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I am trying to decide between BG, SB and FB for my almost two yr old and new baby coming in June. They appear so similar, I'm having a hard time deciding!<br><br>
I'd love to hear you stories of which you like and why.<br><br>
I should note, I dont think DS is a particularly heavy wetter, we rarely had leaks out of sposies, prefitteds or prefolds, and homemade AIO's. I also think he will be potty learnign in the next six months, however, I will reuse the diapers for future children.
 

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bum genius! They grow with your kid, and they come with a microterry insert that grows too. They fit better than FB for my ds - skinny legs and FB's leaked for several months. But FB over swaddlebees
 

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I personally prefer snaps closures, and I don't think SB has that. But, we're going with a few different styles of pockets, for variety.
 

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Definitely swaddlebees over fuzzibunz - at least for my tall/skinny toddler (CDd from 17 months to present). Actually, I love the SB side-snapping pockets. I just CANNOT get a good fit in both waist and legs at the same time with a front-closure diaper, regardless of whether it snaps or aplixes closed.
 

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hard call- i would honestly try a few of both to see what you like. the fit of swaddlebees is awesome, but they have a thin crotch and it is much easier to get leaks with them. fuzzi bunz have a wider crotch but, ime- and everyones is diffrent,do not leak. i think you can avoid leaks with the sbs if you change very often. the problem for us is that the only times i use pockets is overnight or when we are out and about and it won't be as easy to get to a diaper change. i would say the sbs are def not a nighty dipe, though.<br><br>
i loved the fit of the sbs so much that i now use their awesome fitteds but, sadly, the pockets didn't work for us.<br><br>
i've heard good things about bgs and that way way your 2 los could share dipes. i haven't used them, though, cuz i'm not an aplix fan. hth!!!
 

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I agree with Alison- SB have a narrower crotch so leaks might be more prevelant with them. I liked them on my DD because she was tiny, but I still prefer FB.<br><br>
And SB do have snaps, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I agree with Alison- SB have a narrower crotch so leaks might be more prevelant with them. I liked them on my DD because she was tiny, but I still prefer FB.<br><br>
And SB do have snaps, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Oh, i didn't know that. Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I do have a few coming in the mail and I hope we like them.
 

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I prefer Fuzzibunz. Swaddlebees are just too narrow in the crotch for us and while they don't leak pee (as long as I change DD often in them), they won't contain a poop explosion...I have a couple that I use when I know DD just pooped and isn't going to again for a couple of days.<br><br>
Also, fuzzibunz are great at night (if stuffed enough) and I would never trust swaddlebees for nighttime.<br><br>
Someone mentioned bumgenius - I prefer these over fuzzibunz and swaddlebees both. Love the fact that I don't have to worry about sizes. But the only downside in comparison to fuzzibunz is that there aren't too many colours to choose from while FB have a ton of different colours.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Someone mentioned bumgenius - I prefer these over fuzzibunz and swaddlebees both. Love the fact that I don't have to worry about sizes. But the only downside in comparison to fuzzibunz is that there aren't too many colours to choose from while FB have a ton of different colours.</div>
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I'm surprised they don't come in more colours, given their popularity and all. Maybe someday. I, too, love diapers and am able to stay excited by their prettiness. I know it's not supposed to be about what they look like, but I like looking at pretty things. I never understood people choosing all-white FBs when there are so many options (but if that floats your boat then by all means!).
 

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I'm always reaching for the FB first, and start using my other pockets when all the FB are gone.<br><br>
But I think you really do need to try a few of each to see which one fits your children the best.<br><br>
SB, FB and Happy Heinys all work fine for my daughter, but so much of it depends on the build of your child.
 

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We love our Swaddlebee's and bought them at the outlet store when it was stocked w/ tons of AIO's and Pockets. I got them for $5 and $7 respectively!! Thats a bargain!! They wear great!
 

