I get that. Shopping for cloth diapers is so overwhelming! The choices are endless and when you can’t even touch and feel in person, it’s darn hard. I was happy to take the time to explain to her the differences between Flip & BumGenius 3.0:
First off, Flip is snap; BG 3.0 is velcro. I prefer velcro closure because it’s faster on the changing table. Others prefer snaps because they never need lint-removal maintenance. Velcro does make the diaper most like a disposable, which may be attractive to hard-to-convert spouses.
BG 3.0 is a pocket diaper – it has a stuffable pocket for absorbent inserts. With Flip you nest the inserts, which just sit inside the diaper. I feel like BG 3.0′s are a better overnight cloth diaper because you can stuff them with lots of absorbency and still get a close-to-the-body fit. I also think that the “nesting” concept will be easy for mom and dad but may cause confusion at childcare or with the church nursery staff. The diaper no longer appears to be “all one piece”.
Flip offers more versatility than BG 3.0′s. You can buy 3 types of inserts: disposable (like the gDiaper), stay dray (similar to BG 3.0) and organic cotton (feels wet). That’s very, VERY cool! Some babies rash from wetness; whereas, others rash from the synthetic fabrics used to make a stay-dry surface. If you run into a problem with Flip, you can switch out your inserts easily. Those disposable inserts are likely to be real appealing for travel!
OK, a few last things. There are a lot more colors to choose from with BG 3.0′s! AND, a big final word…. Flip is quite a bit cheaper per diaper change.
Ultimately I recommended that my customer purchase about 70% of her diaper stash in Flip and the rest in BG 3.0′s. She can use the BG 3.0 at night for greater absorbency and whenever baby is left with a caregiver who’s not so cloth diaper savvy.
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