As a proudly Canadian mama, I love how Canadian cloth diapers are gaining in popularity and helping make cloth diapering mainstream. Today I’m pleased to feature another great Canadian brand – Funky Fluff! You may have seen these diapers around already. They’re the fun and funktional fusion cloth diapers with the contrasting “belt” of waist snaps. Funky Fluff sent me one of their bamboo diapers and a double pocket wet bag for review.
Anatomy of a Funky Fluff Bamboo 2.0 Diaper System
Funky Fluff’s one size Bamboo 2.0 diaper is billed as an AIO (all-in-one), AI2 (all-in-two), and a pocket diaper. It only comes in snaps and each diaper comes complete with two bamboo blend terry soakers – a smaller 4-layer insert and a longer, heavy duty 5-layer insert. The interior lining is bamboo terry, and the outside is waterproof PUL. Funky Fluff offers nine solids and two prints. I reviewed the teal and lime diaper.
This Funky Fluff diaper has 2 rows of 10 waist snaps to adjust the leg and waist sizing, crossover snaps for skinny minnies, and hip snaps to stop wing droop. This is a one size diaper, so the 4 rows of 2 snaps allow you to adjust the rise to fit from 7-35+ pounds.
The Funky Fluff Bamboo diapers has a bamboo terry sleeve-style lining that opens at the front and at the back. There’s a PUL strip at the tummy which helps prevent leaks and wicking at the front, especially for tummy sleepers. This diaper comes with a snap at the front and the back to secure the inserts. The front snap is hidden under a large flap.
And here’s how the sizes compare.
Diaper Fit and Performance
I really appreciate it when a diaper comes complete with the insert. The Funky Fluff Bamboo 2.0 diaper comes with two! The smaller soaker fits the newborn and small size settings and can also be used as a booster for extra absorbency. The soakers will need to be washed 3-4 times before using to remove natural oils and reach full absorbency.
This diaper can be used in 3 different ways. As an AIO, tuck the insert into the pocket and snap it in at the front and back. This all in one style is perfect for grandparents, daycare, or the babysitter. I’ve washed this diaper several times with the inserts snapped in and the snaps held everything together through the wash and dry cycles making it truly all in one.
To use the Funky Fluff as an AI2, lay the insert on top (you can also snap it in to help keep the insert from bunching or shifting). When wet, just replace the insert with a new one and reuse the shell. This is my least favoured option as the lining gets really wet and I don’t like the idea of putting a wet diaper back on my baby. I personally don’t reuse covers if I can’t wipe and dry them between uses. As a pocket diaper, just stuff the sleeve-style pocket with the insert(s).
The Funky Fluff was pretty straightforward to fit on Kay. At 32″ tall and around 27 pounds, she’s on the next to last rise setting (medium). There’s a lot of stretch in the leg elastic, and the squishy bamboo terry keeps the elastic from leaving red marks on Kay’s thighs. Those leg elastics work well to keep in messes, and I haven’t noticed any staining.
This diaper is very trim fitting, despite having a wide, easy-to-stuff pocket. The bamboo soakers hold a lot of liquid but are still thin enough to keep the diaper from getting too bulky. Kay’s actually wearing both soakers in these pictures.
I see both pros and cons to the bamboo terry lining. While I prefer having more natural fibers against Kay’s skin (it’s still 20% polyester though), the flip side is that they take longer to dry. I usually hang dry my diapers inside, and this diaper takes over 24 hours to dry. In comparison, my microfleece diapers dry within 3-4 hours.
I love that bamboo doesn’t pill and feels so soft, but it also feels wet against skin. It also seems to wick more than microfleece or other stay dry materials. We had one leak due to wicking at the leg holes when the soakers were wet (but not completely saturated).
Double Pocket Wet Bag
I like wet bags. I use them for everything, not just dirty diapers. Now that it’s summer, I take several with me to the park and splash pad. One for the kids’ wet clothes, another for their water shoes, and a third for dirty diapers. Funky Fluff’s dual compartment wet bag lets me keep clean and dirty items separate and takes the place of two separate bags. Both compartments are waterproof and close with a zipper.
I’ve had other dual compartment wet bags with flat compartments, and once one is filled, there really isn’t room for much of anything else in the other compartment. Funky Fluff has addressed this issue by adding pleats to the outer pocket that allows it to expand out. Smart! Each bag has a built in snap handle for hanging.
This wet bag really does fit 10 diapers as advertised, even when the diapers are stuffed with two inserts! I was able to comfortably fit 8 diapers in the main compartment and 2 in the front. I probably could have even wedged one more in, but I decided not to push it for the sake of the zipper. We’ve never had any issues with leaking or wicking despite filling it with both girls’ wet rashguard shirts.
I really like the fit of the Funky Fluff diaper. It’s quite trim, even when stuffed with both included soakers, and the soakers hold a lot of liquid. My personal preference is for the AIO and pocket styles as the interior lining is not wipeable. Unlike some other convertible diapers, the inserts really did stay snapped in when going through my HE washing machine.
I’m undecided about the bamboo terry lining though. I like how soft, and absorbent it is, but it also feels wet against baby’s bum and we experienced wicking around the leg holes from the bamboo fabric on one occasion. Funky Fluff actually offers a stay dry version of this diaper too, so you’ll need to determine which factors are most important to you when deciding which Funky Fluff diaper to get.
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