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post #101 of 116
x-posted in the diapering forum:

I've been sifting through soooo much info about diapers I think I've burned out more than a few brain cells. And I've started to drive my DH crazy...after telling him about these Happy Heinys I'm looking at he said something like, "but I thought you already decided on those furry cheeks...or kissy bums...you know the ones with the all-in-one organic snuggly gussets?"

Anyhoo- I'm considering buying a bunch of Happy Heiny Mini One-size diapers for our coming babe. I wanted to go straight to a one-size but after reading so much about how one-size diapers rarely fit newborns well, I thought these seemed a good option. But I haven't found many reviews on them.

Has anyone used these? Good points/ bad points? Know where to get a good deal on them? Is there a better alternative?
Help me end this diaper madness!

Thanks in advance for your wise input!

OH- and how many of these pocket dipes should I get?
I've read on websites varying information- that I'll need anywhere from 12-24 dipes doing laundry every day (which I tend to do anyway and don't mind at all). Which is it? 12? 15? 24? I don't have a dryer, but I hang my laundry outside here- constant sunshine, air so dry it sucks the moisture out of everything, and blazing heat for 9 mos of the year. So things dry REALLY quickly.
post #102 of 116
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Originally Posted by expat-mama View Post
x-posted in the diapering forum:

I've been sifting through soooo much info about diapers I think I've burned out more than a few brain cells. And I've started to drive my DH crazy...after telling him about these Happy Heinys I'm looking at he said something like, "but I thought you already decided on those furry cheeks...or kissy bums...you know the ones with the all-in-one organic snuggly gussets?"

Anyhoo- I'm considering buying a bunch of Happy Heiny Mini One-size diapers for our coming babe. I wanted to go straight to a one-size but after reading so much about how one-size diapers rarely fit newborns well, I thought these seemed a good option. But I haven't found many reviews on them.

Has anyone used these? Good points/ bad points? Know where to get a good deal on them? Is there a better alternative?
Help me end this diaper madness!

Thanks in advance for your wise input!

OH- and how many of these pocket dipes should I get?
I've read on websites varying information- that I'll need anywhere from 12-24 dipes doing laundry every day (which I tend to do anyway and don't mind at all). Which is it? 12? 15? 24? I don't have a dryer, but I hang my laundry outside here- constant sunshine, air so dry it sucks the moisture out of everything, and blazing heat for 9 mos of the year. So things dry REALLY quickly.
hehe...at least your dh knows sometime of name...my dh is just done hearing about it and could care less silly man...doesn't he understand the cute snuggly love that is a cloth diaper?
I hate to say this as well but a dear friend has a 1.5 yearold dd and she is still compulsivly buying diapers...hehe.
http://www.diaperpin.com/diapers/itemdetail.asp?ID=1736
I think the minis are the exact same as the regulars but just smaller. They seem like they would be a really great fit...
I do not know if you plan to nurse but if you do my experience is that dd pooped EVERY time I nursed her for the first 2months or so. So she went through 12-14diapers a day. I would think maybe 18-20 diapers would be good if you are washing daily.
good luck!
post #103 of 116
My husband is a SAHD. We agreed we wanted to do cloth before baby #1 was born, but after she arrived it just felt like too much. He has such a hard time managing to do any housekeeping at all . . . I shudder to think what would happen if he had to handle cloth dipes.

So we are not green at all with the diapers. With dd we used Huggies and with ds we used Pampers (dd's sensitive skin did not like the fragrance they put on Pampers). Ideally, we would use cloth, but it just isn't something we've been able to work out, and I've made my peace with that.

GL to all the ECing and CDing mamas!
post #104 of 116
Just had a thought...what about something like the goodmama newborn fitteds? for babies 5-15 lbs. They are a fitted so at night/naps/going out you would need a cover. They have a REALLY good resale value as well. From what I see the happy heinys are about 18 a piece and the goodmamas are 20...
post #105 of 116
We had 13 pocket diapers the first time we used them, with baby number 3, and then by baby number 4 we had 18. More diapers just means you can go more time without washing them. We just washed when we were down to a couple left, and they made one good load. Air dry the covers no matter what they tell you, they will last longer that way.
post #106 of 116
I got my nb prorap seconds in the mail today!! Yay!! I'm going to order Indian prefolds to go with and a couple dappi pants, and I think we'll be good for the nb stage.

I originally wanted to go directly to OS dipes, too, but since they don't fit well til abt 10 lbs, we're just going to do a batch of prefolds and covers at the beginning, then probably switch to the "real stash" of half OS dipes and half prefolds/flats in covers. So I guess I need snappis if we're going to have some pull-on covers.

Little Beetle has OS wool covers! How cool is that?

My dream stash (right now) 6 disana tie-ons, 6 babykicks OS hemp, 3 LB wool OS covers, some mom made covers and dappi pants, and then fill that in with a mix of pf/flats and "user-friendly" pocket dipes like the happy heinys. I'm aiming for 24-36 total, but I want a varied stash, not all one brand/style. But all one-size, that just seems more economical to me.
post #107 of 116
expat mama I was the same way with Dillon, it was sooo confusing! There are just so many kinds!

