Monday, June 17, 2013

#NBFluffNStuff BumGenius Elemental *new style* cloth diaper review and #GIVEAWAY {US only}

When I first heard that bumgenius {BG} had redesigned the elemental I was a bit excited. I received a new style BG elemental in the mail for my review. This is what I received:
Looks basically the same as the old style right? It is an all in one diaper, which is a one size (designed to fit babies from 8-35 lbs). So what's the difference?
Here is some information on the new style elemental (taken from Cotton Babies' website):
•6 layers of super absorbent, certified organic cotton
•Better design means fewer leaks and an ultra-trim fit
•Generous sizing accommodates more babies
•Easily tuck any insert inside diaper for custom absorbency
•Durable snap closures
•3x3 snap down design* adjusts the sizing to small, medium and large sizes (approximately 8-35 lbs.)
•Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs gently flex around your baby
•Exclusively made in the United States
Looking for certified organic, natural fibers next to your baby’s bottom? The award winning, one-size bumGenius design you love is now available with luxuriously soft, 100% organic cotton inside. The bumGenius Elemental is a one-size, one piece cloth diaper; providing parents with a more natural option without compromising performance. The new Elemental design features an ultra trim fit for more babies, greater customization, and faster drying time .

 This is the diaper on the smallest setting:

 This is the diaper on the medium setting:

 This is the diaper on the largest setting:
Back of diaper:
Inside of diaper:
Here is the kicker! The major difference between this diaper and the other was that the old style was lined with organic cotton, as seen here:

So in the picture below, under the organic cotton layers (which I am holding up) there was a soft layer of organic cotton on the inside of the diaper (as seen above)!
Not any more. Now there is a PUL material with no natural fiber covering the diaper at all!
It basically is a flip cover with attached organic cotton to it.

This diaper did not fit my little girl right away after she was born. She was a tiny (6 lbs 8 oz) baby at birth and actually went down to 6.1 at one week of age! Since this diaper was made to fit a baby 8+lbs I tried it on her again around 6 weeks.
It fit her pretty good.
 No gaps around the legs :)
I honestly like the old style BG Elemental better. I'm not a huge fan of the PUL being directly in contact with her delicate skin :( My baby girl's legs got a bit red when she was wearing this diaper. I am assuming that's where her skin came in direct contact with the PUL!
I LOVE that the inside is made of organic cotton! This is probably my most favorite part about this diaper. I am a HUGE natural fibers fan!
That being said, I would be so happy if Cotton Babies brought back the old style BG elemental.
Have you tried the elemental? Either the old style or the new?
What are your thoughts?
Please leave a comment here on the blog... maybe Cotton Babies will read the comments and *possibly* bring back the old style!!! Wouldn't that be something!!
You can purchase the BG elemental diaper directly from Cotton Babies' website for only $24.95!
As a sponsor for this event, Cotton Babies is giving away a new style BG elemental diaper in 'moonbeam' to one of you!  
This giveaway is open to US residents only!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!


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  1. I'm definitely wary of the PUL being in direct contact with the baby's skin. Thanks for the review with the photos explaining how this differs from the old version!

  2. Oops, it pasted the wrong text for my 6/24 tweet. It should be: