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I have some questions for those of you that use Very Baby AIOs.... I'm thinking of getting a stash - a big investment - for us soon.

1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get?

2. Do you dry it in the dryer?

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix?

4. What size do you like the best?

Um.....I think that will help. THANKS!!!!!
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1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get?we have 4 of them for about 4 months now. i use them every other day.

2. Do you dry it in the dryer?yup on medium heat

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix? nope they have fold back tabs

4. What size do you like the best?
we have all smalls, my dd is 7 months and they fit perfectly right now-sooo trim!!!

we got ours from flutterbybaby... Sunshine is wonderful to order from!!

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. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get? Um- I think we've had them for 5 months, maybe 6? These things get used every other day, easy

2. Do you dry it in the dryer? Now that it's winter, yep, on med. heat

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix? Not once

4. What size do you like the best? I've only used mediums, with the regular rise. But I have 6 XS for the new little pea on the way


All but 1 of mine were from Sunshine at www.flutterbybaby.com and I've been 100% happy with her work and cs, too. They're really good AIOs, IMO.

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I don't post here very often (I think it's probably even been a year!), but I have to respond to this because I LOVE my VB AIO

1. I have had mine for at least 2 months and it is used every other day- Frankly if I had enough of them I would use them every single day.

2. I dry mine in the dryer on med. heat

3. No diaper snakes

4. We have a med- dd is 6mo. old, 18 1/2 lbs. I would be interested in trying a med. long- but the med. has worked great for us.

By the way, I have no affiliation with her, but I highly recommend Linda from Bubbie's Baby Boutique. She currently sells VB through www.weceedee.com

Hope this helps!
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By the way, I have no affiliation with her, but I highly recommend Linda from Bubbie's Baby Boutique. She currently sells VB through www.weceedee.com

ooo... she does prints!
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ooo... she does prints!

She has so many choices it literally makes my head spin! I bought a VB AIO as a gift for a friend of mine thinking of cd'ing, and I just told Linda to pick something out for me because I was having a hard time choosing!
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Oooo...prints!! I love the blue and butter microsuede....

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1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get? We've had ours for about 6 weeks now and use a few at least everyday.

2. Do you dry it in the dryer? Yup, on medium heat

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix? Nope, not with her laundry tabs

4. What size do you like the best? I actually love the Medium/Long size, it actually fits my 21lb DS and my 29lb DD beautifully!

I've gotten all of mine from Sunshine too and they've really held up beautifully and work great. I really need to get a few more
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1. we have had two for three or four months now and we use them a couple of times a week.

2. i put it in the dryer for about 60 minutes and then air dry it the rest of the way.

3. the fold back tabs work well to keep diaper snakes at bay.

4. we had M's, but sold them because the rise became too short and then I was too impatient to wait for the M longs to become available so we sized up to L and they work just fine.

I like our VB's, but I do wish they didn't take so long to dry.
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Okay, I'm going to go slightly against the majority. I've struggled with buying Very Baby AIOs because of these reasons:

- I much prefer hemp over birdseye
- I will not buy anything with aplix
- I require a QD soaker

Now, the fact is that some Very Baby makers (Flutterbybaby and WeeCeeDee and Very Baby) make AIOs with all these options, but they're all additional costs. By the time I get done pricing any of them, they're over $20.

And I feel badly saying this, but if I am going to spend that much on just a solid outer AIO, then I prefer FCB.

Of course, I haven't tried any of them on a real baby, and I know everyone says they are so trim. But, I have very specific things I want. Perhaps someone else is as annoying as I am so I thought I'd just share these comments.

Holli
- I much prefer hemp over birdseye..

is there a particular reason for this? just curious.

- I require a QD soaker.

again...any particular reason for this? just wondering where you are coming from...

And...don't feel badly for your reasoning...i totally get that. Just one *small* thing that VB's have over FCB's....they are available! :LOL :

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I have 10 with 2 more on the way and I use them everyday or every other day. I've had them for varying amounts of time, but the oldest ones for 3 months or so. They are holding up fabulously

I dry them in the dryer with no diaper snakes. VB makes the best laundry tabs I have every seen on a diaper.

My baby needs a large. She is 30lbs at 8 months old with 14 inch thighs. I have a couple smalls put away for a future babe. They are so cute
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I have a couple VB and more on the way. I like birdseye over hemp and I do prefer the QD but don't mind hidden soakers.

It doesn't take too long to dry but I'm not sure how long. I'm not sure what snaking means. I don't usually do aplix but wanted these for babysitters.

I would recommend these diapers if you are new to cloth or need something simple for daycare/babysitters.

I ordered from Sunshine at Flutterby
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I agree with you, Holli. I don't own a Very Baby, and those are the reasons that have been holding me back. Plus, I hate PUL. But windpro is available, so that wipes out that issue.

