Friday, August 12, 2011

Evolution diapers!

I recently got my hands on an Evolution ION.  The Evolution ION is a one-size side-snapping diaper that adjusts with buttonhole elastic at the legs and waist.  They even recently got the patent on buttonhole elastic!  And the best part?  The ION fits my son's skinny bum like a dream.  Since the leg elastic is adjustable, rather than snaps, I can always get the perfect fit.  It seems to get around his lil' belly, he needs a lower rise.  No problem!

Also, the hemp insert makes it super duper trim.  I'm talking, "What happened to my son's fluffy butt?" trim.

The side snaps make for a trim, clean look in front.  The buttonhole elastic also gives a clean look in front since there are no snaps in the front to adjust the rise!

It fits around his legs SO well.  No gaps, no leaks.

The fit on this diaper is basically ideal.  No problems with leaking due to fit, though we did have an issue overnight - he leaked out of the back of all places.  I think it may have something to do with the Coolmax lining.  I have mixed feelings about the Coolmax fabric.  First of all, it's made from recycled plastic bottles, which is great!  Second, it keeps his temperature down inside the diaper.  Another plus!  This makes it really an excellent diaper for summer.  I don't have to worry about him getting too hot.  However, Coolmax isn't so amazing in the stay-dry department.  Microfleece and suedecloth are not great for keeping baby cool, but they sure do keep baby dry!  Every time I take the ION off, though, it still seems damp.  It does dry very quickly out of the dryer, though.

Conclusion?  Though the Evolution ION is not super stay-dry, it gives incredible fit thanks to the buttonhole elastic.  I love that it's made in the USA, and for a GREAT price!  You can either buy it from their website, or my affiliate, Kelly's Closet!

I was not compensated for this post, though I do have an affiliate link for Kelly's Closet.  I purchased the Evolution Ion on my own and was not provided one for this review.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sizing DOWN??

Yep, you read it correctly.  I've decided we're sizing DOWN in our FuzziBunz Perfect Size diapers.  I thought my little one had outgrown them, but I guess not.  We were having problems in the Mediums with the legs gapping, no matter how tight I did the snaps.  I even converted a few to one-size with adjustable elastic! (Works great, tutorial to come later.)  But after that, out of sheer curiosity, I pulled one of my Smalls out from storage and gave it another try.  It fit perfectly.

Fuzzibunz estimates that the smalls will fit until 8 months or 18 pounds.  My little one is a year old and 20 pounds.  And we still have two snaps to go on the waist.  Who knew?  The rise is a bit low right  now, but because of his little pot belly and skinny hips, diapers with a lower rise work better for us right now so they don't slide down.

It looks like we will get some more use out of our Small Fuzzibunz!  I have always been a fan of their Perfect Size diapers and am glad that I figured out what was going on with sizing!  Now if I could just find a side snapping diaper that would fit him, that would be exciting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Hello, everyone, and welcome to Skinny Bums!  This blog is in conjunction with Large Bummies and Average Bummies as we look for diapers that will fit our babies' shapes the best.  Let me start by telling you about my son's shape.  At 12 months, he is 31 inches tall and barely 20 pounds - very tall and thin!  This has brought surprising challenges in cloth diapering.  He's got a little pot belly, skinny hips and bum, and little skinny legs.  He is super active all the time, so he burns off almost everything he eats - the rest goes to shooting up like a beanpole!  So cloth diapers that are designed with bigger legs sometimes gap at the legs and we get leaks.  Also, because of his lil' belly and tiny hips, we've had a hard time finding a side snapping diaper that would work, since they usually just slide down to his hips and leave huge gaps at the legs.

So join me as I look for the best way to find cloth diapers to fit my son's skinny bum!