Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cloth Diaper Showdown and GIVEAWAY!

***  Edited to add - If you have any questions or comments regarding cloth diapering, email me at rollingthroughlooneyville@gmail.com and I'd be glad to answer them for you.

Also, here's another comprehensive review that involves several other diapers.  So if you're interested in learning more, this is a great place for more comparisons.

And due to the overwhelming amount of comments from those who are considering cloth diapers but finding the choices and methods unclear or unreliable, I'll be posting a Cloth Diapering 101 post in the next week
One more thing:  If you're interested in purchasing any of these diapers, click on their name in the review and it'll take you to a retailer

Keep commenting and good luck!  ***
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Before I had kids, I chalked cloth diapers up to be complicated, messy, and gross.  Surprisingly, I've come to find that none of the above is true.  We've been cloth diapering C since she was about 3 months old.  Initially, on recommendation from a friend, we bought a few to try and found that they were remarkably easy.  So we decided to get some more to round out our cloth diaper stash.

And woah, there are some serious varieties out there.

Cloth diapers run the gamut from basic prefold diapers with waterproof pants, to one piece numbers that are as easy as disposables.   Most of the ones we tested are pocket diapers.  The outer layer is a waterproof material and the inner layer is most often fleece which wicks away moisture.  The two layers are open on one end to form a pocket where an insert can be placed.  The insert is what holds the liquid.  I also reviewed one cotton diaper with a liner, and two all-in-ones where the insert is sewn into the diaper.


Some diapers are sized and some are one-sized with snaps to fit to your baby's needs.

A lot to consider, no?

So, in order to find out which we liked the best, we acquired about 6 additional brands to test.  Our month long review consisted of repeated wears by our little one as well as many, MANY washings.

I rated each diaper on an A-D scale on the basis of five categories:  performance, ease of use, appearance, ease of care and durability.  (A is obviously the best and D is the worst). 


BumGenius All-In-One - $15.95   



Performance - B+
Ease of Use - A
Appearance - A
Ease of Care - C
Durability - B- 

These diapers are super cute.  They are almost as trim as a disposable, which is a major boon in our book.  The velcro closures are always a hit with my husband, but I don't like them as much.  Despite having wash tabs, where the sticky sides can go during a wash load, I did find that the velcro began to lose its stick a bit.  A fact that I can imagine will get worse with time.  This diaper didn't leak, though I always felt that I had to adjust it to be sure that C was completely comfortable.  Perhaps this had to do with sizing, though the medium was far too big, so I can't assume that.  I hated drying these diapers as they took FOR-EVER.  Even in the dryer, I often had to run the cycle twice to get the dampness out of the diaper.  In the sun, they by far took the longest of all diapers.  Left at all damp, as with any clothing, they would start to give off a musty odor.
Overall Rating :  B- 
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Q Diapers Pocket Diaper - $8.99 (included insert)

Performance - D
Ease of Use - C
Appearance -B
Ease of Care - B+
Durability - D

I can't even find a link for this diaper anymore.  I bought it on Ebay while searching for new, lesser known diaper brands to try.  Well, apparently there's a good reason for that.  Superficially, they're cute.  However, upon closer examination, the stitches appear hastily done and crooked and the workmanship is overall sub par.   This diaper leaked constantly.  I couldn't seem to get a good fit with the small pieces of velcro, and even when I got it snug, it still leaked.  Despite the velcro, I felt that this diaper took a significant amount of wiggling to fit onto the baby. It was relatively easy to wash and dry, though an absence of wash tabs generally made this diaper stick to whatever it ended up next to in the dryer.  I stopped using it altogether.   
Overall rating:  D
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 Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diaper Sized Medium $17.95 (with insert)



Performance - A
Ease of Use -B+
Appearance -B
Ease of Care - A-
Durability - A

 These were the first cloth diapers I owned and used on both of my kids, so they have a little bit of a soft spot for me.  They're very cute to see the baby wearing, though they do tend to be quite bulky despite being sized.  My daughter was well within the weight range for the diaper but it came up really high which seemed to make sitting uncomfortable. This remedied with time as she grew taller, but it was still a pain while it lasted.  I also had some problems with the insert hanging out of the back of the diaper.  This wasn't necessarily a problem now, but as she grows and wets heavier, I expect that some wicking will occur when this happens.  They're as easy as any other pocket diaper to clean:  remove insert, wash, dry according to instructions.  No velcro means no sticking to other diapers.  The snaps are easy to figure out, though I often found that it was tough to get a good fit when she seemed to be in between snap positions.  They're super durable and one actually survived a dog chewing.  Not too shabby.   
Overall rating:  B+/A-
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Tiny Tush Elite One Size Pocket Diaper - $18.95 (with insert)

Performance - A
Ease of Use -B+
Appearance -B+
Ease of Care - A
Durability - A

This is one of my two favorites from doing this review.  I loved the one size aspect.  The snaps allowed for multiple sizes to wear the diaper, ensuring that it could go from a newborn to a toddler with no trouble. I did find the snaps mildly confusing as there are a ton of them.  However, you can leave the diaper snapped to the size that you use it while washing, cutting down on time spent figuring out the snaps.   There was ample room within the diaper for a thick insert, though a smaller insert stayed put quite nicely.  They're cute, though they can be a bit bulky with a larger insert.  I found that this diaper, when snapped correctly, always gave a snug fit and never leaked.  They have an overlapping piece of microfleece in the back to ensure that the insert remains snugly in the diaper, a feature I found to be valuable considering the FuzziBunz problems with this.   
Overall rating:  A-
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Tiny Tush Trim Organic Cotton One Size Fitted Cloth Diaper $16.95

