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post #21 of 77
I did g-diapers the first time around and didn't like them. I liked the IDEA of them but just ended up using them as covers with a prefold on laundry day when I was doing bum genius pockets. With my foster baby I discovered thisties covers with their duo inserts. I recommend those if you are looking to try cloth since they are so easy, less bulky than prefolds and maybe less intimidating. With that said, I am LOVING the prefolds with the covers, especially the flip covers. Kalista, you should try those too in addition to the thirsties.

By the way, if anyone is interested, I have 3 boy colors thirsties duo size 2 aplix covers that I only used for 4 months with my foster baby. Anyone interested? I can make you a deal.

Also, I am so scared of trying out my wool covers. I have the two I knitted and one Disana (which is too big since I planned to use it later). I still need to lanolize but how will they hold in the wetness?!
post #22 of 77
Tde
The wool covers I have made work great unless he is asleep for a long time in one position (hah, like that happens) and then I get compression leaks. His clothes/bedding and my clothes get damp, but the cover feels fine.
I have three ive been rotating around- mainly because I can't seem to master the flats fold for containing poo so one is always drying.
I can't use them at night because they leak.

Anyone else using wool, do you think knitting in a double strand in the high-wet areas would help compression leaking? What do you do for this? More diaper layers?
post #23 of 77
Thread Starter 
I'm intrigued by the flip covers, especially since it seems you can use gmd prefolds with them. I ordered an assortment of bummis and thirsties to try out and figured we'd get more if whatever we liked best (I'm really only rotating they 3, and washing 2 every other day, and wiping down as they get damp and smelly). So far the bummis super brite is the fav, but the thirsties are good too. The bummis is a NB size which is why we like it, it fits just a bit better than the thirsties so far. The both have leg gussets which I really like. The other bummis that we'll move into when she is bigger don't have gussets, not sure how that will be. I'm thinking I'll try the flips now too before I expand my collection. Any others you all love? I would like to try wool but I'm scared! And they're so expensive.
post #24 of 77
Wren, have you considered adding a felted piece to the leak zone? Knit an oval, felt it in the wash, then add it as a second layer. I'd stitch it on so it doesn't move rather than just place it in the cover. I've used double strand before but it didn't help close the gaps, only smaller needles do that for me.

I've never used Flip covers but hear about them a lot.

Talldarkeyes, have you considered seeing your own wool longies using an adult sweater? I got some super soft merino and cashmere sweaters at mine for $2.50 each and turned them each into a pair of wok shorties and longies. I found the pattern on google.
post #25 of 77
Thanks for that idea Chipi, I'll try that.

I was also thinking about felting a whole cover to see if that helps, I have a ton of scrap yarns that could easily make the worlds ugliest felted cover for an experiment.

Had anyone used this pattern?
http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/pdf/wool_diaper_cover_en.pdf

It uses roving, but I'm not familiar with the term 'puck of roving', so I'm not sure what they are talking about. Seems like it would make a nice bulletproof cover.
post #26 of 77
Rainbow nurse- we used lawsuits for a while with Weston. They were ok. Not my favourite by any means but we were broke and the price was right!

Wrenmoon- on ravelry I saw a pattern for an add in around the crotch area that could be added to any soaker pattern. I haven't tried it yet but it looks interesting. I'll try to find the link b
post #27 of 77

our bummis covers don't have leg gussets, and we've never had a leak with them

post #28 of 77

posted as Elliott had the biggest poop ever (dubbed poop-meggedon by Chris.) the poop actually soaked through the prefold. He was on his side the whole time, in my lap. 

post #29 of 77
Thread Starter 
Any tips for cloth diapering while out and about, and what to have in the diaper bag? We had our first outing (to the pediatrician) since being in cloth diapers and it seemed like so much more stuff to bring, I guess since I wasn't going to throw anything dirty away and needed to find a way to bring it home. I don't have a diaper bag yet, I was waiting to see what I might really need before getting one so I just used my timbuk2 messenger bag. I think it was just too small for what I needed. What do you all use for a diaper bag for cloth diapering, and do you keep a diapering emergency kit in the car so you don't have to schlep so much around? Thanks!
post #30 of 77

I have an old Timbuktu messenger bag and have thought it would be perfect for a cloth-diapering bag because it is such a practical waterproof material. I have been using sposies for excursions (because I got some packs as gifts and why not use them). I have to say it's a lot easier to use sposies on the road.

post #31 of 77
I am leaning towards disposables when out too. I got there because I wanted to go on a walk yesterday, and thought I might be a while if I stopped at some local stores or for a drink at a coffee shop. So then I figured I'd just stick a few things in my purse since it was a short jaunt... And realized there's no such thing as just a few things for a short jaunt with cloth. Wet bag plus bulky cloth diaper plus cloth wipes simply didn't fit in my purse.

For our "real" diaper bag for day-long outings I have a Fisher Price backpack I am really liking. http://m.toysrus.com/skava/static/product.html?type=TRU_product_us&url=%2Fproduct%2Findex.jsp%3FproductId%3D12763918&domain=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toysrus.com

The only downside to it is that it's not big enough to also fit my purse things, so I am debating getting a bigger, girlier one and letting this be the one my DH carries when he has her or when we are together.
post #32 of 77
I use disposible wipes but keep 2 pocket diapers in my diaper bag. Unless I was going to be gone all day I feel pretty safe with just those. In the case of being gone all day, I would just keep a bunch of clean ones in the car.

