Originally Posted by musiclady
I really would like a sling or comparable carrier. I dont' want to fool with toting a car seat everywhere! Those things are wicked heavy!
I am excited to find out that we have a "Once Upon a Child" store in our town! I thought we didn't have one, but saw a commercial last night on tv. We have one beside each mall. Hip hip hooray!! Now I don't have to pay full price!
Also- dumb question- I have seriously debated the CD/Pamper route.... do you use a diaper cover for disposables, or is that why they are plastic on the outside? And another dumb question- for those CD lovers.... are they hard to make, are they hard to use, and how do you make them?
Once Upon a Child is still a little spendy, IMO. I tend to wait for their sales. You can sign up for their emails. I like yardsales better, and you can negotiate. We'll have May to yardsale, and the rest of the summer. Well, I don't need to get anything if we have a girl, and if it's a boy, I'm okay clothes-wise for at least the first three months.
Well, I do easy, onesies and gowns, I loooooove gowns for ease of changing diapers, and with a toddler, shew, I don't need any more work. I hardly dressed my DD, was hard-pressed to get her in all the outfits we were given that I liked, there were some I just gave away. It is really easy to get too many clothes. I seriously need to sort the stuff she's in now. I found I dress her in the things that have matching tops and bottoms and easy on and off (hardly any jeans), and other stuff just sits.
I have a bucket, but plan on BWing a lot more early. I hope DD gets better at walking with us and doesn't need to be carried as much.
CDs are soooo wonderful. It is really easy, it depends on what style of diaper you like best. I would suggest getting on DiaperSwappers forum and getting one or two of AIOs, PFs, pocket diapers, fitted and cover. Or find a mama close to you who has a stash. I started with pfs, figured it was cheapest, and found I didn't like the Prowraps covers I got. I think my DD just didn't have chubby enough legs. They never have fit. I found by trial and error that I love laying a pf folded inside of a Fuzzibunz. I am too cheap to buy enough FBs for them to poop, but you can take out the pf and reuse the cover. I alternate a couple of covers a day and let one air out. I also don't like how many covers are plasticy on the inside, FBs have the fleece. I also like using fleece pants/covers over fitteds and have made two darling skirties from Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker
. I don't sew much, but these are super easy to make. I use Old Navy fleece pants, they work great.
Originally Posted by Jayray
So far I haven't bought anything, but have already been given a lot. This is our first baby, first grandbaby on one side, and first great-grandbaby on one side. So I figure people will want to buy us a lot of stuff!
The one thing I'm not sure what to do about is diapers. I want to CD, but they will be a difficult thing to register for unless I just want Gerber prefolds. I've also been given advice not to buy too many of the same kind until the baby is here, so I can figure out which type fits him best. Any advice about this would be appreciated.
We got more than we could use!
You could simply say you are buying diapers, and people could designate money for them.
CDs are sooo much less $$$$$ than disposables.