I initially purchased a package of six diapers with inserts. After one/two washings, three diapers had already lost their snaps. I'd heard very good things about the MOE return policy, but WOW, I couldn't believe how difficult it was to get replacement diapers. I had to write 3 e-mails, call them on the phone, and finally return the defective diapers through the retailer. When the replacements finally arrived, they were all different sizes (although they were supposedly all size Large). Despite this fact, I managed to get them to fit using different snap-settings for each diaper. I agree with pp that the new fleece is awful and repels urine.
Next problem was the leaking. There is no way I can take DD out in these diapers for more than an hour at a time, nor can I use them overnight. They leak constantly. I don't know why I've had so much trouble! Other people rave about leak-free fuzzi-bunz experiences. Our experience is exactly the opposite, even though I've tried many combinations and types of inserts with these diapers. On the other hand, we also use Mother-ease one size with air-flow covers and have never had a leak in over 20 months of diapering. Not one leak! Also, the Fuzzi-bunz look trashed after only a quarter of the usage our ME receive. The ME dipes look as good as new! And they were half the price of FB!
A few positives:
- nice trim fit under clothes
- easy to use and quick to wash/dry
- they can slip on and off like a training pant (now that DD is potty learning, this is a definite bonus)
Overall, these diapers just don't work for us. I wish I'd tried one out before wasting money on a package of six. I can't understand why they seem to work for everyone else, but not for us.
Mama to Marcus (1/05) and Arianna (3/10).
I have 6 Large Round tab rainbow serged (2002) and 8-10 large pointy tab colors. I always use hemp Joey bunz or hemp wonderfulls with them. These almost never leaked as long as laundered and stuffed properly.
sometimes these can get a little skunky-smelling, in which case you need to strip them-- wash on hot with no detergent until there are no bubbles in the water.
the only problem we've had with them is that my mom can't snap things easily due to arthritis. So we had a few Happy Heinys (aplix closure) for when she babysat.
If you aren't enjoying your FB, adjust your inserts. If they still don't work for you, they have great resale value.
Mommy to THREE sweet boys & ONE sweet girl + a newb due in February! I need a nap.
My new Fuzzi Bunz are irregular. The "red" dp the leg wholes are so big the pea just flows out the sides, it is at least a 1 inch gap. The white diaper fits perfectly, the orange dp one leg whole is bigger then the other leg??? For the amount of money I spent I just can't believe the quality control is so horrible. :
Moreover I called the store were I purchased the FB, Baby Belle Bottoms. The store did admit that this has been an on going problem with FB for years however they told me that I had to contact the manufacture directly per FB. The store was not “allowed” to handle defective items that were not new...sounds like BS to me.
I read some great FB reviews on this forum before I bought them. Out of my order half of the FB I purchased are irregular and leak because of it.
UP DATE Fuzzi Buns is going to send me new DP to replace the irregulars. I have to pay for shipping which just stinks in my book. I just wanted to say that my fuzzi buns that fit work great. If you do go with Fuzzi Buns find out how the store will handle any irregular size issues.
Overall I love fuzzi bunz, they are my favorite diaper. We've had a few leaks, but nothing too major. The thing I hate right now is that XS's are too small in the legs on the largest setting, yet S's are too large on the smallest! So we're having to use disposables right now because I just haven't liked prefolds and we don't own any other diapers and don't want to buy any just for the transition from extra small to small.
They are leakproof as long as you don't use a detergent that causes them to repell. I had problems with Charlie's Soap, but once I switched to cheap Sun they work perfectly. I have never had snap or elastic issues. They are all slightly different sizes and loose threads are a problem so quality control is not so good. But the differences are minor enough to cause no problems. This is a great diaper for someone who wants something easy and that can last through 2 kids.
Erika, mama to three beautiful kids (plus one gestating), and wife to one fantastic man.
I had the newer style FBs and didn't like them at all. They did not fit well on my son, who has chunky thighs. And, they wicked at night.
The wicking was out of control for us. Constantly looking for that one wayward piece of fleece responsible for soaking our bed.
I appreciate how FBs got me involved in cloth diapering, but I am a Happy Heiny fan now.
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I don't c/d as a hobby so I like having one system that works all the time. My kids tall to be tall and medium weight to lean.
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.