I recently had the opportunity to check out Funky Fluff’s 2.0 Stay Dry diaper system in their brand new print, Funk-eh Forest. Designed by Toronto artist, Glen Halsey, this autumn-inspired print features Canadian wildlife (why yes, that is the noble beaver!) and our iconic maple leaves. It’s a little hard to tell in the pictures, but the snaps are more bronze than brown. This lovely gender-neutral print joins the Funky Fluff lineup of 11 colours and 3 other prints.
Stay Dry 2.0 Diaper System
I reviewed Funky Fluff’s bamboo diaper a couple of months ago, and the fit and features are very similar between the two styles. They’re both one size diapers designed to fit babies from 7-35+ pounds, and they both also include snapping inserts that allow you to use it as a pocket, AIO, or AI2 diaper. Check out my Funky Fluff Bamboo 2.0 review for a full explanation of the features including photographs showing the different size adjustments.
This stay dry version uses suedecloth on the inside to pull moisture away from baby’s bum. Compared to the microfleece usually used in stay dry diapers, suedecloth is thinner, more stain resistant, more durable, and doesn’t pill like microfleece.
Each Stay Dry 2.0 comes with two heavy duty soakers consisting of four layers of microfiber and one layer of stay dry fabric. The smaller soaker fits the newborn and small size settings and can be added to the standard sized soaker as a booster for extra absorbency. In comparison with Funky Fluff’s bamboo soakers, these microfiber soakers are slightly thicker. Not by a lot, but the stay dry diaper is not quite as trim, especially when both soakers are in use (as in the above pictures).
One note of caution: when laying the soakers on top of the lining, you must make sure the stay dry side is touching baby’s skin and not the rougher microfiber side. Microfiber will dry out your baby’s skin and cause a rash/irritation. It’s pretty clear which side is down (exposed snaps and label), but I’d still love to see a mention made of this on the insert itself or in the packaging so novice cloth diapering mamas know.
Stay Dry vs. Bamboo
I still really like the fit of the Funky Fluff diaper, even though the stay dry soakers are slightly less trim than the bamboo. Between the bamboo and stay dry versions, I prefer the suedecloth lining of the stay dry diaper. While it isn’t a natural fabric, I found it less likely to wick, and I think my baby is more comfortable in the stay dry diaper. I did find that the bamboo diaper pocket stretches which makes it much easier to stuff than the stay dry – suedecloth does not have anywhere near the same kind of stretch that bamboo does.
The bamboo and microfiber soakers seem to be roughly equivalent in absorbency, though I find microfiber will lose some of that as it ages. I’ve already mentioned that the Funky Fluff microfiber soakers are slightly bulkier than their bamboo counterparts and cannot be placed next to your baby’s skin, but they do dry faster and don’t require multiple washes to reach full absorbency like bamboo does.
Obviously the stay dry diaper helps keep Kay’s skin drier, but the biggest difference for me between the bamboo and stay dry diapers is the drying time. Suedecloth dries quickly on my indoor clothesline and is ready to put away within 4-6 hours versus 36-48 hours for the bamboo.
Personally, I lean towards the Stay Dry, but it’s not a landslide victory by any means. There are some really valid reasons to prefer bamboo instead, and I know other mamas might choose differently than me. Overall, I’m just happy that Funky Fluff offers the choice.
Hanging Diaper Pail
I also received one of Funky Fluff’s new zippered hanging diaper pails in their other new print Funksters.
You can hang the bag off the side of your change table, on a towel rack, on a door handle, or pretty much anywhere, and the snapping handles allow you to configure the handles to suit your situation. Each handle attaches with two heavy duty snaps that will easily hold the weight of a full bag without coming loose.
This very sturdy wet bag is made with two layers of polyester interlock and a layer of laminate in the middle. Like their Double Pocket Wet Bag, the pleated front expands out to make more room. I recently took this hanging diaper pail with me when my family went camping, and I couldn’t be happier with how it performed. It easily held three days’ worth of dirty diapers, and it held in the smell of all those dirty diapers even after three very hot days.
Funky Fluff says this bag fits 18-20 diapers, but I’m sorry to have to say that’s not quite true. I was able to comfortably fit TWENTY-EIGHT double stuffed pocket diapers in this wet bag. That’s an entire stash! This is my absolute new favourite hanging diaper pail and there really isn’t anything I’d change about it. And at only $24, it’s a great deal too!
The Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0 diaper system including 2 microfiber soakers retails for $20.99, and the hanging diaper pail for $23.99. Purchase yours at Bumbini Baby in Canada or Diaper Junction in the US.
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