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Is there such a thing as a quick drying but super absorbent fitted? If so, I'd like to know. Even if it's not quick drying, please let me know your favorite fitted for absorbency. I think I may have a super soaker because we change at least every 2 hours and his diapers are always soaked, but maybe it's the diapers (mostly Kissaluvs 0, all hemp Tykies with some Sugar Peas, Sugar Plums thrown in there). Also, I thought I remembered that someone makes dipes with more absorbency up front for boys - anyone know who I'm thinking of? TIA!!
 

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Maybe you aren't changing enough? I am totally new to cloth but we are using kissaluvs 0's and I have to change them every hour. Even when I put in a preemie prefold I have to change often. BTW this is for a baby born on april 14th so I think our babies are close in age.
 

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2 hours? Heh.. I change my 5 month old about every 30 minutes when we are home.. sometimes more often. I mean, if you put the diaper on and baby pees.. its time to change!<br>
My 2 year old still gets changed pretty often, too. Sometimes she will go 2 hours without peeing...but usually its MUCH sooner than that... so we change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I've changed a dipe 30 seconds after I put it on.<br>
For on the go, we change less often, but I use PUL pockets for then.
 

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I would change moe often. We usually change every 30 min to an hour at home. Soon as baby wets or poops that diaper comes off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
But to answer your question Valor kids and Celestial baby are my fav super absorbant but quik drying fitted
 

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I guess it's just our changing frequency,then.<br><br>
To previous posters: in the future please think about the way your responses sound to those of us who are new to all of this. I DO change my child every time I KNOW that he has wet/soiled his diaper, but he doesn't always let us know and it is hard to know through a wool cover and a layer of clothing so I check at least every time I feed him. I too have changed a diaper 30 seconds after putting it on - did that today even. There are reasons for having a more absorbent diaper, such as nighttime use, which is what I was thinking of, but maybe y'all change diapers every hour at night?<br><br>
If anyone has any helpful suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.
 

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I don't have any super absorbant AND quick drying fitteds...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> My DD pees straight through-My OV SOS are super absorbant though, and I'm hoping that daisy doodles' new OV fitteds are very absorbant-b/c they will be quick drying!
 

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ditto on the "we change more often" thing.<br><br>
for longer outings, i love my firefly diapers, and the flaps fold out for quick drying. i only have the old hemp/cotton ones. i have yet to try the OC ones, but i'd be willing to bet someone else around here has. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
anyway, that's my 2 cents!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">To previous posters: in the future please think about the way your responses sound to those of us who are new to all of this. I DO change my child every time I KNOW that he has wet/soiled his diaper, but he doesn't always let us know and it is hard to know through a wool cover and a layer of clothing so I check at least every time I feed him. I too have changed a diaper 30 seconds after putting it on - did that today even. There are reasons for having a more absorbent diaper, such as nighttime use, which is what I was thinking of, but maybe y'all change diapers every hour at night?</div>
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What did you find offensive? I think they were just answering your question. We change every 1/2 hour here as well.<br><br>
As far as quickdrying fitteds, I think anything with a snap in soaker would work. My current favs are Calico Babies (with the extra doubler - these are good at night) and also Mudpies are quick dry.<br><br>
Good luck! <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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess it's just our changing frequency,then.<br><br>
To previous posters: in the future please think about the way your responses sound to those of us who are new to all of this. I DO change my child every time I KNOW that he has wet/soiled his diaper, but he doesn't always let us know and it is hard to know through a wool cover and a layer of clothing so I check at least every time I feed him. I too have changed a diaper 30 seconds after putting it on - did that today even. There are reasons for having a more absorbent diaper, such as nighttime use, which is what I was thinking of, but maybe y'all change diapers every hour at night?<br><br>
If anyone has any helpful suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.</div>
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I don't think anyone had any intention of offending. New to cloth users often expect that a cloth diaper should hold pee like a disposeable.. except that even disposeables aren't SUPPOSED to hold pee like most people use them. Just cause they can, people think that it is ok.<br><br>
As for nighttime changes, my 2 year old usually pees a flood when she wakes, but rarely pees at night anymore. When she does, and I am up, I DO change her.<br>
My 5 month old is changed an average of twice a night ( between 11pm and 7am). I keep diapers near the bed, so that it doesn't make changing a huge hassle.<br><br>
At night, we use a Harleyz hemp fitted pocket stuffed with a hemp prefold, under a wool cover for both girls.<br><br>
ETA: I don't think new parents realize JUST how often a newborn/small infant pees. Vivien is ALWAYS wet within a half an hour. She has never been dry after that long. That is another reason we go coverless a lot at home. I want to make sure I catch her as soon after she wets as I can so that she is not wet for long.<br>
Wool puddle pads and old blankets are wondeful things! Now she actually fuses a lil after she wets to let me know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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fireflys!!!! and I think there are still some in stock <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><a href="http://www.fireflydiapers.com" target="_blank">www.fireflydiapers.com</a>
 

