I like them. Mainly, they are user-friendly. My husband could never grasp the snapping concept on Fuzzi Bunz. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I recently started a thread on caring for Kushies, because I've run into a few small problems. Read that for more info, if you want.
We had some Kushies given to us as a gift and work well enough for DS2 at daycare, but at home I still prefer to use our prefolds and Nikkys.<br><br>
The Kushies are an ok fit, and absorbant enough for daytime but arent holding up very well. They have some small holes on the corners and some of the thread is starting to frey. Considering they have only been used by one child for three mornings a week I think you could probably get better bang for your buck with something else<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
I got a kushies cover to try since it was so cheap ($6) and I was upset that it had that vinyl, rubbery feel. However, since I've used it, I actually like it alot, it is very trim and has nice gussetts, never a leak. Still not crazy about the feel of it, but ds doesn't mind, so neither do I! Never tried their AIO's...
I used their aio's when dd was a baby...they had them at Buy Buy Baby (geez I hate that name) & I'd get 20% off coupons & bought with gc's, so they were quite inexpensive. I also didn't know anyone who used cd's & didn't know about mdc at first so I just went into it blind.<br><br>
They worked well for us but I think a lot depends on the shape/size of the baby. They fit dd good, but I know many others have had difficulty with the fit.<br><br>
I liked using prefolds & a cover, so these were a good choice for her father, relatives, etc. that seemed clueless or couldn't be bothered about how to use them. The aio's are more dispoable-like.
I probably should have come here BEFORE buying them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just picked up 8 gently used ones for $3 each. They are just for dh, but if he gets any blow-outs, I know he's gonna complain about switching to sposies.
just had to jump in here with my 2 cents... These are actually working for us. Not an overnight diaper for sure, but easy for preschool, dad and my parents to use. It is the only cd I can get my mom to use...she loves that you can buy them at Walmart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> Anyway, I slip a thirsties insert under the flap and haven't had a single leak yet. No problems with blowouts either.<br><br>
I agree with a pp, I don't like the feel of the outside, but all in all I am liking the ease and especially the price of this diaper. Actually, my almost potty learned DS toddler and my 8mo. old DD both wear the toddler size and both kids find them comfortable. My DS is skinny and my DD is "full figured" and the one size fits them both equally well.<br><br>
I, for one, am happy to not have to stuff them. I used to loove my pockets (and still do) but these days it's just easier to reach for the AIO, especially when they work just as well during the day. I haven't tried one for the night and don't think I will anytime soon. Also, I've only had mine a few weeks but so far they are doing fine in the wash, every day.<br><br>
For someone on a budget who wants something easy and inexpensive for the diaper bag I would recommend these.
They sell Kushies at Walmart? See what I miss out on for not going there? Though it seems that'd be against their corporate policy or something..<br><br>
I have one infant sized that we used on and off and it worked well for us. I stopped using it on DD when she was 16lbs or so - she's got thick thighs and was getting red marks.<br><br>
I recently got a lot of gently used toddler ones, really mostly for travel. Easier to put on in the back of the car on a baby who doesn't want to sit still for a sec. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
I got a kushies AIO as part of a sampler pack and I don't like it at all. The outer material has a weird, almost "pleather-y" feel to it, and the inside stains badly and absorbs slowly. I agree wth Sharlla, they're bad enough to scare someone off from CDs.
They sell them at Walmart? That's news to me.<br><br>
I used Kushies for the first time with my son but I didn't start using them until he was around 6 mos. old. They were one of my favorite diapers, not too bulky, and seemed to be fine with absorbency with a doubler (not overnight though).<br><br>
Well this time around my mom ordered me several pkgs in NB size 4-10 lbs. Now I would never buy these myself because they grow out of them so quickly but mom didn't know any better. I found that they were way too bulky and awkward for a NB. They went way too high on the waist and seemed to not fit the legs snug enough. This was even when she outgrew them.<br><br>
So my experience was great for older babies, not so great for newborns.
Kushies were the first diapers I tried, I bought 6 to see if I would like cding. I did use them for awhile but I don't like the velcro so I switched to MEOS. I probably will never buy the Kushies again because I think there are better diapers out there for the same $.
Ive used the kushie basics and the AIOs (not the classics) the basics were okay but no better than like a cheep gerber there thin hold little but they were easy and okay if your just trying for some cheep fitted to round out things but IMHO there are better choices for that. The AIOs I think were "okay" once past the BF only stage the sizing is way off and I don't like the vinyl outting and thing there are better choices avaiable.
Wow! Seems like a really mixed review, although mostly negative.<br><br>
I'm probably not going to like them because I'm a very tactile person, but then again, they're not for me. Dh changes no diapers around here because he doesn't want to learn how to use a prefold, so these are for him. I just hope that he doesn't hate them because I know he won't want to spend money on good ones.
Ours leak occasionally, but I think that's more due to the detergent we have, than anything else.<br><br>
We have 10 already and will prob. receive more for Noli's birthday, so we're past the point of no return now.<br><br>
The most annoying thing is that they are bulky enough to require the next size up in clothing.