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post #21 of 77
Oh I just thought of one! when a soaker is too short.. as in it doesn't come up over her privates .. can't imagine having a boy and dealing with that *L*.. it's bad enough with a girl. If you have a diaper with a 16 inch rise, why put an 11 inch soaker in there and snap that thing high up into the back?.. it's obviously not going to be long enough. Yes.. this one is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. I've had to make new soakers for more diapers than I can count for that reason.. sort of defeats the purpose of buying it *L*.

Amber
post #22 of 77
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Originally Posted by Butterflymom
When I don't have paypal to buy more diapers.... :
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I also hate...

Most front snaps, they usually drop horribly. I hate when the front of the diaper pooches out. DS is a heavy soaker and the last thing I need is a diaper that doesn't stay against him. That's why I love side-aplix, Ii can always get a snug fit across the tummy.

Front snap in soakers on AIOs. Okay the wings have to lay between the baby and the soaker... and with a boy the front of the soaker gets saturated and then it wicks out onto the wings of the AIO. Especially if its a cotton outer.
post #23 of 77
I hate when the legs are too big, mostly on covers this is an issue for me. I guess my baby has skinny legs, and a skinny tummy actually. He still fits in newborn and smalls and he's 14 lbs 11 oz!

Jenny
post #24 of 77
I also hate diapers that take a long time to dry, I have several like that. My Under the Nile is the worst, it literally never dries with the others no matter how long I put them in the dryer or hang them outside. I have to flip it over the changing table edge to dry. Plus, the snaps are all breaking on it. Has anyone else had that problem? The sad thing is that I actually do like how the diaper fits.

Jenny
post #25 of 77
Thread Starter 
Wow, my DS is 3 months old and about 16.5 lbs and is outgrowing his size 1's and mediums!
post #26 of 77
quick ? for those who said they hate when the snaps on both sides are not snapped the same, ie. one side is on the tightest snaps and the other side isn't.

how else would the diaper fit as your child grows? i expect my kids to have uneven snaps from time to time because they grow and the dipes don't grow with them. so, since they get bigger you have to have the snap placement move. since most kids don't grow overnight i would expect that one side would need to change before both sides would.
i guess this never really bothered me.

i hate wing droop, that would be my biggest pet peeve (sp?)
post #27 of 77
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Originally Posted by AugustLia23
Wow, my DS is 3 months old and about 16.5 lbs and is outgrowing his size 1's and mediums!
That's my ds exactly too! I think so much of it just depends on build. When they're chubbier through the thighs and have longer rises (like my ds), they don't fit in the smaller sizes. My dd used to be so petite that she could still fit in some smalls even when she was 20+ lbs because her thighs and waist were so small and she has a short rise. I thought she'd be in mediums forever. She had a recent growth spurt though and finally wears larges. Anyhoo, that's why I don't like to go by weight for diapers, actual measurements are way more accurate.
post #28 of 77
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Originally Posted by tippytoes26
oh man.. I have a list.. I'm very picky

exposed snaps for the snap in soaker.. what's up with this? I know it takes more time to make sure the snaps are covered, but I really like covered snaps and it's not THAT much more time consuming is it?.

exposed snaps at all.. SO many very hyena diapers have exposed snaps. I just do NOT get this. Some of them don't bother my dd.. and some do. But, if I"m paying $15-$25 for a fitted and more for an AIO, I EXPECT the snaps to be covered and usually won't buy more if they aren't. I won't name names, but probably 75% of the hyena diapers out there have exposed snaps and it boggles my mind.

tight back elastic. Prorpas and one brand of pocket AIO's are too tight on my dd.. leaving harsh red marks.. bad bad bad.. especially when it doens't NEED to be that way.

diapers that don't seem to be well proportioned. Like, my dd can't wear a medium FB because they leave red marks on her legs. The funny part is, her thighs are 11 inches which isn't so big really since she use to have 13 inch thighs. Yet, the waist of a med. FB is on the thightest setting. seems a little odd to me.

Diapers with three snaps on each wing usually have a lumpy fit.. You are suppose to snap the far wing snap on the last front panel snap, then snap the others accordingly. It just doesn't work for us because it makes the front panel not lay flat. Not sure if that makes sense or not. Granted, i haven't tried them all.. but I've tried a few and all were the same.

Really really wide soakers bother me. A prefold is fine becaus they sort of comform. But a hemp fleece soaker that is six inches wide and 6 layers thick is surely uncomfortable.

Side snap diapers that don't fit the same snap on the upper snaps and the lower snaps. This, of course, depends on a baby's shape, but ss that fit the same settings I love.. and those that don't, I dislike and we're going more for side aplix lately for this reason.

Anything not quick dry just irritates me to no end.



