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. :)