Remember a couple of weeks ago when I stated that the experiment with cloth was beginning? Let me refresh your memory. I was exploring our diapering options when I decided to go with the Fuzzi Bunz. A friend of mine also let me some cloth prefolds. Let me start with those actually.
I am definitely getting some prefolds... as a backup. They work great for a little extra absorbency in the fuzzi bunz overnight. However, trying to get The Boy to sit still long enough to get it on was a challenge. Also, my friend's daughter is smaller than The Boy, so the ones I had to try were to small.
The Fuzzi Bunz, however, are working out great for us! I use them with a hemp insert, which is very absorbent. The snaps are great, because at night when I put in two liners, I can use a snap that makes it a bit larger and less tight on The Boy. They stay on great. They contain the mess. Oh, and because The Boy generally poops just once a day, sometimes twice, I put a Imse Vimse flushable liner in the diaper around his poop time...usually. OK. I forget a lot, but washing/emptying out the poop isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
(The diaper to the left isn't exactly how the new Fuzzi Bunz look. The tabs are bit different and look easier to snap on the new ones.)
The Boy also likes his Fuzzi Bunz (from now on referred to as FB, because I am getting tired of typing that out...no matter how fun it is to say). Unlike the prefolds, he doesn't get antsy while I put them on, and apparently the fuzziness feels good. The dry spots he gets on his butt are cleared up. He's also peed on the training toilet a few times (woo hoo).
My lesson learned? If starting again, I'd do cloth from very early on. It's not as hard or labor intensive as I thought it would be, and I'm happy to dry them on a rack outdoors, so I'm not heating my house with the dryer either.