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great price, holds up amazingly

I have 6 of the all in one kushies toddler size clopth diapers. I bought 5 of these used in wonderful shape from a mom off cafemom who used them for...Read complete review

I have 6 of the all in one kushies toddler size clopth diapers. I bought 5 of these used in wonderful shape from a mom off cafemom who used them for about 10 months for her little one. When I got them I would have believed her if she told me she never used them, they looked like new. I've used them for 7 months now and they still look and work like new. I've bought one more new and you can't see any visable difference between it and the five used, not is there any discernable usable difference. I have no doubt these will still be in excellent shape and and used on the next baby.

Since other reviewers have done a mix of reviewing the brand (Kushies) and the diaper type (All-In-One) I will do the same: I don't perfer all-in-ones because as other reviewers have noted any brand all-in-ones take forever to dry and the fit can be compromised depending on how they are shaped compared to how your lo is shaped. Also like any AIO diaper whatever the brand you have to take precautions to keep the ammonia from building up in the layers and depending on your water type this might be harder (if you have hard water add a cap of washing soda to the wash will help with this issue tremendously) Also if you use vinegar when washing or rinsing you are going to end up with leaks because acetic acid compromises the waterproof layer and the elastic (this might be what caused some reviewers to have issues with them 'falling apart'.

On to points about this particular brand:

These fit my lo perfectly and Tristian is not bothered by these and does not try to take them off (like he does some brands of diapers), so that is wonderful. I really really like that they have it so you just fold the velcro tabs over to connect to the area right next to them to protect the velcro while laundering. I also really like that they have a pocket type design for when you are wanting to add padding for absorbancy, that makes the fit much better when doubling and make it easy to add more absorbancy (side note, these are hybrid aios, not true aios- you will need extra absorbancy, but that's what the pocket is there for. But this means that drying time isn't as rediculous as it would be with a true aio). I have had no leaks at all with these ever, and my lo is a VERY heavy wetter that has leaked in most everything else, so that's a total thumbs up also. I use to have to use gerber vinyl covers over a fitted with 2 microfiber inserts at night since my lo is such a heavy wetter (this was at under a year old also). I stuff these with a full microfiber for night time use and that takes care of the absorbancy issue and no leaks ever. Also, I have had no problem with smell with these when following normal AIO precautions against ammonia build up.

I also wanted to add after setting up a review page for these in the cafemom Cloth Diapering Mamas group we have noticed that these work great those with chubby los with no real complaints, for those with skinny los they don't fit well and leak often in the older version of the aios, but the newer ones seem to fit both skinny and chubby well.

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While these are cheap and easy to get, they are more problematic

When my youngest was born, I was interested in trying cloth diapers.. my main reasoning was anti-chemicals and environmental and not so much budget.

I was gifted a pack of...Read complete review

When my youngest was born, I was interested in trying cloth diapers.. my main reasoning was anti-chemicals and environmental and not so much budget.

I was gifted a pack of these to try out and was excited about them because I was a clean slate as far as cloth diapering experience.

They lasted a couple hours on my son and they did a fair job absorbing- we didn't have leaks with them unless they were left on more than a reasonable time.. so that was good. HOWEVER- every time we'd take them off my son, his butt was red and would be at the beginning stages of forming a rash.

Some will say that the wash routine was to blame.. or some other reason. I would beg to differ. After giving these diapers many, many chances I just had to give up- I didn't want to put my son in any more discomfort.

What I found to be the reason for him getting rashes is that the interior fabric did not do a good job wicking away the moisture from his skin. There are plenty of other diapers that will do this, but the fabric used in this diaper did not and so it was like a wet pee rag was sitting on his bum for 2-4hrs straight.. causing the redness and discomfort.

I've had plenty of other diapers since then, from different brands, and they do a great job. Find something else and don't settle on these Kushies because you can get them at a box store and/or are cheap. The likely discomfort and redness your baby may have to endure is just not worth the convenience and savings in my opinion!

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While these are cheap and easy to get, they are more problematic

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from Round Lake, IL

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

When my youngest was born, I was interested in trying cloth diapers.. my main reasoning was anti-chemicals and environmental and not so much budget.

I was gifted a pack of these to try out and was excited about them because I was a clean slate as far as cloth diapering experience.

They lasted a couple hours on my son and they did a fair job absorbing- we didn't have leaks with them unless they were left on more than a reasonable time.. so that was good. HOWEVER- every time we'd take them off my son, his butt was red and would be at the beginning stages of forming a rash.

