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post #21 of 85
Right now I have a stash of BG 3.0's (they were 2.0's but the velcro failed so Cotton Babies replaced them all for me and they only had 3.0's - very happy with Cotton Babies customer service ), 2 kissaluvs contours and 3 prefolds. A friend of mine made beautiful fitteds for her newborn so I am going to ask her to teach me how to make some of those. Then I just need to get some covers. I'm in the process of knitting a pair of wool longies which should be done by the time this new baby starts college. I have a wool sweater that I felted that I also want to turn into a soaker and a pair of longies. Maybe that will be ready for my first grandchild?

I also just got into using cloth wipes instead of disposable. They are so wonderful! I just bought a huge amount of cheapy washcloths and a friend of mine gave me a bunch of thicker cloth wipes she had made. I wet them all and stick them in a wipe warmer and they work so much better for wiping Sam's poopy bum!! I highly recommend cloth wipes to anyone considering cloth diapers (if you aren't already using them - I know I am a bit behind on stuff . Now, I never need to buy wipes again - yay to saving money!!!
post #22 of 85
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Originally Posted by alicewyf View Post
We're planning on cloth diapering this baby (our first). Right now I am looking at green mountain diapers' Newborn to Infant Kit, which you can find here (scroll down a bit):

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/packages.htm

We will probably be getting it as a gift. Does that look like enough stuff for the baby? If we need more later, we can buy, but I would like to be set for at least the first few months.
Ooh, that's nice! I'm totally keeping this in mind. Might be a good place for a completely uninformed first-time prefold user like me to start.
post #23 of 85
I use mix of cloth diapers on my 14 mo. old and my favorite are pockets. I started when my DS was 6mo. old so I never did a newborn phase. From what I hear from my frined prefold are best for the first month. However I think I am going to just use sposies till the baby is ready for smalls. Last time I was really half dead, wit my LO havig reflux I have hardly slept, so I am thinking dealing with poopy diapers is something I should probably cross off my list for this one.
I am an addict however and I am checking sales all the time. I am waiting to buy to be little further along though.
post #24 of 85
I really want to keep the cloth as simple as possible. I have a front loader and I will be going back to work, so I think that stuff that's easy easy easy to keep clean is paramount. The day care will use sposies, so I'm not worried about them. I'm thinking prefolds+snappi+prowrap covers is the way to go. Everything will hold up, and hopefully by the time the baby is squirmy and trying to get away I'll be really good with the snappi & able to get it on quick! And I don't think people worry about buildup and stuff with prefolds as much as with pockets. I love my washing machine but I know front loaders aren't great for cloth diapers.
post #25 of 85
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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
I really want to keep the cloth as simple as possible. I have a front loader and I will be going back to work, so I think that stuff that's easy easy easy to keep clean is paramount. The day care will use sposies, so I'm not worried about them. I'm thinking prefolds+snappi+prowrap covers is the way to go. Everything will hold up, and hopefully by the time the baby is squirmy and trying to get away I'll be really good with the snappi & able to get it on quick! And I don't think people worry about buildup and stuff with prefolds as much as with pockets. I love my washing machine but I know front loaders aren't great for cloth diapers.
When my ds's got squirmy, I would just trifold the dipes in a bummis super whisper wrap and forgo the snappi all together!
post #26 of 85
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Originally Posted by rjruiz_415 View Post
I just used infant pfs with DD as a newborn, and then i moved into other made-by-mama fitteds and pockets and what not a little wool, fleece, and PUL covers as well. I got in on a pf co-op a while ago, so i have dozens of new pfs in the preemie/nb size, infant size, and regulars. I also dyed 2 dozen infant pfs a year ago during a baby lust phase-lol. Those are still nice and folded waiting for this baby. I also have made a few diapers. I am a wee bit of a fabric addict,lol Some I made during my last pg (m/c) and i made one this time:
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...iapers/041.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...iapers/043.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...iapers/044.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...iapers/045.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...iapers/047.jpg

