Bum E Kins Review and Giveaway

March 22, 2013

Covers/Wool, Recommended, Reviews, WAHMs

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guest post by Mandy Mooneyham

Do you love fitteds, prefolds, or flat diapers?  There are tons of reasons to chose these types of diapers, but most mamas need covers, especially for night.  The options run from PUL to breathable wool and fleece.  Love cute fluff?  Are you on a budget?  Then read on!

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Heather Hofmann is a super-mom of five kiddos who started cloth diapering her youngest child in order to save money and eventually started to make her own to save even more.  Friends started asking for them, and she has expanded into a full-fledged business.  She now makes adorable fleece and wool diaper covers out of her home.  She has even started making trainers.  I received a fleece cover for this review, but the opinions are strictly my own.

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As a mom who got into business to save money, she understands pinching pennies, and so makes her covers very affordable.  Bum E Kins covers run from $7-$14 depending on size.  Trainers and wool are $12-16.  She has a large variety of sizes (S-XXL), but if your baby doesn’t fit any of those (mine doesn’t), Heather will happily make a custom size for no additional cost.

So do low-cost fleece covers work?  You bet!!  Because you can order custom sizes, they fit perfectly, eliminating gaps.  Anna is wearing a custom medium.  She is eight months old.

The craftsmanship on these covers is excellent.  Heather finishes these seams like the pro she is.  Even my mom was impressed.  She often asks why Anna isn’t wearing her “cute cover”!  I have to wash it occasionally, Mom! ;)

Prints: Bum E Kins comes in several adorable fleece prints, or you can send your own.  I mean how cute is this polar bear??  You can check out more prints here.

The night time test:  Anna wears fitteds most nights, so we have to use covers.  Did I mention she sleeps with us?  Leaks are not an option.  Heather sews and extra fleece layer into the wet zone for even more protection. We all woke up dry!  I’m not a fan of PUL covers at night.  I want my baby’s bum to breathe.  We have used lots of wool, but wool can be spendy.  Which reminds me, I need to try some Bum E Kins wool stat!

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Bum E Kins are well-made, customizable, affordable, breathable, lightweight, and adorable!  You can’t go wrong!

Have I convinced you yet?  Check out Bum E Kins Facebook page here.

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About Mandy Mooneyham

Mandy is a wife and working mother seeking the perfect balance of personal and professional life. She began cloth diapering on her very first day as a mom and hasn't looked back. Her family is her passion, her purpose is Christ, and she loves discovering the world through travel.

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121 Responses to “Bum E Kins Review and Giveaway”

  1. Ellen Bratzel Says:

    I have used fleece pants from an outfit, but never an official cover… I would love to though! :)

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  2. MicheleC Says:

    I use fleece liners inside my diapers, but haven’t used a fleece cover before.

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  3. Celia H. Says:

    I haven’t used fleece yet, but I haven’t ventured too far into the CD world. I found out by accident though (with my daughters disposable diapers) that her fleece sleepsack prevented leaks from spreading to the sheets. I wouldn’t know her diaper leaked until I was changing her clothes!

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  4. Rachel Says:

    Not yet, but I’d try it!

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  5. Molly Says:

    I’ve never tried fleece before, but I’d love to…

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  6. Jacki Says:

    I love THESE:)

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  7. Suzanne Scripture Says:

    We Haven’t tried fleece yet but we want to!

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  8. Michelle Says:

    No I haven’t, but I sure would love to!

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  9. Loucrecia H. Says:

    Would love to try one! My daughter is about to turn one & we occasionally have a leak at night. Hopefully it won’t be long before she is sharing a bed with our older daughter, so leaks will not be an option. Also, possibly for times when we’re traveling or out for a while.

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  10. Adrienne Alldaffer Says:

    Being an avid follower of your work, & was so excited to also find you had a blog (tho i get behind on reading posts!) I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve never tried wool or fleece….I’ve been intimidated by the washing & cost of wool…course I’m only on LO #1 @ 9months old….

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  11. Shae Says:

    Oooo, super cute! I would love to try these.

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  12. Andria Says:

    I have used fleece but I don’t think they were as high of quality as these covers seems to be. I’d love to try them!

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  13. Sarah Tolle Says:

    I really want to try fleeece!

