If you use prefolds, flats or fitted cloth diapers, the Bummis Super Whisper Wrap cloth diaper cover is a great choice for a work-horse diaper cover that still looks adorable. Cloth diaper covers are not all made the same! Bummis Super Whisper Wrap (SWW) is one of our favorites. They are soft, fit great and are easy to use. The prints are super cute and they come in sizes that fit for several months per size. Bummis has been a fixture in the cloth diapering world for many years. Their products are popular in part because of the quality that goes into Bummis products.
These cloth diaper covers are very trim fitting and the soft, waterproof fabric holds in moisture really well. They are easily adjustable with strong hook and loop tabs or with snaps. Reasonably priced, they are a good deal for use over fitteds or prefolds.
One concern that some parents have is that they Bummis SWW does not have leg gussets. If you are folding a cloth diaper and using pins or a Snappi to fasten it, leg gussets are usually not necessary. Fitted diapers have their own leg elastic, so the cover is a second line of defense, not the primary leak control. We never saw any real difference between covers with or without gussets. For some families, it does make a difference. If you prefer a cover that has gussets, you may prefer the Thirsties Duo Wrap, the Rumparooz one size cloth diaper, or the Bummis Super Brite.
The newborn size is perfect for newborns or preemies, they fit from about 7-10 pounds. It is the one cloth diaper cover that really fit my daughter perfectly those first few weeks when she was all of about 6 pounds and change. Of course, she outgrew it quickly, so if you have bigger babies I would recommend starting with the small size, meant to fit from about 8 pounds to 15 pounds. Eva is still wearing the small size at 12 pounds and 25 inches tall, although she is almost too tall for them and we’ll be moving up to the next size soon.
Another concern some parents have is that the SWW comes in 4 sizes. Rest assured, you likely will only need two or three sizes. If you have a big baby, you can start off with the small at around 8 pounds. If your baby is average, they may not outgrow the medium size before they potty-train. For larger babies, the large and extra large sizes offer good coverage. While a one size diaper cover means buying fewer sizes, you’ll also likely find that the fit is not as precise, making them bulkier for newborns and too small for larger toddlers. Sized diaper covers are also more likely to last through more than one child since they are not used for as long.
Bummis Super Whisper Wraps come in white and several cute prints. They are also now available in snaps for those who prefer the more durable option of snap closures. Whether you like the ladybugs, robots, frogs, jungle or another print, you can find several cute prints for your baby or stick to basic white.
The Super Whisper Wrap is also available as part of the Bummis Beautiful Basics packages (3 organic prefolds and 1 cover) which is a great way to try cloth diapers if you are not sure about making the commitment yet. These packages are also great for baby shower gifts. You can also find these adorable Bummis cloth diaper covers in the Bummis Organic Cloth Diaper Kits. The Cloth Diaper Kits have enough diapers for full-time cloth diapering – all in a simple and easy package.
You can find Bummis cloth diaper covers at http://www.oneluckymama.com/bummis