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Old 10-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #16
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We always used GMD prefolds with a variety of covers, but my neighbor has turned me on to trying pockets. They aer SO trim! I couldn't even tell her ds was wearing cloth when I held him the other day.

So Im subbing here and hoping to get some pockets for this newest little bundle. It's been about 18mos since I've used cloth...gotta get back into the hang of it!
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Codi, that's what I love about the GMD fitteds. All the functionality, long life, and ease of washing of their prefolds, but TRIM.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:37 PM   #18
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I thought I had it all figured out and now I feel like I am back to square one...

Ill have to look into those!
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Didn't mean to spoil your groove. They are much cheaper than pockets though, so you could always try one or two before committing to a larger stash of them. I loved my pockets at first too but the love faded after several months of wear when they really started to wear out and I had problem after problem with stink, with the microfiber. So it's back to cotton for me.
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The GMD fitteds look good too!

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That is just my LEAST favorite thing about cloth. The bulk. So the trimmer the better for me!
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All I know at this point is that I really dislike velcro. Few of my Bummis or Thirsties covers have been much use with DD2. Looking for some ideas!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:12 PM   #22
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Now see, I loved velcro. I could never get a perfect fit w/ snaps, and if the velcro wore out, it was easy enough to replace. Good thing there's so many options!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:15 PM   #23
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I still love prefolds with a Snappi and a wool cover. We use Fuzzi Bunz pockets for naps and for when we're out of the house.
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Yeah, I replaced all the velcro on my Bummis and I don't think the PUL will hold up to another round. And they never stay stuck to the tabs in the washer, so the velcro stuck to the edges of the gussets and tore them up (especially the Thirsties). But it seems when I asked about this back when I was using them with DD1, no one else has this problem.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #25
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How old are the diapers? They do only have a certain "shelf life" if you will, before they just wont work any longer, right?
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I used the smalls for about 5 months with DD1. I haven't used them a ton this time since for various reasons we ended up using a lot of disposables so far. The gussets on the Thirsties are really torn up.

I used medium Bummis for over a year with DD1 and replaced the velcro once during that time. I threw them out when she grew out of them b/c the replaced velcro wasn't sticking anymore.

So what is considered the average shelf life of a cover?
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I have no idea.
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We started with prefolds and covers for DS and then built up our pocket stash. Recently I fell in love with fitteds. I like prefolds and fitteds the best, but for DS's current size we have pockets and some fitteds. I haven't found a cover I love yet, but I did get some Thirsties Duos for the new baby and am working on knitting some wool. I would love to transition to all natural fibers, but the pckets are great for babysitters/family.
For the new baby I've bought a bunch of fitteds and have a variety of covers to try.
Favorite pocket: Rumparooz, hands down. Too bad they're pricey.
Favorite prefolds: GMD
Favorite fitted: I like Happy Heiny and Bumboo the most out of what we use now.
Favorite cover: The Imse Vimse we have never fit DS well, but I liked it the most based on style. I just wished the tabs would overlap.

ETA: Velcro vs Snaps? I like and dislike both. Velcro gets a tighter fit but it doesn't hold up. Snaps last so much longer but can be tricky for fitting. I dp prefer snaps overall because they last longer.

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BG 4.0s stuffed with Flip Organic inserts for our super soaker. We love, love, love anything BG and are very loyal to them. Microfiber isn't absorbent enough for us anymore and I don't like touching it anyway.


We also have four Grovia AIOs that are okay.


For night time, our system is a bit excessive but she pees like crazy and it holds more than a sposies can. We use a bamboo MotherEase Sandys fitted, with a Motherease stay dry liner, a Joeykicks hemp insert, and a MotherEase Airflow cover. Ugliest darn thing in the world but it's the best solution we can come up w/ for her since she pees like crazy.
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For night time, our system is a bit excessive but she pees like crazy and it holds more than a sposies can. We use a bamboo MotherEase Sandys fitted, with a Motherease stay dry liner, a Joeykicks hemp insert, and a MotherEase Airflow cover. Ugliest darn thing in the world but it's the best solution we can come up w/ for her since she pees like crazy.
We've been using sposies at night because he keeps leaking through cloth and then waking up in the middle of the night. With the sposie he hasn't leaked (yet) and thus sleeps better (still wakes occasionally, but it doesn't require an outfit and diaper change).
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