With a Tiny Tush Diaper Cover $11.95  

Performance - A
Ease of Use -B+
Appearance -B+
Ease of Care - A
Durability - A





I was rather shocked to find out how much I really liked this diaper.  It's made of organic cotton which allows for a natural fiber to be next to the baby's skin.  This is a must for many people, though I found that this was one of the main reasons I wouldn't necessarily chose this type as my main diaper.  I change my daughter as often as I feel she is wet, though I don't   always get to her right away.  Thus, she's often with a wet diaper next to her skin as cotton doesn't wick away moisture.  Maybe not such a big deal during the day, but for naps and bedtime, I put the baby in a diaper with a microfleece layer.  The other reason that I would be hesitant to use this diaper is the cost.  Although I imagine that you can reuse a wrap more than once, you would need to purchase a few in addition to your stash of diapers which makes for a rather expensive venture.  However, the diapers are GOOD, and excellent quality, so if it's natural fibers you're looking for, these are the diapers for you.  Each diaper is one-sized to fit from newborn to toddler.  In addition to the diaper, each has a snap in layer for extra absorption.  (And they are massively absorpant to begin with).  The site suggests that you can even use this snap in layer alone inside a liner for small babies and newborns.  This diaper NEVER leaked and always held a ton.  I liked the reinforced side gussets on the cover.  I totally felt like any blowout would be easily contained.   
Overall rating:  B+
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Kushies Ultra All-In-One Medium $11.95 single or $45.00 for a five pack


Performance - B-
Ease of Use -C
Appearance - B-
Ease of Care - A
Durability - B

These diapers are made with a waterproof outer layer, several layers of absorbant cotton, and a cotton flap inside the diaper (which you can double up in certain areas for different genders).  The outside fastens with velcro.  There are laundry tabs which helps with the care factor.  In fact, these are the easiest diapers to take care of as they clean easily and dry quickly.  I am not a huge fan of the cotton inside layer as it allows moisture to sit against my daughter's skin.  These diapers are also extremely awkward in how big they are in some areas.  The velcro allows for a significant amount of adjusting; however, I was never able to adjust well enough to really close the leg holes snugly.  And I have a chunky legged little one.  They've leaked a few times, which I'm chalking up to a bad fit rather than poor absorption.  The outer layer is extremely durable and looks brand new but the inner layer is starting to pill badly.  Not a huge deal, but not as comfortable as the initial wearings.  They're super cheap for all-in-one cloth diapers, so if you're looking for a few to have on hand for baby sitters or for a relative who isn't familiar with cloth diapering, these are a steal.   
Overall rating:  B-
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BumWear One Sized Pocket Diaper $17.95 (insert not included)


Performance - A
Ease of Use -A-
Appearance - A+
Ease of Care - A
Durability - A

Definitely my favorite diaper of the bunch.  First of all, this diaper is CUTE!  There is absolutely no denying that fact.  The gorgeous printed outer layer is accented by a pretty fleece layer in a contrasting color.  I love putting this on my daughter.  In warmer weather, this is a cute bottom all on its own.  But aside from the cute factor, this diaper preforms fabulously.  After many wearings and washings, this diaper has yet to leak or to pill.  The outside looks as new as the day it arrived.  The snaps took a bit of getting used to, but there are less than on other one-sized diapers which lessened the confusion considerably.  I loved the fact that this diaper had elastic on both the back top and the FRONT top.  This is highly unusual, but something I craved in a cloth diaper.  I found that on many diapers, the rise made it slightly difficult to sit upright when the diaper was snugly fastened.  I learned to loosen the tops of most diapers for a more comfortable upright fit, but with these, I didn't have to.  The elastic allows the diaper to stretch against my daughter's baby belly without causing discomfort.  The diaper itself allows for small inserts or large inserts depending on your needs.  This diaper also folds to be the smallest one sized diaper I tried.  If you fold down the top of the diaper, the inner layer of the fleece has an additional row of snaps for the tiny baby.  I thought that these snaps might bother my daughter, but she never complains when wearing this diaper.  I will gladly buy more of these.   
Overall Rating:  A
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Now, for the fun news!  A GIVEAWAY!  Actually, three!  For three lucky readers, BumWear has graciously offered to give away one of their fabulous pocket diapers reviewed above AND an insert!  Woot!


If you're new to cloth diapering or you're looking to change brands, I can't recommend these highly enough, so enter for a chance to win!


In order to enter, please comment on this post with a valid email address.  If your email address is not included, I will have no way of contacting you and will have to move on to another winner. 
Winners will be RANDOMLY chosen using a random number generator. 

Close of the contest will be December 12, 2008 at 11:59pm.
One entry per person.

If you would like additional entries, please do one or both of the following:


Blog about and link to this giveaway and comment with a link back to your blog entry
or
Subscribe to this blog via RSS and comment that you have done so.  


Thanks everyone and good luck!



