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I was looking at the Bum Genius Flips the other day, but now I'm sort of intrigued by the Organic One Size AIOs. Anyone use them? It seems that the biggest complaint about BGs is that the velcro wears...it seems like the snaps on these may make them close to perfect.
Bumping this b/c I have 3 BG organics and I can't figure out why people love them so much. After only a few months of wear, they're stiff and scratchy. Am I doing something wrong? I only wash in Charlies or Country Save and mainly air-dry these but have thrown them in the dryer to see if that helps. It doesn't. I'd like to get more use out of them but they seem too rough to be putting on my little guy's tenderest parts. Help?
I love these diapers! I have a few fuzzibunz also but the bg organics ( aios ) are my favorite. If yours are scratchy it could be they need an extra rinse or something- it kind of sounds like soap residue. I have been using mine since my son was four months old ( skinny baby) and ours are butter soft. We use ecos free and clear, and do a cold wash then a extra hot wash, with an extra rinse. The drying time is a little longer, but they are definitely worth it I think . :)
I struggled with stink in my dipes at first because I have an HE front loader. But now here's my routine:
1. Delicate wash to soak them and rinse away some pee and so forth, no spin so they stay good and heavy, thus tricking machine into using more water.
2. Tiny bit of Charlies or Country Save and hot heavy duty wash, rinse, spin.
3. Pour water in to soak everything again, sanitary wash (which is a 2 hour cycle!) on super hot, no detergent.
Since establishing this routine, all of my microfiber inserts which were the main source of the stink have been totally clean post-wash. So it would seem odd to still have soap residue in the BG organics after all of this. And the idea of sending them alone through another hot cycle seems so wasteful. Thanks for your suggestion, though. :(
Does anyone have issues with rashes from the waterproof cover? I am looking at switching back to CD'ing but am concerned with heat sensitive bottom on DS. Thoughts? I really like the BG organic AIO's but just concerned with this.
I have an he front loader as well- I just mentioned the soap residue because I am freak about stains and used to prescrub them with a tiny bit of detergent and then they would be a bit more stiff after drying- when I realized the sun takes stains out even better I stopped prescrubbing and they went back to being super soft ( they actually still look brand new ) :) Anyway, I dont know anything about Charlies soap cause that is not what I use. As for waste- I guess it might be ( my front loader is energy effecient though) but my son has extremely sensitive skin and I like to make sure everything is super clean so that his bum is comfy. :)