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I am in search of the perfect diaper. DD is 3 months old. At 2 months she was 24inches long and 12.5 pounds. She is a solid baby, but very narrow in the hips and thin in the legs. She has 'chub' but it is hard to get her diapers fitted well in the legs. Her waist is pretty wide which makes it harder to get the right fit- tight on the belly, loose in the hips/legs....which can result in leaks. She is now over 13 pounds and who knows how tall...definitely over the 24 inches she was last measured at.<br><br>
We use GMD yellow edged prefolds with 7 prowrap covers. We also have 1 thirsties duo size 1 and a thirsties small cover. We angel fold with a snappi and I am finding a renewed love in prefolds as they wash so darn well. When sunned they look like new and a fluff in the drier helps them soften up. I hadn't planned to continue with the prefolds after she outgrows these smalls, but I am beginning to think I will get a dozen red or brown edged or even try another brand when she is done with these. We have homemade (not by me) fleece liners to wick moisture and some cotton liners we add for extra absorbency when going out or before a nap.<br>
We have about a 60% success rate of no poo on the cover <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> This is usually user error and mostly when daddy folds, but the covers have NEVER leaked so it is no big deal.<br><br>
We've have 10 pockets in circulation (12 waiting to be grown into):<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Smartipants</span>: no hip snap so not the right fit for us. Tight on her belly and some gapping in the legs. The only diaper we've had leaks with. The interior material doesn't stain or pill, but holds stink. Yuck. Also while the diaper is on the smallest setting the one size insert needs to be folded down to prevent wicking or touching the baby. Love that it agitates out in the wash on its own. love the price. Would be much better on a baby with chubby thighs. I really want to love this one, but it is the last I reach for and never send to the babysitter since it takes some practice and adjusting to get it right.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Fuzzi Bunz OS</span>: I can get a great fit with these since they run narrow. Now that she is on the small setting I like them even more than when she was on a newborn setting. I really like that I can adjust the legs smaller than the waist, gives a more custom fit for DD. Down side, while this fleese doesn't hold stink the way my others can it pills and loses its softness more than my other diapers. Also, it stains and even the sun isn't taking it out (not a big deal for me though).<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Fuzzi Bunz perfect fit</span> (small): My 'go to' nighttime diaper. Room to double stuff, can get a pretty good fit in the hips and legs. Gapping at the belly though since she needs the smallest hip snap, not a big deal for us but I can see this being terrible for a boy! Same down side as the OS FB. I was given a dozen mediums as a gift, and I think they will work great. I just wish they didn't lose their softness and pill like they do! My feedback to FB would be to put a snap on one of the wings so you could have a more snug waist setting without gapping or wing droop.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bum Genius 3.0</span>: Love the fit I can get with aplix! This is the babysitters favorite. DD is quite, er, explosive shall we say, and we haven't had any leaks. Also less red marks than FB. The pocket is so big you can double or triple stuff for overnight. Downside: STINK! The wicking material (same with smartipants) doesn't stain or pill, but it holds the dirty pee stink even after trying extra soap, extra rinses, sunning, etc. I want to love these, but the stink is keeping me from buying more. Also the aplix is not going to wear well with all the washing. I am going to try a new detergent (currently charlies) and maybe this can be a favorite for us.<br><br>
We were gifted several brands of sposies at our shower (people knew we were CDing but were sure we'd want the sposies 'just in case' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. We have used them for nights and outtings, but each time we use them we hate them more and more! I have started giving them away with baby shower gifts. Due to her body type we leak probably 80% of the time, no joke. Pampers snugglers are the best fit but even still we've had poop-splosions like I've never seen before. Thank goodness she is EBF or I would have just cut her clothes off and thrown them out, lol. The last 2 times we tried them at night (so I could wash all my diapers before my 3 day work week) we leaked into our bed. I am done with them. We haven't bought any and will not be anytime soon!<br><br>
Hope this helps those who are in search of the perfect diaper like me.<br><br><b>What would you suggest I try next for my tall little baby?</b> At this point I probably only want one sized as she is going to be out of smalls within the next couple of months and I need something now and can't wait to grow into mediums. I am open to AIOs for the babysitter. I am also interested in natural fibers to avoid the stink issues. Let the tips and suggestions roll in...
 

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With skinny legs, you'd probably do better w/ side snaps. They allow for a more customizable fit. Problem is that I only know of 1 OS dipe w side snaps (and I haven't tried it).<br><br>
Other than that one, the sustainable babyish OS pin dipe is really great for skinny legs. Or the Disana tie nappy (I stuff it with pfs). They both have a little bit of a learning curve, but I've never had a leak w either once I figure them out. They both require a cover - and the Disana will only take something like shorties/longies... a standard cover does not work well.<br><br>
My guy had skinny legs and tummy up until recently (now skinny tummy chubby thighs), and most front snapping or aplix dipes just don't get tight enough around the legs.
 