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386 comments:

  1. I just got quite an education! Thanks :)

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  2. THANK you for the "real person" review. I really want to do cloth diapers with this one, but I am concerned about the bulkiness factor, having extra laundry, etc. Not to mention the fact that I had no idea where to start. I LOVE that BumWear diaper and would LOVE to have one to try out! I'm already subscribed, does that count? ;-)
    best email - katy at passionspice.com

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  3. Thanks Jen for posting these results. I've been seriously considering cloth diapers for Madison & the rest of Blake, but just haven't chosen one yet. Maybe I can win and try it for myself. Have you ever heard of Mother Ease. My friend Jo highly recommends them . hills4neil@msn.com

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  4. Great post! We did cloth diapers with our son but only low-tech prefolds, snappis, and vinyl pants. We'd love to try one of these high-tech diapers with baby #2. :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    Amy

    waitingfamily at gmail dot com

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  5. you've got some great information here. i considered using cloth with my first but got bogged down by all the choices.

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  6. Hey Jen. I use lots of different kinds of cloth diapers. Most of them I've bought used and are prefolds with covers. I've even got a few nameless inserts and such. You should look into gDiapers too. I did buy a couple sizes of these new and they're worth it (gdiapers.com). Their big sell is flushable inserts (easier on the environment than disposables). But I use Gerber flatfolds inside and save the flushable inserts that come with the Starter Pack for outings. They're not bulky either. They are a good option for those who like the idea of cloth and are concerned about the environment, but don't want to deal with all the laundry.

    nicoleambuel@hotmail.com

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  7. Thanks for the advice!

    mandy@bronson8.com

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  8. I've bought a few fuzzi bunz to use with my daughter (due in a few months), and I'd love to add a few BumWears to the stash. It was a relief to see that the diapers I already had got pretty great marks, too. :)
    raven jasmine 81 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I have been considering cloth diapering for baby #3 but there are so many choices out there it makes it hard to decide!!

    victoria_rivet at yahoo dot com

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  10. Oooh, had not heard of Bumwear before- v. good to know, I'm glad you wrote about the drying time/smell issues for BumGenius, which was the one we had considered- but I love the way too cute design of Bumwear and your review sold me on it- thanks for doing this!
    detalde at yahoo.com

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  11. We are just starting the adventure in cloth diapering. We have a few different ones to try but not a Bumwear! We'd love to check it out with our stash. Thank you for this valuable post! writetanya at gmail dot com.

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  12. Wow Jen. You should work for consumer reports. I am posting to win one of these, not for myself (or am I???) (sike, totally kidding!) but instead for one of the two lovely pregnant women I know.
    I had no idea cloth diapers had come so far. What happened to humongous safety pins? That's what my sister's used. (P.S. Those were fun. If you were 4, like I was.)
    (Just trying to out do your parenthetical phrases!) (Love you!!)

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  13. No need to enter me into the contest, just wanted to thank you for such a concise post. We use Bum Genius and love them. I have had issues with the velcro like you did, but we run them through a hot cycle in the dryer to tighten them up. :o)

    Look at you, getting a ton of comments!

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  14. Thanks for the review. I have several one size bumGenius upon recommendation from another friend for our daughter who is due in another couple of weeks...but it sounds like I should try the Bumwear ones too! Thanks
    amblo1@msn.com

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  15. Loved the review of each diaper choice. We used cloth diapers with our first two and loved it. We had a lot less choices back then though. I have a good friend who makes her own diaper inserts and I've included her blog link. Great post!

    http://pursuingjoy.blogspot.com/2008/06/pocket-diaper-insert-for-pennies.html

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  16. I will admit, cloth diapers scare me. Tremendously! And there are so many brands and types, it's confusing! Thanks for breaking it down for me!

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  17. That was a GREAT review! I bookmarked it for reference. I have used prefolds with Thirsties covers since my daughter was born last year. I tried a few others, but those were my favorite. I was always afraid to spend the $$ to try the AIOs. After this review, I might though :)
    I also added you to my BLoglines...and may blog about you later...
    Thanks for the great info!
    kjaap33@hotmail.com

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  18. great review! These diapers are so cute! I'd love to try them out!
    jg2wdec@redred.com

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  19. Thanks for all the great info. I have been using Bumgenius and Fuzzibunz pocket diapers for about 3 months now and they work great. We started using them fot cost reasons and our twins got really bad diaper rashes. They have helped a lot and excited to check out the BumWears brand.
    Thanks again!
    schlichtingmiranda@msn.com

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  20. Please enter me!! We used cloth diapers for a while on our 2 year old, and I'm trying to build our stash for our baby-on-the-way!

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  21. my daughter is nearly 8 weeks old. i was planning on using cloth this time around the 3 month mark, but as the time draws nearer i am afraid, and very intimidated by all the choices.

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  22. Wow! Thanks for the uber concise reviews! I started with the basic pre-folds with my first and then switched to disposables because I didn't like the pins (especially when I jabbed one under my thumb cuticle!) and they were bulky and I also hated the big covers! But, now that I've had my second (and know that there are ways a cloth diaper can be comfortable) I'm looking into cloth again! ...mostly making my own, since these are so expensive at the start. So, I'd certainly love to be entered into your great giveaway!

    katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Thanks for the reviews and the giveaways! So far I only have Bum Genius and prefolds in our stash (baby due in February) - I would love to add a BumWear to the mix and try it myself.
    fmliberto at gmail dot com

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  24. thanks for the great info I would love to start cloth diapering my twins (#3&#4) it would help greatly on the diaper budget!

    sarahjoheim at hotmail dot com

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  25. Awesome review! I've briefly considered cloth diapering only about 100 times. Every time I start to think about it I remember my mom's story of how she used cloth for her first 5 babies, but for the 6th and last baby she tried disposables and swore she would NEVER go back. I think she used the prefolds with the big safety pins though... The ones you've reviewed look much more high-tech so I may consider using them when baby arrives in February. Please enter me in the drawing. My email is genny2118 at gmail.com. Oh, and I already subscribe to you using Google Reader. Thanks!

