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my hubby is finally going to let me cloth diaper<br><br>
and well i want 6 more kids and i need the diapers to last a long time and my friend told me about motherease and i wanted to know what everyone else thinks about them that used or uses them<br><br>
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never used them ... do you have a link ? i like bum genius ,haute pockets and mommy's touch these are all one size and can be used from 8-35 lbs ..have you checked those out ?
 

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I like my ME one-size and my ME Sandies. I only use fitted with wool soakers. My ME are workhorses. I expect them to outlast my dd's diaper needs.
 

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For longevity, Mother-ease are the way to go. They have a touch of polyester in the backing of the material and this really does help keep the material lasting so long. As far as fit, I didn't care for their one-size, But their Sandies fit really good on my skinny kiddos<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The only other diaper I know of that would last as long and even outlast the ME is a prefold!
 

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I don't think they are as absorbant as other diapers. However, I can't see any diaper lasting through 6 kids. If you want cheap and durable I'd get some Chinese Prefolds and they should last 3 kids at least, maybe 4. But they are so cheap that its completely worth it.<br><br>
If you are considering the one-size its been my experience that they are really a medium with a bigger size range. One size do not fit my kids as newborns nor do they fit past 9 months or so when their thighs bulk out, they probably would fit again as an older toddler when their thighs get thinner again but they should be out of diapers then.
 

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Motherease are a great way to go. I especially like those Airflow covers. I don't like the fit of the onesize until 12 pounds or so.<br>
If I was planning on having a bunch more kiddos, I would get kissaluvs size 0 for newborn to 15 pounds (they are great fit and contain nb bf poo great), then use premium prefolds for 15 pounds to PTing. Bummis and Motherease are both great long lasting covers.
 

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I have some Sandy's, but we haven't used them yet, since the babies haven't come yet. (Although DD uses them on her stuffed tiger and likes them.) But I can say from experience that the Airflow covers are absolutely bulletproof. Most solid, dependable cover I've ever tried.
 

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I also really like the airflow cover. I don't like the Rikki wrap though, they've worn out quickly. I much prefer Bummis wraps...they seem really durable. As for the one-size, I don't mind them, but they are getting snug for my ds who is 26lbs and we always need to put in a liner for absorbancy. I like the sandy's for daytime, but I used one at night once with a liner and I can't get the smell out--I think because of the polyester. Like someone mentioned, these diapers are workhorses, but I don't really like the polyester factor.<br>
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i love them. i have both the one size and the sandies, i find that they fit best at different times. For a long time the small sandies fit perfectly, but now she is a bit too big for the small sandies, but the larges are still falling off her booty (long, skinny kid) so the onesize are perfect right now. Most of mine have been through two kids now and i expect they will last plenty longer. hth.<br><br>
eta i love how quickly they dry on the line, yes they are not as a thick as other diapers, i find that to be an advantage. Just get some doublers or flat diapers to increase absorbancy when needed.
 

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My daughter was real skinny, and I couldn't make the One-size work until she was about a year old. I do like them, they are soft. If they aren't absorbant enough you can easily line it with a doubler. I used preemie prefolds folded into thrids as a doubler.<br><br>
If it isn't cost prohibitve, I'd go with the Sandies. I hear the XS work really well for newborns.
 

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We really loved the MEOS with the airflow covers. Like others said they are too big for a newborn. I also am not sure they or anything would last for 6 kids. I do expect my MEOS to last through the 2 kids I plan on using them with and still be in a condition to sell. I can tell though that after one child mine were not as thick as they were brand new. We spent a weekend at a friends house who had new ones and mine were definately thinner but certainly still had plenty of life in them.<br><br>
Having never used the Sandy's I'd maybe give them a try first since you won't be using each diaper for as long of time, they would probably last through more kids and fit better all the time.
 

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I love my MEOS's. We use them with the snap ins for extra absobancy and I also have hemp doublers that I keep on hand (for overnights). They work wonderfully, and I fully expect them to get ds through his diapering days as well as our next baby (whenever he/she may come along). I don't know about 6 kids, but my LLL leader has used hers through 3 so far and is on the fourth and they are still going strong. Now you would need to replace the covers each time, but four covers in three sizes for each child is a really small investment. Or if you use wool instead of the Mother ease covers you probably wouldn't have to replace them (depending on the wool). Wool covers can last a very long time. Mother ease diapers have been around for a long time. Lots of people swear by them. They aren't as neat or flashy as some other fitteds, but they are more cost effective and last longer. And they can be dyed pretty colors if you want.<br><br>
ETA: I am suprised by how many say their kiddos have outgrown them by 26lbs or so. Ds2 is almost 26lbs and he is a big ol chunk and they fit him just fine. They are on the tightest snap setting without crossover.
 

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my son is 6 months old now soo i wont have to worry about buying new born diaps for a while hopefully but if i do i will probley get fuzzbunz until he/she can fit in the one size<br><br>
any more ideas on which diaps will last a long time and which ones r the best<br><br>
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I never tried their diapers, but I had a couple Airflow covers handed down to me, and I loved them. They let her breath without leaking, which was so wonderful.
 

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My dd soaked right through the regular MEOS, so initially I was unimpressed. However, I later bought the organic one size, and they are now my work horse diaper. They are so amazingly absorbent that I don't even have to use the snap in liner yet for my 19-month old.<br><br>
However, I really don't see how the MEOS would ever fit a newborn, or even a smaller baby. My dd is 21 pounds and we only recently stopped folding down the top of the diaper for her.
 

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I used to only use MEOS and I loved them. I will agree on the absorbancy issue though, but if you use one of their snap in liners it usually helps. I've diapered a few children and I would say they would def. last 2-3 kids. They fit my kids great after probably 3 months old, but I have small children.<br><br>
I agree about the Air-Flow covers. Awesome!! I don't like Rikkis, probably because I am not a fan of velcro.<br><br>
I got rid of all my ME dipes. but since I'm coming up on diapering 2 more children I will probably buy some more.
 

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