Softbums Premium PerfectFit AI2: A Review PLUS Contest!

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Oh how I wish I could give one of these diapers to every one of my readers.

To have the word “perfect” in the name of the diaper is no accident.  I love this diaper.

But, my love isn’t enough for you to buy Softbums PerfectFit All-In-Twos for your children.  I’ll give you a breakdown of price, adjustability, containment, trimness, absorbency, and ease of use so that you can see for yourself that Sarah has created a cloth diaper for everyone.

First, in this picture is my beautiful 26 month old daughter Paisley.  Paisley weighs 28lbs, is 35″ tall and her rise is approximately 16″.

She is not a skinny minnie but not a chunky monkey either.

Softbums Premium PerfectFit All In Two

Price: Basic Pack includes cover, 3 snap in inserts- $48.50.  That breaks down to about $17 for a one-size AI2 diaper.  An extremely economical cloth diapering system.

Adjustability: fits thighs from 2″ to 16″.  Paisley has a short rise and I always have trouble finding diapers that fit her well.  Softbums allows me to adjust the elastic enough to create a perfect fit.  The PerfectFit Snugger system adjusts the thigh and rise with a simple, quick move.  The first time I put this cloth diaper on Paisley I pulled it too tight.  When I saw red marks I knew this and made a tiny adjustment.  Literally, you can move it millimeters.  Once I made this change there were no red marks and there have been no leaks.  Which leads me to the next category…

Containment: I am so glad that Paisley is more than willing to put a diaper to the extreme test.  After wearing the Softbums for a couple of hours and needing a diaper change Paisley decided she needed to hide in the backyard and poop… a lot.  Every boundary of this diaper was tested, as was my stomach.  BUT, there was not a single leak of pee or poo.  I immediately threw the diaper into a prewash (it wasn’t solid or else I would have dunked in toilet and tossed in diaper pail).  After a pre-wash, wash and rinse the white inner is still stain-free :)

Trimness: As you can see from the picture this is a super trim cloth diaper.  Sarah also has a rectangular doubler that you can add for extended use and it adds no bulk.  I was able to put a pair of blue jeans on Paisley that can only be worn with really, really trim cloth diapers.

Paisley modeling the Softbums

Absorbency: Sarah gives you 3 options for snap in doublers: hemp, bamboo and microfiber.  I like hemp because of it’s superb performance and because it makes me feel safe.  Sometimes Paisley will play in the backyard for hours before coming in and getting a diaper change.  I have not had a leak regardless of horrendous poopies or hours of pee.  Of course, leaving a pee diaper on a child is not a good thing BUT for review sake I will say that it has shown me the performance of the Softbums AI2.  I have not used this diaper at night but Paisley is not a heavy night wetter (usually).  I would feel confident using the Softbums but as I always do I would cover with wool for that extra protection.

Ease of Use: This diaper is one anyone can use.  The aplix closures makes it a favorite for dads, babysitters and grandparents.  Because of the wide snap in insert the cover doesn’t get wet after a pee and if it’s a big pee the cover is just damp.  The insert is easy to switch out for multiple uses.

Details: legs are turned and topstitched, no redmarks unless over-tightened, waist adjustabilty is wide with cross over tabs, strong laundry tabs, PerfectFit snugger is easy to access, wide snap-in insert keeps cover clean, white microfleece inner on cover, snap-ins are available in wide variety of materials, and extra long soaker allows for a one-size fit plus fast dry time and let’s you move the fold over to the middle or front.

CONTEST!!!  Because I love this diaper so much I want to give one away!  Let’s have some fun here.  The first to guess the exact or closest to my pregnant belly circumference will win. :D  Hint: I’m 5’8″, gained 25lbs, and 37 1/2 weeks.

We have a winner!  Tasha was the first to guess 43 1/2″!  Let us know what you think about the Softbums Premium PerfectFit AI2! And for those who asked, we don’t know if it is a boy or girl yet ;)

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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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89 Responses to “Softbums Premium PerfectFit AI2: A Review PLUS Contest!”

