bamabinex have brought out a new one, but not sure what it's like. It looks good, but AIO's are still a bit of a lame duck as far as nappies are concerned IMO.
Have you thought about pockets instead? Bumgenius, once the insert is in, go on just like a disposable with stretchy elastic side tabs and are pretty good on the absorbency/leakproof front. you could supply her with enough to last the day, all ready to put on and then deal with separating the inserts when you get them back.
Another option is the new generation of snap in AIOs, like the modern baby pop-in (advertised above the MN title bar) or similar ones like itty bitty d'lish, blueberry or the like. Again you could have then preassembled so all she has to do is put them on, and they come apart for ease of washing and drying.
I've got a few of the pop-ins as I've been trialling them for M&B magazine and they are good. My DD is 15months and only weighs 21 lbs and they are just fine on her. They would struggle on a bigger baby, especially with the added boosters. I had a couple of leaks, but only when the insert bit got a biot scrunched up, so it's important to have them completely flat when putting them on; not always easy with a wriggler like mine though
That's the same for all pocket types though.
If I had to make a choice between the pop-in and the bumgenius, I'd go for the bumgenius. They are a bit cheaper and definately more reliable and granny proof
another option would be fuzzibunz as they are much cheaper than the BG....but poppers might cause granny ishoos and not all baby shapes suit them. DD has been in the medium ones since she was about 9mo old and even now is still on the smallest setting. Important to do the leg poppers up first with them or leakage can occur.
If she is only having her for a few hours though and you want the easiest option, then I'd definately go for the bumgenius.
V3 have a bigger hole for stuffing the pocket in, stretchier sides, less chance of wicking at the front/top due to a cunning tweak in the design and seem a little bit more robust (there have been quality issues with the V2 apparently). They also have a little insert (newborn or booster) and a big one, where the V2 just had one that folded down for a newborn, so the V3 is a bit more boostable.
I've not used the V3, but am happy enough with the V2. I think you can still buy them new (minus inserts) on ebay, but they are getting quite hard to come by.
I use Fuzzibunz and bumgenius. They are fab, so reliable and also easy for my mum and DH to use. I boost them at night with a little insert with the regular.
I've also found the one they both come with is really ample, no need to buy a different one.
They are both pocket nappies. Fuzzi's are sized, but I put DD into a medium when she was about 9 months and she will definitely stay in that until potty training. The bumgenius are birth to potty and of course fit fine. I have only used them on the fully extended setting and its perfect. Not sure how good they are adjusted, but DD is petite too at 19months weighs about 22lbs and didin't need it to be smaller.
I find the fit on the bumgenius really good as it has very stretchy fastening tabs, have never leaked either, unless she's in them too long. i.e. if not changed first thing on waking up but by then she's had a good 12 hours of absorbency.
Ceolas, after much soul searching about my poor DDs recurrent eczema and rashes in her nappy are, we are sadly giving up on reuseables . Anyhoo, I have a couple of pink BG V2, and some lilac and pink fuzzibunz that I'm going to sell (impending DC is a blue one, so I don't think he'll thank me for girly coloured nappies). They have all only been used intermittently for about 6 months and are in very good condition.
CAT me if you are interested or email daisybump at yahoo dot co dot uk
I'm not sure ceolas..... I need to check exactly what I have re outers and inserts. I bought some of the old style fuzzis minus inserts as I had a load that I was given and then some of the new style ones, but not sure whether they had inserts or not. I do have some whiter and fresher looking inserts so they must've done. Let me sort them all out and I'll get back to you
I had a bad experience with wonderoos also. Leaked terribly. I SO wanted to like them. however, then I found the Fuzzis and BG and wouldn't change either really as they're both great.
Lackadaisycal re eczema, I'm sure you've tried all sorts of things, and this is so obvious, but, have you tried washing the nappies in a really mild non bio liquid? I switched to ecover washing liquid as dd had horrible nappy rash. Was initially caused by thrush and then went on a bit. She was teething which is usually the only time she gets nappy rash. Anyway, it did actually make a huge difference. I also use a great cream from neals yard, and another from weldeda - calendula main ingredient. that pretty much sorted her out in a few days. The neals yard cream is in a huge tub and pricey, but has lasted me well over 6 months if not more.
JUst that I went back to disposables for a bit and it actually made er worse. In fact, every time I change when we are traveling around in hotels with DH from time to time, se gets very sore immediately. I've found it muc better to stick with the washables and use the liquid and those creams. I know eczema is not quite the same, but it can be allergy related so might be that which is the problem...
Oh, lastly, if the nappies are particularily stained or, about once or twice a month, I wash them all adding the ecover laundry bleach to the powder compartment, it just brightens the inserts up again, and is not actually bleach at all, all natural stuff.
Hope you can give it one more try maybe, with the 'tips' i've given you. Would be a shame woudln't it. I know how you must feel about it. I'd hate to have to go to disposables now. I hate it when for a few days!