I also don't like Aplix and so snaps would be an upcharge. Also, I don't think that I would be a big birdseye fan and the hemp is also an upcharge. Then the microfleece topped quick dry soaker is an upcharge. So to get a large windpro, it would be $23. The only positive I found was the offer for free embroidery, which is a big plus.

I need to pick up 4 AIOs to have around the house for when the teenagers are babysitting. They aren't the greatest at using wool. They don't mind having the babies go coverless, which is not an issue if you are willing to check often for dampness. But they don't.

I would clearly like to buy Fluffymail AIOs instead as I like a uniform stash. I don't mind paying the extra $$ for Fluffymail.



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1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get?
A month! I use it about 2 times a week! I have 5 more on the way

2. Do you dry it in the dryer?
Yes, on med heat

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix?
NEVER! This is the only aplix dipe that I have seen that doesn't

4. What size do you like the best?
Med. Long! My girl is about 25 pounds with lots of room to grow!

I don't usually like aplix, but these are different! They are sooo trim and soft! I like the birdseye!

I have one fcb aio, I like it but think I almost like my verybaby better! Maybe because its easier to get! I ordered from Sunshine!
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Yep! For the fabric, it's just a personal choice. I just don't like birdseye. Don't know why. Just what I like!

QD soaker. I just cannot tolerate long drying cycles. We have a 10 year old dryer that I'm sure isn't as efficient as many peoples, and I just refuse to keep anything that takes more than one dryer cycle. I also don't have the patience to hang things up to dry around the house after they finish one cycle. I also am the working parent here (DH is stay at home Dad to be), and I'll be doing the laundry. I just won't waste time drying and drying when I'd rather be spending time with her. If it doesn't get done in one dryer cycle, it's leaving the house! I also really don't feel like internal soakers get as clean as QD. Again, just my personal feeling!

You didn't ask about aplix, but aplix is like fingernails on the chalkboard to me. It sends shivers up my spine!

Holli, the picky one!
Gotcha! I thought maybe it was an absorbancy thing...so I was going to try to covert you! :LOL

I'm with you on the dryer cycles...but it's a good thing you're having a girl! I'm lovin' internal soakers, so no matter which way DS is *pointing* or no matter how he shifts I know he can't miss the soaker and send a stream down my leg!

I already knew your reasoning for the aplix...I think I saw your explination for it some other time! It's not just diapers either, right? It's not my favorite either for everyday use, but it doesn't drive me totally up a wall and DH can get it on snuggly so again, no surprises running down my leg! :LOL

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I personally love these diapers. I have 5 of them I think, and 2 more on the way, and they get used about everyday, so once a week each for about 3 months. They are holding up really well, but we don't put them in the dryer, but for about ten minutes after they are already dry to soften them up every so often. We don't get diaper snakes either, the tabs hold wonderfully.

These were our first PUL aio's and I have since gotten other kinds, I love them now, and they definitely have their place.

They are fabulous as diaper bag diapers and have also been a wonderful thing to have in these cold months. I use them whenever wool and fitteds are too bulky.

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I think if I were like Holli and had only been stash building but never actually using the items, I'd have the same impressions--I was at first put off by aplix, PUL, birdseye, and a 'true AIO' in general because of what I had heard. (However, QD AIOs do NOT work at ALL for us, after trying to make them work and having lots of messes).
But then when you find an AIO that you can actually put on a squirmy older baby in your LAP even in your seat on a plane or a train where conditions are cramped, because it's so dang easy to get on, and you find that it's actually TRIMMER than a sposie and you get a little addicted to the 'little bum' when other combos make your babe look like J Lo, and add that to the fact that you can cram a zillion of them in your diaper bag for daytrips and they NEVER let you down (totally reliable) when nothing else besides thick hemp fitteds with doublers and mega duty wool on top has worked at keeping the wetness in check and not soaking your shirt when baby's riding in your sling, well....

You get addicted!
I hear you on the concerns, Holli, but once you actually get some real life experience and you find how nice it is that they are REALLY *that* much trimmer than other CDs, they are really much more reliable than other AIOs, and how nice it is that they don't take up room in your bag, and how easy it is to get it on a squirmy baby in tight conditions....well you might change your tune! Or your husband will love them since he's going to be doing a lot of the changes!

