Which cloth diapers don't leak?

Angie - posted on 05/06/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I just bought a bunch of cloth diapers and cover, and they still leak. Which brand are the best?

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Heather - posted on 06/08/2009

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I love my Bum Genius 3.0 as well as Rump a rooz and Cherumbums, they are awsome no leaks, also look at what detergent you are using we switched to country save and haven't had a leak since!

Laura - posted on 06/08/2009

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Quoting Megan:

I really gotta say i love happy heiny's one size we don't get leaks and they are very easy to wash and consistency made! plus we have never had a diaper rash with them and our baby has very sesitive skin. Regardless of the brand... my vote is fore one-size pockets- you get the most bang for your buck and they are easy to use and keep clean and adjust!



I love the Happy Heiny's one sized diapers as well.  They now have them with snaps too, so they don't all stick together with the velcro.  I find sometimes mine leak, but only if she's wearing it for too long, or I don't put 2 inserts in at night time.  I agree that they are a great value, as they're the only diapers you'll ever have to buy!

Abby - posted on 06/08/2009

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bum Genius 3 are brilliant, wish they had been around for number 1, but we coped with what there was on the market at the time. but BG3 blow away the competition in my books

all babies now out of nappies (another point is that potty training is easier than with disposables)

Sarah - posted on 06/05/2009

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hi i was lucky to be able to borrow a nappy pale from my breast feeding group to try them out and i have gone with itti bitti d,lish nappies they are all in ones and i have found that they are great they are snap ins so u can put as much or as little in depending on the child

Megan - posted on 06/01/2009

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I really gotta say i love happy heiny's one size we don't get leaks and they are very easy to wash and consistency made! plus we have never had a diaper rash with them and our baby has very sesitive skin. Regardless of the brand... my vote is fore one-size pockets- you get the most bang for your buck and they are easy to use and keep clean and adjust!

Maria - posted on 06/01/2009

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I found motherease sandys the best after trialing loads of different ones. I used booster pads in them and never had a leak.

Lisa - posted on 05/30/2009

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I vote bumGenius 3.0. You can use a second insert for nights/heavy wetters. They are great!

Rachelle - posted on 05/26/2009

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Lollidoo Pockets!!! They do not leak!!! They are my night time diapers. I have used so many different combos and this is the best I have found for night time. Fitteds with wool shorts, skirties, pants or soakers as part of the outfit is my fav for leaving the house. I have had some sort of leakage or soaking thru issues with ALL pockets if left on for to long but with regular changing fuzzy buns work well for us. I like fitteds and covers the best for myself and you can get some bullet proof fleece covers out there as well. Fitteds are great for poop explosions because it holds it in well!!! Mutts or Goodmama. I have a crazy stash and will be so sad really when my LO potty learns. I love my cloth diapers :P!!

Good Luck

Cindy - posted on 05/25/2009

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We have two in diapers right now- my 2 yr old is potty training so we use plastic-coated training pants during the day, but at night we use Kushies ultra... Our 4 mos old uses the kushies ultra for daytime and prefolds with an home-made organic cotton soaker pad and wool cover up at night (although I am thinking about switching to a bamboo soaker as she gets older). These have worked great for us , and are so much more affordable than others we have tried.

Vanessa - posted on 05/24/2009

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Bum Genius 3.0 all the way! We have never had one leak even with a poop explosion.

Casey - posted on 05/19/2009

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Quoting Lise:

I am about to switch from a service (tri folds) to washing at home. www.jilliansdrawers.com has a great program in which I am able to test a bunch of styles of new diapers for only $10 (with a fully refundable deposit). So far, I have found the Thirsties pocket-style to be the worst. I love the fit, but they leak AND take a lot longer to dry. I like the Fuzzy Buns and with the proper insert they haven't leaked at all. I used a hemp insert and a Staccinator cover at night and she was completely dry in the morning. However, I found the snaps a bit of a pain because my active little girl is crawling, walking, wriggling and climbing while I am trying to put it on. The Bum Genius 3 also doesn't leak but its velco and goes on much more easily. It is also makes it easier to get the best fit. It also dries much more quickly than the Thirsties. I can't remember if the FB's dried as quickly, but they were definitely a lot faster than the Thirsties.

