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#1 of 3 Old 03-11-2014, 06:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

 

I'm getting back into CDing after a long absence.  I currently have a 2 yo who occasionally pees on the potty, but is likely at least a few months from training, and I'm expecting a baby in late June.

 

I used Mother-ease Sandy Smalls and some prefolds for my older kids who were CD'd.  I loved them.  They were hand-me-downs when I got them and my kids were small enough that I used them until potty training (I didn't know what size they were until I recently bought Sandy Sm and Lg and compared).  But my original 24 are down to 6 that aren't worn thin, and my 2 yo is bursting out of the small size at the waist, so I bought some ME L Sandys.  I find they fit well at the waist and leg on my 2 yo, but they're way more diaper than we need; he never comes close to soaking them, and they're quite bulky under his clothes.  I've tried ME OS and EconoME.  The OS fits better at the waist (on the second last snap vs. last snap for the L EconoME), but the EconoME is trimmer through the crotch.  The OS has always been absorbent enough, even once when he was in one overnight, whereas the EconoME has been soaked after a nap (but it didn't leak).

 

So, I'm trying to figure out if I should round out my 2 yo's diaper supply with OS or large econoME.  In theory, I should be able to get more use out of the OS with the new baby, but my kids tend to be small, and I think I would really prefer the sm sandys (or even sm econoME).  If 2 yo grows very much, the econoME will be too small on him, but they are cheaper per diaper (which doesn't take into consideration how long I can use them for, given that they are part of a two size system).

 

Any insights?  An angle I'm not considering?  I have not found many reviews of the econoME diaper (I guess it's kind of new?) so I'm feeling like it's kind of an unknown, even though I have one that I've been trying out.

 

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Are you okay with used diapers? If so I would consider getting the MEOS as that way you have a lower price but still the absorbency. I got mine on local Kijiji or craigslist, though you can buy used online too, I just like doing it in person cause I can personally check the diapers out before paying.

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Ah, I wouldn't have thought of that.  Thanks!


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