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The SIWWs had good reviews at the diaper pin, but reading the reviews on this forum, seems a lot of people complain of a wicking problem with them. I'm just curious if anyone has NOT had this problem with the Bummis?
 

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I have never had a problem with them wicking. I love my froggy pond SWW. I probably use it too much, but I think that my DS is adorable in it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I don't have a problem with them wicking UNLESS my little one totally saturates his diaper, and then they will wick at the legs, but this is to be expected...the wetness has to go somewhere. :LOL
 

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I second this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Same here. When it's that saturated, I'd have leaking with a fleece or wool cover, too. And, I get the best fit with Bummis SWW, so I still have fewer leaks than I would with a different cover.
 

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I've never had a problem with mine, but I don't use it a lot, and I've heard that wicking issues would start after a few weeks/months of use.
 

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Same here. With DD they never wick but with DS they wick about 1/4 of the time that I am using them and then when I go to change his dipe he is soaked.
 

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I have been using the Cotton whisper pants, cause my girl loves to take diapers off....(I had to get the prints to compensate covering up the cute diapers..)<br><br>
They JUST started wicking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but I never had a problem with the wraps.
 

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To me "wicking" is when the diaper has dry spots but the cover gets wet anyway. For me that usually happens with a cover with cotton on it, or my Kushies Classics. I kinda count that as a trade off for the softness of cotton on the outside (without waterproofing chemicals) and know to change more frequently and use doublers. So for my definition of wicking I’ve never had a problem with SWW. I have however had a diaper get sooo wet that you could wring it out (usually in the AM) and had leaks but you can’t blame the cover for that, kwim? A diaper can only hold so much, ya know? :LOL
 

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I agree with everyone else. I haven't had problems with mine...yet. The only reason I'm selling them (TP) is b/c I am already wanting to buy diapers and covers for the new baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Ds is now wearing the covers I used for dd & we still have yet to have a leak, unless it was my fault. These are my most dependable covers to date!
 

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Awhile back, I was so fruatrated with bummis SIWW. I bought like six of them used.. one I immediately tossed into the trash because it leaked straight through the cover.. the other five all wicked some around the legs so I used them as AIO's around the house by pre stuffing them with a trifold of some kind and only using them once. I swore never to buy another one. But I sooo LOOOOOVE the fit that I got up the nerve to try a couple of new ones. These don't wick. I've only had them a week or two though so I can't speak for the future. I have atsko spray now, so I'll be able to take care of it in a pinch if they do start to wick right there at the leg binding.. and it's such a small area, it'll only take a tiny tiny bit of the spray. I'm pretty picky about covers.. proraps are too tight in the waist and are all plasticky inside so I don't feel good about just laying in a trifold soaker, ME airflows pinch her thighs now, etc etc etc.. but the fit on the bsiww is just so perfect, that I'm willing to deal with spraying dwr on them if need be. I had mediums back when my baby was like 15lbs.. and we still are using mediums now that she is almost 22lbs and the fit is just so nice! Unless her rise increases significantly, I don't anticipate needing a larger size before potty learning. If you buy used, look for something that is fairly new.. nothing well-loved.. just in case.<br><br>
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Although it's true that they usually only wick when the diaper is all wet, I don't think that it's true that it wicks because there is "nowhere else for it to go". If a diaper is so saturated that there is nowhere else for the urine to go, then the cover will leak, not necessarily wick. There is a difference. The Bummis wicks before the diaper is totally saturated. It wicks when wetness touches the leg bindings. There is more the diaper could hold and it wicks anyway. There are times a baby wets a diaper more than you expect in a given amount of time. It happens. And when it does happen, you don't want the cover wicking onto the child's clothing. I have other covers that don't do this, so IMO it is the cover's fault, not user error. If you change quite frequently, never allowing an occasional WET (vs. damp) diaper, you will likely never have a problem, though. And the SIWW does tend to wick less when it's brand new.
 

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What is Atsko spray? It is like scotch guard water repellant? Is it safe to use on baby clothes?<br><br>
(By which I mean diaper covers... I am not looking to waterproof my entire baby wardrobe...)
 
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