  1. Krista Says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and saw this review. We are just entering into the cloth diaper world with baby #4. She’s almost 5 months old. I am on day 5 of my 21 day trial pack with Jillian’s Drawers and I have ruled out anything that isn’t natural touching my baby’s skin. I like the hemp and bamboo options and trimness of this diaper. You say you don’t use it at night. What do you use at night? Do you use this diaper when going out and knowing you may not be able to change for an extended period of time? Thanks!

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    • Autumn Beck Says:

      Krista, I use sustainablebabyish bamboo fitteds or a doubled up Flip for nighttime. For extended car rides I feel comfortable using a Bum Genius organic aio, rumparooz or Flip.

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      • Dominique Says:

        Hi Autumn, I read in your grobaby post that your preference of hybrid cloth diapers are 1) Flip 2) Softbums and 3) Gro Baby — I am deciding which ones to get out of these 3 (first time CD — my baby is 3 mth-old)… The cloth diapers are very expensive (we’re from Malaysia … and one of these costs about RM100… imagine spending 100 bucks on just ONE diaper!), we cannot afford a mistake purchase. Can you please share with me why you prefer FLIP over the other 2 brands? I’ve read some reviewers’ comments that the Flip’s insert tend to bunch up or move out of place and cause leaks. Do the front and back flap (that keeps the insert in place) get soiled/wet? I’d really appreciate your help! THANK YOU!!! Yours, Dominique

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        • Autumn Beck Says:

          Dominique, you have me nervous to answer! I’d hate to lead you toward one choice and it be totally wrong for your baby and lifestyle. I’ll list advantages of each.
          Flip: trim, cover can be rinsed easily if soiled, stretchy snap tabs, absorbent inserts, affordable.
          Softbums: trim (not as trim as Flip which are similar to a disposable), amazing toggle adjustment–ensures a perfect fit, velcro closure is strong and offers much adjustability.

          For me, it’d be a toss-up b/w Flip and Softbums. The more reliable system (meaning least leaks) has been Flip. There are so many things that I like about Softbums but I don’t recommend it as #1 because of the fleece lined shell and occasional leaks.

          As far as the flaps on the flip, I don’t tuck the insert in them. I also have not had bunching problems with the insert. I adjust the rise to where it is a tight fit and the insert stays in place.

          I pray this helps you!

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          • Audrey Says:

            I tried the Flips while waiting for my softbums to arrive, and I was really disapointed. They shifted and bunched on my little one. It was also harder to put on my wiggly baby he is 8 months old. I just received my softbums and will try them out. I like the way it has a snap so it helps the insert stay in place.
            However, my friend has a 3 month old and loves the flips.

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  2. sabrina_the_mommies Says:

    wahoo! almost time!!! your pregnancy has flown by for me :D

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  3. Stacy (again) Says:

    Goodness, Autumn! You’re tiny!!! :D

    Congrats Tasha!!! Let us know what you think of the diapers!

    Happy labor dust to Autumn!

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  4. Ang Says:

    That was fun!!! Congrats Tasha!!! Thank You Autumn for having such a wonderful Blog!!

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  5. Jillian Says:

    I’m guessing 43 1/2 inches. Congrats!

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  6. Kim Says:

    46? I never bothered to measure my belly when I was pg so I nave no idea! Watch it be a girl tho… everybody swore I was having boys too because I looked like I swallowed a beach ball, but all girls here!

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  7. Skye Says:

    I am going to guess 52! Congratulations and good luck!

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  8. Ang Says:

    Hmmm 50 I guessed again since my original guess was a double. lol

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  9. Lisa Says:

    I will guess 46 1/4 inches. I am so jealous of that ball belly, my boy was stretched out along my back with his head low the whole time that he never popped out like that.

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  10. Rita Says:

    57 inches

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  11. Andrea Says:

    I guess 45 :)

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  12. Lauren Says:

    I’m going to guess 49.5!!
    These diapers look AWESOME!!

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  13. Myndee Says:

    I’m going to guess 41″. I’d love to try this diaper!! Have you tried the dream diaper (tot jams I think)? I’d love to hear a review on those as well. :)

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  14. Susan Says:

    I’m guessing 52 1/4?

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  15. Kate Awad Says:

    43.5??? you look great

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  16. Rebecca Says:

    I will guess 45 3/4…Congratulations…Your almost there.

