When we first started using cloth diapers, we bought a bunch of Bum Genius One-Size pocket diapers. They worked great for Trent. Then we had two in diapers…
Before we had Sean, I made a bunch of pocket diapers for Trent. His size does not change as quickly anymore so they were made to fit his size and weight. They were not adjustable like the Bum Genius diapers. The plan was that Sean would use the adjustable Bum Genius diapers since his size would change more frequently.
When Sean was a newborn, the Bum Genius diapers were too big. During that time, I made a few newborn sized all-in-one diapers. I loved them! They fit great and I no longer had to pull inserts out of the diapers. Hallelujah! If you’ve ever attempted to pull a tight insert out of a poopy diaper, you know how gross this can be! It’s not so bad on the newborn diapers, but on two year old diapers, Oh My!
As Sean got older, the Bum Genius diapers started to wear out. They had been used just about every day for over two years so I would still recommend them. When it came time to make more diapers for Sean, I went with making medium sized all-in-ones. Yes, the drying time is longer, but the convenience trumps the drying time in my book. Plus, for extra nighttime absorbency, I just lay a pocket diaper insert inside the diaper. Absorbent and STILL no yanking inserts out of a messy diaper. Works for me!
I’ve learned with cloth diapers that you just have to try a few and see what works best. I’ve never done the fitted with covers route. It may work well too, but Sean hates being on his back. Trying to change his diaper is like wrestling an octopus. He wiggles and squirms like crazy! Trent is just about out of diapers. He only wears them when he sleeps. I’m not going to throw the large sized pocket diapers out, so I’m sure Sean will use those when he’s big enough to fit in them, unless I get extra motivated and make another whole set of all-in-one diapers.