Monday, October 28, 2013

Diaper Rite AIO #Review and #Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review an "All-in-One" (AIO) cloth diaper from Diaper Rite (by Diaper Junction [aff id]). This diaper is entirely one-piece: simply wash, dry, and use again (no stuffing, no folding). AIOs are wonderful for using on newborn babies. Parents who want a no-fuss diapering system will also do well with this style of diaper.  

Diaper Rite All-in-One in Dandelion.
Usually AIOs are expensive or have a long dry-time: both issues which the Diaper Rite AIO aims to circumvent. The Diaper Rite AIO retails for only $11.95, which is an incredibly manageable price for those looking to build (or add to) a cloth diaper stash. The Diaper Rite AIO is also made to be fast-drying.  The diaper contains a tongue-style soaker sewn into the back of the diaper.  This allows for increased air flow during tumble or line drying.

Diaper Rite AIO is a one-size diaper

Diaper Rite AIO features:

  • One-size-fits-most (8-35lbs)
  • Suedecloth lining provides a "stay-dry" feature, and draws moisture into three layers of microfiber
  • Soaker-Stopper™ waterproof banding that prevents leaks for tummy sleepers

The tester:

  • 8-month-old baby boy
  • Breastfed and starting solid foods
  • 20lbs, 50% weight and height 
  • Crawling, sitting


We received the Dandelion (yellow) Diaper Rite AIO cloth diaper and the first diaper I received did have a defect with three of the rise snaps.  I contacted Diaper Junction and, true to their history of great customer service, they promptly sent a replacement diaper and issued a return mailing label for the defective product.  The second diaper was flawless and arrived within a matter of days.

My first impression of the Diaper Rite AIO was that it was very trim fitting and soft.  The suedecloth inner lining is supple, and the waterproof outer layer is soft and flexible. I noticed there was some wrinkling on the outside of the diaper, and I decided to wash it before photographing it.  This did remove some of the wrinkles, but the diaper shell is more prone to wrinkling because the fabric is so flexible and soft (which is good). The diaper has a trim fit that is perfect for small babies and mobile babies, and I was curious to see how the diaper functioned on my 8-month-old baby.
Tongue-style insert tucks under the wide Soaker-Stopper™at the front of the diaper
I was pleased to see that the Diaper Rite AIO offered a great, snug fit and was also absorbent.  The diaper was wonderful at containing breastfeed poop and preventing leaks. I liked that the elastic in the diaper provided a snug, but not tight, fit, and that the diaper was very adjustable in the rise snaps. This is a very comfortably fitting diaper, and it is absorbent enough to give parents peace of mind. Since the Diaper Rite AIO only contains three layers of microfiber, some might question if the diaper sacrifices absorbency for a trim fit. The diaper was fairly saturated after two hours of use during heavy liquid consumption, but we did not encounter a need for additional absorbency. I will add a hemp soaker to increase the absorbency if I use the diaper overnight.  The design of the diaper allows parents to tuck additional soakers under the suede/microfiber flap: a feature that is both functional and comfortable.
Absorbent microfiber is hidden below soft suedecloth.  This protects baby's skin from the drying effects of microfiber, and creates a "stay-dry" feeling as moisture passes through the suedecloth.

The fabric used in the Diaper Rite AIO made it comfortable on baby's skin and fast-drying. The dry-time of the Diaper Rite AIO was comparable to that of my pocket-style diapers.  I line dried the AIO overnight, and had a dry diaper that was ready to use in the morning.  This is substantial difference from the dry-time I'm used to with other styles of AIOs.  I also liked that the suede lining felt fairly dry to the touch after baby used the diaper. The moisture was pulled away from baby's skin and into the microfiber layer beneath the suede cloth. The fabric was also soft!  I did notice some light staining on the suedecloth after it contained a particularly large poop, but it's a diaper: baby's comfort is my first priority.

Based on our experience with the Diaper Rite AIO, I'm excited to recommend this diaper.  This AIO would be a great choice for those cloth diapering at daycare, those looking for an easy-to-use diapering system, and for anyone who loves a great modern diaper at a good price.  The diaper is so easy to use, and we had no problems with absorbency or leaks. 

