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Old 02-06-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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GMD workhorse or something else for a 2yo??

[ETA: tl;dr version: My son is really close to PL'ing, but sized out of his current diapers. Heard a lot of good things about GMD workhorses, but not specifically green size. Experience/opinions? Better off with stuffable trainers or something similar?]

Hi everyone. I've been using mostly prefolds with Thirsties covers for my son since birth (with a handful of FB, BG, & HH pockets mixed in). That system worked great for us, so i never had to think about alternatives before. He is 2.5yrs now and at the point where he is close to PLing, but not quite there. Unfortunately he's outgrowing his diapers now & I need to find a new solution.

He won't sit still to have a snappi put on prefolds (and hasn't for a while), so I'm just trifolding inside the cover and lately they have been shifting so much poop gets everywhere in the cover. He is super tall, but skinny so the one size diapers barely fit anymore and he sized out of our current FB perfect sizes.

My question is, knowing he'll likely PL soon and not wanting to spend a ton on new diapers he won't wear for long, what would you guys recommend? I've been seeing lots of posts on here about GMD workhorses lately, which look great, but not much info on the green size or for toddlers. Is that a good option? Anyone have experience using? They would be cheaper than all new FB perfect fit large & I already have the covers, but would I be better off investing in a set of larger FB perfect fits? Or something else entirely?

Thanks for any help you guys can give me!!


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Old 02-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: GMD workhorse or something else for a 2yo??

I can't speak for the green workhorses, but I really liked the brown. I really liked Mothersease Sandy's for my daughter when she was close to potty training because they can be pulled off and on with ease. The standing diaper changes really help to move them on from the baby phase into the "big kid" phase. I know it's really hard to make an investment at that stage. Maybe start looking into trainers? I know they come in a variety of absorbency and are generous in size.
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