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here we are 04-05-2013 06:58 PM

I am struggling with deciding about whether to budget in fitted diapers. It sounds like they are most important during the newborn stage. What are leaks like with prefold like the angle wing fold ? Do people find a way to completely avoid leaking/accidents with practice? I know it must depend on what covers you use. I am just so overwhelmed. My partner says we will.practice having the baby poops in the tub to avoid the mess-not very encouraging.to me!.I need something I can count on.

Banana731 04-05-2013 07:11 PM

The jelly roll fold is pretty good for containing messes, as is the twist between the legs. Angel wing has gaps that let stuff out. But no matter what the fold, it can be messy.

It might be worth your while to invest in a few one size fitteds, or at least fitteds that have a 2-size system, because then you can get more use out of them. Maybe just get enough for a day out, so that you can be confident that you can stop as many leaks as possible when out and about, or while having baby in the carseat.

Good covers are key though. Get covers with gussets that are dark (unless you don't care about stains. They will keep messes in, but you'll end up washing covers a lot.

If you are handy with a sewing machine, there are great tutorials out there for turning prefolds into fitteds, and even making fitteds from old t-shirts on the cheap.

chel 04-05-2013 07:29 PM

A good cover will contain the mess. I love motherease airflow. The legs have a great seal and the inside is PUL that can be wiped clean.

Agree with pp, just get a few (3ish) fitted for major outings. This way you stand a good chance of reusing the cover when out.

here we are 04-05-2013 10:36 PM

I was thinking prefolds with wool, not easy to wipe a cover clean? I am just afraid of the pul ones, breathability is just so important to me. For fitteds &wool , this leaking will not happen, its really so much more efficent?
Is there anything more economical than GMD workhorse fitted? I saw multisize Motherease but how do.i know about the fit? Its so confusing, like do some babies not even fit in GMD workhorse? I read motherease reviews& some said the multisize were bulky, so it would leak? If you spend more to get more sizes on a one size is the risk factor of it not fitting bigger? Thats what GMD made it sound like, like the workhorse was most likely to fit but you need more sizes...geez. They also had a babee green organic that was double the price thats supposed to fit more sizes, so i wish i could know if it would be a replacement for multi workhorse sizes. Can any one be snappied to help things fit better?
I cant sew at all. &it seems like I cant think this out, for 6 months everytime i think of it i go crazy.

alaskanmomma 04-06-2013 12:29 AM

I like fitted diapers. I have all different types of diapers, and when it comes down to fitteds vs. prefolds, I like fitteds. I buy sized fitteds, and just resale them when I need the next size up. Prefolds are nice and all, but are more work than fitteds and I'm a lazy booger!

chel 04-06-2013 05:09 AM

This is where you might want to have an assorted stash.
The airflow covers do have vents at the side to counter the PUL. the wool is harder to clean and maintain but allow more airflow.
Try both. Might like one over another or like each for different situations.

I highly recommend a workhorse using a snappi. I have issues with diaper and covers (blueberries) getting wing droop with fasteners just at the hip. A snappi pulls the crotch up tight and prevent gaps. Gaps=leaks

Prefolds might have more leaks, but their ease of washing, flexible sizing and great economic value makes them a nice part of every stash.

Banana731 04-06-2013 05:28 AM

TBH, I think fitteds are all pretty much the same. Of course GMD wants you to believe their's are the best smile.gif the fitteds that have little ruffles around the legs (look more like sposies) are better at stopping leaks than ones that do not. One size are bulky, but all cloth diapers are. In the very beginning, if your babe is too tiny for the os, a prefold twist fold works fine. The poops are tiny too.

Wool is nice, but it's expensive. I use wool at night. But when when they are in the explosive poop stage, you're going to get poop on your covers. Wool will hold it in, but you'll be washing it often. A more economical choice is a one size fleece cover. They are still breathable, more easily washable, and quicker to dry. I find that I use wool and fleece at home, and PUL out. I think if you are changing a baby as often as you should, PUL is not that big a deal.

