Monday, August 27, 2012

bumGenius: Freetime, 4.0, or Elemental?

I've decided to compare different bumGenius diapers after receiving so many questions about the difference between them. The three main types of bumGenius diaper out there are the Freetime AIO, the 4.0 One Size Pocket, and the Elemental. First I'll review the 4.0. This is a pocket diaper. If you look closely, you can see that the insert can snap smaller. There is elastic in the back and a waterproof panel in the front.

The Freetime has two flaps that fold out for quick and easy drying.

They fold in for quick and easy "stuffing."

The Elemental has two strips of fabric that are sewn in on both ends.

Here are the three: Elemental, 4.0, and Freetime snapped to the smallest settings. It's hard to say which of the three is the smallest. The Elemental has the smallest leg holes and lowest rise while the 4.0 has the smallest waist.

Here are the three snapped to the largest settings. The 4.0 has the highest rise.

Overall, my favorite is the Freetime. It dries the fastest and has the best overall fit for my daughter. The Elemental takes too long to dry and is too "crunchy," and the 4.0 has to be stuffed (gag) and is more bulky. The 4.0 insert also takes longer to dry than the Freetime.

Freetime AIO 4.0 One size Pocket Elemental
Price at Sweetbottoms: $19.95 $17.95 $24.95
Leg Holes (smallest setting): Smallest Leg Holes Medium Leg Holes Largest Leg Holes
Waist Size (smallest setting): Medium Waist Smallest Waist Largest Waist
Crotch Size: Widest Crotch Narrowest Crotch Medium Crotch
Rise (largest setting): Medium Rise Highest Rise Shortest Rise
Bulk: Medium Bulk Bulkiest Least Bulky
Dry Time: Fastest Dry Time Medium Dry Time Longest Dry Time
Other Notes: My overall favorite! Have to stuff-don’t like. Softest. “Crunchiest” fabric, not very soft

1 comment:

  1. Sooooooooooooooooo useful for determining what is the difference between the three choices. Thanks so much!!! :) So helpful! :) They should have this comparison in their website, yet they don't! Ayyy.. :) But thanks to you, now I know.