favorite.

Jamie - posted on 04/15/2010




I use Fuzzibunz AIO pocket diapers and have always loved them from day one. My daughter will be 7 months on 4/18 and the "small"s on the second to last snaps and the "medium"s on the tightest snaps fit her great. We also use two thinner inserts that we bought at babiesrus, just generic inserts for cloth diapers, for overnight protection and they work great up to 12 hours.

Emily - posted on 04/14/2010




I used BumGenius size 1 fitteds, thirsties size 1 fitteds and prefolds with thirsties duo wrap size 1 for the first 4-5 months. Now I'm using BumGenius 3.0s and Smartipants One Size. Smartipants are great, they have snaps, a big insert and are cheap! Not sure about the size compared to a 3.0 for a larger child. They seem roomier though.
My son is 7 months and 21 lbs. I hope he doesn't outgrow the 3.0s!!! That would really be a bummer.

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Hi Leah. My son outgrew Bum Genius as well..he's 28 pounds, but we didn't make it much past 15 months before he outgrew them! Thankfully, I too am getting ready to have another, so the investment won't have been a waste. My son has really chunky thighs and the Happy Heinys work the best for him. I will say that of the complaints I have read about this diaper, most of them center around parents who had leaks, because the cut for the thigh was too generous for their thin-legged babies...which was perfect for me, because that was the exact opposite of my problems. Also, they do have a bigger rise than the Bum Genius. Another pocket diaper I LOVE, is the Knickernappies. They are designed to be able to be used as a pull up for potty training toddlers...not to mention a diaper before that. They are a little tighter on the thigh for my son, so I am waiting to see how they fit when he is ready to potty train. If they fit well, I will be buying more of those. Good luck! I don't have any suggestions for your younger one, because we didn't start cloth until after my son turned 1!

Denise - posted on 04/14/2010





I have the BG 3.0 and had the same problem(with size and velcro issues), only my son was even 1 yeat! I just acted on the warranty and got a whole new stock from them--they are HUGE compared to the original 3.0's I got and the velcro tabs are SUPER DUPER. I have a hard time getting them to open myself, actually! If you were happy with the 3.0's you had, you may check into some of those new ones, too!

Melissa - posted on 04/10/2010




Happy Heiny make a mini one size that should last your baby until they fit into the regular BG 3.0. I recommend Rumparooz's Little Joeys. Mom's Milk Boutique sells them (http://momsmilkboutique.com/index.php?PA...) both, however, there's a sale on Rumparooz's right now for 10% (fan their facebook page for discount code, it's on their wall.) or you can use coupon code MMB10 to get $10 off your very first order if it's over $75. Hope that helps!!!

M - posted on 04/09/2010




Leah, I just checked out the KCK One Size diapers Lerin is talking about. They seem pretty cool and if your mom is sewer, it looks like she offers the pattern for only $7 so you can make it yourself. I'd give it a shot. Here's the link I found and the video where she demonstrates how it works.


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I've been using my KCK One Size on a daily basis (they are my main stock) and the Velcro is as good as the first day. The tabs are larger than on the other diapers, and it seems to be much better quality than the Velcro on all of my other diapers. My hubby & brother (who's my main babysitter) says that they prefer to use the KCK ones. Also I'd like to note that I have put my KCK in the dryer a few times, and my bumgenius have never been in the dryer at all. They're about the same costwise- and on Etsy since they are handmade, you can customize colors, prints and get a bulk discount, just have to convo the seller. Good luck!

M - posted on 04/08/2010




1. it is normal to have to replace velcro after a while. That's the one downside to it (regardless of which brand of diaper you have). It just wears out over time and multiple washes. One thing that can extend their use is to air dry them instead of drying them in a dryer.

2. my favorite large fitted diaper is the Pooters One-Size fitted in hemp or bamboo. It goes up to 35 lbs and is pretty generous in the leg area


3. for 6 months or smaller I'm a fan of prefold diapers with a Thirsties Duo Wrap instead of a fitted diaper just because I've gotten a trimmer fit out of them.


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I have one 'Mother's Touch' one size option that is huge on my 16 mo. old (21 lbs) so I use it as an overnight. Also I have some called KCK One size that I bought off of Etsy.com and they're supposed to fit up to 40 or 45 lbs I think, and when I first got them, I could get them on my 6 yr old. There are also sized KCK versions, which is what I started out with on my baby. I didn't start using them til she was about 10 lbs though- I used the small ones til she was about 16 lbs I think, then switched to the One Size ones.

My friend has bumgenius that she's been using for slightly over 2 yrs exclusively and her velcro seems to be kinda curly too and looks a little smaller than the velcro on my bumgenius that I got about 8 mos. ago.

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