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I'm venturing back into CD'ing after about 6 months of sposies. My toddler is 30 lbs of lean, mean, muscle and grit. I'm expecting another wee one in July, and DH has just added up the disposable diaper figures for the next 2 years and about had a heart attack. So back we come. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm in a dilema, though. I LOVE pf's. Love'em with all my heart and soul. (can't you just hear the piano playing the duet as I type??) But dh isn't so much into them. He drops it on me that he wants ALL AIO's, with Bumkins as his top choice. I am not opposed to this, as it will make my life a bit easier, however, I'm torn. A nice fat prefold package to serve infant through toddlerhood will run me about what 18 Bumkins in each size would run me, and the Bumkins have a better resell shelf life. I plan to buy all new items, as I have not the patience for stalking the TP anymore, as I did in my past life. I must admit, the idea of all AIO's is quite appealing to me, as I'll have 2 in dipes and the convenience of it all sounds so tempting. But the pf's - they're calling to me!!!<br><br>
Ahhh, I thought I could solve it by chatting it out, but now I'm just more torn than before!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: If I'm thinking about dropping $15/dipe on Bumkins, surely I could find something a tad more absorbant, and more fun to buy?
 

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I have tried a bunch of types and brands of dipes and have found bumgenius 2.0 to be a great deal. They are a pocket, not an aio, but once stuffed are super easy to put on, same as a bumkins aio. They are also one size and are fitting my 11ish lb 25" skinny girl very well and go up to 30 lbs. And at 18 or so bucks a dipe, come out to be a great deal in the long run. I would (and have) bought some prefolds and covers for a bit of a variety in my stash and you can't go wrong with them IMO. hth<br>
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I was JUST looking at the Bumgenius! I only found sizes up to 30 lbs though, which makes me nervous b/c my son is already 30 lbs+ and quite tall, top of the charts, blah blah blah. And I don't want pockets for him - he's 20 months and starting to show interest in the potty. I really want something that will work for both kids, and I know that pf's and coves are really the best choice for that sort of duty.<br><br>
Still lookin'...........
 

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My DH will only put on pockets, so I buy some 'daddy stash' and prefolds, contours, and fitteds for my use. That saves some money as you don't need to buy *all* pockets or AIOs. For a skinny, lean kid BG 2.0 might be the ticket for you, especially with a new one on the way- you will get some good use out of it for the next baby too.<br><br>
My DS is 31 pounds at 2 1/2, but has a big butt and thighs, so he is busting out of his BG's right now. I unfortunately have to order some more 'daddy stash' diapers and am retiring the BGs for our next (due in Aug). So I ordered a Bumkins and a Happy Heiny's in XL (DH only likes velcro) to see how they are as far as absorbency and fit.
 

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Bumkins are less on absorbancy, you'll find. But stick a doubler in between the layers and it will make a huge difference. I like them b/c they are super trim (i'm a trim FREAK), and you can adjust the way you fasten the velcro to accomodate for skinny or chubby thighs.<br><br>
After looking around for the last few hours, I'm really leaning back towards the Bumkins. Nikisdiapers.com has free shipping and pretty good package deals. I could get 18 sm and 18 xl white Bumkins for $450. Or I could treat myself to some prints on the XL's (for summertime fun) for an extra $36. I might use my leftover infant pf's (I have a few wandering around the house in varying capacity) to make doublers for the Bumkins, just so I don't have to change the toddler as often.
 

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Bah. I can't stand it. I ordered just 1 BG one size to see how I like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Not sure how old your toddler is but my almost 4YO can use BG at night and she weighs about 35 lbs. They fit great! I tried bumkins and didn't like the bulk, I used mostly FBs with her but if I had to do it over again for her and a little one, BG would be the way to go for us. And just a thought...why not get a few prefolds and covers for when you are doing the changing? You don't have to limit yourself to one type <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Then everybody's happy!
 

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Thanks for the bumkins info <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. It's hard to find ginormous diapers for my DS. But I think you will like the BG 2.0s- they are trim and absorbent. We've used them as nighttime dipes with an extra hemp insert with absolutely no leaks. Being a pocket, they aren't much different than AIOs as far as easy removal and lack of flopping doublers- once you stuff them that is. And you won't have to go through many sizes as the next little one grows.
 

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How about pfs for the newborn/infant stage with just a few bumkins for daddy. Then when the babe is in M and L sizes and will be in the size for much longer and is also more squirmy get a AIO diaper. Just skipping the AIOs in the smaller size would save tons of money. You'll also need more diapers for that frequent peeing and pooing stages than you will in the bigger sizes.
 

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Amanda, that's true. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I do like to have a uniform stash, I get wierd about even using the cd's at all when I have little bits of this and that, and I admit that I find myself reaching for aio's more frequently than the pf's. But pf's for baby and aio's for the toddler - now why didn't *I* think of that???<br><br>
Ooooh, and if I do BG's, then Dad will be happy, b/c he won't have to keep track of different sizes for different kiddos..... hmmmmm
 

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I would get 18 PFs and then 6 Bumkins in each size assuming you do most of the changes. I can't stand having one of these and one of those either, but don't mind having the majority being one thing and then a sprinkle of others.
 

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One other scrap of advice...<br><br>
I, too, lurve my cpfs (I knit and love cpfs and wool. SOmething about the natural-ness, the simplicity...ahhhh...) But I want some aios for hubby and my mama, and- ok- maybe me sometimes.<br><br>
I got used cpfs here on the TP for dirt cheap (One batch of 24 I got for 20 ppd, another batch of 25 I traded for) in like a day after posting that I wanted some. Painless, and I have had a gorgeous stack of pfs waiting for babe. It didn't take any stalking or anything.
 
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