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    Quote Originally Posted by janijanis View Post
    yes!!! i never did with DS but I want to with this baby. So far i have about 6 diapers, I am trying a bunch out to see what i like best and then selling, and buying more of my favourites. I am only interested in AIO'S or pocket diapers and one size as well. So far I have two AIO bum genius's, 2 baby kangas, 1 happy heiney, and 1 fuzzibunz coming in the mail. I think I might try them out on DS soon once i get enough to prewash. I have been finding them on clearance or sale so none of them have been full price.

    I saw that Target is selling one-size diapers now too. I was tempted to get some and try them out. I did not get mine on clearance, but I ought to be on the lookout. I got a BG with snaps (only had Velcro last time around), Bumkins, Thirsties, Kushies and FB. There's no way to know which ones I am going to like until I can try them out.

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    For anyone interested in learning more, here is a good "beginner's guide" to cloth diapering. It explains the different types of diapers, their pros and cons, how many to buy, etc.

    http://weebunz.com/beginners_guide.php

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    Another thing to keep in mind is that you don't know what will work with your baby until you try it. For instance, when I first started trying pocket diapers on Thomas, I learned very quickly that the fleece-style lining would give him a terrible rash. The suede-style lining did not. That's the main reason why we ended up using BG almost exclusively If I had stocked up on FB, I would have been out a lot of money for something I couldn't use.

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    mine are all snaps too. thanks for the link, i will check it out.

    Also, from what i have been reading, AIO'S are super convenient, but apparantly take a long time to dry which some people find a PITA
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    Quote Originally Posted by janijanis View Post
    mine are all snaps too. thanks for the link, i will check it out.

    Also, from what i have been reading, AIO'S are super convenient, but apparantly take a long time to dry which some people find a PITA
    The AIO's nowadays are made so that you can pull the liners out to dry. They are the same as pocket diapers, but the inserts are sewn in on one side. That would make them as easy to dry as a pocket diaper, except that with a pocket diaper you have the option of drying the inserts in the dryer while hanging the diaper to dry. IMO, the AIO is probably not worth it for that reason. Plus, with a pocket diaper you have a lot more control over what you stuff it with. For instance, we went from stuffing our pocket diapers with a prefold to a prefold plus a microfiber insert, to a microfiber insert plus a hemp doubler. And we stuffed night diapers differently than daytime ones. We always pre-stuffed the pocket diapers after we washed them, so they were just as convenient to use as an AIO. (We just had a designated color - white- that was for night diapers.)
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    i only have 2 AIO diapers, probably won't get more then that the rest are pockets. how does the stuffing work? I read that hemp and bamboo was the best and most absorbant, but how do you know how many layers to put in? i saw that you can put doublers at night but you need to put a regular insert in as well? AHHHHh!!!! lol. I am an over analyzer if you couldn't tell
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    ps totally checking that link out now that i have some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by janijanis View Post
    i only have 2 AIO diapers, probably won't get more then that the rest are pockets. how does the stuffing work? I read that hemp and bamboo was the best and most absorbant, but how do you know how many layers to put in? i saw that you can put doublers at night but you need to put a regular insert in as well? AHHHHh!!!! lol. I am an over analyzer if you couldn't tell
    When we first started using the pocket diapers, we used the pre-folds to stuff them. He was pretty little and didn't have super wet diapers. Once he got a little bigger, we used the microfiber insert that came with the diaper and a pre-fold or a microfiber insert along with a hemp doubler. The inserts we used were BG, and the hemp was Swaddlebees. The reason you use both is because the hemp is more absorbent, but the microfiber or cotton is quicker. If you used hemp only, it would leak out before it had a chance to absorb, and if you used cotton or microfiber only, it would be way to thick. For a newborn or small infant, you only need the insert or a pre-fold, because they don't put out a lot of volume at once. HTH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sonsplus1 View Post
    The reason you use both is because the hemp is more absorbent, but the microfiber or cotton is quicker. If you used hemp only, it would leak out before it had a chance to absorb, and if you used cotton or microfiber only, it would be way to thick. For a newborn or small infant, you only need the insert or a pre-fold, because they don't put out a lot of volume at once. HTH.
    thanks! i had no idea that was the reason
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