Cloth diapers I've tried so far

Ashley - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Ok, so I have tried the kissaluvs contoured and fitted. I love how soft they are. They don't seem as absorbent as my son's prefolds though. But I think I can just deal with that b/c they are quite easier and faster to put on. I bought one thirsties diaper cover and my son leaked through. I have "Real Nappies" prefolds with the covers and that brand of cover is really good compared with the Thirsties. I have bought one bum genius 3.0 I think AIO...going to try that one out today to see how Iike it.
Does anybody know of any other good diaper covers? I really would like to kind of stock up b/c I am planning on using solely cloth diapers with my son that will be here in April...kinda perfect can use tax money to finish up on getting our baby stuff! :) If you would like I would really love to hear bout the diapers you use and which ones you like best. Also, any good websites to get an idea of how many diapers I will be needing for my NB?

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Sara - posted on 02/18/2010

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Just some advice. Don't spend all your money in one place on one brand. What works great for one baby may not work for the next. Get a diaper or two of each style and save your money until you decide what you really like after baby comes. I made that mistake and bought 40 BG pockets and then ended up replacing half of them because one of my kids couldn't use PUL. Just a recommendation.

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Ashley - posted on 03/09/2010

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OK, here's an update. I ended up buying that birth to potty pack. I thought it was a really good deal and the all in one diapers were just sooo expensive to get all at once. I don't mind the prefolds anymore and my son doesn't really seem to mind either. My husband is getting better at putting them on as well. :) I like how absorbent the prefolds are compared to the kissaluvs fitted and contour. We only use the bum genius at night and put an insert in it. We would like to get a few more of those for at night b/c they just are a lot easier to deal with and fit better under my sons pj's. The only thing I don't like about the fitted, contour and aio is that they retain the smell of urine in them. It's really disgusting and I've tried dif. things that I would read on the diapering websites you all have offered...none of that seems to really work though. Then again, I can smell everything since I'm pregnant. It's probably not that big of a deal I guess. By the way I think I got a pretty good deal on the birth to potty pack with Real Nappies...I was on the website and oh my goodness it's wwwwaaaaayyy more expensive than amazon. I also love cottonbabies.com b/c they are a lot cheaper than the other websites I have been on. Although I was on target.com the other day and saw they sell cloth diapers too. And you can buy 2 bumgenius for like $35 and any other website I've been on they have been running about $22 or so a piece. So we might order through target.com for those IF shipping isn't outrageous beings we live overseas.

Christy - posted on 03/08/2010

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Oh I have to agree with Sara! Every baby is different. Cloth diapering seems to be all about personal preferences. What one person loves another will hate. I found this out the hard way as well. Everyone gave the Bum Genius one size diapers such rave reviews that I purchased 10 before my son was born. I hate them! I am one of the few who apparently do not like the one-size, but I love the sized diapers. They are less bulky, better fitting, and just as absorbent. Here is a list of the diapers I have tried and my opinion on them. (Again I will stress opinion)
Bum Genius one-size (3.0) : This was the first thing I tried. It was bulky on my newborn, but he didn't leak. However, I was constantly seeing were the size snaps were imprinting on his little thighs. I really didn't like that. They were also rather bulky and the velcro started looking ragged and they were piling after the first 2 months.

Bum Genius sized diapers - we found these when my son was 2 months and we purchased mediums. They still pile like the 1 size but were considerably less bulky and fit wonderful while he was in the size range. They are starting to get too short on him now because he has a enormous torso. These have been my favorite and the only ones my husband will use.
Happy Heiny's sized - I like these, but the fleece lining seemed to pile really quickly and not feel as soft anymore.
Drybees sized - I came across these on Ebay and purchased them because of the great price. I was shocked at how well they worked. They are a lot like the HH only with suede cloth lining instead of fleece. They do not have leg elastic which is the only place I ever had a leak. These are day diapers only and we use them around the house because they do occasionally leak.
My Baby one -size- These were ill fitting on my son and leaked a lot. I do not recommend them.
Bummis Super Wraps - worked well when my son was a newborn, but we went to pockets quickly.
Unbleached Indian Prefolds- These are very absorbent. We use them at naps with a fleece or wool cover and occasionally at night. They are bulky though, and my son can't close his legs until he wets : ) Really looks like a teletubby in these.
Bum Genius Bamboo - I should have hung on to these for night time diapers but really didn't know what I was doing at first. They were absorbent and super soft, but at the time I didn't think they were as good as the pockets. I have changed my mind.
Kissaluvs hemp - ok these work good, but as stated above my son has a really long torso. Therefore he cannot wear these because they are cut short.
Stacinator wool snap cover - I hate that I purchased 2 of these because they just do not fit my son properly. I prefer the wool covers with the leg cuffs. They contain leaks way better!
Drybees nighttime fleece pocket diaper - These are wonderful for nights! My son leaks through everything else at night that we have tried except this thing. It is bulky but keeps him dry when paired with a wool cover. He just can't close his legs for awhile and looks funny.
Wonderfulls hemp- absorbent but do not fit around my son's waist to pin or snappy. HE is only 5 months.
Fuzzi Bunz - look great and feel great for a lot longer than any other diaper I have tried. However, they also leak unexpectedly on occasion.