Some will say that the wash routine was to blame.. or some other reason. I would beg to differ. After giving these diapers many, many chances I just had to give up- I didn't want to put my son in any more discomfort.

What I found to be the reason for him getting rashes is that the interior fabric did not do a good job wicking away the moisture from his skin. There are plenty of other diapers that will do this, but the fabric used in this diaper did not and so it was like a wet pee rag was sitting on his bum for 2-4hrs straight.. causing the redness and discomfort.

I've had plenty of other diapers since then, from different brands, and they do a great job. Find something else and don't settle on these Kushies because you can get them at a box store and/or are cheap. The likely discomfort and redness your baby may have to endure is just not worth the convenience and savings in my opinion!

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4.0

Good starter cloth diaper!

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from Okabena, MN

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

This is an excellant starter cloth diaper.  If your not sure if you want to cloth diaper and do not want to spend a lot of money on them, or if your not sure AIO's are for you.  This would be a great one to try.  They are simple and easy to use, but do take long to dry since they are an AIO.  We have 5 and they have held up well to repeated washing and have been used in a large rotation for about 2 years.

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3.0

not bad for the price but there are better diapers

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from Jacksonville, NC

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

great price for AIO cloth diapers but the kushies fit leaves somethng to be desired... they are also a bit bulky.the 10-22 lb ones are huge on my 13.5 lb baby boy and the 22-45 lb ones are tight on my 35 lb girl. still better then traditional cloth but I like happy heiny's or fuzzi bunz fit better

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5.0

great price, holds up amazingly

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from Columbia, MO

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

I have 6 of the all in one kushies toddler size clopth diapers. I bought 5 of these used in wonderful shape from a mom off cafemom who used them for about 10 months for her little one. When I got them I would have believed her if she told me she never used them, they looked like new. I've used them for 7 months now and they still look and work like new. I've bought one more new and you can't see any visable difference between it and the five used, not is there any discernable usable difference. I have no doubt these will still be in excellent shape and and used on the next baby.

Since other reviewers have done a mix of reviewing the brand (Kushies) and the diaper type (All-In-One) I will do the same: I don't perfer all-in-ones because as other reviewers have noted any brand all-in-ones take forever to dry and the fit can be compromised depending on how they are shaped compared to how your lo is shaped. Also like any AIO diaper whatever the brand you have to take precautions to keep the ammonia from building up in the layers and depending on your water type this might be harder (if you have hard water add a cap of washing soda to the wash will help with this issue tremendously) Also if you use vinegar when washing or rinsing you are going to end up with leaks because acetic acid compromises the waterproof layer and the elastic (this might be what caused some reviewers to have issues with them 'falling apart'.

On to points about this particular brand:

These fit my lo perfectly and Tristian is not bothered by these and does not try to take them off (like he does some brands of diapers), so that is wonderful. I really really like that they have it so you just fold the velcro tabs over to connect to the area right next to them to protect the velcro while laundering. I also really like that they have a pocket type design for when you are wanting to add padding for absorbancy, that makes the fit much better when doubling and make it easy to add more absorbancy (side note, these are hybrid aios, not true aios- you will need extra absorbancy, but that's what the pocket is there for. But this means that drying time isn't as rediculous as it would be with a true aio). I have had no leaks at all with these ever, and my lo is a VERY heavy wetter that has leaked in most everything else, so that's a total thumbs up also. I use to have to use gerber vinyl covers over a fitted with 2 microfiber inserts at night since my lo is such a heavy wetter (this was at under a year old also). I stuff these with a full microfiber for night time use and that takes care of the absorbancy issue and no leaks ever. Also, I have had no problem with smell with these when following normal AIO precautions against ammonia build up.

I also wanted to add after setting up a review page for these in the cafemom Cloth Diapering Mamas group we have noticed that these work great those with chubby los with no real complaints, for those with skinny los they don't fit well and leak often in the older version of the aios, but the newer ones seem to fit both skinny and chubby well.

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4.0

Love these!

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from Cedar Park, TX

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

We started cloth diapering when my son was 2 months old, after experiencing major blow outs with disposables. We started with some hybrid systems, but when we found a good deal on Kushies all in ones, we decided to try them. I am so glad we did! Even my husband finds these easy to use, which is very important to me, because I was ending up with all of the diapering duties, just because he was getting frustrated with covers and inserts.

These are really easy to put on, they function just like disposables. Also, with a diaper sprayer, we have no trouble at all cleaning any messes off the diapers. They are absorbent enough to only need to change every few hours around the house, and if we are going out, I throw a doubler in them, and they last a long time! We liked these so much we ordered more of them.

