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Meet Bummis’ All-in-One Diaper

Bummis AIO Review: It's NEW! It's made in Canada from North-American textiles... it is an all-around awesome cloth diaper.

I received a product sample and compensation for this review. All opinions remain my own.

I am running out of creative ways to express my fondness for Bummis. Bummis is based in my former hometown of Montreal, Quebec. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with founder, Betsy, and new co-owner, Amélie (of Mini Kiwi fame), including being a tester for products before they hit the market. 

If you are brand new to the Bummis brand, the most important thing you need to know is that they are committed to North American manufacturing and material sourcing, and that they’ve been in the cloth diapering game since before many millennial cloth diapering Mamas were even born. That’s Betsy in the middle, in 1990!

Bummis in 1990

Bummis is still the reference for prefolds and covers, the original “All-in-two” system if we’re going to get historical. Bummis prefolds and covers were exactly how I started cloth diapering Cub. 

Look! It’s Cub in his very first cloth diaper!

cub-in-preemie-prefold

Let’s just say that in the three short years since this picture was taken, both Bummis and Maman Loup have come a long way. I remember using my Bummis stash on Cub and wondering if they would expand beyond the prefold-and-cover line up. Who would’ve known that the answer to this would be: “YES, and YOU will be one of their testers, and YOU will run a blog all about cloth diapers!”

Well, you’re probably not here for a history lesson, so let’s get on with the show. What’s the deal with Bummis’ All-in-One cloth diaper? Why am I so excited about it?

Bummis AIO Diaper ~ Made in Canada with North-American Fabrics --- Review by Maman Loup's Den

Image courtesy of Bummis.

If we were playing some kind of cloth diaper dating game, the Bummis AIO would be the closest diaper on the market to my dream AIO.

Bummis NEW All-in-One Cloth Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den

On the outside, take note of the big, sturdy snaps. They’re larger and more robust than what you’ll see on most cloth diapers (they’re the same size as GroVia). You’ll notice there are two rows of closure snaps, which I love for staggering the fit (tighter at the hips, looser at the waist, so as not to dig into a tubby belly in the car seat, for example). Also note the soft piping around the leg casings and waist.

Naturally, the most important aspects of an AIO diaper are on the inside:

Bummis NEW All-in-One Cloth Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den

You can tuck the insert inside the pocket of the diaper, which is how we use it:

Bummis NEW All-in-One Cloth Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den

You can also lay the insert on top, which means the polyester stay-dry layer is against baby’s skin if your child is sensitive to wetness. ¨

The beauty of this kind of all-in-one design (tongue-style soaker, roomy pocket) is how easily it can be boosted for heavy wetters or for overnight without being overly bulky. Compared to an AIO where the insert is entirely encased, this style dries faster (especially if you turn the diaper inside out for the dry cycle), washes more thoroughly and is simply more versatile.

Bummis New All-in-One Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den ~ Little Miss Cub models



It will depend on your washing machine whether you need to unstuff the soaker before throwing your Bummis AIOs in the wash (assuming you are stuffing it inside the pocket). A traditional top-loading machine with a big agitator will typically cause almost any pocket diaper to unstuff itself. In the various HE machines I’ve tried, you do have to unstuff your diapers, regardless of brand. 

The Bummis AIO is designed to fit from 8-35 lbs. I had it on Little Miss Cub as soon as we received our tester, but by then she was almost 14 lbs. On its smallest settings, it looks nice and tiny:

My one concern would be whether the lack of a cross over snap makes it too big at the waist for some newborns. It’s important to bear in mind that very few “one-size” diapers fit Little Miss Cub when she was 8 lbs.   
I don’t have any complaints about the fit on Little Miss Cub, and the only time we have had a leak is when I put it on her not fully prepped. (It’s normal to need to wash natural-fibre diaper multiple times to reach maximum absorbency, I was just a bit trigger happy!)

