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We EC & these look interesting (I ordered one), but I'm nervous ordering mystery fabric on dipes. I'm guessing they're Coolmax or Powerdry or something of that nature...... anyone? <a href="http://www.babydrawers.com/wickeez.htm" target="_blank">http://www.babydrawers.com/wickeez.htm</a>
 

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I have some but I haven't used or washed them yet as my baby isn't due until December. They seem to run pretty big and they are super fluffy! I have no idea what they are made out of.
 

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Hmmm, uh oh, I ordered toddler size for my 23 lbs chunky chunk 6 mo old (he barely fits in BG 2.0s around the waist and his thighs are BIG)... think it'll work?
 

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I ordered 2 and they are due to arrive any day now so I will try to keep ya posted! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I got my order of wickeez in today and they are the softest things I have ever touched! But I don't need them until September. I also read in one of the forums here (where can I buy wickeez?) that they are fab. One dad has used them and is raving about them. So I might just order some more!
 

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Oh sorry as an add on, the info booklet that came with the wickeez says they are made from a type of polyester, twice as absorbent as cotton, fast drying, antibacterial and will stay forever soft, wash after wash, even in very hard water areas.
 

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got them today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> will wash them tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> they are fluffy!! The large when sitting folded and velcroed shut is easily 3 inches thick but it is smooshy.. Think of the newer super soft stuffed animals.. teddybear fur.. not straight rabbit fur style and thats what it feels like! The laundry tabs feel weak... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> the crotch is wide but I really like ultra trim swaddlebees so I am biased... in the Large the quick dry flap inside is sewn to the front so that could add to time it takes to put on if your the kind of person that pulls the dipe down before putting dipe over crotch area.. but on the flip side it would be very easy to fold that flap up for extra boy zone protection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> the medium's flap is sewn to the back... ?? wierd..<br><br>
the medium on my 20lb 14m old ds fits well, the velcro tabs touch in the middle but do not overlap. The back seems narrow for all that the crotch is wide so I wonder about poo blowouts however despite teh fluffyness the fit is trim mostly due to good elastic and the narrow backside previously mentioned<br><br>
the large is big but still usable... rise is a touch tall and I have to actually overlap the velcro on the waist but the back of the butt looks better for holding poo in .. fit isnt as trim..<br><br>
side note, ds liked to hold the spare while I was trying them on.. so soft!!<br><br>
HTH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Will post more tomorrow!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got my order of wickeez in today and they are the softest things I have ever touched! But I don't need them until September. I also read in one of the forums here (where can I buy wickeez?) that they are fab. One dad has used them and is raving about them. So I might just order some more!</div>
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Could I be that DAD you are talking about??<br><br>
Well, even if not, I am a dad who loves this diaper.<br><br>
Congrats to you who have tried them out.<br><br>
Not only is it the softest thing I have ever seen, it is easy for me to use.<br><br>
We use it with a cover like bummis or prowrap and have had no leaks to date.<br><br>
We are now in size 2, which has the attached doubler. Our toddler can still wear size 1, which can be supplemented with the extra unattached booster. For night, though, we like the larger size.<br><br>
So far, we have had no leaks, wakes up dry.<br><br>
I think that the absorbency is great. Anyone who says differently either hasn't read up on this diaper's functionalitly, or has expectations beyond its capability.<br><br>
I have read that some have concerns about not being able to "go coverless" with this diaper. These folks seem to equate a coverless diaper that leaks with non absorbency. This CONFUSES me.<br><br>
I'd like to see a fuzzi bunz work without the waterproof outer layer.<br><br>
Seems like these few have misunderstood the purpose of this diaper, which is wick moisture away from the body. Without a cover, that liquid will invariable leave the diaper, b/c it is travelling thru the fabric away from the baby.<br><br>
Plus, if the point of going coverless is EC, then great! Everybody knows quite effectively and efficiently what has just happened in a coverless Wickeez. That sounds like great elimination communication to me.<br><br>
Now, if you want your baby to sit around in a sopping wet diaper that holds onto the pee, allowing bacteria to thrive... well then you need to stick with cotton. I for one am into the better technology... like my biking clothes. Gave up cotton over a decade ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
From my perspective, the point of diapering is to contain messes until the diaper can be changed. If you can have the added benefit of STAY DRY, ANTIBACTERIAL, QUICK DRY, DOUBLE ABSORBENCY, SUPER SOFT, VERY CUTE... then why would you want to use anything else, just b/c you want to go coverless?<br><br>
The first post had a question about the material that this dipe is made from. I know that it is 100% polyester, which is why it is stay dry.<br><br>
We used to use pocket diapers, b/c of the polyester fleece stay dry layer. I didn't like pockets, though, b/c they were a pain to stuff. I often helped my wife with the stuffing, but honestly didn't like doing it. Very time consuming.<br><br>
We also tried the fleece liners on top of other cloth diapers, but these always bunched up in the middle, which really wasn't that effective for us.<br><br>
The Wickeez are totally made from stay dry material. The entire diaper is stay dry. Plus, they are even softer than microfleece. One of the things I like is that we can hang them to dry which they do in lightning speed... which has really cut down on the electicity bill. Yeah for me, since she is now a SAHM.<br><br>
Here is a link that I thought might be very helpful:<br><br><a href="http://www.wickeez.com/FAQs.htm#FAQ2" target="_blank">http://www.wickeez.com/FAQs.htm#FAQ2</a><br><br>
Good Luck Ladies!!
 