Oh and they get plenty clean in the wash and I don't mind waiting for them to dry overnight after one dryer cycle--they are just worth it!!!!
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I'm with you on the dryer cycles...but it's a good thing you're having a girl! I'm lovin' internal soakers, so no matter which way DS is *pointing* or no matter how he shifts I know he can't miss the soaker and send a stream down my leg!
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EXACTLY my experience with QD Soakers, which works ok with fitteds since there is still absorbency everywhere, but with QD AIOs, well....big mess!!!! Man do I love internal soakers and that VB AIOs are just like a fitted but instead of an outer print layer, there's a super waterproof PUL layer--so I get the functino of a fitted (absorbency everywhere that catches everything), but the ease of an AIO (can put jeans or cotton pants on top instead of ALWAYS doing wool pants). Definatly good that Holli is getting a girl so the 'pointing' issues won't apply! :
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I know I am not known around here for the most part, but I have to respond to Holli's post. Your opinions and reasons are valid, of course, but it is true that sometimes opinions change after trying a certain diaper. I am a diapering veteran of one and currently have two in diapers. What works for one may not work for the other. So I can say, quick dry soakers are no good for ds, but work great for dd. Your baby may not react well to hemp, and that may throw that opinion out the door. Through the course of diapering your child, you will change what you use, what you like, and find out things that work and things that don't. Also, because a diaper may take a long time to dry, it does not mean that you will lose spending any time with your dd. It just means it will be in the dryer a long time.
As far as daddy friendly diapers go- I don't think it is insulting at all, but my dh does not stay home (and there is good reason for that). To me snaps aren't mommy friendly either- I can't stand them personally- but they are great for babies that like to take off their diapers.
I hope I didn't step on anyone's toes. It's okay of course to have an opinion even though you don't have a baby yet, but I think it is not okay to be absolutely set in those opinions without even trying what is out there. Children teach you to be flexible, open, and think in ways you never imagined you would. It's good to keep an open mind.
Again, don't mean to offend or hurt anyone's feelings.
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My husband is very capable of using snaps. I find it kind of insulting that there are "Daddy friendly" diaper comments. Around here, he is the primary caregiver and he resents those comments, honestly.

Isn't it okay that I have an opinion even if I don't have a baby yet? Sorry but these comments just really hurt my feelings and broke my heart.

I'll just keep my opinions to myself from now on since they clearly aren't valid since I don't have a baby yet.

It sure is dangerous to go against the "MDC mindset". That's for sure.

Holli
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings, Holli....

As for the "daddy friendly" comments, I'm not saying anything about Liam at all and didn't mean any sort of disrespect. I'm sure *he's* perfectly capable of doing snaps and is a great hands-on Dad. I'm just speaking for my dear and beloved Dh, who is a great Dad and very hands on.. but for some reason he's incapable of snapping dipes tight enough to keep in messes. I think he's afraid of getting them too snug or making it uncomfortable for DS...but when he's done and the dipe is all but falling off and the cover is hanging on for it's dear life..then we have problems! :LOL That's why *I* like aplix for him...

You most certainly can have an opinion ...and I hope you continue to share it!! I don't think we were meaning to hurt your feelings at all... This reminds me of my good friend when she and her DH were TTC'ing for their first. She would tell me all the things she was/wasn't going to do as a parent and everything was going to be ABC...*not* 123. She would get upset when I'd say...yeah...wait 'til the baby actually gets here and then we'll see how that goes!" Not meaning I didn't see her point or even agree with her thought process, but sometimes RL changes how you look at things. You probably won't ever like aplix...since it's not just a diaper thing, but you might change your mind on the QD soakers. I can't wait to see what your RL experiences will be with Mari and how your ideas of diapering change w/ her home. (and not to say "i told you so", but really because I'm excited for your to have that IRL experience! ) They may not, but they might,too. I know mine have changed tenfold from when I first started. Just like when you first posted saying you would want a small stash and thought you'd spend about $500 on your stash when you first posted...your diapering ideas have already gone through some sort of evolution! It will be interesting though when you get Mari home to see what does work and what doesn't work, what you do like IRL and what you don't...and what kind of evolution your stash will go through again! Who know's maybe you'll hate wool and I can buy all your MM and BBB! :

Anyway... and

Don't be sad!!

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I understand a little better after your last post (sorry if I was missing the point). It is absolutely reasonable to have an opinion- I was just trying to make the point that sometimes opinions change. I never had a birdseye diaper until the VB and therefore had no opinion before I tried it and I am so in love with this diaper. I was against using prefolds, wool, fitteds, and I'm sure there were others, and I just find that certain kinds of diapers are great for different situations and for different children. I am just now getting back into wool after being so against it. Again, your opinions are always valid.
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What is going on here Who cares if Holli doesn't like or want VB's.That is her opinion and she has a right to not like a diaper.I am loving VB's and Bumware AIOs right now myself but I know there are lots of other wahm made AIOs out there that are also nice.VB's are not the center of the diapering universe people :LOL
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flutterby baby also has a MDC discount code for 10 % off.
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Jamie, it's not that I care if Holli likes a certain brand of diaper, I was just trying to make a point that I would have her same opinions on the subject if I were in her shoes, but that opinions can change with real life trial and error.
She did start out by saying she had been "struggling" with whether or not to get some Very Babys, (not that she was certain that she wouldn't like 'em and had never felt tempted,) so I felt it was perhaps valid to share my experiences of how my opinions on them (which started out much like her current opinion on them) had changed from certain x,y,z real life experiences that changed my mindset. I thought sharing my experiences would be useful for someone, if not Holli. I, like others have mentioned, have come tenfold from where I thought I would be while preparing for the arrival of my baby, and actually think that sharing these experiences and revelations, these ways that babies 'change your mindset' on certain subjects (sometimes in quite funny ways), is interesting,valuable, and entertaining.

