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post #61 of 112
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I'm not sure about that- I just know that a lot of kiddos get bad rashes with synthetic fabrics. And I'm talking like...horrible rash with pustules that looked like pimples, it was really terrible! I stripped my diapers several times and changed detergents and nothing else helped, so I had to conclude it was the fabrics.

 

I have used original Tide, Charlie's, All free & clear, Arm & Hammer sensitive/free & clear?, and I think 7th generation as well.

 

I really like Charlie's powder, it cleaned the heck out of my washing machine the first time I used it I was like holy crap dude! I never had stink issues or buildup when I used it and I felt like it got everything super clean.

 

 

post #62 of 112

Yes, the "weeping" rashes. So awful! DD had that even with cloth. Therefor naked bum all summer! Charlies huh? Never heard of it but it sounds great! Ill keep that in mind! I think I used arm & hammer and borax? I cant remember now....lol.

post #63 of 112
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I think they sell it more at natural food stores and things like that? We have an "organic" grocery store called Earth Fare and that's where I get mine! It's $8 for a small bag, but it will last a LONG time because you only need a tiny bit for each wash.

post #64 of 112

I used Kissaluvs with a newborn and loathed them.  I found they were not absorbant in the last.  I actually liked the Happy Heiny pocket dipes, as I could stuff them and they were a bit trim.  I never recommend the patterned PUL though, only solid.  Love FCB diapers-fittend and AIOs.  Bottombumpers also give a great fit.  I am in the infancy of getting my diapers, but there are so many changes out there now.  Lots of my old favorites are no more.  I am also considering a local diaper service, but got to get past my prefold aversion.   I just think I must be doing something wrong when folding them.  They just come out so bulky. . .

post #65 of 112
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I hated Kissaluvs too! It's like putting a dishrag on a baby...not absorbent at all.

 

The new PUL they are using these days is a 1mm Poly laminated so it doesn't wick like the stuff they used to use. Sometimes the prints fade depending on the colors but I've never had a problem with it other than that.

post #66 of 112

Has anyone tried Kushies? My mom uses them for my 3yo brother but he's the first one she's used them for, so idk how durable they are... I like how easy they are to put on.

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Has anyone tried Kushies? My mom uses them for my 3yo brother but he's the first one she's used them for, so idk how durable they are... I like how easy they are to put on.



I've used them with my first.  With my 2nd, he was too thin and would pee out the legs, plus he rashed every time I put a cd on him, even though I stripped them, soaked them in vinegar, tried bleach, everything and he would rash every time.  So I went to sposies with him.  I sold my whole lot of Kushies 20 mediums and 20 larges for $90 to a friend.  She used them with her older and babe no problems.  Also, these were the AIO's. They did take a long time to dry because they are so thick, but they are extremely convenient and they held up well too.  There were a few small fray marks around the leg and velcro had a bit of piling on it, but for the amount of use they got and the roughness of being 90% dryer dried, they held up really well for the price.  I had bought them new in a lot off ebay.

post #68 of 112

Thanks, Mandy, that's good to know... It's just alot of money to put out at first, that's DH's issue with the AIOs, hopefully he will realize that what's easier for me will be best for everyone... winky.gif

post #69 of 112

I will be cloth diapering and must admit to being a tad bit overwhelmed.  I did cloth diaper my kiddos but I bought DS's diapers about 12 years ago and used them through DD.  Now I go looking for diapers and before there were a few fitted, AIOs, or prefolds, plus it seems like a lot fewer diaper companies.  Now it's all of those, plus AI2s, pocket diapers, diapering systems, seesh!  Plus the amount of brands seem to have grown massively, either that or I was missing something LOL.

 

My plan for this time around (subject to change) is prefold with a couple of fitted and maybe 2 AIOs for the NB stage, I just can't bring myself to spend a lot on diapers that are so quickly outgrown.  Once the baby is big enough to really use the OS diapers I'll start moving over to those and those I can make myself spend more on since they last so much longer.  I'm up to hearing suggestions on different OS diapers, including WAHM ones :).  A friend who thought about CD'ing but decided not to gave me a box of diapers from her Aunt with a bunch of different ones, like Bumgenius 4.0 and fuzzi bunz so I do have a couple to try out already.

 

 

post #70 of 112
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I hated Kissaluvs too! It's like putting a dishrag on a baby...not absorbent at all.

 

The new PUL they are using these days is a 1mm Poly laminated so it doesn't wick like the stuff they used to use. Sometimes the prints fade depending on the colors but I've never had a problem with it other than that.


I totally agree with this! I used them with my daughter and was really careful to thoroughly prep them so they'd be as absorbent as they could be...and she would be front-to-back soaking, wringing wet after a single pee. They were a joke. soft and cute, but a joke. :) About the best thing I can say about them is that they are readily available and easy to resell if you take good care of them. This time I am on the hunt for a similar style diaper but with a doubler, that is much more absorbent and am excited to knit up some soft wool soakers to put over them. I decided to have a couple of super absorbent ones for nighttime but just fitteds, at first. Then I will branch out once it's time to bump up to smalls/one-size diapers. I do love all in ones for going out and pocket diapers for nighttime. My 3yo still wears BumGenius one-size pockets at nighttime and it's cool that the same diaper will fit both of them.

 

the only question in my mind is how many newborn fitteds to buy as my babies haven't been tiny and grew like weeds. I am looking for gently used ones and buying a few at a time.

