Your favorite cover?

Jen - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Wondering what your favorite diaper cover or wrap is?

PUL, wool, or both?

Brand?

Sized, or "one-size"

What diapers do you use under your cover - fitteds, prefolds, contours?

If prefolds, do you pin, snappi, semi-wrap, or lay inside folded in thirds?

Which seems most comfortable for baby? More convenient for you (but of course not ungodly uncomfortable for baby, you know what I mean!)

Best for at night?

Thanks!

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Jenny - posted on 10/16/2009

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My favorite when we were using prefolds was a prefold with a snappi and a bummis super whisper pant. we had the wraps from bummis too, but it seemed to dig into my son's pudgy tummy too much. When he sat in the pants, they didn't seem to cause irritation to his tummy (at least there weren't red marks like with the wraps.) hope that helps.

Jodie - posted on 09/08/2009

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My fav would have to be Pea Pods, Keira has had them since she was just one month old, she is now 11 months old and we are in mediums now, I can't begin to imagine how much $$$ we have saved, by not using disposables, let alone the land fill these create, disposable contain chemicals like chlorine, imagine that absorbing into your baby....

Anna - posted on 08/31/2009

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I love fuzzibunz. You can use them over prefolds or any kind of diaper. Wool is good too. Don't get ones with velcro - it wears out too fast.

Jen - posted on 08/31/2009

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Quoting Lesley:

I had been using chinese prefolds with a snappi and bummis SWW but right now I'm just folding his prefold in thirds and setting it in the wrap instead of using snappi's. This is quicker for me and since he doesn't have explosive bowel movements anymore it actually works. :) I'm using his NB prefolds with size medium wrap. I've finally figured out how to reduce the bulk!!



I do the same thing, but I'll fan out the back as if I'm going to pin, but then I just let the wrap hold it in.  I like how that looks better, and helps a bit with stray poo.  Although, the fold in thirds method is easier to clean poo off of, because there are no folds for it to run into.  If you know what I mean.  But I go for the looks depending on the outfit. 



That's a great idea to just use a size smaller prefold; lots of babies don't actually need all that cotton for how much they wet.  And if yo're not pinning, it would def work.



Thanks for your input!  I never had luck with the Bummis; the velcro didn't stick well to the laundry tabs and it would fold down into my baby's tummy and scratch her!  Must have babies with a different build.



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Lesley - posted on 08/31/2009

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I had been using chinese prefolds with a snappi and bummis SWW but right now I'm just folding his prefold in thirds and setting it in the wrap instead of using snappi's. This is quicker for me and since he doesn't have explosive bowel movements anymore it actually works. :) I'm using his NB prefolds with size medium wrap. I've finally figured out how to reduce the bulk!!

Jen - posted on 08/30/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

Thirsties are fantastic! We have been using the regular ones, but I just ordered and tried one of the new ones that expands for more than one size in a single cover and I cannot wait for him to grow a bit so it fits! They are the best price - $12.99 for a cover he can use twice as long? SOLD.



I have six of the Thirsties Duo Wraps and they ARE awesome.  I have two in diapers - a normally proportioned toddler, and a chunky thighed 9 month old.  I can adjust the rise snaps depending on what diaper they are wearing and depending on what child is using the wrap.  The colors are SUPER cute, better than the regular wraps.  I think.  It truly is a "trim-fitting" wrap to the point that I have to snap it out fully for the night time diapering (cotton velour prefold with cotton doubler - bulky, but it works!!)  It's not a perfect fit for my 9 mo old's chunky thighs and sometimes rubs my toddler wrong if I don't have it adjusted properly.  But that's a problem I've found with every cover, so it's my problem. 



I think my dream wrap, though, would be a trim-fitting, side snapping, one-size PUL cover, maybe with the sweet prints from Swaddlebees/Blueberry.  I've heard mixed reviews about the performance of the GEN-Y covers, I know they side-snap.



I wish I wish that Thirsties offered side snapping covers!  I just think they adjust so much nicer for the ever changing chunky thighs/skinny waist of my 9 month old. 

Jennifer - posted on 08/30/2009

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Thirsties are fantastic! We have been using the regular ones, but I just ordered and tried one of the new ones that expands for more than one size in a single cover and I cannot wait for him to grow a bit so it fits! They are the best price - $12.99 for a cover he can use twice as long? SOLD.

Marci - posted on 08/28/2009

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I use cotton chinese prefolds (Green Earth Textiles) with a Thirsties one-size cover. I use Snappi's to hold the diaper on. I really just wrap the diaper around and use the snappi to hold it in place. This seems to work out pretty good. However, my daughter leaks thru the front every single night. So I put a one size pocket diaper on her at night (Whamie) and that seems to help. She does seem pretty bulky but I have gotten so used to the size that when I hold a baby with a disposable on I think it feels like they aren't wearing a diaper at all. On my older child I use one size pocket diapers and that seems to work out great with him. The prefolds didn't seem very comfortable for him so I switched to those.

