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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I have 2 Bummis Super Whisper Diaper Wrap (size medium if it matters), which I got about 3 months ago. Both were new.<br>
(we have one more mother-ease cover in use)<br><br>
Now they seem to be leaking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
We use them with prefolds mostly, when DD poops and they get dirty the get machine washed and line dry.<br>
Additionally, sometimes we hand wash them with water (just a little rinse) and line dry.<br><br>
I had a suspicion of leaking for a few day and this morning when we got up, I saw a nice wet spot just under DD bottom.<br><br>
We're using one size mother-ease diapers at night.<br>
So it's either that the diapers won't hold what she's doing at night or the cover is leaking.<br><br>
I got the impression that covers were long last.<br>
So what do you think ?<br><br>
Another help I need is with getting used diapers.<br>
We're going to get some used fitted diapers.<br>
What should I pay attention to ?<br><br>
Thank you,<br>
Avital
 

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I don't know what to tell you about the cover. Weird.<br><br>
But, about buying used diapers... I know this sounds silly, but I buy on the TP exclusively. These ladies are all more honest than I would expect, and ebay just has too many sellers that buy stuff at Goodwill and resell it there... There's no telling what you'll get, unless you're already familiar with the seller.<br><br>
So... When I've been interested in something on the TP, I'll PM the seller and ask if it will fit my situation (how wet he gets), size, trimness, that sort of thing. Yes, I have had sellers tell me that their item isn't the right choice!<br><br>
From there, I just try out stuff that I think looks cute, and is a price I'm willing to pay. (I judge based on diaperpin.com reviews).
 

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I guess the TP is a good idea.<br><br>
But I live in Israel, so I figured it'll be easier to buy from some one here.<br>
I'll take a look.<br><br>
But I wanted to know if there are some diapers/fabrics known to be worn out and become less absorbent. stuff like that.<br><br>
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Yep, stay away from flannel. Some flannels fall apart in like two months or less while others last years and even with a reputable seller/maker it's still hit or miss. It's also not very absorbant and doesn't stay nice looking or soft in my oppinion (except for the best stuff) so just stay away from flannel! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hemp is very absorbant, sherpa is absorbant and seems to last forever, 20 ounce burley knit terry works well, organic cotton and french terry are nice as well.<br><br>
Feel free to post what you've found and see if we've heard of it or can give an advice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
You probably already know this but stay away from vinyl too, it doesn't breath, cracks and just isn't nice stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Here's a list of what I can get:<br><br>
Covers:<br>
So Simple pul cover - 1 new and 1 used <a href="http://www.diaperware.com/stacinator.html#simple" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com/stacinator.html#simple</a><br>
Bumpy - medium size, used in excellent condition<br><br>
Diapers:<br>
kissaluv fleece diapers, size 1<br>
2 SOS diapers - one size<br><a href="http://sosdiapers.com/onesizediaper.html" target="_blank">http://sosdiapers.com/onesizediaper.html</a><br>
fuuzzibunz - 1 new + 1 used<br><a href="http://www.diaperware.com/fuzzibunz.html#fuzzi" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com/fuzzibunz.html#fuzzi</a><br>
Little CAboose diapers - birdseye fabric, used<br><br>
I would love to hear your opinions.<br><br>
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Avital - the SIWW aren't really meant for nighttime use. The elastic at the leg can wick moisture when the diaper is really saturated. They are a great "workhorse" daytime cover. I have some that I used with my dd who is now 5 and they still look and work wonderfully.<br><br>
It sounds like your covers are probably fine, but you need to find something different for nighttime (or anyother time that your baby isn't getting changed for a long period of time) use.<br><br>
Kol tuv!
 

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maybe one of thes I'm getting now will be good for night time.<br><br>
DD doesn't really wake at night, so it's atleast 6 hours with a diaper.<br><br>
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Fuzzibunz are great for nighttime, but you would probably need more than 2. You mention that you have a ME cover - that with your one-size diaper (and maybe a doubler) should work well at night also.<br><br>
I'm sure others could tell you more about what works well at night.
 

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We have BSWWs and had a terrible time with them leaking after having them for about 3 months. I got new ones, and they were a little better. However, I've learned a few other things since.<br><br>
First of all, what kind of detergent are you using? Sportwash and sensi-clean are the only trully safe detergents to use. Everything else can leave buildup or take wear off the coating on the PUL so it isn't as waterproof.<br><br>
Mine were more waterproof after I dried them in the dryer. Their website says you can dry them in the dryer. I had always air-dried them because I thought it was better for them, but apparently not. Dry them in the dryer and they should improve again.<br><br>
Finally, our nighttime diapering system includes 9 layers of hemp, which most people think is overkill. With the BSWWs, we still have leaks. But with the same 9 layers of hemp under fleece or wool, no leaks. Thus I've become anit-PUL. We use wool or fleece unless I'm going to garden and Ben may be sitting in the dirt, in which case I still have a couple BSWWs just for that purpose.
 

