I received this product in my capacity of Social Media Manager for Funky Fluff. All opinions remain my own.
In case you’re brand new to Funky Fluff diapers, they have traditionally always come in two choices of inner fabric: stay dry or bamboo. The stay dry diaper is made with a 100% polyester suede cloth material, and is called “stay dry” because moisture passes through the fabric to the absorbent insert, meaning the layer closest to baby’s bum feels relatively dry to the touch. The bamboo-inner diaper is made with a bamboo terry fabric (it’s loopy, like a towel) that is 80% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester. Aside from the difference in fabric composition, the most noticeable difference between these two diapers is that the stay dry diaper is not as stretchy. You can see my full review of the Funky Fluff Lux Stay Dry & Bamboo diapers here.
I have been privy to a little Funky Fluff secret since before Christmas, and I’ve kept it well, I think! That secret? Funky Fluff is launching a third diaper option: Athletic Wicking Jersey, commonly referred to in cloth diapering circles as “AWJ.”
It feels dry to the touch, since moisture passes right through, and it is just as stretchy as bamboo terry.
What’s great about this is that kids who may be on the largest waist setting in Stay Dry Funky Fluff diapers (meaning the hip snap is left unsnapped) can likely have the hip snap snapped in the AWJ version.
Besides the stretchier fit, the AWJ inner makes for easier pocket stuffing. If purchasing as a system, Funky Fluff’s AWJ diaper will still come with their amazingly absorbent, contoured Bamboo Lux Inserts.
Moms who like to use Funky Fluff diapers as “all-in-two” diapers (laying an insert on top of the pocket and reusing the cover) may prefer the AWJ inner since it dries quickly: rotate through two shells throughout the day, letting the damp one air dry in between diaper changes. (Just as a point of comparison, GroVia shells, which are only usable as AI2s, are lined with a similar fabric.)
It’s pretty clear that Petit Prince and Little Miss Cub are down with AWJ! Let’s also pretend they’re cuddling rather than just toppling over.
The Bottom Line:
Overall, I am pretty darn pleased with our AWJ-inner diaper. The thing is, I already know all the things I love about Funky Fluff: the great fit, the tall rise, the ridiculously amazing colour combinations, super-absorbent inserts and the fantabulous women behind the brand. The AWJ inner is just another huge plus for me, since AWJ is my favourite synthetic diaper lining. I love the stretch, the breathability, the quick dry time and the fact that it really does keep baby’s bum feeling dry. I honestly have zero insider info on this, but I have a feeling AWJ is here to stay, and will likely make its way into all of the Funky Fluff colours! (The AWJ-inner diapers are currently available in Sweet Coraline, Kryptonite and Maritime.) One thing’s for sure—if you try one of the three AWJ-inner diapers and it’s love, make sure you let Funky Fluff know it!
Note that it is possible to purchase Lux Wicking Jersey shells without inserts from participating retailers!
Want to know what The Monarch Mommy thinks of Lux Wicking Jersey? Find her review here!
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