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Hello!<br><br>
So I have about 10 dipes now and today is my first CD day! I didnt know what would work best on my twins (b/g) so I bought a whole bunch of different styles to try out. I still have about 10 more dipes coming inthe mail. I figured what didnt work I could sell on ebay and then buy more of what did? I have an assortment of fitteds and covers, pocket dipes and AIO's. No CPF's as I am not sure I can figure that out!<br><br>
How will I know which are which? How can I tell a fitted from an AIO? I know the AIO;s are probably bigger but sometimes its hard to tell? And I really cant always tell which is a diaper and not an AIO...<br>
My main concern in addition to leakage (like putting on a fitted and thinking its OK by itself!) is washing...I was planning on washing and drying the first time (they are in there now) but then which can I put in the dryer again?<br><br>
Also I have a cuddlebuns wrap that has metal snaps. I wasnt expecting that? HOw do I care for that?<br><br>
Sorry for being so clueless but hey we all start off somewhere right!<br><br>
Thanks<br>
Sam
 

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Hiya Sam, and welcome to the wonderful world of CD's! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"><br><br>
As far as telling fitteds from AIO's, rub the outter layer of the dipe between your fingers.<br>
If your AIO has a cotton outter layer, you "should" be able to feel another waterproof layer underneath it.<br>
If it already feels smooth or kinda crinkly, then it's an AIO.<br>
If you happen to put a fitted on by itself thinking that it's an AIO and it leaks, you will know next time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
With the washing, "most" diapers & AIO's can withstand the dryer on every wash.<br>
Different Mamas have different routines and preferences...I prefer to air-dry all my covers (Bummis) to keep them waterproof longer.<br>
The heat of the dryer tends to break down the waterproof barrier on covers & AIO's.<br><br>
I'm not much help on Cuddlebuns, since I've never tried them, but I would think that you would care for it the same as your other dipes.<br><br>
Alot of CD'ing is trial & error, so don't get frustrated if you think you "mess up"...we've all been there.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Good luck, Mama!<br>
You can do it!<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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Here's another idea - you could take a laundry pen and put a small dot on an inconspicuous place on all your fitteds. That way, dot = fitted, no dot = AIO. But trust me, you will become an expert at telling them apart in no time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You can just throw your Cuddebuns in the wash, metal snaps or not. They will just make more noise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Have fun!
 
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