do you use fitteds that need covers?

Erin - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I am just curious... I have used pocket diapers, prefolds, AIOs and AI2s. I got a free Kissaluvs Marvels diaper, and am not sure I would use it much, since it needs a cover. Does anyone use these, or something similar? It is much more expensive than prefolds, but seems not as convenient as a AIO, so I am wondering what would make them a good diapering choice. I would love to hear your opinion. I think it is super cute, but if it needs a cover, what's the point? I'm sure there is something I don't know about them? Thanks!

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Shanda - posted on 02/06/2010

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My DS went through a period of a few months where his BG's stopped fitting him well-- gaps around the legs (but couldn't go tighter in the waist, and snapping the rise shorter wasn't an option either.) I bought a dozen or so Thirsties Fab Fitteds and about 4 covers and got a MUCH better fit for him. Personally I prefer pockets, so once the BGs started fitting well I went back to them, and recently sold all his fitteds and covers to a friend for the 9 month old they're adopting. (They're in Ethiopia right now picking him up-- yay!) I also used fitteds with wool longies for ODS and had planned to do the same for YDS, but the yarn store I liked closed and I haven't been able to find yarn I like elsewhere, nor do I really have time to knit longies at this point anyway.

Sara - posted on 02/04/2010

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I love my fitteds. I used to feel the same way but then a friend of mine gave me a goodmama as a present, so I tried it. I haven't looked back since. Depending n how the fitted is made and with what materials, I have found that they hold more than prefolds and AIO/pockets. Most AIOs and pocket inserts are made from microfiber which is polyester. Most of the high quality fitteds are made with bamboo or hemp. They hold more, wash up way easier than an AIO, easily throw it in the dryer without having to worry about ruining your PUL. When my kids were in that really active walking crawling phase I didn't use a cover around the house. The diaper never got soaked on the outside as long as I kept an eye on them and when they got a little damp on the outside it was time to change. The more air time a booty gets the less chance of rash you have. I also love wool covers and fleece covers and longies. They are great and if you use longies, no need to use pants on top of them!

Erin - posted on 02/03/2010

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ok, I'm hooked! I just got my marvels diaper yesterday in the mail, and it is the plushest, softest diaper I have ever seen! Now I just wish I had the budget to buy a dozen more! :) I'm excited to try fitteds on my baby.

Erin - posted on 02/02/2010

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wow! after reading so much about wool covers and fitteds, I almost want to toss out all my pockets and try these, they sound great! I am looking forward to trying it out!

Vilate - posted on 02/01/2010

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Ruth, I'd love to share! :) The fitted is a hemp/bamboo one with a ;lay in insert that adds tons of absorbency! The woolie is a wrap style. both are my own personal patterns. i have 6 kiddos and have CD'ed 5 of them! this is a tried and true pattern! they are a OS and fit from birth to potty training!
you can see them here
http://niftynappy.com/products-page/nift...
I also have a testimonials page
http://niftynappy.com/testimonials/

I must warn you though, my prices will be going up in the next month because i am going to start doing some wholesale selling and the prices I have listed now are the WHOLESALE prices!

I also have wool info here if you want to read through it:
http://niftynappy.com/wool/

Then if you still have any questions please feel free to contact me! i'd love to help you out! :)

Kim - posted on 02/01/2010

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I most certainly do! I like fitteds with a cover the best. I get the least amount of blow outs and leaks with them. Plus microfiber can become stinky and that tends to be what's included with pockets. I also like the convenience of choosing my cover between something more breathable like wool or longies to something more waterproof with PUL. Also they are more convenient on laundry day as I have to prestuff the pockets or my DH would be LOST! OH and I LOVE Marvels. They are very soft and very absorbent. I'll buy it from ya if you don't want it. ;)

Vilate - posted on 02/01/2010

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so the airing out is right! I hate AIO's and Pockets! They just aren't very breathable with a water proof layer, but then again n either is a fitted if you put a PUL cover over it so then what good is it? I am in love with wool and fitteds! i love that they are natural and breathable! I make and sell and amazing fitted woolie combo that works great and helps with the diaper rashes that so many cloth diapered babies have.

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I found a free pattern online for Rita's Rump Pocket ... that you can stuff an infant prefold into to make a fitted. I've got a wiggly one and I think this will be an easy way to "covert" my prefolds in a way that will allow me to continue to use the prefolds either as a prefold for another child or as a fitted for my ds

Sara - posted on 01/28/2010

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I use fitted (Dappi Diapers) and LOVE them! I wash and dry them like any other clothes. I do hang in the sun to bleach out stains from time to time. I find the velcro on mine does collect stuff, but have found that a small comb pulls anything right out of the velcro (which I only do once every couple of months). I also have diaper doublers for night time which work great!

Julie - posted on 01/27/2010

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I put my fitteds in the dryer. I really like my fitteds over my pocket diapers (I have ALOT of both) I have 4 kids under 5 so was inconvienced by stuffing the pockets..lol..not only that I found over nights and long drives the pockets would sometimes leak. I use Motherease diapers mostly as well as motherease covers and love them.

Erin - posted on 01/27/2010

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Thanks for all the feedback! I am looking forward to trying this diaper. The "airing out" things makes a lots of sense. Do you usually toss fitteds in the dryer, or hang them to dry?

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I use fitteds w/ covers. Yes the cute dipes get covered but even the AIO's get covered by their pants. I love the fitteds b/c they dry so much faster than the AIO's too. I'm also into the wool covers, soakers and longies. Do a search on those and you'll see why! Some of them are soooo adorable!! I have gotten most of my dipes and covers off of Diaperswappers.com. It's a convenient way to try different dipes for a lower price before you buy a bunch. HTH!

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I used Kissaluvs with my son when he was brand new. In reality, I could have skipped them, because he was born 9 pounds 9 ounces, and fit his Bum Genius dipes just fine right away. Anyhow, in retrospect, I would say that fitteds are slightly easier to use than prefolds, and in some cases, contain messes a bit better (since they have leg elastic and all that) but otherwise, to me, they don't really have the edge over prefolds, and are probably not worth the money for someone who's already using prefolds successfully and is happy with them.

When we bought ours, we had never CD'd before, and were a little intimidated by prefolds, so the fitteds were a nice easy introduction to CD for us. Since our son was only able to wear them for a couple weeks before he outgrew them, and we only have enough BG's for part time use, we had to get used to the prefolds really fast, and they're actually quite nice. Once you get used to the snappi, and how to fasten the diaper with it, it's no more difficult than fitteds. I probably will not buy any more fitteds because they are more expensive than the prefolds and I like our prefolds just fine.

Heather - posted on 01/25/2010

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I think the fitteds are versatile -- can be worn easily with longies, and can be a good choice for "airing out" when you've had too much time in waterproofed stuff (especially PUL!)

Lisa - posted on 01/24/2010

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I used fitted a lot when my babies were little. Once they started crawling and moving all of the time, it was just easier to use an AIO.
I do have some fitted that I use now for at night with a wool cover or wool longies because that is the only way I can get my son to sleep through the night.
As far as all of the supercute diapers that are out there, I never have understood that but figure if it makes more people use cloth...great!

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2010

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The supercute diaper that still needed a cover used to baffle me, too. :) But I like fitteds because they are a great alternative to prefolds. There is elastic (to hold in the poos!) snaps (no snappi's!) and can be worn coverless with a t-shirt in the summer.



I use fleece and wool pants that have been lanolized with my fitteds during the day, or with a cover at nighttime under jammies. I really love my Goodmamas, as they hold quite a bit! Plus, they aren't stinky like microfiber can be.

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