BabyKicks Bumboo One Size Review

Babykicks Bumboo OS
Babykicks Bumboo OS

Like many of the diaper reviews I have posted lately, I first saw the Bumboo in Vegas at the ABC Kids Expo.  I was intrigued by the fleece leg gussets and the interesting shape and sizing of the diaper.  The Bumboo should fit babies 7-30 pounds, and BabyKicks will be working on improving the waist snaps so it can fit babies up to 40 pounds.

***FYI, this video was a PITA.  I already edited it and lost it, edited again with a less than cooperative editing software.  I am happy it is done.  If you are wondering why I am not wearing pants in the video it is because he peed on them during filming.

Ease of Use ✰✰✰ While it is true that there are only 4 snaps to use for each change, I have had some difficulty keeping them snapped while I change my son.  Mainly, it is because they are a little tight on him, but the last setting is too loose.  Sometimes one will pop open, which can be annoying.  Stuffing the diaper has also been a challenge.  The front pocket opening is quite small, and I had a hard time getting the insert to lay in the front completely flat since the front tapers to a smaller size than the waist.  The rise settings are very easy to change since they snap up or down.

Bang for the Buck ✰✰✰ At around 18 dollars it is the average retail price of a one size pocket diaper.  You do get a better insert than most since it is made from hemp, and you get the nice fleece gussets, a feature unique to the Bumboo.  It would have received a 4 star rating had the size range gone to 40 pounds.  Since there is a possibility you will need more diapers once a baby grows out of these, it had to get a 3.  I will say it has lots of luxury for the price point though.

Performance ✰✰✰✰ The diaper can hold a lot of pee, and I have changed him many times where he had a heavy diaper.  The leg gussets never leaked the pee through, which is the concern for some.  I tried the diaper overnight completely unsnapped and it leaked.  Snapped down one setting it didn’t leak, so it was a fit issue for us.

Fit ✰✰✰ As I mentioned before, the diaper fits 7-30 pounds.  At 30 pounds my son is between the unsnapped rise and snapped down one.  It feels a little too tight on the smaller setting and a little too loose on the largest.  On the waist it still fits him with one snap on each side, waist and tights.  I would like to see the sizing improved some, and it would make it a stronger contender in the one size market.

Overall- There are lots of features to like about the Bumboo, the leg gussets, the soft fleece lining, hemp joey bunz insert, colorful snaps, and the stylish look.  However, there are some kinks to be worked  out as far as fit goes, which I hope to see fixed on the next version.  it is good at holding in the leaks and I think now it would fit a small baby just fine.

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  • Hi!

    I cant’ tell you what an amazing resource your website has been for me in my cloth diapering research. I’ve just started experimenting with cloth and since I don’t have any stores near me that I can go see the diapers, your blog has helped me deside was to buy. Thanks so much!

    I’m thinking about giving the Bumboo a try, but I wanted to ask you a quick question first, if you don’t mind… The Babykicks website is showing a “version 2.0” of this diaper with multi-colored snaps, and 7-35lb weight recommendation. Do you think that this is the newer version of the diaper that you’ve mentioned in your review or do you think that they have just made it with multi-colored snaps? Their website does not indicate there are any differences between the “1.0” and the “2.0” other than the snap color and I was wondering if you had heard anything about that?



  • Doris

    Hi! I’ve been reading and watching your reviews since I switch to CD. May I know is there any diaper rash issue in here? how many hours before you change your heavy wetter? hoping for your reply.

    Thanks 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I know that this is an old vid, but thanks to it I know know if I really want to buy the diaper! I bought a FuzziBunz Hemp and I night it worked perfectly and the other time it didnt…hmmmmm…and I and washing every 3 days and needed 1 more FB hemp (I have 2) and it was going to be another $22….then I saw these on sale! and for 24 I am getting two! I would love to try them. My baby is a chunky one like your son 🙂 he is 4 months and is 14lbs. Since you gave the performance 4**** I will give them a try 😀

    • Anonymous

      The Bumboo is the old version, you will want the 3g. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        ooh, ok! That will be on my list for CD to try! I have 2 side snapping CD’s but was getting fustrated until i saw that you used one for the waist and the other for the leg room So that opt me to try some more, but in a one-size 😀 if all else fails with this one I will have a hemp insert. Thank you Kim! <3

      • Anonymous

        You are welcome! It is a great trainer too!