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  26. Thanks for all the great info! I am always looking for a better diaper as I have been trying out cloth for a couple months now. I find i like the Bumgenius one-size pocket diaper. i would love to try a snap diaper though. gentzkelly at hotmail.com

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  27. I like the extensive review... very nice! With Koa I tried gdiapers and they were great but I ended up reverting back to my old habit of disposable diapers. I'm thinking of trying cloth again with the new one to come, so we'll see :-)
    rebeccaspain@gmail.com

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  28. I am looking for those Bum Wear diapers online, but am finding them for $27.00. Where did you find for $17.95? Help please!

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  29. Hi Anonymous,

    Click on the name in the above review, and it will give you a site where you can buy them. I believe that you're seeing them in Singaporean dollars, as they're imported.

    Nicki's diapers is currently running a special where they ship for free and come with a free insert. Here's the link for that:

    http://nickisdiapers.com/catalog.php?category=195

    Please let me know if you have additional problems and I'll help you out as best as I can!

    Also, you can email BumWear directly at info@bumwear.com and they can provide you with a list of American retailers (amongst other countries as well).

    I'm so glad you're looking to try them! Best wishes!

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  30. ok. . so now it is working- :) I am super excited about this information and the giveaway :) thanks so much Jen!!

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  31. Thank you for the post, hoping to use cloth diapers with baby #2 who is due any day now. Loved reading about all the types you tried. I had not yet heard of BumWear and gosh I thought I had heard of them all at this point!
    jennymac15@yahoo.com

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  32. YEah!!! We love cloth diapering, but mostly use the regular prefolds with velcro covers. Thanks for this review - in case I want to invest in some good stuff!!! I heard about your blog through my niece Marilyn.

    Corrie
    corriebeth17@hotmail.com

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  33. What a helpful review! I've now subscribed to your blog as well, and really hope that I'm lucky enough to be one of your winners! We're expecting our first in April and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out what diapers to invest in!
    milagrobeancat(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  34. Thanks for the great review. I've passed this info to my DIL, due yesterday with our first grandchild. She plans to use cloth diapers.

    bobcarriec@comcast.net

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  35. This was great information.

    We switched to cloth about a year ago and started out with AIO's but found them to be too bulky and annoying to wash. Now I use BumGenius and love them!

    I'd like to try the kind you're giving away, too!

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  36. Oh wow. This post was perfect. We CDed in the past (mainly Fuzzy Bunz with a few AIO's), but I've been wondering about some of the other options. We don't have the funds to try them all out, though. Your reviews were wonderful. Thanks so much.

    offthespaceship at myway dot com

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  37. I am expecting in March and have been looking for a conscise comparison such as this one. It is so hard to determine which brands are best, as everyone seems to prefer one type over another. The whole cloth diapering thing is so confusing to me. Now we just need to see a post on what exactly to purchase and how many of each. Most of the sites don't really tell you what you need to purchase in addition to the diapers themselves...covers? inserts? thick? thin? which diapers for which lifestyles, etc. You really don't know until you start experimenting, and that can get expensive. Thanks for all of the information you provided here today.

    michelle at northofthe49 dot com

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  38. I'd love to try out a cloth diaper! We are expecting our second baby in spring and am seriously considering cloth diapers this time, but just don't really know where to start!

    My email address is email.the.andersons@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  39. Thanks for the info - I'm a brand new mom and have started up my CD stash!! ajlanser (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I would love to switch to cloth diapering. But I would love to know what I am getting myself into be for I sink a lot of money into it. Thanks for the chance!
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  41. Wow this is just what I needed! I am pregnant with my first and would love to use cloth diapers. None of my friends or family uses them so I had no idea where to start. Great review! ecraig at live dot com

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  42. My mom babysits for me. She uses cloth diapers. Just the old fashioned white ones with pins. I would love to have a different kind. I think the ones you showed are much easier to use!

    daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

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  43. thanks for all the info! I"m definitely going to bookmark this page. We're using Bumgenius AIO now but I'm thinking about branching out with other brands and this will def help!

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  44. oops! forgot my email sorry for multiple posts malykpoon AT gmail dot com

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  45. Thank you! I've been waiting for a post like this. I'm 24 weeks along and we think we're going to give it a go around 2 or 3 months. Looking forward to trying some of your recs! AllieQBTB AT gmail dot com.

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  46. Thanks for the reviews (and photos!) I have 3 months left until my 1st arrives, and I'm still trying to find out all I can about cloth diapering.
    jjblink at gmail.com
    And I subscribed to your feed!

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  47. Thank You for the great rewiew, i was looking for something like this, my baby boy is due on Christmas day '08. Since none of my frds use cloth diapers i had no one to really ask abt 1st had experience. I guess i will give this a try. My MIL wanted to use the old style indian prefolds but i was really hesitant abt that so we flushed that idea, got ready n bought the disposable variety. Would love to get these BumWear Diapers to try and make a choice for my baby. p_khilnani@hotmail.com

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  48. Great review - I'm looking to supplement my prefolds with some AIOs and this is really useful!

    tjgalante at gmail dot com

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  49. Thanks for such a thorough review! I'm trying to find out all I can about cloth diapering... only 4 months left to go!

