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Hi<br>
I have only been cd'ing for 3 days now so granted I have very limited experience to go by..but...<br><br>
I bought about 25 different dipes to try <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">. I have b/g twins so I had to buy ones that I thought would work, and ones that i thought would work on each of them as they have diff. bodies..anyway!!<br><br>
I ended up getting a mix of AIO's, Fitted's , pocket dipes and covers/wraps/soakers..<br>
I tried the fleece AIO's for the day but they were WAY too bulky, at night they seemed to work better...<br><br>
During the day I have been using TRIMMER Aio's like angel wraps quick dry and tender beginings quick dry and an AIO from simply cloth. They are all very good as long as I change the dipes at least every 1.5 hrs-2 hrs, no problem.<br><br>
At night I tried a bizzy b hive fitted with a cuddlewrap fleece cover. Good news! the sheets and wrap were dry when I picked up my DS, but the bizzy b hive was SOAKED thru???<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"> so that means that my son was sleeping in a cold, soaked diaper all night. Who cares that the sheets were dry, i want THEM to be dry?? What is the solution here? Whats the point of fitted dipes if they arent waterproof? why have your baby be wet?? I think I just dont get the concept and hope somene can explain it to me!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
I have two HH's and I think those are really neat..i noticed with those that the wetness seems to be much better contained to the inserts then on the part that touches the babies which is better right?/<br><br>
Any would love to hear some thoughts on the subject!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br><br><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've thought the same thing. Your solution is fleece. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That's why you like th HHs -- the fleece pulls moisture away from baby's skin. You can buy or make fleece liners for your other fitted diapers (make them by just cutting out the shape you want out of fleece -- no sewing necessary) to help keep your babies feeling drier.<br><br>
Another option is to use an all-fleece diaper at nighttime, like Snugwee or Apron Strings.<br><br>
Keep in mind that if your baby is unhappy, he or she will let you know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hmmm...sounds like you have a super soaker! I like *some* of my fitted diapers. My favorites for keeping baby dry feeling have a fleece topped soaker to wick moisture away. Also, I add a hemp doubler at night for added absorbancy. Have you tried on of those? I think you'll encounter the same problem with cpf's, or whatever else you use if there isn't enough "stuff" to absorb. I love my fitteds because they contain bf poo so much better for me. If you want to try something different try a cpf with a hemp doubler (or two) and some fleece on top. Snappi the whole thing and top with a wool soaker<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I love fleece wraps, but I think wool breathes better. Hope that helps<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 use a bizzy bee fitted at night too. I put a fleece lined insert next to DD's bum to keep it dry.<br>
I also use sugar peas, with a fleece liner, and an Ella's special night time dipe that she made for me which is all fleece inside.<br>
I love fleece!!!!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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First of all, Congratulations on making the switch to cloth!<br><br>
For nighttime we use fuzzi bunz. It's pretty similar to the happy heinys. The big thing is having fleece next to the baby's skin to grab the moisture away from the skin. We stuff it with a hemp prefold or a cpf.<br><br>
As for fitteds vs AIO. I use both. My dd is a moderate wetter and if we are hanging around the house I just put a fitted on her. I still change her the same amount of time, which is about every 1-1.5 hours. Sometimes more and sometimes less. Some fitteds just aren't meant for nighttime use.<br><br>
I'm sure you will get some great advice!
 

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Fitteds are great because you can let your babies wear them coverless, and they are much trimmer than an AIO style diaper. (I use all my diaps on my DS, and DD too, so I know how it is buying gender-neutral stuff!) I always use a fleece-topped doubler in my fitteds, every time. Otherwise, I'll use a HH or FB or Gatorbabies pocket, all of which are lined in fleece! So, there's your answer- fleece, fleece, fleece- it is the best!
 

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I'm a huge fan of Liz's Cloth Diaper Doublers for overnight use. I often use a doubler, a snappi'd cotton prefold and an aristocrats wool soaker. If the hemp weren't so trim I think DS would be completely bowlegged by now. I'm slowly switching from Aristocrats to Liz's Cloth All in Ones for overnight. I'm saving up for more Liz's cloth All-in-Ones though. They're quick, they're cute, and I cheat and call them product sampling, a necessary expense. I still use the doublers even with the AIO, not for absorbency as much as the fleece. DS really does seem less prone to rashes now that I use those delightful fleece/hemp doublers.
 

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I prefer fitteds because I let my baby go around coverless around the house and I use wool covers 99.999% of the time. I like the trim fit, the ease of use, the less worrry that he can take it off and hurt himself (unlike the snappi where he's starting to do that from our prefolds), and I like knowing (even though most of the time he lets me know) when he goes potty so I can change him asap. I rarely will use microfleece to "make him feel dry", since my goal ultamatly is so he knows how uncomfortable it is to sit in waste and let me know when he's soiled. I even will change in middle of the night still if he's soiled and not sleeping well. I also like that my fitteds are quick drying, most of mine dry faster than my prefolds. I also like that the wash water can go THROUGH them and IMO cleans the diapers better. Plus there are no "special" way or detergent I must use in order for them to work right. I don't like a huge variety of fabrics because then you have to add extra steps to the care, and I'm too lazy to do that.<br><br>
I also LOVE my prefolds for outtings since they are less bulky to cary, I just need my snappi, a few prefolds, a cover and my wipes, less bulk and things to juggle esp. since I only cary a small diaper bag no matter what.<br><br>
You must go for what works best for you, my system wouldn't work for many, it seems, but I'm happy with it. I used to be in the thinking, "why in the world would anyone want to use prefolds" until I tried them out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">...I've tried AIO's and was only impressed with them early on until I got into the fitteds. Congrats on making "the switch" and with twins yet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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Like the other posters said, fitteds are nice if you choose to go coverless (and change as soon as you see they are wet) or if you like to use pull-on wool or nylon covers (I'm a huge fan of nylon pull-ons-trim and work well!). They also come in adorable fabrics and are fun to show off if you live somewhere warm and don't need pants on the babe.<br><br>
For nighttime many people use a pocket dipe like Fuzzi Bunz or Happy Heiny's or other diapers lined with polyester fleece so that baby's skin doesn't touch soggy soakers all night (poly fleece doesn't absorb anything... it passes through to the absorbent layers beneath). However, most babies don't really care if they have a soaked diaper. I remember my little sis would be double diapered in prefolds with rubber pants over, and she'd still wake up with soaked sheets, clothes and blankets, and unphased. My poor mother had to wash all the linens every day! It's so much easier now!!<br><br>
Congrats for trying cloth! It really gets addicting!
 

