15 August 2017

Review: Fluff Bums Pocket Nappy

Description: The Fluff Bums pocket nappy consist of a waterproof PUL outer, microsuede stay-dry interior lining and a pocket opening at the back. It comes standard with a bamboo/cotton blend insert. The nappy has four rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the size and closes with snaps around the waist. It has hip snaps as well as cross-over snaps which enables you to adjust the waist even smaller. On the inside there is a strip of PUL at the waist front to provide extra leak protection.

First impressions: I have been eyeing cactus prints for a while now, so of course I jumped on this print when Fluff Bums so kindly offered to send me one of their new pocket styles for review. Quality seems good and on par with other imported pocket brands. The insert provided seems very trim and is a little shorter than regular inserts, which could help to provide a better fit on smaller babies. I like the attention to detail on this nappy - colour contrasting wings, inside PUL strip and snaps. 

Ease of use: As is typical of pockets, this one is very user friendly. Once the insert has been stuffed inside and the rise settings adjusted, simply snap onto your baby and go. Before washing, you need to remove the insert, however this just takes a few extra seconds. In terms of drying time, the shell dries very quickly, but the insert takes a bit more time. This is not unusual for natural fibre inserts though. In terms of cleaning and especially stain removal, microsuede interiors are of my favorites as it's easy to spray poop off and doesn't stain easily.   

Fit: We get a great fit with this pocket with room to grow and a very trim appearance. The four rise settings give greater adjustability vs the more typical three rise settings which is nice if your baby is in between sizes. It looks like this nappy can size down quite small, so it could be a good option for smaller babies or even bigger newborns and fit sooner than other OSFM nappies. Please note I haven't tested it on a newborn though. At 16+kg there is still room to grow in this nappy so it should last until potty learning for most kids. 

Value for money: This nappy is very easy on the pocket and great for stash fillers or for daycare or creche. Do bear in mind that you may need to buy extra inserts if you have more than a light wetter though, so take that into account when budgeting.

Performance: The insert absorbs roughly 110ml, making it an ideal daytime nappy as is for a light wetter. For medium and heavy wetters you'll need to boost though. The PUL panel on the tummy inside is great for extra piece of mind in terms of leaks, especially for boys or tummy sleepers (e.g. for naps). Luckily my son is a light wetter, so we've been able to get away without boosting. 

Overall impression: This nappy is a good workhorse with a trim fit, however the average baby will require a second insert. If you're looking for a budget-friendly pocket nappy in a great selection of prints, give Fluff Bums a go.

You can buy Fluff Bums products directly on their website. Be sure to like their Facebook page and join their Facebook group as well where you will also be able to stay on top of new products and prints.

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission.  I received this diaper free of charge for purposes of review, but did not receive any compensation for it and all opinions expressed above are my own. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and J, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby. At the time that these photos were taken, J weighed 16.3kg and was 103cm tall.

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