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My 21 mo dd is starting to PL and is also about to outgrow her AIOs. I don't want to buy bigger AIOs if she's going to be diaper-free in a few months (hopefully). We have plenty of PFs and covers to last us, but it's cumbersome to get her in and out of them quickly to use the toilet. She's nowhere near ready for training pants (are those even necessary? Do all CDed kids go on to cloth training pants or can you skip them?) What did/does PL look like in your house?
 

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Can you trifold the prefolds into the covers? By that age, my son's bowel movements were solid enough that I didn't have to worry much about leaks with trifolded prefolds, even though he was still nursing a lot. Trifolding made prefolds and covers about as easy to use as AIOs.
 

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What we did was just lots of naked time when we were home. Once the kids were able to wait to pee/poop until they had a diaper back on it was just a matter of waiting for them to mature enough to have the desire to not wear diapers anymore, and to use the potty instead. For my twins, this happened right at 24 months. We did use training pants for a couple of weeks, but only for special situations, like riding in the car, when an accident would have been really unfortunate. After that, my kids preferred to go commando under their pants (and still do to this day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">). So I was never in a situation to be taking diapers off of them for them to use the potty. I do have to do this with my little one (we EC part time), but I don't find that the snappi really stands in the way. Also, if I put the diaper on more loosely with pins, I can pull it down without undoing the pins.<br><br>
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I know lots of people trifold with good results, but the first time I tried it yesterday we ended up with a major poopy blowout! I'm looking at buying waterproof training pants with snap sides. Who here uses those? What do you think of them for quick on/off and absorbancy?
 

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If you're needing something waterproof that is easy to get off, why not just pull-up plastic pants? Buy several pair of the Gerber ones. You can rinse and re-use them like you do PUL wraps, so it's not as if you have to buy a ton of them.
 

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They have gotten a lot more expensive because of the weak US dollar, but I really like using <a href="http://www.mother-ease.com/database/scripts/store_products.pl?SID=c60b766755745568783e03cf0e4e8b7d&Loc=US&TopCat=3&SecCat=3" target="_blank">Mother-Ease All-in-Ones</a> when we are out. They can easily be pulled up and down, but have side snaps for quick removal in case of accidents. They are absorbent enough for one major accident (maybe more) and aren't too bulky. If I could go back in time, I would have bought a dozen of these during my son's second year, instead of a variety of other AIOs and training pants.
 
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