I've ended up ordering mostly BG3's with the fleece lining. But, I also bought some Thirsties Fab Fitteds. They are shaped like the other Thirsties but are not a pocket diaper, and they require a cover. I already have a bunch of Thirsties covers so I thought this would be a good way to save a little. They didn't leak at all during my tests, but I wouldn't use them as a night diaper.



Definitely agree about the BG3's.  I also wash mine at home.  It takes very little detergent with my front loader high efficiency washer.  The directions say to wash once with cold then once with hot then use bleach once per month.  I use "quick wash" setting which is only 28 minutes long for both cold/hot washings.  My old style dryer only takes 30 minutes on the lowest heat setting.  We have no problems with washing these BG3's. 



I have heard that the velcro wears down and the water proof seal wears out.  I have no problems with this yet.  This same mom said that you can easily replace the velcro and you can buy water proof spray in the camping section to repair the water proof seal again.



After awhile the BG3's do get a little smell after washing.  That's how I know it's time for a little bleach and then there is no more smell.



As far as bedtime diapers we just add the infant insert that comes with the diaper for extra absorption and then no more problems.



We only use these diapers at home.  We still use disposables outside our home.  We would eventually like to completely convert to just cloth but we are concerned about the extra space needed for cloth vs. disposable and how to store the soiled ones on the go.  Plus finding a good place to wash the cloth when we are gone overnight is hard too.  Any suggestions?



 

Casey - posted on 05/19/2009

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Quoting Sophia:

bumgenius 3.0. i was sold on it from the 1st time Evie had a poop "explosion" and no leaks. :D I agree tho, fit of the diaper on your baby is very important in preventing leaks.



My baby has bumgenius 3.0 too and we LOVE them!  I think we have had one poop leak and that's only because it was such a massive explosion that no diaper would have been able to hold it all in.  We have no problems with diaper rash and the insert does a great job of soaking away the urine from my babies skin.  This diaper might not be a good choice for a very chunky baby though.  My baby is in the 50% on weight and she's on the second notch out of three at 6mo.

Lise - posted on 05/18/2009

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I am about to switch from a service (tri folds) to washing at home. www.jilliansdrawers.com has a great program in which I am able to test a bunch of styles of new diapers for only $10 (with a fully refundable deposit). So far, I have found the Thirsties pocket-style to be the worst. I love the fit, but they leak AND take a lot longer to dry. I like the Fuzzy Buns and with the proper insert they haven't leaked at all. I used a hemp insert and a Staccinator cover at night and she was completely dry in the morning. However, I found the snaps a bit of a pain because my active little girl is crawling, walking, wriggling and climbing while I am trying to put it on. The Bum Genius 3 also doesn't leak but its velco and goes on much more easily. It is also makes it easier to get the best fit. It also dries much more quickly than the Thirsties. I can't remember if the FB's dried as quickly, but they were definitely a lot faster than the Thirsties.

I've ended up ordering mostly BG3's with the fleece lining. But, I also bought some Thirsties Fab Fitteds. They are shaped like the other Thirsties but are not a pocket diaper, and they require a cover. I already have a bunch of Thirsties covers so I thought this would be a good way to save a little. They didn't leak at all during my tests, but I wouldn't use them as a night diaper.

Shawna - posted on 05/17/2009

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I also like Bum Genius. They haven't leaked at all. "Thirsties" brand leaked 3 times for me and she hadn't even been in the diaper for more than an hour.

Sophia - posted on 05/10/2009

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bumgenius 3.0. i was sold on it from the 1st time Evie had a poop "explosion" and no leaks. :D I agree tho, fit of the diaper on your baby is very important in preventing leaks.

