Mommy to (age 9) and (age 5)
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Jennifer, SAHM to my little man 5 1/2 and my VBAC sweetie pie girls 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and 6mos.
Fitteds are great, but too pricey for me. And, imo, too difficult to clean properly. That is why I prefer prefolds and flats. But, I would far prefer fitteds to pockets or AIO, because I don't like the materials in those diapers. I like to use cotton and wool, and that means fitteds/prefolds/flats and wool.
Originally Posted by Juliacat
Oh goodness, LOTS of people love fitteds. They're consistently #1 in the polls I've done about which kind of diaper people like best. They're easier to use and more poop-proof than prefolds, but unlike with pockets and AIOs you get your choice of whether you use a cover or not, and you can use whatever kind of cover you want.
I've had every kind of diaper out there and fitteds are far and away my favorite. They're SO easy to use and so cute and so absorbent and so good at containing poop and I can put a pull-up wool cover over them. ::
-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a , who each self-weaned at 4.5 years , who both 'd, who were both, and both: . Also, , and !
The downside with fitteds - by the time I get done snapping them on, he's off and running, so if I do need to put on a cover (esp. a pull-on), it's usually not a pretty situation. The other thing I don't like about fitteds, is that a fitted/cover combo looks pretty bulky to me and don't fit as well under clothes.
As he gets older, I tend to use AIOs and pockets with Aplix because he hates diaper changes that much. I make AIOs with hidden PUL that are every bit as cute as fitteds. I don't know why I care so much what they look like when they're covered up with clothes.
SAHM to Andrew (2) and Ben (1)
Now, with a baby in diapers, and two older kids to run after, I prefer the quickness of pockets.
Jesse (July '09)
I switched to prefolds and covers for money reasons with this baby and b/c I'm sick of microfleece repelling on my pockets. Now I'm trying to use all natural fibers as well with wool covers, and I see a lot of fitteds on the wool websites. I didn't get the appeal. Pricier than prefolds but not an aio. Seems like an aio and a cover. Thanks for the explanations though! I wish some of them were cheaper....I have a few AIOs for on the go, but fitteds I guess would be a cheaper option with the covers I already have for prefolds.
eta: oh I did use kissaluvs (duh I forgot that those are fitteds. I think of them as special newborn dipes. ) and I looooved those! Too bad we grew out of them in about five minutes.