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bumGenius 5.0 Review

The bumGenius 5.0 is a one-size diaper that fits from 7-35 lbs. It has three rows of snaps for adjusting the rise to get a good fit as the baby grows. The stretchy tabs also help ensure a good, leak-free fit. This has been a great feature for us in getting a good fit on our little one that has a skinny waist and chubbier thighs. I also found the diaper to be a bit bulky at first, but by about 11 lbs it fit really well.

It has a PUL outer with a super soft lining on the inside that creates a pocket. There are several features of the pocket that help prevent leaks and wicking. They really have worked for us, containing some pretty big messes—we’ve never had a leak with this diaper! Since this is a pocket diaper, it can be stuffed with whatever you like (based on preference or need for more absorbency). It comes with two inserts, a newborn (can later be used as a booster) and a one-size that has an adjustable length. The newborn insert was never enough absorbency for us on its own, but the one-size insert has been great. The newborn insert can also be used as a booster. My only minor complaint is that it is kind of tight getting the one-size insert into the diaper when it is snapped down to the smallest size.

This diaper washes up really well. Occasionally we get faint staining, but sunning always takes care of that. Sometimes I forget to take the insert out before throwing it in the pail and it has always worked its way out in the wash. I also love how fast it dries since it is a pocket with an insert. I also like that I can put the diaper on the clothesline and the insert in the dryer.

If this is stuffed ahead of time, it is a great diaper for those less familiar with cloth diapers to use because you put it on the same as a disposable. Because it is so easy to use, this is a diaper that I often throw in the diaper bag for changes when we’re away from home.

The bumGenius 5.0 is definitely one of my go-to diapers. It is fairly economical–$17.95 for a reliable diaper that can be used from birth to potty training. And of course, there are some really cute new colors and prints!

Annie is a genetic counselor, military wife, and mom to her 3.5 month old son. She enjoys spending time with family, especially in the great outdoors. Cloth diapering has been a natural part of her efforts for a greener, healthier lifestyle.