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I just realized that the WOHM & homemade AIO's that make up most of my stash stink b/c they arent getting dry on the inside <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I'm pretty disgusted by them now and wont use them. Not to mention how frustrated I am b/c of the hours I spent making them, and they were soooo cute!<br><br>
DH said I could go ahead an order "real" diapers if I wanted even when I told him how much they could cost, but I dont know what to get!!! I really liked the AIO, but am now scared. I'd like to try FB or Swaddlebees, but am flabbergasted by the cost!!! I currently have some snugglebottoms with BSWW covers that are working for me but due to my reluctance to resuse the covers, that just about as expensive as AIO's or pockets!<br><br>
Im due in 7 weeks with babe #2 and feel as if I am starting from scratch,...this could get expensive......<br><br>
SO... Please do tell what your fav diapers are for newborns and toddlers, and why you love them so much!!!<br><br>
I have really enjoyed using cloth for the month or two I have been using it and havent even minded the everyday or everyother day laundry. I really dont want to give up!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I'm so sorry your handmade diapers aren't working out! Would it be possible to temporarily take them apart and launder the insides, then put them back together again? Maybe a deep clean and a longer dry-time when you put them back into circulation would save them? I don't know anything about making diapers, so forgive me if that's a silly suggestion <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I use Fuzzi Bunz every day and they're great. The upfront cost can be high, but they're cheaper than disposables over the long term.<br><br>
If I had to start over, I'd use fitted diapers and covers for a newborn, then move into small fuzzi bunz whenever they started to fit. My son was wearing smalls at about 8 weeks old. My son is 6 months old right now, so I don't have advice for what to use for toddlers.
 

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What's your normal wash and dry routine? I used to put the diapers in the dryer twice to get them fully dry. That was just my routine: cold rinse, hot wash with extra rinse, put in dryer, turn dryer on again, take out of dryer and dump into diaper drawer.<br><br>
What was NASTY was the time when somebody decided to be "helpful" and transer the diapers to the dryer after the pre-rinse!
 

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I would suggest prefolds for your newborn, because they grow so fast at that age and use so many diapers. Prefolds also dry pretty fast and you can use them for burp cloths when they grow out of them. After the newborn stage, I would use pocket diapers. Again, they dry fast and you know they are getting nice and clean. I personally like swaddlebees pockets since they are so trim. I like the side snap. I also like my new haute pockets one size diapers. They are really soft inside and have had no leaks. I just started using them on my five and half month old, though, so I dont know if they are bulky on younger babies...oh, and another great thing about pockets is that you can pick the absorbancy that you need!
 

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I just recently started cd and mostly use pf's with ds who is still ebf and they're good at "catching" the poo. And have one AIO that leaks or wicks.. but I got some pockets and LOVE them. They are so easy. I like that you can customize the absorbancy. I like that I can see they're getting clean. DS wears one at night and if I stuff enough(or double the front... duh), no leaks. He's also had his morning explosion in one before I got to change him and it all stayed in! I like snaps alot, but I have to say the BG 2.0 is my favorite. I also have a FB, HuggaBuns, 2 HP seconds and I haven't probably used any of them enough to tell a huge difference. I like em all. There are Pocket Change seconds that are $11 you might try <a href="http://www.mtdiaperstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=54&products_id=190" target="_blank">http://www.mtdiaperstore.com/shop/pr...roducts_id=190</a><br>
I also have an AI2 from <a href="http://www.jenncatsmeow.com/" target="_blank">http://www.jenncatsmeow.com/</a> and it's been the one ds has worn during errands for 3 hrs a few times and it's soft, cheap and no leaks. I was not able to find any reviews about them so I just got the one to try and I'm real happy with it.<br>
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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Quick question forst -- why are you reluctant to reuse a BSWW cover? Are they not getting fresh and clean either, or are you just reluctant to air a peepee cover to reuse? Just curious, didn't understand what you meant.<br><br>
We love PFs and covers - SOOO versatile, easy to put on, clean, dry, etc. and really very cheap compared to, well, most anything. I love BSWW covers, but I have lots of different kinds and we use wool or fleece for sleep. Not as sexy as AIOs and intimidating to Gma, but whatever. Soft and comfy!<br><br>
edited to add that DS is 22 months and this is still my fave system. We will use it for Dchild #2 in 3 weeks too!
 

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I use a combo of pfs and fitteds for my 24mth ds (I am leaning more towards fitteds these days as it can be a challenge wrestling a 2yr old to put on a pf) I can't see myself switching to pockets or aio's as I find pfs and fitteds work great. But if you're using a different cover with every change anyways, then you'll probably end up spending the same amount as pockets/aio's anyways. I get a little icked out reusing wet covers too, so I just give mine a quick clean with a wipe after I take it off and then it dries in time for the next change. Unless its after a nap or nighttime and really soaked, then it goes straight into the pail.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What's your normal wash and dry routine? I used to put the diapers in the dryer twice to get them fully dry. That was just my routine: cold rinse, hot wash with extra rinse, put in dryer, turn dryer on again, take out of dryer and dump into diaper drawer.<br><br>
What was NASTY was the time when somebody decided to be "helpful" and transer the diapers to the dryer after the pre-rinse!</div>
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Your washing routine is exactly what I've been doing, using Charlies detergent. Drying time was about 3 hours <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: But it was impossible to tell if they were really dry. And sadly they werent. I wouldnt feel good about drying them any longer than that,...thats just rediculous!! I tried sunning them as well, but it was still impossible to tell if they were dry and if I had to guess, they werent.<br><br>
About the latter, I am always scared dh will try to be "helpful" and put them in the dryer after the prerinse!! I try to stay on top of it like a hawk!!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Quick question forst -- why are you reluctant to reuse a BSWW cover? Are they not getting fresh and clean either, or are you just reluctant to air a peepee cover to reuse? Just curious, didn't understand what you meant.<br><br>
We love PFs and covers - SOOO versatile, easy to put on, clean, dry, etc. and really very cheap compared to, well, most anything. I love BSWW covers, but I have lots of different kinds and we use wool or fleece for sleep. Not as sexy as AIOs and intimidating to Gma, but whatever. Soft and comfy!<br><br>
edited to add that DS is 22 months and this is still my fave system. We will use it for Dchild #2 in 3 weeks too!</div>
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I guess I'm reluctant to reuse them b/c I had started with the AIO, thus being "spoiled" by that system. Seemed a little yucky to reuse it, but I did today and its not too bad. I'll certainly be reusing them, as I dont have any options right now, until I place some kind of an order!<br><br>
Vernabloom, your suggestion wasnt silly at all, I was all set to rip them out and salvage what I could from them and make a different kind (pocket or the like) but I am just too burned out!! I have made probably 15 diapers in the last 4 weeks, and I think I'm just done with the whole thing!! I'd rather spend the money than spend the money and have to sew more of them myself!!<br><br>
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, I have 12 snugglebottoms with some covers (BSSW) for the new baby, and am thinking about getting some prefolds and pockets to have as well. Am currently debating Swaddlebees and Fuzzi Bunz, any thoughts on those?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, I have 12 snugglebottoms with some covers (BSSW) for the new baby, and am thinking about getting some prefolds and pockets to have as well. Am currently debating Swaddlebees and Fuzzi Bunz, any thoughts on those?</div>
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I love Fuzzi Bunz. They're our workhorse, everyday diaper. Swaddlebees are too trim for my son. I have one and it leaks about 80% of the time. It's our diaper of last resort. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know other moms swear by them, though.
 
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