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  14. kimberly pugliese Says:

    we use fleece over night!

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  15. Katie L Says:

    I have never tried fleece before

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  16. Amy Says:

    I have never used fleece before. I would love to try it!

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  17. Betsy Says:

    Have not tried fleece yet, but really want to try this for a nighttime option!!!

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  18. Ginger G. Says:

    I don’t have any fleece!

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  19. Amanda L Says:

    I have one Chelory AI2 fleece cover and love it (although its bulkier than my other covers), and would love to try one of these!

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  20. Jessica Says:

    I need to try a wool one! Have been trying to crochet my own but it just isn’t working out!!!!

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    • doreen stodolski Says:

      Hello~
      I have to say,,,I just LOVE WOOL,,,,Fleece as well,,but am obsessed W/ Wool. For now my Lil gal(Gr’daut) is compleatley potty Trained @26 mos,,REALLY & @ night , needing No extra protection,,,So I have a BIG Stash of Wool covers,,,& 2 for night time,,,If interested,,,,send me an e-mail, for I am looking for a Good home for my wool which will come clean & lanolized. Let me know how many & will discuss a Great Price for these Much Loved Customes Wool Covers.
      Pic’s to follow if interested.
      Doreen <

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  21. Jennifer Perritte Says:

    I’ve never tried fleece but I like wool! Hopefully I’d like fleece! :)

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  22. Missy Says:

    Just bought my first fleece cover. Haven’t tried it yet. Can’t wait to though!

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  23. Chelsea Says:

    I would love to try! We are still on the search for a night time solution

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  24. Julie Keyworth Says:

    I never have tried using fleece as a diaper cover, but I would certainly be willing to try!!

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  25. Melanie Says:

    This is Mandy’s mom. I am NOT a fan of wool, but I love the fleece covers. They are lightweight, fun to use, and get the job done!

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  26. Rachel B Says:

    I have been scared to use just a fleece cover, after seeing how well fleece pajamas wicked one night when we had a diaper fail.

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  27. Nicole Bear Says:

    I have never used fleece, since I only have one fitted and the rest are pockets or AI2s. But I am looking into getting a few more fitteds so I would love to try a fleece cover.

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  28. Terri Moore Says:

    This would be for my daughter who uses cloth diaper on her baby girl. She loves wool so I’m sure would like the fleece just as much!

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  29. marya mann Says:

    No I haven’t yet but would love to try :-)

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  30. Judith Martinez Says:

    I actually just used fleece last night over a fitted. I have several pull on covers I made from some hideous fleece vests someone gave me. Now that I have snap pliers I’m planning on making some snap on ones out of my stash of fleece!

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  31. Laura Says:

    Have not tried fleece yet! :)

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  32. Jessica O Says:

    I have 1 fleece soaker that is still a little big for my daughter but I have heard great things and need help with nighttime diapering so this would be awesome!

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  33. Sarh S Says:

    We have not tried fleece covers yet!

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  34. Shawn S Says:

    I have not tried fleece yet but after reading the review I very interested

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  35. EliWoods Says:

    No, I haven’t used fleece as a cover . It looks like its a great alternative to those expensive wool covers.

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  36. Anne Perry Says:

    Yes… I love that I can add them to the laundry.

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  37. Carrie Says:

    It would be nice to have a low cost fleece and wool option. I can’t afford a lot for covers!

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  38. Lori Says:

    I have 2 fleece covers, but haven’t used them much. I’d love one of the cute affordable Bum E Kins!

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  39. Alysia Says:

    I have never tried fleece, but would love to!

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  40. Shannon Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece yet but I really like our wool covers. I’d like to try them.

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  41. Melissa G. Says:

    I have not yet used a fleece cover. But really want to try one!

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  42. Mary Ann Says:

    We use fleece every night!

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  43. Bonita Says:

    I haven’t used Fleece covers yet. I had some pants, but Little One was too big for them. :-(

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  44. Kristal Says:

    Never used one, would love to try one :) thanks

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  45. Julie B Says:

    I’ve used regular fleece pants, but a trimmer fit and extra fabric in the soaker zone would be great.

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  46. Samantha Says:

    I haven’t but I would love to try one!

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  47. Nicole N. Says:

    Nope, only PUL and wool so far.

