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Hi all,<br><br>
Have been EC'ing for 2 months and loving it. We have been using the Bumkins brand cloth all in one diapers as backups since they are so easy to get on and off for potty-tunities (it really helps us relax and connect with our daughter to have a backup sometimes). Unfortunately, our daughter is outgrowing the smalls, so I need some advice.<br><br>
I am tempted to get the Bum-Genius 2.0 diapers since they are adjustable and fit newborns to 35 pounds. The problem is that these diapers advertise that "Soft, sueded inner fabric wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Our unique covered (patent pending) pocket opening keeps wetness completely off of your baby."<br><br>
I'm concerned that if our daughter can't feel the wetness, she will stop letting us know as clearly when she needs to go. Right now, when we miss a pee, she usually lets us know by crying/wiggling/kicking (especially at night) that she has gone so we can change her right away. If we are using "sueded inner fabric" will she stop caring?<br><br>
Does anyone have experience with this??? I'm sure it's different with each baby, but if anyone has a sense of how dry these diapers really feel (as compared to typical cotton cloth), I'd love to hear it. How dry can wet fabric feel anyway, even if it is special "wicking" stuff?<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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We bought some BG's, thinking that a pocket dipe might be good for rapid on/off changes for pottytunities, and honestly, we don't like them for an EC'd babe. WE can't even tell if she's wet, so it totally screws up our potty-response system. The baby DEFINITELY does not know they're wet. We literally have to stick our hands into the back to feel the actual insert.<br><br>
We're getting some velour covered Swaddlebees as our backup, b/c they're more shaped like trainers, so we are going to try to see if we can pull them down like trainers. Also, with the velour on top, we (and she) SHOULD be able to tell if she's wet, w/o tons of liquid staying right near her.<br><br>
Ultimately for an EC'd babe, I think a prefold trifolded in a cover like a bummis is probably just the easiest, simplest way to diaper as backup. They come off easy, and are pretty simple to get back on, plus both of you know when you've missed a pee. Also, we're only using pockets now that DD is a bit older (11 mths now, officially EC'd since 3 weeks). Pocket diapers and any diaper with fleece on top for a stay-dry feeling are an ECing mama's worst nightmare in our experience (DH would tell you the same, in fact he hates anything that isn't cotton/hemp b/c he can never tell if she's wet either). If the Swaddlebees aren't something we like, we're just going back to prefolds/covers for the few times we actually diaper.
 

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i work at a store that sells CD so i like to try new prodicts as they come in so i have personal experience with them. the BG pockets are wonderful- but in my opinion not great for EC'ers. the suedecloth definitly keeps the baby's bum dry and to tell if it's wet i usually had to take the diaper off and stick my hand in the pocket to feel the insert.<br><br>
if you're looking for an economical solution something like a one-size diaper cover with a lay in diaper (prefolds or flats) would be a great option.<br><br>
most of my back-up diapers are the velour swaddlebees fitteds. i love them, for what it's worth! i also have a few of the PUL outer swaddlebees with the velour inners and they are awesome. unfortunately my DS's skin doesn't like them quite as much as i do, so we don't use them that much. oh, and the swaddlebees pocket fitteds are also super nice... you can stuff them with a light doubler or leave them unstuffed for a nice thin trainer.
 

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Thank you for the quick replies! I'm bummed that the Bum Genius sounds like a bad idea--I love the idea of a diaper that would fit for so long. But I really appreciate your feedback--I would be even more bummed to spend mucho money on them and have them not work with the EC (although I'm pretty impressed with the product--how do they DO that, getting it to feel dry even when wet--the funny thing is that for most folks, this would be a big plus <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">!<br><br>
On the bright side, I found to online used diaper trade/swap sites, where I may be able to find cheaper used cloth diapers. That's a relief! (<a href="http://www.diaperpin.com" target="_blank">www.diaperpin.com</a> and <a href="http://www.diaperswapper.com" target="_blank">www.diaperswapper.com</a>)
 

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OH I'm such a Diaperswappers fiend. For some reason I just love looking around over there and just wish that we actually used diapers so that I could buy some of the cute stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I know someone makes a one sized diaper cover... I can't remember who it is though. .... here you go. WonderWraps. <a href="http://www.kellyscloset.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=447" target="_blank">Here's the link.</a> They're supposed to fit the whole range too. BG's don't fit well when the baby is small, they swim in the diapers, trust me, we tried when DD was small and hated them. They're particularly bad with chunky babies IMO. I'd love to try a WonderWrap though, as that has a better chance of ACTUALLY working on young babies too. Good luck!
 

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The Wonder Wrap is JUST a diaper cover from what I can tell. Also, hook/loop closure wore out on our Bummis covers when we only used them for one size, so I'd be skeptical of it holding up well for the entire time it would fit on a baby. Hook/loop coming undone at night when my daughter tucked her legs up under her was what drove me crazy enough to start designing a diaper cover - with SNAPS! LOL<br><br>
I also really like prefolds with (or without) a cover. Without a cover, you can use a prefold belt to keep the prefold in place, and it's SO easy to untuck the front of the prefold for a pottytunity. I think two dozen of thinner prefolds (like Gerber ones you can usually buy at regular stores that they sell as burp cloths) and a dozen infant size slightly thicker ones (diaper service quality ones, but not thicker than 4x6x4 hopefully) are all you need. I use the thicker ones at night when pees tend to be bigger, or for longer car rides, etc. Then, you just buy 4-6 covers in each size and you're set! (Or the Wonder Wraps to avoid sizes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) A thin prefold trifolded under a trim diaper cover is SO trim, really, like a disposable.
 
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