You can enter to win a Diaper Rite All-in-One

Contest open to US/Can residents 18 years of age or older.  Cloth Diaper Guru is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post contains Diaper Junction affiliate links.  Cloth Diaper Guru was provided the above diaper for the purpose of this review, and we were under no obligation to provide a positive review.

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139 comments:

  1. I've never used an All In One before. I mostly have flats & covers, but I do like the convenience of the one pocket diaper I have, so I might enjoy an AIO too.

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  2. Yes I think they are good timesaver.

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  3. I love how easy AIO's seem, especially to get hubby on board :) and quick for sitter/family as well :)

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  4. AIO's are great for a variety of reasons. They're great for babysitting and for cloth diapering on the go because of the reduced fuss.

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  5. yes they are great for timesaving and my husband's favorite :)
    Jenn McClearn
    aerojenn@aol.com

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  6. I think that AIO's are perfect for anyone who is even remotely intimidated by cloth diapering!

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  7. If the insert is Microfiber.....don't you need to stuff it like a pocket?

    I read somewhere that having a microfiber insert against the baby's skin can dry them out....is that true?

    Thanks!

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    1. The insert is microfiber, but it's covered by suedecloth so it never touches baby's skin. If you can tell from the last picture above, the microfiber is underneath. You're right- microfiber should never be against baby's skin because it would draw moisture out and result in a painful rash.

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  8. I'm brand new to cloth diapering and am starting out with the AI2s. I've read alot about the AIO's as well. Would love to get some to tryout. I'm sure that for babysitters or other friends and family members, these would seem to be the more reasonable choice! Can't wait to try one out!

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  9. They are not only great for babysitters but for daddy too, especially ones that aren't so sure about cloth diapering!

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  10. I have a few AIOs. I prefer the kind that does not require me to stuff the attached soaker inside. I have a Diaper Rite AI1 that I like as far as all-in-ones go.

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  11. I think the (AIO) diapers are good for saving time (:

    moniquebbon at gmail dot com

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  12. Would love to have this for grandparents and other family members that may watch our child.

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  13. I would love to try an AIO. I mostly have pockets in my stash but some times I just don't feel like stuffing them.
    I also have tried 2 step diapers but an AIO would be something new. I think it would be great for my hubby. He has larger hands and has a hard time stuffing pockets and really hates doing it. He's more recently become more supportive of cloth diapers (now that we're diapering our second and are 15 months in cloth with him. a total of 33 months between the two!) So something quick and easy especially for him would be nice.

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  14. i think they are great. i really like having several AIOs in my stash. makes it so easy for others to use

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  15. I haven't started using cloth diapers yet, but I prefer the idea of AIO to pockets to avoid having to stuff! More convenient.

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  16. I definitely think they save time, and are easy to use for daddies and daycares.

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  17. They would be great for anybody to use. It would be so nice not to have to touch anything yucky when throwing it in the diaper pail like you do with the kind you stuff.

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  18. They are the best diapers for my husband to use. Samantha G

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  19. I've never used them personally, but they sound like they would save time.

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  20. we mostly use pockets which are easy for anyone to put on. just got one of these AIO diapers. sound convient and am looking forward to trying and hopefully win one!

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  21. I think a pocket diaper might be just as easy for a babysitter to use, but then you have to find the matching insert and stuff them, which I don't like doing. AIOs, if they're designed to dry quickly, could be good to have around for babysitters!

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  22. I think they are great for my husband. I use mostly covers, and prefolds, but like to have a few "easier diapers" for my husband and babysitters.

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  23. I've found that I've been reaching for my AIOs in my stash more than my pockets. I love not having to match up inserts or stuff inserts! Also, the design of this Diaper Rite AIO should dry super quickly! Much quicker than any of the AIOs I currently have in my stash. I think this would make an awesome "diaper bag diaper" too!

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    1. Good point! This would be awesome for the diaper bag because it's so trim. You can easily pack several diapers without using all the room in your bag :)

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  24. they are incredibly useful especially if you have a varied stash. and an aio with apix is the absolute easiest diaper for grandparents who have trouble with their hands!

