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  • Mother-ease Air Flow

    Votes: 30 42.9%
  • Bummis Super Whisper Wrap

    Votes: 40 57.1%
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I like the softness and the look of both of these covers.<br><br>
However, the ME Airflows faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar outlast the BSWW! The BSWW gave out (started wicking like crazy) after several months of use. This happened to me and quite a few friends. The ME on the other hand, last and last and last... I have been using my ME AF for OVER a year, daily and it's in GREAT shape. It's so reliable.<br><br>
Another thing I prefer about the ME AF's is the breathability factor. I prefer wool, but sometimes I just need to use PUL (like when we are going to be out of the house and I don't want to worry about compression wicking). So if I am going to use PUL, I want it to breathe a bit!
 

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Which reminds me...I need to order a few ME AF's for the new baby! :LOL I am loving their new animal prints! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I'm so torn...but I had to say Bummis SWW because they didn't leave red marks on my DS legs...and no matter how I did it I got red marks with ME AF's! But..I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> side-snapping so that's something to consider when you're choosing as well!
 

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The stats are surprising me so far.<br><br>
Part of me thinks, I don't want my kid in velcro, ever, at all; but part of me thinks, so trim and easy and cute!
 

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Ok- ME AF are good if you don't ever want to have leaks, esp. for boys because the cover goes over the top of the diaper. Bummis are good for a good, trim, tight fit. Sometimes my boys shirts can get wet because it can sink into the diaper. I don't know if that makes sense, but sidesnapping covers prevent this. I voted for ME because they can be trim too if you use trim fitteds.
 

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Okay, I just don't get why some people think the ME AF covers aren't trim?!?!<br><br>
Yes, they certainly do *look* poofy, but in all reality, they're just a thin layer of PUL. PUL is PUL and it's trim by nature, right? I mean, if they go under clothes, the clothing will just de-poof it of sorts and it will conform to cover the diaper.<br><br>
ME AF covers are just as trim as any other PUL cover when under clothing.
 

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Overall, I pick ME AF. For all the reasons listed. But, there are definitely times with the quickness of the BSWW because of the aplix is soooo helpful (picture 1 year old screaming like he's being tortured and you are just trying to get a quick diaper on him ... tri-folded pf inside a BSWW is just as fast (and much more comfy) as a sposie). But if I could only have one, I'd go with the ME AF.
 

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True, I like having both. If it's just a velcro issue, I have some Bummi's super snaps too, I like those also. The velcro IS quicker though.
 

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Yeah....I think if I'm going to use snaps anyway, the ME AF is probably better than the Bummis since it's more breathable. I wonder if the confusion over these matters ever goes away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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My AFs were workhorses, but the dang BSWW, though I wanted to love them (so cute and trim!) just didn't cut it for us. They wicked like crazy, I sent them back to the mfr, and got new ones, they also wicked. So I gave up. That was eight total that I had problems with. JMTC.
 

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I also don't get why the Bummis (both aplix and snap) claim to have a much wider fit range--so you could likely get by with just small and mediums--where with ME AF you need four sizes. That makes a HUGE price difference.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok- ME AF are good if you don't ever want to have leaks, esp. for boys because the cover goes over the top of the diaper. Bummis are good for a good, trim, tight fit. Sometimes my boys shirts can get wet because it can sink into the diaper. I don't know if that makes sense, but sidesnapping covers prevent this. I voted for ME because they can be trim too if you use trim fitteds.</div>
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We didn't end up using all the sizes of the MEAF's. I think you could get by with smalls and larges just fine - the size range really is amazing in reality (the weight-ranges listed on the tag seem to be more of a CYA thing - Davey was wearing them at weights WAY outside the listed range, and they fit fine.)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also don't get why the Bummis (both aplix and snap) claim to have a much wider fit range--so you could likely get by with just small and mediums--where with ME AF you need four sizes. That makes a HUGE price difference.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also don't get why the Bummis (both aplix and snap) claim to have a much wider fit range--so you could likely get by with just small and mediums--where with ME AF you need four sizes. That makes a HUGE price difference.</div>
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I find that at least on my children the MEs fit for longer than the advertised size range. Rhys is still in M/L (which is supposed to fit from 20-27 pounds) and he is 31 pounds now. Niamh is currently in the medium (10-20 pounds) and has been since birth (she weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces).<br><br>
If Rhys PTs soon that will mean I only really needed the medium and m/l <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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The heat is on....These are still my two favorite to play with.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle">
 

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OK. I didn't vote because I like them both for different reasons. BSWW worked the BEST for ds when he was in smalls. Now that he's trying to sit, they are too tight at the waist if they don't gap in the legs. So I like BSWW smalls but not med (if that makes sense).<br><br>
MEAF fits ds now very well without squeezing his waist. As much as I WANT to like this cover (it's our best fitting cover right now), I just can't get used to the poofy fit or how low it sits on his legs. But it's definitely better than any other cover we have right now.
 

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I've only used BSWW of the covers in question, but after 2 kids in them I'm still not satisfied. They're ok as PUL covers go, but they wick, don't fit properly around the legs and maggiemae I hear ya on the shirt sinking into the cover problem!!!! So if the MEAF I'm waiting on arrives soon, I'll be able to vote legitimately!
 

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I voted for airflow.<br>
When I bought my diapers (pg with babe) I went to the store and the woman tried to get me to get all airflows I thought the bummis would be cuter so I bought one airflow and 3 bummis. Well those bummis don't fit over anything but prefolds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: (well maybe some trim fitteds ) and the velcro rubbed on baby's tummy and thighs and they wicked.<br>
I have loved the airflow the snaps make it super adjustable and I agree with the pp that you don't need all the sizes you could probably do small and m/l and that would be it my ds has been wearing m/l since 6 mos and is now 35 pounds and 2yrs and still fits them.<br><br>
I am switching my whole stash back to meos and airflows with lots of wool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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