Which brand?, currently using Pea Pods..........

Genevieve - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )




Hi all, we are currently using Pea Pods, which worked brilliantly at the beggining of my son's life, however now that he is 11 1/2 months I am finding that they only last 1 hour. Can anyone recommend a brand of cloth nappies that a good for an older baby boy who is a big wetter?



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Ange - posted on 07/29/2011




i use pea pods for my little girl, she is 6 months now, and at first had the problem of leakage now with a tini bit of washing liquid and no fabric softener they work great. i used them for my 2 yr old son and had a problem with them leaking and getting a rash inbetween the thighs so i started using the bigger size, large, on him and i can get a much better fit so he doesnt leak any more, they do need to be changed more often than disposibles i get on average 3hrs a nappy

Bridie - posted on 11/08/2009




I used pea pods and they sucked. I'm in NZ so I use snazzipants fitteds, prefolds and bummis covers which all work awesomely. I find prefolds are really cheap and easy to use with boosters during the day while fitteds with a booster work overnight. I'll be using them on my new baby too when he gets here. GL :)

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I am from Australia as well and I had some Pea Pods for my son. They don't fit that great. I had no issues with asorbency, but the fit was awful for him, he has chunky thighs. As well, once he started crawling, the liner was wriggling all out of place. Awful.

I use Itti Bittis. I LOVE them. My boy is a heavy wetter, but these work well. And you can get extra snap in boosters which make them last longer. At least an hour and a half with a massive wet. They are trim fitting and fairly economical to buy.
I highly recommend them. They are also gorgeous.

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I have bum genius and absolutely love them. They rarely leak, but my baby is only 4 months too! They come with a single insert, and also a double insert. The double insert works great for overnight, or if she is wetting a lot.

Bryoni - posted on 11/04/2009




I would recommend Motherease - even use them at night, used from 3 months to nearly 2 years (still using them) - plenty of room for boosters.

Dana - posted on 11/01/2009




I also agree with Bum Genius....they're great! Fuzzy Bunz are great too, they are similar to Bum Genius. If I want my daughter to go a bit longer, I just stuff in a hemp or bamboo liner with the micro-fiber insert that goes in the pocket. You can get some pretty thin bamboo liners, and they really do soak up a lot of liquid!

Holly - posted on 10/30/2009




I agree with the bum genius! i love them. I have also heard fuzzi bunz are good too. I do like the traditional 3 fold chinese cloth diaper with the ProRaps diaper cover. They really have made cloth diapering easy!

Kristy - posted on 10/30/2009




hi genevieve, just a suggestion maybe you are using too much detergent when washing your peapod nappies???
here is a page to help with care of them:
try puting them through a rinse cycle in your machine without detergent and see if that helps with them...
please let me know how you go as im considering buying peapod nappies as im currently using disposables.
Kristy :)

Pattie - posted on 10/27/2009




I love my all in one Bum Genius! So easy and they grow with your child! It doesn't get easier (or cheaper) than that!

Genevieve - posted on 10/24/2009




Thanks all. I will check out the Baby Beehinds and the Bambino Mio's. As I am in Australia I guess I'll start with those 2. Thanks all for your advice.

Hannah - posted on 10/21/2009




I absolutely LOVE Bambino Mio- they are prefolds in a velcro wrap, and for heavy wetters you can fold the inner around a booster pad. I used them on my eldest daughter and have dug them out again for my second who is now 3 months. I always found them to be great, but don't know if there will be a difference in using them on a boy?

Vilate - posted on 10/21/2009




I only have my diapers as a reference. you can see them here if you like http://niftynappy.com

but for a heavey wetter I would suggest a nice fitted made with hemp and/or bamboo and then a wool cover to put over that. the wool is a great buffer and will give you some leigh-way in when you HAVE to change him. I have more wool info on my webpage too, if you have any questions.

Carly - posted on 10/21/2009




A friend gave me a Pea Pods as a gift and to be honest, I was far from impressed with the performance. We are using Baby Beehinds. We use the all-in-ones for childcare and we use bamboo fitteds + PUL cover for home. Very happy with both options, but then I don't consider my son to be a "big" wetter. He's 16 months.

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