Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winter Baby Birthday Blog Bash Giveaway 1: Bummis Beautiful Basics Review and Giveaway

I contacted Bummis about their prefolds and covers and they generously offered me a BeautifulBASIC set as part of the Winter Baby Birthday Blog Bash!

The Beautiful Basic set consists of 3 organic cotton prefolds and 1 Super Whisper Wrap. The set is available in 2 sizes, infant (8-15 pounds) and baby (15-30). As well as the option of a "boy," "girl," or "unisex" cover. I chose the baby package with a boy cover, and received the rocket print.


My first impression of the set was that the cover appeared very durable compared to others I've tried. The material seemed much thicker, while still pliable, and wouldn't be so easy to wear down or get holes. There is a soft polyester layer on top of the PUL so no laminate touches your child's skin. The only down-side to this is that you cannot really wipe the cover clean, but I personally don't mind just tossing it in the wash. Bummis advertises the Super Whisper Wrap as the "workhorse" of diaper covers, being able to withstand even industrial washing. I instantly loved how soft the prefolds were! I felt like they prepped very easily, after 3 washings they absorbed instantly, though I know they will get more absorbent the more we use them. I hang dry our diapers to save money on our apartment laundry, but I was completely amazed at how soft the Bummis prefolds stayed even after hanging to dry. Our other prefolds become stiff and crunchy, while these were just as soft as when they first arrived. Of course by not drying them in a dryer I cannot comment right now at how well they quilt up.


I was very impressed by the fit of the prefolds and the cover. I usually use GMD (Cloth-eez) or Diaper Rite prefolds which have the average dimensions of 15" wide x 17" long. After prepping the Bummis prefolds they measured at about 13.5" wide x 19" long. That inch and a half made a noticeable difference on my skinny little man. I always struggled getting prefolds tight enough around Bug's waist, but never thought that "maybe our prefolds are too wide." I had to fold down the back a couple inches to get a good fit on the rise, but these fit perfectly around his waist! I also found that they wash up nicely, as to not get stained as easily, but this could also be that the rest of our prefolds are bleached, and these are organic (so also unbleached) so the light brown color could just be masking stains too.



The cover I found fit nicely, but seemed too big depending how I folded the prefold. If I pinned or snappi-ed the prefold on, I had no gaps at the legs, I saw comfortable fit around the waist, but the crotch seemed a little baggy. If I tri-folded the crotch filled out nicely, and still got a good fit around the legs, but the waist was almost too big! The medium cover included in the Beautiful Basic kit fits 15-30 pounds, but if my 24 pound son were any thinner I don't think it would fit him if I were to tri-fold exclusively. I am very impressed with the hook and loop on the Super Whisper Wrap, being sticky but easy enough for mom to open or pull apart. The laundry tabs I found to work better than on any other hook and loop cover I've tried. It is the soft side of the hook and loop, holding the tabs very nicely through the wash, but also being soft enough to not irritate Bug's skin if it happens to touch.




Since I don't find a generously sized cover to be a deal breaker (lol) I think the Bummis Beautiful Basic cloth diaper kit to be an incredible value at only $20.95! Bummis has so kindly offered one kit up for grabs to one of my readers! Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below.


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A new giveaway for the Winter Baby Birthday Blog Bash will be opening next Sunday!

51 comments:

  1. Happy 1st Birthday!!
    forgetfulmomma@hotmail.com

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Happy, happy birthday to your baby Bug!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  4. Happy 1rst birthday! Hope you all have a great day celebrating and best wishes!

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  5. Email is:

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  6. Oh my gosh! Happiest of birthdays to you!! You are wonderful and special. You have a great mommy and daddy. :)

    debnmike moretti
    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com


    seriously...no one would come. People stink! I am so sorry. That is why I don't throw my kids parties. My biggest fear. That makes me sad. :(

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  7. Happy Birthday to Bug!

