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July 18, 2010

Cover Comparison

When I first started cloth diapering I started out with Bummis prefolds and Thirsties covers. I previously did a post on the Bummis prefolds here and still really enjoy them. They are so soft after a run through the dryer. But this post isn't about the prefolds. Its about the covers.

The first covers I purchased were the Thirsties Duo Wrap. I got the black bird print, cool strips print and the storm cloud solid color. I really liked these diapers because they have an extra leg gusset that is great for catching blow outs. They also came in super cute (boy) prints as well. These come in two sizes that have 3 different sizes available on each diaper with rise snaps. They come with hook and loop aplix or snap options for making sure you get the right fit on your little one.

The second covers that I purchased were the Bummis Covers super whisper wraps. I was hesitant at first with these covers mainly because they didn't have a leg gusset and I was worried about what might happen when my little one had a blow out. Little one decided to test it out (a few times) and has proved that this cover is indeed blow out proof. This cover comes with hook and loop aplix and comes in newborn, small, medium, large and extra large sizes.

My pick:
Although I really love the thirsties prints, I am going to have to go with the Bummis cover as my favorite. Why? Let me tell you... The Bummis cover seems more durable to me than the Thirsties. The material used is thicker and of a stronger quality. I've noticed that the Thirsties covers stretch out sort of while being worn (by my 22 month old) and will sag. The Bummis how ever seem to hold up and not sag because of the stronger material used. Another quality I like better with the Bummis is the aplix. It seem to me like it is stronger and more durable than the Thirsties and when you stick it to the laundry tabs it typically stays attached through out the washing. I do like the extra leg gusset on the Thristies cover and have not had a leak with them. The Bummis do not have the gusset but they seem to hold the poo in tight enough.

*This post is of my own personal opinion. I was not paid to write this.


Monica said...

My gripe about the Super Whisper wraps is that the inside of the cover isn't wipeable like the Super Brites or the Thirsties Duo. I use the Super Brites and they have the leg gussets as well as an inside you can wipe off. The aplix is strong (I am guessing it is the same as what is used for the Whisper Wrap). My Thirsties Duo covers are the snap closure and I like them. I see what you are saying about material thickness, the Bummis covers are thicker. Great review!

Kristina said...

Thanks for sharing Monica, I haven't tried out the super brights yet!

Kaycee Maraycee said...

This is a great post as I have been deciding between these two covers exactly. I haven't used prefolds yet so I have been trying to find out a lot about them. I was wondering about the Bummis lack of gussets. This was very helpful!

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