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  48. joy renée Says:

    I’ve never used fleece cover! I’ve always wanted to try.

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  49. Vivian Says:

    Nope never tried

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  50. Joana A Says:

    i have one and i love it! i need more!

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  51. Lois Chapo Says:

    I have used a fleece cover at night. I loved our loveybums covers before he got to big for them. I would love another fleece cover :)

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  52. Blair Says:

    I am so interested in trying fitteds and covers on my little heavy wetter!!

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  53. Amye Says:

    I have made some of my own fleece covers and the wet eventually soaks threw during the day. What kind of fleece are these covers? I find fleece to be confusing

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  54. Julie Beveridge Says:

    Had no idea these worked like that!

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  55. Heather B Says:

    These would be fun to try!

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  56. Jenn Says:

    Never tried fleece covers before.

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  57. Brittany Says:

    I use fleece and I love it!

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  58. Nathalie Says:

    I would love to try these covers out :)

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  59. Courtney Says:

    I’ve never tried fleece or wool but it would be great to try both!

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  60. Anna P Says:

    I have never tried fleece, but I would like to!

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  61. Heidi Says:

    I haven’t tried a fleece cover yet, but a few months ago when the boy soaked through his diaper, his fleece jammies saved our sheets!

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  62. Kristen Says:

    I have not used fleece covers, but I would love to try them! I am building my stash right now an I have a few fitteds but no covers yet, as I wasn’t sure what kind to get. These look awesome!

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  63. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} Says:

    Yes! I love using my fleece soaker. It’s the only thing that stops my heavy wetter soaking thru his clothing!

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  64. Gina Says:

    I haven’t used fleece covers but fleece sleepsacks are our “backup” to protecting the sheets!

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  65. Maureen Says:

    I have two Sugar Peas fleece covers that I have used on and off with my first two and now more regularly with my third. It was hard for me to believe, but they really don’t leak. They are bulky, finding Jammie’s to fit over the diaper and cover can be a challenge!

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  66. Amy Says:

    I never have, but would live to try it!

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  67. Kiersten Says:

    I’ve never tried it but would love too!

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  68. Cynthia Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece yet, but would love to!

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  69. Amelia Says:

    Fleece is wonderful, but I haven’t worked up the nerve to use it at night (when we use wool). I’ll have to try it!

    One question about fleece….mine seems to have picked up some stink, which remains even after washing. Any tips on how to eliminate this without having to throw the cover out and start new?

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    • Autumn Beck Says:

      Try soaking. What detergent are you using?

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      • Amelia Says:

        I can try soaking. I just switched to crunchy clean, though I was using Rockin Green. Sometimes, the cover does get thrown in with with a load that I just wash with a natural detergent. I hadn’t thought of that, but that could be a problem… thanks!

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  70. Katie Says:

    Never tried wool and would love the opportunity!!!

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  71. jessica long Says:

    I havent used anything yet I am 3 moths pregnant! I am going to try one that I made!

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  72. Sophia Says:

    This coming June will be my first time cloth diapering and I’d like to try fleece covers.

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  73. Dinika Says:

    I have never tried fleece. Love wool and made some of my own to save on cost too. Would love to try!

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  74. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I’ve used it once or twice but I still prefer wool! :-)

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  75. Pamela Thigpen Says:

    I have 1 fleece cover but would love another.

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  76. Hayley Says:

    I have not used fleece yet, but have only heard great things about it! baby’s due in just a few weeks though! so maybe I will get some later :)

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  77. Martine S. Says:

    Never used fleece, but would love to!

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  78. Natasha Says:

    We have tried both fleece as well as wool for night time. They both kept the wet in very well!

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  79. Ashley Says:

    I’ve never used fleece, but I’m curious.

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  80. Jenny Says:

    No, I never have used fleece. Would like to though! :)

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  81. Kerry Says:

    Sounds interesting… Will check out her site!

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  82. shannon Says:

    I’ve yet to try fleece (didn’t even know it was an option!). Exciting.

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  83. Tonia Says:

    Would love to try fleece covers!

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  84. Patty Comparan Says:

    I’ve never tried fleece but if its thinner than wool and works I’d totally give it a try!

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  85. Christi k Says:

    I haven’t tried yet. Is it like using a wool cover?