Bummis New All-in-One Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den ~ Side view

You might notice that there is no middle rise snap. Many one-size diapers skip the middle rise snap, and it’s not something I’ve ever really noticed. Cub was so quickly on the tallest rise of almost all of our one-size diapers by the time we started using them! I know some users prefer a middle snap to avoid any bulging at the centre, but I don’t find it to be a problem on our Bummis AIO. Overall, it is a particularly trim AIO considering how absorbent it is!

Bummis New All-in-One Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den ~ Close up

We are able to get through about an eight-hour stretch at night in our Bummis AIO without adding a booster. And let me tell you, the pocket is nice and wide and roomy: plenty of room to boost as she grows!

Bummis New All-in-One Diaper ~ Maman Loup's Den ~ Back view

The Bummis AIO retails for $31.95 CAD, and here’s why I consider this an excellent price:

  • It is made in Canada with textiles made in the US & Canada;
  • It is made with organic cotton;
  • It is super absorbent as is (likely no need to purchase boosters for daytime use);
  • It can be used overnight easily, since the pocket provides ample space to boost if necessary;
  • It can be used with the stay-dry layer on top, or the organic cotton layer, depending on your needs.

The TotsBots V4 AIO retails for $26.95 CAD, but consider the extra environmental impact and financial cost of it being shipped over to us from Scotland. Also, the rise on the TotsBots AIO is too low for many toddlers, which shouldn’t be an issue with the Bummis AIO. The Blueberry Simplex, which is another of my favourite AIOs, retails for $32.95.

The only thing I would change about the Bummis AIO is for the insert to extend from the back of the diaper rather than the front. This is a pretty subjective preference. I like diapers to unstuff from the back (not the middle, not the front), but I’ve spoken to plenty of cloth diapering Mamas who don’t share this opinion!

The blue with white trim diaper in my pictures is a tester, so not available for purchase. Check out the first wave of prints and colours, available at your favourite Bummis retailer starting January 25!

Bummis AIO Diaper Prints

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107 responses to “Meet Bummis’ All-in-One Diaper”

  1. Sophie Pilon

    I can’t wait to get my little girl one of the new diapers! I have old model of mini kiwi! 🙂

  2. Alishia Chamney

    I haven’t tried any AIO on my little guy, but this one actually seems like something I would like to try! I like that Bummis is based in Canada, but I could never get the hang of prefolds (which we use as inserts currently).

  3. Marie-Christine

    What a fabulous product!!!?

  4. Kristin D

    I’m so happy to hear that there is another AIO that can handle nighttime duty! And it’s made in Canada!!!

  5. Très belle review ! J’ai encore plus le goût de l’essayer !
    Je trippe sur leur imprimé Disque vinyle 🙂

  6. Lisa Krall

    Thank you for the enlightenment! I have also never used an aio diaper but after reading your detailed review and considering the convenience and ease, especially when dd will be changed by someone other than myself, it seems like the way to go! I’ve tried showing my mother how to change a prefold and cover and she simply isn’t comfortable with them. An aio may do the trick!

  7. StormyA

    I really want to try this diaper! I love the looks of it inside and out. Like you I prefer diapers to open in the back but since we’ll be using the stay dry option that won’t really matter.

  8. Danielle Lovejoy

    I would love to try this diaper! I like that you can add extra absorbency if needed!

  9. Shana

    With baby #3 on the way, we need some AIOs. I really enjoyed using Bummis’ products and would like to try out this one.

  10. Bonnie D

    I started out cloth diapering with covers and prefolds and bummis has always been my favourite. So excited about all the great new things coming!

  11. Debra

    Thanks for the review and the great pictures! Maybe you can do an absorbency test and see how many ounces it absorbs 🙂

  12. Elishia Cowell

    I’m not usually a fan of AIO’s, but this is one I would really love to try!

  13. Dandi D

    I only have one AIO diaper so far, but it’s my favorite. I’d love to have another one!

  14. Kristen Starks

    Although this diaper is a bit more pricey than I usually can afford, I truly appreciate that it’s made of organic cotton as well as made with local (Canda/US) materials! This seems like a wonderful diaper – and I really like how soft it looks in the inside!

