Despite the horrible reviews, Kushies actually worked on my daughter, especially at the top end of the given weight range--and then became one of the trimmest diapers she had.
Diapers I won't buy again:
Any WAHM diaper--every brand I've tried has been super cute, but leaked horribly. Even the WAHM training pants I've bought have sewing issues, and they are from two different etsy stores.
Rumparooz--love the prints, hate the puffy-butt fit, and when the diapers had KNOWN issues, it has hella hard to get a replacement.
g-diapers-the plastic insert is....ridiculous.
bumessentials-could never get a good fit on my daughter
GroVia all in ones: I'm a sucker for the super cute prints, but the one-size diapers are TINY and I absolutely hate side snaps. And the soaker is awkward.
Softbums-the Echo shell print faded, the insert is awkward and really didn't work for a tall toddler--I can see how it would work folded for a smaller baby. The Omni style wicks, everytime.
Another cd item I won't ever buy...cd detergent. I tried most of them: Rockin Green, Country Save, Tiny Bubbles, Mountain Green Free and Clear, Lulu's, Ruby Moon, Crunchy Clean. Ended up with stink and bad ammonia within days. Was stripping every month and doing a super complicated wash routine, using tons of water. At my wits end, I tried Tide in August and the dipes have been stink and ammonia free since then. Haven't even contemplated stripping the diapers in 8 months now. Using far less water, my wash routine is just a push of some buttons and ONE cycle rather than me running the wash 3 times, standing around adding extra water to the load, dropping wet towels in.... The nasty chemicals in Tide actually work to CLEAN the diapers!
Edited by desertgirl01 - 4/12/11 at 8:42am