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  8. Aww! Poor Bug! That happened at my 3rd b-day party, only no one actually canceled, they just didn't come! Happy birthday Bug!! <3
    N_L_B86@Hotmail.com

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you got spoiled! :)

    newmummylove@yahoo.ca

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  10. That is SO SAD that you had to cancel his party because nobody wanted to come :-( You should have a party for him anyway! Happy birthday Bug!!!

    popita624 at gmail dot com

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  11. Happy First Birthday Bug! You must be getting so big! Hope you had a fun day!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  12. I want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son!

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  13. Happy Birthday Bug! I hope you have many, many more!

    On a side note, I hope your house/living situation is improving and that some money came through so you didn't have to move!

    I entered Rafflecopter under the name Brandi Elam/brandi.elam@me.com

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  14. Aaawww I hate when that happens! Happy Birthday Bugs!! Tvpg at aol dot com

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  15. Happy Happy Happy 1st Birthday! A whole year! Let the next years go by slower so mommy can enjoy every moment!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC: Mechele JOhnson

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  16. A huge Happy Birthday to Bug! I can relate to no one wanting to come.
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  17. Happy 1st Birthday.

    lilacmoonshin @ gmail dot com

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  18. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you BUG!!!

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  19. Happy birthday Bug!!! Have lots of fun and do whatever you want :)

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  20. Happy Birthday Bug!
    I'm sure you made it special, party or no party!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Happy happy birthday Bug!!

    taylords at gmail dot com

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  22. happy b-day bug!!!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  23. Happy FIRST birthday!! Hope the next year is wonderful.

    FYI: I'm glad the check came in the nick of time, and I hope things improve financially with your family.

    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  24. A very Happy 1st Birthday to you Bug!
    schramm.j at gmail dot com

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  25. Awww Happy first Birthday to your little one. We didn't have anyone come for our son's 1st birthday either. I don't live very close to my family so I decided not to even do a party.

    klshrrs at gmail dot com

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  26. Happy Birthday! I hope it's still a great day with the family that will be there :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  27. Happy Birthday! !

    Vashti M
    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  28. Aw sweetheart. No one wanted to come.. thats horrible. Have a birthday party for him always. No one matters like family. As long as you guys are there. :) Just play and sing. He will love that. Hes such a sweetheart. I hope things are going better for you. If you ever want to chat please feel free to message me... I might be able to help out :) I hope to hear from you. Kiss your little man for me and wish him a happy birthday. Here is my email amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  29. oh no. have a great 1st birthday. our lo turns 1 tomorrow, but we did not invite for a party. ;)

    susanne_wedel at yahoo dot com

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  30. Happy Birthday! The first year is a huge accomplishment!

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  31. Happy Birthday Bug! Hope you get to smash your first cake :)!

    Kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Aww! Hope you had a very happy first birthday bug!!!

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  33. Aw Happy Birthday Bug!!! Here's to a virtual birthday party!

    britbakow at gmail dot com

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  34. Happy Birthday Bug!

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

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  35. Hope you had a fabulous 1st birthday! :o)
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

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  36. happy birthday little bug!!!

    ssummmer @gmail .com

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  37. I can't believe no one wanted to come!

    Happy 1st birthday!!

    mrs_bardos at yahoo dot com

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  38. Happy Birthday Bug!!
    nikkiperry84@yahoo.com

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  39. Happy Birthday! We didn't have a party for our little guy's first birthday in November either. We made it a family day at a local children's museum. I hope you all had a great day anyway!

    fieryone at sbcglobal dot net

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  40. Happy Happy 1st Birthday baby bug!!!

    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  41. Happy Birthday!!

    vsoul2213@comcast.net

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  42. Happy first Birthday Bug! Hope it was a great one!
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  43. Aww...that's too bad nobody wanted to come. Happy Birthday!
    Blue Racer
    freefluff@gmail.com

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  44. Happy Birthday Bug! You have the best people around on your birthday, your family!
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

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  45. Happy 1st Birthday!
    Lilydom76 at MSN dot com

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  46. Oh my gosh! I wish him that happiest birthday 1st birthday!!!! I hope you had a nice celebration at home.

    aecooper05 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Oh how sad! Happy Birthday! brightbird@gmail.com

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