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  50. What an excellent review! I had put Bum Genius on my wishlist for this next baby, but it looks like I need to look into some of the others as well!

    alicia AT crumley DOT org

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  51. Thanks for the great review! I'm very interested in using cloth diapers on our second (due in January) but I haven't found such a concise review as this. Very helpful! My fingers are crossed for the giveaway.
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

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  52. You're in my feeds now!! Thanks!!

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  53. I am obsessed with cloth diapers, but have never actually put one on my son.

    mollywolf @ gmail . com

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  54. thanks for the great review. I'm thinking of using cloth on my 2 month old son and this helps a lot.

    danasaves @ comcast . net

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  55. I feel like I've been researching these forever, and this was a great tutorial!
    Thanks!

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  56. Great post! I use Bum Genius, Kushies, and Fuzzi Bunz. I would love the chance to win such a cute addition to our stash!

    clear_content AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. wow, thanks for the review. I've cloth diapered both my kids (prefolds with covers for the first and fitted diapers without covers and EC for the second). We have two pair of bum genius for the little guy but he can rip off the Velcro. I was looking for a one size pocket diaper with snaps that was pretty enough to use as a bottom paired with baby legs. Sounds like I'll have to try bum wear. Thanks so much. Please enter me in the contest. tgperg(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Great review!
    We've been using the BumGenius One Size for 7 months and we really love those too. We don't have the issues with drying time since it's a pocket diaper.

    But, I would love to try the BumWear diaper - the patterns look so cute.

    babystuff2008 at gmail dot com

    PS: I've subscribed to your feed too!

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  59. What a great review! I'd due in April and am on the fence on cloth or disp.

    pat_e_18@hotmail.com

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  60. Wow thanks for that post! I would love to enter!

    shanodell416(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. We love our happy heinys, but would love to try something new - especially for FREE!

    nettacow at yahoo dot com

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  62. II would love to win this! dina.fraenkel at gmail dot com

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  63. oops that is dinafraenkel with no dot

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  64. And I subscribed using Reader....thanks!

    shanodell416(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I've been reading more and more about cloth diapers. Thanks for the research and for sharing!

    cortneylynn@gmail.com

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  66. I'm due in February with our first and would love to use cloth diapers. There are so many choices our there. Thanks for your reviews!!
    ronandwhit at gmail dot com

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  67. Thanks for doing the legwork. I look forward to trying these with my second. emshep1018@msn.com

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  68. I'm very much looking into cloth diapering, and appreciate your reviews. Any chance you'll be reviewing the BumGenius 3.0 pocket diapers (as opposed to the AIOs) - these seem to be popular online and I'd like to hear your take. And, for the drawing: mookusthepookus at yahoo dot com.

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  69. Thanks for testing these out. Now I know which ones I would like to try for my own little one.


    mathbok28 at gmail dot com

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  70. I blogged about your site on my blog.

    www.alvordwedding.blogspot.com

    cortneylynn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. And I also subscribed to your posts!!!

    cortneylynn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I have been wanting to try cloth diapering for a while. This might be a good way for me to try it out. The diaper is also very cute!

    luvbabyjoey(@)yahoo.com

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  73. What an extremely useful post! talynkevin at the mail with a 'g' dot com

    I subscribed

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  74. thanks so much for the reviews. i want to use cloth on our little one due in january. hollymlewis(at)gmail

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  75. Thanks for the review. I wonder if the results would be the same for a boy. I've tried another brand, but it always leaked so I stopped. I would love to try a new brand.

    princesa_koala@hotmail.com

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  76. Awesome, thanks so much.

    emmawright12 at yahoo.com

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  77. And I subscribed

    emmawright12 at yahoo.com

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  78. Thanks so much for this review - I'm in the process of deciding right now whether or not to cloth diaper. Thanks for the giveaway, too, I've added you to my RSS feed.

    Sarah
    artista (dot) latina (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. It was good hear your reviews. I am always testing out new diapers and review them myself. I have even made a few to see out they work. I hope I win, love to see how these work.
    carrie.burt@gmail.com

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  80. I subscribe to your feed.
    carrie.burt@gmail.com

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  81. I'm planning on switching soon. Please include me in your drawing. Thanks!
    -nzofrth at yahoo dot com

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  82. What great reviews! We are Bumgenius users here and I totally agree about the laundry tabs. It seems that none of mine work anymore. None of my friends have this problem so I thought it was just me. Nice to know it's not.

    rojasfosh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  83. Thank you so much for this post! It's the most informative review I've found on the internet so far. I'm expecting my first child in January and there's so much to learn!

    madamwitty at hotmail dot com

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  84. Thanks so much for the review! I haven't heard of BumWear before but I'm anxious to try them out. I'm relatively new to the cloth diapering world and so far have just gone with Fuzzi Bunz and PFs based on the advice of a CD store owner. So far I like the Fuzzi Bunz better but I know there are so many other different options out there. I'd love to try a BumWear!

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  85. What a great review! Thanks so much.
    lauricakes at msn.com

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  86. I use cloth diapers and I am partial to Fuzzi Bunz but would love to try the BumWear.

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  87. How cute is that BumWear diaper! And great reviews! I subscribed via RSS. Thanks!

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  88. Now that my twins are a little older and we have our own washing machine (as opposed to coin op), I would love to start cloth diapering.

    emcsquared22 at gmail dot com!

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  90. I'm partial to prefolds and Thirsties covers. But I do use BumGenius pockets for night time. I'm not a huge fan of the Fuzzi Bunz, so I really enjoyed your review of some of the other brands out there.

    candacegill at mchsi.com

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  91. Ooh, I'd like to enter the draw! I've also subscribed to your blog via RSS feed!

