Tuesday, July 21, 2009

new cloth diapers!

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Well, after 2.5 years, I'm getting some new one-size pocket diapers. The BumGenius OneSize diapers I have are nearing the end. They have some major aplix/velcro issues (think a chain of diapers coming out of the wash), The aplix on the front of the diaper is starting to come of the diapers, the elastic is failing, and some of the diapers are starting to wick right through the fabric. Not too bad after 2 years of use. They paid for themselves in the first year, so I certainly got my money's worth out of them!

I was having a hard time justifying purchasing new diapers. They haven't completely failed, but they are not reliable enough for me to be willing to use them on trips out of the house or for overnight, which were the reasons I got them to begin with. When I realized that, I knew it was time for some new diapers.

I debated whether or not to go with BG again - I know I loved them for the first few months I had them, but I also recall that I became disenchanted with them after a year, mostly because of aplix and elastic issues.

In the end, I did order 12 new BG diapers, and I'm going out on a branch to try some One Size Fuzzi Bunz. They have snaps instead of aplix, and a different technology for adjusting the size of the diaper. I'm a little concerned that I might not love the snaps. I have a couple of snap covers, and they aren't my favorites, but I'm thinking these might be different enough to be okay. If they don't work out, I can always turn around and sell them!

Anyway, I'm excited about new diapers. Yay!


Melanie said...

do they both use the same diapers, i assume? also - do you have to use covers with either of them. i want something i don't have to use covers with. or at least i think i do.

and where do you order from?

Carrie said...

They both can use the same onesize diaper for now. I just have to adjust the diaper to the right size (with the bumgenius this takes just a second or two). Both are considered pocket diapers, so the cover is integrated into the diaper. you just stuff the diaper with the absorbent insert, and it's ready to go, almost like a disposable!

Just recently, I ordered from Nickisdiapers.com. I have ordered from cottonbabies.com and from diaperjunction.com I just look for where I can get the better deal. :)

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