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February 22nd, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Since starting your cloth diaper journey?

I have tried a lot of different brands. So far I have learned that I don't like Thirsties, because the snaps aren't reinforced. I LOVE Bummis products. RaRz cover are the bane of my existence.

I have also learned that my OCD will not allow me to have a stash of multiple different types of diapers. I don't care if it is multiple brands, but for some reason, if I am using pockets, they must all be pockets.... Strange I know.

I am sure there is more, and I may add later on.
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March 8th, 2013, 10:28 PM
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I have learned that I hate prefolds and all those prefold diapers I got when I was pregnant were a waste of money. Well, I shouldn't say a waste because I still use them sometimes but I have waaay too many. I am a pocket or AIO type of girl. I also learned that I am lazy and having just enough diapers to get through 2 days was never going to work for me.
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March 9th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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I have learned that I'm a complete CD addict! lol

I am trying to destash right now, and I'm heartbroken... but I know it must be done as I never end up using half of them
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March 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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I've learned that prefolds are AMAZING. Next baby my stash will be mostly prefolds. I love trifolding them, they are bullet proof. Flip covers or thirsties are my favorite for that.

I've learned that I should always keep some aplix pockets around for babysitters. They never do the snaps right.

I hate Fuzzibunz. Will never buy one again. That bamboo vs cotton vs stay dry really doesnt matter (for my son) as far as absorbancy. And to just go with Tide.
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March 11th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I have learned:

- simple is good. When I have 8 different types of diapers and half of them need snapping in inserts or stuffing or folding or even just matching up their special inserts, laundry is a PITA and I am the only one who can properly sort/fold/put them away. When I only have 2 kinds it is easy and DH can do it too.

- Like Ashley... I love prefolds I should have stuck with them from the beginning instead of getting obsessed with trying everything, and I should have started trifolding sooner to stretch the fit range. (I can still trifold medium GMDs on DD but she outgrew snappiing or even pinning them when she was like 6 months old!)

- Even though most people love snaps for durability, my hands are dumb with snaps and despite the tattered look it often gets and the occasional laundry chains, I love hook & loop/aplix for adjustable fit and fast changes.

- I love wool but the less time I have, the more I put off washing and lanolizing it, and I just can't do it anymore for #2. I will be doing more fleece instead.
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March 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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If the laundry tabs on aplix worked properly, I'd have all aplix.
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March 13th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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To not use hot water when rinsing poop out of your diapers!

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