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Old 11-18-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

What is easier?
Most cost effective?
What will last longer through multiple babies?

Oh and favorite brands would be great too!!

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Old 12-20-2014, 07:27 AM   #2
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Depends on what brands you use. I love GMD. Reasonably priced, really work (workhorses live up to their name!!) and are super easy to clean because they're all cotton
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Flats/prefolds with covers are most economical but a great option is Grovia AI2 - they are super absorbent, last forever (seriously people selling for more than half what they paid after using for 4 kids on BST pages), and have cute prints! I highly recommend!
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

I love my GMD workhorses as pp said. They're affordable and 100% cotton. That being said, I also love my s'bish fitteds - they are on the expensive side - but worth it.
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Hybrids! Best of both worlds!
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Workhorses are awesome with the right cover! Quick, easy, just good ol cotton so wash is simple. For most of the time at home, DD is in a workhorse and cover, and I like that he feels wet and we know it is time for a change.
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Fitteds with a cover
they are more versatile because you can use wool, fleece or PUL or go cover less at home
if you invest in AIOs and the PUL starts to leak it is harder to repair or add new PUL than it is to just buy new covers if and when the PUL wears out on them
Use and length of time before they wear out may vary - your washing habits, size of stash factor in.
Think of diapers like clothing - if you washed the same shirt or pair of pants every 2-3 days for 2 years how well would they hold up? Sure they might still fit but likely they would show signs of wear / have holes, etc.
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

What will last between children is pre-folds. Basically anything without elastic. But as a pp mentioned, size of stash also determined how long things last!
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:42 PM   #9
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

Flats or prefolds over wool will probably last the longest and quality wool brands have a high resell value. Quality fitteds are nice to have for dad/night but obviously anything with elastic is going to wear out faster than just fabric. PUL covers/pocket diapers can have elastic issues as well as snap issues after a while. A lot of the durability has to do with your wash routine. Line drying keeps the elastics and fabric healthier I think AIO are more prone to issues just because the PUL is subjected to more washings than in a pocket or PUL cover, because sometimes you can just change the absorption piece for pee only diaper and wash the outer part half as often !
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Re: Aio fitted or fitteds and covers?

A agree the flats/prefold w/ covers or workhorses w/ covers is most economical and will last. I prefer hybrid fitteds with fold down rises though.
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