Have you looked at used diapers? I would get used fitteds if the Velcro or snaps were in good working order, they hold up well if they are well made.

Also, your dh may have a good idea. EC is great.

Ola_ 04-06-2013 08:12 AM

We did the Mother Ease fitteds and they are awesome IMO for containing everything. I got the newborn size ones (that many people say you don't need but I'm SO glad I had them when DD was tiny cause even they were big looking on her) then we got the one size ones. At one point I got a few of the size small too but did not feel they were necessary and frankly I liked the one size better cause they were less puffy. She still fits in the one size ones at a little over 2 y.o. and about 33 lbs. Eventually I got some pocket diapers as well so now I have quite the mix.


As far as affordability we did really well because we bought them used on our local craigslist. The newborn ones I had to watch for several weeks before I came across them while the one size ones pop up regularly. All were in great shape, no stains, nice and soft feeling. The newborn were more expensive than the one size, about half the cost of new I think? but they were also not used for very long since babies grow fast at that stage. I am keeping all of them for future babies so that's even more money saved there. I also got the Mother Ease covers with them but you could certainly not. Also some mamas use the diapers coverless around the house for greater breathability and so they can change as soon as baby is wet.


lilbsmama 04-06-2013 06:15 PM

I have been doing the jellyroll on my 4 month old since birth, and we have yet to have a leak. I thought I might like to try other folds, though, but I found one that works and now I don't want to try anything else!


here we are 04-07-2013 04:41 PM

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I have been doing the jellyroll on my 4 month old since birth, and we have yet to have a leak. I thought I might like to try other folds, though, but I found one that works and now I don't want to try anything else!
This is so inspiring, what a relief. I was getting ready to respond to others who wrote too, but i am in such an overwhelmed emotional state, everything feels like sorting thru chaos. Now i want to do a jellyroll fold poll to see if this is true for many about no leaking. Thanks smile.gif

Banana731 04-07-2013 05:29 PM

It's pretty good, as is the twist fold. I would say you get minimal leaking with either one.

The problem is that every kid is different. Some are more "explosive" than others. Out of 3 kids, I had one that had lots of big blowouts, one that would have fairly regular seeping out, and that only occasionally had any leakage. Unfortunately, there is just no way to know until you have the baby.

But don't stress out. It's just poop. Stains or not, it's still clean after it gets washed! Babies are messy smile.gif

Ola_ 04-07-2013 06:14 PM

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The problem is that every kid is different. Some are more "explosive" than others. Out of 3 kids, I had one that had lots of big blowouts, one that would have fairly regular seeping out, and that only occasionally had any leakage.

LOL, isn't that the truth! When DD was a newborn I swear her goal every time she pooped was to cover the entire inside of her diaper with poop so not a speck of white cotton remained. I was so grateful for my fitteds then. I hope following your theory my next will be a more mellow pooper.


Banana731 04-08-2013 12:58 PM

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I was thinking prefolds with wool, not easy to wipe a cover clean? I am just afraid of the pul ones, breathability is just so important to me. For fitteds &wool , this leaking will not happen, its really so much more efficent?
Is there anything more economical than GMD workhorse fitted? I saw multisize Motherease but how do.i know about the fit? Its so confusing, like do some babies not even fit in GMD workhorse? I read motherease reviews& some said the multisize were bulky, so it would leak? If you spend more to get more sizes on a one size is the risk factor of it not fitting bigger? Thats what GMD made it sound like, like the workhorse was most likely to fit but you need more sizes...geez. They also had a babee green organic that was double the price thats supposed to fit more sizes, so i wish i could know if it would be a replacement for multi workhorse sizes. Can any one be snappied to help things fit better?
I cant sew at all. &it seems like I cant think this out, for 6 months everytime i think of it i go crazy.

