You know how sometimes you can just see and feel the difference in quality before you even use something. Yup, that was the case with these. I’ve tried a lot of different kinds of cloth diapers and wet bags, some great and some not so much. It’s so awesome when I get something new to try and actually can’t wait to use it!
Funky Fluff is a Canadian company that was started in 2012 by two friends, Kathy Bello and Tricia Corda. They wanted to create eco-friendly, quality products that were still easy on the pocketbook. I think so far they have been honored that mission. While their products are made in China (or as the label says: made in PRC which just means the People’s Republic of China) the owners at Funky Fluff have promised a close relationship with the manufacturer to ensure both the worker’s rights and consistent high product quality.
I received two diapers and a hanging diaper pail for review purposes. I received no other compensation. All views expressed here are my honest and true opinions.
My main reason for using cloth diapers on my daughter was to reduce chemicals and be more eco-friendly. I like to buy and use things that are made to last and just plain work. I don’t keep anything in rotation that fails me. Why would I. I don’t want to worry about snaps breaking or elastic crapping out on me. I just don’t have the patience. Which leads me back to the quality of Funky Fluff…
Things I noticed about the quality of the Funky Fluff 2.0: The PUL has a good, thick and durable feel to it. The snaps are strong. You get a feeling of them being ‘locked in’ when you snap them together. The soakers are well sewn; so far the serged edges have no loose threads. (loose threads drive me nuts!)
Here are the details:
The Funky Fluff 2.0 can be used three ways; pick the one that works best for you. Don’t you just love options?
It can be used as a pocket cloth diaper by simply stuffing the soakers into the pocket. It’s an all in one if you also then snap them in. The soaker stays put even after washing, you only need to remove it if you want to. Finally, you can use it as an all in two. Just lay the soaker on top of lining. Replace soaker when wet and reuse the cover until it becomes soiled.
There are two versions available for purchase. A stay dry option that has a suede cloth inner and includes two inserts (a heavy duty 4 layer microfiber with 1 layer of stay dry fabric and a light soaker with 3 layers of microfiber and one layer of stay dry).
The other 2.0 available is Bamboo. This one instead has a bamboo viscous inner and two included bamboo soakers. One 5 layer and one 4 layer. The Bamboo 2.0 is the trimmer and more absorbent of the two options and is priced slightly higher than the stay dry version.
Funky Fluff 2.0’s are One Size cloth diapers labeled for use from 7-35+ pounds. I can attest that for Sophia, who is now just shy of 2.5, 30 pounds and 32″ tall, this cloth diaper is a great toddler option for her. The rise is plenty high enough and she still has room left in the waist and hip (for wing droop) snaps.
Other features are four available rise settings, a front and back pocket opening, front tummy PUL panel that helps to stop wicking and is a great feature for belly sleepers.
If you’ve used Funky Fluff cloth diapers in the past, there are a few new features to note. They listened to feedback from customers and have resigned the covers for a slimmer fit in the middle. The soakers are now also in a slimmer cut and the bamboo soaker features double stitched edges to add to its durability.
Personally, I love the funky solid colors and contrasting snaps. Simple with a POP of flare! These certainly stand out in a field of solid color diaper covers (they do have prints available as well).
I also received a Funky Fluff Hanging Diaper Pail. For me it’s like a hanging wet bag on miracle grow!
I loved how much it can fit. It’s labeled for 18-20 cloth diapers. It can easily fit at least 30! But that has it’s own downfalls. First, that many diapers make it way too heavy for the hanging straps, although it works just fine sitting on the floor next to the changing table. Second, when I did have the 30 diapers in the bag it was about 4 days of cloth diapers in one closed bag. It stunk to high heaven when I opened it.
Those things can easily be fixed though. Wash every 3-4 days and the hanging pail won’t be bursting and the smell isn’t nearly as strong then either. I got carried away because I could…but that doesn’t mean I should, if you know what I mean :)
Just as with the Funky Fluff cloth diapers all the materials used in Hanging Diaper Pail were high quality. A great thing about this bag is that it washes and dries super easily. That’s always a big plus. The only thing I would really like to see changed is the fabric lip that covers the length of the zipper. It made me feel like I had to dig around for the zipper pull and made it a little hard to open with one hand. One handed opening is important because I have a baby on a changing table and a dirty diaper in my other hand.
All in all though a great choice when you want a versatile dirty diaper storing option with lots of space.
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Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.