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My sister just gave me tons of Motherease diapers, but I don't get them. There's the cloth snap-on part with the snap-on insert, but with that alone, a big pee soaks through. So my sister put a normal cover over the diaper, but that's so much fabric! And then what would be the point of them anyways if you have to put a cover over them? Seems ridiculous. Any help here? I looked at their website: no instructions. I always hear people raving about these...
 

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ME OS aren't known for their absorbancy (I learned that the hard way), but I don't find them especially bulky in comparison to some of the other dipes I own, even with a doubler. They are a bit more than premium CPF's with a SIWW (which I find more absorbant btw), but they do do the trick if you change often, and adding a hemp doubler makes them better. They aren't meant to be an AIO, so what do you mean about using a regular cover?
 

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They are meant to have a cover over them- and like BayOs Mommy said they aren't the most absorbent dipes- you can add a hemp doubler for an inexpensive way to increase the absorbency.<br><br>
When you buy them new, they come with a sheet describing the snap positions and how to use the diapers.<br><br>
I used these diapers for years and they are good diapers but if you have a heavy wetter, definitely add doublers.
 

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Yep they need the doubler to work well. We have a full set of these and love them, but they have their drawbacks. I got them because they are affordable and seem to absorb about as much as a CPF with the doubler added.<br><br>
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Where you using an AIO (all-in-one) before the ME? Because, the Motherease One Size is a fitted diaper which needs a waterproof cover over it. Much like a Chinese Prefold needs a cover.<br><br>
Are the diapers your sister gave you rather new? I found that the more I washed my ME diapers, the more absorbant they became. They are not the MOST absorbant in my stash, but much more so than prefold diapers are. And, since I change dd after she pees (or soon after anyway), absorbancy isn't an issue, really.<br><br>
If you put a fleece or wool cover over them they are pretty bulky. I recommend the Motherease AirFlow covers, or other thin PUL covers.<br><br>
If after all this you still don't like them, PM me because I need some more ME's! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'll buy em!
 

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Don't all cloth diapers need a cover? I know some people around here go coverless, but if I did that we would have damp spots everywhere. (Jack scoots around on his bum rather than crawling) Even my firefly diapers - which I understand to be on the more absorbent side - need a cover.<br><br>
With that said, motherease are my favorite diapers. they increase in absorbancy as you wash them and I generally use doublers, but I doubt you would want to go coverless.
 

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Okay, I"m trying to piece together all the info I got here. If I use a doubler, which I already have, I still need to use a cover? I've just always used plain ol' rectangle fold 'em up cloth dipes with a cover over them, and thought that the point of the ME would be to not have to put another cover over them. It just seems like an awful lot of bulk instead of a folded dipe. Thanks for guiding me through this here...
 

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Yep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> The ME one-size are fitted diapers - not all in ones. Fitted diapers do not contain any waterproof layers, therefore you would need to use a cover with them. All-In-Ones (AIO's) are essentially a fitted diaper with a waterproof layer so that no cover would be necessary. HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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In order to be able to go without a cover you would need to have a waterproof layer. Motherease does make an All-in-one (AIO) that doesn't require a cover but the one size diapers are not AIOs. They are fitteds and as such they require a cover.<br><br>
The Motherease Sandy's are actually one of my favorite diapers but again it is a fitted and requires a cover.<br><br>
The advantage of a fitted over a plain rectangular diaper (are you talking about a flat fold (large square with one single layer) or prefold (smaller square made of up several layers...usually with more layers in the middle) is that it has elastic so it is generally better at keeping poop from getting on covers and it is often easier to get on a squirmy baby (once you get the hang of it anyway). Also, a fitted can be used without a cover at home if you are going to change as soon as the diaper gets wet. Going without a cover allows you to realize as soon as your child wets so that you can change them immediately (really good for when you are dealing with rashes).<br><br>
That being said, I love my prefolds for their wonderful trimness. I doubt any of my fitteds could beat my prefold for trim fit when it is fastened with a snappi.<br><br>
I really like the Motherease Sandy's because they are not a tight fitting diaper but they keep messes where they belong. They are my #1 choice for nighttime when paired with a microfleece topped hemp doubler.<br><br>
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Many ppl find that even w/ the snap in doubler, they still need more absorbancy so another doubler may be necessary. The point of fitted diapers (which is what the ME One Size dipes are) is that the fastners are built in and that they have elastic to help contain messes. An all-in-one (AIO) does not need a cover... perhaps you are thinking of AIO's?<br><br>
Fitted diapers can be bulky, esp if you use a thick cover. You can use a thin nylon pull on cover to reduce bulk too.<br><br>
HTH~
 

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Okay, got it.<br>
Elastic sides contain poops.<br>
Easy to put on a squirmy toddler (which I have)<br>
Use without cover if just hanging out at home.<br>
Looks like I posted in the right place. Thanks.<br>
Guess I'll give them a go!
 
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