My post today is probably going to surprise you. I'm going to write about Flip covers. This is my new love. Also, this is all I have photos of. When we wear our Thirsties diapers they have to be covered in pants, or else we end up with this:
|And see that cup of juice on the floor right behind her? That's why I have to try to keep a diaper on her if I can.|
So, the Flip. Reviewed for your pleasure recently. But I'll tell you, this is the diaper we use all the time now.
|In a Flip cover (color: Sweet) while "helping" Mommie in the kitchen.|
|More kitchen "helping".|
I use the incredible inserts from Twinkletoes diapers, which are nice and absorbent, and also SO easy to pack in the diaper bag.
They work great with prefolds too, which I love. There's just something about a big stack of "real" diapers that makes you feel like a momma. Oh, the oatmeal on your pants, that too.
But of course, you know I have to talk about Thirsties too.
Thirsties Duo Wraps come in snaps. However, they came out with these after I had way too many size Medium and Duo velcro covers (not to mention the request to review the Flip system.) If I was cover shopping, these are the covers I would buy. They also now make an insert with a stay-dry top so that you can do an insert-and-cover system that's just like the Flip.
I haven't even seen these in real life, so I'm now raving about a diaper that I have never even laid hands on, let alone used. However, I use the Duo Diapers every single freaking day, since they are the workhorse of our daycare stash. The insert to the Duo Diaper has a thin microfiber layer and a thin hemp/cotton layer snapped together. This makes for some serious pee holding. Since the stay-dry insert is the same with a soft cozy layer on top, I can't imagine that it wouldn't work fantastically well.
Or just buy the awesomely fantastic inserts from Twinkletoes diapers. Those I have used, and I can tell you that they're awesome.
Takeaway: if someone bought you some Flips for a baby shower gift, keep them, they're great, you love them. However, if you're out shopping for an insert-and-cover system, get the Thirsties. Because, you know, leg gussets and hemp.
And don't listen to the stupid Bumgenius people who tell you leg gussets actually make diapers leak. Seriously?
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