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  25. I like AIOs for a quick change and the trimness. For me, it's only dad/babysitter friendly if it has aplix.

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  26. I've been eying this diaper for some time. I've only used one AIO and it had such a long dry time that I rarely reached for it. I liked the convenience of use, though. This one seems to combine all the pros without the cons.

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  27. I have one AIO and love not having to stuff a pocket. I hate how long it takes to dry, but I love the convenience

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  28. I think AIO are great if you have someone watching your child that isn't too keen on the idea of cloth diapering. It's the most comparable to a disposable in terms of function.

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  29. i find that they are easy in that once they're washed/dried, you can just put them to use! no stuffing or folding or working to make them ready for the butt :)

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  30. I tend to save my AIO or pocket diapers for babysitters, church nursery etc.

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  31. I think they are great for all those who are uncomfortable with cloth diapering.

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  32. My husband and babysitters tend to reach for the AIO's, which is why I tend to keep a few :-)

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  33. Yes, AIOs are very easy! I own a few of these and they are great. I do think a babysitter could use them IF they were should how to tuck the suede cloth and clasp it properly.

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  34. I don't have very many AIOs, but the one's I do have I like a lot. I have to wash diapers when I get home from work and it's a pain if I have to wait for things to get out of the dryer and then stuff pockets before going to bed so that there are diapers for daycare the next day. AIOs reduce the number of steps, although often they don't dry in time either so it's a bit of a tradeoff.

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  35. FTM so haven't tried them yet but they seem the easiest to me!

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  36. I love cloth diapers, and yes, AIOs are definitely the easiest thing for babysitters and nervous grandmas! It's just hard to find ones that are both economical and effective! It sure sounds as if the Diaper Junction AIO fits the bill, though!

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  37. AIO make cloth diapering so convenient! It is both time saving and good for the baby sitter. :)

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  38. I've only used newborn AIOs and they were fine, good for Daddy to start with. I didn't like that they came out of the dryer damp. Living in a rainy climate we don't always get to line dry and rack drying in the house takes forever.

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  39. I love AIO's, they are a time saver for me so yes for sure a time saver for babysitters.

    -Rachel N

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  40. Sure they're great to save time or for babysitters, but they're also great when we go out and they're generally thinner than other types of diapers!

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  41. I think AIOs make great time savers and are fantastic for deliriously tired parents.

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  42. I can't stand stuffing diapers any more... I love AIO's!

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  43. I like the AIOs that aren't one solid piece like a disposable. For example, GroVia's inserts are sewn in at the back but wash up and dry easily. Tots Bots and Padded Patootie are two other AIOs that are easy to use AND wash/dry well. I haven't tried the Diaper Rite brand though.

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  44. I love AIOs for on the go and for child care. They ARE a great way to save time, but you need more of them since they take longer to dry

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  45. I think both. They're just like disposables except you don't throw them away. No stuffing, no readjusting, just putting on the baby! :)

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  46. I think AIO's are a great way to save time, and diaper your little one! :)

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  47. I haven't used an AIO, but I'm excited to try

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  48. Yes, they are more convenient and easy. Thanks!

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  49. i think they're great for babysitters, will def leave ours for anyone who watches little dude :)

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  50. YES! AIOs were all my husband would use at first. I think they're a great option for babysitters, daycare, and anyone who isn't familiar with cloth diapers.

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  51. Oh yeah AIO are super easy and convenient for everyone

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  52. I think AIOs are super-convenient.

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  53. I don't have any AIOs, but I think they would be great for babysitters, especially people who were more used to disposables.

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  54. I don't think AIOs really save time, because while you aren't "stuffing" like a pocket you still have to arrange the insert in the diaper. What I do like about AIOs is that you don't have to "unstuff"...no touching wet inserts!

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  55. Yes i love AIO there are the most easiest diaper anybody could use those its just like a disposes take it off rol it up and slap a new one on!! awesome

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  56. Don't know if time matters as much as the ease of a not CD-familiar person to use your cloth.