 

post #71 of 112
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I totally agree with this! I used them with my daughter and was really careful to thoroughly prep them so they'd be as absorbent as they could be...and she would be front-to-back soaking, wringing wet after a single pee. They were a joke. soft and cute, but a joke. :) About the best thing I can say about them is that they are readily available and easy to resell if you take good care of them. This time I am on the hunt for a similar style diaper but with a doubler, that is much more absorbent and am excited to knit up some soft wool soakers to put over them. I decided to have a couple of super absorbent ones for nighttime but just fitteds, at first. Then I will branch out once it's time to bump up to smalls/one-size diapers. I do love all in ones for going out and pocket diapers for nighttime. My 3yo still wears BumGenius one-size pockets at nighttime and it's cool that the same diaper will fit both of them.

 

the only question in my mind is how many newborn fitteds to buy as my babies haven't been tiny and grew like weeds. I am looking for gently used ones and buying a few at a time.

 


I put this in another post but I loved the NB organic Swaddlebee's fitted for the newborn stage & they lasted me longer than any of the other newborn diapers i had. I don't think they lasted to 16 lbs but i think he was 12 lbs & the only reason he outgrew them is because he has a really long rise. Kissaluvs are definitely not that absorbent, i had doublers but still...their Marvels are much better but rather bulky, their AIO aren't bad. I used to use pockets at night as well but then when he started getting a little older (3-4mo.) & started sleeping a little longer i ended up using Bububebe (B4s) & Holden's Landing Bedbugs fitted for nights at about 5mo, the B4 minky's have been great under wool for us. I tried Blueberry minkys with their combo hemp/microfiber inserts & the superdos in some other dipes I had & those did the best but still only lasted about 6-7hrs at best. Everything else leaked within 4hrs. Unfortunately you probably need like 16 newborn diapers or so just so you have time to wash them & dry them every day.

 

post #72 of 112

I didn't like the Kissaluvs either for the same reasons mentioned.  It was like just having those thick training underwear on them or something.  Cute, but not very workable for us.

post #73 of 112
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Most of mine are newborn Mutts, but I have some of the organic Swaddlebees too, and a couple of the Little Boppers newborn which seem to be bigger than the others. She also makes a size small which is "large newborn" and those are supposed to fit up to 15 lbs.

 

Oh and I'm getting some from Star Baby Designs, she's on hyenacart and Etsy.

 

GroVia just came out with a newborn AIO as well and I think I might pick up a few of those. The thing is if you get the popular diapers although they might be more expensive, they'll sell quickly on FSOT and you can get a lot of your money back so you can use it to buy your OS diapers or whatever else you need next :)

post #74 of 112

We'll be cding this little one as well.  I loved the Bummis organic prefold kit (BTW, our kit came with a few liners for the meconium so you can start using it right away) in the beginning and I also hand a sampler package with a few other diapers and then around 4ish months we switched to mostly pockets -  a mix of OS and sized Fuzzi Bunz and BumGenius for no particular reason other than they were on sale.  Even with our chubbier baby, they've both worked fine so no complaints and they've always been very simple for DH and the rest of our family, too.  I do prefer the FBs because of the snaps, but I haven't had a need to try the BGs with snaps so maybe I might feel differently once I do.  This time, I'm tempted to have more pockets from the start so all the diapers can be washed together if DS isn't out of diapers by then. I love the idea of a stash and a greater variety, but for me I find I get lazy with having to wash things separetly, etc. and it's not my weakness (carriers are).

 

I will say that I do usually use use a hemp or bamboo fitted at night with an Aristocrats cover though...

post #75 of 112
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You wash prefolds and pockets seperately? I always throw everything in at once, whether it's prefolds, pockets or fitteds!

post #76 of 112
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I didn't like the Kissaluvs either for the same reasons mentioned.  It was like just having those thick training underwear on them or something.  Cute, but not very workable for us.



Wow - I didn't have this experience at all.  I'm beginning to wonder if my daughter just never peed!

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I put this in another post but I loved the NB organic Swaddlebee's fitted for the newborn stage & they lasted me longer than any of the other newborn diapers i had. I don't think they lasted to 16 lbs but i think he was 12 lbs & the only reason he outgrew them is because he has a really long rise. Kissaluvs are definitely not that absorbent, i had doublers but still...their Marvels are much better but rather bulky, their AIO aren't bad. I used to use pockets at night as well but then when he started getting a little older (3-4mo.) & started sleeping a little longer i ended up using Bububebe (B4s) & Holden's Landing Bedbugs fitted for nights at about 5mo, the B4 minky's have been great under wool for us. I tried Blueberry minkys with their combo hemp/microfiber inserts & the superdos in some other dipes I had & those did the best but still only lasted about 6-7hrs at best. Everything else leaked within 4hrs. Unfortunately you probably need like 16 newborn diapers or so just so you have time to wash them & dry them every day.

 

Are the swaddlebee's an AIO or do they need a cover?  Thx.
 

 

post #78 of 112
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Are the swaddlebee's an AIO or do they need a cover?  Thx.
 

 

 

The ones she's talking about are fitteds and they need a cover :)
 

 

post #79 of 112
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The ones she's talking about are fitteds and they need a cover :)
 

 


Thank you.  thumb.gif

 

post #80 of 112

We cloth diaper!  We used Kissaluv fitteds with 3 covers plus one wool cover for night use.  They worked really well in containing mess and wet.  My big babe outgrow them though in the first three months or so...  Boo!  But they were great while they fit him.  After doing a diaper trial through "the natural baby" we chose the bumGenius 4.0.s  They are so cozy and convenient.  The only downside to these are that they require us to put Kell into HUGE sized clothes.  I had him in 24 months shorts and he's 5 months this Friday.  Yikes!

 

Also, like someone said earlier, the first week of life we used disposables that we received as baby shower gifts (um...thanks, friends...?).  Although at the time I was annoyed we received so many Pampers, the earlier poster was correct in that doing the laundry will be the last thing you want to do that first week.  (And we didn't have anyone lined up to do it for us.)

 

So despite the few caveats we are definitely committed!

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