 

 

Wool is not easy to wipe clean, but you can spot clean it with wool soap bar if the poop spot is small. it takes a while to dry. all that is fine at home, but a PIA if you're out. I think is why many of us use some PUL too. Plenty of moms use wool only, though. 

 

you should check out some other places besides GMD. I actually really like them, I like their infant fitteds. but there are many more places to look for diapers. Diaperswappers, hyena cart, ebay(you can get used here), etsy. really, coming from someone who does sew, fitteds are pretty much the same. You have turned and top-stiched (this one has the absorbent pads,inserts, on the outside, the only difference between this and having them on the inside is how long it takes to dry after the wash). And you have serged where you can see all the thread on the edge of the diaper and the "ruffled edge" I mentioned earlier. I think the serged are better at keeping poop in. That is basically it. People use all kinds of fancy fabrics, some just use cotton, some have fancy inserts on the outside, some have them all on the inside. These differences are what make the prices higher or lower. IMO, it's better to spend money on better covers than fancier fitteds. You are also going to find MANY more options in wool covers on sites like that.

 

Some diapers are able achieve a ruffle without serging, the GMD infant fitteds, for example. Those are very nice by the way, I find they fit for a long time, but lack absorbency for older (bigger bladders) babes. I stick inserts or premie prefolds (which I bought as inserts) into them and that works just fine. They are a very economical choice. I don't think that you would find many babies that dont fit in them. If they are that tiny, a prefold is going to be fine. and after the first few weeks, they will fit into them, which is really when you'll be going out anyway and blowouts become a PIA. At home, you don't even need a cover all the time. by the time your baby does truly grow out of the GMD fitteds, he or she will definitely fit in one-size fitteds, AND they wont poop quite as much. While those are more expensive than sized fitteds, they are more economical overall, especially if you go for the no frills models. If you are just looking at getting a few fitteds to supplement your main diapering stash of prefolds, you still wont be spending much that way. You may even find that by the time you grow out of the GMD fitteds, that you don't need anything other the prefolds.

 

I know it's really intimidating and confusing to see all the choices out there for diapering. I hope this helps :)


here we are 04-11-2013 12:28 AM

Banana , you really know your stuff. Its starting to make sense, when i think of it this way, thank you so much. Fuzzy thinking tonight, but heres my quick questions. After fitteds, which i am wanting for nighttime newborn, i want your opinion about a one size b/c i cant figure it out even though you described sewing technicalites so nicely. GMD Babee Greens organic vs Motherease, which maybe you havent tried..? But the Babee Greens come with doubler, i think, so is it worth more or are you paying more for something else. I figure i will need the doubler, and need to figure out prefolds as doublers or maybe thats just another question. Always trying to think ahead but not going too well!
And if using prefolds at home with no cover, what about leaks at home??

MichelleZB 04-11-2013 11:47 AM

You can't totally avoid blowouts no matter what you do. But we managed to survive just fine with prefolds and a snappi with a PUL cover. We don't do any particular fold. It holds'er in. Change semi-frequently and don't stress if there's a blow-out every once in awhile. It's only poop.

Banana731 04-15-2013 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by here we are View Post

Banana , you really know your stuff. Its starting to make sense, when i think of it this way, thank you so much. Fuzzy thinking tonight, but heres my quick questions. After fitteds, which i am wanting for nighttime newborn, i want your opinion about a one size b/c i cant figure it out even though you described sewing technicalites so nicely. GMD Babee Greens organic vs Motherease, which maybe you havent tried..? But the Babee Greens come with doubler, i think, so is it worth more or are you paying more for something else. I figure i will need the doubler, and need to figure out prefolds as doublers or maybe thats just another question. Always trying to think ahead but not going too well!
And if using prefolds at home with no cover, what about leaks at home??

I was going to respond last night, and then promptly passed out at 9:30! Gestation will do that to you...

