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Old 01-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Tell me about Alva pockets.

Our diapers were working fine for a ling time until ds started getting a wetness sensitivity. Coming back to the fsot all I hear about is Alva's. What's the deal?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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they are veryyyy inexpensive (4-6$ per diaper including insert) and great quality in my experience! they are from china, you can order directly from them (alvababy.com) or a co-op or there are a lot of usa sellers too (alva fb page) i only have 4 in my stash now because i am favoring the ease of flats/covers but for 6 months straight alvas was all i used on my son and we never had a single issue. Some orders got messed up and customer service was fantastic and always sent replacements plus free diapers. the ones i have now i stuff with flats like the rest of my pockets because i despise microfiber.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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One thing you should know is that neither they nor their resellers are CPSIA compliant and thus your packages could (technically *should*) be seized at customs upon entering the US as they are illegal to import. They have violated several patents and infringed upon copyrighted artwork, and attempting to import any of those theoretically could get you in big legal hot water. I realize that thousands of people "get away with" buying them, just like people get away with media pirating, but there's always that risk. Just so you're informed before you make a decision.
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One thing you should know is that neither they nor their resellers are CPSIA compliant and thus your packages could (technically *should*) be seized at customs upon entering the US as they are illegal to import. They have violated several patents and infringed upon copyrighted artwork, and attempting to import any of those theoretically could get you in big legal hot water. I realize that thousands of people "get away with" buying them, just like people get away with media pirating, but there's always that risk. Just so you're informed before you make a decision.
Ditto on this!
The PUL is thinner on these. I have a heavy wetter of a two month old and they wick through the PUL. In regards to diaper especially, you get what you pay for. There is also no warranty with these diapers. If you get a bad batch or the snaps break you are stuck with them.
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One thing you should know is that neither they nor their resellers are CPSIA compliant and thus your packages could (technically *should*) be seized at customs upon entering the US as they are illegal to import. They have violated several patents and infringed upon copyrighted artwork, and attempting to import any of those theoretically could get you in big legal hot water. I realize that thousands of people "get away with" buying them, just like people get away with media pirating, but there's always that risk. Just so you're informed before you make a decision.
What I would also worry about these products is contamination of various toxins like lead and other heavy metal. You just don't know how these products are made. I certainly wouldn't take a chance in such inferior product with our children. And like KimA said, a lot of these diapers have very thin PUL. New PUL shouldn't leak through even if you have a heavy wetter.
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China cheapies are the way to go these days. Not my cup of tea. I just can't get over the whole washing in warm only to keep from delaminating. Also, I keep wondering when I'm going to hear about them for sale at the dollar store.

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China cheapies are the way to go these days. Not my cup of tea. I just can't get over the whole washing in warm only to keep from delaminating. Also, I keep wondering when I'm going to hear about them for sale at the dollar store.

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I have 18 alvas I've been using for a year and I've always washed on hot and dried in the dryer on hot. Not one has delaminated and they get washed 2-3 times per week.

My iDevices are out to get me. Please excuse mistakes.
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I have 18 alvas I've been using for a year and I've always washed on hot and dried in the dryer on hot. Not one has delaminated and they get washed 2-3 times per week.

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same here, mine get heavily used and I was on hot 2-3 times a week with a little bleach each time even, and the PUL and elastic is still in brand new condition. I know people have stong opinions regarding them either way but if you are looking for a good diaper on a tight budget, I loooooove mine
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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Hrm soulds weird. But if I buy from a USA seller they are fine right? Since its not from the actual manufacturers or crossing borders? Idk how that stuff works. I'd be interested in trying them possibly....
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Hrm soulds weird. But if I buy from a USA seller they are fine right? Since its not from the actual manufacturers or crossing borders? Idk how that stuff works. I'd be interested in trying them possibly....
Your best way to go is buying from a coop. PM me if you would like the name of the most ethical coop I have ever seen, run by my dear friend.
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