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post #21 of 85

gDiapers. I like the compostable inserts well enough, but only with another cover. They get my vote for worst cover ever. The velcro just dies. the plastic falls apart, curls and is just plain cheap, they look awful... They are my absolute emergency back-up cover, and even then I just try to go without...

post #22 of 85


 

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The Babykicks I had was the previous version, looks like they've resolved the snap issue. But looking at it, i was reminded that the pocket opening is in the front, which sucks, IMO. If you have a girl, it may not make a difference, but not being able to get that insert all the way up in the front is a problem w my little fire-hose. I will say that i liked the fleece gussets, but not enough to overlook the rest. If you decide to try them, be sure to buy an extra insert.


Yeah, it doesn't sound like they're a good choice for us either then - I have enough diapers where the insert falls down at the front already!! Too bad because the fleece gussets intrigued me. :)

post #23 of 85
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gDiapers. I like the compostable inserts well enough, but only with another cover. They get my vote for worst cover ever. The velcro just dies. the plastic falls apart, curls and is just plain cheap, they look awful... They are my absolute emergency back-up cover, and even then I just try to go without...



I have two of these, and I have to agree. I want to love them. They're lovely and trim, and nylon (DS doesn't do well in PUL), and cute! But that velcro is practically useless, and when it comes unstuck from itself, it catches on the elastic waist and wrecks the fabric.

 

I use them because of the nylon and the flushable inserts, but I wouldn't buy more covers and when they die, I won't replace them. Sigh.

post #24 of 85

I tried kushies when ds2 was a baby.  used them once and never again,. 

post #25 of 85

Kushies ultra AIO (though I managed to resell them used for more than I paid for them? LOL) - they had no leg elastic/gussets

Smartipants pockets

Gerber prefolds

fuzzibunz OS (never fit quite right-leaked on my boys, though I preferred over the other one's I just listed.

knickernappies OS though they work alright, I just don't like the fit around the legs that much - prefer a tad stronger elastic - would never use on a EBF baby

swaddlebees - tried one of their fitteds used and it was horrible

MEOS(mother ease one size) 

MEAF covers (mother ease air flow) the fit sucked on both kids

sandies fitteds cuz they are too bulky and the bulkiness doesn't seem to help the absorbency

Proraps AIO - they work but they wear out fast and I don't like the velcro at all. Not very adjustable either.

Booroi covers. They won't block EBF poo that well and the fit just seemed weird. 

post #26 of 85

Pretty much anything one size.  Especially if the the size is adjusted by snaps. The fuzzibunz OS I don't mind, but all of my other OS dipes only get used at night. Just too much bulk, at least until babe is bigger.

 

A while ago, someone on this board pointed out that OS used through several sizes on several children would probably not last anyways. Better to buy sized pockets, and use them for a shorter period of time on more babies, and without the bulk!

post #27 of 85

Fuzzibunz - They kept leaking no matter what and had to be stripped all the time.

post #28 of 85
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It's a total no brainer, but Gerber prefolds! I cringe when I see someone buying them for cloth diapering because I hate to think that they might give up cloth diapering because of one awful experience with a really terrible diaper.

Ack! What's wrong with these? My mom bought me some of those.
 

post #29 of 85

They are very bulky and not very absorbent. They will work, but there are MUCH better prefolds out there.
 

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Ack! What's wrong with these? My mom bought me some of those.
 

post #30 of 85
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They are very bulky and not very absorbent. They will work, but there are MUCH better prefolds out there.
 


 

Ah, :/ My original intention was to use flats, anyways, so I could use more folds. Sorta figures. >.> Apparently my mom got the "toddler" size, according to the color-coding, so, I may not be able to use these right away then anyway.

post #31 of 85

grobaby/grovia. I LOVED these and then after like 9 months they are horrid and rough and I absolutely hate them. Huge waste of money.

 

I am a hybrid kind of girl all the way! (we use flip stay dry now and love them although they seem to stain quickly)

post #32 of 85

Which diapers will I never use again? One you said which ONE.....  LOL  I have a list of dipes that just totally did not function for us at all.

 

Fuzzi Bunz -- size & shape are really weird, always leaked.

BumGenius -- well , just the worst diapers we ever used!  Stinky, bad elastic, bad velcro, PUL wore out super fast, small for a OS, the squarish shape did not fit....

Happy Heineys -- leaked really bad, velcro always rubbed tummy.

Coolababy -- PUL de-laminated in about a month.

