Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot: FuzziBunz Elite One Size Review

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I started my cloth diaper journey with FuzziBunz OS Cloth Diapers. Those were the first cloth diapers we owned and loved and one of the very first reviews I wrote for this blog.   I have since tried many other brands but I will always have a soft spot for  FuzziBunz diapers.

When I was given a chance to try out their new Elite OS diapers I knew I had to say Yes!  I was sent a One Size Spearmint Elite diaper to try from Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot, they are a Canadian store that carries a variety of cloth diapers and diapering accessories at some of the best prices available on the market.

I received the FuzziBunz OS Elite diaper and immediately tried to compared it to the old FuzziBunz diapers.  The Elite diapers are noticeably slimmer than the old FuzziBunz.  They also have a lower rise and a general better fit.

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The FuzziBunz Elite diapers have two rows of snaps to adjust the waist and thigh area. The snaps are the same durable/high quality snaps that FuzziBunz is known for. The second row that adjusts the thighs has 3 snaps instead of 4 and that is because the FuzziBunz Elite diapers have a bit less fabric in the middle compared to the old version, allowing for a better,  trimmer fit.

The inside fleece that is in contact with the baby’s skin is a special quick dry fleece that dries faster than the fleece that was used in the old diapers.  The one visual difference I noticed is that there is a lot less pilling of the fleece after multiple uses.  I usually hang-dry my diapers overnight and I have never had any issues with the fleece taking longer than a few hours to dry.

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A big improvement I noticed is that the FuzziBunz Elite diapers have the elastic adjustments inside of the diaper (you must turn the diaper inside out to access it), hiding the button that used to irritate the baby’s skin in the old diapers. I really like that I don’t have to worry about the buttons.

Something else I really like about the Elite diapers is the new material for the inserts (you get one L and one S). They use minky now instead of microfiber. Microfiber usually feels like you are touching a rough towel, minky feels soft and it has a silky smooth texture that I love.  Minky is also supposed to absorb better than microfiber.

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I used the large insert with a FuzziBunz hemp insert for nap time and we had no leaking.  For over night I had to use bamboo/hemp because my little one needs the extra absorbency and didn’t make it all night with the minky/hemp alone.

Another big plus with the new minky inserts is that the diaper is easier to stuff because the silky inserts slides in easier/faster than the old microfiber ones did.  I am a fan of minky inserts.

I really like the improved FuzziBunz Elite diaper and I love that they price stayed the same as the old version. I would pick the Elite over the old version anytime.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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14 responses to “Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot: FuzziBunz Elite One Size Review”

  1. Mariyana Petrova — February 17, 2012 @ 1:58 am (#
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    I love this diaper! It’s so soft and my daughter likes it!

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  2. Sacha Hammerer — February 17, 2012 @ 1:59 am (#
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    Loving the trimmer fit – might have to try a new one!
    Ps – im assuming the website is all switched over. I like the new look with the comments area and its so much faster! <3

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    • Angela — February 17th, 2012 @ 2:38 am

      Hi Sacha! It is :) So happy it is faster for you! Tried to keep the same “look” I had on blogger and made things a bit more organized! Glad you like it!

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  3. Deb Dorrington — February 19, 2012 @ 6:08 pm (#
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    I have been reading all your post on cloth diapers as I have 2 nieces who are both pregnant and are seriously considering cloth diapers. Appreciate all your info on this subject…thanks!

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  4. amy — March 5, 2012 @ 4:00 am (#
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    these would be really great for my little one. I use these when she gets a diaper rash.

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  5. Danielle — April 10, 2012 @ 7:15 am (#
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    I have heard so many good things about this brand. Thanks for the valuable info regarding this product!

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  6. Bekka — May 30, 2012 @ 11:44 am (#
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    These are my absolute favorite diaper! I have 40…lol

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  7. Carlie V — June 20, 2012 @ 12:12 pm (#
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    I read this review because I wanted to see what you did about the absorbancy problem. We haven’t been able to use our Fuzzibuns Elite overnight because the inserts alone just don’t cut it, as you mentioned. I’ll have to invest in some boosters, it seems, but that’s okay, because otherwise I love my Fuzzibuns!

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  8. Lilah — December 18, 2012 @ 4:21 pm (#
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    Fuzzi Bunz is by far my very favorite cloth diaper.

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  9. Rachel Sutton — February 19, 2013 @ 10:39 am (#
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    Thanks so much for the info, would love to try cloth diapers, foud the info very helpful.

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  10. Rachel N — May 21, 2013 @ 12:44 pm (#
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    Good to see that they fit a bigger baby. I have a couple in this style and it was scaring me how small they are so it is good to see they should still last us a while longer.

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  11. Anne Taylor — August 14, 2013 @ 9:19 am (#
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    These look like a much improved diaper! Thanks for the review, I’m going to pass it on to my daughter!

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  12. fleur — October 7, 2013 @ 5:24 am (#
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    I too have fuzzibunz :)

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  13. Valerie Crawford — December 10, 2013 @ 4:25 pm (#
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    These look amazing! So much better to the environment.

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