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March 10th, 2013, 06:15 PM
MarylandMama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Has anyone used these? I'm due in June. I asked about cloth diapering in the DDC and someone mentioned this board that I did not know existed. I thought this many CD moms might have some advice on this. I have been doing a lot of research and the Soft Bums seem like a great option for us. I like that their ECHO diapers are adjustable to different sizes, which would save money. They look like they're easy to use, also. I was wondering if anyone has reviews on them. Or, if not this particular brand, on AI2s in general.
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March 11th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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I have never used SoftBums but they look really nice. I have used Grovia AI2s (the inserts also snap in) and Flip covers with padfolded flats or trifolded prefolds as inserts. The Grovia AI2s are very narrow between the legs and don't have a ton of coverage, and I found that I basically used them as an All In One because the shell almost always got major pee or poop on it. But the snap in feature is great for easy changes, they were good "easy diapers" for out and about or whatever. Flips have been a major part of my stash for over a year and we use them all the time. Bulletproof and fit my big toddler great. The insert just lays in, no snaps, and can slide around a bit, but there are flaps to hold it in place and with a little practice it is also a very easy change. I also use Econobum and Thirsties Duo covers the same way although they have no flaps. Hope that helps!!!!

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March 11th, 2013, 03:30 PM
MamaLemonade's Avatar ~~Whitney~~
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I don't know much about soft bums, I'm not a really big AI2 fan but info have some grovias that I will use this time and I find that as shen7 said i use them more as a AIO bc the shell is always a mess or the catch all. I do like my BUM-WEAR ( www.bum-wear.com ) ai2, I hardly ever have a mess with them.
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March 11th, 2013, 07:28 PM
angelsailor288's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I LOOOOOVEE my softbums!! I have tried Best Bottom, Grovia, and Softbums as far as hybrids and the Softbums are the only ones I still own for my 20 month old. I sold the other 2.
I really like the stay dry super pods. For smaller stage the regular small size stay dry pods work well too. The bamboo arent any better just more pricey.
The drawstring feature for adjusting size is awesome, its really custom.
The prints are adorable! No red marks on the legs! My only complaint is they are not good for overnight.

Thank you jaidynsmum for my siggy!

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March 12th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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glad to see you in here! I have no advise on this subject however I have herd from a few different new moms that they did prefolds at first then switched to an AI2 and loved it.

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March 13th, 2013, 03:49 PM
MarylandMama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Pre folds seems like too much work for us. I know DH would not be down. Since we're looking at AI2s, he seems more into the idea. I think it seems less intimidating to him. It definitely does to me. I've spent tons of time researching reviews from moms and parenting blogs and everything I've seen has rave reviews about Soft Bums. So we're going to take the plunge with a starter pack and, if all goes well, order a stash. I just don't want to go all out to find it's just not going to work or us. But I am excited to try! And I'm really hoping it goes well! Now to figure out this pail/wet bag thing...
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