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  57. AIOs are my VERY favorite type of diaper. I only have 3 AIOs because I bought pockets and prefolds when i first started CDing, but if I could do it over again I would get a lot more AIOs. They are def easier for daddy or babysitter or even grandparents. They are wonderful!!

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  58. I think AIOs are great for babysitters to use, but so are pockets. Pockets are almost better because they dont' need to be folded the right way like some AIOs. Velcro works best for babysitters and our family!! :D

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  59. I've never used one but think they'd be a great way to save time.

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  60. I have never used them, but I can understand why people have them. I think they are great for babysitters because they won't be intimidated by cloth.

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  61. I love AIO's, they help my family get on board with cloth diapering!

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  62. I think AIOs are easier for my husband to use.

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  63. I think AIOs could be easier for newbies to cloth diapering, but I think it depends on the AIO as to whether it saves time because of the time it takes for it to dry.

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  64. AIOs are great! They are very easy for caregivers to use and especially nice if you don't have a lot of time to stuff/fold. About half of our stash is AIOs!

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  65. I'm about to start cloth diapering in january with my first child and the AIO are the only ones that aren't overwhelming me right now :)

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  66. I think they are easy to change for babysitters but they do build up and there is more wear and tear from the washer.

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  67. I think these All-in-one Diapers would be a good choice for busy moms, dads, care givers and grandmas to use!

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  68. Great way to save time or for inexperienced CDers

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  69. AIOs are a great timesaver especially in the middle of the night when you are sleep deprived and realize that you went to bed without stuffing your clean pocket diapers!

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  70. I HATE stuffing after washing my dipes! And yes, it would be more convenient for babysitters and Dads! :)

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  71. Now that I have 2 in diapers I LOVE AIOs, who has time to stuff all those diapers when you are busy taking care of 2 little ones!

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  72. We have several AIOs just for those reasons! If a family member is going to be changing our daughters diaper we want it to be as easy as possible and it doesnt get much easier than an AIO. I also feel more comfortable not having them fumbling with pieces and wondering how to put it together.

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  73. I have Hybrids. While I really like them I do have some AIOs that I love. I would really like to try these out. I think they save time and are very easy for babysitters and daycare teachers to change.

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  74. I haven't started with AIOs yet, but I know they're really easy to use. More laundry than AI2s but less work than pockets

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  75. AIO diapers would be a great time-saver, and would be especially convenient for 2 am diaper changes. You know, the one where you can barely open your eyes.?

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  76. I think it would be a great time saver and my fiance would really enjoy not having to stuff the pockets.

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  77. They're a great idea, for my very reluctant husband :)

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  78. I think they are great for the diaper bag - I keep a few in there!

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  79. they are definitely easier for someone unfamiliar with cloth, because they are more similar in style to disposables

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  80. I am just getting into cloth diapers. I think my husband would like (out of all of them) AIOs the most for the ease of use.

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  81. I love AIO for grandparents. Simple and easy, daycare loves them too!

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  82. I currently have diapers that you have to stuff and I sure would love to have ones I didn't need to stuff..itd be a lot more convenient I think and easier for my husband lol.

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  83. Yes, it's a great way to save time, I feel like I'm always stuffing my pocket diapers.

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  84. they're definitely a timesaver, and they're foolproof for hubbies and grandparents!

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  85. AIOs are great for my husband. He won't touch the prefolds and covers we have now.

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  86. They're great for babysitters and grandparents!

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  87. I haven't used cloth diapers at all before. My first is due in January. But I do think that AIO's would probably be an easier option for babysitters than having to explain prefolds and other types of diapers.

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  88. I haven't used cloth yet. But they aio sound great for babysitters or maybe dads who are new to cloth.... moms too!

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  89. Yes I think that they are great for babysitters who many not be familiar with cloth diapers but I have not found that they save much time...same amount of time for prefold and cover.

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  90. Yes! Especially when someone who is not familiar with cloth diapering is going to be helping!

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  91. I think AIOs are great for grandma and daddy! We haven't tried any yet but I'm sure they would both adore not stuffing pockets or changing inserts. :)

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  92. Yes but I think pockets are easy too as long as you pre-stuff them.

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  93. AIO's are awesome! I love their versatility. We have a few in our stash.