 

I haven't tried either of those brands, but from looking at them, the GMD babee green is probably more because of the doubler. The doubler that it comes with would be like a $4 doubler. If you look at the organic mother-ease OS and add a $4 doubler you'd have the same price. The GMD babee green looks like a standard one-size to me. Pretty much any OS looks like that, many of them come with a doubler as well. My only reservation about the mother-ease is that binding on the legs, I'm not sure about how well it would keep poop in. But mother-ease is a super popular brand, so I bet some of the mamas around here would be able to tell you how well they work in that respect, if you start a thread asking about them specifically. Covers with leg binding do a pretty great job with keeping everything in, so that could certainly be the case with those diapers.  

 

You're going to want doublers with fitted diapers, probably more than any fitted diaper is going to come with, as they get bigger and for night time too. Preemie prefolds make great cheap doublers (mama cloth, spit up rags, emergency wipes, clean up the wine your dh just spilled on the floor rags, etc...). They are 2-6-2 (6 in the middle, 2 on the ends) layers, so if you fold them in thirds that's 10 layers, which is pretty good for a doubler! And they are thin, so you can use more than one without a bunch of bulk. They cost $15-18 for 12 at GMD, which is 1.25 - 1.50 per doubler, that's about as cheap as you're going to get (especially for an organic doubler). 

 

Prefolds at home with no cover don't have the same types of poop leaking problems. you don't have the baby in clothes over the diaper, so that's one problem solved. You don't have the baby all squished up in a car seat, that helps too. The poop will usually just leak out a little around the legs if it's going to, and you can see it right away. most of time, you're going to hear them going too, so you can put the baby down on a blanket, or throw an extra diaper under the bum, so it doesn't leak on you! So it's not that they won't leak in that situation ever, it's just that the leaking diaper isn't exacerbated by a bunch of other factors that you have when out of the house. Believe me, once you see the stuff that comes out of your newborn, you are going to keep a pretty close eye on a diaper with no cover. When you add the cover that you know keeps it all in, it's turns into a case of out of sight, out of mind, a little smile.gif


KarmasLilHelper 04-16-2013 12:08 AM

I haven't read all of the replies, but I just wanted to mention that my baby's poo leaked onto the covers regardless if she wore a GMD workhorse, a flat or a pinned prefold.  Neither was worse in my case  - but all babies are different!  I had purchased some machine washable wool wraps (Sckoons, Imse Vimse, and Biobottoms) so I wasn't having to handwash and lanolize every night during the first weeks.  They aren't as soft as Disana, Kissas, Ruskovilla, etc but they breathe and aren't scratchy.  

 

I have a 3 month old and she is my 4th baby.  Because she's going to be my last, I decided to splurge on diapers with her and she's my first newborn that used anything other than a prefold in the early days.  To be honest, I wish I wouldn't have bothered with the fitted diapers and would have just stuck with prefolds and flats.
 

Diaper Rite and Imagine Diapers also have diapers that are very similar to GMD no-closure workhorses.  (I'm not sure if they come in newborn size though.)  They are slightly cheaper, but I think the GMD's have a better resale value. 


here we are 05-19-2013 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

I was going to respond last night, and then promptly passed out at 9:30! Gestation will do that to you...

I haven't tried either of those brands, but from looking at them, the GMD babee green is probably more because of the doubler. The doubler that it comes with would be like a $4 doubler. If you look at the organic mother-ease OS and add a $4 doubler you'd have the same price. The GMD babee green looks like a standard one-size to me. Pretty much any OS looks like that, many of them come with a doubler as well. My only reservation about the mother-ease is that binding on the legs, I'm not sure about how well it would keep poop in. But mother-ease is a super popular brand, so I bet some of the mamas around here would be able to tell you how well they work in that respect, if you start a thread asking about them specifically. Covers with leg binding do a pretty great job with keeping everything in, so that could certainly be the case with those diapers.  

