Prefolds, fitted. AIOs, Wool, pull, snaps?
Lately as summer in Tucson is in Full effect (okay it has since Oh December
) and I often bring DD out on simple outtings in just a CD and T shirt. Many have commented on her diapers. This includes inquaries in bathrooms while Im changing her ect.. Well suprisingly I've found the most intrest and "makebe I should try CD" comments come when I have her in her plain prefolds or simple flannel velcro diapers. I actually get the least support with the AIOs,(Fuzzi bunz, kushies) especially if the inquire about price.
I think for many prefolds are what they know kinda a comfort zone. They LOVE LOVE the snappi
and the think my ME covers have a smart desin with the "snaps on the side". The velcro fitted (tiny tots) intrest a lot because they think its neat a CD can work like a DD. Its so simple. However when I have her out in a AIO I get comments like I would but its too expensive, or my "friend" used those and had problems ect.. SO I was wondering what system gets the most questions for you'll?
For me, I have found the most interest from others when I have them in Fuzzi Bunz. They do cringe at the start-up price, but have all seemed to think it is worth it. I have one convert under my belt using FB full time, and possibly another about to.
I don't get much response from show off diapers other than "how much does a diaper like that cost?" Kind of defeats the purpose...so I save my cute diapers for at home where I can enjoy looking at 'em w/o people thinking I'm crazy...
When I do get questions from people who know that I CD, they are mostly interested in CHEAP and easy to use.
So I usually reccomend trifolded prefolds (specifically infant prefolds with a trifolded microfiber towel insde to add enough absorbancy for a toddler) and covers that people can buy locally (diaperwraps). This makes a really trim combo and people can use the same diapers from birth to PT so that they only have to buy covers. I find that people are more comfortable with trifolding and aplix wraps than with anything more complicated.
I get asked most about diapers when I am buying fabric. I have had lots of people ask me what I am making and when I tell them I usually end up in a long conversation about cds. The times when it hasn't been fabric related its been about the ease. Totally blows their mind that it takes me the same amount of time to change a snappied pfs as it does for them to change a paper diaper.
Lots of time if one of my ds' is in an aio people can't tell its a diaper. So I think I talk about aios less than snappied pfs and fitteds.