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I remember seeing a post where a mom mentioned that she didn't use a cover. When I went to the kissaluvs site it was noted that they do not recomend using a cover. Why is this???
 

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Better breathability for baby's bottom. Usually Binker is just running around in a fitted and t-shirt, but we use covers when we go out or when he's napping/sleeping.
 

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Around the house we don't use a cover mainly because it is hard enough for me to get a diaper on my son before he gets away<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br><br>
Also it allows for more breathability (is that a word?)<br><br>
eta that I guess it is a word <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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personally I dont use a cover so i can *see* when he is wet, and it lets him move more freely and breath more
 

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Yup, it is a real word. You can see it <a href="http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=breathability&x=0&y=0" target="_blank">here on m-w.com</a>
 

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I was worried I was making it up until I saw your post. <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 don't always use covers so her bum can breathe during the day at home because when we go out or at night she is in a cover and she sleeps about 12 hrs so that's a long time to be in a cover and diaper.
 

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I'm assuming that if your dc is only wearing a dipe, they (like a pp said) only have on a t-shirt? No onesie, shorts, jeans, etc? And, may I ask, what the climate is like where you live? I am not so sure I'd be able to do that with ds once we move.<br><br>
Sometimes I feel as though I ask such dumb questions!
 

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Correct, no pants/onesies/shorts/etc. Just a shirt or even no shirt at all. It's hot an humid here in the midwest, so he can get away with it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Correct, no pants/onesies/shorts/etc. Just a shirt or even no shirt at all. It's hot an humid here in the midwest, so he can get away with it.</div>
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Hehe. I have to laugh at your reference to 'midwest.' I grew up (and am moving back to) MN, which I would consider the midwest (to me, OK is the south). However, a friend who grew up in Washington state said MN was the northeast, and now that we live on the east coast, people refer to us moving back 'west'! It's all a matter of perception and where you live, but it still makes me laugh! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hehe. I have to laugh at your reference to 'midwest.' I grew up (and am moving back to) MN, which I would consider the midwest (to me, OK is the south). However, a friend who grew up in Washington state said MN was the northeast, and now that we live on the east coast, people refer to us moving back 'west'! It's all a matter of perception and where you live, but it still makes me laugh! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Is OK south? I honestly don't know. I think it's inbetween several regions and not really anything. I'm from Los Angeles, so I know that's west coast. Ahhh, to be back at the beach. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kewl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kewl">
 

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I actually live in the REAL south, LOL Alabama, it is hotter than a devils undies on a summers day. When we go coverless it is either with only a shirt, or I will put some shorts or a onesie, pretty much it depends on what diaper he is wearing. Like his kindhearted women fitteds take a LONG time to get soaked through tot he other side. I dont care if his jeans get wet, so in a way his jeans ar elike a cover, LOL. You can always get wool pants for cooler climate.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I actually live in the REAL south, LOL Alabama, it is hotter than a devils undies on a summers day.</div>
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Yes, but is it hotter than a devil's diapers?
 

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I have never gotten the no cover thing either. Here in the "true" midwest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> it is too cold in the winter to go pantless. In the summer, we are outside so much (no a/c) pantless isn't an option either.<br><br>
BTW, I consider OK to be southwest. Or maybe even part of the plains state. Definetely not midwest.
 

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<a href="http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/statesbw/censusregions.GIF" target="_blank">http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa...susregions.GIF</a>
 

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I think sometimes it's nice to just put a t-shirt and a diaper on a baby if you're going to be home for awhile and it's nice and warm in your home. Then you can let the skin breathe and enjoy the cute prints on your dipes.<br><br>
But I normally put a pair of wool soaker pants on my son so we are close to being ready to go out the door, when the mood strikes...
 

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We live in the Northeast so it's only warm in the late spring / summer and early fall here. At home I always let DS run around in just a fitted and a t-shirt (unless we have company - don't want them getting wet unexpectedly and I don't need any more CD criticisms!). I do this for the following reasons:<br><br>
1. I can easily tell if he's wet without having to check under a cover (and being at home should allow for laziness in all areas!)<br>
2. He looks so adorable in his plain Kissaluvs (and other dipes) that I just can't cover them up! Plus those sherpa dipes feel sooooo great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
3. Like someone else said, sometimes it's a miracle I can get the dipe on his squirmy bottom, it's easier not to struggle with a cover too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> In the morning he needs to be changed every twenty minutes, I'm all about making it easier!<br>
4. Seems like it would be more breathable and better to have him in on a regular basis... even though we only use wool so it's pretty breathable anyways! So revert to other reasons....<br><br>
My DS is 18 months though - I think with a newborn / younger baby that you are holding all the time a cover would be a lot better then changing your shirt all the time.... but that's just IMO.<br><br>
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We often use a cover even at home, but I wish we were more natural. I'm always afraid she'll get stuff wet, like my clothes, the bed, the sofa. I tried going with just fleece and wool last year, but her clothes always got damp. I think now that the warmer weather is coming, it'll be different, plus I'm trying to recover what little awareness our imperfect EC has brought her without pressuring her at all. We live in NS, Canada. We had frost last night. (though the days are getting warm!)
 

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We're in NH and we go coverless most mornings at home. Snappied prefolds are the coverless choice here. After spending 12 hours in a night time dipe her bum can use a little air time.<br><br>
Our furniture and carpets haven't gotten wet. The prefold gets damp but not soaking wet. I change Abbey after every pee when going coverless so they don't have a chance to get dripping.<br><br>
Kris
 
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