You're going to want doublers with fitted diapers, probably more than any fitted diaper is going to come with, as they get bigger and for night time too. Preemie prefolds make great cheap doublers (mama cloth, spit up rags, emergency wipes, clean up the wine your dh just spilled on the floor rags, etc...). They are 2-6-2 (6 in the middle, 2 on the ends) layers, so if you fold them in thirds that's 10 layers, which is pretty good for a doubler! And they are thin, so you can use more than one without a bunch of bulk. They cost $15-18 for 12 at GMD, which is 1.25 - 1.50 per doubler, that's about as cheap as you're going to get (especially for an organic doubler). 

Prefolds at home with no cover don't have the same types of poop leaking problems. you don't have the baby in clothes over the diaper, so that's one problem solved. You don't have the baby all squished up in a car seat, that helps too. The poop will usually just leak out a little around the legs if it's going to, and you can see it right away. most of time, you're going to hear them going too, so you can put the baby down on a blanket, or throw an extra diaper under the bum, so it doesn't leak on you! So it's not that they won't leak in that situation ever, it's just that the leaking diaper isn't exacerbated by a bunch of other factors that you have when out of the house. Believe me, once you see the stuff that comes out of your newborn, you are going to keep a pretty close eye on a diaper with no cover. When you add the cover that you know keeps it all in, it's turns into a case of out of sight, out of mind, a little smile.gif

Why r u concerned about motherease leg binding holding in leaks? You mean the serged is the onesize? & only the sandys has the ruffle , which u think may be better? I have been researching motherease & it sounds so good, durable, long lasting, leakproof maybe but with other doublers too(like.the prefold ones), just maybe bulky, or "wing droop" maybe without the right cover...
GMD workhorse doesnt last long like this? The lady who sells them says they arent supposed to last more than one child unless used only a short time. Its strssing me b/c it looks like i might have to buy more sizes in those,&unpredictable growth rate/body style? She also made them sound tighter around kegs...& worry about that, obviously its needed but maybe one kind, serged vs ruffle, is more gentle? I even looked at the Snug to.Fit Supreme one size since she says its gentler on.legs& no need to rearrange snaps between washing, but for 15$ its same as MEOS & STF sounds like it onoy lasts 1 yr. I guess its a trade off? Theres tooonns of motherease reviews but STF not so much. Its great to think i can resell, or if i am crazy enough to have another baby, which i cant imagine being so unable to even pick out diapers! I cant find much on babeegreens onesize either so i figure Motherease is better.

Banana, do.u think GMD lasts like Motherease? I know you say extra doublers do the trick..do u just like the stiching better? Do u find leg elastic tight? Or just that they are trimmer?

Last night i was thinking about bulkyness of.MEOS & how it would affect mobility & found myself with the image of my baby trying to rollover& getting stuck on babye back because of the bulk, & wondering if it would make him/her mad.or.if it would be like a weight.holding baby down. Then i thoughy if rolling over did happen, maybe the bulk would seesaw baby onto face or legs! Potentially getting stuck! I must have lost my rational thinking smile.gif

llwr 06-12-2013 06:43 PM

I didn't read all the replies.

 

I really like prefolds with a snappi and proraps (for the gussets).  I have less blowouts with that than with a disposable.  And no problems with wet leaks until they get REALLY wet  -- like overnight  or the cover wasn't properly covering the diaper.  I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try wool on a newborn where it would get pooped on a lot.  If you really want wool, would an already felted cover made from a recycled sweater be easier to wash?  I've only used a couple of fitteds.  They're nice, but so much more expensive and at some point you'll need to replace the elastic. 


here we are 06-13-2013 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by KarmasLilHelper View Post

I haven't read all of the replies, but I just wanted to mention that my baby's poo leaked onto the covers regardless if she wore a GMD workhorse, a flat or a pinned prefold.  Neither was worse in my case  - but all babies are different!  I had purchased some machine washable wool wraps (Sckoons, Imse Vimse, and Biobottoms) so I wasn't having to handwash and lanolize every night during the first weeks.  They aren't as soft as Disana, Kissas, Ruskovilla, etc but they breathe and aren't scratchy.  

