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4.3

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Best decission I made as a new mom.

In the spring of 2006 I began my search for the perfect cloth diaper.  Well, perfect for me anyhow.  I researched several reputable companies and kept going back to Mother Ease. ...Read complete review

In the spring of 2006 I began my search for the perfect cloth diaper.  Well, perfect for me anyhow.  I researched several reputable companies and kept going back to Mother Ease.  I particularly enjoyed the forum and found alot of "repeat" posters on their forum.  These women were knowledable and willing to help those new to cloth diapering or Mother Ease.  Mostly due to cost I chose the OS.  It took me an hour of being on the forum to understand that OS meant the "one size" dipaers.  I was green, not even a mom yet and really trusted what the forum posts said.  I chose the air flow covers to go with my OS.  My daughter was 2 months old when I started using them.  The idea of the OS is that the child can wear them from the time they are an infant to the time they are potty trained.  These diapers are HUGE on a 2 month old.  This did not bother me.  The idea was to save my family money and that's what I was doing!  They worked great day and night.  My first daughter wore them to 26 months and my second daughter to 24 months.  I did not experience abnormal leaking during the day or night.  I found them to be more trust worthy than disposable diapers.  My children did not suffer from diaper rash very often, though during the souther summer heat we had some flare-ups.  I dry-pailed the diapers and washed every 2-3 days.  I only used clothe at home (that's where I am 80% of the time though) so those who use them 100% of the time probably wash more often. 

I did experience build-up on the diapers and would go through a process of "stripping" the diapers.  This process removes all excess detergent build-up and takes the smell away.  I was probably using too much detergent, drying them in the dryer too much and not putting in the sun often enough.

Clothe diapers aren't as "cute" as disposable.  My children wore larger clothes at home to accomodate the size of their rear.  If you are willing to put a little effort in to washing them and learn to appreciate their larger cloth diaper rump go for it. 

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Great for most, but not the best out there

A friend reccomended these when I was pregnant, so we bought a full set of 24 diapers, 12 liners, and covers on craigslist for about 80% of retail - they were brand new...Read complete review

A friend reccomended these when I was pregnant, so we bought a full set of 24 diapers, 12 liners, and covers on craigslist for about 80% of retail - they were brand new organic cotton so we thought we were getting a great deal.

Eh.  Maybe not.  My son did well in the diapers from about 14 lbs.  But not newborn.  They were waay too big and we used prefolds until they fit.  The covers never really fit him well.  They were snug on the legs at the loosest setting and too big on the belly at the tightest.  They leaked and were bulky looking.  So we used them with Thirsties covers and loved the combination until he was about 7-8 months old and was crawling a lot, standing, etc.

Once he got moving, the covers didn't work well so we had to find new ones.  The Mother-Ease covers didn't work still but we found some that did.  However, the diapers don't fit well under any of the covers we tried and eventually, we had to more or less give up on them.

Recently, we started using them more as "training pants" kind of around the hose, with no cover, and while he is only 26 lbs and 32 inches (15 months), he can yank them off no matter how tight they are without even unsnapping them.  The front of the diaper falls down on the sides under where they are snapped  as soon as he moves.

We have switched to mostly using prefolds and I like them better.  I do think these are a great diaper and I look forward to using them in the early months of our next children, but I don't think they would hold up through more than one child.  They are already fraying around the edges and have not been used for more than a total of about 8 months overall.  The prefolds are not as bulky and notany more difficult to put on a wiggley toddler.  I kind of wish we had gone with all prefolds from the start actually.

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3.0

Sturdy Fitted Diaper

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from Holland, MI

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

Mother-Ease One Size Diapers are a basic fitted diaper.  I am a cloth diapering mama of three girls, and have cloth diapered for several years now, so here is my two cents.  ;)  I found the Mother-Ease One SIze diapers to be way too big for a newborn or tiny baby.  They are just too wide to fit on a little one.  They worked well on my girls when they were in a medium sized diaper.  At that point however, I just found them to not be quite absorbent enough.

Mother-Ease does sell a doubler that you can add to this diaper.  I did find it necessary to add that doubler every time.  I really liked this diaper for using under cute wool pants.  The diaper wears well over time and seemed to be well made.  I appreciate that this diaper is going to last for some time.  

I just didn't end up choosing this diaper much.  In the beginning it was too big.  Another issue is that it does not have elastic around the legs, so that made is hard to contain that newborn breastfed baby poop that likes to leak everywhere.  Around the medium stage it was ok, but then like I said later on we needed more absorbency.

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4.0

Mother-ease is a good cloth diaper

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from Discovery Bay, CA

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

I have used Mother-ease one size diapers, part time, on three of my kids. The diapers have just began to show some wear and tear on the 3rd baby. But they are still definitely usable. I think they work great and are good quality. The mother-ease covers however were too tight on my child's thighs. The elastic that goes around the legs is too small, although she is within the weight guidelines. It would leave red marks, so we were unable to use them. However, I use these with other diaper covers and they work great! I love the snaps and how they fit newborns all the way up to toddlers. Then you can use them as training pants (without covers). The snap on pad (for night time coverage or when you just need the extra coverage) is also very convenient. The diaper is soft and much easier on my baby's skin than disposable. Although they are a little bulky, I would highly recommend these diapers to my friends.

