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#1 of 37 Old 12-09-2007, 01:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I know this thread has been done......but I need to get diapers for the baby coming. I have some extra cash now so want to place a larger order somewhere. I REALLY love First Class Baby, Bottom Bumpers, and Mudpies - but they (Mudpies) are closed to custom orders right now. I also dig Lucy's Hope Chest but will not order there anymore. So, I am looking for something LIKE THOSE. Anyone? Preferably something afordable because I plan to only do AIO's this time and need to get at least a couple dozen nb diapers.

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BUMP!

Anyone?
I did a little shopping today but still looking for someplace cool to place a largerish order.

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I really like Bumgenius pockets and have heard good things about their AIOs too. But the one size diapers are a little big for newborns, they didn't fit DS well until he was about 12 lbs or so. He was born really tiny (6 lbs 4 ozs) and we had luck with Very Baby AIOs from the beginning up until about 13-14 lbs.

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Thanks, Jilian! Never tried Very Baby - will look into those.

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Oh! If you come back, I just did a quick search & couldn't find them, do you have a link to that? TIA!

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I've never tried the ones you've mentioned, but the only AIO's I'll use are BumGenius...very trim compared to the others I've tried!
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I've actually never even tried Bum Genius, popular as they are...will have to look into them too. Thanks!

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I have just started cloth diapering and have only tried one AIO but I've been pleased. It's the bumgenius and I feel like it's really trim and works great. IT holds up really well, contains messes, hasn't leaked, and is super easy to use. I've been very happy. I've heard good things about Pampered Bunz too and I'm planning to get some, but they aren't open again for orders until the new year.
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Almost our whole stash is LHC- would you PM me why you won't order from there? We were always more than happy with her stuff....

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My favorites are the Bumgenius AIOs, www.bum-ware.com AIOs, and dream-eze AIOs. Not sure how they compare to those that you have liked in the past. But they are all trim and plenty absorbent.

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Cool, thanks for the link!

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BUMP.


Anyone else use AIO's?

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I have a Bumkins AIO. It's good for daytime use, but I would not recommend it for overnight. The prints are adorable.
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A friend recommended Bumkins to me too. Thanks!

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The other brands I used are mostly gone... we liked FMBG when dd was little- but those are hard to get now. We liked mudpies- you know the problem there.... Nothing front fasten ever fit dd, so we had to have things that would side fasten. LHC were *IT* for us.

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Yeah, I really like the side snaps too! I am very leery of this velcro stuff, lol, but gott'a at least try I suppose. I just try in small quantities until I LOVE. Yeah, the GOOD news is I have about 4-5 dozen LHC here...the BAD news is they are all mediums or large (looking for nb stuff) and all very girly. Dunno what we're having. I suppose I COULD put a boy in a princess diaper, but I don't wanna! I do love FMBG...but what I have is mostly fitteds.

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Have you looked at Nana's Bottoms? She is affordable and has snaps.
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A friend recommended Bumkins to me too. Thanks!
I've heard AWFUL things about bumkins.... given your taste in CDs I wouldn't suggest them...

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I've heard AWFUL things about bumkins.... given your taste in CDs I wouldn't suggest them...

-Angela
OK, I'll cross those off then...you seem to speak my language diaper wise!

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Have you looked at Nana's Bottoms? She is affordable and has snaps.
Never heard of them...have a link?

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My favorite AIOs are the quick dry ones from Bum-Ware
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I was gonna say, there's a new "extreme AIO" that Bum-ware makes that's supposed to be fabulous. No personal experience, though. Just from what I've read, the AIO raves I see the most are for BumGenius, Bum-ware, Daisy Doodles, and Very Baby.

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http://bum-ware.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=312
http://www.daisy-doodles.com/store/

I'll let you know in a few weeks what I think. I have a smorgasboard of various AIO's in my stash for this babe.
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Yes, I should have included Daisy Doodles in my OP...I LOVE THOSE! Actually just placed an order there yesterday.

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These are the AIOs we have used, although they don't quite seem your "type", :

Kushies AIO (Newborn) - they worked okay for the very beginning, for outings, but I didn't realize my son had outgrown them, and we kept using them past the weight/size limit, hence a lot of leaking.

Bumkins AIO (Medium) - these were our favourites the first year, and we were able to use them for about 9 months. Very simple and durable, no leaks, but towards the last few months, we did use a doubler (tri-folded washcloth) if we were in a situation where we might not be able to change him straight away.

Proraps AIO (Large) - very absorbent, gussets that are great for leak prevention. My son outgrew the rise before the weight limit though, and the Aplix closure wore out a bit - if I had known, I would have gotten the ones with the snap closure.

Rumpsters AIO (Medium and Large) - the rise is low and they are narrow through the crotch, but they work fine for us. The ones with Aplix closures seem wider than the ones with snap closures; the snap closures have a better fit on my slim son.

Blue Penguin Re-Uz'm Elite AIO (Large) - we have the ones with snap closure. They are very absorbent, but the rise is too high for my son, so the fit is a bit strange.

Mother-Ease AIO (Large) - these are my current favourites; they are basically a white ME Airflow cover with a thick terry lining. Since they have side snaps, they work perfectly as pull-ups (which comes in handy for EC). If I could do things over, I would stick to Bumkins for the first year, like we did, and then use these as our only AIOs once the medium Bumkins were outgrown. We have way too many diapers, but I'm tempted to get a few more of these for baby #2 anyway.

My son was never a heavy wetter at night, and has actually usually been dry at night for a very long time, but of the ones I have, I felt safest using the Prorap and Blue Penguin AIOs at night, just because they are the thickest.
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Wow, that was an extensive list, thank you so much! A couple of those I hadn't heard of...off to look them up!

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I have 2 of the imse vimse AIOs....they work great, even overnight, have a dry-feeling layer for next to the skin and dry really fast. Mine rolled a little after washing and the aplix rubs a little sometimes, but it has not been a big deal.

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For affordable AIOs, I liked Kushies. They aren't the best in the world or the most absorbant, but you can get 5 for $40. They make great diaperbag diapers.

I had a few very baby AIO and liked them ok, I should have gotten them with hemp or something though because I didn't find them much more absorbant than the Kushies.

I had a few Rumpsters as well and they worked very well for pee, but the rise was so low that my baby would get plumber's crack, so if she pooped it would ride right out the back. So, maybe just get one of those and see how it fits your baby. They are very trim, so that is really appealing.

Oh, I also used to have the Re-Uz'm s... classic and elite and I never cared for either. I found they created a HUGE butt and it was hard to fit clothes over compared to fuzzi bunz or swaddlebees. I became really more of a pocket diaper sort of person.

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Thanks...lots of ideas floating around in my head now!

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I have tried a couple of TailFeathers Diapers have been pleased with them. I have no other AIO to compare it to, though.

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Another link, thanks! Will check those out!

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