Posted by KarenC on November 24, 19103 at 12:29:02:
In Reply to: New at cd/no bubble bootie posted by nancy on November 24, 19103 at 12:10:57:
Hmmm, the least bulky AIOs I have ever used are Fuzzi-Bunz with hemp inserts (www.fuzzibunz.com). I warn you though, they're not cheap but do have a great resale value. I also do like the Mother-Ease AIOs, not nearly as bulky as others (but I can't really say they were 'thin' though).
I have to be honest though and warn you that there aren't a whole lot of 'thin' cloth diapers out there, if any at all (depends what you consider 'thin' I guess). For the most part, "bubble butts" are just a part of life with cloth diapers. We are often used to the look of disposables and so when we first start with cloth we find them abnormally thick and bulky. What we need to remember is the reason that disposables are so thin is because they're full of chemicals (with questionable effects on the long-term health of babies) that make then absorb a ton without much bulk.
You'll find that you do get more used to the bulk and find ways around it. You can buy clothes that are slightly bigger than her 'disposable diaper' size and then roll the cuffs on the pants. You can also buy more dresses instead of pants. This way you don't have to worry about the bulk at all and it's even easier to change her diaper. Plus you can even buy some really cute diaper covers and show those off! If you research it a little, you can even find wahm (work-at-home moms) that make clothing especially to fit over cloth diapers. You'll also find that as she gets older the bulk will be much less overwhelming. Cloth looks much less bulky on older babies and toddlers.