This tip is mostly aimed at the TB's and others who can't get access to online diapers.
Most everyone on the forum knows these two things:
1. Baby diapers have great absorbancy and flood control for their size, but most can't fit in them and they're not made for adult-sized wettings.
2. Generic or store-bought diapers generally have horribly absorbancy and can't handle a flood to well.
So, what can we do to resolve this situation? We can stuff obviously. I'm sure this has all been done before of course, but I did some quick math and came up with some interesting numbers.
According to the Walgreens website, you can pick up a 20 pack of their Certainty brand briefs for $13, sometimes $9 when they're on sale. I've been using them lately and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them for more than one wetting, especially a flood.
But you can pick up a 23-pack of Pampers Baby Dry, which I believe are excellent stuffer, for $9 as well.
So here's what I do. I get one pack of each. I take two of the Baby Dry, rip off the tapes and tabs, although I leave the leak guards intact, and place them inside one of the Certainty briefs. Put that whole combo on, and add another Certainty over the top, just because I like the bulk.
By combining the flood control and absorbancy of the Pampers with the larger size and extra bulk of the Certaintys, we can make quite a nice diaper. I'm wearing one of these at the moment and I'm enjoying it immensely.
So what's my point? Wearing two Pampers, at $0.39 each, and two Certaintys, at $0.65 each, means you've got about $2.08 worth of diaper on. Checking over at XP Medical, that's a good bit more than you would pay for an Abena X-Plus if you bought by the case.
In a perfect world, everyone would be able to order online at the drop of a hat, and I'm sure all the store-bought brands would die. But since credit cards and nosy parents can be an issue, that's not possible for many of us. So for those who can't, with a quick trip to Walgreens and a bit of courage at the check-out, you can build yourself a diaper that has to be at least approaching the bulk of the yardstick premium diaper brand, if sadly probably not it's absorbancy.
So I hope this method helps out some of our TB's who have been pining away for a better store-bought diaper.
Good luck guys and happy diapering!