So we have recently switched over to cloth because LO kept having poo explosions in disposable.
So far we've tried:
CoCaLo Perfect Bums- I have 4 covers and 28 tri-fold inserts. They contain the poo explosions but it does get on the cover. We normally have at least one explosion a day. This normally means I go through my covers before I need to wash the inserts.
G-diapers- I have two covers and use the tri-fold inserts that came with the perfect bums. We've only just tried these and the pocket insert held the poo explosion!!! But they are kind of a pain in the butt to put on because they velcro in the back! This really frustrates OH.
I've gone with these two brands because I was so overwhelmed with what I was finding on line and these are the two brands babies r us carried. I find things easier when I can feel in look at them vs. guessing on line! Both are pocket diapers. The CoCaLo were on sale and then buy one get one free so they were a really good deal!
With the amount of inserts I have I can wash every three days which works for me! But like I said I normally run out of covers before that. I noticed that people have said they have cheap covers from ebay. I was just wondering about how these held up? Would I be able to use the inserts I already have? My current inserts are sized (as are the diapers) so if I'm buying one sized off ebay am I better off buying the inserts to match?
Cloth was never something I had considered (but I'm finding that I really like it!), so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Hmm well what you have are actually hybrid nappies... with pocket nappies, the insert goes in a pocket in the back of the nappy so the insert doesn't touch baby at all. So if you're looking at cheap pocket outers on ebay, make sure you know what you're getting You would be able to use your current inserts inside pocket nappies, but you can only use the cover of a pocket nappy once - it needs washing after each use.
If you want more covers like you have now, you could look at hybrid covers. Flips are one brand, Swaddlebees Capris are another. They are slightly different to what you have now as the insert doesn't sit in a pouch-type bit, it just lays in the cover and tucks under flaps at the ends. They work pretty much the same though. Or you could look at normal wraps which don't have the pouch or the flaps and you would just lay the insert flat in the wrap and fasten it around baby. I would go with double gussetted wraps to help keep the insert down the middle of the nappy and improve containment
Thank you! I thought hybrid was when you used a cover like I had with the disposable inserts! I'm sure I'll have it all figured out just in time for LO to be potty trained!
It's good to know that I can use my inserts. I might try ordering a pocket cover or two just to see what it's like. Like I mentioned we do have one poo explosion a day and she's pretty regular about it, so if I'm washing a cover anyway those would work then.
I did see the flip covers on sale (I think two covers for $20) on a diaper site, but wasn't sure about the whole insert thing.
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