Well this is the last of my diaper cover reviews. It has been quite some time since I posted. I've been avoiding my blog due to life. I love all my children. Learning to live with 5 has been an adjustment. A new schedule always pops out, it is just this time, it has taken a little bit more time. Also, I haven't been around because I'm a bit lazy. Putting my brain to work so my words sound somewhat reasonable, shooting and editing pictures (because I love pics) and using naptime to the fullest are just too taxing at time. Yup, I'm lazy. But that is beside the point.
My first experience with PUL was when I had some extra money and bought some Thirsties covers on Amazon.com. I loved the fact that I could just fold a prefold newspaper style and lay it in. Number 1 were easy, just dump out the wet prefold, pat dry and add another. Number 2 was easy as well, but Rockbiter was a bit messy with that, so I just got another cover for him at that time. I loved the leg gussets, since even with the wool covers Rockbiter had horrible leakage around the legs. These were really cost efficient for me. Unfortunately, I only got two at the time.
They were very easy to wash. Drying was a snap. I didn't even have to put them in the dryer, just hang them on a hanger. There was some staining, but that could be sunned out if necessary. I didn't mind the stains, no one could really see them.
I had also bought a Bum Genius 3.0 at the same time as the covers. This is a one sized pocket diaper with a microfiber insert. Rockbiter didn't do too well with this as he got too hot. Princess uses this diaper quite often. My only complaint is that it didn't fit Rockbiter after 9 months. He has a longer rise than that diaper. I love the stay dry suedecloth (I think it is suedecloth, I may be wrong) inside. It really does shake off the Number 2 away quite easily. I don't even take the insert out anymore when I wash it, it usually just shakes out in the wash for me.
For Princess, I wanted to get away from the bulk and uncertainty of fleece covers and I knew that I wouldn't really have the time or energy to work with wool again (also price came into play here). So I sewed my own PUL Covers incorporating what I liked about the ones I had with the ones I've seen online. That may become a tutorial one day, we'll see.
I absolutely love my PUL Covers. They are very breathable. They are easy to clean and a snap to dry. My little girl doesn't have a skin problem with them. I love that PUL has become more available to home hobbyists as well. If your baby doesn't have a polyester allergy, then I highly recommend this type of diaper cover.