Angie - posted on 05/09/2009

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I don't think there is any perfect for every baby diaper. I have tried tons of different ones (all that came highly recommended from various people) and while some of them worked great for others they didn't work great for us. Our personal favorite is prefolds or flats with a good wool cover. I also like Bagshot Row Bamboo and Holden's Landing fitteds. They work well for us but others don't have luck with them. A lot of people rave about Goodmama's but I don't like them. The best thing to do is try out several different types and don't commit to one brand until you've tried it out.

Kimberley - posted on 05/09/2009

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What did ya get? Are they fully prepped? If you pour a drop of water on the dipes does it bead up or soak in? Cotton and hemp dipes both need to be washed a bunch of times (or boiled) to strip the oils off so they're absorbent. Does your cover fit well?

Nicole - posted on 05/07/2009

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My go to diapers of choice is Wonderoos and Fuzzi Bunz hands down! I have tried a bunch of different brands but these last over night and also on long trips with NO LEAKS!

Alexandria - posted on 05/07/2009

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I agree each kid will have diapers that fit differently. My personal favorites are the FuzziBunz one size diaper. They haven't leaked yet. These are our over night Diapers and she wears them for 10-12 hours. During the day she wears Blueberries, or Happy heiny's. They leak on occation if they arent' changed early enough. Some stores will let you borrow diapers to do a trial to find the ones you like best.

Danielle - posted on 05/07/2009

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I found using a new folding method with the pre folds and the Bullet proof Thirsties cover was the best combo for my little one. I'll have to take some pictures to help me describe how I fold them It's a cross between the basic tri fold and the fanning method. A snappie holds it togeather and I find that it's a nice snug fit and can be customized to the size of the baby.

I get my cloth diapers at clothdiaper.com and my covers from diaperjungle.com those were the least expencive.

Sierra - posted on 05/06/2009

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I use pockets a lot. i change my 8 month old on average every 3-4 hours but not because he is sopping wet or leaky. just because i like him to be fresh. at night he goes 8-10 hrs straight in a pocket with two inserts. also I made him some bamboo/hemp fitteds that i use with the leak proof of all leak proof Thirsties covers!

so my favorites are my own pockets (ha ha) and Happy Heinys (not the prints, they are cotton and therefore, wick). if you go to Diaperpin.com they have a whole section where you can read reviews of the different brands. it's very helpful.

what kind of diapers do you have? i started with Dappis and i may as well have put my son in nothing for all they leaked!!

There are many good brands out there but the least leakiest styles, i think, are pockets and fitteds with a good cover.

Vilate - posted on 05/06/2009

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I hate to brag, but I think mine are practically bullet proof! Paired with a good wool soaker we haven't had any leaks yet! I also have tons of great feedback from my customers that say they love them and they work when nothing else will! You can see them here http://vilatesniftynook.etsy.com

Go with a good fitted that has hemp and bamboo, then a good wool cover and you will be good to go! Really!

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2009

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They are all different and different ones work best for different babies. The real thing to remember is they are going to have to be changed more often than in disposables. About every two hours. The bulkier the diaper usually, the more it will hold. So you can give up trimness for absorbency. I just make sure to change more often and if its a time when I can't, I double up the inserts. You can add in doublers to increase absorbency.



What kind of diapers did you buy?

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2009

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They are all different and different ones work best for different babies. The real thing to remember is they are going to have to be changed more often than in disposables. About every two hours. The bulkier the diaper usually, the more it will hold. So you can give up trimness for absorbency. I just make sure to change more often and if its a time when I can't, I double up the inserts. You can add in doublers to increase absorbency.



What kind of diapers did you buy?

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2009

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They are all different and different ones work best for different babies. The real thing to remember is they are going to have to be changed more often than in disposables. About every two hours. The bulkier the diaper usually, the more it will hold. So you can give up trimness for absorbency. I just make sure to change more often and if its a time when I can't, I double up the inserts. You can add in doublers to increase absorbency.



What kind of diapers did you buy?

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