I have a heavy wetter. Wet clothes and wet sheets every single night. Sigh.

And, I have a large baby.

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We love our cloth diapers [and cloth wipes]. We aren’t giving those up! So, I started researching different inserts and found some great options! [UPDATE: It’s now 2016. Baby #2. And I am researching again. I have a bigger baby this time. Can you believe it? And I think a heavier wetter this time at night because #2 doesn’t take a Paci so she drinks more milk at night.  So I’m back researching some new options that don’t include pockets. I’m branching out from the pocket diapers. More to come on that!]

From left to right [in both pictures]:

  1. FuziBunz Newborn Insert
  2. FuziBunz Regular Insert
  3. Joey Bunz by BabyKicks [Medium]
  4. Thirsties Hemp Doublers [Large]

Below is a photo of the same inserts but showing the thickness. Hopefully you can see that the Joey Bunz [#3] is MUCH thinner than the others. These Joey Bunz come stitched together – two come together, but you can clip the threads and separate. The photos is of one single that I cut apart from the pair. So, when they say there are 3 in a pack, there are 3 sets of 2 or 6 singles.


I have a girl who wets through a regular FuzziBunz insert most mornings within an hour and most definitely two hours. 🙁 So, this is the same for ONE Joey Bunz. I think ONE Joey Bunz single is about the same absorbancy as a FuzziBunz regular insert..maybe a little less So, if you have a heavy wetter, you can use BOTH the Joey Bunz inserts (as they come, stitched together) and that will gain more absorbancy with about the same thickness as the regular FuzziBunz insert. [We do this many mornings!] But, if your kiddo is a normal wetter, you will probably love [jealous over here] clipping apart the Joey Bunz and enjoying having your baby’s cloth diaper booty looking and feeling a lot slimmer! [Remember to check your adjustments in your diapers b/c you may need to tighten them with the smaller inserts!]

NOTE: To gain maximum absorbancy with the Joey Bunz, I boiled [yes, boiled…like in a pot on your stove] them for 30 minutes! It really worked! So, I did the same with the Thirsties.


What finally solved our soaked by midnight problem? Extra liners and [larger diapers] bumGenius diapers! [UPDATE: I later switched to Alva Diapers from BumGenius Diapers]

  • Around the house, if it doesn’t matter if we change pants a few extra times, we will use one regular FuzziBunz liner or one single Joey Bunz insert in our FuzziBunz pocket one-size diapers.
  • If we are going out & I care about leaks, I’ll double up the Joey Bunz so that she [and her pants] stay dry in her FuzziBunz diapers.
  • At night, we use TWO Thirsties Doublers [most of you will only need one] and a TWO Joey Bunz, or THREE Thirsties [depending on what I have clean] and always in our bumGenius. For us, this would be too big if we used a regular FB with the two huge Thristies.

I thought you were a FuzziBunz girl???!!! Why’d you switch to Bum Genius??!!

We love FuzziBunz. And, now we love them even more after trying bumGenius….BUT we love the Fuzzi Bunz during the day and WE LOVE BUMGENIUS AT NIGHT!!

Since I need to use so many liners at night, they just won’t fit in the FuzziBunz. They are too big. I have to readjust them. I can’t get them to fit right. They gap and…ugh! I just gave up! FuzziBunz are meant to be a slimmer fit diaper. And, if you compare the two, you’ll see…the FuzziBunz is much slimmer through the legs and it’s shorter in fit.

cloth diaper nightttime overnight

Crushed Berries [pink] FuzziBunz on top of Sweet [mint] bumGenius…one size diaper comparison

The bumGenius solved our nighttime problems! I put these THREE HUGE inserts into this diaper…easily. Yes, easily! It’s a roomy fit and not a struggle. And, they fit well.



[This content has been modified from an article that originally appeared on FIToriBlog on January 31, 2012]










2018-04-18T01:48:56+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Baby, Cloth Diapers|0 Comments

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