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5.0

Buying Motherease One-Size was the best pre-baby decision I made

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from Waukegan, IL

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

Before my first child was born I made the decision that I wanted to use cloth diapers. I started doing some research and discovered that there were WAY more choices out there than I knew what to do with. So I started narrowing down my search. I crossed off prefolds because I didn't want to deal with pins or snappis. I didn't really understand how pocket diapers worked (they looked so messy), so I eliminated those options as well. All-in-ones were appealing, but so very pricey. The cost of diapers was one of the reasons I was looking into cloth diapers, so I wanted to avoid spending a fortune.

I settled on Motherease One-Size diapers and ordered a sample pack. When they arrived I really liked what I saw, and so ordered enough to use as my only diaper...before my son was even born. Looking back, I think I was really lucky that I have been so pleased with them, since I knew so little when I started.

The best features of these are that they really do work for most sized kids. No need to buy another size as they grow, although you do need to purchase larger sizes of covers. For the first month or so, depending on the size of your baby, I'd use disposables, although, mostly just for the convenience of not having to do laundry in the newborn, sleep-deprived stage of parenthood.

Personally I have used the same diapers on a 6 pounder all the way up to potty training my 32 pounder. I now have three kids, two currently in diapers, and have used the same set I originally bought the entire time. That said, I'm not sure they could last through another child. After four years of continuous use they are decidedly less absorbant than when I purchased them new. I'm not sure there is any product that could do better though.

Another thing I like about these particular diapers is that they use snaps instead of velcro. Velcro can stick to other clothing and cause snags, plus it is easy for a little one to undo. The snaps stay snapped and I have never had one rip out.

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5.0

Love, love my Mother-ease one size fits all

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from Marysville, WA

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

I have used the Mother-Ease one size fits all for 5 years now, and I have my same set I started with!  They are starting to show their wear but I think that they will last until my third kiddo is potty trained.  They have seen pretty constant use through their life-span too!  They wash easily and sun bleach very well!  They are soft and very easy to put on.  With their snaps, they aren't any more difficult than a disposable diaper!  Imagine the cost savings, help for the enviroment and lack of chemicals on your babys tooshie with this simple product! 

I have used them on my 2 month old and 2 year old at the same time.  I love only having to pack one size of diapers in the diaper bag, and only one size to wash and sort too!  I did try them on my newborns but they aren't quite small enough for that , I think they would have worked but they didn't look too comfy!  Mother-ease did have another product that worked great for that though.  

I have had MUCH better luck with this diaper holding in the young baby blow-out type poop than with any brand of disposables!

Mother-Ease staff as super helpful, they have responded very quickly each time I have had a question.

 

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5.0

Great fitted diaper!

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from Knoxville, TN

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

I bought a set of Mother-ease fitted diapers and covers from another mom who recommended them highly.  I didn't start using them until my daughter was about six months old--they were way too big to fit her until then.  That is one drawback of these diapers--They are very wide, so there is simply too much fabric to fit well between a small baby's legs.  As soon as she grew into them and we started using them in our regular diaper circulation,  they became one of my favorite diapers for regular use.  I always use them when I don't have any more clean pocket diapers, before going to my prefolds.  They are very generously sized.  My almost-one-year-old still fits in the smallest snap setting.  I can definitely see using these diapers until she is potty trained.  I just find them so much easier to use than a prefold with a snappi, especially on a wiggly baby who has no time for diaper changes!

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4.0

Best decission I made as a new mom.

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from Clarksville, TN

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

In the spring of 2006 I began my search for the perfect cloth diaper.  Well, perfect for me anyhow.  I researched several reputable companies and kept going back to Mother Ease.  I particularly enjoyed the forum and found alot of "repeat" posters on their forum.  These women were knowledable and willing to help those new to cloth diapering or Mother Ease.  Mostly due to cost I chose the OS.  It took me an hour of being on the forum to understand that OS meant the "one size" dipaers.  I was green, not even a mom yet and really trusted what the forum posts said.  I chose the air flow covers to go with my OS.  My daughter was 2 months old when I started using them.  The idea of the OS is that the child can wear them from the time they are an infant to the time they are potty trained.  These diapers are HUGE on a 2 month old.  This did not bother me.  The idea was to save my family money and that's what I was doing!  They worked great day and night.  My first daughter wore them to 26 months and my second daughter to 24 months.  I did not experience abnormal leaking during the day or night.  I found them to be more trust worthy than disposable diapers.  My children did not suffer from diaper rash very often, though during the souther summer heat we had some flare-ups.  I dry-pailed the diapers and washed every 2-3 days.  I only used clothe at home (that's where I am 80% of the time though) so those who use them 100% of the time probably wash more often. 

