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i dont know what to choose---is there a difference, u find, between serged or turned diapers? what is it? the fit? or do u just prefer one over the other in terms of how it looks? what r the pros/cons of each?

same goes for side/front snaps or aplix...why prefer one over the other? or does it depend on the diaper...

for me right now it seems, just from seeing pics, i would prefer turned because serged makes me feel like it would leave marks on dd's tummy and back
: and i feel like i like velcro cuz i feel it would 'fit better'...

anyone have any input...and if u could put a diaper together what would it be like (ie. turned with aplix? serged with sidesnaps? serged with aplix etc.)

tia...
sorry i tried to word this the best i could
 

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I like the look of bound edges the best, they look so neat and the lines are so clean that way. Then serged diapers second best- I haven't found that the serging bothers my kids and I think it looks cuter than turned diapers. Turned diapers just look so boring to me, and it seems like the poop can just slide right out.

I prefer side snaps because front snaps often lead to wing droop, but I find that front snapping dipes are usually trimmer. My fav fitteds are elbee, fuzbaby and bizzy b hive, so I have a mix. The elbee and fuz are bound and front snaps, the bizzy b are side snaps and are serged.

It's really a personal thing, you have to try some things out and figure out what works best for you and your baby. Have fun!
 

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i prefer serged for durability... any diapers that I have had that were turned and topstitched wore holes too quickyl for my liking. I also prefer side snapping better becuse kyla has a bubble belly ... and front snapping can sag if the snaps arent placed right... and i dont like wing curl that happens on front snapping diapers.
 

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good question!! I have no idea what surged or topstiched looks like. Can you explain the difference in how they look or give me an example of a diaper that is made those ways? Like HH are they turned or surged? SugarPeas? Angelwraps?
 

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I agree about turned diapers wearing holes more quickly (though that seemed to happen more with my AIOs than my fitteds). I have had problems with wing droop on front snapping diapers but I finally figured out a fix for that on the ones I made for my son...but then he discovered how to rip open front snaps as well as front aplix so I am now working on side snapping and side aplix versions LOL!

I like the look of serged and T&T diapers both for different reasons. I also like to sew them both...for different reasons depending on my mood.

I do think that side aplix and snaps versions work better with older kids...front aplix and snaps work well with younger (at least that is the way it works in our house).

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I don't have any turned and topstitched diapers, so I don't know that I have a preference...

but, I like front snaps the best for a few reasons:

1) aplix (velcro) is too easy for DD to rip off

2) aplix will stick to everything else in the dryer, I always forget to use the laundry tabs or they don't come with any

3) dh calls side snapping diapers "the diapers that snap backwards" and is unable to use them. I can't have a diaper in the house that DH can't use or he won't change diapers.

4) front snaps fit my dd better, side snaps are too bulky imo

5) I never get a good enough fit with side snaps, one side is always uneven

although, snaps do take longer to do up than velcro does....
 

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I'm not a big fan of serged diapers b/c I don't like the ruffle look on ds. Therefore for diapers I like bound and turned and topstitched. FOr applix - I'm finding it just doesn't hold up wash after wash like polyacetal resin snaps do. I think I like front snaps over side snaps for diapers and side snaps for covers.
 

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*I like serged because its cuter. Its just way more decorative.

*I like side snaps because they fit better than front snaps (front snaps tend to droop).

*I HATE aplix because 1. its scratchy 2. it wears out quickly 3. it scratches fabrics 4. the velcro collects icky stuff inside it and after awhile looks very dingy 5. front aplix is droopy and hard to fit just right 6. and IMO velcro seems cheap although I really have no idea if it is or not

So thats my opinion on the matter
 

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I've put examples of turned and serged diapers because many people don't know the difference.

Turned Diaper

Serged

I like serged because I have a girl and it looks really cute on her. If I had a boy though, I probably would be inclined the other way. I haven't been using fitteds/AIO's to notice a difference in wear and tear between turned and serged.

Front snapping IMO is better for babies with some meat on their thighs. Skinny legged kids either have gapping or "wing droo" (where the front of the diaper droops down and leave a diaper essentially hanging open in the front). I think that's clear
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Side snapping is great for kids with skinny thighs or as another poster pointed out big bellies. Or generally disproportioned kids. Gives you individual adjustability.

Aplix or snaps again preference. My kid can get any diaper that isn't bolted on her little body no matter the closure. We use side snapping because she has skinny legs and they work best for her.

HTH.
 

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what about for aio's..serged or turned?
Again, I prefer serged because it is so darn cute. Whatever you choose, make sure the inside of the "cover" of the AIO is not absorbent (i.e. not velour). If it is absorbent and serged, it will wick moisture onto clothing or whatever it touches.
 
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