In my house, our favorite cloth diapers are our all-in-two Best Bottoms. I personally am not a fan of pocket diapers, but I do like all-in-one diapers. So, when I recently received an Ecobumz all-in-one cloth diaper from ZiggleBaby to review, I was excited for the opportunity to try out a different kind of all-in-one. Of all the diapers currently in my stash, I own two other all-in-ones. My Bumkins all-in-one features an attached insert that pulls out for easier washing. However, for me, stuffing the insert back inside is too much like stuffing a pocket diaper. My Bitti Tutto is also more like an all-in-two than an all-in-one because the inserts always come unsnapped during washing.
My new Ecobumz diaper that I received from ZiggleBaby truly is an all-in-one diaper. At first glance, the Ecobumz all-in-one looks like a pocket diaper. Upon closer inspection, however, you discover that the soaker pad is sewn inside the diaper. An opening at the back of the diaper does allow for the insertion of extra inserts, but the single attached soaker is definitely absorbent enough to use alone without having to deal with the peskiness of stuffing in additional inserts. The materials used for the Ecobumz all-in-one diaper are synthetic, which I actually prefer, but ZiggleBaby does also offer a natural fiber diaper made from bamboo.
The Ecobumz all-in-one that I received features an aplix closure. I generally prefer snaps because my daughter can easily open and get out of an aplix diaper, so I must admit that I was a bit concerned about the closure of my new Ecobumz all-in-one. When worn under clothes, the aplix works pretty well. However, I could never use this diaper on my toddler daughter without putting pants or onesies on over her diaper. Unless your toddler has no interest in removing his or her diaper, then I recommend the aplix Ecobumz all-in-one only for younger babies.
Although I am not a fan of aplix closures, I do like the way that the aplix on the Ecobumz all-in-one works. Unlike many other non-snap diapers that require one side of the closure to line up with the other side of the closure, the aplix of the Ecobumz all-in-one attaches to anywhere of the outside of the diaper. With a wiggly toddler, I can definitely get a great fit around the waist without having to worry about lining up the closure sides perfectly. The flexibility of this diaper also means that babies of all shapes and sizes can find a good fit.
The Ecobumz all-in-one is a sized diaper that does offer some adjustment options. Although I generally prefer a one-size diaper over a sized diaper because I do not want to have to buy all new diapers every time my daughter grows bigger, the Ecobumz all-in-one can be sized down by folding down the top of the front. Because the aplix closure attaches to anywhere on the outside of the diaper, folding down the top does not affect the waist closure. My daughter currently weighs about 23 pounds, but I could have used the Ecobumz all-in-one on her when she was a bit smaller and can continue to use this diaper on her when she gets a bit bigger.
Update: I tried my Ecobumz all-in-one on my infant son at seven months and 17 pounds. The diaper fit him pretty well and probably could have fit him at a smaller weight as well. My daughter could also comfortably wear the diaper at 30 pounds with a little bit more room to grow.
ZiggleBaby currently offers just six colors of the Ecobumz all-in-one: sky blue, tangerine orange, razzle red, lemon yellow, majesty purple, and bubble gum pink. I received the razzle red, which is indeed a brilliant red color. I would like to see the company offer a wide variety of colors, but the current limited number does offer a good collection for the parent seeking to put together a basic stash.
Now that I have used my Ecobumz all-in-one diaper on my daughter for a few weeks, I can definitely point out some of the features that I like and some of the features that I do not like. First, I love the insert design of this all-in-one diaper. I like that the soaker pad is sewn inside and that I do not have to mess with stuffing the insert back inside after every wash. With my cloth diaper laundry routine, the Ecobumz all-in-one takes about ninety minutes to dry in the dryer, which is the same length of time that the rest of my inserts require, so I have no problem with drying the Ecobumz all-in-one. Second, although I am not a huge fan of aplix closures, I do like the way in which the hip closure can attach to anywhere on the outside of the Ecobumz all-in-one rather than needing to line up with the opposite side.
However, there are a few features of the Ecobumz all-in-one of which I am not a fan. I generally prefer double leg gussets on my cloth diapers, but the Ecobumz all-in-one has only a single leg gusset. I have had some problems with leaks around the legs because of the lack of double leg gussets. However, with that said, I have not had any problems with poopy diapers with my Ecobumz all-in-one. Despite the lack of double leg gussets, this diaper does sufficiently contain solid toddler poop. Exclusively breastfed poop might be a different story for which I do not currently have a definitive answer. Second, I am not completely sold on the sizing of this diaper. I love the idea behind the Ecobumz all-in-one but would like to see a one-size version with torso snaps.
Final Verdict: If you like sized all-in-one diapers with aplix closures, then the Ecobumz all-in-one might be the diaper for you. I personally prefer snap closures on a one-size diaper, but I do truly like the all-in-one design of the Ecobumz all-in-one cloth diaper. An attached soaker pad eliminates the hassle of stuffing pockets, which is a huge plus for me. If you are looking for a size all-in-one diaper with aplix closures, then do give the Ecobumz all-in-one a try.
For more information about the ZiggleBaby brand of cloth diapers including Ecobumz, visit the ZiggleBaby website. Also check out my Razzle Ecobumz: Daily Diaper for pictures of the Ecobumz all-in-one in action.
Razzle Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Inside of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Back Opening of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Hip Closure of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Leg Gussets of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Front of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Side of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adjusting the Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Front of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 17 Pound Infant © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 17 Pound Infant 1 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 17 Pound Infant 2 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Back of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 17 Pound Infant © 2015 Heather Johnson
Front of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 30 Pound Preschooler © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 30 Pound Preschooler 1 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Side of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 30 Pound Preschooler 2 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Back of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper on 30 Pound Preschooler © 2015 Heather Johnson
Front of Smallest Setting of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Back of Smallest Setting of Ecobumz All-In-One Cloth Diaper © 2013 Heather Johnson