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Old 10-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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What are the pros of fitteds?

Hi Mamas,

I`m new to CD and was wondering what the pros of fitted diapers are?

Thanks for your help
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Re: What are the pros of fitteds?

for me it is the breathability of natural fibers, especially under wool, without the need to get a prefold or flat on just right. Elastic at the legs, snaps at the waist, wool cover- easy, breathable, chemical free rash solution for me!
I didn't get it with my daughter, but i never diapered her as a newborn and DS is far more rash prone than she was thanks to his extra picky fruitarian diet, and now I have enough fitteds to do just fitteds and wool full time for 2 days, that and my GroVia hybrids are all I have anymore!
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Like what the previous poster said- the big one for me is also breathability ( when paired with wool)- especially over night. Also, fitteds are generally very thirsty- as the whole diaper is absorbent.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the answers! So far I just use pockets and they claim to be breathable, but I was never a big fan of the PUL. I just bought some kissaluvs and will try them out for the nights. Do cotton covers do the trick too? I live in Hawai`i and wool might be too hot...
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Do cotton covers do the trick too? I live in Hawai`i and wool might be too hot...
Cotton covers don't, I do not think so. Wool is NOT hot. Somebody did a comparison test a while ago and measured the temperature under PUL diaper, wool and fleece. The lowest temperature was under wool cover, then fleece, then PUL.
But even knowing that, I still reach for fleece more often than for wool.
I'll see if I can find that thread.
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Cotton covers aren't water resistant like wool (and fleece) are. I don't use wool but I think it will be cooler than PUL no matter where you are.
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Like the other posters, I like to use wool. I also find that a fitted under a PUL cover is more bullet proof than an AIO or a pocket. And around the house I can just use fitteds without covers, especially in warm weather and change when they feel damp. And I think they are cuter, too. I get tired of the same PUL solid colors over and over.
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Like the other posters, I like to use wool. I also find that a fitted under a PUL cover is more bullet proof than an AIO or a pocket. And around the house I can just use fitteds without covers, especially in warm weather and change when they feel damp. And I think they are cuter, too. I get tired of the same PUL solid colors over and over.

Using them around the house without any cover sounds great! I think the fitteds are cuter too. Ok, I`ll have to look into wool covers now...will I ever stop buying cloth diapers lol?!? It`s so much fun though!
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Using them around the house without any cover sounds great! I think the fitteds are cuter too. Ok, I`ll have to look into wool covers now...will I ever stop buying cloth diapers lol?!? It`s so much fun though!
I have a Disana cover I will be listing tonight, if you want to PM me I'll link it to you, it's red, and in awesome shape, size M 12-24 months, it's just not our style, and would be a great night time soaker.

I lige in GA and used wool all summer, it was a lot better than PUL for us in the 104 degree heat! It's just cool here now and I'm a bit obsessed with making my own upcycles
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