Cloth diapers

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    JLea~ I have used all 3 pockets you mentioned, I would recomend FB one size, just because they are the only pocket with snaps. As conveiniant as aplix seems it does not hold up incredibly well over time. My daughter was just over a year old when I had to retire her BG 3.0’s due to them falling off! I do love BG though and if you want to try the new AIO OS with snaps I recomend those highly! My daughter will be 2 years old tomorrow (sniff sniff) and still wears her BG’s on the middle setting, though she is a bit slender. Remember, all diapers fit different babies differently, just like disposables where pampers will suit but not huggies and vice versa. So maybe only buy one brand at a time to ensure it works for you.

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    Everyone is sharing stories of how they love cloth diapering…is there any downfalls or things you don’t like about CDing? Any body completly hate them or any horror stories?

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    MJS
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    Does know the best way to register for the Bum Genius AIO One Size? I found a few sites that do registrys but I wasn’t sure how to choose and how that would go over for those buying from my registry. Should I just buy them myself and not register or mention them?

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    moonbird
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    bumgenius 3.0 aio is what we use and we love them! they are very absorbent and fit our 1 1/2 month old daughter very well. we also have some thirsties aio but they run pretty big and don;t fit her very well, but they leak out the sides alot and we won’t be spending any more of our money on them. We will be getting more BG aio though, definitely worth the money, cloth diapering was one of the best decisions we could’ve made for our daughter. I suggest getting a hemp doubler for nights though, if your baby is anything like ours she pees alot at night and before we started using the doublers at night she would leak, since we’ve been using them she hasn’t leaked once though 🙂

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    gina- with my son, i found at different growth stages, his diapers that were bulletproof a week before would no longer be. It may be the fit, it could be they are losing the waterproofing, or it might just be ‘too much’ for the diaper to handle. Try a few different styles, if you are able to & really don’t want to give up cloth. I hope through trial & error you are able to find something that works!!

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    AAB
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    I have a book about what to expect during the first year of life since I’m still pregnant with my first and they gave pros and cons for both disposable and cloth diapers. It said that cloth diapers usually leak a lot and sometimes a waterproof pad has to be inserted on the inside. Is this true?

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    mandamay
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    Biernacks, I use bumgenius all in one pocket nappies and they don’t leak… although eventually the elastic around the legs start to give when you have used them for a few years! We use disposables at night as they seem to be able to hold more pee! lol. Otherwise our cloth nappies have been brilliant for our twins. If you can borrow someone’s to try or get a starter pack you should be right. I have 15 nappies for my boys and wash every second day now that they are bigger (20 months old). I am sure that it has saved us heaps with buying nappies, I know there is the argument for all the extra washing you do, etc and the cost of it and powder, etc…. but when you have babies you do A LOT of washing! Anyway, good luck!

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    Biernacks~ Not true. My diapers don’t leak (bum genius, fuzzi bunz, rumparoos, swaddlebees, blueberry, I have used alot of different brands!) and I use cloth over night with no problems. I think perhaps your book is refering to oldfashioned cloth diapers, modern cloth is so different.

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    deeyore486
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    We use the ‘old fashioned’ prefolds and pins and don’t have leaks. We use the bummis super whisper wrap or superbrite covers with them. Everything was super cheap and have gotten us through 1.5 babies. (Our second little one is in them now whereas my 2yr old is out of diapers.) We actually have gone on two trips and used the cloth for both trips away from home.

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    JLea
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    I’ve invested in 8 pocket diapers so far. 3 bumgenius, 3 fuzzi bunz, and 2 happy heinys….all are one size. The plan is to use these at night, when out and about, and when someone other than myself of DH will be with him. I plan on getting prefolds to use the majority of the time. I’m ordering them from Green Mountain Diapers. Any suggestions on how many newborn and small sizes I need? I believe they only come in dozens and I’m hoping 2 dozen of each size will be plenty so I can get away with washing every other day? Also, what are the best covers you ladies have used for prefolds? I hear thirties are good.

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    JLea
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    One more question for anyone who uses prefolds. Do you simply lay the prefold into the cover or actually wrap the cloth diaper and pin it or use a snappy? If you pin it what folding technique do you use? I’m just wondering if one way is more efficient than the rest!

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    deeyore486
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    Jleah, we use prefolds and tthe Bummis covers. We ahve both the Super Whisper Wrap and the Super Brites and we love them both about the same. They were cheaper for us as well. We could get away with two dozen diapers, but we have four to six dozen so that I can get away with doing diapers once a week. Prefolds are cheap enough that it is worth it for us since I work full time. We use the newspaper fold I think its called, and then pins or snappi. The hubby likes the snappi, but I like the pins. I grew up changing prefolds with pins so I was comfortable with that already. 🙂

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    cmdancer
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    I make my own detergent. If you’re interested, get in touch and I’ll tell you what formula I use. It’s soooo much cheaper and does a great job!

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    cmdancer
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    We use Smartipants and Indian prefolds, both of which are great. We don’t have many leaks.

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    JLea
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    I just wanted to say thanks to whoever recommended the diaperswappers website! My lil man will be here in 2 months and I feel pretty prepared!

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