Aug 1, 2011

Bummis Bio-Soft Liners: A Review from Little Miss Kate

Bummis Bio-Soft Liners from Moms and Bums
One of the most frequent questions I get once someone learns that I use cloth diapers on my son is “What about the poop?!?”  I think this is the thing that scares the most people away from cloth diapering, when really it does not need to be a concern at all.  There are some great products out there to help you get rid of the “solids” from your diapers making washing a breeze and keeping the stinkies away from your diaper pail.
Now when I first started cloth diapering A.C., I was very paranoid about the poop, and worried it would stain all of my diapers and be a big mess.  I started using flushable liners, but didn’t find them all that effective against his exclusively breastfed poops.  In talking to a few friends I found that I was the one doing it wrong…  Exclusively breastfed babies produce poop that is completely water soluble, and in most cases has very little odour - no rinsing or liners required!  I stopped using liners until we started to introduce other foods into A.C’s diet at 6 months.  Now we can easily flush away the solids (and the smell) before putting the diaper in the diaper pail. 
There are many different brands of liners out there, and I have tried several.  The ones that we use most often are Bummis Bio-soft Liners.
Bummis Bio-Soft Liner next to a BumGenius
As the name states these liners are super soft, but don’t let this fool you these liners are up to the job.  They are the perfect size to lay flat inside every pocket diaper I have tested them on (including Baby Kicks 3g).  Although they may look thin (like a dryer sheet), they hold up well in all situations including overnight and never disintegrate.   Overall they work great and really do make clean up a breeze.
A note from my personal experience – toilet paper or Kleenex are not good stand ins when you run out of liners.  So make sure you get more once you open your last roll!
These liners worked amazing during our transition to solids and made an icky situation so easy to deal with.  Using the Bummis Bio-soft liners we have never had to spray our diapers or had any problems with solids sticking to the diaper.  Now that A.C. is pretty predictable in the poop department, I just put liners in the “high risk” diapers.  When they are poopy I just flip them into the toilet, and if they are just wet I just drop it into the garbage pail.  We have always used the small size and they have suited our needs perfectly.  At $6.00 for a roll of 100, they are well worth the small investment.  
Bummis Bio-Soft Liners on FuzziBunz and BumGenius
I highly recommend Bummis Bio-soft Liners - we use them on a daily basis and they make cloth diapering so easy!
You can read more reviews by Katie at Little Miss Kate.