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Expanding Our Cloth Diaper Stash With Neutral Colors

When we decided to switch to cloth diapers, I tried to stick with buying neutral colors. I did get a few girly colors (purple!) at first, but mostly wanted to build a stash that would work for our future children regardless of their sex. Well, with all the cute prints and colors out there I kind of failed at keeping our collection neutral. When I received opportunities to review diapers I often picked out girly looking ones because, well, I wasn’t paying cash. It felt easier to justify (even though I was paying with my time).

Now that we’re expecting a boy, I’ve been looking over the fluff we have and thinking “uh oh, I need to get some more!

Though really my mind is going “Yes! An excuse to get fluffy mail!

I do have a reasonable amount of covers and shells he could wear without an issue, but there are way more for just Rissa than I imagined since I wasn’t keeping the bigger picture in mind. Still, the hundreds we’ve spent is nothing compared to the thousands we would have spent on each kid for disposables! I’m just going to have to remember to save the non-girly ones for baby boy and try to only diaper Rissa in her girly prints.

fuzzibunz elite

For now, she gets to enjoy them all though… like the brand new FuzziBunz Elite one size pocket diaper we received. I’ve bought a few FuzziBunz in the past, but I was curious about what differences (if any) there were with the elite.

I picked out the Light It Up Blue color that Rissa can wear for now and her brother can enjoy when he gets here. (Have you noticed that little girls get all the luck – they can wear pretty much ANY color or print without an issue?)  The first thing I noticed was the different inserts. These are… minky. SO soft. I just wanted to sit there and pet the inserts they felt so nice. I’ve never heard of minky inserts before only minky covers. My other four FuzziBunz have microfiber inserts.


Besides being super soft, the minky inserts are supposed to be more absorbent and odor resistant. So far they have done quite well absorption-wise. The sizing isn’t any different that I could tell. They still offer replacement elastic, which is great, and the adjustable rise via the elastic band. The lining seemed softer than I remember, but that might just be because the others are worn and pilling after nearly 2 years of usage. The only other change I noticed was the Lifetime Warranty. That’s a great testament to their customer service and how invested they are in their product.

So now that I’ve added in a few more neutral prints and various shades of blue… I’m wondering what else to get for the little guy. Do you have any color or print suggestions for me?


Disclosure: We received the above mentioned reusable diaper to review. No other compensation was received. Sharing my thoughts on my biggest addiction – fluff!

Dorothy Boucher

Sunday 25th of November 2012

i love cloth diapers and am glad they are made with fun colors and with ease


Thursday 18th of October 2012

I'm a recent cloth diaper convert but I'm still building my stash. I have 6 CDs so far so I can't get rid of our disposables just yet. I never thought of purchasing just neutral colors because, like you said, there are so many cute prints out there and most are gender-specific. But I guess I'll try to choose gender-neutral ones for my next purchases. :)


Friday 19th of October 2012

Welcome to the cloth world and a new addiction for fluffy cuteness :)


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

I've never used cloth diapers but it's something worth checking into for sure!


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

That looks like a great diaper. I never cloth diaper but I see so much of it around, I am intrigued!

Emily @FamilyNLifeLV

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Looks like a great fit for both of them! Which is nice too if you add on to your family after this as well!! I have to admit, with a boy and another on the way - I didn't pay any attention to staying neutral... if we ever have a girl I guess I'll have to buy some new ones! Shoot!! ;)


Thursday 27th of September 2012

Yes I definitely want diapers that will fit both of them! The FuzziBunz aren't too difficult to adjust but I'm not sure I'd want to switch it a lot out of laziness lol