I really honestly think getting all of one thing before the baby is born is a bad idea unless it's prefolds, since those are pretty much one size fits all. If you go to the big diapering message board (not sure if I'm allowed to mention it here, LOL) for every 3 people you see who LOVE goodmamas or whatever, there is at least 1 who cannot get them to fit right and end up going with something else. My friend insisted on getting a full stash of Motherease AIO's, which worked for two months, then she switched to BG's, which worked for a while, then she switched to Cuddlebuns and covers. I had a variety from the beginning and was able to figure out first of all what I liked vs what everyone *told* me I was going to like, and second what would work with DS's body type.

I hate prefolds and pockets and fleece, love fitteds and PUL, like wool but only at home because of the bulk, and love AI2's but not AIO's. I wouldn't know any of that except I tried ALL of them, LOL. And some things, like pockets, I only dislike because my washer ended up hating them and the stink got ridiculous.

I think several diaper retailers have a variety pack where they send you an entire newborn stash and you have several of a bunch of things to try out. That sounds like an ideal solution to me, otherwise the "too many choices" thing overwhelms me.
post #108 of 116
I am just checking back in to tell you all that my order for Kawaii One-size snap pockets came in. They are nicer than I expected! I have sewn some of these before, so I know good stitching and quality fabrics. I think that these have both. I am washing up three of them and will test them out on my two year old overnight before I open the other 17 packages. I got a total of 20 diapers for $128 -- including shipping. If these work, I might cave in and get 10 more of the new bamboo minky ones she has. Not that I need more diapers, but these will round out my stash. I have hemp/cotton fitteds for newborns and 6-18 months along with prefolds for all ages and prefolds I converted to trainers. I haven't had any pockets and I think this will be a nice option.
post #109 of 116
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I am just checking back in to tell you all that my order for Kawaii One-size snap pockets came in. They are nicer than I expected! I have sewn some of these before, so I know good stitching and quality fabrics. I think that these have both. I am washing up three of them and will test them out on my two year old overnight before I open the other 17 packages. I got a total of 20 diapers for $128 -- including shipping. If these work, I might cave in and get 10 more of the new bamboo minky ones she has. Not that I need more diapers, but these will round out my stash. I have hemp/cotton fitteds for newborns and 6-18 months along with prefolds for all ages and prefolds I converted to trainers. I haven't had any pockets and I think this will be a nice option.
cool! I might buy some for backup.
post #110 of 116
I just wanted to let you all know that I just bought a babyology wool cover a few weeks ago and have been trying it out on DD. It works great! Absolutely no leaking at night and DD is a major peer at night. Anyway, I just ordered her another one and I plan on getting this little one a few too... actually I am thinking about going all wool with this one now. These woolies are amazing and the price isnt to bad either.
post #111 of 116
Wool is so amazing -- I agree! I'll have to check out the babyology ones. I think my next knitting project will be some cute wool shorties.
post #112 of 116
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Originally Posted by crbyard View Post
I am just checking back in to tell you all that my order for Kawaii One-size snap pockets came in. They are nicer than I expected! I have sewn some of these before, so I know good stitching and quality fabrics.
Ah great news. I ordered some too, plus the bamboo minky ones and some diaper covers. On the diaperswappers.com website these diapers have gotten great reviews. I actually ordered the bamboo minky ones and the covers on ebay where I caught a deal even better than what they offer on the website! They should be arriving any day now....

I got some new and nearly new cloth diapers from freecycle, plus I have about 8 prefolds my SIL gave me when dd1 was born. Can't wait for the covers to come though so I can put dd2 in them for nighttime. I've had enough of disposables.
post #113 of 116
So my bamboo minky Kawaii's arrived today. They are GREAT! I washed them out a couple of times and let the covers air dry, while the liners went in the dryer. I even used one of them on dd2 this evening. It worked GREAT. I am soooooo happy!
post #114 of 116
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Originally Posted by crbyard View Post
Wool is so amazing -- I agree! I'll have to check out the babyology ones. I think my next knitting project will be some cute wool shorties.
I am a new knitter, I am hoping I will get good enough to make a wool cover and longies!
post #115 of 116
I use Gdiapers, best of both worlds!
At home I use cloth inserts, and when we're out I use the disposable/flushable/compostable liners.

For the first few weeks I was scared of "tar poop" so I used disposables, but it wasn't too bad, so this next baby we will use Gdiapers from the start.
post #116 of 116
yay, surfacing! I am glad you like them. I am now a pocket lover. I tried them with my first and hated them. Now, though, with an older child, I am loving these! I am using them as overnight diapers right now since she is potty training during the day. They really do have a stay-dry feel and are so easy for diaper changes when you pre-stuff them out of the dryer. I am ordering up some of the minkys now.

Chase_mommy, diaper covers are the perfect project for improving your knitting skills. I actually learned to knit just so that I could make diaper covers. I would drool over everyone's homemade woolies on the diapering board and just had to make it work. I threw my needles across the room MANY times and gave up a couple of times before I finally committed and got it down. Now, I love to knit and look for challenging patterns. I totally self-taught through the website www.knittinghelp.com
Check it out. The little turtle knits diaper cover pattern and picky pants are great, by the way.
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