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I've been told they're good. Are they more expensive than other brands? What do people think of their wraps? Thanks in advance.
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I have a ME Sandy's and I really like it!
I got it used from a mom here on the TP.
That's the only ME diaper I have tried, haven't tried a ME cover yet though.

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I loved my os Me they worked great for me and they fit my baby great you can also go to the diaperpin and get reviews there the link is www.diaperpin.com

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I know this board is really wahm oriented, but I really enjoy ME products, overall. I don't think any of the diapers are terribly absorbent, but they work just fine with doublers, and I think they'd be great for a light to moderate wetter and just good for a heavy wetter. I liked the sandy's (2 size system) better than the one size and I think their covers-airflows and rikki wraps are amazing and never leak. I really enjoyed the plain jane white aio's and again, although not terribly absorbent, they never ever leaked or wicked on us. I could use them confidently out and about which is more than I can say for many aio's and pockets I've owned. They are relatively cheap for the price of cd's and are a good investment b/c they typically resell pretty well on places like ebay.
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I like my ME OS. Same for the Airflow covers. They were the first diapers that I tried, and after trying a variety of other dipes, including Sugarpeas, fuzzibunz, happy heiny's, kissaluvs and more because I was just to curious not to, I have now gone back to mostly ME OS. It's the only dipe dh will reach for now, and he has tried them all also (even cpf's with snappi's and wraps). They are bulky on newborns (even my 10lb 10ouncer), but as a OS dipe, you should expect that. They are a good quality diaper, the fit is the best I've found on ds, and they wash well. I also think that they are very reasonably priced, but I'm from Canada, so I have to factor in the exchange, making a lot of WAHM dipes pretty expensive. The only thing about the OS dipes is that they aren't very absorbant and feel like a wet towel even after 1 pee. I add a fleece topped hemp doubler to mine now that DS is older and they work great. I also tried a Sandy's, and I honestly don't see that much of a difference in them, they are thicker, but not very much more absorbant, really, when you factor in buying 2 different sizes and paying more for each diaper. But again, it's about preference, and they are side snapping and the same quality as the OS, just a different option. I'd buy one of each before investing in a whole system.

The airflows are amazing at keeping leaks at bay. But they have left red marks on ds's thighs when they are on anything but the loosest setting. They are a generous fit and quality made. The prints aren't very good for the cuteness factor, but to me that's secondary to quality, and you are getting quality covers in the airflow. I also encourage you to take a trip on over to diaperpin.com and view the reviews. I've found that site very helpful.
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I like the ME covers a lot (I have 2 Rikkis & an Airflow), but I was not happy with either the sandy or the one-size diapers for my toddler. They were not absorbant enough. When he peed just once the diaper would be soaked up to the waist, WITH the doubler. I would think they'd be good for non-super soakers/younger babies.
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That's what most of our stash is. I ordered 24 of them when dd was 20 mos. old since I was tired of the diaper struggles. Was easier to snap, and they were within my price range unlike some of the other fitted dipes out there. We have the OS. I also bought 24 liners to go with them, and some AF covers. I was and still am completely happy with these. They saw us through to potty training and have a lot of life left to use with baby#2. They only take 1 hour to dry on low heat, so saving money on energy!

They take *forever* to break in though, may not be good for heavy wetters (although my dd never soaked through one as long as it had a liner), and the terry loses its softness after awhile and gets nappy. I had to start using DownyAdvanced (which is okay to use for diapers, unlike other Fab. softeners) to keep them soft and absorbent. I think hard water made the problem worse than it otherwise would have been. One other thing is they don't line dry real well because the terry will get scratchy just like towels.

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I have a rikki wrap. Despite the fact that it doesn't have fold back laundry tabs, I like it. It fits well over cpfs.

mostly WAHM, sometimes WOHM to my : two boys.
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I love, love, love my(I mean dd's) airflows. Never had a leak. I have also used the sandys small and toddler. They needed a doubler as dd got older, but worked great. I have one one-size that works great with a fleece topped doubler. Has held up well.

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I have tried the OS and the Large Sandy's on my DS (1 year). The OS was okay until he thinned out in the legs and it is hard to get a good fit. Also, the crotch area is wide and just doesn't seem very comfortable. I like the Sandy's better although at 22 lbs it is a little bulky on him, but not excessive.

Possibly important things to realize are you cannot use the snap in liner on the OS on the small or medium settings and the snaps on the Sandy's are not hidden, meaning they are up against the baby's skin.


The airflows do sometimes leave red marks, and the prints do leave much to be desired (I really dislike that whale print!) but they have never leaked or wicked.


I plan on getting some Small Sandy's for the baby due in 6 weeks because they are affordable, reliable, and have good resale value.
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Originally posted by liam's mom
I have a rikki wrap. Despite the fact that it doesn't have fold back laundry tabs, I like it. It fits well over cpfs.
ugh. I wish they'd add those! My rikki attacked a FMBG Aio... =(
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the ME AF is wonderful over all the fitteds I have! However they will not hold a prefold or contour on & since I am snappi/pin-phobic, they are not my only covers. I love side snaps. I am also not into the whale print, I find it disturbing, but for plain white, they are great. I am wanting more WAHM covers in cute prints tho & I will see which I prefer then.
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Thank you all for the advice! I think I'll order their sample and see how I like it.
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