I'm sorry that discussing my own experiences wasn't received the way it was intended.
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butterflymom you said nothing wrong.
I love hearing your opinion. thanks!
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Angelica I think I probably read your post and maybe even Holli's wrong.At this point I am totally confused by this thread and am going to bed
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I agree with you, Holli. I don't own a Very Baby, and those are the reasons that have been holding me back. Plus, I hate PUL. But windpro is available, so that wipes out that issue.

I also don't like Aplix and so snaps would be an upcharge. Also, I don't think that I would be a big birdseye fan and the hemp is also an upcharge. Then the microfleece topped quick dry soaker is an upcharge. So to get a large windpro, it would be $23. The only positive I found was the offer for free embroidery, which is a big plus.

I need to pick up 4 AIOs to have around the house for when the teenagers are babysitting. They aren't the greatest at using wool. They don't mind having the babies go coverless, which is not an issue if you are willing to check often for dampness. But they don't.

I would clearly like to buy Fluffymail AIOs instead as I like a uniform stash. I don't mind paying the extra $$ for Fluffymail.



I prefer them to my FCB AIOs. : And even with the extra charges, they are still less $$ and a more available.

Edited to answer the OP's questions...
1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get?
Just over a month, but we use them ALL THE TIME.
2. Do you dry it in the dryer?
Yup, on med.
3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix?
Never
4. What size do you like the best?
med/long

All of mine are from FlutterbyBaby and I just placed an order for two more with embroidery from Bumblebuns.
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Thanks, elyice. I think the main problem here is that it's so difficult to read 'tone' of posts, and when it concerns an emotionally charged issue, that can easily be misunderstood. I never intended to cause such a reaction with my posts, and hope that everyone will reflect on generally how friendly I am and realize that I intended no heartache for any MDC'er.


To get things back OT:

1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get? About 8 months or so, and just about daily.

2. Do you dry it in the dryer? Yup. It's still damp after 1 cycle so I throw them on a rack overnight and scoop 'em up in the a.m.

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix? Never.

4. What size do you like the best? Medium. Med Long offers much more growing room in the rise, but we lose the amazing snug fit through the stride with that size.




I hope anyone who has unfavorable things to say about their Very Baby AIOs isn't afraid to voice their experiences and opinions on the matter. It's just a diaper, people, I promise no one will bite! Just means more sewing time from Sunshine, Jess's grandmother, and other VB makers for us who love 'em!
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Holli I think your opinions on VB AIOs are very valid. I haven't tried them. I do have my baby/toddler here and I know that for sure I wouldn't like birdseye or an internal soaker. I don't hate aplix but I much prefer snaps.
Also the daddy comment bugs me. I've gone years without saying anything but it always makes me cringe to read that dads are not considered by many here to be able to change a diaper that wouldn't otherwise be able to be changed by a 5 year old. My dh can snappi a prefold and figure out a seperate cover all on his own. Does that make him a genius around here? It certainly seems to be the case.
Anyhow Holli I'm sorry that people are discounting your opinion because of your lack of real world experience. We all know what we like and what we don't and somethings just aren't negotiable. I would think that pregnant mothers and current mothers would certainly understand that. They probably wouldn't appreciate being ignored because they haven't been on the flipside of the situation.
to all. Its just something I needed to say.
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To get things back OT:

1. How long have you had yours and how much use does it get? About 8 months or so, and just about daily.

2. Do you dry it in the dryer? Yup. It's still damp after 1 cycle so I throw them on a rack overnight and scoop 'em up in the a.m.

3. Do you get diaper snakes from the aplix? Never.

4. What size do you like the best? Medium. Med Long offers much more growing room in the rise, but we lose the amazing snug fit through the stride with that size.
Angelica, are your meds from Sunshine and Jess' grandmother the same rise? The 15" rise of Sunshine's med was too short, but her med/longs are perfect - even trimmer through the stride for us. But, I think Jess' meds have a longer rise, right? I have never tried any directly from VB, so I have always wondered what size to get from her. Since you've used both I would love to hear the differences.
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