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Old 05-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #11
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I think they should last at least through one kid and maybe a couple of months into a second.

But I'm starting to think that it is better to buy new so that you do have the warranty to cover you in case they wear earlier.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #12
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Thanks! I am not much of a sewer and I replaced the elastic in a few BG pockets but I am very intimidated by the Flips. I know someone at customer service is chortling to themselves as they read my email but I looked everywhere online and couldn't find an answer to my question.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:57 AM   #13
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Flips are our primary daytime diaper. I love the fit of the covers but I don't anticipate them lasting through more than one kid. The inserts should last, though.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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yeah, the elastics are pretty relaxed too. I guess I'll contact them. I can get just as trim of a fit with Nikkys and they last through multiples, but they arent OS.

I think the elastics are just tacted on either end of the casting. I would get a seam ripper and remove some stitches at either end of the casting, removed the shot elastic and tact a new one down and restitch the binding. I think it would be pretty easy.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #15
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I am worried about this too with Flips even though I LOVE them otherwise, so we bought only seconds. That way if one goes out it isn't a huge deal. I'm kind of torn about OS stuff vs sized right now though anyway - seems like OS doesn't end up lasting and sized ends up more $ than I want to invest in diapers.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:14 PM   #16
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I got a response!

I love diaper companies that respond to emails.

"Thank you for your email. Here are the instructions for the Flip Elastic, as it's a little different from the 4.0's replacement

You would need to rip out 1-1.5 inches of the leg binding seam at the ends of the elastic, cut out old elastic, attach new elastic at one end, thread it through the leg binding and attach at the other end. Then sew the binding closed at both ends.

Hope that helps!!"
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Thanks.. I'll try that. It looks like the casing will be a little tricky getting undone, but it's worth a try.
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Is there a certain type of needle that needs to be used when sewing PUL? And what type of elastic did you use? Thanks
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Ball point needle and I use the cheap 1/4 in elastic from Walmart.
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Ball point needle and I use the cheap 1/4 in elastic from Walmart.
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