bumGenius V5 One-Size Pocket Cloth Nappy - Hummingbird
The original bumGenius pocket nappy released in 2005 put bumGenius on the map as one of the best-selling cloth nappies in the world — and this top-rated cloth nappy just got even better!
With an updated stay-dry inner fabric that stretches to provide a secure fit and a redesigned pocket that is more trim across the back, the bumGenius Original Version 5.0 also includes the same patented features that make bumGenius so genius - adjustable sizing, snap closures and two inserts for customized absorbency make this a nappy for all needs: day or night, light or heavy wetters, small or big babies.
- Proprietary elastic designed specifically for cloth diapers
- Stretchy stay-dry lining is super soft , wicks moisture away from delicate skin, and provides a trim fit
- Waterproof outer cover with insert stopper at waistline prevents leaks
- Durable plastic snaps
- 3x3 snap down design adjusts the sizing to fit small, medium and large sizes (approximately 7-35+ pounds so newborn all the way to potty training)
- Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs provide a custom fit
- Pocket accommodates more inserts for customized absorbency
- Wide slot opening makes it easy to stuff and remove insert
- Nappies are bundled with two inserts: a newborn insert and a one-size insert for your older baby and there is room for boosting with further inserts if necessary
- Newborn insert works as an overnight booster for older babies or as extra absorbency for heavy wetters
- Slot cover protects your baby from wetness
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification indicates that bumGenius nappies have been stringently tested and are free from harmful or problematic substances.
All bumGenius One-Size Cloth Nappies include a small, lightweight insert for newborns and a larger one-size insert for your growing baby. When your baby outgrows the newborn insert, it works as an overnight booster or as extra absorbency for heavy wetters.
bumGenius One-Size Cloth Nappies feature a butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth nappies as easy as using disposables. The familiar design also makes bumGenius one-size cloth nappies perfect for childminders or creches.
bumGenius One-Size Cloth Nappies fit most babies from 8 to 35+ pounds. No need to buy different sizes or having to carry multiple nappies when going out. Three snap-downs on the front of the nappy allow you to easily adjust the size of the nappy as your baby grows. For newborns, fold down the insert stopper for an extra-small rise.
Only the Best for Your Baby
The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the nappy trim on your newborn or toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuk in and help to keep red marks away. The unique covered slot opening keeps your baby protected from moisture.
Pre-wash cold. Wash hot (140F/60C) with bumGenius or your regular detergent. Extra rinse. No laundry additives or fabric softeners. Line dry cover. Tumble dry insert. Use 1/4 cup or 60 mL bleach in the hot wash once per month.
Each V5 nappy includes an outer waterproof 'pocket' and two inserts: a newborn insert for birth and a one-size insert as your baby grows. When the baby outgrows the newborn insert (usually within a few weeks), it can still be used as an overnight booster or to add extra absorbency for a heavy wetter.
How many do I need?
We recommend 20 nappies. You will probably go through approx 6-8 a day, especially in the early days, so this amount means you will only have to do a wash every 2-3 days approx - some nappies will be drying, some will be in the wash and some will be ready to use.
What styles and colours are available?
You can download the latest colour chart here. Please note, not all colours/prints are available in Europe.
How do I wash them?
Before first use, wash at 40 degrees one or two times without detergent - this will help increase the initial absorbency and 'fluff them up' to hold more moisture. When a nappy is used, remove the insert from the outer nappy and store both items in a DRY bucket with a lid or in a zippered wetbag until ready to wash. bumGenius are easy to wash at up to 60 degrees. You can use a little antibacterial nappy wash if you are washing at 30/40 degrees (check out our Bio D Nappy Wash) as not all bacteria is killed at less than 60. On occasion, or each time, you can also prewash cold, then do your normal hot wash. This stops urine from 'locking in' by rinsing it out first.
NB: Use ¼ to ½ (¼ for high efficiency machines, ½ in regular machines) of your usual non-bio washing powder or liquid - if you use too much detergent, it will build up as residue in the nappy and decrease absorbency. Never use fabric conditioner/softener as this will also greatly decrease absorbency.
Easy to dry – with V5s you can tumble the inserts on a low heat or hang on the line, the nappy outer is almost dry when it comes out of the washing machine so we wouldn't recommend tumble drying it. Every now and again, wash all nappies with no detergent or leave them out in the rain to 'strip' them and help prevent washing detergent residue build up.
What are nappy liners?
Disposable nappy liners are thin sheets of paper that can sit inside the bumGenius nappy to help keep them cleaner after your baby does a number two. The liner can be hygienically flushed down the toilet with any solid waste inside it and the nappy itself stays much cleaner for the washing machine. We highly recommend that you use nappy liners along with your cloth nappies as they will make life much easier! We stock 100% biodegradable liners by Popolini on a roll (suitable for newborns) or in a box (suitable for all ages). We also recommend that you use liners if you are using nappy creams so that the oil doesn't get stuck on the material affecting its ability to wick moisture away from your babies bum. You can also use reusable washable nappy liners made from fleece.
Only the best for your baby:
The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the nappy just as trim on a newborn setting as it is on a toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, ultra gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keep the yuk in and help keep red marks away. Plus, the unique covered (patent pending) pocket opening keeps wetness completely off your baby. After the nappy has been used, you can even avoid messes in your bucket by rolling it up and fastening the tabs before storage. The microfibre inserts are made in China and the nappy is made in Egypt. Fair wage and safe labour standards apply.
Still a bit confused???
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