Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fuzzi Bunz cloth diaper review and giveaway!

Did you hear the one about the girl with no dryer and no hot water in her laundry room who still managed to use cloth diapers?  It's true!

If you've been reading for a while (and if you haven't and you're just here to snag you some free Fuzzi Bunz...git it, girl!) you already know this, but I don't like to pass up a chance to complain discuss our laundry room "situation".  Anyway, someday we will overhaul that room, at which point we will acquire one of them fancy, new-fangled, electricalish dryers and a hot water bib that functions but until then, Imma work it pioneer style.

What?  Pioneers totally had front loading washers and running water.

Okay, where am I going with this............?  Oh yes!  Fuzzi Bunz!


The other day Colleen, a fellow Michigander and small-business-ownin' mama, asked me if I'd like to try some FuzziBunz and then give some away to you guys and I was all "Do bears poop in the woods?" (which isn't some kind of diaper code phrase, I swear).  Then the FuzziBunz magically appeared in our mailbox and I tried them and, well, I kind of love them.

See, because I'm a cheapskate, we normally use pre-folds (those are like the cotton rectangles you imagine when someone says "cloth diapers) inside of a waterproof diaper cover.  That is the cheapest way to cloth diaper and it's been fine for seven months.  But then I used the Fuzzi Bunz and guess what?

1) less bulky (not a huge deal for me but may be for some)

2) easy to put on because the absorbent thing is INSIDE the diaper and not laying on top (nice, but not again, not huge deal for me personally)

and...here's where the laundry room thing comes in...wait for it...

3) super fast drying on the indoor drying rack (HUGE DEAL FOR ME OH MY GOSH GIVE ME A HUNDRED OF THESE)

Seriously, these things dry so fast it's crazy.  Crazy awesome.  Super awesomely crazy.  Faster than the Bumgenius inserts, which I've also tried.  Oh, and the soft inside lining somehow magically stays dry against the baby's bum while the absorbent insert thing gets soggy.  How is that possible?  I do not know.  Science is hard. 

Alright, let's talk about the options available.  You can get the one-size-fits-all adjustable Elites, which are great for new  babies who are growing really fast or petite nuggets without enormous thighs.


Mary, who is a chunk-a-munk and has enormous thighs, fits better in the standard Fuzzi Bunz, which come sized.  At 7 months old, she weighs 21 lbs and has inherited my super long butt (sorry, baby) so I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to squeeze her into the Elites.  The size medium, on the other hand, fits her GREAT.





Just check out this size comparison:

Crazy, right?

Anyway, I pretty much love these diapers and as fast as I can wash them I use them again.  If you want a pocket diaper, get these from Colleen's site Fuzzi Bunz Seconds Factory because a) her prices are great because she stocks seconds and b) she offers a buy-5-get-1-free deal.  Free!  I love free!

Ready to try and win you some?  The good news is that you can choose your own color and size from what's in stock at her shop and the better news is that I'll be drawing TWO winners.  Twice as likely to win!  Yay!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do you have any questions about Fuzzi Bunz or cloth diapering? Feel free to leave those in the comments, too.

Good luck!

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134 comments :

  1. We love Fuzzi Bunz! Now that my son is almost two, I'm noticing that with the cloth diapers, he's better about "telling" us when he's wet. Hoping that translates to potty training! :)

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  2. Ooooh exciting! I love all the colors. Mac & cheese and watermelon. Wait, is this the cafeteria? :)

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  3. Um, oh my gosh Dwija. How do you grow your babies. I just took Jordan to her 18 month and she's 23 pounds, 12 ounces. What???

    Also: BABY THIGHS!

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  4. New reader here! I've been using a set of Fuzzibunz for almost 2 years and I've LOVED them. Lately, the absorbency hasn't been so great, but I'm not sure if that's because I need new inserts or because my toddler drinks waaaaaay too much milk. Either way, glad that you've discovered the joys of pocket-style diapers! (Oh, and I'm a fan of the mint, too)

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  5. I like tootie frootie! Hehe.. .that sounds funny!

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  6. I love my FuzziBunz! I got 2 size small from my sister before baby was born, thought I hated them when he was "tiny" (yes, I consider 9.5 pounds tiny now), but they have grown into my favorite diapers in my stash of "mis-matched awesomeness that I got for super cheap" diapers (all pockets)!

