This question is really for all those who swore eternal allegiance to plastic backed disposables and wouldn't have dreamed of wearing a nappy with fabric-like backing, but have nonetheless tried the current generation of breathable-side evolutions such as the new Tena Slip, iD Slip or Kolibri. What do you make of them?
I've never been happy with regular cloth-style brands, both from the practical standpoints of seepage, sagging etc and from an aesthetic dislike. Nappies are wearable waste-collecting devices and no matter how well they perform it just doesn't feel right toileting in something supposedly like regular clothing. Both disadvantages are partly covercome by wearing plastic pants which I usually do, but in these hot summer months I sometimes forego the plastic pants during the day and rely on a top-absorbency nappy with a secure plastic backing to keep it all safely inside.
In the quest for a cooler and more comfortable summer experience I have taken the plunge into breathable sides without plastic pants and am struggling to reconcile my need of security and hygiene with the undoubted comfort benefit of less plastic round my middle. I'll be experimenting with various brands, at the moment it's Tena Slips. After a lot of little sprinkles, a big wetting happened at the supermarket without any leaks or surprises, which bodes well. I haven't had a messy one yet but what that happens it will be the slender cut and lack of plastic pants that are the main concern rather than the breathable sides themselves. And that funny feeling that I'm doing a poo in my knickers rather than in a nappy where it belongs.
Any converts out there?