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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Anatomy of a Bumboo Pocket*

The Babykicks Bumboo Pocket is a one-size diaper that fits babies from 7 pounds all the way up to 35 pounds. At the moment, it comes only in white with different snap colors. Let’s go through the diaper and talk about each part of its anatomy.

The Inner

The inner lining of the Bumboo pocket is made of 30% organic cotton and 70% rayon from bamboo. This lining is super soft and what will lie against baby’s skin. According to their website, this lining will remain soft even after several washes.

The Gussets

The leg gussets are made of fleece and won’t leak, wick, or leave red marks on baby’s skin. The fleece has no PUL or other hidden waterproof layer which allows the air to flow through the diaper better. This may help decrease diaper rashes.

The Pocket

Unlike most one-size diapers, the Bumboo pocket has the pocket opening in the front of the diaper. With the opening up front, there is no inner hanging out of the back of the diaper and no poo leaking onto the insert. Having a pocket allows parents to decide just how much absorbancy their baby needs too. If you have a super soaker who goes straight through the provided Joey Bunz insert in no time flat, you can add more inserts as needed.

The Insert

Every Bumboo Pocket diaper comes with a free Joey Bunz insert. Joey Bunz inserts are made from six layers of hemp and organic cotton. They absorb a ton of liquid but remain fairly thin despite the number of layers.

The Outer

The outside of the Bumboo is made of PUL, which is a waterproof layer that prevents leaking and wicking. With this layer, there is no reason to use an extra cover over the diaper.

Side Snaps

Side snaps help to prevent wing droop, last longer over time than aplix, and are harder for baby to open. Additionally, the Bumboo has two rows of snaps which means that parents can adjust each row separately to get a good fit on the waist as well as the thighs.

*All of the above information with the exception of the pictures comes from the Babykicks website found here: http://www.babykicks.com/store/product/babykicks-bumboo-pocket-1047.cfm

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