Plastic pants?

Brittany - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I'm due in April. I've registered for Gerber organic prefold diapers. But my mom is saying that he'll just leak right through them. She mentioned something about plastic pants, that have elastic for the legs. I'm just wondering if they still make these or if there's something else out there. She used them with my oldest brother, that was about 25-26 years ago. Thanks

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Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2009

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While covers may sound expensive, you only need a few pairs. I usually use the same one all day long. I wipe them out with a wipe when I change my daughter. Honestly, I think I could get by with just two. I've been using Imse Vimse since DD was born and I still have plenty of room to grow with the two I have. Although, I do have many others, the Imse Vimse and the Thirsties are my favorite. www.softclothbunz.com has $5 shipping and she has great service, plus check out the sales. Bummis and Bumkins don't seem to fit my DD that well, but I use them since I have them.



Like I said, you only need two or three, so if you can bring yourself to pay $10 for a good quality cover or two, it will pay you back in the long run. Added bonus, well taken care of reusable diapers and covers can be sold on-line for darn near what you pay for them. Many of us will sell the smaller sizes as baby out-grows them to purchase the next larger size, those diapering for nearly free!!! Check out www.diaperswappers.com

Christena - posted on 02/08/2009

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For both my daughters I used flatfold diapers. I have to fold them myself, but it only takes a minute. The flannel kind are so absorbant they have never leaked, but the bird's weave ones are not absorbant at all. The flatwrap diapers wash easily and dry in no time. And another plus is they are cheap. 8 diapers cost me $12.00, so I have 24 of them. No need to do laundry for a few days around here. As for wraps, I tried a kushi's wrap, but was not overly impressed with it, as it was pricey in my opinion. So I got out my sewing machine and made my own, same style and shape for about $2.00 a wrap. And mine were better because I got to pick my own fabrics. I made them waterproof on the inside and fabric on the outside. I also have vinyl pants that I use, and despite what other poster's have said about them, I have had very few leaks. As long as the diaper underneath is absorbant, and you have to make sure there is no diaper peeking out at the waist or legs! The trick to no leaks is making sure the diaper under it is snugly wrapped around the legs, so that messes won't have a chance to seep out before they can be absorbed. That being said, however, the vinyl pants are getting harder to find. The walmart here only sells them in toddler sizes for some reason. You can't even find diaper pins here.

Kristen - posted on 02/08/2009

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I also really like the dappi pants. The velcro on some of the other wraps loses some of its grip with repeated washing. Especially when your little one becomes more active they can come undone and become a big mess.

Brittany - posted on 02/07/2009

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Yeah, Walmart's are just as expensive... and I'm gonna be living on a military paycheck.. can't afford that at all.. My mom already sent out the invites with our registries so I can't add any other stores and Walmart and Babies R Us... and I'm going to use Nature Babycare biodegradible diapers for the first week or so to deal with the transition to breastfeeding poop... The Gerbers I kind of expect to change, but I'll still be sticking with organic somewhere along the line...

Kathleen - posted on 02/07/2009

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Also walmart sells kushies cloth diaper covers in 2 - 3 sizes i think newborn infant and toddler ...and I think that my babiesrus sells them to oh and I second the g diaper if you can't find anything else.

Samantha - posted on 02/07/2009

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Incase you decide gerber isn't the way you would like to go...even after you've tried them.



Check out http://www.nickisdiapers.com/, you can register for what you are looking for. I have found the Thirsties seem to be the best on covers for my little one. An added bonus is that they seemed to be the only covers that kept the runny-new born poo in.



For pre-folds, I have found the ones sold at http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/inde... to be more absorbant than gerber.



Also, please consider using snappi's instead of safety pins.



Wish you best of luck with your little one!

Brittany - posted on 02/07/2009

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Again.. probably still sticking with the Dappi Pants, they got great reviews and they're cheap... I already took the other ones off my registries.. I'm gonna stick with the Organic Gerber too, but I'm gonna use the cloth liners along with them just to be safe... Of course if they end up not working out too well, I'll look into other options, but I'm pretty set on what I've chose. Thanks again to everyone.

Rei - posted on 02/07/2009

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Quoting Brittany:

Well. My mom is still set on the plastic pants since I told her the cheapest I've found is a five pack for $44.95. She said the plastic pants are like $2 each... My other problem is that I'm registered at Babies R Us and Walmart, and there's only two brands to choose from. So I'm pretty much stuck with whatever people want to buy me for now.