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  17. Jen Says:

    Can you guess twice??? If so, my next guess is 50. I really want to try this diaper!!!

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  18. Duck411 Says:

    48 inches? You look fabulous btw!

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  19. Jen Says:

    Hi, I’m going to guess 48 1/2 inches.

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  20. Huckaby Fam Says:

    What a beautiful baby bump!

    I’m going to throw 44 1/4″ out there. I’m 5’10” and 30 weeks with my 3rd boy . . . I think this is about where I’ll be at 37 weeks.

    These diapers look amazing! Thanks for doing this!

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  21. Tasha Says:

    Your daughter is adorable and your belly is so cute, too! I’m guessing 43 1/2″. Easy l&d vibes to you!

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    • Autumn Beck Says:

      WE HAVE A WINNER!! Congrats, Tasha! You are the first to guess 43 1/2″ of big belly! I will email you for your address. Thank you for all the replies! This was way too much fun!

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  22. Stacy (again) Says:

    When does the contest end and you give it to the closest guess? ;)

    49.5 inches… :D

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  23. Autumn Beck Says:

    I can’t believe with all the guesses no one has guessed right on. We have one that is SOOOOO close.

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  24. Jessie Says:

    i’m going to guess 45 inches. what ever it is, you look great!

    thanks for the fun contest!! :)

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  25. christie Says:

    I am guessing 43.25! You look great!!

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  26. Hannah Says:

    You look great! I’ll guess 47 3/4 inches :) you look about what I was last year when I had my son, so I took a tape measure and guesstimated, lol. Thanks for the great review, I always love to read about new dipes!

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  27. Shandelle Wahlin Says:

    I’m going to guess 51 1/2

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  28. Beth Says:

    I’m guessing 44.7 I have about the same build as you and that was my measurement at 37 weeks. Good luck!

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  29. Stacy (again) Says:

    Okay, Autumn… 59.5 inches. LOL

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  30. Kelly Says:

    55 1/2? I have no idea, but what a cute pregnant belly!

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  31. Jes Says:

    48.5 inches. It’s definitely a cute belly!

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  32. Wendy Says:

    I go with 47.5″…I’d love to try one of those diapers! (I might even if I don’t win your contest :P )

    Thanks for the detailed review.

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  33. Theola Says:

    My guess is 41.5 inches!

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  34. Meredith Says:

    I am guessing 40 inches. My fingers are crossed.

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  35. Valerie Muigai Says:

    My guess is 48.5 in. Congratulations!!!

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  36. Melissa Says:

    I guess 47 inches!

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  37. Erin M Says:

    I’m gonna say 49.25 inches.

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  38. Anne Says:

    Guessing 42 inches!!

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  39. Stephanie Says:

    Hey! You’re getting so close to your due date! Congrats! My guess is 51 inches!

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  40. Jessica Says:

    Autumn~
    I am 37 weeks with my first and I am jumping into the world of cloth diapering. Thanks for all the great tips! My guess is
    39.5″ , thats about what I am and I think we look about the same. Best wishes!

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  41. Britt Says:

    My guess is 53 inches but I honestly have no idea. I’m a metric system using Canadian so I’m not even all that sure how big that even is! Just would LOVE a chance at winning. They look like seriously awesome diapers!! :)

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  42. Martha Says:

    I’m thinking 46.3?

    You’re SO close!

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  43. Jenny Says:

    I’ll guess 44 3/4

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  44. Jen Says:

    I’m going to guess 49 inches
    Congratulations on a healthy pregnancy

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  45. Jennie Anderson Says:

    I’m guessing 40 1/4″… and thanks for posting pics!! I ordered the perfect pockets a few weeks ago and can’t wait to get them- I hope they fit as nice as the ai2’s fit!
    They look great!

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  46. monica dickinson Says:

    35 and 3/4ths inches??

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  47. Rachel Says:

    38.5 Total guess!

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  48. Stella Says:

    My guess is 43 and 3/4. Your belly is perfect! Wish you the best :)

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  49. Heather H. Says:

    You look like you have a boy belly, just “bulleting” out there. I can only guess based on my recent boy belly, and I think I was probably about 54″ around – my belly stuck right out there! You are probably no where near my size (you look great!) but that’s going to be my guess!

