Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretch Review

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Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ This is right up there with the easiest fitteds to use. A velcro closing fitted really cuts down on time when you know you also have to add a cover on top. To size there are only two snaps, one on each side, to close. But as with all multi sized cloth diapers you won’t need to do this very often. Sometimes the snap in insert comes unsnapped int he washer/dryer so y ou will need to snap it back in before using if you need it.
Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩ The Bamboozle will run you 19.95, not a cheap diaper in comparison to others that are already waterproof. Funny enough, usually fitteds are more expensive that Pocket cloth diapers. Since fitteds also need a cover you will have to factor that into the cost. Still, finding a relatively trim fitted that works great for overnights is well worth the 20.00 if you have ever woken up to wet sheets (like I have before).  There are cheaper fitteds that work as well, and more expensive fitteds that don’t.
Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ WONDERFUL! This is a very absorbent diaper. It is soft, and has stayed soft through quite a few washes. It really does the job well, no complaints here.
Fit ✩✩✩✩ There is quite a bit of room for growth on Ev. He is on the Size 2 on the middle snap so he has more room in the wiast and in the rise. I have no tried the Size 1 so I can’t tell you if it truly begins fitting at 5 pounds or if it lasts until 18 pounds. The Size 2 is said to start fitting at 9 pounds and up to 35 pounds.  The stretch of the diaper does make it fit like a GLOVE.  I’m telling you, it is a breeze to put on and get a wonderful fit.
Overall:There are a ton of reasons to like this diaper. Top being the trimness (for a fitted) and second being the softness. The only drawback is also part of its attributes: the velcro. Tots Bots velcro is very strong but it is also rough and the edges are hard. Even the most experienced cloth diaper user might find that the velcro can rub on the baby’s tummy and/or thighs. It is something to be aware of and watch for. If you find red rubbing marks on areas around the velcro you need to re-assess the size setting, which might help avoid that problem, or be more careful when putting the velcro tabs together. Most of the time the cover will end up keeping them safe from the velcro.
Where to buy:  Diaper Junction *

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A Bamboozle was sent by Bummis to be used in a video about Fitteds (not finished editing yet!) so I took the liberty of reviewing it as well.  This diaper will be sent to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope, along with many others, soon. *means an affiliate link is in use.  If you purchase anything through this link I will receive a small percentage, so thank you!

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  • Lucy

    Have you ever tried the old Bumgenius Bamboo fitteds? Are these similar (excepted the BG were sized)? I LOVED those, but they don’t make them anymore and would love something similar.

    • Anonymous

      I never tried them before they were discontinued however I have heard from MANY people that these are similar. Since they are dual sized they should fit better than a “one size”, especially the Size 1 on babies. They really do stretch and fit well. I couldn’t get a video putting it on Ev but it is nice to use. I would give them a shot if you are looking for a BG fitted replacement.

  • Debbie Reaves

    Hey, Kim!  I’ve been following your blog for some time now.  I don’t know why I haven’t commented before, but I just wanted you to know that I am super thankful for your blog!  You have no idea how much you have helped me in learning about cloth!  My first son was born in April, but I was scouring your site months before he was born trying figure out which cloth diapers would be best for him.  I am so glad that I decided to cloth diaper…best.decision.ever!  Your series on flats convinced me to try them.  I bought 11 flour sack towels from Target and 4 Snappis.  I cover my flats with Best Bottoms covers…works like a charm!  My son can even wear them overnight with no added inserts and no leaks.  My stash consists of the afore mentioned flats and 12 BumGenius 4.0’s.  If it weren’t for your blog (and a couple of others), I would have wasted a lot of money trying to find CDs that worked for us!  So thank you!

  • Debbie Reaves

    Oh man, I’ve been married for over a year and my name is still not changed on my email…my last name is Williams not Reaves.

  • Mila

    Did you have to use a fleece liner as the inside is not stay-dry?

    • Anonymous

      We did not. My son has no preference for stay dry or non.

      Please excuse typos and brevity. Sent from my iPhone