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Wasn't trying to be offensive... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer"> Anyways, I change super often at home, use pockets for road trips, and cuddlebuns with doubler for nights (these dry very very slowly..... but just pull them and hang when everything else is dry).<br><br>
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For night time I LOVE <a href="http://www.momufactured.com" target="_blank">www.momufactured.com</a> I have a super soaker and that with a suede cloth doubler lasts my super soaker all night! Its amazing!<br><br>
SOS (suzies one size) arent terribly absorbent IMO<br><br>
Ecobaby one size are really absorbent. They are Organic Sherpa. I got them from <a href="http://www.mtdiaperstore.com" target="_blank">www.mtdiaperstore.com</a><br><br>
I have a Loveybums, I havent tried it for absorbency though....I got it, tried it on and the rise is a little low, so I am thinking of selling it.<br><br>
Sugarpeas are organic cotton...and they are pretty absorbent. Not as much as the Ecobaby (also got from <a href="http://www.mtdiaperstore.com" target="_blank">www.mtdiaperstore.com</a>)<br><br>
Besides my own diapers thats the extent of what I have tried. If you want my website addy PM me...I can do a custom type thing if you want. I dont know the "rules" if I am allowed to put my website!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Fireflies!!!! Of course, we are known to use the sleeptights during the day, especially when we are at home, and Paige is nursing a lot! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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oh, man - i canNOT believe i never thought of this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> thanx for the great idea!
 

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I know righteous baby FLAGS can have boy and girl wet zones added....<br>
Some of my organic cotton fitteds dry real fast, hemp absorbs more, but takes longer to dry.<br><br><br>
As far as changing more frequently, that really depends on the kid. I swear I check DD's diaper every twenty minutes and she will just hold it longer and pee more all at once. And she has been like this for as long as I can remember. Some kids pee a small amount very frequently, others pee rivers a few times a day. You can never really tell.
 

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Sounds like I'm in the minority around here, but I don't change my son's diaper every time he pees. Paricularly when he was teeny, he peed ALL THE TIME. Like every 10-15 minutes, in little bursts. There would be one small wet spot at the front of the diaper and that was it--it just didn't make sense to change him 30 times a day. Maybe someone does, but not me. I do change him by the time that the whole front of the diaper is wet--probably every hour and a half to two hours during infancy.<br><br>
Kissaluvs definitely aren't the best for absorbancy. Fireflies are great (just make sure you avoid the old-style organic cotton). FirstClassBaby fits your description too, but getting ahold of them is a headache.
 

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i sew my own very baby fitteds by using VB pattern and it works pretty good. Other than that I'd use FCB/LC fitteds as they have doubler undereath the soakerand holds pretty good. I'd change more often at specific time of the day when she's more of a soaker and the other times when she's soak lighter. HTH NL works great if you can grab some from TP or FM stocking. good luck
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I DO change my child every time I KNOW that he has wet/soiled his diaper, but he doesn't always let us know and it is hard to know through a wool cover and a layer of clothing so I check at least every time I feed him.</div>
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That's where I think your problem may be, wrapping baby up in layers designed to not let you check the diaper often....but I digress....<br><br>
There's definatly lots of reasons to want a diaper to be absorbant--for the car, nighttime, and for those kids who hold it, and hold it, and hold it, then FLOOD! But when you mentioned routine daily changes at 2 hour spacing without the caveat that your child is one of those all-of-a-sudden flooders, we just assumed that you're expecting a diaper to hold multiple pees throughout the day and that isn't realistic for a nurse-a-lot infant, unless you want to put a lot of doublers in there and its' really important to you to not have to change mroe frequently than every 2 hours....and most of us on this board are in the opposite mindset about things--a diaper that holds one pee adequately so is pretty trim, then rip it off when it's wet and swap a new one down (when you have the diaper-change down to a 20 second procedure for pee dipes, it's not a huge deal to change all day long).<br><br>
...but back to how you dress baby, try to stick to outfits that allow you to stick a finger in the clothes and down the diaper to see if the diaper is wet, to save yourself the headache of having to get a diaper to 'last' until the next official 'strip-down-and-take-everything-off' diaper change point. Those sleepers that snap from ankle to neck work great for this..... and if it's warm at home, just do diaper/shirt/socks so you can really esaisly stick your finger inside the cover to check the diaper to see if it's dry. That's the nice thing about poops--you can just smell 'em <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh"> ...but with pees, you usually gotta stick a finger in the cover. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Good luck---we may come across as matter-of-fact but we're not trying to be offensive, we really just want to help out by sharing the creme de la creme of our wisdom. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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