bumGenius Elemental: Old vs. New Version- Comparison Video

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With the release of the new bumGenius Elemental comes, of course, a new video showing the new right next to the old.  The Elemental cloth diaper has always held a top spot in my favorites list so I was anxious to see the changes. The video does the best job of showing the differences but I will quickly make a few comments here as well.  I have not tested the new Elemental enough yet to comment on how it is working so stay tuned for a more official review down the line.

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Pros:
Wider Soaker
Easier to add inserts beneath soaker
Encased elastic
Smoother lining
Less risk of holes forming on legs and at stress points
Slightly modified sizing (haven’t test this yet to compare fit)

Cons:
No cotton lining beneath soaker
Encased elastic on legs (some people prefer this style)
Same price but slightly less cotton
Looks a bit “cheaper” due to the leg elastic stitching (aesthetic issue only)

I’m in the camp of people who appreciate the new design. Perhaps it is because I have retired at least 6-8 of my own Elementals (originally bumGenius Organics) from my original stash that were suffering from so many holes that I deemed them unusable anymore. I have always kept about 6 in my stash for each child because they are trim, have always worked well for days, and are very easy to use. The only drawback used to be the drying time, but I will report back on that later in a review.

If you are looking to try them they are carried at my affiliates Kelly’s Closet and Diaper Junction, however there is a waiting list. (affiliate links)  Cotton Babies has them in stock now (not affiliate link.)

Have you had a chance to use the new bumGenius Elemental? What did you think?

The new bumGenius Elemental was sent to me free of charge for the purposes of this video and post.  All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.  
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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • Katie

    I’m prepping a new one! Can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll love the changes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.hardy Shannon Sell

    I line dry and it takes about 2 days for me to be able to use it. The inserts are damp for longer though at the top and bottom where they are sewn in. For it to completely dry, about 3 days.

  • Kellie

    3 days is a long time! almost everyone has said they take a long time to dry but if they really do take 3 days, then that seems like waste to me, i will have washed another load by then!

  • Disappointed former BG lover

    I hate it. The fit was horrible. My 26 lb 17 month old had to snap it all the way down, there is no way a little bitty could wear it. The exposed PUL tore up his skin. Just to see I put it on my 6 year and it fit, my daughter is 75 percentile weight and 80 percentile height. I LOVED the old ones and will be hoarding them but I will not be purchasing any new ones, I was terribly disappointed.

  • RMolnar

    I have all 3 types of BG diapers and the new elementals are my Favorite! Idk why everyone is saying they take so long to dry. If you go to bumgenius.com it tells you to dry them warm not line dry like all the others. That is why they are my favorite :)


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