No one has had a problem putting these on my son, which was important after I picked him up in a backwards diaper once. These are holding up well to laundering, my only issue is that the laundry tabs come undone in the wash so the diapers are all stuck in a chain to one another after the wash. Overall, i think these are a great value and I will be orderin more in the toddler size!

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1.0

Cheap, but not good quality

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from Ludlow, MA

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When I first decided to cloth diaper my son, these were the first diapers I bought. Unfortunately they almost made me change my mind. They are thick, and crunchy feeling. I couldn't get a good fit on my skinny boy and they leaked almost every time he peed. The velcro was rough feeling and the washing tabs didn't stay hooked together resulting in a huge chain of diapers coming out of the dryer. My son looked uncomfortable in them because they were just so bulky, and he wasn't used to that having worn disposables for the first 8 months of his life. These diapers took forever to dry, at least 2 full trips through the dryer. I couldn't get a good fit on him, which resulted in lots of leaks. I was very unhappy with these diapers and almost decided to stick with disposables. Thankfully I was advised about some other brands of cloth diapers that cost a bit more, but worked so much better. I was able to sell these diapers and moved on to some much nicer diapers.

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4.0

good subsitute

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from Henderson, NC

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

i bought these after doing research on cloth diapers and i am pretty much satisified with them. but i do recommend these for older babies. my son is two and still uses them because i am having a though time potty training him. i also would not recommend these for overnights but pretty much i am happy with these since i also use disposable diapers. these saves me a whol bunch of money and i think they are priced pretty well (i.e i also purchased a different brand of cloth diapers which were two times the price of these and i like these better) i also bought the lining for these which makes it pretty much easy to use, no mess. they are easy to maintain. i put it in the washer and dryer and havent had any problems with them . i've been using these for over a yar now and they are still in good condition . To my surprise the velcro is also still in great condition. i am pretty much happy with these diapers.

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3.0

beginners diaper, before you discover the really great fun ones!

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from Hartfordt, MI

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

Kushies was one of the first cloth diapers I used that didn't involve safety pins. I thought it was the most wonderful diaper ever made! It was waterproof (most of the time), It velcrod on making diaper changes quick and easy with a wriggly baby (and came off just as easy when said wriggly baby grabbed it) All in all Kushies pretty much works like a disposable paper diaper. Since then I have tried many brands of all in one cloth diapers and sadly discovered that kushies are not the best. They are pretty good, still a good starter diaper, and the price has always been very reasonable. The fit is not as custom or easy to adjust as I like, the absorbency is definitly limited and there is no stay dry layer touching the baby. This of course could be a plus to potty trainers who need to feel the wet. I would reccomend Kushies diapers to a parent who wants to try cloth diapering with out spending too much to start with. When you fall in love with using cloth you can move on to the more Wonderful fluff!!

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4.0

Worth the money, great way to round out a diaper stash!

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from Howell, NJ

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

Overall I think Kushies diapers get a bum (pun totally intended) wrap in the cloth diaper world. I have had several of these in my diaper rotation since my son was born over a year ago and they have held up to washing and drying wonderfully. I can't say that I have never had a leak when using them, but I can say that it happens rarely and they are great, cost effective way to have some extra diapers on hand for wash day or for someone who is just starting out and does not have the funds to get a large amount of the more expensive diapers. The only real down side I have seen to these diapers is that they get very crunchy and stiff if you only line dry them, but to save on energy I always line dry them first and then give them a quick tumble in the dryer and they are soft and ready to go again. Also, Kushies has EXCELLENT customer service, when I had an issue with one of my diaper covers they quickly shipped me a new one to replace the faulty one and did not ask me to pay shipping or send them the faulty cover first! They where so nice, quick and professional!

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3.0

adequate, great price

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from Honolulu, HI

Comments about Kushies Infant Cloth Diapers Diapers:

I bought these cloth diapers for the great value, but wish that I'd spent a little more and gotten something of a bit better quality.  The diapers take a long time to dry - more than one dryer cycle.  We've had lots of problems with the pul wicking at the leg openings.  The velcro didn't hold up very well either.  The thick velcro tabs seemed to always be catching on something, and as my little one got older, these were among the easiest ones for him to get undone.  They are much bulkier than most of the diapers that we've tried, without any added absorbency.  We've continued to use the diapers - they aren't horrible, but they are definitely the last ones we use before we have to do laundry.  For someone on a very tight budget, they would be adequate, but dont have any of the extra bells and whistles on many of the modern cloth diapers.  I do like the cute prints that they come in, and the inner flap makes it possible to customize absorbency a bit.  

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