CLOSED Giveaway: 10 Funky Fluff cloth diapers

This sponsored post is a collaboration between Funky Fluff, The Pierogie Mama and That Mama Gretchen; they are thrilled to share our cloth diaper love, because they are truly floored by these diapers. I’ve never tried this brand before, so please note that the references to “I” below are from The Pierogie Mama or That Mama Gretchen. Enjoy the reviews below, and don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post! -Elisebet 

There’s something new in the cloth diaper world, friends…I’ve raved about Funky Fluff before, and today I’m thrilled to share about their new release…the Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 System 2.0! Best of all The Pierogie Mama and I have teamed up for this grand debut and it includes a super thorough review (we’ve seriously tested every dimension of this diaper) and a big, no, ginormous giveaway!

First off, we want to share a bit of the heart behind Funky Fluff, because companies with a purpose and passion speak volumes to us. Funky Fluff was founded by Kathy and Tricia, long time friends with a passion for cloth diapering. They “live, breathe, and LOVE cloth diapering,” and it’s their goal to help other mamas be successful in cloth diapering their children. Together, Kathy and Tricia have cloth diapered 4 boys and have grown their home based, Canadian business through tons of hard work. And their commitment to quality products obviously hasn’t stopped, since they’re debuting a 2.0 version of their popular bamboo cloth diaper. Ready to relish in all the features of the 2.0?

Now, a little introduction before our official reviews … between us both we’ve tried almost 30 different brands of cloth diapers between our 3.5 children (Gretchen’s daughter and son, and Bianca’s daughter and sweet bump due in March). So, when we say we like a certain feature or really trust something about a diaper, we’re not joking. We’ve got A LOT of comparison power. That’s probably why we’re so excited to share Funky Fluff’s 2.0 with you!
First up, Bianca’s thoughts…

I’ve got a pretty trim little miss – at 21 months old, she just tipped the scale at 23 lbs and is about 31 1/2 inches tall. She’s a perfectly proportioned little doll, and her smallish stature has been both a blessing and a difficulty. I love how long clothes last for this girl – she’s still wearing 12 month zippies!

But fitting diapers around her waist in proportion to her height has become a difficulty with her night time diaper, as she still wets a lot at night and you’ve got to find that right balance of fluff and stuff to make sure you can make it through the night.

I’ve been loving the Funky Fluff Bamboo line (both the 1.0 and 2.0s) because the bamboo liner and inserts are extremely thirsty. Parched. When she started to leak out through her ‘tried and true’ night time diapers that had been working for us for over 12 months, I tried the Bamboo Fusion 1.0’s and was immediately relieved! After stripping and repairing velcro (the next step was re-doing elastic that I really don’t think needs it), I was almost ready to try ‘sposies.

Admittedly I was a little apprehensive when the 2.0 version dropped the double gusset feature (because she’s also a side sleeper) but I quickly learned that it wasn’t the double gusset that was saving my biscuits in the middle of the night – it was that awesome bamboo material! Zero leaks and no changes through out the night = a well rested Penny and this preggy mama. Our night time diaper solution is a Funky Fluff Bamboo Fusion 2.0 stuffed with one heavy duty bamboo soaker or a light bamboo soaker with booster.

And while I have your ear, can I tell you how much I love the soakers? They are SO dense yet thin – they are by far my favorite stuffer for diapers because they hold so much liquid.

And now, a bit from Gretchen …

Before Max was born, I thought I knew almost everything about cloth diapers. I mean, I’d cloth diapered Jemma for 34 months and gone through many successes and failures as we narrowed down what worked best for us. Then I had a son and I began the learning curve all over again!

Max is almost 17 months and is about to tip the scales at 32 pounds. Pretty much the opposite of Bianca’s petite Penny. If I’ve learned anything about diapering both a son and daughter, I’ve learned that they pee differently (obviously), and this therefore, requires different features to adequately do their job. Funky Fluff covers the gamut thanks to their bamboo lining and inserts in their 3-in-1 system.

