Hi all, I am new to the diapering forum! I have a daughter I cloth diapered part-time, 5 years ago. I used only BumGenuis 3.0 then. I have most of them left, and plenty of microfiber inserts, but the diapers themselves are pretty shot- mostly the velcro (but will certainly be in circulation when the time comes.) I'm expecting a boy in March and have some questions to get started again...
I don't *love* pocket diapers. I'm familiar with prefolds and flats, but I worry about absorbency or bulkiness to make the diapers hold enough for heavy wetters. Is that just the nature of the beast? Is hemp the best?
I've never had much practice with diapering boys, does it make a difference what kind you chose? Like do they leak in different places than girls, making certain styles or folds better/worse?
I may be interested in a few AIO for convenience, but not all the time use. I can't imagine spending more than $200 at a time, which is why I want to get some early! My sister used GroVia hybrids (I think-- the soaker snapped in kind), but they seem to only be velcro now. I did like those, but prefer snaps.
What are the best options and brands for a mom preferring (but open!) something not-pocket style, has snaps vs. velcro, ideally of the one-size variety? But not crazy bulky or too expensive, to make it a little easier ;)
Wow, I really feel like a crazy, overwhelmed pregnant lady today. I have researched, but I think it makes me a little crazier. Thanks in advance!