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I am just confused as to why people love them so much! I am personally not a pocket person I prefer fitted or contours so why do people LOVE these bum genius dipes? do they wash themselves? I just don't understand. Please help me try to!<br><br>
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They are easy to use.<br>
But I don't love them. They fall apart easily and I could never get the funky diaper smell out of them no matter what de-stinking method I used.
 

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I like them cause' there one-size - I buy diapers once and never again. My wash routine is extremely simple - once on cold w/ normal amount of detergent, once on hot w/o any, then into the drier. Done. Sit around and stuff while I watch tv, then they go on just like a sposie - so anybody can change my kiddos.<br><br>
For us, they last wonderfully - ds1 wore his 2.0s till he potty trained, and still wears one at night (cause' I'm lazy and don't want to change sheets at 2am - he's usually dry in the morning, but why risk it?). DS2 was born before ds1 was potty trained, so we got 36 3.0s. I just gave most of the 2.0s to a friend for her new baby.<br><br>
They've just been great diapers for us - I had some repelling issues 6-9 months ago w/ the 2.0s, which I eventually solved by switching to planet detergnet (I'd used allens naturally for years, then switched to ecos, had issues, switched to planet and their fine again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">)
 

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Because they are everywhere? I despise pockets, microfibre and velcro on mobile babies, so I was never interested in trying BumGenius when they first came out. But if I hadn't already had the experience - say, if I were looking to buy cloth diapers for the first time now, instead of 5 years ago, I would probably end up buying that brand, because they are sold on so many cloth diaper and natural parenting sites, and even more commercial sites such as 1800Diapers and Target.<br><br>
Plus, they keep coming out with improvements and new products - the organic one-size AIO, Flip, Econobum - so there is always "buzz" about the brand.
 

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I got BG as my first pocket diaper and loved it! I did have stink issues with the liners they come with and got really sick of stuffing diapers! I used I think 5 other brands of pocket diapers and the BG was my favorite because I perfer the micro suede they have as opposed to the micro fleece other diapers have. Mine have held up great and I used and abused them! I did have to convert them to snaps, but that just made me love them more.<br><br>
I did go to prefolds for the ease of washing (natural fiber) and not having to<br>
"stuff" diapers. I have dug out my BG to use for naps and night as DD has decided she doesn't like feeling wet at night. The elastic is perfect, the inside is perfect and stain free and the outside is like the day I bought them. They are about 2 1/2yo and for a while I only had 18bg for both kids so they got washed 2 times a day.<br><br>
I now only stuff them with prefolds thought.
 

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I dunno. But they are my least favorite pockets. I don't like the bulk, I don't like the way the velcro is scratchy and I don't like the way they wear out and pill on the tabs.<br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> pockets, especially for older babies and toddlers. BGs are the last ones I grab from my stash.
 

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I dunno. But they are my least favorite pockets. I don't like the bulk, I don't like the way the velcro is scratchy and I don't like the way they wear out and pill on the tabs.<br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> pockets, especially for older babies and toddlers. BGs are the last ones I grab from my stash.</div>
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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">Which pockets do you prefer?</span>
 

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I really like FBs (have sized ones in my stash, so can't speak for the one size) and Knickernappies.<br><br>
I've had my eye on the new <a href="http://nickisdiapers.com/catalog.php?category=1899" target="_blank">Best Bottom diaper</a>, which is sort of like a pocket w/out the pocket, but they are sold out right now. I really want to try them, as they look awesome!
 

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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">Thank you for the link!</span>
 

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I'm half a fan of BG. I like the suedecloth inner fabric. I like the quality of everything but a couple of key components.<br><br>
The things I dislike:<br>
1) The aplix and laundry tabs have not lasted. I've had mine removed and replaced with snaps.<br><br>
2) I don't feel like they are truly "one size". DS is only 17 months but is outgrowing them. They need a longer rise.<br><br>
I've commented to cottonbabies about both complaints. I think if they could make snaps an option, and make a longer rise they could have a "perfect" one size diaper.
 

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They're the diaper I trusted most for DD - as a toddler they were the only pocket I'd put her in for nighttime. And I'd say of all the pockets, the BG kept her driest.<br><br>
I also like the fit on little DS (both the pockets and the AIOs). And they seem as trustworthy on him so far.<br><br>
I haven't had any velcro fail yet - I'm still using my 1.0s and 2.0s. I've probably just jinxed myself.
 

