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Me and DH were talking about diapers last night, about what we want in diapers and all that... he isn't really thrilled with cloth to begin with so him being comfortable with what we are using is key.

His requirements:
- nothing he has to pull apart (so no pockets, he hates touching the insert to pull it out to put it in the pail)
- easy to use, so no pins or snappis
- no prefolds, for some reason they freak him out

My requirements:
- as much natural fiber as possible (PUL or fleece for covers is fine)
- easy to wash and dry (so no fully sewn together AIOs)
- not super bulky
- no wool
- snaps (no velcro)
- one or 2 sized preferably

Does something that meets all or most of those exist? I am hopeless at sewing so making my own is not real possible right now...

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Maybe a blueberry AIO, the snap type? I'm sure someone else has ideas, more suggestions!

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What about an AIO with the absorbant part being a flap just sewn at one end so it dries quickly? I don't know if they exist, but that is my first thought.

The other thing would be a snapping OS fitted (like motherease OS) with a snapping or pull-on cover.

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Growing Greens. Definitely.

They snap, and have a snap-on doubler, so they wash and dry easily. Organic, undyed cotton. One size, and fit great from birth on up. (My kid's been wearing them since birth at 9 lbs. He's now about 27 lbs and they still fit great with plenty of growing room.) They are nice and trim, with higher, bikini cut legs.

Prefolds are my favorite, but Growing Greens come in a close second.

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/growinggreens.htm

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I've never tried them, so I don't know how well they work, but they seem to meet all of your requirements.

http://www.parentingbynature.com/berryplush.htm
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Aside from the natural part, Mommy's Touch Easy Clean pockets (http://www.mommystouch.com/easy-clean-diaper.html) would fit. They are a one-size and have openings at both ends so the insert will come out in the wash and doesn't need to be removed. You could use hemp inserts instead of micro.

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I love sugarpeas 2-size fitteds. Hemp, very absorbant, easy to wash, has snaps...

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One-size fitteds and fleece or PUL covers?
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I just got two BGOS AIO Organic at the last seconds stocking and I love them so far.

They seem to meet all your needs.

Daddy Friendly
Organic material
Not all sewn together, so fairly quick to dry.
They come in snaps or Aplix whichever your dh is more comfortable with.
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I just got two BGOS AIO Organic at the last seconds stocking and I love them so far.

They seem to meet all your needs.

Daddy Friendly
Organic material
Not all sewn together, so fairly quick to dry.
They come in snaps or Aplix whichever your dh is more comfortable with.
Yep, I don't have any yet but everyone I know does and loves them!!!

http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_...oducts_id=1825

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I'm pretty new to cding, but here's my 2 cents:

fitted with pull on cover (dh's fave), nothing to pull apart per se
Gdiapers that you stuff ahead of time for him with a prefold so it acts as an AIO for DH but easy to wash and dry in parts.
An AI2.

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My favorite diaper by far:
The Sposoeasy by Blue Penguin.
They are cotton, organic cotton or hemp, have snaps and a free flying insert to decrease drying time. They are also very trim.
Super absorbant for super soakers and are so easy to wash as there is no fleece.
Just my opinion,
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My favorite diaper by far:
The Sposoeasy by Blue Penguin.
They are cotton, organic cotton or hemp, have snaps and a free flying insert to decrease drying time. They are also very trim.
Super absorbant for super soakers and are so easy to wash as there is no fleece.
Just my opinion,
I have heard a lot of really good things about these... I definitely want to try them out!! Are they roomy enough to add an extra soaker to if you need it?

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I just got two BGOS AIO Organic at the last seconds stocking and I love them so far.

They seem to meet all your needs.

Daddy Friendly
Organic material
Not all sewn together, so fairly quick to dry.
They come in snaps or Aplix whichever your dh is more comfortable with.
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My favorite diaper by far:
The Sposoeasy by Blue Penguin.
They are cotton, organic cotton or hemp, have snaps and a free flying insert to decrease drying time. They are also very trim.
Super absorbant for super soakers and are so easy to wash as there is no fleece.
Just my opinion,
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I have heard a lot of really good things about these... I definitely want to try them out!! Are they roomy enough to add an extra soaker to if you need it?
These are my suggestions. Both dry quickly and absorb a ton. bumGenius are one-size and SposoEasys are sized. I know you want snaps, but the SposoEasy velcro really stays great forever. It made me like velcro again!

Yes, you can add an extra soaker or two to the SposoEasys... with a matching doubler, dd can go 8 hours!

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These are my suggestions. Both dry quickly and absorb a ton. bumGenius are one-size and SposoEasys are sized. I know you want snaps, but the SposoEasy velcro really stays great forever. It made me like velcro again!

Yes, you can add an extra soaker or two to the SposoEasys... with a matching doubler, dd can go 8 hours!
Awesome!! I will definitely be trying both of these... I think that cotton will work SO much better with our hard water then the microfiber we have been using... everyone I have talked to says synthetics are harder to deal with when you have hard water

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Does the velcro really stay good?? Does it do that annoying diaper train thing in the laundry? Cuz I REALLY hate that.

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Imo, the best, hands down, one size fitted diaper that snaps is a Goodmama http://www.thegoodmama.com/ They are pricey, but you can get them on hyena cart in the "spots" section used for a good price. I think they are often sold on diaperswappers as well. They miiight be a bit on the thick side to you, but I don't consider them to be a bulky diaper. They fit very trim between the legs and they don't gap anywhere.