I have a 3 month old and she is my 4th baby.  Because she's going to be my last, I decided to splurge on diapers with her and she's my first newborn that used anything other than a prefold in the early days.  To be honest, I wish I wouldn't have bothered with the fitted diapers and would have just stuck with prefolds and flats.

 
Diaper Rite and Imagine Diapers also have diapers that are very similar to GMD no-closure workhorses.  (I'm not sure if they come in newborn size though.)  They are slightly cheaper, but I think the GMD's have a better resale value. 


Do u wish u hadnt bothered to spend the $on fitted for your 4th baby b/c you didnt get less leaks? Or u.were just bettrr with folding experience? I wonder if i willl feel this way but since its my first i feel i need time to learn fitteds then move towards prefolds or not.

here we are 06-13-2013 12:08 AM

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I didn't read all the replies.

I really like prefolds with a snappi and proraps (for the gussets).  I have less blowouts with that than with a disposable.  And no problems with wet leaks until they get REALLY wet  -- like overnight  or the cover wasn't properly covering the diaper.  I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try wool on a newborn where it would get pooped on a lot.  If you really want wool, would an already felted cover made from a recycled sweater be easier to wash?  I've only used a couple of fitteds.  They're nice, but so much more expensive and at some point you'll need to replace the elastic. 

Thanks , that makes sense in a way i couldnt think of without doing it myself. I.am thinking of recycled wool sweaters vs pul but cant figure it out yet but i hear the wool isnt as good as the big brands:eyesroll

Banana731 06-13-2013 08:12 AM

I have an update. My neighbor has the MOE one size an I got to look at them. The leg binding is made from tshirt cotton material, as opposed to polyester. They look as though they would conform to baby's legs quite well. She says they were great for keeping everything in and they were her favorite diapers. She used those and prefolds. She said that the MOE's have a wide crotch, so consider that when getting covers. He said thirsties were her favorite cover after ME covers (if you decide to get PUL). Thirsties are a very reasonably priced cover.

I think recycled sweater covers are great. As long as you get ones that are well made and felted properly, you shouldn't have any problems. Some are even made double layered, for night time. And it's good to remember that you don't have to get an entire cover stash right away. Covers don't need to be washed as much a diapers, and can often be spot cleaned. So you can just get 2-3 and see what you like before purchasing more.

Cutie Patootie 06-16-2013 11:26 PM

I bought one, Motherease OS, to try and I couldn't dream of it on a newborn, even if it were a really big baby.  It's so huge and bulky when folded to the smallest setting.  Really odd, actually.  I can't imagine it containing much, either.  The legs are binding, not elastic, which is what is most useful in holding in big blow-outs. 

 

I've tried about everything and we are about to be on our 5th baby, cloth diapered.  I'm going back to GMD prefolds and workhorse fitteds.  The amount of money spent on OS fitteds, turns out to be as much or more than buying two sizes of the GMD fitteds.  I'm just really into ease, this time around.  :)  We do LanaCare Wool and various other snap wool covers I have had for 4 of the other babes. 
 


here we are 06-17-2013 12:09 AM

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I have an update. My neighbor has the MOE one size an I got to look at them. The leg binding is made from tshirt cotton material, as opposed to polyester. They look as though they would conform to baby's legs quite well. She says they were great for keeping everything in and they were her favorite diapers. She used those and prefolds. She said that the MOE's have a wide crotch, so consider that when getting covers. He said thirsties were her favorite cover after ME covers (if you decide to get PUL). Thirsties are a very reasonably priced cover.

I think recycled sweater covers are great. As long as you get ones that are well made and felted properly, you shouldn't have any problems. Some are even made double layered, for night time. And it's good to remember that you don't have to get an entire cover stash right away. Covers don't need to be washed as much a diapers, and can often be spot cleaned. So you can just get 2-3 and see what you like before purchasing more.