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they are cheap and mainstream. People like mainstream.<br><br>
I bought them at first and I've since learned I don't like much about them. My daughter was on the tallest rise before she was even a year old (her body shape has changed a bit so she is now between second and third at 14 months) so they are just too short, the velcro sucks, the microfiber feels icky (I now know I like natural) I don't like PUL on the outside because it feels weird, I like cotton or some other softer material or maybe it is just the type of PUL or something.. its a minor dislike though because I'll use thirsties covers and RaR.<br><br>
I think they are the johnson and johnson of the cloth diapering world. Everyone uses them, they are easily accessable as everyone sells 'em. the price is right and they are advertised as much as cloth in general is so its one of the first names people learn. Doesn't make them GOOD but it sure makes people think they are.<br><br>
They were fine to use when I was learning about what I like best... now i'm trying to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
 

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I do love their Snap Organic OS AIO, but they are pricey and I couldn't make my whole stash out of them. But I love having a few. No stuffing, natural fabric... but it does feel wet to the baby b/c of the natural fabric with no wicking.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm half a fan of BG. I like the suedecloth inner fabric. I like the quality of everything but a couple of key components.<br><br>
The things I dislike:<br>
1) The aplix and laundry tabs have not lasted. I've had mine removed and replaced with snaps.<br><br>
2) I don't feel like they are truly "one size". DS is only 17 months but is outgrowing them. They need a longer rise.<br><br>
I've commented to cottonbabies about both complaints. I think if they could make snaps an option, and make a longer rise they could have a "perfect" one size diaper.</div>
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Yep. I haven't done snaps yet, I just went ahead and replaced the Aplix.<br><br>
That being said, I like my BG quite a bit. I wouldn't necessarily want a whole stash of BG, as I typically use prefolds and covers at home, but out and about I like pocket diapers, they take up less room, they're all bundled together, etc. And I've found BG pretty trim and dependable.<br><br>
I like that BG are cheap and easy to come by. For me cloth diapering is about cost just as much as it is about anything else. I don't want to spend more than $18 per diaper (and frankly, I've rarely spent more than $11 on my BG as most of mine are seconds--and BG seconds actually include inserts).<br><br>
As for them being mainstream, I love it. I like that they can be found everywhere, makes it much easier for family to gift us with diapers. Not something they would normally do, but have done, since they can find 'em on Amazon and/or Target websites.
 

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I have a few BG's in my stash and they're ok. I use them for going out and when my parents are watching him. I have used them a few times over night double stuffed unsnapped and we didn't have leaks, but I prefer fitteds over night because he's a side sleeper with a stay dry liner.<br><br>
I'd use natural fabrics if I could, but my son HATES feeling even a little wet so I use Flip Stay Dry. It's cheaper and I like the simplicity and the one size option. They run larger than BG and are really really trim!
 

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BG AIOs (org and deluxe) make up exactly half of my stash, and I'm to the point where I'm not completely impressed with the way they hold up. The ones I bought new are <i>ok</i>, but the ones I got second hand are really looking rough. The velcro is scratchy and stops working -- my biggest complaint. As far as fit and absorbency, they seem to work just fine, but the velcro is the pits. I have one org aio that I bought after it had been converted to snaps, but the fit it slightly wonky and I'm not impressed with that either. but they work, so I continue to use them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That, and they are pretty trim.<br><br>
I sold off all my Flips, and the econobum I have is ok, but I don't think I would buy any more. I loathe pockets so I can't comment on those.
 

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I like them because they wick away the moisture so my baby isn't sitting on a wet lump like with prefolds (I used those for 3 days and quit).
 

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I really don't know. I have tons of one size pockets (Happy Heiny's, Rumparooz, Swaddlebees Econonappies, Kanga's, Knickernappies) and BumGenius are the only ones I have had serious leaks with and the elastic completely gave way and the velcro stopped working. As far as I am concerned they are the crummiest diapers I've tried and I've been through a whole lot of other diapers as well.
 

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wow thanks for all your insights! I can't wait to cd this baby! My MIL will hopefully be making me most of my stash so I am super excited!<br><br>
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I hated them! They always leaked, probably because they were such a pain to wash. I could never strip them enough. I still have them because I feel bad selling them to someone. What if they're trying out cloth and turned off just because the two bumgeniuses they bought from me don't work?
 
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