    I want to get more of them when I can afford to...the Big Sky color is my new favorite (I have Butter and Lavender).

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  7. I love any of the green ones!!! My little Beatrice is the first I have used cloth with (and I started them with her when she was like 9 or 10 months old) and we are basically all fuzzibunz and bum genius. Love these dipes!

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  8. Science IS hard. You crack me up lady.

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  9. I love FuzziBunz. I have some old prints (!!) that I love but I like the new green too...

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  10. I would love to try FuzziBunz! We have prefolds too. I would love to try something new and different.

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  11. Our first baby is due in May and I REALLY want to clothe diaper. My family thinks I'm crazy. I'm now on a mission to prove them wrong. :)

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  12. That watermelon color is pretty cute.

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  13. I like apple green and chocolate truffle!

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  14. I used the Fuzzi Bunz 2.0 version both new and seconds, the same ones, on all 4 of my children. They lasted through all those kids and are still going strong elsewhere. Really great diapers. Loved them.

    I'm not entering the drawing but thought I would throw that out there for anyone who wants to try cloth diapering.

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  15. We have one Fuzzi Bunz and would love more! The fuchsia pink is definitely my favorite.

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  16. Not sure if I'm ready to dive into the pool of cloth diapers, but if I win I would definitely be willing to give it a try! My son, Joseph, is 10 months and 24lbs+. I hope there's a size to fit my chunky boy.

    Also, where did you get those cute slipper/shoes Mary is wearing? Keeping socks on a boy is impossible, those might do the trick.

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    1. I keep them on her for that exact reason, Angelina! She can't get them off so her tootsies stay warm. The store I got them from is out of business (many years ago) but if you google "soft soled baby shoes" you'll get tons of options. They are great!

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    2. Thanks! I will check em out. It's currently 70-80 degrees in Phoenix, so we are sockless this week. But if it gets "chilly" again, I'll be sure to give them a try. :)

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    3. I've purchased a pair each for my 3rd and 4th children at Target. They are great for winter! I've been pleased as punch with them. I'm sure you could find them on eBay, too.

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  17. Would love to try Watermelon. I think every baby needs a red diaper, and mine doesn't have one! (yet.)

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  18. Cloth diapers have come a long ways from the days when I secured cloth diapers with safety pins and covered the diapers with plastic pants on my three kids' behinds. Why wouldn't a mother use these? Cute and practical.

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  19. Love the lavender and grape colors!

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  20. We are in a similar boat: use mostly pre-folds, but have two Fuzzibunz, purchased secondhand. They're definitely quicker to put on.

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  21. Fuzzi Bunz are my favorite. I got a whole bunch in a shower before Joe and they changed my cloth diapering world. Kumquat is my favorite one, closely followed by Chocolate Truffle.
    I too was surprised by how much less bulky they are Dwija. I started off with PFs and covers, but now they're my last resort. The FB's just seem so much more comfortable for the baby too with the fleece.

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  22. I have only boy colors of Mommys Touch prefolds plus covers....so I would have to say that, in the off chance we ever get a girl, I like the sweet cotton candy pink diaper.

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  23. I LOVE my FuzziBunz! ...and I'd love to add to my stash :)
    I'm interested to see what it's like to have two in cloth diapers. Guess I'll be finding out SOON.

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  24. want! i'm 35w with our first and working on getting a cloth diaper stash! would love some fuzzibunz - any color. :)

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  25. I like the crushed berries and grape. But mint is nice too (AND unisex)!

    ~Beth

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  26. I'm about to have my fourth and would love to try cloth diapering.

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    1. Oh, and my favorite color is buttercream. I'm a neutral kind of girl, and I love frosting!!!

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  27. I love fuzzi bunz! Grape is gorgeous...having a baby girl in March after 2 boys and I need more girly colors!

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  28. These sound awesome! I cloth diaper and use all prefolds mostly because I was afraid of long drying times with pockets and all in ones. I like the grass green one!

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  29. Free diapers?!?!? Yes, ma'am!!! I've never tried fuzzibunz and would looove to :) Thanks, Dwija, ma'am.

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  30. I hope I win, cause I want to give them as a gift to my favorite FUZZI bunz user.

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  31. I love fuzzibunz!! We have two Elites that my DD has already outgrown :( the crushed berry color is my favorite :) thanks for the chance!