I love your advice Banana. In my other thread someone was saying about even without the elastic like the Motherease Sandys, the Onesize is a great poop container. The wide crotch &wing droop i hear of does not matter? I was considering Sandys instead of MEOS because i thought it would fit better but the leg elastic/binding thing has me confused. Any idea what i mean? Would Sandys squeeze the leg more aggressively? You mean this binding is polyester?&Onesize binding is not? Would the Sandys elastic wear out faster so I woulnt come out with longer lasting diapers anyway? I am going crazy over this in so many threads &i have to decide for a gift. Another worry is the polyester in the cotton terry&breathability, if i havent mentioned it slreadt but i want the durability but maybe with wool it will be ok. I need my diaper plan. I wish it was all in one place, i am so afraid i will get the wrong thing but wont whatever i get be ok because i will make it work? I read on an old thread a baby had contact dermatitis to Sandys small leg elastic but not Onesize.
I am putting this here b/c i dont want to lose your advice(or my own dissapering sanity). How about XS sandys with Airflow(what size Airflow??), then Onesize & get wool instead of Sandys S, L. I know L is a long ways off but i kept reading onesize didnt absorb good enough later on. I figured i could add more inserts but confused if it fits so maybe when that time comes around i can get L for nighttime only? Then i wont have to worry about S being not absorbant cause i will havebOnesize? My other thread is about wool that fits over Motherease, which i will continue below. Part of reason i thought to ask for Sandys is i cant figure out what goes with what & only one site said LanaCare with Sandys sizing but she didnt mention onesize with Lana, which i think will be different? I think my gift giver will be more likely ti get me the wool for Onesize vs Sandys more expensive.Desperate rambling...

here we are 06-17-2013 12:34 AM

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I bought one, Motherease OS, to try and I couldn't dream of it on a newborn, even if it were a really big baby.  It's so huge and bulky when folded to the smallest setting.  Really odd, actually.  I can't imagine it containing much, either.  The legs are binding, not elastic, which is what is most useful in holding in big blow-outs. 

I've tried about everything and we are about to be on our 5th baby, cloth diapered.  I'm going back to GMD prefolds and workhorse fitteds.  The amount of money spent on OS fitteds, turns out to be as much or more than buying two sizes of the GMD fitteds.  I'm just really into ease, this time around.  smile.gif  We do LanaCare Wool and various other snap wool covers I have had for 4 of the other babes. 

 
You think after newborn size when onesize fits better , it will eventually contain poop without elastic? Did u get unbleached?I wonder about breathability of that Motherease fabric vs Workhorse all cotton. But u need more than two sizes of workhorse right? Thats why i swayed away from workhorse because i read about the durable long lasting Motherease....i dont think i can go back now. Sorry i am sucking everyone into my dilemma, i just dont know what to do. You never tried onesize before now? I want to hear more about LanaCare, do use day or night weight? I wrote about it a little in the post above this in my reply to Banana. You just have so much experience. Can u tell me if i go with Sandys or Onesize , which LanaCare will fit? Will it be the same? Will the folding down of onesize fit inside LanaCare S,m,L? I cant find it right now what the website that sells sandys said, but i started a thread about which wool fits with which Motherease. I think it said XS sandys=Lana S, S Sandys=Lana M, L Sandys= Lana L....but will Onesize be different? Or will M, L Lana fit at different stages of Onesize? I know you havent done it(right?) ,but do u have a good guess from the experience with Lana?

Cutie Patootie 06-18-2013 03:27 AM

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You think after newborn size when onesize fits better , it will eventually contain poop without elastic? Did u get unbleached?I wonder about breathability of that Motherease fabric vs Workhorse all cotton. But u need more than two sizes of workhorse right? Thats why i swayed away from workhorse because i read about the durable long lasting Motherease....i dont think i can go back now. Sorry i am sucking everyone into my dilemma, i just dont know what to do. You never tried onesize before now? I want to hear more about LanaCare, do use day or night weight? I wrote about it a little in the post above this in my reply to Banana. You just have so much experience. Can u tell me if i go with Sandys or Onesize , which LanaCare will fit? Will it be the same? Will the folding down of onesize fit inside LanaCare S,m,L? I cant find it right now what the website that sells sandys said, but i started a thread about which wool fits with which Motherease. I think it said XS sandys=Lana S, S Sandys=Lana M, L Sandys= Lana L....but will Onesize be different? Or will M, L Lana fit at different stages of Onesize? I know you havent done it(right?) ,but do u have a good guess from the experience with Lana?