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Thanks for all the input ladies!<br><br>
I checked out the BG 2.0 and they seem great, I actually love the colors they offer! I'm not too concerned about the aplix as thats what I'm currently used to. I've been a little skeptical of the one size diapers, but these look pretty good. I guess I'd just have to try one on the babe and toddler to believe it! It does seem to make the most sense, to have something that will last so long, assuming the quality holds up. Are the cotton babies inserts pretty absorbant?<br><br>
Question about the swaddlebees: is it possible to stuff two inserts even though their so trim?<br><br>
Any other opinions on the three options?<br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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I stuff my swaddlebee's w/ an infant prefold, but thats starting to be too small, so Im going to break down and get some more inserts. I have stuffed an sb w/ a prefold and an insert for overnight, and although they probably wouldn't fit in a pair of pants, its still possible to stuff it like that.
 

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I've tried all three of them (well, SB AIO which does have a pocket) and while I"m a pocket fan, I prefer the fit of the SBs on my son because he has chubby legs and the FB was too bulky. I would think for a walking child they would be quite bulky betweent the legs? Maybe not? The SB is nice a trim between the legs (which is why some love it and others don't) and I'm pretty sure that you would want to get the SB inserts that are made for the diapers. The SB AIO that I have does't fit a contoured hemp Joey bunz or a Thirsty's microfibre insert all that great. What I like about my SB is that it uses natural fibres next to the skin, FB and BG didn't work for me because synthetics irritate my son's skin. But if you already know that your babes aren't bothered by it then that isn't a factor! I am rambling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I only had the BG 1.0 which fit GREAT but the aplix tabs weren't very big and didn't last great for me. Perhaps with the 2.0 that has improved. Also with the BG you are only closing it at one point on each side, where the double snaps of the FB and SB make it more adjustable for fit (can fit the legs separate than the waist)
 

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Well I've tried all three too. I should start by saying that we started CDing at 9 months. I wanted to love the swaddlebees, but we couldn't get a good fit! My FAVORITE diaper is the bumGenius 2.0, I also like the bumGenius AIO's but they do take a long time to dry. We use fuzzi bunz at night with two cottonbabies inserts. I don't like the fuzzi bunz quite as much as the bumGenius. They are great dipe though! For a little while the bumGenius 2.0's had a choice of fleece or suede cloth inners. I loved the fleece ones, but I can't find them though now. Maybe by the time your baby is born they'll be back!
 

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I am adding another recommendation: BabyKangas. One-size like BumGenius, but with snaps and microfleece which I prefer over suedecloth.<br><br>
So here's my order.<br>
1. BK<br>
2. BG<br>
3. FB (because one-size pockets above fits as well so no point of paying for all sizes...)<br>
4. SB (ok for day time, but I don't like for night.)
 

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I love my BG 2.0's. I have not tried any other dipe (except nasty sposies). for overnight, we add a pf to the pocket with the microterry insert, seems to work great for our infant (change in about 6 hours), not sure how it will work for a toddler. I just got my second order in yesterday. Just a warning, the green is a little "flourescenty" if there is such a word. I was slightly disappointed in that color. But the blue and yellow are awesome colors!
 

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I love all three and wouldnt give any of them up --but I use each at specific times only!<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>FB -</b></span>naps, or anytime I wont be changing as often.<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">BG -</span></b>in the diaper bag so I can throw it on either child or for babysitters. I hate the applix though!<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SB -</span></b>only for times when I need a trim dipe to fit under clothes. DD has poo blow outs all the time in them though.<br><br>
My fb's definatly get the most wear though, so I guess thats what I reach for first<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Love our BG 2.0s. The position of the slit for the insert is what decided us... with the FBs our wigglers would squirm the insert up out of the waistband just the littlest bit and then it would wick onto their clothes... not the nicest middle of the night surprise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The slit on the BG is about an inch further down the diaper, with a flap, so the insert can't wiggle up like that. Definitely makes them my fave for night, but they're trim enough for day, too.<br><br>
As for fit, they work well on both my two-month-old and my two-year-old... but, my bigger girl definitely needs extra inserts, but she is a heavy wetter.<br><br>
HTH, Katherine
 
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