I like cotton as well, it works fine for us - for my 3 week old i am using a mix of AIOs (bg xs, bambootys, lil joeys etc) and some xs cotton sandies. I really like the sandies, although they do seem rather thin so I tend to boost them with a bamboo booster. But they fit great, there's no chance of leaks unlike with the AIOs, and I picked them up very cheaply from ebay etc. Boosted, they last really well on my daughter, she is not a heavy wetter though. She even ended up having a boosted sandies on overnight last night for almost 6 hours, the bamboo booster caught & held a good amount of wee so the whole nappy was not saturated as I was expecting.
I find the bumgenius xs the least absorbant of all the nappies I have, it doesn't take much wee at all so I'm glad i don;t have a heavy wetter! However they are so convenient and dry super quickly, so it doesn't really matter too much, also they can be boosted with a small bamboo booster as well which makes a massive difference. I also have 1 cotton terry diddy diaper & wish I had more, as it seems to last really well & I don't even boost it as that makes it a bit bulky. They are nice & cheap too.
My SIL used only cotton nappies (the old totsbots) on her 2 kids until they were potty trained, she was quite happy with cotton, although I think she had to boost them more for the younger child who was a heavier wetter.
justme123 wrote:Actually I'm going to stick my neck out here and say I'm not convinced bamboo is much more absorbent than cotton. I currently use both bamboo and cotton little lambs and totsbots fitteds on dd and I don't notice any difference at all in how long they last. Both will go 2-3 hrs unboosted (well with the sewn in booster) and 3-4 hrs with an extra EP hemp booster.
Hmm this is very interesting, you could be right, I always just assume bamboo is way more absorbant as that's what you get told, but atm I am finding cotton just as effective - I am using the LL bamboo boosters instead of cotton ones (i have both) as the bamboo is much slimmer which means it doesn't make the nappy too bulky.