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  50. Christen Says:

    51″? I’ve never been pregnant, so I’m totally guessing.

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  51. Corinne Says:

    I am going to guess 46.5

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  52. Stacy (again) Says:

    I’m going to guess 57 inches, because my belly got HUGE with my last (3rd) baby! ;)

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  53. Eva Gavin Says:

    37

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  54. Amanda Miller Says:

    i am gussing 47 3/4

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  55. Stephanie Ricks Says:

    I’ll play – 46 3/4″. Love the blog – and the great information you pass along. Congratulations on the new baby! You are truly blessed.

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  56. karen Says:

    Guessing 50.5″? Haven’t got a clue! Hoping to be lucky!

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  57. monica Says:

    I’ll say 45 and 1/4. You look great!!

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  58. Heather Says:

    My guess is 39″ :)

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  59. Amy Says:

    I will get 44.5″.

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  60. Vicky Says:

    I will guess 37.5″. I am also 37 weeks pregnant but my belly looks much bigger than yours! :)

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  61. Becca Carroll Says:

    I will guess 32 inches!

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  62. Racheal Says:

    I’m pretty sure your about 38″
    I hope all goes well for your delivery.
    god bless
    Racheal

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  63. Andrea Says:

    I’m going to go with 42 & 1/2 inches. Fingers crossed that I’m right :) I’d love to try one of these diaps!

    Do you know anything about the absorbancy of microfiber vs hemp vs bamboo?

    Also, have you tried Zorb inserts? If so what are your thoughts on those?

    Thanks,
    Andrea

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    • Autumn Beck Says:

      In order of absorbency: microfiber, bamboo, hemp. Hemp is a super absorber. Microfiber is good for trimness but is prone to compression leaks if overfilled. Microfiber works great combined with a hemp insert. Bamboo is absorbent and doesn’t get the stinkies that hemp “can” get. Zorb is supposed to be the most absorbent but I never fully found the Zorb love. I have some inserts that I have used in a pinch but not my favorite. It never hurts to get one of each and see what works best for your little one. Inserts are pretty inexpensive.

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  64. ShannanAjluni Says:

    45 1/2 inches!! Your belly is beautiful!

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  65. Candace Robinson Says:

    I’m guessing 44″. I’m pretty much exactly in the same spot as you in my pregnancy and that’s the size of my belly. I’m having a boy and it looks like your belly, a basketball!

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  66. Sara Says:

    My guess is going to be 44 3/4 inches. Either way, you have a perfect pregnant belly! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.
    Miss Paisley looks like a “ham.” :)

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  67. Tamara Says:

    I will say 47.2 ??

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  68. Amanda Miller Says:

    47 3/4 inches

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  69. beth Says:

    I’m thinking 43″.

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  70. Dae Says:

    47 inches (I have no clue…just guessing around what everyone else is, LoL!)

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  71. Kathleen Says:

    I agree, that looks like a boy belly, just like mine was! :-)

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  72. Megan Says:

    I’m going to guess 48 inches. Sending you great delivery vibes :)

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  73. jodi Says:

    I am going to say 49.5.

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  74. J Says:

    I am going to guess 40 inches. Also a horrible guesser; I don’t even know if that is in the ballpark!

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  75. Erin O'Donnell Says:

    Circumference for the perfect diaper contest- 52 in

    Are you having a boy- I swear that is a basketball belly (boy!). :)
    Thanks!

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  76. Erin O'Donnell Says:

    Circumference for the perfect diaper contest- 52 in

    Are you having a boy- I swear that is a basketball belly (boy!). :)
    Thanks!

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  77. Ang Says:

    This is so fun. LOL I am going to guess 41 inches around.

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  78. Dana Says:

    Um… I’ll say… 49 inches!

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  79. Karin Says:

    I am guessing 41″?

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  80. Kathleen Says:

    Um…I’m terrible at this! How about…46 inches? :-D

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  81. Laura Says:

    Ha-ha! I’m going to guess 52 inches. If this is ridiculously off, please keep in mind that I’m 13 weeks pregnant with my first and have no idea how large I’ll get!

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