Nickis Diapers

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Thirsties and Bumgenius

The next diapers I'm going to talk about are Bumgenius and Thirsties. I purchased these used from a local mom.  

The Thirsties I'll talk about first were an aplix AIO diaper. These have double gussets and were good at holding in the breastfed baby poop.  The aplix made them easy to adjust, and fast to put on.  The colors were vibrant!  (I'll add some photos later.). Here was an opening in the diaper to add an insert if needed, which is nice.  These diapers would still fit, but I passed along the diapers to a mom in need. 

The next are two diapers I'm still using, fitted diapers.  I cannot tell you how much I'm loving fitted diapers!  The whole thing is absorbent, so if I'm so lucky to have R sleep for 5 hours, her diaper isn't saturated.  

The Thirsties fitted diapers use a "tunnel design" to the interior of the diaper,  this allows for better air flow when drying.  The rise snaps make the diaper fit a wider size range of baby, which is great!  

These diapers do need a cover over the top or you'll end up with wet clothing!  I have two x-small Thirsties covers I was using over the top.  R has just about outgrown these covers, and I'll be sad to see them go.  They are inexpensive, but work great!  Perfect for cloth diapering on a budget.  They work wonderfully over a prefold as well.

Now for the Bumgenius diapers. The ones I purchased used are the older AIO 3.0 design, but were still great diapers.  These, like the Thirsties, have a pocket you can stuff an extra insert into.  The colors are great, and the newer versions have limited series prints which are fantastic. 

They are a trim AIO, and fit nicely on the bum as well as in the diaper bag.  Even better, there are "refresher kits" available.  For $1.00, you can replace the elastic with minimal sewing experience, and using a sewing machine, you can replace the aplix and laundry tabs.  

I should be calling these AIO diapers a "gateway diaper."  I was so pleased with the fit and performance, thatI purchased two Freetime diapers recently.  I'll talk about those on another post.  :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Eight weeks, new diapers, new challenges

As I sit here with a sleeping infant on my lap, I reflect on the challenges I've had in the last eight weeks.

My first, and biggest challenge was my daughter's tiny legs!  As much as I absolutely LOVE my Best Bottom Diapers, they were too big around her legs.  I was so disappointed. One of my least favorite diapers saved me.  R came home in a Light it Up Blue Fuzzibunz diaper.  It was bulky, but worked.  

My next problem was the rest of my stash was Best Bottom diapers!  I posted on my local mom group as soon as I got home and the cloth diapering community came to my rescue.  

My friend loaned me her newborn size g-diapers.  They fit like a dream, but I failed to get a picture!  These plus some diapers I purchased used from a local mom got us through until my stash fit in another week.  

Let me tell you about the diapers I used in several posts over the next few days, but I'll start tonight with g-diapers.

These were odd to me since the Velcro/aplix is on the back of the diaper.  The newborn size, unlike the bigger ones, is the pocket with the tabs to fasten.  You place the g-cloth, or prefold (one cut in half fits well) inside the pocket and fasten around your baby.  Being tiny, they don't hold much liquid, but changing often is the name of the game at this point!

They weren't bulky on her tiny bottom, and best of all, they weren't disposables!  If there isn't a poop blowout, you can replace the cloth inside and reuse the cover,  this is easier on the pocketbook!  

The print on them was cute, and I was pleasantly surprised that I liked them as much as I did.  If you are in the market for newborn diapers, these definitely are a diaper I would look into.