It’s definitely hard to find cloth diapers that do their job for chubbier babies. I need a high rise to prevent top leaks and large enough leg elastic that hold without leaving marks. Right now Max wears his Funky Fluff on the widest waist setting. But I’m not worried about outgrowing our Fluff since he’s really starting to run and will most likely gain more height and less weight in the coming year.

I won’t speak too much to the thirst of the bamboo – Bianca sang that praise – but I will say that we too ALWAYS opt for an extra stuffed Funky Fluff 2.0 for naps and long car rides. I will add that there is nothing softer than a bamboo diaper. So, between the amazing absorbancy and the gentle fabric, I pretty much want our whole stash of diapers to be filled with Funky Fluff’s bamboo 2.0 diapers.

My only hope and recommendation for Funky Fluff is that they’ll launch a trainer/pull-up cloth diaper design by the time we’re ready for that transition. I would LOVE to see a pull-up design with bamboo inside and PUL outside … maybe even a bamboo padded underwear. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

The Giveaway:

Ready to add some Funky Fluff to your cloth diaper stash? We couldn’t encourage you more – you won’t be disappointed! You can purchase the Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 System 2.0 here, or consider saving with the purchase of a bundle. Still on the fence? Maybe consider a Starter Kit so you can compare the bamboo and stay dry options while testing out the reinforcing soakers and boosters.

And now, what you’ve all been holding your breath for … the amazing giveaway to celebrate the launch of the 2.0 version of the Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 System! Funky Fluff is giving away a 10 pack of the 2.0 in your choice of boy, girl or gender neutral colors. Ohmygoodness, amazing, right?

Enter below and share within your social media circles with #funky10pack … we can’t wait to announce a winner! What a wonderfully fluffy new year one lucky mama and baby will have!

Open to US and Canadian residents. See “Terms & Conditions” within Giveaway Tools widget for full set of rules.

Disclosure: That Mama Gretchen, The Pierogie Mama, and participating bloggers including My Life: A Work in Progress are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see the giveaway’s terms and conditions for full set of rules. The winner will be notified via the email provided and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email before a new winner is chosen.

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Review: Buttons One-Size Cloth Diaper Cover, Insert & Doubler

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Buttons Cloth Diapers are a brand I’d heard little about before getting the chance to review their one-size cover with insert and doubler.

Buttons one-size diaper cover, daytime insert, and nighttime doubler- Read more on My Life: A Work in Progress
Buttons one-size diaper cover, daytime insert, and nighttime doubler

The Buttons brand is founded by a husband and wife team from Washington State. They believe cloth diapers should be easy to use and affordable.

Their system is quite easy to use. This system is generally referred to as an all-in-two or AI2 diaper: the diaper cover and snap-in insert.

The diaper cover is one-size, fitting many babies from birth until potty training (approximately 9 to 35 lbs). The cover is adjustable by using the snaps on the front across the waist and up/down the rise.

Buttons cloth diaper one-size diaper cover. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress
Left photo- rise is opened all the way to largest size. Right photo- smallest rise and waist setting (photo zoomed in)

Since the cover is made from PUL, it’s waterproof. You can also wipe the inside clean and air it out to use again before washing. The cover also features double gussets around the legs. I don’t find double gussets absolutely necessary, but they’re a nice bonus in holding poo in, especially with a young or small baby. There’s also elastic at the back and front of the diaper, which I love. I’ll go into the why further down in this post, when I talk about nighttime diapering.

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We received the large daytime insert (fits babies 20 to 35 lbs), and it snaps right into the diaper cover. This insert is really absorbent! It’s probably the most absorbent microfiber insert we own. The insert is made from four-layers of microfiber. The downside, obviously, is that the insert is quite thick, so there’s lots of bulk on Baby J’s bum. That’s just a normal part of cloth diapering.

The daytime insert is topped with a moisture-wicking fleece that goes against your baby’s skin. The fleece is really soft, and I’m a fan of using fleece against Baby J’s skin to prevent rash. I often cut strips from an old fleece blanket and place a strip inside his cotton diapers for the moisture-wicking properties.

