Just curious - am I the only one that doesn't like the Bambinos "tape landing" on the front of the diaper? I know it serves a purpose and all (so the tapes wont rip the plastic) but I just dont like it.
As previously noted, the landing zone does serve a purpose. And frankly, I much prefer this method, with its almost limitless refastening, than that of Abena or Molicare. I can never seem to get a diaper taped just right on the first try, and with those other two you can pretty much set it and thats it.
As many others have said... the "landing zone" does its job quite well. The Secure/Bambino line are the only plastic diapers I know of that can be refastened multiple times. Most other brands are once and done.
The landing zone is my biggest beef with Bambinos. I'm not opposed to landing zones in principle, though. It's their particular execution that's the problem. Basically, it's *way* too thick. The rest of the plastic is pleasantly soft, but the landing zone makes the front really stiff, and it tends to cut into my legs.
If you've ever had the luck to try a Euro Tena Slip, you'd know that landing zones don't necessarily have to be thick. The Slip's landing zone serves the exact same function as that of the Bambino, but it's so thin and flexible that you barely notice it. If Bambino could do something to mimic the feel, I'd be a lot happier with them.
I think the landing zone is one of the best features of the Bambino, not only does it look cute, but I love the way it crinkles sometimes. It really doesn't compare to any other diaper I've tried so far.
I can care less about the printed pattern. I do have to say it does it's job well and is one of the best out there. I do think it is too big and makes the diaper stiffer than it needs to be. I would like to see it smaller. The other down side it that it makes the diaper too loud to wear around the house when others are around.