Oh, yes, definitely.  I think it's just the bulky huge fold down for newborn that won't work, and the leg binding for blow-outs.  That said, I've never used them on a newborn.  I am only going by the look and feel and the pictures I have seen of them on newborns. 

The bulk in the front when folded down twice, to fit tiny, is so odd to me. I have the organic cotton, unbleached, with the snap in doubler in og cotton.  I do really like it on my 24 mos old dd.   It's thick and yummy and very absorbent. 

I use one size diapers in general.  I'm thinking to go from the newborn/small workhorse and prefolds(I have 12 newborn prefolds, 6 newborn workhorse fitteds, 12 small prefolds and 12 small workhorse fitteds that should get me to about 6 months), to a one size organic, with baby #5. 

Have you looked at the Tiny Tush OS fitteds?  I like those a lot, and they have the organic cotton/hemp option or all og cotton, which is nice.  These are what I am looking at.
I have always used a newborn diaper to start off with my other 4(8.13 pounds - 9.10 pounds at birth), then I switch to a one size.  I have used Tiny Tush before, but not in a long time.  I really like them, but I used Muttaqin Baby 3 step rise OS, which are way to expensive for me, now.

 

I do have one small Sandy's and an organic Sandy's insert that I got to see if it work for a newborn, but it fits on my 25 pound, 24 mos old.  LOL  So, that's not working for us.  I do love it though.  I have the bamboo and it's super absorbent, even without the insert. 

My dd would wear her medium LanaCare over it.  A small wool cover would fit, if it were on a small baby. 


I think I have a mixture of day and night Lana.  I stopped looking to see which one works for which.  Both the day and night have always worked great for either for us.  I can tell you, they look so adorable on a newborn.  By far the softest wool I have felt, apart from some super old Kiwi Pie wool cover that I have that is angora.  :)

 

It's really hard to say with the Lana and the Mother-ease OS, folded to its smallest.  With all the crazy bulk in front.  I will get it and fold it down and stick it in my small Lana cover and see how it looks, and let you know.  I'll try and post pictures.  :) 

 

For us, Medium Lana's have fit for most of the time.  I can get through to potty learning with medium, but a Large wouldn't be bad to have for night bulk.  Also, my babies are not chunkers.  LOL 

 

From what I can tell, it looks like the Tiny Tush OS can go small enough to actually fit a newborn, as it has a 4 step rise.  It's also $18/ea with free shipping with the coupon code and promotion going on.  You also get a free pocket diaper and wet bag with the promotion, depending on what you spend. 
If you go to their facebook page, you can see a newborn in their cover photo in a fitted. 
I google Mother-ease OS newborn, and found images on google of newborn, to see their fit.

 

The Sandy's are great, but you would have to get more than one size.  I think the newborn size would be super cute, but the og workhorse newborn fitteds are only $5.50/ea. and that is better for me.  Plus, I really love them as well.

 

The Mother-Ease OS, I really like, but only when on it's biggest setting.  I don't like how it folds down to different sizes.  All the one size I have ever used, have the snaps that step down or up for sizing and it's not bulky at all.  That said, I leave my OS on the biggest setting, as early as possible.  Around 6 mos, maybe.  I don't mind if the rise if a bit high on their belly. 

Maybe the best option would be to order a couple of different OS and see what you think with them in hand.  That way you won't waste money on something you find you don't really like.  HUGS  HTH. :)



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