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Budget-friendly, great performance

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Pros: Great fit, durable elastic

I love Econobums.  Unless you're completely sold on pocket diapers, I'd really recommend these.  They're cheaper than most cover/insert combos, and they fit WONDERFULLY.  The leg elastic is tough as nails and keeps in leaks like nobody's business.  And I love the design--it's kind of retro and just adorable (white with colored trim).  The inserts are absorbent, and the snaps are sturdy. 

Great, super budget friendly diaper

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Pros: Durable, good for big babies/kids

Cons: If you get the velcro, it deteriorates, as velcro tends to do

I got the Kawaii OS diapers free when I placed an order on DiaperShops.com.  I wound up with two of them, and, surprisingly, I really loved them.  They're one of the cheapest OS diapers you can buy, and yet they're really effective and durable.  They're roomy diapers, too, so I think they'd be good for those late to the potty.  They're pretty trim-fitting, too, which is nice.  Good fabric, nice lining.  If you get the velcro fasteners (sorry I'm commenting on this on the snap review, but I couldn't find a velcro listing to review), it dies, as all velcro dies eventually.  The Kawaii velcro seems to be of lower quality than the BumGenius velcro;...
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Great, simple diaper for those new to cloth diapering

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Pros: Ease of use, decent fit, fun colors

Cons: Velcro eventually fails, kinda bulky

The BumGenius one-size is a great staple for any cloth diaper stash.  It's easy to use, particularly for someone new to (and a little intimidated by) cloth diapering.  It works so much like a disposable, right down to the hook-and-loop fasteners.  That said, I think any experienced CD mom eventually realizes that the durability of snaps outweighs the ease of hook and loop.  These diapers are a little bulky--of course, they're one size--but they're fairly leak-proof and durable.  One complaint:  I think the snaps on the inserts are a little much--I never actually fastened them to size down the inserts, and it's just overkill.  Plus I always wondered if...
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Budget-friendly, quality diapers

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Pros: Fun colors, flexible sizing, affordable, good for overnights

Cons: Leg elastic not super durable

We had a ton of Flips and Flip inserts, in almost every color but pink!  I used these diapers a lot for night-time, because they're so stuffable.  Layered with a stay-dry insert, you can add whatever other inserts you need for night-time absorbency.  The snaps are good quality.  The price is definitely right for these diapers (although EconoBum is even better).  My only issue with these is the leg elastic.  While only a couple of mine actually completely went out--totally lost their elasticity--all of them grew less elastic over time and, thus, weren't as snug around the legs as is ideal.

My favorite cloth diaper

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Pros: Trim fit, great color choices, durable fabric, no leaks

We live near Cotton Babies (home to BumGenius) and, almost by default, I had mostly BGs for my baby.  As much as I like the BGs, if I had to do it over, I'd choose these diapers.  I had two of them, and they were my go-to favorite diapers.  They were the diapers I chose when we were going out and I wanted a trimmer fit for a cute outfit.  (As much as I love the fluffy booty, it's not the best for fitting into toddler jeans.)  The FB inner fleece (or whatever it's called) is super soft.  It doesn't stay AS soft after lots of washes, but it's still really nice and absorbent.  The outer fabric is durable and impervious to leaks.  I didn't have...
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Bottom zipper - best and worst feature

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Pros: Great elastic, nice fabric, nice color choices, zipper on bottom is good in theory

Cons: Zipper leaks and becomes wet, fairly stinky

I loved the idea of this bag, but, in practice, it just didn't work out.  The zipper on the bottom allows for leaks, and it also makes it kind of gross to open and dump out diapers.  All drips collect in the bottom of the bag and your hands get the worst of it when you unzip the bag to empty diapers into a larger pail or the washing machine.  Particularly once you're spraying diapers, this is a problem.  The bag isn't good for travel--although the size is good--because the seal at the top isn't tight enough to keep smells in.  I like everything by Fuzzi Bunz, but this bag just didn't live up to FB standards.  
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