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#1 of 14 Old 05-30-2006, 03:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, I *know* that there is nothing wrong with these dipes. They were made by Sunshine at Flutterby Baby. The sewing is flawless. They are fleece-topped hemp QDs. I think my sweet girl is just an incredible supersoaker, she only weighs 7 lbs 3 oz and she is completely soaking these dipes in about 3 hours, so much so that they leak at the legs

I'm loving the AIO thing, I don't want to give that up, although I might be willing to do pockets. What should I try? Small Rumpsters? Size 1 FCBs? Swaddlebees? I think she is too petite for a small FB. Any thoughts?
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Honestly I'd change more often. In the newborn stage we pretty much changed before and ussually after each feeding and averaged at least 15 diapers a day and that was with disposables : I try changing every 1.5-2 hours tops and see if that doesn't solve the problem.

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I totally agree with the poster above me, and I don't think there is anything wrong with the diapers themselves. I do want to add that changing baby frequently is the best way to avoid leaks, rashes and frustration on your part-plus it will keep baby happy too. It does require more diapers per day-but in my opinion it is preferable to change baby at every pee or poop and use more diapers.
As a newborn, I changed at least 18-20 diapers a day............
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Add a doubler? Otherwise I have no advice.

I think it is hard to find enough absorption for newborns. They pee A LOT (must be the liquid diet ), their diapers are small and they sleep so much it is difficult to change them frequently.

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Most all AIOs last about 3 hours. When my dd was a newborn she would soak VB AIOs in 2 hours or less. That's just newborns

Now she is 13 months old and most of her AIOs last her about 3 hours and she isn't a heavywetter at all

Pocket AIOs can go longer if you want to go with that option
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We had the same experience - we just had to change super-often...

Aren't they just the most adorable things though? Those VB AIOs are so precious on a brand new babe...
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I agree with everyone else. Change her more often. I usually changed my son at least no less than ever 2 hours.
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I personally have not fallen in love with my very baby aios, I thought I would but i haven't. I only have two and they are the least used diapers in my stash. I wouldn't leave ds in it for more than on hour at a time because either they leak or his bottom gets totally soaked. The only time ds pooh in one it leaked also. Anyway, I would change more often or go to pockets. I use mostly prefolds and pockets. Micky
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Thanks for all the feedback!

My ds did not wet very much as a newborn (he became a serious supersoaker later on), so I didn't realize that newborns typically pee huge amounts. I have been changing her at every poo, but I guess I will have to step it up. She dcoes sleep 20 hours/day, so hopefully I can change her in her sleep. I think I'll go try it right now...

They certainly are cute diapers! I have 4 embroidered ones and 7 plain ones. The embroidery option is what got me to try VBs in the first place. My ds wore cheap Kushies AIOs at this stage, but she pees through those in about 3 seconds
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yeah I would change more often too. We used them exclusively for E as a newborn and they were the perfect fit. She did sometimes pee out of them....with one pee! Maybe you can try a hemp doubler!? That said, I'm using SB pockets exclusively for this new baby...just because I sold off my VBs thinking it would be a long time before another baby joined our family!

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agree with the above. Its nice when they last a while but its not exactly realistic, especially for a newborn.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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My baby has been in Small VB AIOs since she was about 2.5 months old (I got birdseye and sewn-in soakers, from Flutterby too). She's 4 months now and they are still very dependable up to about 3-4 hours. However, in my experience the best performing AIO I've used (and I've tried a lot!) is Rumpsters. They are also very trim and made from organic hemp, but unfortunately they are expensive too. DD is about 13 pounds and fits a size S on almost the tightest setting, so I don't know if they would fit a newborn very well.

I suggest you try a doubler with the VBs—I always use the doublers that came with mine. And like everybody says, just try changing a little more often!
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Hmmmm, maybe I should stick with the small VBs for now, and sell my medium VBs to help cover the cost of some small Rumpsters. My ds had a couple of the first-generation Rumpsters and I wasn't too thrilled with them, but I heard the newer version is a big improvement.
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We switched to FB for that same reason. I'd nurse ds and lay him down. He'd wake 2 hrs later and I'd have to change his outfit and the sheets. Every time. Ugh. With pockets I can put extra stuffing right up front (he sleeps on his tummy).

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