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  94. I love how convenient AIO's are. Even daddy can do it!

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  95. AIOs enable more people to send their baby to daycare with cloth diapers, which is a huge advantage. Also daddy friendly:)

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  96. With two under two in cloth diapers I love my AIOs and prefolds! Time savers!

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  97. Ive never used an AIO. I use pockets. But i want to add some to my stash. I think theyd be easier for my husband.

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  98. They're great for convenience and for babysitters/nursery, but they also generally take longer to dry and can't be customized in absorbency as easily as pockets.

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  99. I think aio are great for when you are in a hurry.

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  100. We only have one AIO, so not much experience :-/ But my thought is that AIO would be less intimidating for the daycare (currently send pockets) and the hubby!

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  101. always looking for other diapers to round out my stash, this aio would be great!

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  102. I dont have any AIO, i mostly have pockets. But they seem like they would be easier without the stuffing and all

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  103. I love love love AIOs! They make my life so easy :)

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  104. I love AIO's-though, I have found they aren't necessarily a time saver nor the best for caregivers. pockets ready to go seem to be best.

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  105. I haven't got an AIOs, so it's hard to say. Probably would be easiest for sitters/daycare providers. Would love to find out myself by winning this one :)

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  106. I've never used Aios but I've heard they are the best.

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  107. I'm thinking they will be great for on the go changes (little one hasn't arrived yet so I have no experience but this is what im thinking)

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  108. I love Diaper Junction and I'd love to try their AIO it would be m very first! I use the diaper rite prefolds, LOVE them!!

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  109. I love AIO's. I only have a few, but they make things easier when other people change my toddler.

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  110. I love AIO's on days I have errands to run. So convenient.

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  111. Yes, I think AIOs are much more convenient, especially for alternate caregivers like babysitters, grandparents, etc. I love AIOs and wish I had more of them in my stash!

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  112. I love AIOs. They're great for sitters, daycare, grandparents and husbands...to use on baby, not to wear :-)

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  113. I think aio diapers are great for babysitters and dads! I don't mind folding flats but daddy doesn't like at all.

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  114. Great to learn about an affordable AIO. I only have prefolds and covers right now and would love to try something else.

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  115. AIOs are the best timesaver at laundry time - stuffing a full load of pockets feels like it takes forever. They are super user friendly for babysitters, too. I'd love to add more to our stash!

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  116. both. great timesaver, and also great for those who may are changing baby that are new to cloth diapering.

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  117. I think they are great for daddy to use!

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  118. I think they are great for people less experienced with cloth diapers.

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  119. I prefer AIO because it makes it much easier for my hubby to do the diapers too. He was/is adverse to using anything that isn't as "simple" as a disposable diaper. Also, I'm a very on-the-go mom, with 3 older kiddos in tow, so, I need quick and easy for those times where we are at gymnastics, dance, Girl Scouts, church, ect.

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  120. AIOs are the way to go! I work full time and I'm too busy to stuff pockets!

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  121. I think AIO do save some time and are easier to use .

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  122. Yes they're great for babysitters because they're just as easy as disposables!

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  123. I think they'd be great for babysitters b/c you'd almost have to try to mess up!

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  124. I want some AIO's! I think DH would like them a lot better than the prefolds/covers or fitteds/covers that we have now.

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  125. Yes a good timesaver and easy to use, but do take much longer to line dry.

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  126. They are great for babysitters. I wish I had more aios. I only have a couple people who can/will watch my son because they are intimidated by his diapers.
    -Patricia B-

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  127. I think these are perfect for babysitters and a great timesaver! It can't get easier than this!

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  128. I'm new to cloth diapering. I will start in January when my daughter gets here! But I love the idea of the AIO.

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  129. Yes. They are great when you want to make things a little more convienent. My mIL still does not understand why we use cloth! This would be easier for her

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  130. I dont think the AIO saves time, but possibly this one it looks like it would dry faster. I do love them for the babysitter though

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  131. I think AIOs are great for babysitters or anyone not familiar with cloth. I don't think other diapers take much work but would love to have nothing but AIOs to make things super easy!

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  132. absolutely! The only drawback is drying time

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