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hi - i could really use some help! i am using cloth on my son about 50% of the time. i have a big bunch of AIOs but don't like them at all and am currently selling them. i have 10 motherease OS that i use all the time and now i am ready to purchase some more diapers to expand my collection in order to get into cloth 100%. i like the motherease a lot but they are slightly bulky right now. i LOVE their covers, though. i have to double line them with my 3 month, so i think he may be a heavy wetter. i like the fitted style well. i have been reading all the reviews on the review forum, but there are so many and so much information. i need something economical but that is pretty absorbant at the same time. every time i see a review that is favorable they are either not in stock or very expensive. i don't really want to wait a long time to receive a shipment - i want to be using cloth 100% soon. can anyone recommend a good fitted diaper? i would also consider using a pocket style. i was thinking about buying one of each of the following: fuzzibunz, wonderoos, snappi, kissaluv, swaddlebee. i hate to waste money though - i already have spent what feels like a lot on cloth diapers. who would have thought this would have been so confusing? but, my husband and i are committed to doing this. can anyone help me make some decisions?<br><br>
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For a heavy wetter, Kissaluvs aren't going to work too well. I would suugest pockets. You can "rent" them at <a href="http://www.cottonbabies.com" target="_blank">Cotton Babies</a> for cheap to try them out. CB also has good prices on FBs, good inserts, and seconds you can buy cheaper.
 

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Mmmm, seconding that. Kissaluvs aren't for heavy wetters! Swaddlebees really aren't either for that matter. I wouldn't bother with either one if I were you. I absolutely ADORE the fit of swaddlebees on my baby but I can't use them because she leaks on the first pee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> As pockets go, fuzzi bunz is my favorite. They fit really really well on a wide variety of babies. I hated wonderoos for soem reason but if they work for you, that's really economical because your babe would be in them until potty training(though I hear that a really chunky toddler will outgrow them before pt'ing). For both fuzzi bunz and wonderoos try <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a>. Her shipping is fast, her prices are pretty standard, and her customer service is excellent! My favorite fitted is muttaqin one-size fitteds.<a href="http://www.muttaqinbaby.com" target="_blank">www.muttaqinbaby.com</a>. They are pricey SOUNDING at $18 each but they are one-size so they will get you through potty training so once you build a sufficient stash, you are set and won't have to buy more sizes. And I LOVE the organic velour ones for the color combos and that they are so incredibly soft. They are't the trimmest diaper on the block though, just a warning. A lot of people like sugarpeas(either the front-snap or side-snap) for fitteds and for their wool and fleece covers. Again, <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a> has sugarpeas but the outlet store is <a href="http://sugarpeas.com/catalog" target="_blank">sugarpeas.com/catalog</a>(no www) if you want to check out their 2nds. I still maintain that the most economical and easiest to wash are prefolds. Unbleached indian prefolds are by far the softest diaper that's ever graced my Sara's bum. I LOVE them! Have fun shopping!<br><br>
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with the prefolds, is it difficult to get them folded properly? how about bulk and leaking? my biggest complaint about my motherease is they seem really wide in the crotch - can i avoid this with a prefold? what is your favorite cover and fastener with a prefold? what about inserts on the prefolds?<br><br>
thanks to both of you for your replies - you are definitely shedding some light on the matter. at this point (pending further suggestions), i am probably going to order a few fuzzibuns and a sugarpea and some prefolds.
 

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If your baby is a heavy wetter, I'd go for hemp. The motherease diapers are not terribly absorbent, although I do love their covers and use and recommend them.<br>
What about <a href="http://www.diaperware.com" target="_blank">www.diaperware.com</a> ? They carry lots of different wahm diapers, so you can try them out.
 

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Well, if wide in the crotch bothers you, I would not use prefolds as an insert for pockets, unless you want them rolled up like a log which would be bulky too. I would suggest hemp and microfiber towels as inserts - biggest absorption bang for your buck. I would say the goal now would be to get enough diapers to be in cloth fulltime, then start experimenting with different brands of fitteds to see if there is one you like that is easy enough for you to get (also keep in mind you can find a lot more used diapers than new ones). HTH
 
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