  15. Emily Roth

    This is my favorite style of AIO as well. And I like that it includes natural fibers… it seems like that is the trend and it makes me very happy! I’d gladly pay a few extra dollars for a natural fiber diaper.

  16. Amanda Austin

    We like Bummis products because they are Canadian and it’s important to support Canadian companies.. I like AIO because they’re easy to use.

  17. Joanie Beauchemin

    It seems to be a wonderful diaper. I would love to try it.

  18. Alyssa Davidson

    I want to try this aio so badly. This looks SO absorbent!

  19. Amber Delorme

    I appreciate you very insightful review on the AIO cloth-diaper..I definitely would love to try a few of these cloth-diapers (the prints & colors are groovy)..

  20. I always appreciate when someone reviews a new diaper! 🙂 so thank you!

  21. Katy Baird

    I love the way these look! I have some Bummis covers, but overall prefer AIOs for my little guy (newborn), he’s almost 9 lbs, so hopefully they’ll fit soon 🙂

  22. karen s

    So pretty

  23. Jessie Hughes

    This looks like a great diaper! I lpve that its made with organic cotton. I also think its important that you can add more inserts if needed for heavy wetters or overnight. Would LOVE to win for my baby boy coming in March!

  24. Amber Ludwig

    8 hours without a booster!! How awesome!! These sound totally amazing!! I would’ve been trigger happy too lol!!

  25. I am so thrilled that Bummis is back and better than ever! I love that it’s a truly Canadian company with Canadian production!

  26. Brianna Wild

    Thank you so much for the review. It looks like, with the higher rise, this might work for my quickly growing, already the size of a 2 year old, 1 year old. Also, that Fairy Tale print and Forest Animals print are both stunning! Thanks again!

  27. Annie

    Is the interior the same composition as the simple diaper?

  28. Cassandra Marie

    I live the aqua with brown trim. It’s simple, with just enough visual interest!

  29. I love AIOs because it’s so easy for my husband to use them properly. I’ve always wanted to try bummis because I heard the quality is great and now with the AIOs I can’t wait to try one! I particularly love the extra wide liner and extra boosting pockets!

  30. I would love to try the aqua! Such a rich colour!

  31. Ashley Chassereau Parks

    This looks like an awesome diaper!! I Love that it has organic cotton!! It looks like it snaps very small for a younger child and I love that it goes to 35 lbs for a growing little one!

  32. Ashley Olazaba

    Would love to try!!!

  33. I’m new to cloth diapering. Baby won’t be born till next month. But I have been leaning towards AIOs. Very interested in this diaper after reading your review. After I read that the insert was in the front, I had to scroll back up to the photo of the inside. That would be interesting to try. I love that it’s made with natural fiber. The fabric inside is such an interest/cool texture. I hope I’m the lucky one to get to win this 🙂

  34. Julia G

    This looks great. I’m fond of my Bummis cover, but love AIOs. And the pull out attached soaker is great on others for drying time.

  35. Camille W

    I don’t have any AIOs because I was always wary of running out of absorbency but love that you can add boosters to this one.

  36. Susanne

    Does the dimple texture of the cotton offer any advantages or is it purely aesthetic?

  37. pjams

    Is the dimple material like their old boosters?

  38. Brandy Willoughby

    Thanks for a great, honest review!

  39. Joanna Lee

    Fairy tale print is adorbs!

  40. Denise Beeman

    I had never really thought of the difference between having middle rise snaps or not. I love that this has a pocket to tuck the soaker in as an AIO. It would help so much to be able to boost if needed

  41. Joy D

    Cloth diapers have come a long way for this first time grandmother and very colourful, absorbent and cost effective.

  42. Tara Tubb

    Love bummis and my daughter is currently too trim in the legs for out totsbots stash. She’s leaking everywhere!

  43. Kristen M.

    This looks like a pretty heavy-duty diaper. I’m sure it would last through several kids. I don’t have any Bummis, but I’d love to add to my made-in-Canada stash.

  44. Heather Heslep Morrissey

    I love the Bummis wet bags but have yet to try one of their diapers. This AIO looks pretty great though. And looks to be a good price (once I did the conversion to US $!)