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well the large is too big for my guy... I had to overlap the tabs but then that only left 1 contact point of velcro holding the diaper up and so both side wings drooped horribly - disclaimer: I have an extremely active knee-walking 14m old and the dipe was coverless..<br><br>
and then of course the medium he poos in before he pees!! figures... the poo didnt seem to want to roll off the fibres like fleece but will see how it goes long term... so despite 2 dipes and using them both, I think I will have to wait another round of washing to have a better handle on how I like them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, I am one of those people that use fitteds coverless. I use prefolds, contours or AIO's otherwise, but reserve a few fitteds to give my kid's bottom some air out time. I change him after one pee (cover or not) and he is a light wetter. My other fitteds are cotton and/or hemp and when he pees there is just one small wet spot and nothing on the floor.<br>
Wickeez seem to be an excellent option if you always use a cover with them- I *love* the fit and feel of these and the sz 1 fit with the tabs crossed over on my 22 lb 13 mos old- plus no red marks. And they do dry really fast, I actually mostly air dried mine.<br>
I do want to say that you may need to wash and dry several times to reach maximum absorbancy, though I believe they say you don't. Also, they need a fairly heavy duty cover (for me these completely soaked through my nylon pull on covers)- like a Bummis.<br>
The way these work is that they pull the moisture away from baby- all the way to the cover, then the pee absorbs back in from the outside of the diaper towards the inside. Hence, the no cover=pee on the floor!<br>
So, although I sold mine, I say for anyone who always uses a cover- these seem to be really awesome diapers!<br>
Plus, the WAHM who is selling them right now (Beverly from <a href="http://www.babydrawers.com" target="_blank">www.babydrawers.com</a>) is really great to work with and offers free shipping!<br><br>
Sara
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Plus, the WAHM who is selling them right now (Beverly from <a href="http://www.babydrawers.com" target="_blank">www.babydrawers.com</a>) is really great to work with and offers free shipping!<br><br>
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Thanks for your kind words, Sara! You are great to work with, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I ordered mine from babydrawers too! I'm excited to get it, but now not sure whether the toddler size will be okay for my chunky one- oh well, if not, I shall order more!<br><br>
That's an awesome review clothdiaperingdad- I really appreciate it! I sold off almost all our dipes- so this has the potential to be great for us!
 

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I have used mine a couple times now and I second the *good cover* comment... when I use fitteds my goal is to use wool covers/shorts so I will keep using my one size 1 from a curiosity standpoint but I will not be revamping my stash.<br><br>
From an EC standpoint I think the feel dry and absorbing from outside-in characteristics would not be condusive to the premise of EC... unless your baby was in a position to need to be 100% waterproof for an extended period of time but even then I am not so sure on the compression factor on the fabric... hmm
 

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I guess I'm the only one who thinks an all polyester diaper is really weird??? I've seen so many people raving about them....I may have to try one out. I just can't see myself liking it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess I'm the only one who thinks an all polyester diaper is really weird??? I've seen so many people raving about them....I may have to try one out. I just can't see myself liking it.</div>
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This is an interesting comment that got me to thinking.<br><br>
I love when people ask questions that really get me to thinking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Considering that pocket diapers such as fuzzi bunz, happy heinys, bumgenius, et al... often are stuffed with microterry/microfiber inserts, this is about a 90% polyester diaper with the remaining 10% comprised of either PUL or polyamide.<br><br>
Here is how:<br>
The microfleece or suedecloth is 100% polyester.<br>
The waterproof layer is 100% polyester fabric coated with a polyurethane laminate.<br>
The microfiber/microterry insert is made of about 80% polyester and about 20% polyamide.<br><br>
All in all this is 100% synthetic, mostly polyester.<br><br>
Nevertheless, pocket diapers stuffed with microterry continue to be one of the more popular diapering choices.<br><br>
Now to ultimately answer the question, are you weird for thinking such things about polyester...<br><br>
NONSENSE! AT LEAST YOU ARE THINKING IT OUT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Your little one is lucky to have you thinking all these things out.<br><br>
But, you probably should try one of these Wickeez just to see what it is all about. Wickeez plus a pul cover acts much like a pocket dipe stuffed with microterry.
 

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Yeah, after I posted, I thought about it some more, and realized that pockets stuffed with microfiber is pretty much all synthetic materials. I guess that's why we dont do pockets! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Anywho.....I'd love to see one IRL though!
 

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Yes, I was refering to you clothdiaperingdad! And after your added tesimonial, I am further convinced and have ordered a whole bunch more from babydrawers.com. Not only that, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my first order from baby drawers came in. I think my stash is nearly complete, I'm just hoping my kidlet is not a giant when he makes his appearance in September!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, I was refering to you clothdiaperingdad! And after your added tesimonial, I am further convinced and have ordered a whole bunch more from babydrawers.com. Not only that, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my first order from baby drawers came in. I think my stash is nearly complete, I'm just hoping my kidlet is not a giant when he makes his appearance in September!</div>
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Sygo, you might enjoy this thread:<br><br><a href="http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155495" target="_blank">http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=155495</a><br><br>
I might catch the tail end of the sale and get a few more, too.
 
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