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What’s in Your Pocket?

Spare change! Lunch receipt! Barbie shoe! Instead of pants pockets, let’s focus on diaper pockets. After all, this is a diaper blog. We are a pocket diaper family. Pockets offer the simplicity of an all-in-one without the lengthy dry time. The beauty of pockets is you can adjust absorbency by stuffing them with just about anything. With so many choices on the market, where do you start? I decided to compare 4 popular pocket stuffins; flour sack towel, Thirsties Hemp Prefold size 1, small Microfiber insert and small Minky insert. I rated each item on a scale of 1 (worst) to 4 (best) in 5 categories; Cost, Trimness, Absorbency, Cleanliness and “Stuffability”. All 4 stuffins were evaluated with a 2011 Fuzzibunz Elite (One Size). Cost Microfiber– Many pocket brands come with a microfiber insert so I have to give this a 4 for cost because it’s free. And you don’t get any cheaper than free. Flour Sack Towel (FST)- FSTs get a 3 for cost, as you can pick up FSTs at your local Walmart or Target for as cheap as $1/piece. Minky– Minky inserts came standard with the 2011 Fuzzibunz Elites. If you want to get your hands on them now, they come in a 3 pack for $11.95 or if you are lucky, you can find some used. Score: 2 Hemp Prefold– These stuffins are the most expensive …

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Surprised by Love – for Prefolds!

Iʼm a little bit embarrassed to admit that I was not even planning my next pregnancy when I started obsessing over newborn cloth diaper options. We started cloth diapering our son at 2 months old, and so he went right into size smalls and one-size diapers. My usual justification for splurging on the good stuff, diaper-wise, is that weʼre going to have more children and so get (hopefully) many years of use out of each diaper. However, even with more babies to come, the fact of the matter is that they just donʼt stay tiny that long, and while theyʼre tiny they poop A LOT. So I agonized over the best way to not spend a lot of money on something that wonʼt be used for long, but of which you also need many! After months of “casually” (read: obsessively) looking online at different makes, models and types, I finally settled on buying 1 dozen all-in-ones and 1 dozen prefolds with four covers. I thought that I would love the all-in-ones because I definitely prefer those and pocket diapers for my son. And I thought the prefolds would be a cheap way to bulk up the stash, but that I wouldnʼt really like them at all. Way back in the day, when I first started on the cloth diaper journey with my son, I had bought a package deal of …

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How Hemp Saved the Night

When our mornings started consisting of wet pajamas and damp crib sheets, I knew I needed a fix for my daughter’s nighttime diapers – and fast! I had been relying on a Rumparooz pocket diaper, stuffed with the 6r microfiber soaker that comes with the diaper as well as a FuzziBunz microfiber insert from a medium perfect size diaper. It worked great for months but after doing some research it seemed like hemp was the clear solution. Though I know my share of people who use disposables at night it just didn’t seem like a good option for us; with a 20-month-old and another baby on the way I needed a long-term, economical solution. We alternate between four different solutions: – A Rumparooz pocket diaper stuffed with the 6r microfiber insert and either the JoeyBunz or JoeyBunz Premium– A cover (either Thirsties duo, Rumparooz, or Sweet Pea) stuffed with the Thirsties Stay Dry Duo Insert on top and a FuzziBunz microfiber insert underneath– A cover with a Flip insert on top plus a HempBabies insert and a microfiber insert– A Thirsties duo fitted stuffed with a smaller microfiber insert and HempBabies insert plus a cover Now that we’ve been using hemp at night, I am loving its absorbency capabilities and picked up some more inserts to use during the day, particularly with the FuzziBunz one size. Though those diapers come …

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Fluff Friday 147

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FuzziBunz One-Size vs. Perfect Size

When we cloth diapered my daughter, we used bumGenius One-Size diapers – almost exclusively.  While we were happy with the overall performance of the BGs, we wanted to try a different brand with our son.  I had heard about FuzziBunz and how fantastic they were.  So – we ordered a good supply of size small FuzziBunz Perfect Size diapers.  I also had one FuzziBunz One-Size diaper to try. I was really surprised when comparing the two.  When I had read about the diapers, the Perfect Size diapers promised a more trim fit than the One-Size.  However, when using the diapers, I found quite the opposite to be true.  The Perfect Sized diapers seemed a little more bulky to me than the One-Size FuzziBunz.  I found the One-Size to be very trim on our chubby baby.  When he outgrew the size small FB, we switched to the medium sized FBs.  I noticed the very same thing.  The Perfect Sized medium diapers were much more bulky than the One-Size FuzziBunz. The other differences aren’t as pronounced – but present nonetheless.  I find with the Perfect Size (PS) diapers, I get more leaks during bedtime use.  The OS diapers seem to be a better fit, overall – with fewer leaks. As for ease of use – both diapers bode well.  But the Perfect Sized diapers are a bit easier – since I don’t …

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