I did experience build-up on the diapers and would go through a process of "stripping" the diapers.  This process removes all excess detergent build-up and takes the smell away.  I was probably using too much detergent, drying them in the dryer too much and not putting in the sun often enough.

Clothe diapers aren't as "cute" as disposable.  My children wore larger clothes at home to accomodate the size of their rear.  If you are willing to put a little effort in to washing them and learn to appreciate their larger cloth diaper rump go for it. 

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3.0

A decent diaper; works well with ME cover

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from Waxhaw, NC

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

So, I'm totally and completely in love with the Mother-Ease air-flow covers, but the one-size diapers? Not so much. Yes, they do their job- absorb pee and hold in poo, but they just do an average job, not an amazing one. With the covers being so amazing, and their looks being deceiving, I assumed the diaper would be, too. But alas, it really doesn't hold THAT much pee before it's full, and it has some size and fit issues, too.

Mother-Ease calls this a One Size diaper, but it really isn't. (Actually, very few OS diapers are, in fact, OS, but still...) It's very wide across the bum, which is great for roly-poly babies, but not slender ones. Even though you can fold down the rise to make it smaller, there is no way it can end up small enough for a new (or new-ish) baby. 

Even though the diaper fit is relatively trim, without the air-flow cover on top, it's actually a rather bulky diaper.

I've heard that ME now makes snap in soakers, so I imagine those would help with the aborbancy issues.

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3.0

Great for most, but not the best out there

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from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

A friend reccomended these when I was pregnant, so we bought a full set of 24 diapers, 12 liners, and covers on craigslist for about 80% of retail - they were brand new organic cotton so we thought we were getting a great deal.

Eh.  Maybe not.  My son did well in the diapers from about 14 lbs.  But not newborn.  They were waay too big and we used prefolds until they fit.  The covers never really fit him well.  They were snug on the legs at the loosest setting and too big on the belly at the tightest.  They leaked and were bulky looking.  So we used them with Thirsties covers and loved the combination until he was about 7-8 months old and was crawling a lot, standing, etc.

Once he got moving, the covers didn't work well so we had to find new ones.  The Mother-Ease covers didn't work still but we found some that did.  However, the diapers don't fit well under any of the covers we tried and eventually, we had to more or less give up on them.

Recently, we started using them more as "training pants" kind of around the hose, with no cover, and while he is only 26 lbs and 32 inches (15 months), he can yank them off no matter how tight they are without even unsnapping them.  The front of the diaper falls down on the sides under where they are snapped  as soon as he moves.

We have switched to mostly using prefolds and I like them better.  I do think these are a great diaper and I look forward to using them in the early months of our next children, but I don't think they would hold up through more than one child.  They are already fraying around the edges and have not been used for more than a total of about 8 months overall.  The prefolds are not as bulky and notany more difficult to put on a wiggley toddler.  I kind of wish we had gone with all prefolds from the start actually.

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4.0

Easy cloth diapers, simple and absorbant

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from Vista, CA

Comments about Mother-ease One Size Diapers:

These diapers are great! They are affordable and last forever. Nothing fancy here though- just a very good basic cloth diaper to be used with a cover. We used wool covers over ours and never had leak issues or rashes. Motherease is a brand to trust! We had fun dying ours different colors! These are simple durable diapers- excellent for the price! They are not as soft as others, but fit very well around the legs and are keepers! We will be storing ours to use in the near future if we are blessed with another baby. I love the "old school" way about these diapers- you don't need pins though! They have very sturdy snaps that wash and wear perfectly! We ended up preferring snaps to velcro because they wash better and eventually those little ones figure out how to undo the velcro. Motherease diapers are wonderful for anyone who is dedicated to cloth diapering- they will last you through the toddler years!

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5.0

Best diapers I've used by far!

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from Fargo, ND

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 I LOVE the fact that these diapers are uber-sensitive, which is very important for a mom of an excema baby.  And I LOVE the fact that they're eco-friendly.  I use mainly the MotherEase One-size, but like disposables for when we go out and about or on road trips or just for a change of pace...  These diapers did well with leakage.  Never had a blowout with these cloth diapers.  I love that they have One-Size in Stay Dry, Original Cotton, Bamboo, and Organic Cotton (of which we have the first three).  My favorites are the bamboo diapers as they're so much softer than the first two.  Any/all of these diapers have done well with my little one, though.  While it costs more up front than disposables, these diapers last so much longer (I've heard up to three kids into the toddler years) that they'll become cost-effective within the first year.  It is extra laundry to be done, but with a breastfed baby, it's just throwing in one more load and line-drying them to take out the stains.  However, you buy the diapers all up front, so it's less trips to the store to buy disposable diapers.  I would definitely refer these diapers to another parent interested in saving money and saving the environment.

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