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OK, I think I want to order one or two AIO's from Lucy's Hope Chest. Thing is, I am very very new to CDing and not sure what the best choices are! Please help!!! My comments will be in all caps...<br><br>
Here are my choices:<br><br>
1. Outside print in knit or wovens. WHICH MAKES FOR A BETTER DIAPER? AS FAR AS PRINT GOES, I LIKE EITHER PURPLE BUTTERFLIES INTERLOCK OR PINK DOT IN KNITS, OR SNAILS ON BLUE, GIGGLES LIME BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES, YELLOW FLOWER, OR BLUE HAWAII IN WOVENS...<br><br>
2. Interior of either microfleece or velour. Please remember the velour wicks if you decide to choose this. WHICH IS BETTER? WHICH STAYS DRIER AND IS MOST ABSORBENT? IS WICKING A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING?<br><br>
3. Either 2 snap in soakers or a trifold made of either hemp, sherpa, brushed knit terry, or nantucket fleece. You can even choose a combination of any of these 2 fabrics. I THINK I WOULD PREFER A SOAKER THAT SNAPS IN (THIS IS BETTER, RIGHT?)... WHICH MATERIAL IS BETTER? OR SHOULD I GET A COMBINATION?<br><br>
4. Top of soaker made from velour or microfleece to match the outer print. (AGAIN, WHICH IS BETTER?)<br><br>
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OK, then... Advice, please!<br>
Note: My DD is 7 weeks old, weighs around 11.5 pounds, and is probably 23.5 inches or so long... She wets pretty heavily, too, and has explosive breast milk poopies... I would be using these AIOs when I leave the house, so I want something CUTE and ABSORBENT.<br><br>
Thanks!!!
 

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<b>. Outside print in knit or wovens. WHICH MAKES FOR A BETTER DIAPER? AS FAR AS PRINT GOES, I LIKE EITHER PURPLE BUTTERFLIES INTERLOCK OR PINK DOT IN KNITS, OR SNAILS ON BLUE, GIGGLES LIME BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES, YELLOW FLOWER, OR BLUE HAWAII IN WOVENS...</b><br>
It really makes no difference. I have AIOs in both knit and wovens. Knits are stretchy and have a little more "give", but wovens generally have cuter prints. Some people also notice that wovens fade faster than knits, but I haven't noticed this to be a problem. Basically whatever you think it cutest, since the outer print is just for looks.<br><br><b>2. Interior of either microfleece or velour. Please remember the velour wicks if you decide to choose this. WHICH IS BETTER? WHICH STAYS DRIER AND IS MOST ABSORBENT? IS WICKING A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING?</b> Wicking is bad. I have never noticed any wicking with any velour items I have. I prefer microfleece though. As far as absorbency, this is just for the lining, and neither is really absorbent - although velour is more-so than microfleece.<br><br><b>3. Either 2 snap in soakers or a trifold made of either hemp, sherpa, brushed knit terry, or nantucket fleece. You can even choose a combination of any of these 2 fabrics. I THINK I WOULD PREFER A SOAKER THAT SNAPS IN (THIS IS BETTER, RIGHT?)... WHICH MATERIAL IS BETTER? OR SHOULD I GET A COMBINATION?</b> I prefer the snap-in soaker to the tri-fold. Hemp is my favorite soaker material - very absorbent, and not as bulky as sherpa or terry.<br><br><b>4. Top of soaker made from velour or microfleece to match the outer print. (AGAIN, WHICH IS BETTER?)</b> I prefer microfleece for the top of a soaker, because it draws the moisture away from the child's skin! Makes it seem dry even when it's wet!
 

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same as mia, I've also never had any problems with velour wicking, but I prefer microfleece. wicking is when instead of the pee going right down to the hemp/sherpa soaker it gets sucked around the legs onto the cotton fabric on top....or a onesie...or shorts. Was that clear? maybe someone can explain it better than me LOL.<br><br>
My sherpa fitteds are almost as absorbant as hemp, but a *little* bulkier. for her AIOs I like a hemp trifold. It snaps also. there is a snap at the bottom so when it is trifolded it wont come undone then 2 snaps at the top to actually snap to the body.<br><br>
Hemp is really absorbant, some people have stink issues, and that is usually a result of hard water. Hemp also has a tendency to get stiff...you'll learn as you go there are ways to fight this. You might want to get one of each. maybe 1 AIO w/sherpa snap in and 1 AIO w/hemp trifold. I would suggest getting one lined w/velour and one w/microfleece. But i would go w/both soakers topped w/micro....that's just me tho, keeps the baby drier IMO.
 

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We got our first medium AIO from LHC when dd was about 12 pounds. It worked then and still works great for us. She is up to about 16 pounds now and still wears it on the smallest snap setting.<br><br>
As far as woven or knit goes, knits are a little stretchier, but I really like the woven we chose. The woven fabrics are more colorful and do hold up very well with repeated washing.<br><br>
Microfleece or velour? She does mention that the velour tends to wick. So I chose the micro and have been very happy with it.<br><br>
Since you said your little one is a heavy wetter, I recommend the hemp soaker. Hemp is very absorbant. I also like the two snap in soaker option. It is very trim and yet still absorbant.<br><br>
To top the soaker, I went with the microfleece again because it lets the moisture pass through it but then feels dryer on baby.<br><br>
These are all just my opinions, YMMV, but we <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> our LHC AIO!!!!!!
 

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Thanks for the advice! I can't wait to order now!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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