A few weeks ago, Sammy started soaking through his diapers in a record amount of time. I was at a loss, but I knew one thing for sure--I was getting really tired of mopping pee off of the floor several times a day. I was getting so desperate for a solution that I almost resorted to disposables, but Sammy managed to flood through those in less than a half an hour (surely that has to be a record of some sort). I talked to a few cloth-diapering friends who informed me that my beloved Fuzzi Bunz tend to max out once the wearer nears thirty pounds. Crap. Now what? I had a few fitteds and prefolds left over from Sammy's old night-time routine so I tried a few different combos and struck gold with the following:
I've had to buy some additional components like more fitteds and covers, but I've gotten really lucky on eBay and Spot's Corner, so it hasn't been too expensive (contrary to what Captain Husband thinks); I also just ordered some wool wrap covers by Imse Vimse in the hopes that they will make this new system even more awesome. Sammy can now go about an hour and a half to two hours between changes, as opposed to once every 30 minutes when he was in his Fuzzi Bunz (and a hemp doubler--my kid has the bladder of a race horse).
The only downfall to my new super soaker combination is that it's a bit bulky and I may have to size up Sammy's shorts to 4T just so I can pull them over his giant butt. He may look a little funny with that big bottom of his, but anything is better than dealing with the constant diaper changes and whatnot. Since I've made the switch I've managed to cut way back on the amount of laundry I had to do thanks to all of Sammy's leaks.