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I am pleased to say Sophie is officially a "big girl" and is totally potty trained. I don't know whether to be happy or sad about this fact. We won't be having any more children, and my little girl is no longer a baby. Xander isn't too far behind her. But for now, my little man is still wearing diapers. He has absolutely no interest in potty training just yet. He'll get there when he's ready.
In our home, we use both cloth and disposable diapers. I love cloth, but sometimes we rely on disposables, especially overnight, when traveling, or when the kids are with a sitter. (Most of the sitters we know are not too enthusiastic about trying cloth diapers for some reason.)
One thing I am really loving are hybrid diaper systems. They allow us to cloth diaper, but also give the convenience of disposables when desired. Really, these systems are the best of both worlds because they're so incredibly versatile. They make this fluff loving mama happy, and are also less intimidating than cloth for the sitter.
Recently, I got a chance to check out the Flip Hybrid Diaper System by Cotton Babies, the makers of bumGenius diapers. This system included 4 Flip cloth diaper covers, a package of disposable inserts, and six Stay-Dry cloth inserts.
Flip diaper covers come in many of the same colors and prints offered in the bumGenius line, which is something I absolutely love. We received some very neutral covers in Noodle and Grasshopper. (At least I think it's Grasshopper. This is a very light, muted shade of green.)
These covers come in either snap or aplix closure, and have a snap-down adjustable rise. This makes these diapers a great fit for the smallest of babies all the way to potty-training. The waist area has quite a bit of stretch as do the leg gussets, so you're sure to get the perfect fit, even as your baby grows.
The interior of the Flip diaper cover is lined with a waterproof PUL material, and has a couple of openings at the front and rear to keep your inserts in place. Keep in mind, like with any cloth diapers, you will want to prep these first, and avoid using rash creams if possible. (There are some great cloth-friendly creams available, such as CJ's BUTTer or Grandma El's.)
Here is the Flip diaper cover with a disposable insert inside. The disposable inserts are quite long, but can be folded down to fit the diaper. You can fold toward the back if you have a girl, since that's where girls tend to wet. Or you can fold at the front to give added protection to little boys.
The Stay-Dry cloth inserts are also quite long, but do have a fold-down system that is conveniently marked with small, medium and large. This should be used accordingly to the rise settings that are right for your baby.
Here is the Flip diaper cover with a Stay-Dry insert tucked into it. Always be sure to put the microfiber (fuzzy) side down, as it can be irritating to baby's skin when in direct contact. These inserts are double sided, so the smooth, soft, cottony side is the one that should come into contact with baby's delicate skin.
Our Thoughts About The Flip Hybrid System :
We have found the Flip Hybrid Diaper System very easy to use. It's very user-friendly, even for those who may not be familiar with cloth diapers. We were able to easily find the perfect size for our 2 year old son, and the diaper remained snug and secure, even as he ran around, jumped, climbed and played. The aplix closure is also very sturdy, and doesn't come undone on its own.
The Flip also isn't too horribly bulky, and fits well under Xander's clothing. This is always a plus, since we've had issues with "fluff-butts" and pants getting along in the past.
We have used both the disposable inserts and Stay-Dry inserts. For nighttime, the Stay-Dry inserts are incredibly absorbent, even when exposed to heavy wetting. The disposable inserts are better for the day, in my opinion.
The only thing I didn't like about the disposable inserts is the fact that it did bunch-up a little on a few occasions, which caused the inside of the diaper cover to get covered in poop. Sure, we were able to rinse it off no problem, but this happened while we were running errands, so it wasn't very pleasant to the other patrons to see me rinse off a diaper cover. This could have been completely avoided if my husband had packed a spare cover. (He always seems to forget something!)
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Flip Hybrid Diaper System to anyone looking for a very convenient, easy to use diapering system. It's very versatile, and these are the high quality you'd expect from Cotton Babies. We haven't had any leaks, and these diapers are versatile enough to please even my cloth-hating babysitters!
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