    Lacey j
    Laceymarie89 at livedotcom

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    1. Also, I was just now your 1000th "like" on fb, Congrats!!

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    2. Lacey! I want to give you a prize! What kind of thing could be your prize for being fan # 1K? I need people to weigh in.

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    3. :o! Really?! That would be so so cool!! Thank you, totally made my day!

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  32. Apple green and a size she can grow into.

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  33. I was lent a set of these when my son was a baby. He's grown out of them now, but I enjoyed using them. Best of all is hanging them out on the line - nothing like a line of candy-colored diapers waving against the summer sky to help cheer me up. Favorite color's the watermelon, though.

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  34. i keep delaying the cloth diaper thing, I really need to start!

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  35. i usually like plain white, or the butter

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  36. Love those pinks! I've probably got more than enough cloth diapers right now, even with diapering twins... But as a heads up, the shells are AWESOME as swim diapers, since the littles can't undo the snaps and the lining is against their skin instead of PUL. Saved our butts on a surprise trip to Lake Michigan!

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  37. Thanks for the fbook link to the soft soled shoes. So cute!

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  38. Woo hoo for cloth diapers! I love the watermelon color! I use mainly prefolds & covers on my babes (hello cheap!), but would love to try these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. Oooo, hooray! I use the prefolds/covers too, but was just thinking of trying some training pants. This is extra incentive! I like cottoncandy and tootiefrootie colors...or maybe just the names. :)

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  40. I think my favorite color fuzzibunz is the Watermelon! These are such great diapers...Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  41. I think my favorite color fuzzibunz is the Watermelon! These are such great diapers...Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  42. Have you had any diaper rash with your cloth diapers? If so, what do you use on it? I know some stuff can't be used w/ CD.

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    1. Mary got a VERY bad rash a couple of months ago. None of the natural cream worked. Turns out she was allergic to the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda I was using in the homemade laundry soap. I tried a few brands and then moved up to Tide and VOILA! Rash gone. So. Not as cheap as making my own, but still cheaper than disposables AND my kids' clothes are super sparkly :)

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    2. I used the Weleda Baby calendula lotion under a light layer of vaseline with no negative effects on the diapers and quick healing for the babies. Now I'm using just a homemade calendula ointment that seems to do the trick as well. The zinc oxide in most diaper creams is the stuff that really just does not come out with washing and will ruin the absorbancy over time. Obviously, it is worth figuring out and eliminating the cause of the irritation as well. This last round turned out my little boy was sensitive to soy sauce--go figure.

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  43. Cloth diapers are too much fun! I love calculating how much money we are saving by using them! I know, I'm a dork!!!!
    Love the blue ones!

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  44. I would love to cloth diaper this next baby!

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    1. Forgot to do my fav color! The purple is adorable.

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  45. I'd have to go with apple green. And yeah, we have some of these and I LOVE how fast they dry! Life-changing! :-)

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  46. I'm personally a cotton girl myself, but I just love the ease of pocket diapers... I love the spearmint and the mac n cheese colors!

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  47. Baby 5 is on the way in about 5 weeks. We've always used disposables but I'm willing to give cloth diapering a shot...especially since they're so cute!! Don't know if I'm having a boy or girl so not sure which colors I'd pick although all are adorable.

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  48. Fuzzi Bunz! Woot! Woot! Green Apple!

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  49. I'd love to try Fuzzibunz, but not sure which color yet.

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  50. These are really cute. :) I am no yet a momma... but I have a wonderful goddaughter who uses them! I know she and HER momma will love it!!

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  51. Why are you making me pick a favorite? Too much pressure!!!

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  52. I like the blue ones, Id like to use reusable ones for my next baby
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  53. i love the watermelon color!

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  54. Oh, that crushed berries is really awesome! But, if I win I've got to go more neutral...the girl is almost potty trained and the boy is only a 14 months :)

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  55. I would love to try Fuzzi Bunz! I currently use other pocket diapers, but I am dissatisfied with them.

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  56. Um, so am I the only moron who doesn't really understand that box-thingy where you enter to win? Anyhoo, first time commenter...love the blog, love the gratuitous chunky thigh pics! My little Mary is 9 months old and probably only weighs 15 lbs. I grow 'em small. She's my 5th and I have yet to do the cloth diaper switcheroo, maybe some freebies are the incentive I need. Thanks for the giveaway...and I love ALL the colors bestest! And using ellipsis...(or would that be ellipsises, or ellipsi?)

