The bumGenius freetime nappy is already proving to be a hit across the pond and it’s just been released here in the UK. Customers have been asking us what’s the difference compared to the bumGenius V4.0, probably the world’s best selling cloth nappy, so I though I’d explain here.
In essence the bumGenius 4.0 nappy is a “pocket” nappy and the bumGenius freetime is an “all-in-one” nappy.
Pocket nappy: with a pocket nappy you have a waterproof cover which has a pocket into which you stuff absorbent inserts. You can use inserts of different materials and sizes depending on your absorbency needs.
All-in-one nappy: an all-in-one is just that, it’s all in one. Everything is stuck together so you don’t need to stuff any inserts inside or attach anything. You can’t change the type of insert you use but you can add extra inserts to boost if needed.
Similarities: the bumGenius freetime and the bumGenius 4.0 share many features; they both use the same durable waterproof cover material and look identical from the outside, they both use the bumGenius 3 x 3 snap design to change the size of the nappy from birth to potty (8-35lbs), the both have the bumGenius butterfly stretchy tab closures which are available with hook and loop or popper fastenings, they both have the same gentle leg elastic which is replaceable to prolong the life of the nappy.
So what’s different?
bumGenius 4.0 comes with 2 microfibre inserts which you stuff inside the pocket. The top side of the pocket is made of a suede material which keeps moisture away from you baby’s skin.
bumGenius freetime uses the same microfibre but there are two inserts, one attached at each end of the nappy and these inserts have a suede top layer to keep your baby’s skin dry. The inserts are only attached by one end so the nappy can be opened out to make drying time much much faster than traditional “all-in-ones” and you can fold the inserts in different places to adjust the absorbency.
We have always considered the bumGenius 4.0 to be one of the easiest nappies on the market, perfect for reluctant dads, nurseries and childcare. With the new freetime I think cloth nappies just got even easier! Use, wash, dry and re-use, you really can’t go wrong with this nappy.