Monday, July 14, 2014

new bambino diapers review

The new Bambino diapers are finally here! I have to admit, I was sweating it out for a bit there. Now that I have a toddler, I don't get time to wear as often as I'd like, but I was down to my last 3 Bambino Biancos when they announced they would be shipping around July 4th. I placed my order within hours of the update and received my case of new Biancos last week. Over the weekend I was able to do a side by side comparison between the previous design, from August 2013, and the most recent design, shipping July 2014. 


My first impressions of the diapers are quite good. The most significant change I felt was the plastic backing. They went with a less crinkly and less stiff plastic for the outer shell of the diaper. They are still by no means quiet, but they are significantly softer and much less crinkly (and more stealthy) then previous versions.

I love this new style for one very good reason. With the previous version, the bottom tapes would pull and the plastic backing causing it to bunch up and eventually start cutting into my skin. I never bled over it, but it could get extremely uncomfortable with prolonged wearing, unless I fiddled with the tapes.

The tapes seemed a bit more sticky as well, I almost ripped one in half trying to take it off. They do still have the plastic tape landing zone as well.

The Bianco, at least, did feel a tiny bit smaller than before. It still fit well, but it was ever so slightly smaller (roughly half an inch smaller length wise).

new core

I wore for a few hours before wetting that night, wore overnight, then practically flooded it in the morning before changing. I never had one hint of a leak during this ordeal. Their website mentions a newly redesigned core, which feels a bit softer to the touch. The new design does in fact disperse liquid more efficiently, as they claim. I could see the discoloration riding up the back much more than with previous designs. In the past it would just pool at the bottom and eventually leak more often than not.

I didn't notice any bunching up of the innards, but I would like another long diapered session without wetting to see for myself.


Overall, this is an excellent improvement! The tapes are a little bit better, the new softer, quieter plastic backing is a welcome change, and the core has been improved.

The best thing I can say about the new design is, I'm a bit sad that I still have to use up my remaining stash of the old design.

update 7/15/14

I wore one last night for a few hours before bed, then all through the night. I didn't actually use it though, to test how it handled prolonged dry conditions. It did surprisingly well! There was significantly less bunching of the core compared to previous versions, as they claim on their website. There was also no tearing of the core either, also as they claim to have fixed.

I did notice one thing I was very surprised about though. I told you above that the new plastic is rather quiet, and soft to the touch. What hit me this morning, as I got out of bed, was just how quiet it became over night. It was almost completely silent this morning after I got up and walked around for a bit. This seemed to only happen with a dry diaper after being worn for a long time, as the wet one I tried first didn't get much quieter over night.

This may be a negative to a lot of people, but I didn't mind. I almost couldn't believe it was true. I moved around and stretched a lot trying to make it crinkle, and it was amazingly quiet. 

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