"What is the difference between bumGenius and Flip stay dry inserts?"
The answer is fairly simple, once you understand how each product is used.
Flip Stay Dry inserts are designed to touch baby's delicate skin. This means that both Flip One-Size Stay Dry and Newborn inserts have a layer of suede cloth on one side of the insert. This is the side that touches baby's skin when you put the diaper on. The other side is microfiber. Microfiber is very absorbent. However, for some people with sensitive skin, it can wick away too much moisture from the skin, leaving skin irritated. This is why we recommend using only Flip inserts with the suede cloth side up inside a Flip cover for your little one.
bumGenius inserts are designed to be used inside of a pocket diaper. Pocket diapers have a suede cloth inner layer that touches baby's bottom to wick the moisture away. This means that the bumGenius One-Size and Newborn/Diaper Doubler inserts are all microfiber. Because it is placed inside the pocket, the bumGenius insert never touches baby's skin directly.
We don't recommend interchanging these two inserts without some modifications.
You can use bumGenius One-Size or Newborn inserts in a Flip cover or other style of diaper cover if you use a Stay-Dry sock. This will add stay dry layer to protect your little one's sensitive skin.
Flip Stay Dry inserts are not generally recommended for use inside a pocket diaper. But if you are in a pinch and out of inserts, we suggest flipping the insert the opposite of the way you would use it inside a Flip cover. This means you would want to place the suede cloth side closest to the PUL outer cover inside the pocket. Two layers of suede cloth may lead to slower absorbency and possible leaks. By using the Flip insert in the opposite way, you may be able to prevent these issues.
If you have any questions about what inserts you own, how to use them or questions about any other aspect of your cloth diapering experience, give our experienced team a call at 1-888-332-2243. We are also available by e-mail at email@example.com We're always glad to help!