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Hi all,<br>
my son is 8 months old, over 20 lbs, and has recently developed mondo gigantic thighs... very cute, but very hard to diaper!<br>
we were CDing until our septic system froze... so we took a few months off, & are now finding that all our diaper covers, even the ones that say 25 lbs, are too tight around his legs... we're getting rubs... not ok!<br><br>
I liked proraps at the beginning-- he soaked diapers so fast that even if I changed him immediately, he just drenched all his clothes as soon as he peed-- but his proportions have changed a lot since he was a somewhat lankier newborn. Now that he's filled out and has these big legs, I'm not sure what covers to get. Also, he's a much more wiggly and active guy now.<br><br>
I'm also trying to figure out what diapers to get--we only have a dozen larger prefolds & need more of SOMETHING.<br><br>
Any suggestions are appreciated!
 

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Have you tried knit wool soakers or shorties??? They are so stretchy that it might be the best solution for chubby thighs. <a href="http://www.hyenacart.com" target="_blank">www.hyenacart.com</a> has a million things!
 

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Are you open to trying wool? If so, I'd recommend the Firefly easy wool diaper covers, size large. Measure your baby's thighs to make sure they would fit, but I think they would. Also, a large aristocrat wool soaker would work well (perhaps not the cutest--I really like the way they look, though, kinda old fashioned. We use them at night, but I always wish we had another one so that I could use it during the day).<br><br>
The cut of the swaddlebees works very well on my chubby-thighed babe (he is 20.5 lbs, 6 months, 27 inches long). I like the pockets, but not the AIO. My ds only likes wool, though, so we can't use them anymore. My baby is not a heavy wetter, and I don't know that the swaddlebees work well with heavy wetters.<br><br>
I just got some premium short prefolds from <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com" target="_blank">www.greenmountaindiapers.com</a> that are really great. They are as absorbent as a premium, but are cut shorter so that you don't need to fold any diaper over. We use them overnight. For daytime, I like flats and thirsties regular prefolds.<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Lex
 

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<a href="http://www.dancing-bears.com/index.php?cPath=29" target="_blank">Dancing bears</a> covers are very generous. They're a fleece soaker . . but ditto on what was said about soakers in general - more likely to get a roomy leg cut with them.
 

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thanks for the suggestions... I'll pick up a few different covers and experiment!<br>
One question about Aristocrats & other pull-on styles... I haven't been using pins/snappis (just holding the dipes on with a wrap cover)... how hard is it to get a pull-on cover onto a squirmy babe while keeping the diaper together? or do you just have to pin/snappi before the cover goes on? any ideas?
 

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Personally, I've found pull-on covers easier getting on my squirmy baby than others. It's difficult to snappi sometimes, yes. But I can put a soaker on while she's standing up or trying to crawl (can't snap a cover around while she's doing either of those things, though).
 
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