This is my diaper bag, though in a different print. I noticed a lot of cloth diapering mama's had it and it has lots of pockets plus room for just my stuff. http://www.amazon.com/JJ-Cole-Diaper-Black-Magnolia/dp/B004FPYFWA/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1377269698&sr=1-1&keywords=diaper+bag Overall I really like it.
post #33 of 77
We use disposables when traveling but pocket diapers work really well for outings, all stuffed and ready to go quick like.
The downside is that nothing is grosser than finding a dirty diaper that was forgotten in the diaper bag for a week. No really. Nothing.

We use a hiking day pack for a diaper bag, as the littles get older there are tons of pockets for water bottles and snacks and the big section holds extra clothes, diapers, carrier etc and my purse if need be. And DH can feel all manly carrying it.
post #34 of 77
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Originally Posted by rainbownurse View Post

Once he gets bigger and needs snaps, I'm thinking about getting Kawaii covers, anybody use them?

 

I have 4 that I've never used and looking to sell if you are interested.

 

Harmonious- I've never used flip but have some planetwise and weehuggers AI2 which have a similar design to flip except with leg gussets. I really like them. I stuff with a orange gmd prefold. I do get poop on the cover though... the trim fit and cute design outweighs that negative though. Hopefully I dont kill my covers by washing every day =/. It takes a while to dry so I do usually put it in the drier on low. 


Edited by inconditus - 8/23/13 at 8:56am
post #35 of 77

we use a dadgear diaper backpack (great for baby wearing) and have planetwise medium wet bags for dirty diapers. The diaper bag keeps everything, and has room for small grocery trips and my wallet. 

http://www.dadgear.com/products/2/Red-Retro-Stripe

http://www.planetwiseinc.com/Planet_Wise_Wet_Bags_39_subcat.html

post #36 of 77
I finally found what works! After weeks of leaking diapers and damp clothes from wool covers and spraying old diapers with the hose and so much laundry and needing to repair elastic in old ones and pinning/not pinning
Finally! I have covers that work with a fold that works that didn't cost a trillion dollars.

I had to share this here because I tried to tell DH and he...tried to be enthusiastic but wasn't thrilled enough to satisfy me.

Aren't y'all dying to know about my diapers??
Ok I'll tell you.
Econobum covers with flats folded oragami-no pins just wing wrapped across the front and snapped up. I just started giggling a little while writing that.

At night I double the flat, and while its like having a paperback book in the kids diaper it has not leaked yet and works from 10-7. That's right. Say goodby to full bedding, clothing, diaper changes three times a night. I have been to hell as am back again.

I'm so happy. Le Sigh. Thanks for listening now back to your regularity scheduled programming of baby wraps and sleeping/not sleeping littles...
post #37 of 77
Thread Starter 
Congrats! It is nice to have a place to share these things that the hubs just can't get excited about wink1.gif
post #38 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrenmoon View Post

I finally found what works! After weeks of leaking diapers and damp clothes from wool covers and spraying old diapers with the hose and so much laundry and needing to repair elastic in old ones and pinning/not pinning
Finally! I have covers that work with a fold that works that didn't cost a trillion dollars.

I had to share this here because I tried to tell DH and he...tried to be enthusiastic but wasn't thrilled enough to satisfy me.

Aren't y'all dying to know about my diapers??
Ok I'll tell you.
Econobum covers with flats folded oragami-no pins just wing wrapped across the front and snapped up. I just started giggling a little while writing that.

At night I double the flat, and while its like having a paperback book in the kids diaper it has not leaked yet and works from 10-7. That's right. Say goodby to full bedding, clothing, diaper changes three times a night. I have been to hell as am back again.

I'm so happy. Le Sigh. Thanks for listening now back to your regularity scheduled programming of baby wraps and sleeping/not sleeping littles...

 

 

I love this!  thanks for sharing!  we've been doing disposables at night (and during the day the last two weeks, while we're being treated for thrush), but I'm going to give this a try!  well, I'll try doubling the origami fold - we've been using pull-on covers that do a good job of containing things.  Oliver's also been holding his poops 'til the morning, and the last couple of nights he hasn't peed much before 7 either.  glad you guys found something that works!  and I understand wanting someone else to really share your enthusiasm.  dads don't always get it, do they?

:joy:joy:joy:joy

enthusiasm!!!

post #39 of 77

Awesome!! I love my CD even more now that Jaya is big enough to fit into her OS pockets. I stuff them full and no diaper changes at night. We used to do sposies at night since I have so many of them (stupid amazon new member special) but I hate leaving her in one for more than a few hours so I changed a lot through the night. We still do sposies while we are out but I'm starting to just put her in thick cloth unless it's an all day thing. Also considering just using hybrids when out. I really don't like sposies. Makes her butt all red even with cream :(

post #40 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrenmoon View Post

I finally found what works! After weeks of leaking diapers and damp clothes from wool covers and spraying old diapers with the hose and so much laundry and needing to repair elastic in old ones and pinning/not pinning
Finally! I have covers that work with a fold that works that didn't cost a trillion dollars.

I had to share this here because I tried to tell DH and he...tried to be enthusiastic but wasn't thrilled enough to satisfy me.

Aren't y'all dying to know about my diapers??
Ok I'll tell you.
Econobum covers with flats folded oragami-no pins just wing wrapped across the front and snapped up. I just started giggling a little while writing that.

At night I double the flat, and while its like having a paperback book in the kids diaper it has not leaked yet and works from 10-7. That's right. Say goodby to full bedding, clothing, diaper changes three times a night. I have been to hell as am back again.

I'm so happy. Le Sigh. Thanks for listening now back to your regularity scheduled programming of baby wraps and sleeping/not sleeping littles...

 

SO AWESOME! I felt the same way when Elliott was big enough for his sunbaby diapers.

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