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  86. Alexis Bertch Says:

    Never tried it but would love to! Need a nighttime solution!

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  87. cora Says:

    I have tried a couple fleece covers but the two I have do not fit very well on my skinny little ones. I would love to try another kind.

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  88. Andrea Says:

    I’m just learning about fitteds from a friend who cloth diapers and prefers them. I’m building my first stash of cloth diapers for our baby due in August – I’m excited to add this cover to the stash!

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  89. Katrina Says:

    These are so cute! Must think about getting some.

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  90. Julie L. Says:

    I’ve never used fleece as a diaper cover, but it seems to be WAY easier than wool!! I’d love to try it!

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  91. Emily E. Says:

    We’ve only begun our cloth diapering journey (baby is due end of summer), so I’m exploring all my options! I think that fleece sounds great, and I would love to give it a try. I like the idea of wool, but it seems expensive and tricky to maintain. Fleece seems like a great alternative!

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  92. Natalie Says:

    Have yet to try fleece but definitely want to as we use fitteds a lot!

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  93. Jennie Says:

    I’ve never tried one, but I’d love to!

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  94. Amanda C Says:

    I have not tried fleece or wool covers yet but would like to

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  95. Natalie Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece covers… at those awesome prices I will probably have to get one or two for our newbie due in July!

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  96. Dacia Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece or wool but I really want to!

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  97. Amber Says:

    I have never tried fleece before but I would definitely be interested. My littles on the way will sleep with us and leaks arent an option either!!

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  98. Tarah Says:

    Heather is awesome! This one is adorable!

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  99. bethany Says:

    I just ordered my first fitted for night time and would love to try one of these covers!!!!!

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  100. Lisa Says:

    I havne’t ever used fleece but am looking for a breathable option as a cover to go with my fitteds as well. Have to look into these BumEKins. So adorable! Love the fit!

    I wish you might have commented why a traditional sized (S-XL) might not fit and why you would need custom. I use mostly OS diapers, so I wasn’t aware that this sizing could be a problem. Why is that? Thanks!

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  101. Jen B Says:

    I have never used fleece but had just started looking into it earlier this week so this is perfect timing!

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  102. LCT Says:

    only wool, but it is pricey.

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  103. Katrina Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece.

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  104. Ashley H Says:

    I have never ever used fleece!

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  105. Kat Says:

    My baby is due in May, but the friend that convinced me to go the cloth route SWEARS by fleece covers, so I’m anxious to try them!

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  106. Jill Says:

    I have used just fleece type pants when we had a rash issue, letting them dry underneath a ceiling fan (over prefold). It worked pretty well. These look cute!

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  107. April Says:

    I’m brand new to cloth diapering (baby due in May) and posts like this teach me something knew when I thought I kind of maybe almost knew everything :-P Thank you!

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  108. Brittany Says:

    I am so excited to try these!!! We are venturing into the world of fitted dopes with number 3:-) we also co-bed so leak free would be much appreciated;) Would love to win some free fluff!!!!

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  109. Jen Says:

    I keep meaning to try fleece and just haven’t yet.

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  110. Vanessa Says:

    I haven’t tried fleece!

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  111. Mandi McGonagle Says:

    We have a little bit of wool, but never tried fleece.

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  112. Sasha O. Says:

    I’m new to cloth and have not used fleece or wool yet nor fitteds.

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  113. Lisa Says:

    I have never used fleece. I used wool on my now 3 yr old son when BG organic didn’t work for night anymore. I only needed one wool cover and it worked great. It was kissaluv. I would love to try fleece with my daughter due in April.

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  114. Talia Says:

    I have! It’s cheap and water-resistant! A good alternative to spending lots of money you may not have on wool.

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  115. Brandi Powell Says:

    I have not tried fleece yet, but would love to! I use my wool at night and love it, but trying new things is always good.

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  116. Dana Says:

    I tried one I made when ds was little, it was ok.

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  117. Mandi Says:

    Can’t wait to try!! :) well made affordable covers are hard to come by!!

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  118. Rhonda Says:

    I have one fleece cover that I absolutely love! I don’t think I”ve ever had a bad experience with the fleece…well, just one and that was when I accidentally washed it with microfiber inserts, then I simply shaved off the “pills” with a razor. lol.

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