Those are SOOO cute what pattern are you using?
post #27 of 85
I have always used Kushies. They are cheap and easy, but I got really sick of them this time they look gross and old really fast and I hate saying "I use cloth diapers, but don't look at dd's they aren't cute right now." I always saw the look in peoples eye like "See I knew Cloth was gross." So I bought 15 Fuzzi Bunz in assorted neutral colors. I really like them I tried them out on dd and they are so much sleeker and cuter. I've still got some newborn kushies that are still cute because you only use them for a week anyway. I'll use those again this time and then switch to the Fuzzi Bunz. I used newborn cloth with dd and honestly newborn diapers are the easiest to do. They are little and wash really easily.
post #28 of 85
So, with my daughter now we are still using disposables. I KNOW! I would really like to start using CD but we having been traveling most of our little ones life. So, I am thinking about starting soon. Traveling has come to an end and I can't imagine traveling when the baby is born. I have no idea where to start? What are some good websites for somebody who is just thinking/or starting out? Is cleaning them hard to do? Thanks!
post #29 of 85
We CD'd with DS until he was 18 mo. Then we switched to sposies. We were using the gDiaper covers stuffed with PFs or autotowels. We used FBs at night. It was pretty cheap as far as CDs go. We stopped because DS was about to outgrow the last size of gDipes, plus he had figured out how to take them off.

I'd like to go back to cloth with the new one. I still have all of the inserts, so we would just need new covers (DS trashed his covers - he often only wore a diaper and they got covered in food).
post #30 of 85
it feels like i've been done with cloth diapers for so long! i guess i need to look at my stash and see what i need. new ones are too $$$ fo rus this time so i will break out the old serger and sewing machine and make some more. now to find the time!
post #31 of 85
I've used cloth diapers until 2 months before leaving South Africa. Our container arrived on Friday and I can't wait to start using the cloth diapers again. I have enough for this baby from the stuff I bought from a place in South Africa!
post #32 of 85
I just started looking at the premium prefolds my youngest is wearing and realized a lot of them need to be replaced. They are starting to literally shred!
post #33 of 85
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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
I love my washing machine but I know front loaders aren't great for cloth diapers.
Why aren't front loaders great for cloth diapers? I have a front loader and it seems to be doing well.... Just curious in case there is something I need to look out for...thanks!
post #34 of 85
indian prefolds and super brites!!!!!! I HATE stuffing and AIOs are crazy for how much you change them - fitteds are fine but I hate how long they take to dry - plus why when I LOVE PREFOLDS!!!!
post #35 of 85
We will most likely start with a combination of prefolds and Kissaluv's 0's. I will probably also use pockets once the babe gets a little bigger. Our daycare cloth diapers and she does not have a preference as to what I send so that really helps.
post #36 of 85
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Originally Posted by Amberoxy View Post
Why aren't front loaders great for cloth diapers? I have a front loader and it seems to be doing well.... Just curious in case there is something I need to look out for...thanks!
Oh, I've just heard that people have problems getting diapers clean in them since they use less water. If it works for you, no need to worry! Hopefully I'll have an easy time as well!
post #37 of 85
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Oh, I've just heard that people have problems getting diapers clean in them since they use less water. If it works for you, no need to worry! Hopefully I'll have an easy time as well!
Thanks for the info I used to have a top loader and the front loader seems to do as well as the top loader did. Hopefully you will have good results too
post #38 of 85
I had been using BG 3.0s for Maya for about 6 months, I think? This time I'm thinking of starting with GMD prefolds and I'm not sure what covers yet... maybe BSWW.
post #39 of 85
Hi, I'm new to this whole cloth diaper thing (actually I'm new to the diaper thing in general) and I'm definitely interested. I'm not really sure where to start though. I've read some sites that suggest waiting until after delivery because of size and fit issues and also some recommendations to buy a few of a number of different types and brands to try out before buying a starter package in order to avoid having a large amt of diapers that you don't like. Does this sound right? Did most of you use cloth from the very start? Is there a site that navigates the pros and cons of different cloth diaper systems (prefolded, inserts, etc) without trying to sell a particular brand? Are certain types harder to clean? Thanks!
post #40 of 85
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Originally Posted by AniellasMommy View Post
Those are SOOO cute what pattern are you using?
These are from the HHS pattern.
http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=42483&vid=1224
I am also using a bunch of other patterns from over on diaper divas
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