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#1 of 24 Old 07-13-2003, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I noticed in some of your posts, mamas, that some of you just put the dipe on with no cover when you are at home? Why is this? Saves in washing covers so often? Lets you know when baby needs changing sooner? How do you keep pee/poo off whatever baby is laying on or off your sling or arms if you are holding him or her?

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I do just so I will notice her wet sooner cause the cover hides it. She's not a heavy wetter - I thinkcause her intake is still lower than average due to her heart problem - so it's never been an issue. Occasionally she has left a wet spot on the carpet but the poop has never escaped.
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Glenn always has went without a cover at home. When he goes he goes and I notice it and he gets changed immed. He have never pooped out of his fitteds ever. To me during the summer time in Georgia it seems so much more comfortable to simply go with a fitted and forego all covers.
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It's just more comfortable- if he gets wet, I notice and change him. Cooler in summer, too. He's usually running around so he's often not sitting on anything. I always use a cover for naps.

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Same as above...I think it's more comfy, cooler, and I notice right away when he wets. I sometimes get damp on my leg or belly when holding him, but it's just baby pee, so don't bother me. I have had a couple of poo escapades when snappi-ing a pf, but usually it's fine.

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We do it for many reasons,

Ds has sensitive skin so the more his bum can breath the better off it looks...

I am also able to know right when he goes and change him right away..

We use fitteds and have never had a problem with him "leaking" or "pooping" threw..

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Uh....so i can look at those cute diapers of course!
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it's cooler.
I can tell when he's wet easier.
we practice EC, so it is easier to get in and out.

my baby is a pretty light wetter...

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For all of the reasons mentioned above.
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It is cooler

I know when they are wet quickly

More air = better for baby's skin

love to see 'em in cute diapers

As far as keeping poop off of everything.. Gage is 2 1/2 and Caden is 3 months. If they are in a good fitted diaper..then there are no leaks.
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All of the reasons mentioned above, plus, since I change ds as soon as he is wet, I go through more diapers each day, so of course I need to have a nice hefty stash
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I ask- why put a cover on if you're only going to be at home~ honestly I don't know what you mean about pee getting on things, I have gotten my t-shirt damp on occasion but my house doesn't get wet all over or anything, plus pee doesn't bother me in the least, it is clean and like water , it dries, but I do sometimes find my DS has gotten poop on somethings. Which isn't a biggie to me, if it weren't his leg or the floor it would have been a cover- either way you still have to wash something. I am just really lazy. I don't do anything that might be extra work.

Plus I know when he is wet sooner. Lazy as I am, if I didn't see the wetness I might forget to check and leave him sitting in a wet diaper for an hour- or more!
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I second for all the above reasons...especially so I can see my purty diapers!!

Actually this week it's been a necessity for us. Ds has had a raging rash & going coverless was a huge help.

Besides, a little piddle never hurt anyone.

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Kimberly goes without a cover so I know when she is wet.

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I do it so I can see when Mary-Grace is wet. She seems to have very sensitive skin so the sooner she is out of a wet diaper the better.

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I let Willow go with out a cover mainly so I change her as soon as possible. I wouldn't like to be left in a wet diaper, so I try to be on top of that. Plus I hope when I'm old and need diapers my kids are kind enough to get some cloth and not let me rot in Depends!

Love lookin' at the diapers!

It really does help with rashes. Willow's had a bad rash for a couple days now. We had to let her go coverless for some 3 days AND nights. Poor kid wen to bed with the biggest diaper butt I've ever seen!
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I tried it since so many mom's here like to have their babes go coverless but for my heavy wetter, I think it was a pain, he would pee through a prefold or fitted in one pee and my shirt would be wet, the sling, the carpet. I just think it is a hassle to go coverless JMHO
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I have to agree with the looking cute reply. And to say so I can take pictures of the cute ones.

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I do it with DS for three reasons:

1. So his bottom can "breathe" and I am not brave enough to let him go naked.

2. To know immediately when he pees

3. Because I love all the cute fitted prints I have and I want to see them.
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I Actually this week it's been a necessity for us. Ds has had a raging rash & going coverless was a huge help.

Besides, a little piddle never hurt anyone.
YES!!! When her bum is red (usually due to teething poo) she definitely needs to go coverless.

Heck, she'll even go sans ! We don't really do total EC mostly we communicate that she's eithered peed or poo. She does tell us now when she's in need of a diaper change.

Oh, and I like that I can feel her wet so much sooner too as everyone else said
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I don't think anyone's mentioned this reason yet:

Because with a wiggly toddler it's enough of a struggle just to get a new diaper on him before he runs off!
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pretty much all the reasons above. we go coverless whenever we're at home, and when we're out, too, on hot hot days. Cooler, less hassle, and Pee isn't "gross" or anything. I have had ds get out of his diaper (he's crafty that way) and pee in the house- i just clean it up real quick. I like ds to be changed as soon as he's wet, and now he says "uh-oh" when he pees! he's only 11 months old.

Plus, the cute diapers...

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To address the leak issue - I do have some diapers that I don't put on him when we are coverless at home, because they are prone to leakage. These I use under a cover when we go out. At home, I use thick fitteds that fit him well around the legs. I've never had a problem with anything leaking out, except for the inevitable dampness in front (sometimes).

I put a cover on him the other night when we went out to dinner, and when we got home I took it off and it was really hot and steamy in there. It had to have been uncomfortable. It was a PUL, so wool might have been better but in this heat, I think the fewer layers the better.
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They all nailed it.... my son is 21 mos, and has had solid poopies for a long time. We never have poop leaks, and he doesn't take off the dirty dipe and play in it (we have friends kids who have done this). He will take off a wet diaper himself though (I don't mind this.. saves me the struggle!). I can tell when he pees and I just change it. Takes the guesswork out of diapering.

It's one less step with fitteds.. no cover=a few less mins of wiggling/protesting.
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