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I use unbleached chinese prefolds for my DS. I wash them myself but prior to about three months ago I used a diaper service. So, could someone explain to me why people love AIO diapers? I don't understand. It seems that it would be much more expensive because you only get one wear out of the whole thing, whereas I use my dipaer cover over and over before I wash it. So, what's the deal, because It seems to me that people love these all in one dipes. Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I like them mostly because they are easy, cute, and a better fit (well I use mostly pockets, close enough to an AIO though....LOL) I use CPF's sometimes but they take too long to get on and he wiggles and screams and I am trying to snappi them, not my thing. LOL Then to get a separate cover on...oh boy. LOL He wont have that. At night I usually do a hemp fitted with a wool cover and even that takes a while to get on! LOL
 

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I have AIO for my DH and DD who change Ryan..... i use CPF and pull on covers for the most part........ i use kissaluv contours and a wrap when i leave the house........but i use to use all AIO but i sold them and went back to the basics......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Look, its really a budget thing I guess. I find a trifolded cpf and wrap easily one of the most effective diapers I have ever used. But I love AIO's and pockets because of the ease of changing.<br><br>
I find now, with the bigger size wraps, its a bit fiddly putting the thing together and transferring it under the baby without it all falling apart. Especially now she's squirmy and tends to push herself backwards with her heels so that as soon as I get the diaper under her, she's off it again. Really annoying. I have the money to buy fancier diapers so I do. But that doesnt mean they work any better.<br><br>
I do however chop and change a bit depending on what Eliza's wearing. She's in medium Happy Heiny's but only 7kg so they do tend to "hang" a bit in the stride. Whereas I find a Bumkins wrap and prefold has none of that sag and fits much more closely, so I'll use that combo if she has some stretchy little bootleg pants on for example.<br><br>
The main advantage of a pocket diaper other than ease of changing for those less dextrous is the inbuilt fleece liner that keeps my baby really dry. I wouldnt bother if I had to lay a separate liner on top of a prefold.
 

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I like AIOs mainly because they are easy for DH. He is my daughter's SAHD, and if it isn't easy, he won't do it (or won't do it right!), so we use mainly Angel Wraps AIOs and Happy Heinys pockets (pre-stuffed by me) in the day, and Fuzzi Bunz at night. I have a bunch of fitted dipes and wool covers on order - I love wool and fitteds, but am not sure how DH will deal with it (so far it is just me using it on her). He could NEVER figure out a CPF, lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> I might order some, just so I have tried it since everyone seems to love them.<br><br>
Anyway, to be perfectly honest, I am not in this to save money. I CD because it is nice for my baby's bum (no icky gel and crinkly plastic) and because it is cute - and because it is nice for the environment. I have spent a ton on CDing and it is OK with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">... If I was trying to save money, I would go the CPF and cover route (but I think I would keep my Fuzzi Bunz for nighttime - they work so well and I love the fleece next to Eliza's skin for prolonged moisture exposure!).<br><br>
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I only have 4 AIOs that I keep in my diaper bag. It's easy when you're on the go because my covers need to air out between uses.<br><br>
I am going to buy more for the church nursery. I don't want to burden them too much by having to learn what snaps to snap the diapers and wool covers on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Also it ould take them so long to put them on my wiggle worm and I don't want them to think all cloth is a pain.
 

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AIO's are great for wiggly toddlers.<br><br>
Easier for baby sitters.<br><br>
Easier when out and about.<br><br>
Like having stay dry fleece completely covering bum w/pocket all in ones, esp. at night.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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