We're on our third cloth diapered child. I think DH is experiencing burn out. We just go back from being out of town for 2 months, where we used disposables.
It's hard to get back into cloth. I'd like to because I think it's so much better for DS's backside.
I think we might consider some AIOs, especially since Grandma moved into town and is willing to babysit, but inept at cloth diapers. We have FB now, but DH is tired of stuffing them. We're looking for EASY. (Well, except the washing part and that's not too bad)
What brands do you like?
My DS is 17 months, about 25 lbs. I suspect he'll be over 35 lbs before he trains, so OS AIOs would be my preference.
I really didn't like most AIOs for the ridiculous amount of time it took to dry them, but a friend bought me two Dream Eze, and they were adorable, trim, and they have flaps instead of being a solid hunk of absorbent material, so they dry very quickly. They're also organic cotton, which is nice. http://www.cuddlebunz.com/cloth_diap...ameze-aio.html
(They're not OS, but the large size is 24+ pounds, so they should work for you from this point on)
Has anyone heard any reviews about the new Bum Genius AIOs OS coming out in December?
What about Weehuggers? I love them with the Flip organic inserts. I have a BB simplex or basix aio. I like it so far and the large fits my 22lb DD. It unstuffs half of the insert so its faster drying and you don't dig for the insert but you do stuff it back in. I normally reach a point where I don't like AIOs since as DS got older he needed hemp to have enough absorbency so I was stuffing them anyway. I do love our Bum-ware extreme AIOs with aplix for jeans since they are trim. I had to use the hemp doublers for DS though as he got bigger but that was still easier than stuffing.
DD - Jessica, June, 2005 ~ DS - Kyle, September, 2007 ~ DD - Michaela, March 2010
I have a Bum Cheecks that is a stuffable AIO. Right now I don't use its extra insert since I just use it as a daytime diaper.
Not quite an AIO, but we have and enjoy using Itti Bitti Tuttos. They pop up on daily deal sites every now and then. No stuffing, but you've got to snap the 'insert." My husband refuses to stuff our pockets, but has no issues snapping this in (as he says, "it's color coded. Even I can't screw this up.") I haven't seen them in person, but the company also makes an AIO with nothing to stuff or snap.
I really like the way BG AIOs fit, and except a short time when DD was nursing all night (and therefore leaking) we haven't had any issues with these dipes. I like that they are organic cotton. That said, ours started developing holes after a year, and now at 18 mos, I think we have 1 that is VERY close to not being use-able anymore, but most of the rest are ok. We also have stink issues, but I'm sure that is more to do with living in a new house every few months, not really having proper washing routines, etc...
I haven't heard a review of their new dipe....but they have new prints Albert and Lovelace that are super cute! Oh, and it looks like while the old AIO was $24.95, this new one is only $19.95... I'll be getting a couple for sure.
Last edited by Marite13; 11-08-2011 at 02:26 AM.
Mara & Joel, 2009
We don't currently use AIOs but I am seriously considering them for next year as I am probably going back to school next year and my MIL has said she will keep Alex for me... interested in hearing opinions.
-Becca, mom to Jacob (5-3-2003) Zach (6-20-2006) Zoey Jane (2-6-200 Alex (8-11-2011) and Emma Grace (due March 2014)!!
Personally, I'd get pockets and pre-stuff them for your MIL. That's what I did when Addy started going to daycare. It's like an AIO for them, but with the flexibility and faster dry time on your end.
Actually, I just always pre-stuffed my pockets when they came out of the dryer. Easier not to have to do it with a squirmy kid on the table!
i ended up selling all my pockets because i was also weary of stuffing and unstuffing. now we only use BG elementals, and love 'em. they only take about 75min to dry in my dryer on medium heat. but weather permitting, i put them in the sun to dry and then finish them up in the dryer for just 10-15 min (just to soften them and get rid of the stiffness they can get when line dried). i just love how easy they are!! my DS is almost 2 and 25 pounds and still on the medium snap setting, so i think they will easily fit him til he's potty-trained.
DS Asher born 11/29/09
DD Clara born 3/9/12