Jane - posted on 08/28/2009

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I use flat cotton diapers folded into thirds with a kushies diaper wrap on top. They work really well! I just unfold the back corners of the diaper once it is under baby's bum and fold the corners over each other and put the velcro wrap over top. The wraps are not too expensive, 8 or 9 dollars each and I have a bunch of them so I can just alternate covers with each change. The kushies wraps are great because they go from like 10 to 22lbs so they last a long time. I guess they are a bit bulky but that's ok...:)

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My favorite is PUL, brand? my own! i make my own fitteds, but we're going to use prefolds as well. for the prefolds, i'll probably use pins although snappis are cheap. most comfortable covers for baby are probably going to be wool, they're more breathable and not scratchy.

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Meaghan - posted on 08/28/2009

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Quoting Julie:

I love the PUL--Thirsties are my current fave!


Mine too!  We're using those over prefolds with an angel wing in the back.  No pins or snappi.  Don't have a special night routine yet as he's still up often enough that I change him at least once during the night.

Kayla - posted on 08/27/2009

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Wondering what your favorite diaper cover or wrap is?
PUL, wool, or both? PUL
Brand? Bummis super whisper wrap
Sized, or "one-size" sized
What diapers do you use under your cover - fitteds, prefolds, contours? All the above
If prefolds, do you pin, snappi, semi-wrap, or lay inside folded in thirds? I originally laid them inside folded into thirds now I use a snappi
Which seems most comfortable for baby? More convenient for you (but of course not ungodly uncomfortable for baby, you know what I mean!) I make my own now, but I bought a few AIO that should be here within the week :D
Best for at night? I made a few night time dipes (super bulky) but they hold well. They have three layers of terry and 2 layers of micro fiber
Thanks!

Amber - posted on 08/27/2009

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I like wool the best. Under them i use fitted and like they the best by far!! I get my diapers and covers from the pampered tush. Right now they are selling the cuest Twilight inspirered cover. its black with a red apple and says biten on the bum it to cute! If i needed a new cover i'd probably buy it myself

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2009

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I agree, i am also a cd addict, i have soo many different kinds.. but I do really like the motherease ones as well. The bamboo ones are really good, I dont use motherease one size, but I used the fitted ones on my newborn which is my third, and I find them to be fantastic and do not leak at all.

Julie - posted on 08/26/2009

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I use Bummis super whisper wraps and Mother ease(air flow and Rikki) I like the airflow better! All work very well.

I was always a pocket diaper user (Bum Genius and Fuzzi bunz) but I recently had another baby(#4) and desided I prefered prefolds on him, I also had a few NB fitteds I liked ..because I am a complete CD addict I baught some NB unbleached Motherease Sandys as well as Motherease one size and large Bamboo sandys and stay dry liners,bamboo liners and extra absorbant liners...and LOVE them all. I still use BGs or FBz at night because of they wick so well and keep baby feeling dry..but the Motherease system is proving bullet proof(no leakes what so ever) I am super impressed!

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2009

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I LOOVE bummis covers, any kind by them, same as wickez covers.

As far as diapers go, i love fitted and one size. I have a bunch of one sizes that are not to bulky at all!! Swaddlebees are fantastic for that!!!!!!!!!!!!

But as far as fitted goes, i definately love monkey doodlez for fitted, as they are not bulky in anyway and look super cute on my babies!! They also make them lined with bamboo which is super soft!

Elizabeth - posted on 08/26/2009

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My fave in order is wool, PUL, and fleece. Mostly I use wool for night, PUL when going out and fleece for staying at home. But have used all three for...all three. If you understood that. LOL



I make my own but have used Bummis Whisper Wraps when she was an infant and I was trying all the different brands and they worked as well as my own now. :)



I have never tried one-size anything because I have heard too many complaints and they look awefully bulky in the front. Mine are trim fitting and I like that feature. Oh wait I did have 1 one-size a long time ago and yeah it was bulky in the front but worked really well.



I almost always use fitteds. I tried a snappi and didn't like it at all. If using snap on covers non-snappi'd/pinned PF/contours work but not so much with pull-on covers. When I use PF in snap covers I just fold in thirds.



After 2 years of trying all different kinds and styles she hasn't seemed uncomfortable in any. For me any kind of AIO, AI2, or pocket is most convienent becuase I can just throw it on quickly.



I've used all the kinds and styles and absorbancies but my fave is a good fitted with wool cover. My fitteds are pocket style made of either knit/knit or knit/velour stuffed with 2 towel size knit, bamboo, or hemp prefolds.

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