The micro fiber inserts all seem to work exactly the same. The BG, HH, Fuzzi bunz all absorbed the same.
I think that is it. Good luck and hope this was helpful to someone.

Kimberly - posted on 03/06/2010

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I use mother ease One size in the bamboo and I love them never had leak and they fit great, I also love the fun print air flow covers I like the option of having an extra liner as well exspecialy for over night... My son is 19 months and I have been using them since birth and wouldnt change a thing...

Stacey - posted on 03/06/2010

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Oh there are alot of diaper seamstresses on there as well that make beautiful diapers.

Dora - posted on 03/03/2010

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Wow... where to begin?? I only use Bummi's covers and they're great but I'm sure there are others out there. As far as information here are some sites to check out ......

For good info:
www.diaperpin.com
www.sunshinediapers.com

Stores you can visit to see the diapers:
www.diaper-eez.com - that store on Bloor
www.babyonthehip.com - another store on Queen East that I visited today

www.comfycotton.ca - diaper service
Teddy Bear doesn't have a website but the lady who owns Diaper-eez said that they don't have a fee to join and rent their diaper pails too so are a little cheaper than Comfy Cotton

Canadian Online stores:
www.forbabywithlove.com
www.momandbabyboutique.com
www.parentingbynature.com
www.babynme.ca
www.tinygem.ca
www.jamtots.com
www.cheekymonkey.ca

Factory Outlet store:
www.babycityonline.com - on Kipling - haven't visited it yet

Diaper companies:
www.bummis.com
www.mother-ease.com - diaper-eez carries these but don't say so on their site- don't know why
www.happyheinys.com
www.applecheeks.ca
www.monkeydoodlez.com

There are tons more but I think that should keep her busy if you want to see what the possibilities are out there. Hope that's not TMI. Let me know if I can help any more.

Shanda - posted on 03/03/2010

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That's wierd about the Thirsties covers. They're the only ones I get a great fit with on my DS and don't get any wicking or leaks. He's got a big tummy and slender legs so we love the nice deep gussets!

Well, with my DS (who we cloth diapered from day 4 and 8 lbs 5 oz at birth), we had about 18 Kissaluvs size 0 and 6 XS Thirsties Fab Fitteds, and 6 Thirsties covers and it worked great for us. I had one Bummis cover but it could hardly fit over the fitteds, and left big gaps around the legs. Then when he hit 12 lbs and outgrew the Thirsties covers, we moved on to the Bum Genius one-size pockets.

As far as other diapers to try-- I like pockets and my favorites are Knickernappies and Rumparooz.

Amanda - posted on 03/02/2010

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i am also planning on CDing my little one due in April! i have a 17 month old so i ordered some diapers to play with now, and went with a bumgenius 3.0 and some kushies..... i am not as impressed with the BG as i thought i would be and the kushies are actually working out better on him (despite the poor reviews). i am making fitteds (out of stuff i have around the house) and covers for the newborn (i am not an expert sewer by any means, but it has been so simple thus far). by making them i can add what i need and skip what i don't! for this reason i would recommend purchasing from someone who makes them, can customize them, or making them yourself.

Lauren - posted on 02/17/2010

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I LOVE my happy heinys and don't think I CD any other way than with pocket dipes. Of course, that's just my own opinion and is what seems to work best for us. I also had good luck with fuzzi bunz. I just prefer the aplix to the snaps. I know everyone says they'll wear out, and they do a little...but not enough to make up for how much easier they are with my little one. GOOD LUCK!!!

Melissa - posted on 02/16/2010

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I have tried fitteds and prefolds for my last two babies and I just keep going back to pockets! Clothes fit over them so much better and they just aren't as bulky. I loved my Bumgenius AIO. My favorite pockets are Fuzzi Bunz, Green Acre Designs, Preston's Pants and Happy Heiny. As fat as fitteds...I like Kissaluvs, Eco Baby and Cuddle Bunz. I actually loved our Thirsty wraps. Have you tried Blueberry one size wraps? Those are good too. I've never heard of Reel Nappies. Off to Google!

Ashley - posted on 02/16/2010

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Ok well, I was just on Amazon.com shopping around. I am really considering buying the Birth to Potty Pack for $500 from Real Nappies. What do you all think? Here's what it comes with:

24 x Cloth Diapers, Newborn

24 x Cloth Diapers, Infant

18 x Cloth Diapers, Crawler

12 x Cloth Diapers, Toddler

6 x Snug Wraps, Newborn

6 x Snug Wraps, Infant

6 x Snug Wraps, Crawler

5 x Snug Wraps, Toddler

8 packs of 100 Bioliner Diaper Liners

2 x Nappy Fresh Diaper Sanitizer

1 x Swim Wrap

1 x Potty Training Pants

1 x waterproof diaper bag

1 x helpful User Guide

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