    My email is ceiliejordan[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  92. Thanks for the review. I currently use prefolds with Thirsties covers on my 1 mo old but plan on using pockets for daycare when she starts next month. I have a collection of Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius but would like to try the BumWear too.

    mbogle05@gmail.com

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  93. Cool! I am excited to try cloth on my baby-on-the-way. You make it look easy and cute, thanks!
    steffgrompe@Hotmail.com

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  94. thanks for the info.
    michelle

    fricker18@hotmail.com

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  95. I'm using BumGenius and I've actually been perfectly happy except for the durability issue. My son is only 7 mo. but the diapers are already getting worn. It's sad, since the whole point of a one-size diaper is that you only have to buy one set.

    All that is just to say that I would love to try a Bumwear diaper!

    mslorence gmail com

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  96. Thanks for the detailed reviews. I have a few bumgenius and a few fuzzi bunz and am always trying to increase my stash inexpensively.

    i_friberg AT hotmail.com

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  97. I love CDing - Fuzzi Bunz is my favorite so far, but I'm hoping to win a BumWear after your review.

    dueapril08 at sbcglobal.net

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  98. This would be so incredible to win! Thanks for all of the great reviews!
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  99. Awesome. we love pockets, mainly using Knickernappies, but would love to try a bumwear!

    emy.w.lee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. just subscribed! please enter me again :)

    emy.w.lee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. Loved the bumwear review. Off to check them out.

    orngpikkle@sbcglobal.net

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  102. I have been CDing for quite some time but have never tried a BumWear. That is one cute diaper! jonathan0999 @ msn.com

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  103. I am an avid BumGenius One-Size diaper - too bad you didn't get to try them as I feel like they are cost effective and you don't have to worry about drying. I have not ever read about the BumWear ones though and they are cute! I am in the market for some new diapers with #2 on the way I need more than I have so I'd be interested to try them! webragg@yahoo.com

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  104. Thanks for all the info! I'm on the fence about whether or not to use cloth diapers, but your post definitely gave me some first-hand experience I've been needing to hear. I'd love to win!


    krowlan2@uiuc.edu

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  105. Love seeing the review...we're just getting back to CD's with our #5 That bumwear is the cutest! And I hadn't seen a good solid review of the Tiny Tush, either! Thank you!

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  106. I just posted but wanted to mention that I'd be curious how well the BumWear performed on a squirmy 18mo old who didn't want to have a diaper put on. The velcro ones are fast!

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  107. I've just ventured into pocket diapers and love to hear new reviews. Using bumgenius and wonderoos now. Thanks for the info. jessiray24@yahoo.com

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  108. would love to win this! gill.jin@gmail.com

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  109. One of my friens is having twins and is going to cloth diaper. Would love to give this to her to have her try it out!
    marcyp06@hotmail.com

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  110. Comparing one-size pocket diapers to all in one diapers is comparing apples to oranges in my opinion - different strokes for different folks. It really is too bad you didn't try the One Size BumGenius diaper since they are more famous for those than the AIOs as I think you would have found them a very close second to the BumWear (but cheaper since the insert is included).

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  111. Baby #4 and never brave enough to try cloth, but after your thorough review I want to give it a shot! Plus, they are darling.

    mychaelann@yahoo.com

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  112. We currently only have BumGenius diapers, that we like a lot...though I do have a few issues as well. I'd love to win another one to try it out!

    jodcoz@yahoo.com

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  113. OOh, I currently use BG but have been having the problems with the velcro sticking to everything during washing. I'd love to try something new!

    heatheranne226 at yahoo dot com

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  114. Thanks for the review. I recently bought 3 Bum Genius 2.0 One Size diapers and have really enjoyed trying them. After your post, though, I can't wait to try a few more kinds!

    mbatusic@bellsouth.net

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  115. I'd love to win one. We currently cloth diaper. Thanks for the reviews! anjspambox at gmail.com

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  116. I just started CDing my 11 month old (we mainly use FBs) and just found out that we are expecting #2 so I will need to stock up some more!

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  117. I got one of those Qdiapers too. Completely awful! I haven't tried BumWear, but I love the name!

    emily @ yarnmiracle.com

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  119. well I guess I am pretty late on this but thanks for the info on bumwear, I had never heard of them. I am currently using bumgenius 3.0's on my 5 month old. I thought the same thing you did that it was something I would never do but I have found that I actually really like it.
    Christine@dc-hulls.com

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  120. where were you months ago when we were just starting to take the plunge? :) what a great overview...would love to try the bumwear...
    susannahj@hotmail.com

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  121. I would love to try cloth diapers.
    sarahkbraun at yahoo.com

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  122. Thanks for the review. I knew a couple of the brands, but some were new. mrs_lemm@yahoo.com

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  123. Thanks! I'm learning a lot!

    lindseyamorrow @ yahoo . com

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  124. I would love to try one of the BumWears. We have done lots of research on CD but have yet to commit to any diaper. Maybe we'll win and get to try one for free!

    shannonpcox@gmail.com

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  125. wow great reviews. I've tried bum genius and so far they've done as well as I thought cloth diapers would. It's great to see that my expectations may have been a bit low and they are more that I should try out there.

    kittiesoncatnip@gmail.com

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  126. Thanks for the review. I'm new to the world of cloth diapering, and any info is helpful. Thanks!

