Well, it happened. The SICK hit this house, full force. Poor Gory Pants is sick as a dog, and did not sleep the past 2 nights. Now I am sick too, great. And to top is all off, Monkey had no school today, so he was home in our germ-infested house, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that he stays well.
This brings me to a point that I have actually been meaning to blog about for some time now, and Gory’s explosive diarrhea these past 48 hours have REMINDED me of the situation. The poop in the Bum Genius 3.0 pocket diapers disaster. Yep, that is right. Those Bum Genius diapers that we love so much around here are a big fail for some reason when confronted with poop. Of ANY magnitude.
The thing I think I laugh about most when it comes to cloth diapering, is how all of the manufacturers tell you to “knock the solids into the toilet”. KNOCK THEM OFF?!?!? How about swirl them around in the pot, then resort to spraying the poop off with the heavy massage setting on the shower head? That there is the ticket! Gory’s messy behind does NOT constitute for knocking of ANYTHING into a toilet. What a joke. And the fact that he almost exclusively poops while slamming around in his exersaucer does not make the situation any easier.
The problem we have is the design of the Bum Genius. Gory’s poop TRAVELS. Yep, the amazing travelling poop, it travels straight up the back crack, to the elastic. I can honestly say that we have never had a blow out with cloth diapers, but the problem is that the Bum Genius have this envelope flap thing at the top of the back of the diaper, to “cover the pocket hole”. Really, all this flap does is forces his poop back down into the pocket, covering the insert. If I had a dollar for every time I have had to invert a Bum Genius inside out to spray stray poop off the PUL I would be in Jamaica with the money right now! It is so annoying, and a really bad design, on an other wise great diaper! We LOVE them for overnights, and refuse to use anything else for that, but I am scared to use them for during the day now that I have had actual diarrhea in the insides of these diapers! Traumatized does not even begin to explain my state of mind right now.
I am wondering if any other cloth diaper moms have this same problem? I love my pocket diapers, and would not trade them for the world. But there is not this broblem with my Fuzzi Bunz, Tuny Tush, or any of the WHAM diapers I use….ONLY the BG 3.0!!! I so do not want to void my warrenty on these, but I am about ready to slap some aplix in there to keep it CLOSED!!!!!! Hidden insert opening my left toe, it is a poop scoop!