Notice how the insert reaches past the front of the diaper in the below photo? I’m going to bring that up when I’m talking about nighttime diapering in a minute.

Buttons cloth diaper with daytime insert. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress
Buttons one-size cover with daytime insert snapped inside.

We also were sent the large nighttime doubler. It is not topped with fleece, so it’s not meant to be used alone. You snap it underneath the daytime insert, and the entire thing then gets snapped into the diaper cover. The nighttime doubler has 6 layers of microfiber. So when the two are used together, Baby J has TEN layers of microfiber. He does not pee out of this diaper (probably won’t ever, hahah).

Buttons cloth diapers daytime insert and nighttime doubler. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress
Top: Buttons nighttime doubler. Bottom: Buttons daytime insert.
I folded the insert over on the end, so you can see the fleece. That’s the side you want touching your baby’s skin.

Again, the downside is ten layers make it a very bulky diaper, but it doesn’t end up being bulkier than what I usually put on him at night. In order to go all night in a single diaper, he always has multiple layers.

So about nighttime diapering…I’ve already mentioned in this post that the daytime insert is a little long and that the diaper has elastic in the front. This is the only diaper cover we own that has elastic in the front and that is very, very handy for nighttime diapering.

When I double or triple diaper layers for nights, the covers that we have usually gap at the top of whatever diaper Baby J is wearing. Sometimes the fitted diaper and/or inserts (whatever combination we’re using) poke up above the diaper cover, so by morning, Baby J’s PJs are wet. Not so with this Buttons diaper cover! The elastic in the front folds and fits snugly over both the bulky daytime insert and nighttime doubler. Even though the inserts are quite long, the Buttons cover still manages to just cover the inserts, thanks to the elastic. I wish more diaper covers had this feature!

Washing is simple enough. Rinse on cold. Wash on hot with a cloth-diaper appropriate detergent (read about my cloth diaper laundry routine HERE). I then tumble dry the insert and doubler, and hang the cover to air dry.

Buttons one-size diaper cover, daytime insert, and nighttime doubler- On a 23lb. 20 month old
Buttons one-size diaper cover, daytime insert, and nighttime doubler- On a 23lb. 20 month old

Currently, Buttons diaper covers retail for $11 each, the daytime inserts for $3.50 each, and the nighttime doublers for $5 each. Buttons also sells flushable bamboo liners and wetbags. You can also find their products on Amazon.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the quality of diaper and features for the price. If you’re looking for affordable cloth diapering, especially affordable nighttime options, check out Buttons diapers.

Connect with Buttons Diapers at the links below:

Buttons Diapers website | Buttons Diapers on Facebook | Buttons Diapers on Twitter | Buttons Diapers on Pinterest

Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Diaper Junction Cyber Monday Sale!

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Cyber Monday

It’s Cyber Monday over at Diaper Junction! If this is your first time hearing about DJ, it’s my favorite cloth diaper specialty store!

Cloth diapers & diaper covers at Diaper Junction

I happen to live only about 15 minutes away, so I can pop in whenever I want or need to. If you’re in the Hampton Roads area, they offer free classes like Cloth Diapering 101 and Babywearing 101. Out of town? They have reasonable shipping and lots of deals!

Don’t cloth diaper? They have other items for mom and baby like baby carriers, teething, toys, natural skin care, and more.

In addition to the 11/28-12/3 ThanksGiveAway Weekend Event that offers double rewards and $25 stash cash promotion (with $75 purchase), score these discounts today:

  • 30% off Diaper Rite AIOs and Bamboo Pockets
  • 25% off Pink Daisy Menstrual Pads – just $21
  • 14% off Tots Bots Easy Fit
  • Select LilyPadz – $16
  • Imse Vimse Swim Diapers – $11
  • MotherEase Swim Diapers – $13

So what are you waiting for? Click on the banner below and go visit Diaper Junction!

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