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  127. In the midst of doing a cragislist search right now- thanks for the info!
    daisymelis@gmail.com

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  128. I'd love to try them!

    aggiedjc@sbcglobal.net

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  129. I have been wanting to try them before but just felt like I didn't know where to start so thanks for the reviews!
    Chanshep @ gmail dot com

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  130. megan.m.broadhead@gmail.com

    please excuse my ignorance but how can i subscribe to this blog? i would love a chance to use more eco friendly diapers! plus im sure it would do wonders for babys sensitive skin to have something with less or no plastic in it! thanks!

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  131. We already CD but I'd love to try the Bumwear! They sound awesome. Thanks for spreading the word!

    mrswetz@yahoo.com

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  132. Wow! Thank you for the lowdown on cloth diapers. We are pursuing cloth diapering for our newbie (due in January), and your post included all the information we needed prior to making our purchases. Thank you for the wonderful and thorough information. We will definitely be back to read your "Cloth Diapering 101" next week.

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  133. would love to try these, to think back in the day, fuzzibunz were the best...didn't know these existed!!

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  134. I would really like to try these. We're expecting our second child, and the thought of cloth diapers has been crossing my mind.
    mrsadams84 at yahoo dot com

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  135. thanks for such a great review! we currently use bumgenius but hate the velcro. looks like your giveaway is just the one to try!
    thanks!

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  136. My cloth bumwear diapers are by far my favorites- I would love to win another one! gerolami19 AT hotmail DOT com

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  137. Thanks for all the reviews. We'd love to try these with our newest (expecting in February).

    Christy G

    candbgom@yahoo.com

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  138. Wow!! What a FANTASTIC review of a lot of different diapers! I have yet to try BumWear, but will certainly be on the lookout for sales now that I know they are so great. I really enjoy my Swaddlebees--they are definitely by personal favorites.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. I wish this had been up a month ago!

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  140. I might just try bumwear! I use primarily bGs and Fuzzi Bunz but I'm looking for some others at the moment...

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  141. Wow the Bum Wear look great. My current favorite is Bum Genius one size 3.0 pockets. I also found the all-in-ones really annoying to dry.

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  142. I would love to try those, I am a BG 3.0 fan, they are so much better then the All in Ones. I also love snugglebottoms, they are so inexpensive!

    Carrie- speedturtle76 at yahoo dot com

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  143. Thanks! We are expecting our second and I want to make the switch. This was very infomative!

    Hope - vanbenneh@yahoo.com

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  144. I would love to try out those diapers :) whoo hoo!

    andreashefferman@gmail.com

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  145. I added you to my RSS Bloglines :) Fun blog!

    andreashefferman@gmail.com

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  146. Wow, what a great giveaway!

    rebecca@k2p2.net

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  147. Sign me up to try! woohoo!
    jasonandbeckyh@aol.com

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  148. we bought all bum genius hoping they will last through to potty training, now I'm concerned that they won't make it now :( Thanks for a great review of the other options out there.
    schrodinger212 at gmail dot com

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  149. I'd love to try these. Thanks for the reviews!
    jennypanetta@hotmail.com

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  150. Thanks for the reviews. They are very helpful. I'm looking for something new to replace my fitteds. I blogged about your post here: http://www.rhettkaden.blogspot.com/.
    kim777 at aol dot com

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  151. I've been looking for real reviews of cloth diapers! Thanks for posting this!

    litsavant at hotmail dot com

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  152. Thanks for the review! We use BG 3.0's and really like them, we have used them for 3+ months with no issues. The Bum Wear looks super cute and comfy though!

    nursegabbard at yahoo dot com

    Link to post on my blog: http://thegabbardchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/11/cloth-diaper-info-and-giveaway.html

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  153. Oh my goodness, these look awesome, I would love to try them!
    acs0427 at yahoo dot com

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  154. I use FuzzyBunz, but because of your high recommendations for BumWear, I would love to try them out. laurensobaje@yahoo.com

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  155. I had no idea they had become so cute and use friendly. I was still picturing the Dydee (sp?) Diapers of the 80s! Wow!!!

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  156. Thank you for your review! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts about the different types of diapers.

    Rebekah
    Bassoon80 at gmail.com

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  157. lauraaustin@bellsouth.net

    Great post...I am curious if you have ever used BumGenius one size diapers?

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  158. I would love to give you a try!

    helenhenson at gmail dot com

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  159. Those dipes are beautiful.

    becjacobson@hotmail.com

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  160. Thanks for the great reviews! Loved the pictures too!
    Bethany15@aol.com

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  161. I had not heard of bumwear before but would love to try one! We are not big fans of the Bum Genius 2.0 AIO (though I do love the trimness) but I think the Bum Genius 3.0 One Size diapers are great. We also really like Fuzzi Bunz. One of my favorites is a Haute Pockets OS diaper but I don't think they are currently available for sale.