If your baby is average to chubby, Firefly diapers may work well. They are very trim and organic. http://www.fireflydiapers.com/. They are not 1 or 2 sized, HOWEVER, the size small fit my babies until they were into toddlerhood, and the mediums fit my 3 year old. Larger babies may need more sizes.

Dream Eze makes AIOs with an organic cotton inner and snap closure. But there is three sizes, not one.

Bum Genius Organic may be the best choice, they are one size AIOs with an organic cotton inner, and they do come with snap closure.
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Does the velcro really stay good?? Does it do that annoying diaper train thing in the laundry? Cuz I REALLY hate that.
I've never had a problem with velcro coming undone, however, they will do the diaper train in the laundry if you don't remember to close the laundry tabs. If you remember then it's fine.
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Imo, the best, hands down, one size fitted diaper that snaps is a Goodmama http://www.thegoodmama.com/ They are pricey, but you can get them on hyena cart in the "spots" section used for a good price. I think they are often sold on diaperswappers as well. They miiight be a bit on the thick side to you, but I don't consider them to be a bulky diaper. They fit very trim between the legs and they don't gap anywhere.

If your baby is average to chubby, Firefly diapers may work well. They are very trim and organic. http://www.fireflydiapers.com/. They are not 1 or 2 sized, HOWEVER, the size small fit my babies until they were into toddlerhood, and the mediums fit my 3 year old. Larger babies may need more sizes.

Dream Eze makes AIOs with an organic cotton inner and snap closure. But there is three sizes, not one.

Bum Genius Organic may be the best choice, they are one size AIOs with an organic cotton inner, and they do come with snap closure.
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Does the velcro really stay good?? Does it do that annoying diaper train thing in the laundry? Cuz I REALLY hate that.

The SposoEasy aplix laundry tabs are made so there is absolutely no chance of the diaper chain. I love them!

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What about those new one size softbums ai2s? I think they make the inserts in bamboo, right? If you have several already to go - snapped in, that would work for dh, right?

I've been out of the loop for awhile, so I'm not sure how good they actually are in practice, though!

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If you're trying to keep costs low, look into prefitteds. They still need some kind of closure like pins or a Snappi, but they have the benefit of being shaped, making for fewer leaks onto your covers.

Also, don't cross off all wool, there are some machine washable covers out there!
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If you're trying to keep costs low, look into prefitteds. They still need some kind of closure like pins or a Snappi, but they have the benefit of being shaped, making for fewer leaks onto your covers.

Also, don't cross off all wool, there are some machine washable covers out there!
Can you link me to some prefitteds? *bats eyelashes*
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What about those new one size softbums ai2s? I think they make the inserts in bamboo, right? If you have several already to go - snapped in, that would work for dh, right?

I've been out of the loop for awhile, so I'm not sure how good they actually are in practice, though!
You already have a lot of good suggestions, so I was just gonna say that we had 1 fleece softbums and it was a really nice dipe, I used it both as a cover & sometimes like an AIO with some hemp inserts we had. You'd probably find more natural fiber options looking at AI2's if you feel limited looking at AIO's (sugarpeas & loveybums make them too, and both make fleece not just wool I believe).

I also had a hemp very baby AIO, it'd fit most of your wants & was nicely trim.
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I think you'll really like the Growing Greens fitted - you can choose either organic cotton or organic cotton/hemp mix. It is a one size and has snaps NOT aplix/velcro. I was never a bit fitted fan until I tried these. Super absorbent, natural fibers, daddy approved I think you'll be very happy with these.

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Prefitteds.... AKA Contours

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Those are not prefitteds. Those are contours, totally different. Prefitteds are made out of prefolds and have elastic around the legs and you close them with a snappi, like this drawing:

http://hyenacart.com/PreFitted/index.php?c=17

Grow me a Rainbow used to make them but they don't anymore.

There is instructions for how to sew them, but I don't sew so it's not helpful for me
http://www.diapersewing.com/prefold_to_fitted.htm

I found some for sale on the Trading post, but I didn't like the colors on the outside:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34213372@N02/3307457865/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3421337...n/photostream/

so yeah, if anyone knows where you can still get them, plz let me know. Kissaluv contours I don't like. WAY too thin, they gap, and there's no elastic around the legs.
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so yeah, if anyone knows where you can still get them, plz let me know. Kissaluv contours I don't like. WAY too thin, they gap, and there's no elastic around the legs.
http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefoldfitted.htm

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The SposoEasy AIO was a great suggestion. I only have the velcro closure and can concur that as long as you close the laundry tabs, the washing experience with these is no different than with snap-close diapers.

One other brand of AIO I didn't see here that you could look at: Dream-Eze AIO.
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I can recommend enough these AIOs: www.hyenacart.com/clothcurious I'm not affiliated in any way I just love the diapers. They are quick drying AIOs(AI2s really). Although they are sized -- sizes small should fit good from 8 or 9 lbs and mediums will last most kids to toddlerhood.

I've never tried another cloth diaper yet that is so trim, easy to use, quick to dry and pulls moisture away from my kid's bum and into the diaper -- I really like that I am supporting a WAHM. The prices are comparable with the big name brands and these are 10X cuter.

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