I love the superb fit of these diapers. Especially on the lower end of the size range (my boy is very skinny so they tend to be a little bigger on him). They are so trim and stretchy and hit him in just the right places.
They dry fast and clean well because they are not too many layers sewn together.
The microfleece lines ones are nice for keeping skin dry and dealing with poops.Cons:
On the ones I have, the microfleece inside got really pilly. I have some other ones that I got used where the fleece never got pilly, though, and both were supposed to be Malden Mills fleece, so I don't know why one was nice and the other not so nice.
The lay in soaker is hourglass shaped, but not perfectly so. I guess it's hard to serge curves just "so" and the shape looks a little wonky. Just an aesthetic thing, though, that may not even be there now, I don't know.Samuel's Soaker:Pros:
These are super absorbant for the heavy wetter. We sized up to the Premium from the infant at around 9 mos. for the extra absorbancy and used them inside pocket diapers. Never a leak with the premiums for us!
Being flats, they fold up nice and narrow without lumps (like prefolds) and bumps and fit well in all of our pocket diapers.
If used with pins, they have nice stretch to them, for a nice fit.Cons:
These are supposed to be snappiable, and at first, I was able to snappi them, but after several washes, for some reason, they became impossible to keep snappied. (Mine are hemp terry with the loopy side OUT, unlike what the poster below me describes, so maybe that has changed since I ordered mine.)
Although there was some change made to make these not collect linty lumps inside the layers in the corners, mine did develop those lumps. It's not a big deal, but it may bother some people.
Stink. Some people seem to have it and some not. Some seem to think it's normal and SAY they don't have it. I have it and can admit it.
I have tried miniscual amounts of things like Sport Wash, stripping, etc. etc. ad nauseum, and the only thing that gets rid of the strong morning ammonia stink is to either boil these or use a little bleach on them occasionally.