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pageta - 10x for your input <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
we don't have a dryer but I will try this the next time we get to a house which does have one.<br><br>
Summer time is starting here so fleece or wool might be too hot.<br>
But at night time it might be a good idea.<br><br>
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So Simple pul cover - 1 new and 1 used <a href="http://www.diaperware.com/stacinator.html#simple" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com/stacinator.html#simple</a><br>
Bumpy - medium size, used in excellent condition</td>
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I loved my Stacinator So Simple - for a PUL cover it was awesome with prefolds (that were snappi'd) because you never had to tuck them back in and it never ever leaked on us and never left a red mark thanks to the fleece binding. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If you want to trifold your prefolds and lay them in the cover then this isn't for you because it's roomy in the body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I've only heard great things about Bumpy's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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kissaluv fleece diapers, size 1<br>
2 SOS diapers - one size<br><a href="http://sosdiapers.com/onesizediaper.html" target="_blank">http://sosdiapers.com/onesizediaper.html</a><br>
fuuzzibunz - 1 new + 1 used<br><a href="http://www.diaperware.com/fuzzibunz.html#fuzzi" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com/fuzzibunz.html#fuzzi</a><br>
Little CAboose diapers - birdseye fabric, used</td>
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I've heard Kssaluvs are really only great for little babies becaue they aren't very absorbant.<br><br>
SOS's are great diapers for babies over 6 months I'd say. They are a nice daytime diaper and if you add a doubler or two most can get away with one at night. They have an internal soaker so they take a bit to dry though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Fuzzibunz are reliable and a staple for many people - they also resell well, I'd go ahead and get those.<br><br>
Little Caboose in birdseye sounds fine. Make sure it's the size you need but Little Cabooses are well made and fit my baby very well (he wears a size 1). If it's made of birdseye then it probably has an internal soaker and also will take a little longer to dry (the newer Little Cabooses are quick dry and don't have internal soakers).<br><br><br>
Does that help at all? Oh and wool is cool for summer time, cooler than PUL because it breathes and allows heat and moisture to escape. <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>Originally Posted by <strong>Avital</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Summer time is starting here so fleece or wool might be too hot.<br>
But at night time it might be a good idea.<br><br>
Avital</div>
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Actually, wool being hot is a myth. Wool breaths therefor it ends up being cooler than pull. Imagine sitting in a plastic bag (for how hot pull can be). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Also, I noticed you had some SOSs on your list. That is what we use exclusivly here. SOSs and wool. They work great for my light wetter. He can wear one all night with no problems. If you have a heavy wetter they won't work for long periods of time and a doubler may be needed... depending on what they are made of.<br><br>
FBs or HHs are great night time diapers and you can customize them to fit how heavy or light of a wetter your DD is.<br><br>
If you are looking into getting so cheap fitteds you may want to check out <a href="http://www.lucyshopechest.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Diapering&Sub=38&isThumbs=No&Thumbs=" target="_blank">Lucy's Hope Chest</a>. They are $8 (nb) to $12 (x large) each and the one I have works great for us. I can't vouch for her AIOs or covers but I have heard good things about her stuff, and it is very inexpensive. Also do a search for one size diapers. There is a new site called <a href="http://www.muttaqinbaby.com/" target="_blank">Muttaqin Baby</a> and people can't stop raving about them. I ordered one but haven't tried them yet.<br><br>
Anywho... good luck. <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;">But I live in Israel, so I figured it'll be easier to buy from some one here.<br><br>
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I just wanted to remind those that are looking at this thread that the diapers she posted above are the ones she has access to in Israel. <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;">First of all, what kind of detergent are you using? Sportwash and sensi-clean are the only trully safe detergents to use. Everything else can leave buildup or take wear off the coating on the PUL so it isn't as waterproof.</div>
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Hmmm - I've only ever used regular detergent and my 4 year old covers still work fine. But I do put them in the dryer, so maybe that is why.
 

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My bsww also "leaked", actually I discovered my wicked moisture from the leg trim and top trim and then the whole thing was wet. I did have some success with soaking the cover in fabric softener and a quick rinse and dry (on-line was fine). It stopped wicking for till the next time I washed it. I just don't feel like hasselling with bringing fab soft upstairs to use the kit sink or bucket, so I haven't used the cover much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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When our BSWWs leaked, it wasn't just the leg trim wicking. His entire belly would be wet as though the dampness was going right through. So that's the problem we were having.<br><br>
As for detergent, everyone swears by different things. However, sportwash and sensiclean are both recommended by bummi's as the only trully safe detergents. Everything else may leave build-up due to the nature of the detergents. The sportwash is found at walmart or both can be found online. Both detergents have no brighteners, no dyes or perfumes, and nothing that makes clothes stain-resistent (which actually causes buildup). They're a little harder to come by, but things do last longer when you use them.
 
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