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Old 01-29-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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What kind of dipes do you use?

I am about to loose my mind trying to get my cover and snappied prefold off every time DS wants to potty. The FBs I use at night work SO much better, but as diapers go, I much prefer my prefolds, but I feel like if we EC any more seriously, I am going to have to totally rethink my diapering approach.

What do you guys do?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

I have the same question... what dipes are good for a 4 month old and a 20 month old, both of which I am trying to ec?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

i use anything but lean towards prefolds and fitteds, no cover. this prefold belt i just got is brilliant, it is going to be what i use most at home when i don't just have him naked. often i just sit him on a prefold on my lap or in his swing or bouncy seat. for going out i like some sort of a stay dry liner, so that is when i am most likely to use a pocket.
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

We've pretty much switched to trainers (adding a waterproof cover when necessary). The pull up thing was a HUGE help in ec'ing.
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

This is a great question! I've been ECing my 1 year old with prefolds and I agree with OP, it is so annoying to have to un-snappi!!! I've heard a lot of people use fitteds for ECing, but that is just not going to happen for us, they are too expensive. We are coverless at home, and I watch her like a hawk so there are no snappi injuries. The prefold belt sounds like a great idea!
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:01 PM   #6
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

with DS I used FB, until I discovered BG, which I then used until he PL. With DD, I have found that BB fit her best, but at night we still use BG. I can pull em off fast, or use them as trainers when PL (no inserts!)
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

with DS, when we were home i just used a snappi'd prefold - no cover (only exception was if i knew he wanted to take a nap on my back in a MT, i would use a cover just in case, though it was rarely an issue).

at a little over 1 yo, i switched to side-snapping waterproof trainers. SEZ. they made things a lot easier! this time around i'm going the PF/snappi route again for the early days. might try making a belt too, they look handy, though i don't know how they'd hold up to a kid on the go... once i deem it time for trainers, i might try the EC store ones, they're a lot less expensive than the SEZ's, and seem to have all the same features i liked.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:14 AM   #8
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Well, we've solved our problem for the time being. I'm trifolding in a Thirsties cover. I would *never* just trifold normally, but we're catching pretty much every poop right now, so it's safe and fast to get off.
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

We use fitteds without covers at home and babylegs and put wool over them when out. I have a few covers if he wears something other than longies. The best part is you can use any fitteds since they are all absorbant enough for one pee, you don't need the heavy duty expensive ones.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:20 PM   #10
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Re: What kind of dipes do you use?

I've found the perfect solution for us- trifold infant pf in an EC store simplycover. Super super easy and fast- and cheap! I also put the pfs in gdiapers, which also works great. Plus my obsession to collect every shade of dyed pf till I have a rainbow is a pretty inexpensive hobby...
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