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New Funk-eh Forest and Hanging Diaper Pail from Funky Fluff #ClothDiapers

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.

Funk-eh Forest print from Funky Fluff

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.

Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0 Diaper in Funk-eh Forest review

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).

Funky Fluff Stay Dry diaper and soakers

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.

Funksters hanging diaper pail from Funky FluffYou 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.

Funky Fluff's Hanging Diaper Pail review

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!

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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.

Disclosure: I received sample items for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ. This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you purchase through my link, at no additional cost to you. This income helps pay for the operating costs of my website – thank you for your support!

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  • A great review!!! I still have not tried Funky Fluff and I really want to. I love the new funk-eh-forest print!!!! The hanging diaper bag looks really well made and would love to try that as well.

  • Good review- I’ve been a loyal bamboo fan, but this definitely makes me interested in trying out the Stay Dry. And, I love that nature print! 🙂

  • I’d love to give these a try, i’m 100% new to cloth diapers and it seems every single review you make is so jam packed full of such useful information it blows my mind and makes me so much more excited to start cloth diapering with my baby!

  • The Bamboo diaper seemed wonderful enough but the Stay Dry.2 is a wonderful diaper. The suede cloth lining keeps the baby dryer and dries faster after being washed. I love the fact that a newborn may wear the same size diaper as a toddler. I would love to see one. I think the design and colour on this one is so original and really funky. I find that my granddaughters and young women are more interested in using cloth diapers than their Mothers’ generation.

  • I’m really interested in trying these. I am completely new to cloth diapering but started it to save money over buying diapers for twins!

  • Great review! While I’m not Canadian, I absolutely love the forest creatures! If I had a boy, I’d do his nursery in a ‘forest friends’ theme! We live right next to a national forest and get foxes and deer in our yard regularly! I love the hanging wetbag diaper pail, too! I definitely need one! 🙂

  • What cute prints! I love that it’s so versatile and can be used as a pocket, AIO, or AI2. We’re really hoping to use cloth for our baby-to-be!

  • Thanks for your review! I am not familiar with the Funky Fluff diapers, and I love this print! I have a few of another brand that have the suedecloth lining which I much prefer it to microfiber. Your review is accurate on the reasons it is superior, such as no piling and less staining. In fact, none of the diapers I have that use suedecloth are stained!
    I have also never seen the hanging diaper pails, so nice to see this included in your review!

  • Very helpful review. I’m still deciding on what brand to go with, The prices can be a bit intimidating so it’s nice that you list them all.

  • I really like that this diaper is so adaptive to fit the users needs. It reminds me of the versatility that Moraki has. I like that it has a pocket. I am not a fan of all in one diapers as they take so long to dry but I like that the inserts can come out with this one. Thanks for the review, as these reviews are essential to know what we are spending our money on. Also, I love the cute print!

  • Glad to have read this review! As a first time Mom (due in 4 weeks exactly!) I have been doing lots of research on cloth diapers, especially material preferences. I would have thought the bamboo would have been the preferred material, but I had not considered the drying time!

  • 28 double stuffed pocket diapers in the wet bag…wow! That’s a whole lot of dirty diapers 🙂 I don’t even have 28 diapers LOL, but I’d still like to have such a great wet bag. Thanks for the review.

  • I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this with all the different ways to use the bag, the pictures, the tips and tricks. Thanks so much!!

  • Thank you for your review. It was really informative. I would love to try the Funky Fluff diapers. They sound awesome.

  • I love that you can configure the bag handles to meet your needs. I like that this diaper is one size and that you have the option to use it as a pocket, AIO, or AI2 diaper! That’s great! I’m new to cloth diapering so I still have to figure out if I will be sticking to natural fibers or the stay dry inserts! Only time will tell! Thanks!

  • Awesome review and very detailed! Okay so I love the mint diaper pail, its my favorite color!! (Well, besides pink and plum and a few others lol) And I love that it can just hang easily on the door or something. Makes my life wayyy easier. I also love the fall-inspired diaper. Yay for double layer of protection!! <3

  • Fitting TWENTY-EIGHT double stuffed pocket diapers in this wet bag is awesome! An entire stash is right! Where had this been? LOL so getting one! Love that print too!

  • Thanks for the review. I have seen FFs at my local diaper shop but never paid them much attention as I am a Bumgenius fan. I didn’t realize that they could be used as an AIO and AI2 as well as a pocket. The prints are super cute too 🙂

  • I love that you can use it as a pocket, AIO or AI2. I don’t mind the wetness against skin though. My stash is mainly prefolds.

  • I really adore the new autum print! As for the hanging wet bag, I really like how versatile the straps are. They really make it easier to accommodate almost any nursery or changing table set up.

  • We are really liking the new Funky Fluff diapers, I really like the bamboo except it takes forever to dry when hung up.