Introduction: Choosing Cloth Diapers
Choosing Cloth Diapers: Econobum
Choosing Cloth Diapers: Bum Genius 3.0 One Size
Flip Diaper Cover and Insert The Flip Insert has microfiber on one side and stay dry suede on the other side. (The suede is the side that touches the baby’s bottom.) Pictured is actually 2 different liners, the top shows the microfiber side (and the lines indicate where you fold for sizes small, medium, or large) and the bottom shows the suede side.
On the Cotton Babies website, they ask the question, “Why Flip?” Their answer,
“Cloth Diapering has never been so easy!
TOSS the used insert into your diaper pail
REPLACE the insert with a clean one
REUSE the cover”
At $16.95, it’s much more expensive than the Econobum and only $1 less than the Bum Genius 3.0 One Size. However, the insert was a lot like the Bum Genius diaper and the fact you can replace the insert with another one and reuse the cover makes it an economical choice! Extra Flip Inserts are $4.95 each. We purchased 2 inserts in addition to the Flip System and used the Flip Diaper 3 times on Emerson!
Another feature of this diaper system is disposable inserts. They are $4.95 for a pack of 18 which makes them approximately $.28 each. (A few weeks ago I saw them Buy One, Get One which would make each insert $.14, much more economical to purchase them this way.) I’ve talked to some cloth diapering mama’s that put in a disposables insert when they knew their little one was going to have their “scheduled” bowel movement to avoid having poopy cloth diapers. The disposable inserts are also used when traveling. I haven’t tried the disposable insert but wanted to share that option!
Here we are testing the Flip Diaper:
Snapping up the diaper. It does take a little longer to snap but it’s not hard at all. The Flip diaper has small pockets on the back and front of the diaper where the insert slides in to make keeping it in place while putting it on the baby easier. For the first change, I already had the insert in the cover. For the second and third changes, it was very simple, I pulled out the soiled insert and slipped another one in and put the diaper back on her! Easy!
Close up of the snaps. Again, they are really easy to use!
Miss Emerson modeling the Flip Diaper!!
This picture shows that the diaper is bulkier than a disposable, however she didn’t seem uncomfortable and it didn’t look too huge underneath her clothes.
How did the Flip Diaper do?
We kept each insert on her approximately 2 hours. All 3 times she was changed, the suede side of the insert (that touched her bottom) appeared dry but the microfiber side was saturated! She seemed completely comfortable in the diaper and we were pleased with the absorbency. The diaper cover had no leaks and I thought it was very easy to adjust to Emerson’s size.
The Flip and the Econobum are a lot alike, they are both diaper covers with inserts. I did like the Flip better than Econobum because the Flip inserts are much nicer and less bulky. I also like that there are pockets in the front and back to secure the insert; with the Econobum, the liner just sits in the cover. I may try one of the Flip inserts in the Econobum cover, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work because the covers are basically the same!
Comparing the Flip and the Bum Genius 3.0 One Size, I must admit that the all in one of the Bum Genius makes it very easy to use, it’s basically like putting on a disposable diaper! However, the Flip is more economical with the fact that the cover is able to be “reused” several times before washing by putting in a fresh insert. The Flip insert was made a lot like the Bum Genius diaper with the suede fabric that touches the baby’s skin and the microfiber to absorb.
To be continued…Choosing Cloth Diapers: My Cloth Diapering Plan
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