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  57. Kumquat! Mostly just b/c I like to say Kumquat ;) I also love TootiFrooti!

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  58. Have read your blog a few times as I've linked here from working to be worthy (catholic mommy).... i'll be having babies soon, so I'd love a cloth diaper trial. i can even give it a trial run on a live baby now ;) thanks for your great entries!

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  59. Mint! What a great opportunity to add to my collection of Fuzzi Bunz. I've used mine for three kids so far. Tried other brands and came back.

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  60. Hmmmm well I LOVE the pinks but since I'm currently diapering a boy I'd probably go with the light blue. Booooring, I know!!

    Those are some killer baby thighs :)

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  61. Would LOVE to try some sized FB as my huge Silas outgrew his one size FB long ago.

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  62. love the trainers listed on the second's page...cannot wait to try them...blue is my fav of those...

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  63. Love cloth diapers - we use both prefolds and fitted, but I haven't tried the FuzziBunz...yet!

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  64. Love these! Also, it wouldn't be creepy at all if a stranger asked to come over and nom on those squishtastic thighs, right? RIGHT?

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  65. Mac N Cheese is so bright and happy! I love all the different colors.

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  66. I super love the green (kumquat?) and that bright blue! thanks for the giveaway

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  67. Haven't used FuzziBunz, I use a different brand. But they are super cute!

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  68. New baby coming in June and I would love to try cloth diapering.

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  69. Dwija! I just came over from Like Mother Like Daughter, because I didn't see you there. You are one of my favorites. Oh, my gosh, I laughed out loud last week at the two year old makeup! I live in Indiana, in South Bend. I also use prefolds with covers. Frugal is the word! I have never been able to justify the expense of pocket diapers, though I have tried Motherease one size, and love them so much i have used them for so many years its a wonder they are still holding together.( great product, diapers and covers, actually. the ones that are part cotton/part poly last For. Ever. ) but, anyway, I am so excited to hear about your friend nearby who sells seconds. what a great idea! I would love to try them out.

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  70. I always love to try new diapers, as I have yet to find any that I love!

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  71. We are expecting twins in June that we plan to cloth diaper. This would be great to try!
    Kristen

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  72. Oh, I love the Apple Green, spearmint, and crushed berries the most! We are switching to cloth diapers for our second one due in July, and I would LOVE to win a few of these awesomely raved about diapers!!

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  73. apple green or big sky! i've not used FB yet and would love love love to give them a try!

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  74. I love apple green and big sky. We have some fuzzibunz I purchased used and I love them. My baby girl sounds similar to yours in physique -- she's 8 months now and a little over 21 pounds, but was 21 at 7 months. :) Love me a chunky baby with those thigh rolls. Mmm. I'm gonna go squeeze hers now.

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  75. We use FuzziBunz for our son. He's currently a week shy of four months and almost 18lbs! We were just talking about needing to get him the next size up. We have been using the pocket diapers in a small. This would be perfect to grab some mediums! My favorite color is kumquat...so cheery :)

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  76. New to cloth diapering just trying to get started! Love your blogs!

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  77. atlantagalknows -at- gmail.com

    i love the aqua color!

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  78. I like Tootie Frootie and BigSky.

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  79. I absolutely love all of them! If I had to chose, Big Sky is beautiful! :)

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  80. I love the bright light blue and the bright green! Sorry I couldn't figure out what their names are.

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  81. I love BigSky! Can't wait to start CDing once our little one arrives!!

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  82. Apple Green & Big Sky are my faves:)

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  83. Blue is my favorite with butter as a close second.

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  84. I love the Mac & Cheese color!

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  85. I love FuzziBunz! I use them for my two yr old and 3mo old. I would choose white, because I have a boy and girl in diapers at the moment, but I love the baby-girl-pink. So pretty!

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  86. I love the Chocolate Truffle color!

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  87. Thanks for the review. I've been trying to decide if I should bulk up my stash with fuzzibunz!

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  88. Oh and with so many cute colors it's hard to decide!!!

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  89. I LOVE fuzzibunz and would love to try the crushed berries color!

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