  45. Front is best. Means you can fold up that insert for extra for little boys 🙂 can’t wait to try

  46. Vanessa Aubie

    I just recently got that bum is mini kiwi pocket and love it! Definitely would love to try this AIO.

  47. Eileen

    I love how detailed you got with your descriptions and photos. It seems like a trim diaper for all that absorbency!

  48. Danielle Petryshyn

    I agree with you that I like to unstuff the diapers from the back. I don’t mind unstuffing at the front, but I prefer the back.

  49. Angletta Pascal

    I love the versatility of this diaper. I am looking for a sturdy nightime diaper and the ability to add extra absorbancy makes this an awesome diaper for us.

  50. Jen H

    these look great. i loved the durability of their covers and i love that its tongue style like blueberry simplex! fairy tale would be my first choice!

  51. Alyssa S.

    I like that it is made of cotton, and it has the “tongue style”. I like those since they seem to be more efficient at drying,

  52. Chanel

    This is a great review! I didn’t cloth with my first son because, unfortunately, I knew absolutely nothing about it, and I totally wish I had. But, when you know better, you do better, right? 😉 This review and this AIO has me even more excited to jump into the cloth diapering world, head first, with baby #2! Thanks for such an honest and detailed review!

    Love,
    A Fluff Newbie 🙂

  53. Amanda Neilson

    I’m expecting baby #2 in June and am wanting to cloth diaper this time but have no idea where to start haha! This diaper sounds great!

  54. Holly MacRitchie

    Thanks for the chance! I am expecting my first baby in April and plan on cloth diapering!

  55. Annie

    this diaper looks really cool and different than any I have used so far

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  57. I love that little guy he seems quite happy in his Bummis Diapers. They look very comfortable which is just as important as staying dry

  58. Jennie

    I’ve always wanted to try an AIO! I love that this one is easily able to be used overnight, by adding inserts!

  59. Rachael VanDyke

    I would love to try these! We do not have any AIO yet and these look great!

  60. Amy Beth

    Just learning all about cloth diapering. Would love to try this brand!!

  61. Rachel

    I love that it’s trim!

  62. Melissa Conn

    I’m so glad they used the big snaps!

  63. Kassidi Trask

    I love our bummies workhorses, and I’m sure I would love this aio. I love that it’s made of organic cotton and that it has a stay dry option. These are key features I look for when buying diapers for my son’s skin sensitivities.

  64. Sunnie

    Good review, I like you how you posted your points on the price of it!

  65. Kari Barone

    I love everything about this AIO! The fact that it is made in Canada from textiles made in both the US and Canada,made from Organic Cotton,Ultra Absorbent,an additional pocket for adding doublers for overnight diapering,and a stay dry or organic cotton option.I have never tried a Bummis product that I didn’t like. Thanks for this review.

  66. I have love AIO diapers, and this one looks great! I hope to win, because although I LOVE AIO diapers, I can’t afford to have many in my stash and I would love some more!!

  67. jordan alice

    This is super cool and really cute! I love that there’s an alternative to disposable diapers and the ability to have a smaller footprint on the earth right from the beginning.

    Also, love that it’s canadian as well!

  68. laura b

    I am so excited to get into the world of cloth. Thanks for all that you do!

  69. Sarah Sobocinski

    It’s nice that you can use it as stay dry or organic.

  70. Sara H

    I would love to try AIOs! We have only tried fitteds and covers.

  71. Monica Miller

    We grabbed a few of their NB covers and loved them – I also use their mama cloth. I’m looking forward to trying their AIO! My bestie used to live in Montreal so I’ve been to their store and that was way more fun than I thought it would be haha!

  72. Kimberly Stoessel

    I have always avoided all in ones because of the drying time and expense. However with the extra padding not sew in ,these look good.

  73. Amy Hall

    I love the looks of he snaps on these, kind of like GroVia, bigger, easier.

  74. I like how the soaker can be tucked in or left out, and how easy it looks to add extra soakers. This looks like a great diaper.