 

Honestly I do not even bother with ANY commercial diapers, only use my own or other WAHM.

post #33 of 85
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Which diapers will I never use again? One you said which ONE.....  LOL  I have a list of dipes that just totally did not function for us at all.

 

Fuzzi Bunz -- size & shape are really weird, always leaked.

BumGenius -- well , just the worst diapers we ever used!  Stinky, bad elastic, bad velcro, PUL wore out super fast, small for a OS, the squarish shape did not fit....

Happy Heineys -- leaked really bad, velcro always rubbed tummy.

Coolababy -- PUL de-laminated in about a month.

 

Honestly I do not even bother with ANY commercial diapers, only use my own or other WAHM.



These are the 4 brands of diapers in my rotation and I adore all of them!

 

I think every mom and every baby is going to have a little different experience with each diaper. It seems like most of these best/worst threads all have the same diapers with varying reviews. IMO, get a couple of the brands you are interested in and see which ones work or don't work for your family. thumb.gif

post #34 of 85
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These are the 4 brands of diapers in my rotation and I adore all of them!

 

I think every mom and every baby is going to have a little different experience with each diaper. It seems like most of these best/worst threads all have the same diapers with varying reviews. IMO, get a couple of the brands you are interested in and see which ones work or don't work for your family. thumb.gif


I totally agree!  I was thinking the same thing.  The size of your baby(s), the methods that you use to wash the diapers (temp of water, type of soap, dryer or line dry, length between washing) can completely effect a diapers performance.  Especially the size of your baby.

 

For example I've been using FB for 3 years and they've never worn out, or leaked and I haven't had to strip them!  They were used when I got them (old style FB) and they still look/work great.  I had a skinny baby/toddler/child and she fit those diapers for ever.  She's still in FB mediums for overnights (3yo).  My BG on the other hand look worn out, I've had to replace the elastic, etc.  They don't leak but they are worn.

post #35 of 85

Sugarpeas wool covers.  I have 2 different sizes and they fit small, elastic went on one after a couple of uses, and they are not effective covers at all.  I also wouldn't buy kissaluvs fitteds again.  They are bulky for how they absorb.  Happy Heinys, I have a few different types and they all suck for one reason or another.

post #36 of 85

I won't buy anything with aplix.  It starts looking too gross too fast.  (although my kawaii baby aplix is still hanging in there) 

post #37 of 85

Wickeez.   Awful....just awful

post #38 of 85

It's been said 100 times, but Kushies.  My step-mother used them about 16 years ago with my siblings and they seemed to be the only AIO available at the time (at least in our rural area).  So when I had my kids, they were the obvious and only choice.  I didn't know about buying online at the time, and they were the only ones I ever saw in stores.  They were always easy to find at Sears.  It didn't take long for them to develop a permanant smell, even after stripping them.  They lost their absorbancy very quickly.  And then started falling apart in the wash.  The velcro tabs were folded down before every wash, but still managed to develop a huge diaper chain in the washing machine, which wore away the diapers even faster.  And the RASHES, oh my goodness.  Because they absorbed so poorly, my daughter developed some terrible rashes that required a prescription cream to get rid of (I believe she ended up with yeast infections, if memory serves correct?)  I ended up going to disposables to save her little bum. =(  With the second baby, I purchased a set of Wonderoos which I LOVED, as they absorbed well, felt dry even after he peed, and grew with him from birth to potty training.  I was bummed to see that they don't sell them anymore, as I no longer have them.

 

I actually just bought a full set of GroVia's so I hope you're all wrong, and the new version doesn't suck as bad as the old one! =(  I had such high hopes for this system, as it will be a LOT easier on my septic system than AIOs or pocket dipes, given that there's less to wash.

post #39 of 85

re: the gerbers - it depends on which ones you get, the pf's that have a poly inner do not work at all, because uh, poly repels liquid, so it was brilliant design right? eyesroll.gif - The 100% cotton birdseye ones are okay.

 

I would never buy disposables again. Unless it was an real emergency. They stink horribly.

 

I had a BG 1.0 and it didn't work out well at all. I don't know if I'll try one of their new designs or not.

 

The sugarpeas wool covers were a real disappointment. As pp said, they run small, *really* small imo. And using them in the car was useless because of compression issues.

 

Also concur about the aplix issue. I have a lot of diapers in really good shape otherwise, but they don't work because they aplix is shot.

post #40 of 85

GroVia.   The insert is just weird and sits funny.  Also, she peed once and it leaked like crazy and pee was all over the cover.  I just don't get how you could ever reuse a cover without washing with a different insert.   So its basically an awkward pocket for us.

 

 

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