Posted by avamom on November 16, 19103 at 19:02:02:
In Reply to: one size vs. sandies posted by juliann on November 15, 19103 at 13:24:47:
I use both the one size and the sandies and my daughter is 7 weeks old. I think both absorb about the same, but the sandies are more fitted and so I like the look of them better during the day, particularly if you have a lot of French-made clothing which tends to run smaller. Already I have her in 3-6 mo. sized clothing because of the added bulk, and while I don't mind it when we're just home or at night, I do prefer the sandies for outings. We use the liners only at night because she sleeps through and although she wets much less during the night, it is a longer time and I feel like she needs more. I also bought fleece and cut it into liners: I put one of these on her every time since it is so thin- it saves the stains and keeps her drier. I like the way the one size fasten better- I think it's easier because it is in the front - the Sandies can be tricky at first to manage especially if your baby is a squirmer on the changing table. I like our spread and I would recommend it. We have 15 diapers: 6 one-size, 6 sandies, and 3 kooshies fleece. We have only three terry liners and it is enough, since I only use them at night and I launder every two-three days. If I buy more they will most likely be one-sizers, since the bulk will decrease as my baby gets older. I can't say that I've really noticed too much of a difference in absorbancy, so I guess the "bottom line" LOL - is how big her bottom looks- smaller is better during the day and in her more glamorous looks - but for playtime and nighttime when it doesn't matter we use the one size. Check into ebay too, because it seems there is ALWAYS an auction going on for motherease diapers - you could try a few of each type.