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SoftBums, The Trimmest Cloth Diaper I have ever used

post #1 of 8
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This has got to be the trimmest all-in-one I've ever used in 6 years of cloth diapering. They have a super-low rise, thin crotch, and the trim side snaps make for a very comfy diaper for my baby, and quick to put on(he's always running away during diaper changes so it needs to be quick).

Also this is the thinnest diaper under clothes that I have ever used. My baby is a super chunky guy, and it fits him perfectly, with no leaks. He's a heavy wetter, but even when he's soaked, the part that touches him still feels dry.

I love the AIO's, but they have fitteds too. I also love that you can switch out the wet soakers and reuse the shell a bunch of times. You can use them like an AIO(which dh loves, lol), or save some money by buying extra inserts and using it like wrap(I love his, lol). Saves on laundry and having to buy more diapers. I can't wait to order more!

I bought these from http://www.softbums.com
post #2 of 8
I just bought a couple of these and while I agree they are super trim, they just aren't that absorbent. My dd is not that heavy of a wetter and within a short time we've got leaks. I find whenever I put these on her I'm constantly checking her for wetness. I also find the fit to be a little odd, as I find her butt cheek gets exposed now and then. The one snap feature is nice as far as quickness goes, but I think it would be helpful to have 2 snaps on either side and a little more width in crotch area.
post #3 of 8
I bought one of these and agree with PP, although they are trim, there just isn't enough there to be very absorbant. We had leaks every time with the soaker it comes with. If I folded down an infant prefold, we were a bit better but then it really didn't fit well.
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Originally Posted by jodi5
I bought one of these and agree with PP, although they are trim, there just isn't enough there to be very absorbant. We had leaks every time with the soaker it comes with. If I folded down an infant prefold, we were a bit better but then it really didn't fit well.
Did you prewash them at all? I got a couple diapers at two different times and noticed the ones I prewashed several times were absorbant right away and the ones I forgot to prewash were absorbant a couple of changes later. In my experience with brand spanking new dipes, it takes a few washes(sometimes up to 6 with some unbleached prefolds I had) to reach their full potential absorbancy.
post #5 of 8
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I just bought a couple of these and while I agree they are super trim, they just aren't that absorbent. My dd is not that heavy of a wetter and within a short time we've got leaks. I find whenever I put these on her I'm constantly checking her for wetness. I also find the fit to be a little odd, as I find her butt cheek gets exposed now and then. The one snap feature is nice as far as quickness goes, but I think it would be helpful to have 2 snaps on either side and a little more width in crotch area.
I had problems with leaks and fit as well. DS was too big for the medium and too small for the large. W/out a doubler we wouldn't have had enough absorbancy (and yes, I did prewash mine quite a bit). I would second the request for a 2 snaps on either side of the soaker and more width in the crotch area - IME it was just too trim!
post #6 of 8
I am crossing my fingers that these work for us as I ordered a complete package!
post #7 of 8
I got the trial pack of these and fell in love and ordered more. Although they aren't the most absorbant diaper out there, they are the most trim diaper I have tried so far, which is definately what I was looking for.

I don't mind changing a bit more often if I am using a trim diaper, it's well worth the time for me. I also don't mind changing more often if it means no fight with the ds because he actually likes to wear these(he just hates bulky diapers).

I love the snap in soakers because I was always forgetting to unstuff my pockets. Customer service was fabulous and shipping was very fast. When I order more though, I would make sure to get the hemp soakers because I do think they are more absorbant, as well as some extra doublers for the longer outings.
post #8 of 8
Unfortunately I have to give this diaper a poor review. My daughter is a very lean and the fit looked good when we put it on. Even after washing them the pee just pours through them. I am not sure if it is because the fit is too trim or the liner is not absorbant enough. I suspect it is a too trim issue and if my little girl who is very petite has issues I can't imagine anyone using this diaper with satisfaction. two other things I do not like about the diaper are that the liner BARELY fits inside the PUL cover its almost like they wanted to scrimp on cloth they made it so small. I also don't like that the snaps are not hidden. I had thought about unpicking the end and turning it into a pocket to try to save the diaper but since I would have to remove snaps from the PUL this isn't feasible. Personally I think it looks unprofessional to have the snaps show. Other than that the seaming is nice. I actually am trying the liners in other diapers to see if they have absorbancy problems or if it is the fit of the diaper. I do love that it pulls up and down which is great for my toddler but not so effective in the absorbancy department.

Update
I put the liners in other diapers and they leak as well. I suspect they are two trim in the middle.
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