Posted by karen on December 30, 19103 at 14:30:35:
In Reply to: One-sized good for heavy wetters??? posted by Kat on December 27, 19103 at 15:47:47:
: Hi everyone! I have 3 children in diapers ~ 27 month old twins and a 3 week old. I currently have my newborn in disposies because, after spending lots of $$ on really cute fitteds and covers from various WAHM's, I have found that my son is a super-soaker who can pee through any diaper I have in an hour or less. I put him down for a nap and he wakes up with wet clothes and a drenched diaper and cover. I was having to change his clothes 6-8 times per day. NOT exactly what a mother of 6 has time for! So....we put him in disposables. Which is also not what I want to be doing for much longer. It kills me to be buying diapers that are only going to be used once! lol
: My twins aren't anywhere close to potty-training. One is autistic and one has developmental delays, so I probably have AT LEAST another year before either of them is remotely ready. Both of them are heavy-wetters, as well. I've been using Crickett's diapers, with success, but they are wearing out (they were used for my #3 child, as well, so they've had a good lifespan), so I've got to find something new for them, too.
: I'm considering using ME one-sized diapers for all 3 kids. It would be easier than having to determine which diaper is for which child (dh has a problem with this discrimination), plus I KNOW airflow covers do NOT leak, so I think I could contain my kidlets copious output as long as their diapers are absorbent enough. Which leads to my question: are ME one-size dipes absorbent enough for heavy wetters? I need something that is going to contain wetness for at least 2.5 hours ~ 3 of my 6 kids are in therapy (the twins plus an older child who is also on the autism spectrum), plus I homeschool, and quite honestly, I don't have the time to be changing diapers every hour!
: So please, would you be honest and tell me if the one-size dipe would fit my needs? If not, that's fine. I know Crickett's diapers are absorbent enough for my kids, but I'd rather not have to buy 2 different sizes. I'm hoping the ME diapers will work, because having all 3 children using the same diapers would simplify things for me (not to mention be more cost-effective), and I am all for simplifying at this point in my life! Size-wise, my twins are both just over 3 feet tall and both weigh between 25-28 pounds. They're tall/slender, so I'm not concerned that they'll outgrow the one-sized diaper.
: I'm not interested in using the Sandy's diapers because I don't like super-poofy diapers and, well...Sandy's are pretty poofy! LOL
: Thanks for any input. I appreciate it!
I've used the ME onesize as my main diaper for the past 2.5 years and just love them. I'd say my son is a fairly heavy wetter and he never leaks. He grew so quickly that I was able to use the liner after just a few months and have ever since. I have some Sandy's but rarely ever use them...my son is so squirmy that I find the onesize easier to put on...no serged edges to stick out and cause wicking, and I too, think they are more poofy than the onesize.
I've also just discovered that a wool cover for nite over a onesize with 2 ME liners works great...he's only wet in the front of the diaper this way. I had been double diapering him with a toddle-ease and Kissaluv and an airflow cover which never leaked, but both diapers were always saturated and it was much bulkier than the wool/onesize combination.
If you're considering the ME AIO, I can highly recommend them...sometimes that's all I use all day. Mine are all in perfect shape and never a leak, even for naps and some of mine are over 1 year old. If I'd known how long my son was going to be in the 20 -35 lb. range, I would have only gotten these. They are so durable and soft and easy to put on...sometimes I have to change my son while he's playing/standing b/c he won't co-operate and these are the best.
Anyways, this is just my opinion and every one has their own preferences. Good luck with your decisions.