  75. I love that Bummis came out h an AIO. I love that it has a pocket for adding absorbency.

  76. Laura

    I like the snaps that allow it to grow with the child. This looks great! 🙂

  77. Amber

    Nothing like supporting local and organic. The patterns are also some of the cutest I’ve seen so far for both boys, girls or both!

  78. Carli B

    Nice review, definitely makes me want to try one! I like that the liner can either just sit on top or tuck inside the pocket. Looks like a great fit for your little lady.

  79. JesHaggadone

    I was so excited to see Maman Loup reviewed this new Bummis AIO – I’d been considering ordering this for my little one.

  80. Marian

    I’d love to try this diaper! I like the fact that it’s very absorbent and made with organic cotton. It’s nice they used the waffle weave they used in their dimple fitted.

  81. Elisa

    This diaper looks like a great design. I would love to try it.

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  83. Ashley morel

    I have never cloth diapered over night but this looks like a really good option

  84. Lauryn R

    I have never used AIOs before, but this one sounds awesome! I love that it is made with organic cotton and it looks really absorbent as well. I am definitely itching to try one now! 🙂

  85. kendrella

    Looks awesome-love the texture on the inside.

  86. Samantha Gallas

    Looks like a very nice AIO.im trying to build my AIO stash so this would be a mice prize!

  87. Kerri

    Thanks for the great review and the helpful and honest comparison with other AIOs.

  88. Kylie M.

    Thanks for all the pictures. I hate guessing what diapers look like on the inside

  89. Casey Lynn

    Love everything you offer!! <3 thank u for this chance!!!

  90. Kathleen Myers

    My little one needs new fluff. She’s a heavy wetter and id love to try this out

  91. Ashley R

    I like the trim fit that this AIO gives, and I appreciate the reasonable price point.

  92. Kaitlin Krieger

    Thanks for the great review! I love the design of the AIO!

  93. Melissa Fulton

    I really love Bummis new products! And their new prints are so cute.

  94. Kayla Sheehan

    I just bought my first cloth diaper and it’s an AIO. I would really love to grow my stash with this adorable diaper! I love the forest animals print. AIO seems like the easiest option for sure. Especially for a newbie like me.

  95. Susan

    Very informative. We are running into nighttime leak issues. I have 1 blueberry simplex AIO which I haven’t really had a chance to use yet…. may need to add a Bummis!

  96. Amanda e

    This looks like a really comfy diaper. I haven’t tried a lot of AIOs but I would love to try one. The solid green one is super cute!

  97. Krista S

    Ok, I have to admit I had no idea you could/why you should tuck the AIO inserts into the pockets! I only have one like this, thanks for the great info!

  98. Kara S

    I’ve never tried anything by Bummies. This looks great!

  99. Tanya Nix

    I’m excited to try these, very similar to my personal favourite, Totsbots!

  100. Shannon L

    My first cloth diapers were Bummis pre folds and covers and I am using them again now. Would love to try the AIO. Love this Canadian company!

  101. Shamadi

    Ok you’ve convinced me!! #buyallthediapers

  102. Elizabeth Parker

    I love the prints, and the fact that it has a pocket that allows for extra stuffing. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had the chance to try any of our diapers yet, (our little one is due in 5 weeks), but I see the opening in the front as a plus for having a little boy, as we soon will. I can tuck more up front where he will need it most, easier, I believe, but I could be wrong. I love that the materials come from both the U.S. and Canada. 🙂

  103. Chelsea K

    I would love to try this diaper! It looks super absorbent! I haven’t had any luck with AIOs overnight so far.

  104. Kate Mezayek

    I have yet to use an AIO on my little one, but I would love to give them a try. I have a feeling my husband will love them!

  105. Sarah Hayes

    I love how this diaper is made. Ive never seen the soaker like that before. this diaper looks great for nights or naps

  106. Holly B

    I love that it’s made of organic cotton. I would love to try this as an overnight diaper.

  107. Cassandra Rae

    My favourite is the forest animals ! So cute !

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