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Are Kooshies the same as Kushies?<br><br>
If I am in the wrong place, I apologize but I am reallly lost here in diaperland. :LOL<br><br>
I've been cding dd for at least a year, but we use flat or cpf with vinyl pants, so I am really clueless on brands/types etc. I got 6 Kooshies at a rummage sale for 50 cents each and they seem like good diapers - nice trim fit, I *think* they are AIOs with waterproofing sandwiched between the flannel? they have what I assume is a soaker in each one. They velcro on. Like I said, nice trim fit but I've been putting pull on waterproof pants over them just because I am not positive they are AIOs.<br><br>
I keep running into bad reviews, though I am not sure what the beef is. Anyone have any (good or bad) experience with Kooshies? My only real complaint so far is that they seem like they will take forever to dry and we are dryer-free. (That's why flats are my favorite diapers, btw!) Thanks!
 

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Kooshies are the same as Kushies. Those flannel lined ones are supposed to be AIOs, tho they wick like mad! I had some of the PUL outer Kushies given to me when Moose was smaller, they weren't very absorbant, didn't contain loose poops at all, and were always wicking onto his clothing from the legs and waist front. How's that for a biased opinion? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I really don't reccomend them in otherwords lol. If you scan the TP and ebay you can usually find good deals on better AIOs (don't do little lambs) if that's what you're after <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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No, I am really not at all into AIOs, this just seemed like too good of a deal to pass up at 50 cents each! I used a pocket diaper at one time and it wicked like crazy, so I just used pull on pants over it. She's outgrown that one now. I really like the flat diaper and pull on pants system I use - cheap, dries fast, I can customize fit by using different folds. I just happened upon these diapers at a UU rummage sale and snatched them up!<br><br>
Wouldn't a pair of pull on waterproof pants solve the wicking problem? true, then what would be the point of them being AIO but I don't really care about having an AIO, I just want these 50 cent diapers to be useable. <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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Yes, that would solve your problem.<br><br>
I started with the Kushies Cuddlers and then received some of the regular Kushies fitteds as a gift. Have never tried the AIO's, in general I dislike AIO's.<br><br>
I have never had any problems with them, quite honestly. The ones I have are fairly absorbent and fit nicely. As I have gotten more and more into cloth I know that I really dislike velcro-type closures - so I guess that's my one complaint. I use wool to top them or go coverless.<br><br>
They are mass-produced by a large company as opposed to being lovingly handmade by WAHMs, and I think this is a large part of the bad rep. JMO though. Don't get me wrong, I'd much prefer to support a mother but if they're used I don't see the big deal.<br><br>
Hope you find them useful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They never fit my kids well. They were too narrow in the rear end so when they pooped, it all came out.
 

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ITA Kushies/Kooshies with the sandwiched layer are nothing but bad. They wick like crazy, don't keep the mess in, just like what GranolaMoon was saying.<br><br>
With that said though, I buy up all that I can to sell on E-bay. For some reason people LOVE them on there. I go into consignment shops ect. to find them and usually get a pretty nice return! I sold four of the ones like you described for about $25 a couple of months ago. Just a suggestion for you in case you decided you didn't want them, you could then bulk up your stash with some good stuff with the profits! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Take care,<br>
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We had a Kushies but didn't like it. Try selling your as a lot on ebay and take the profits to buy something else! <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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My mom, in her eagerness to help build my stash while I was PG, bought about 8 Kushies on Ebay. She got them fairly cheap, $7 or so a piece. And I think they're pretty decent. We've never had a leak or blowout they are one of the trimmest AIOs I've used and they take a beating (I always dry on high, high heat for a full cycle). My complaints are aplix (which I don't care for), not WAHM made (which I try to buy) and the stiff, scratchy material on the outside.<br><br>
I don't care for AIOs in general, so I wouldn't buy anymore. But if I was an AIO user, I'd consider getting more.<br><br>
Without a doubt we've gotten our money's worth out of them!
 

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That sux that they aren't wahm made, although I got them at a rummage sale so a wahm wouldn't have benefited anyhow!<br><br>
We've used them today and no wicking or leaking, and they fit her well without the giant diaper butt that seems so uncomfortable for her (part of the reason we switched to flat diapers...) I am thinking the poop blowouts won't be an issue since she's a toddler and not doing those breastfed infant poops anymore. The leg holes definitely seem snug enough to contain a toddler poop.<br><br>
Maybe I am influenced by the fact that I got them for 50 cents each, but I think I am a kooshi fan. :LOL<br><br>
But I will warn friends with newborns and infants that some of the reasons I like them (trim fit, narrow crotch) might make them unsuitable for smaller babies.<br><br>
Good advice about selling them on ebay but I am waay too lazy to do that and way, WAY too lazy to shop for more diapers. So, we will stick with these. If they don't work I will garage sale them for a 1.00 apiece and keep using flat and cpfs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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The Kushies fit my daughter well too. She's got a small butt and medium sized thighs, and I had no problems with fit, wicking or holding in poop.<br><br>
What I didn't like about them was that the flannel got sopping wet and irritated her skin. I ended up selling on ebay too, for the price that I paid for them new!
 
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