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Review: Bummis Duo-Brite AI2 Deluxe Pack

Bummis has done it again.  They have to quit doing this!  Just when I think nothing new can possibly come to the world of diapers, they come out with stuff that is awesome quality and completely innovative.dbp-elephant-tales-png-800pxcp1

I really, really wanted to not like their new all-in-two, the Duo-Brite.  I’m an all in one-in-one diaper type of gal since I don’t really like messing around with two pieces.  But, I’ll have to eat my words I suppose.

The Duo-Brite AI2 comes in two sizes (size 1: 8-20lbs and size 2: 20-35lbs.).  Our baby is 19lbs and I know from lots of cloth diapering experience that his body type would be suited to the size 2 since he’s on the edge of the weight range, but I chose the size 1 just to be cheeky.

At first the cover fit a bit wonky because he’s almost too big for size 1 and it seemed a little bunchy in the front until I figured out which snap setting was going to work the best.  It still isn’t my absolute favorite from a cover fit point of view, but it’s perfectly fine and functional.  What makes this diaper amazing though is the snap-in insert.  There is a hidden snap in the front to afix the insert and I love that you can choose to put the insert in so the stay-dry side is up on baby’s bum or so the cotton is on the bum.  Plus, it’s quite trim.  I thought for sure that it was too thin to work for very long and I was expecting a leak in about an hour, but it held up just fine for 3 hours and performed the same as any of my other go-to diapers.  That double gusset even contained a messy #2, so no complaints here.

The design of the insert is also pretty cool (see video).  The open sides and stitching down the middle make for easy and complete washing with a fast dry time.  Bonus points for the fact that it’s all natural fabrics with no microfiber at all meaning that it’ll be less prone to hold stinks and ammonia smells too.duo-brite features

And if innovation on this insert was all that was great, we could well end there, but I have to give a shout out to the ladies behind Bummis.  This is a Canadian company doing business in the diaper industry for well over 25 years now.  They excel in customer service, care about the products they put out and have a real commitment to ethics, safety and sustainability.  The Bummis Duo-Brite is made in Canada with fabrics that are made in the USA.  That is quite a feat in this day and age.  Seriously.  No outsourcing here and I think that more than justifies the price tag.  Well done Bummis, well done.

So, while I still prefer my all-in-ones as the first thing I grab for a diaper change, this diaper has taken up residence in my diaper bag for quick changes on the go.  It has earned a place in my permanent stash and that says a lot for me.  Diapers don’t get to stick around my house if I don’t like them.

Cue the video!  Check out the video in the product description at the bottom of this page.