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ITA with all the coverless mamas, and I also use a doubler inside any fitted at night to keep the moisture from going up into the waistband area so that the fleece liner will cover the wet part of the diaper.<br><br>
Keep up the good work and welcome to CDing!
 

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Sam - I was going to post the exact same thing today! I have been using all Angel Wraps QD AIOs and Happy Heinys and some Fuzzi Bunz at night, but I bought a bunch of fitteds (Sugar Peas, SOS, Cuddlebuns, BBH, etc.) to wear with wool covers, and I just HATE how soaked Eliza's whole diaper area - stomach, bum, etc. She doesn't complain about it, but YUCK, it grosses me out and I feel like I have to give her a bath afterwards! Even my ones with a fleece topped soaker (sugar peas) still get ALL wet. Maybe because I am a 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour changer, not with every pee? Also forget it at night... yuck. As you said, the wool cover stays nice and dry, but the inside dipe is just too yucky for me (can I say yuck one more time? LOL).<br><br>
I think what I need is a fitted dipe that has a layer of cotton for the shell, a layer of fleece for the lining and then has a super absorbent soaker covered in fleece (or a pocket dipe with the same) that I can use with a wool cover. My theory is that then the soaker would get most of the pee, right? I think the Angel Wraps fitteds might be like that? I am going to get one to try. I love wool and don't want to give it up, but YUCK! LOL I think I am going to stick to my Fuzzi Bunz at night - they are awesome and she is NEVER wet at all in the morning (but the inserts are soaked under the fleece!). I am also going to try a Harleyz Dipeez (sp?) pocket dipe for day - it is a laminated cotton outer, like the HH prints, and she has lots of cute fabrics - she says they aren't too stiff, we shall see! If you are interested in seeing her stuff, you have to join her yahoo group at <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harleyzdipeez/." target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harleyzdipeez/.</a> Anyway, that doesn't solve the wool/fitted problem, but I thought they looked cool!<br><br>
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I think what I need is a fitted dipe that has a layer of cotton for the shell, a layer of fleece for the lining and then has a super absorbent soaker covered in fleece (or a pocket dipe with the same) that I can use with a wool cover. My theory is that then the soaker would get most of the pee, right?<br><br></b></td>
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I also wash him down after every change with a washcloth, and once a day he gets a good cleaning with soap and water.<br><br>
I have made a pocket diaper with Terry outter, microfleece inner and I stuff it with whatever I'm in the mood for, snappi it and cover it with wool. I dont' use it often, usually when going out or for night, but I just really don't like having pollyester against his skin so that dipe tends to be at the end of teh rotation. Anyway, it DOES do the "trick" that you wish to accomplish, if there is a wahm out there that does the inner body layer as micro, outter cotton, quality soaker (OR better yet pocket so you can adjust soaker as you need it), then you use your favorite wool, you'll make it all night and baby won't have wetness against skin.<br><br>
I also breifly talked to Shannon about making a non-aio pocket diaper with her pattern, but I keep forgetting to give her details on what I mean. I think her diaper pattern is very unique and would be awsome if she would expand past the aio idea. She is also a very busy lady, so not sure how soon she could do that anyway.
 

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Another important point is that most AIOs do NOT work well with exclusively breastfed baby poop...it just slides right out the leg holes (ick!!)<br><br>
AIOs can be handy to have when babies are older and their poops are more solidified. I tend to use AIOs when I am on the go (I mostly use Kushies Ultra for AIOs...cheap, not super absorbant but dry fast and I can buy them at Sears LOL)...I know not very hyena-ish of me but I save my hyena impulses for fitteds and soakers/wool covers!<br><br>
And I still love my prefolds too!<br><br>
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FLEECE FLEECE AND MORE FLEECE!! That is what keeps your baby dry. If you go to buy some at a fabric store, ask for the micro-fleece. Cut them out the shape of the inner diaper and lay them on top of whatever you are using. The fleece should be between your babies bum and the diaper. A lot of fitteds are not lined with fleece and this is why the babes bum was all wet. If you buy about a 1/4 yard of micro fleece it can be cut into about 12 liners and a 1/4 will cost about $3.75
 

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Amber at <a href="http://www.darlingdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.darlingdiapers.com</a> makes a pocket fitted. She's not doing in-stock diapers anymore, but these show up on the TP from time to time.<br><br>
We generally don't use microfleece. Jade doesn't seem to mind her hemp or flannel diapers without it. No rash or redness; no discomfort at night. I use a very absorbent diaper and a wool soaker. I wipe her down with a warm cloth wipe at every change and either pat her dry or let her air dry.
 
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