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  162. Thanks for the reviews on some diapers I've never heard of!
    Shannon
    sralphy AT gmail DOT com

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  163. I've subscribed. Another entry, thanks!!
    Shannon
    sralphy AT gmail DOT com

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  164. Thanks for posting these! I've only tried BumGenius and had a good experience but now I want to try others!
    Emma
    ebuchanan at gmail dot com

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  165. Thanks for the info! I've always wanted to cloth diaper my son but never had the guts to try! lovinmybabies70@yahoo.com

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  166. We use the BumGenius and love them but after reading this I want to try the BumWear.
    Aimee
    gruverschick at gmail dot com

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  167. Wow, I have never heard of BumWear but those diapers look great! I was a little surprised you didn't revier BG3.0, but the all in one review was good to read. We use BumGenius 3.0s and love them, but I am wondering if the BumWear might take care of the couple of problems I have with them!
    ckolak (at) gmail.com

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  168. Thanks for the great reviews. I would love to win the BumWear. We recently started cloth diapering our twins. We use mostly prefolds & covers because they are so much cheaper.
    I agree that the BG AIO are a PAIN to dry. We tried those as part of cloth diaper trial program. Check out Jillian's Drawers Changing Diapers Changing Minds: http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/cdcm.html. It was So helpful to me to be able to try out a variety of diapers before committing to cloth diapering with a huge up-front investment without a test-run of the diapers. I did add a few BumGenius 3.0's to my stash by snagging them from Jillians' "Gently Used" section. They are sooooo much better than the AIO's.

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  169. I am expecing my first in march and thank you for this review. I don't know anyone who uses cloth diapers so I have no one to ask about them, and this was so thorough. I am very interested in giving cloth diapers a try, thank you for the insight. Sarah
    littlepickle1 at gmail

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  170. I use Happy Heinys. They are pocket diapers (either sized or one size) with large velcro tabs. I pretty much love them, but so many people have raved about other kinds that I'd like to try!
    I need to build up a small stash since I started with this guy on mediums and have none for new babies!

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  171. thanks! emilyotr@aol.com

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  172. I would love to try cloth diapering! Maybe I'll win :)
    kareycrain(at)gmail(dot)com
    And, I'm subscribing to the feed :)

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  173. Wow, thank so much for you HONEST and simple to follow reviews. (love the scores at the end, especially as you reviewed so many) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  174. subscribed to the RSS feed, thanks again!

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  175. Oh wow. We use mainly prefolds tight now and a couple of pockets. I think I might have to look into the bumware ones now!

    Thanks for the review!

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  176. I have a 4 month old and we use cloth diapers. I would love to try out a new kind.

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  177. Great review - I'm using prefolds almost exclusively on my almost-9-mo.-old but would love to try a one-size diaper like Bum Wear.

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  178. How cute is that BumWear diaper?! I have been cloth-diapering my 2nd daughter and loving it - wish I had known with my first. We are using Swaddlebees AIO's - would love to try another cute brand! Thanks!

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  179. It's nice to find your blog! I've subscribed to it in Google Reader

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  180. One thing I wasn't expecting is that pants that are roomy with disposables are very snug in the butt when my daughter wears a Fuzzi Bunz diaper.

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  181. BumWear looks good. I use a service right now and I'm considering canceling and washing my own. Also thinking of switching to something other than prefolds and wraps due to the wetness factor. thanks for the reviews!

    jendevries76@yahoo.com

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  182. Thanks for the review! I've been interested in cloth diapers and I wanted to know the differences. Pros and cons of each. This helped make my decision. Thanks

    hwlcd69@gmail.com

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  183. Thanks for taking the time for this great review! I am really considering cloth diapers for baby #2. bs.webster@sbcglobal.net

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  184. Very informative! I have recently decided to start cloth diapering and this is exactly what I needed as I have no idea where to begin. Please enter me in the contest.

    KristenLJAckson@msn.com

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  185. What a great and informative review!

    pdandeh at gmail dot com

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  186. Thank you for this information. I have a 10 month old son and really want to switch to cloth diapers!
    kd@thegospelhiway.org

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  187. hey! I added you as RSS and now I'm commenting :)
    whoo hoo!
    andreashefferman@gmail.com

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  188. Thank you for all of your useful advice. My son is 16 1/2 months old and we are currently using disposables. With my next child, I hpe to use them. I'm always afraid of the cleaning aspect of them. You've set my mind at ease.

    My email is cdembins@yahoo.com

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  189. I would LOVE to try one of those Bumwear diapers! We already use pocket diapers, but I was really surprised to find that my little girl is already outgrowing the "small" rise at just two months old! I need more one-sized diapers, and would like to try something besides BumGenius.

    I'm also subscribing to your RSS feed :)

    anitra@alum.wpi.edu

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  190. Very helpful reviews, thank you! We've been using bumgenius, and we wash them so frequently that they are showing it. Fuzzybunz are the only other ones I've tried.
    mecassell@yahoo.com

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  191. WOW thank you for the great review. I have been considering cloth diapering, but was unsure where to start.

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  192. So many choices! Those BumWear diapers are adorable. Thanks. lpipeling @ yahoo dot com

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  193. We are expecting our 1st in the spring. We have decided to use cloth, so this was a big help!

    Jen Grady
    jenniferleighgrady@gmail.com

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  194. Thank you! I'm expecting a baby in about 5 weeks and am desperately trying to figure out what kind of cloth diapers to invest in. This was very helpful. Now I have a few more choices to add to my registry.

    exosquish@yahoo.com

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  195. Great reviews. Thanks for taking the time. I am currently making my own cloth diapers, but want to purchase some as well. Now I know what someone else thinks.

    purplevw12@aol.com

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  196. What an amazing and helpful review. I can't wait to start with cloth diapers with my new little one on the way.

    Jessiematt@comcast.net

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  197. Oh I would love to try these out. I am always tempted to try them, but the cost seems like a lot and I'm not sure of the convenience. I would love to try for free and I might get hooked. Sheryl

    dancersmiles@hotmail.com

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  198. I LOVE cloth diapering and would love to win! ashleybenz (at) gmail dot com

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