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post #21 of 30
I am wondering about the 17% polyester in the Babykicks fitted..i thought completely avoiding polyester was important for breathability..anyone try these and have issues? Sounds like people using them also use wool so i would think theyd be aware of the potential. I know sometimes a small amount of something can be okay but then again not. I see it as a risk. Sometimes i try to find out exactly where the "culprit" is in the fabric, if its just spread evenly everywhere or perhaps just at the elastic part? I also noticed they said said those fitteds will shrink, meaning initially? My experience with hemp in general is that it does shrink, and lose a little shape at the same time, almost loosening up the fibers, AND needing to NOT be washed in warm/hot, which worries me for diapers. Why is this so confusing smile.gif? Maybe its just me.
post #22 of 30
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I am wondering about the 17% polyester in the Babykicks fitted..i thought completely avoiding polyester was important for breathability..anyone try these and have issues? Sounds like people using them also use wool so i would think theyd be aware of the potential. I know sometimes a small amount of something can be okay but then again not. I see it as a risk. Sometimes i try to find out exactly where the "culprit" is in the fabric, if its just spread evenly everywhere or perhaps just at the elastic part? I also noticed they said said those fitteds will shrink, meaning initially? My experience with hemp in general is that it does shrink, and lose a little shape at the same time, almost loosening up the fibers, AND needing to NOT be washed in warm/hot, which worries me for diapers. Why is this so confusing smile.gif? Maybe its just me.

 

I was concerned about the polyester in the Babykicks as well. I have hard water which doesn't work so well with polyester. It might be fine with soft water though. I would check your water hardness, just google it for your area and you should find info on it.

post #23 of 30

The rise doesn't fit much past 9-10 months (but my kids are big), but we love Jamtots hemp fitteds. They have a little pocket that you can stuff an extra doubler in to for overnights. We used Aristocrats overnight over the Jamtots for as long as we could!

My favorite fitteds are sugarpeas. I love the kissaluv0s, but find the absorbency is completely crappy in the 1/2/3s. The only problem with sugarpeas is that they wear thin after awhile. I find two kids are the max for them. After three kids, they don't have much left to them! I'm going to have to get new ones for our next kiddo.

Our favorite wool covers are Imse Vimse. So awesome. Super trim, do the job really well, and very easy to adjust. Love them. There have been a few recycled wool covers in our diapering days that were awesome too.

For awhile, we had transitioned almost completely to pockets/AI2s, but it didn't take that long before I realized that fitteds and wool covers are my absolute favorite combo. Ever. Sold most of our diapers and are back to Sugarpeas with ImseVimse, and honestly wouldn't change a thing.  

post #24 of 30
Is there a major difference in a fitted made with hemp vs just cotton(which is my only other choice i assume)? Is it just perference? Does hemp really absorb more , or is it a sustainability thing? I know it can be warmer, stronger cloth, but thought it doesnt wash well in warmer water (shrinkage?). Too many choices so confusing. I wish there could just be a handful that fit well! I am so worried about the rise or legs not being right, why cant the companies make it fit?! I am not the kind of person to make last minute desicion, i just want the most vesatile choic so i can relax in being able to count on something.

I tried looking up JamTots, i saw it has no polyester smile.gif, but all i could find was " Jamtots Eezi fold fitted" or something, is this it? The jamtots website didnt have any pictures or links under prefolds/fitted catagory, maybe this means they are out? I am just fed up with the amount of time this takes on my little tiny internet greensad.gif, i am glad i have internet now but everything takes SO long like 30 -40 minutes to figure one thing out,, i hope it gets easier, because i have so many more decisions to make.
post #25 of 30
And, is there really going to be a fitted out there that is made to hold up past two children? Or is that about average? I cant believe i am even asking this, with the amount of stress all this is causing me i doubt i will survive having just one child, too much stress for me!
post #26 of 30
Fitteds are also made out of bamboo often. Any absorbant material works really.


Here's a guide for if you're overwhelmedd: https://www.nickisdiapers.com/Imagine-Baby-Products_bymfg_89-1-1.html
post #27 of 30
I also look into diaper rentals like at Jillians Drawers or Kissed by the Moon. That way you can try out different types of cloth diapers to figure what you like best.
post #28 of 30
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I tried looking up JamTots, i saw it has no polyester smile.gif, but all i could find was " Jamtots Eezi fold fitted" or something, is this it? The jamtots website didnt have any pictures or links under prefolds/fitted catagory, maybe this means they are out? I am just fed up with the amount of time this takes on my little tiny internet greensad.gif, i am glad i have internet now but everything takes SO long like 30 -40 minutes to figure one thing out,, i hope it gets easier, because i have so many more decisions to make.

It's exactly that! You can get them from other companies too though - try searching for the name plus your country or state...

post #29 of 30

I know there are so many choices. It is confusing and not just you.

 

Hemp does absorb more, by a fair bit. It also does not leak when squished, which is very handy. The down sides are that it does not absorb super quickly (so it is mixed with cotton in prefolds & fitteds, and used under microfiber in pockets) and can get hemp stink (easily fixed with a wash with baking soda and a vinegar rinse). Mine has always washed well in warm and hot.

 

Cotton and hemp shrink up and become more absorbent in the first few (up to 10) washings, called prepping, but are size stable after than. All good quality cloth diapers, plan for that.

 

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Is there a major difference in a fitted made with hemp vs just cotton(which is my only other choice i assume)? Is it just perference? Does hemp really absorb more , or is it a sustainability thing? I know it can be warmer, stronger cloth, but thought it doesnt wash well in warmer water (shrinkage?). Too many choices so confusing. I wish there could just be a handful that fit well! I am so worried about the rise or legs not being right, why cant the companies make it fit?! I am not the kind of person to make last minute desicion, i just want the most vesatile choic so i can relax in being able to count on something.

 

The polyester in the BK fitteds is a mesh base that the cotton/hemp velour/terry loops are built on. Very breathable and there for durability. My BKs are three years old and showing their age, but they have at least another kid in them, probably two. One reason I bought them is that the leg elastic (which usually goes first) is easy to replace. I also love them because it has been easy to adjust them for my tiny waist, big thigh kids.

 

I agree that diaper rentals or trials are a great way to see what works for you.

post #30 of 30
For those of you who have used both GMD workhorse fitteds and Kissaluv kissa fitteds, which did you prefer?

First time mama here, and I'm trying to get my stash built up before this LO comes. I bought 1 of each, and the kissas are cuter, but the workhorses feel like they would be more absorbent. Would love some stories of how they compared to help me know which to buy more of (I'm planning on buying 20+).

TIA!
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