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I have not visited the boards in a few months. My ds is now 14 months old and he is in disposables!!!!!!! I know, shame on me. After dd it just was not as much fun. lol I lost steam I guess and fell into the disposable trap. I thought that would never be me. I am one who used to snap up $100 wool covers and not even think about it. Now, I feel like its a waste!!<br><br>
I am going to sell off all my diapers! I want/need to make it simple. I like organic and wool. Would a prefold trifolded in a wrap be the most simple? I never like prefolds but dont think I gave them a chance. My ds is the hardest baby in the world to change. You just have no idea. I usually have to put my leg over his chest to keep him from flipping over. Today, I decided to go back to cloth. Its so hard to get a fitted on him. Ugggh! If I went with prefolds, what kinds of covers work? Fitting in clothes is a must although I will probably get some wool longies for most days.<br><br>
Please help me choose a simple simple simple system. Oh and fairly trim and absorbant. I like natural fibers as well and prefer them.<br><br>
Thanks!!!
 

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If he's hard to change, I most certainly would NOT do prefolds. What about aplix aio's like Very Baby??? Those are the absolute easiest diapers because they are on and off like a sposie and the aplix is easy to do even when they are crawling away(bleieve me, I have experience with that) or standing up. And they are pretty trim under clothing. Try <a href="http://www.bluelakediapers.com" target="_blank">www.bluelakediapers.com</a>. If you do really want to go all prefolds, try Bummis super whisper wrap for a cover. They are the absolute BEST in my humble opinion.<br><br><br>
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I would go for AIO's if I were you.
 

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We use just about every kind of cloth diaper on dd, and when she's feeling wiggy and/or fractious, the AIO's with just the two velcro tabs are the way to go. I get one side snugged while she rolls one way, and when she goes to stand up or crawl away I can sneak in quick and get the other side.
 

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<a href="http://www.bluelakediapers.com" target="_blank">www.bluelakediapers.com</a> always has a bunch. I'd try them first. I think <a href="http://www.verybaby.com" target="_blank">www.verybaby.com</a> has a listing of the licensed contractors who carry their diapers so you can check them out.
 

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another vote for VBs....and <a href="http://www.bluelakediapers.com" target="_blank">www.bluelakediapers.com</a><br><br>
I think she usually has a lot of AIOs instock, but she is on vacation right now. When she returns, she is also super fast with customs.
 

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I have gone through the same thing. I had a really big stash and tried everything under the sun at one point, but then I stopped buying for awhile and got busy with other things, and now I can't bring myself to sink a whole lot of money into diapers either. The few times I am tempted lately, I always regret it after I buy it. I just want functional diapers I don't have to think about so much and don't want to spend much time on them. The main part of my stash now are VB aios. They are so easy to use, easy to wash if they have internal soakers, and the inside are natural materials, you can even get oc or ov. They don't ever leak for us, but your mmmv. We also use prefolds.<br><br><br>
(I feel like an ad for VB tonight!)<br><br>
ETA:<br>
I thought <a href="http://www.tallulahbaby.com/" target="_blank">Tallulah baby</a> just opened and has some? Also, <a href="http://www.cottontailbaby.com/" target="_blank">cottontail baby</a> often has some instock from Flutterbybaby.
 

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I think the simpliest thing would be pockets. You put in one insert for day and add an extra for night. Same diaper used all the time.<br>
Perhaps a one size pocket would be the simpliest of all.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think the simpliest thing would be pockets. You put in one insert for day and add an extra for night. Same diaper used all the time.<br>
Perhaps a one size pocket would be the simpliest of all.</div>
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Just to complicate the 'what is simplest' thread with my opinion <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
We use fitteds (fireflys) and pull-on wool around the house and VB AIOs for going out. I find that fitteds are easier to put on if I snap one side so that I can put it on my 17 mo standing up. I also won't buy side-snap fitteds or fitteds with more than two snaps per side, it is too hard for me to line the snaps up properly. Pull-on wool soakers or pants are so easy, much easier than a diaper, cover and then clothes. And if the little guy runs away before I get the cover back on, then he can go coverless. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> VB AIOs but Jack doesn't do as well in PUL all the time. He needs to breath more and I need the wetness cues to change promptly. Plus we can't do aplix without clothes. 'Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip' If he is bored, he will undo aplix through his clothes. I have snap VBs but they don't fit as well and have three snaps per side. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><br><br>
I like my pockets, but it is PUL again. See above. Plus I personally am not a fan of stuffing one piece inside another.<br><br>
This thread is interesting. I think what means simple diapering is going to vary widely from mama to mama, there are so many factors to consider. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was just about to suggest aio's with internal soakers, but I'm about out of patience myself, and all I want to deal with is absorbant fitteds and pull-on wool pants. Easy, simple, no leaks.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use fitteds (fireflys) and pull-on wool around the house and VB AIOs for going out. I find that fitteds are easier to put on if I snap one side so that I can put it on my 17 mo standing up. I also won't buy side-snap fitteds or fitteds with more than two snaps per side, it is too hard for me to line the snaps up properly. Pull-on wool soakers or pants are so easy, much easier than a diaper, cover and then clothes. And if the little guy runs away before I get the cover back on, then he can go coverless. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
This thread is interesting. I think what means simple diapering is going to vary widely from mama to mama, there are so many factors to consider. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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C is 18mo, but for a while we've been doing the pull-on diaper thing when he's in a dancing mood. Absorbitalls are really good for this, although if child is a heavy wetter (ie, force wetter), then can pee through that diaper. (although you could add a doubler, pin'd in or something if you needed). They are easy to find, launder well and are moderately economical ($13/ ? ) There are other diapers out there too that this can be done with (fireflies, ME 1-sz, etc)<br><br>
Another thing, given your child is 14mo-- presumably if they just peed you probably have 5-10mins you could give them of naked time. Around here I split up diaper-change-time into 2 sessions. Diaper off, playtime, diaper on. I get a lot more cooperation when the attention span I need is minimized.<br><br>
I do fitteds or PFs, coverless around the house, fleece or wool clothes outside of house. For me thats as simple as it gets. <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. Hope you feel the love again soon.
 

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Another vote for the AIO's. You can pick up a pretty great Very Baby stash and be done with 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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If I had to do all my stash over it would either be-<br><br>
1. all VB AIOs w/ natural birdseye QD soakers<br>
OR<br>
2. All FBs w/ infant pfs inside
 

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From one tired mama to another...Go pockets Mama, Go pockets <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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LOL So, what are your fav pockets?<br><br>
I am really leaning towards OC prefolds in a Bummis wrap for day and a organic fitted and wool cover for nights. Maybe some VB's which I already have (but could use a few more) for outings or when we will be out of the house for longer than 1 hour.<br><br>
Thanks for all the help!!
 

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These are almost exactly what we use regularly except that we also use Bumpy day/night covers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Prefolds in bumpy covers work just as well as an AIO for us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">These are almost exactly what we use regularly except that we also use Bumpy day/night covers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Prefolds in bumpy covers work just as well as an AIO for us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .</div>
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I was going to get some of those but was afraid they would wick. No problems??? Since the outside is cotton.
 
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