  Those plastic pants are not that good...you'll end up not using them!  If you're adament about sticking to Babies-r-Us  look into gdiapers.  Babies-r-Us sells gdiaper kits for $24.99 which includes 2 covers, 4 liners and disposable liners that biodegrade.  Although I love my bumgenius' better these are good.  I use cloth liners instead of the disposables  The newborn bumgenius liners fit nicely into the size small (you can double up if you have a heavy wetter).

Erin - posted on 02/07/2009

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For what it's worth, my favorite diaper cover is Imse Vimse.   It's expensive but fits him the best and it's the only one that keeps the explosive breast milk poop off his clothes (even when he was sick with a stomach virus).  The Bummis leak. 



 

Brittany - posted on 01/31/2009

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I looked at the Dappi pants, I think I'm gonna go with those, I'll just have my mom buy some or wait til march or early April and order them once my husband goes active duty and we have a little money to spare... I'll probably use disposables the first week or so anyway. Thanks everyone.

Tricia - posted on 01/30/2009

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IMHO, it's worth it to find good diapers online and then spread the word to your tech-savy friends.  Ladies from church bought me my prefolds (nickisdiapers.com is the site I used and highly recommend), and some people will doubtless give you cash.  There's no reason to buy inferior stuff just because that's what's abailable in the stores.  You'll just end up buying better things (or getting frustrated and switching to 'sposies) later.

Brittany - posted on 01/30/2009

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Well. My mom is still set on the plastic pants since I told her the cheapest I've found is a five pack for $44.95. She said the plastic pants are like $2 each... My other problem is that I'm registered at Babies R Us and Walmart, and there's only two brands to choose from. So I'm pretty much stuck with whatever people want to buy me for now.

Kimberly - posted on 01/29/2009

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I also would recommend purchasing a cloth diaper other than Gerber. I have a few and then I have some Indian prefold unbleached cotton diapers and the Gerber's are sub-standard. And then I also agree with the others that what you probably want is the new style of diaper covers. I use Thirsties and Bummis Super Whisper Wraps. I prefer the Bummis. Having said all that, I also have some Dappi Pants now that my son is 9 months and VERY active and mobile and doesn't like to lay still for diaper changes. The Dappi Pants are shaped and styled EXACTLY like old fashioned rubber pants our parents used to put on us, but they are nylon and with spandex at the legs and waist. I can put these on my son while he's crawling away after I've put a cloth diaper and Snappi on him. :) But for your newbon I bet you're going to want prefolds (like your Gerbers) with good covers or maybe even a good supply of contoured or fitted cloth diapers like Kissaluvs and some covers... There are so many options out there for you. I have tried almost everything. Let me know if you need help. :)

Lisa - posted on 01/29/2009

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The new cloth diapers are fantastic and they are not like the old ones that our parents used to use. The ones that I use are all in one.. THere is a diaper insert inside, but there is no need for the rubber outters.  What I use is called Fuzzi BUnz and they are so easy to use and wash.  We loved them so much that we started selling them.  They are awesome and we have been using them since  he was born which is over a year ago.  They are fantastic.  IF you need any information on this, please let me know.. you can always email me at clothdiaperdepot@yahoo.com   I can help you with what you can.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2009

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Cloth diapers have come a LONG way! Now there are diaper covers that fit really well made from soft fabrics (no more plastic pants). She is right that he will leak right through them. And, I have to be honest, Gerber does not make an absorbent cloth diaper.

To get started, please visit www.mtdiaperstore.com. We offer a large variety of cloth diapers that you will love!!! Let me know if you have more specific questions (you can PM me if you would like...). Best of luck. PS- a great diaper cover is Wonder Wrap. They are one-size and super soft! You can find them at www.mtdiaperstore.com

Christine - posted on 01/29/2009

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yes, they do still amke those...but you don't want them.  Today's covers are much nicer.  You can get PUL (I recommend Bummis Super Whisper Wraps) fleece or wool.  I love wool. 

Celeste - posted on 01/29/2009

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I agree, you'll want the PUL covers. There are lots of options for diaper covers. I use Thirsties, Bummis and Bumkins,

Tricia - posted on 01/29/2009

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They still make plastic pants, but they're hard to find and ugly.  :-)  What you're looking for are "diaper covers."  They're like plastic pants in that they keep the wet from leaking out onto your munchkin's clothes, but they are made out of high-tech laminated fabric and shaped like a disposable diaper.  You put them over the prefold and velcro them closed.  www.diaperpin.com has a lot of reviews.  I'm using Thirsties diaper covers with my 3 week old and they're working out quite nicely. 

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