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Nothing fits my skinny baby better than Imse Vimse. The snap AIOs are great, they have a gusset around the legs and you can get them nice and tight around the waist. A bit low rise but that's never bothered us. They're almost completely cotton, just one fleece strip, but they don't stink (and I'm in a hard water area) and they don't leak, ever. She might fit the mediums now and they fit DD2 until she was 16 mos--she's now 21 mos and doesn't look like she'll grow out of the larges before she PLs.
 

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FuzziBunz One-Size (which you already like) - have you tried adding some oxygen bleach to your hot wash? Do you spray all poopy diapers before putting them in the pail? That helps with staining. Also, mine are still super-soft inside... maybe there is some laundry issue happening here.<br><br>
Your other option are Knickernappies OS... also a great fit on tall, thin kiddos.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I was just thinking about ordering a couple babykicks one size bumboo diapers because they have side snaps and they come with the joeybunz inserts I've heard great things about. I don't mind fleece because I notice she is sensitive to a dirty diaper and wakes up to be changed when I don't line her diaper with something to wick the moisture.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">FuzziBunz One-Size (which you already like) - have you tried adding some oxygen bleach to your hot wash? Do you spray all poopy diapers before putting them in the pail? That helps with staining. Also, mine are still super-soft inside... maybe there is some laundry issue happening here.</div>
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Hmm, I wonder what it could be. It isn't that they are terribly hard, but they have pilled and certainly don't feel like they did new. I compared the used ones to my new mediums the other day and was surprised how worn they were. We don't have hard water that I know of... I don't rinse of the diapers because she is still EBF and it washed right out of all my other diapers. I don't mind some staining. I don't plan to resell these so it really doesn't matter as long as they are clean. The FB don't stink like the others either. I am planning to change my detergent because I don't think it is working well for my pocket diapers.<br><br>
I can't wait to get paid this week so I can try a couple new diapers. I've entered every contest out there hoping to win some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the suggestions. I was just thinking about ordering a couple babykicks one size bumboo diapers because they have side snaps and they come with the joeybunz inserts I've heard great things about. I don't mind fleece because I notice she is sensitive to a dirty diaper and wakes up to be changed when I don't line her diaper with something to wick the moisture.<br><br><br><br>
Hmm, I wonder what it could be. It isn't that they are terribly hard, but they have pilled and certainly don't feel like they did new. I compared the used ones to my new mediums the other day and was surprised how worn they were. We don't have hard water that I know of... I don't rinse of the diapers because she is still EBF and it washed right out of all my other diapers. I don't mind some staining. I don't plan to resell these so it really doesn't matter as long as they are clean. The FB don't stink like the others either. I am planning to change my detergent because I don't think it is working well for my pocket diapers.<br><br>
I can't wait to get paid this week so I can try a couple new diapers. I've entered every contest out there hoping to win some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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The Bumboos are nice, but they will not feel dry to the baby.<br><br>
I spray all poopy diapers from day one b/c I don't like stains at all.<br><br>
What detergent are you using?
 

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I'm using Charlies. DH washed a big load today that did not seem clean afterward. I rewashed using a full amount of soap after reading some old posts on stink issues- maybe have not been using enough and that is why I am getting some stink with my pockets. We had a hot sunny day finally and I sunned the diapers before rewashing and my fuzzy bunz look a lot better.<br><br>
I have been scouring old posts to see what detergent might work better for us with a mixture of pockets with microfiber inserts, prefolds, covers, fleece liners, and mostly flannel and terry wipes.
 

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we use regular tide, but have also used dawn in the past with no problems. what's your wash routine?
 

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I do not like Charlie's. I think it makes residue and doesn't clean very well. I see customer's used dipes that were washed in Charlie's and they are often stinky, stained and waxy. I can't use Tide b/c it gives my kids a big rash. My favorites are bumGenius, Tiny Bubbles, Vaska and Mountain Green.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">we use regular tide, but have also used dawn in the past with no problems. what's your wash routine?</div>
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I have a front loader. I saved a setting with a prewash with 1/4tbs Charlies. Then a hot wash, cold rinse, extra 'skin care' rinse that is suppposed to use more water than a regular rinse. I was using 1/4tbs Charlies in the wash, but now I am wondering if I am not using enough. Sometimes I go back and do an additional cold rinse, drain and spin.<br><br>
Last night I rewashed my pockets with 1 tbs Charlies. Then i did a full hot wash, cold rinse without soap. I still think the microfiber and even some of the PUL stinks...I am getting frustrated. None of my natural fibers are stinking even when peed in. The synthetics have a bit of odor straight out of the wash or dryer.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I do not like Charlie's. I think it makes residue and doesn't clean very well. I see customer's used dipes that were washed in Charlie's and they are often stinky, stained and waxy. I can't use Tide b/c it gives my kids a big rash. My favorites are bumGenius, Tiny Bubbles, Vaska and Mountain Green.</div>
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I am defnitely going to buy something new. I am looking for something I can buy locally rather than always having to order online. I know our local health food store sells ecover which I see some people use on their diapers.<br><br>
Thanks so much for the help!
 
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