Wow.. my list is very long *L*. we sort of found what works for us and stick with it for the most part but those are some of the things that I get peeved about.. and most are reason enough for me to sell and move on... not all.. but most.
Let it all out mama :LOL
post #29 of 77
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Originally Posted by mama2kyla

3. Hidden Snaps on side snap diapers :LOL Most(obviously not all as I havent seen them ALL) diapers I have seen with hidden snaps on side snap diapers have wings that are far too big to make room for serging around the snap placement. They end up being too bulky at the hips/upper thighs and the inner fabric being loose really irks me. Not to mention my old washing machine (glad I have a front loader now ) was a bear on diapers... i had more than one snap pop off and the cap was stuck inside the diaper because it was hidden. took more effort than it was worth to get it out and repair.
Yup that's one of my recent ones....
Other than that, I can't think of anything. I've become so not picky lately.. maybe it's because I have no time or energy to care :LOL
post #30 of 77
Diapers where my son has outgrown the rise 10lbs below the specified weight range.

For one of the types of diapers we have it is supposed to fit until 28lbs...my son is 18lbs and the rise is too low.

Another AIO, that I really like by the way, fits my son on the tightest snaps, but once again, the rise is too low. UGH.
post #31 of 77
wing droop
pilling
no money for new fluff
and the side snapping diaper thing, why don't they snap on the same size??
post #32 of 77
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Originally Posted by Butterflymom
When I don't have paypal to buy more diapers.... :
I like your answer! Your cool!
post #33 of 77
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Originally Posted by tippytoes26
exposed snaps at all.. SO many very hyena diapers have exposed snaps. I just do NOT get this. Some of them don't bother my dd.. and some do. But, if I"m paying $15-$25 for a fitted and more for an AIO, I EXPECT the snaps to be covered and usually won't buy more if they aren't. I won't name names, but probably 75% of the hyena diapers out there have exposed snaps and it boggles my mind.
Um, I went to your site and you have exposed snaps on your fitteds?
post #34 of 77
Well, since for most of my diapering career I've used and been extremely satisfied my own homemade stuff, I'll go back to the beginning and say what peeved me off about what I had then (which was my inspiration for making my own LOL).

exposed elastic a la Kooshies. poofy SPONGE soakers ??? LOL in cheap flannel fitteds; OOOOH what were they called now, garage sale dipes...Chummies? I think thats it. Maybe chummies had flannel, I dunno. I had some really yukky 'unknown brand' flannel dipes. Single layer white flannel flats. MAjor peeve there. cheap poly braid elastic. disintegrates way too quickly. The short soaker syndrome, like the Snug-to-fits i had.
post #35 of 77
"Bubbling" out in the front. I know boys have a little bubble automatically, but when a diaper isn't a good fit, it makes it a gazillion times worse.
Bulk in general.
Internal soakers bunching up.
Red marks from elastic.
Lint accumulating in the corners of hemp prefolds. Oh my BOB I hate this!
Most front snap dipes. I have yet to find one (besides Kissaluvs) that has a low enough rise to keep from making that bubble in the front.
Assymetrical snap placement. Put me in a mental institution!
Being in between sizes.
Pilling, fading.
I'll just stop now before someone comes to commit me.
post #36 of 77
When the leg elastic rolls in...bugs me...they just don't seal then. What bugs me too is how the back of a dipe will be totally dry, but soaked in front, I just don't think all those layers in back are neccessary. Soakers that are too wide...again, the legs don't seal right. Stiff diapers, I love how absorbant the hemp is, but dang, I wouldn't like that wad between my legs!
post #37 of 77
Isn't a variety a great thing? One mama's annoying diaper just may be another's treasure
post #38 of 77
I hate diapers that bulge in front. Ds has a buddah belly so nothing stays around the waist if that's where it's supposed to go. We use diapers that ride below the belly only (like kisslauvs) for that very reason.
post #39 of 77
Thread Starter 
I guess that's why there are so many popular diaper, what works so well for one babe, may not fit another well at all.

It bugs me too when the leg elactic rolls in. I don't care if the elastic is sewn through all the layers(I think I prefer it not to be actually), but with certain elastic stitchings it rolls in so badly and I hate sitting there and fixing it, but I will, b/c it bothers me so badly.

I don't know if I said this already, but I hate it when the snaps fit DS asymmetrically on either side, I know it's necessary sometimes as my DS grows, but it really bothers me when the middle of the dipe can't lay directly below DS's bellybutton.

Also since DS seems to be growing so quickly, he's beginning to get plumbers crack on all of his fitteds, LOL. I hate this!
post #40 of 77
My biggest pet peeve is when I buy a diaper that says it's got a hidden layer of PUL, and it's NOT. It ends up being cheap clear VINYL like you get at Walmart, or even worse yet, that nylon stuff (I think it's called dermoflex?). DON'T CALL IT PUL IF IT ISN'T!

There are a few people on ebay that I've purchased AIOs from - they claimed to have PUL in them, but they did NOT. They had other barrier fabrics that weren't what was advertised. The diapers were totally cute, but useless to me because they wick.

It also bugs me when I get diapers that the fleece is sewn inside out, so that the anti-pil side is hidden and the side that does pil faces the bum.

*edited to add - I am not slamming anyone else to talk myself up, by the way. I just do not think it's good practice to say that you use a certain item if you really don't. clear vinyl and PUL are two totally different fabrics. I wouldn't knowingly buy a diaper made with clear vinyl, so if I get something that's supposed to be PUL, I expect it to be that*
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