Bummis Super Whisper Wrap Diaper Covers:
If you decide you don't like cloth diapering, I will also take these diaper covers back (for a 95% refund). They must be unwashed and unused.
Okay - here's the scoop on using diaper covers:
Diaper Covers are meant to be used over the top of a cloth diaper - rather it is a prefold diaper or a fitted diaper. Their purpose is to keep the moisture and mess inside the diaper, where it belongs.
So why do I choose the Bummis Super Whisper Wrap as my cover?
Blow-Outs: When your little one exceeds the diaper - either by volume or forceful explosion, the cover should be your insurance policy. These covers do a very nice job at this - only allowing the rare blowout from a very large and forceful bowel movement (such as the once-every-3-day method that our little Owen is famous for).
Waterproofing: Before beginning this little adventure, I thought the only kind of covers out there were the all-plastic, crinkly, slip over the legs covers from my childhood. Wow - clever mothers have certainly changed all of that! These covers feel more like fabric than plastic. They are water-resistant to hold moisture completely. It will not leak through the fabric, although if the diaper is completely overwhelmed, it can eventually leak through the seams at the legs. The diaper cover is like a drinking glass. The outside of the glass doesn't get wet unless you fill it to over-flowing.
Fastenings: This cover is very adjustable. It has Aplix closures (velcro tabs) with an innovative overlap design that ensures a custom fit on your baby. Simply lay the cover under your baby's bottom, and fasten it around them just like you would a disposable diaper (no wrestling over the legs like a pair of underwear). The velcro closure gives you a custom fit around the legs and waist every time.
Edge Finish: A durable, heavy-duty elastic around legs and tummy will not wear out with repeated industrial washes (until after the 3rd baby) - and the soft, smooth polyester knit bindings provide a comfortable, stretchy fit, and a leakproof seal.
Durability: I have been using the same covers on all of my babies - and they have lasted well! I have not had to replace any of my covers until the 4th baby - although I frequently treat myself to new covers when new designs come out!
Easy Care: Just throw them in the same loads as your diapers. I use a warm wash with a long aggition and double rinse, and you can dry on high heat (although I prefer the economical line-dry option). It is best to avoid fabric softeners, bleach, or whitening agents for both covers and diapers. If you run out of covers, these are quick and easy to hand-wash in the sink - and they will dry after just an hour of hanging up.
When do I wash them? I use my covers repeatedly until...
A) They get completely soaked, as a very wet overnight can do.
B) There is a blow-out that leaks into them.
C) Constant use has left them a bit smelly.
Economy: I like to use these covers with prefold diapers, such as what I sell elsewhere in this website. It is simply the most economical way to cloth diaper that I have found!
How do I choose the right size? The size of the cover doesn't necessarily match up with the size of the diaper. For example, your baby may have just switched from infant to regular diapers, but can still use the small Bummis cover for another month or so before needing to move into the medium. Since our babies grow slowly and gradually, they also transition from one size to another gradually. You can make the cover fit longer than it should, or switch as soon as you like.
|Size||Weight by Pounds||Notes|
Most babies can start with the small size at birth, although this tinier size is a perfect fit for the first month.
|Extra Large||40+ lb||Most toddlers will be ready for training pants before they need the extra large - but certainly not all!|