Cloth Diaper Cover: Bummis Super Whisper Wrap

Super Whisper Wrap Ladybug Print

Supwer Whisper Wrap Ladybug Print

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


Thanks, Pampers!

Ok, I had to laugh when I read this press release from Proctor and Gamble (makers of Pampers). Pampers Dry Max Rash Denial.

Now, I have no idea what the truth is here. I have not talked to any of the parents involved. I have not seen the rashes. I do not know what specifically was changed in the new diapers.

I do know that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating, so there must be a fair amount of evidence. I have actually used DryMax diapers on my daughter and while they leaked like crazy, they did not give her a rash. (Life lesson, always pack more diapers than you think you’ll need so you don’t have to carry a soggy child into the drugstore for emergency diapers on a 2 hour outing that lasted all day! Their “12 hour” diapers proceeded to leak through every 1 1/2 hours for the rest of our day – a properly stuffed pocket diaper lasts her 2 1/2 hours or more.)

But here is what I think is funny – not only is P&G is denying any possibility that there is a real problem – they are blaming cloth diaper “promoters” for the rumors. The problems are being reported by people who use disposables regularly – not by people who use cloth diapers. Duh! The Facebook page where parents are complaining and begging Pampers to return to their old diapers is certainly not populated by thousands of cloth diapering parents since we don’t care what Pampers does. All of those parents are sposie users.

It amazes me how politicians and big companies now blame “Mommy bloggers” when they take a public relations hit. Yes, we mommy bloggers write about many things, and it sucks to be you if you make a bunch of us mad. But come on! How can you blame Mommy bloggers when major news outlets like Reuters are covering the issue?

I do want to thank Pampers for one thing though. Many new cloth-diapering parents tell me that they had never considered cloth diapers since they did not “know that anyone still used those.” Well, Pampers just announced publicly that not only are cloth diapers still a choice, but they implied that cloth diaper users don’t have to worry about chemical burns from their diapers (the truth at last!). Not only that, they just publicly stated that we are a force to be reckoned with – even if they were trying to blame us for their current reputation nightmare.

Thanks, Pampers. We love you and your petroleum-based, landfill-clogging, wallet-skimming products too!


Cloth Diapers Free Shipping

Our last free shipping day was so popular, we are doing it again. Starting now and going until 12:01 AM Mountain Time February 25, all US orders ship free within the continental US. Discount applies only to new orders placed before February 24 or after midnight that night.

This is a great opportunity to try that new diaper you’ve had your eye on or stock up on cloth wipes, wet bags, pail liners and other cloth diaper accessories.

Just use the code BIRTHDAY to get the shipping discount. (Thursday is my birthday, so you all get the gift!)

Enjoy!

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