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post #41 of 70
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Originally Posted by AuntieLiz View Post
Those of you who have already CD'd other kids.. which type of CD do you prefer, and why? Which has the best leakage and "blowout" protection? Which are the easiest to take care of (changing and laundering)?
I've narrowed it down to either prefolds w/covers or one-size pocket dipes. (I know I have plenty of time to choose, but modern CD'ing is so new to me. I haven't used cloth diapers on a baby since I was 6 years old and "helping" my own mother.) (I got to fold. lol)
Would it be any help if I say "both"?

No, I know. Here's my preference: With a newborn, I find covers and CPFs to be really easy. We use a tri-folded CPF with Prowraps or a snappied prefold with a wool cover (made from reclaimed wool or hand-me-downs from friends). I really like doing it that way with newborns. When we're out and about we use BumGenius (I only have four of them - I'm hoping to get more before this babe is born).

We have about 8-10 Medium/Large/Petite Toddler Fuzzi Bunz to use when the wee one is older - these fit my daughter from age 1 to potty training and my son from 4 months (he was a tank) and he's still in them. I prefer FB after the introduction of solids though - they seem to handle solids poo better than runny newborn poo.

Honestly, my advice to everyone who's just starting is to get some sort of trial package where you can try a bunch of different things out. Everyone has a different answer, you know? When I started, I was amazed at how many people had these large and random stashes, but as I've been CDing for six years now, I realize that they're like that because you use different things at different times.
post #42 of 70
With my first, we didn't start CDing until 15 months. If I had known how easy it was going to be, I would have done it from day one! And I agree, disposables have more horrible blowouts, poop up the back every time.

This time we'll be starting right away. One alternative I've heard of, for the meconium poops, is disposable diaper liners. They're thin like toilet paper, and you can just pop them into the toilet. My husband really likes this idea. The fleece square idea that someone mentioned is great, too, though! They wouldn't be flushable, but reusable is always better. Still, it's just until the meconium goes away, and the flushable liners waste less than disposable diapers would.

I'm a bit undecided about what kind of diaper to go with. I liked our AIO BumGeniuses for pure ease of use and trimness, but they weren't so easy to wash. This time I want to see how many organic all-in-ones with interior flaps I can finagle out of gift-givers (they're expensive, but awesome) - and they have to have snaps, I'm fed up with velcro in the wash, getting full of fuzz and not sticking. I've never tried snaps, but I'm hoping they'll be better. All-in-twos would probably work too. I don't like pocket diapers - I just don't like having to fish the wet insert out... but I know people who swear by them. And I've never seen the point of fitteds under a cover, they just seem so bulky - but people love that combo too. Our set of 13 prefolds is still in perfect condition, but I'll probably pick up some small ones too. That's great that they can be used as inserts, I hadn't thought of that! I like those for running around in without a cover, for airing-out.

And on top of all that we're going to try ECing this time. I was gung-ho about it a year or two ago, but now that I'm in the middle of potty-learning with my DS, I'm a bit unsure. Still, doesn't hurt to try.
post #43 of 70
We CDed our DS from day 1 and I loved it! We're definitely planning on CDing #2. Haven't decided on exactly what dipes yet though. We did prefolds and PUL covers with DS and I grew to loathe the PUL. So, I know we're going to do wool and fleece covers with #2, for sure. Just not sure if we'll do prefolds or fitteds underneath yet.... maybe a combo of the two!
post #44 of 70
We used fuzzi bunz in the begining. Now we have Imse Vimse, Bumgenius, Prefolds, Thirsties, and more Fuzzi Bunz.

We are excited to get more use out of our diapers. It seems like she grew out of the small size fast! (our 16mo old). She is still in mediums.

Cloth diapers ROCK!
post #45 of 70
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For me, I couldnt stand the disposable perfumey smell once it was soiled.
I have been browsing around looking at all the adorable tiny sweet little cd's, getting so excited!
post #46 of 70
i started c-d after the newborn stage too. i do plan to go right from the beginning this time around though.

took a bit of time to convince dh.
post #47 of 70
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And on top of all that we're going to try ECing this time. I was gung-ho about it a year or two ago, but now that I'm in the middle of potty-learning with my DS, I'm a bit unsure. Still, doesn't hurt to try.
IMO as long as you don't stress about EC there's really nothing to lose.
post #48 of 70
yup, we've done cloth since dd1 was a newborn. I make them now (fitteds) because I'm picky about fabrics and the way they fit. : Usually recycled wool for covers, cause I can't knit yet!
post #49 of 70
I finally got up the nerve to ask DH what he thought about cloth diapers, I knew he wouldnt care too much cause he is a pretty go with the flow kinda guy but I still wasnt sure he wouldnt think I had gone hippy or something! Lol.
Our conversation went something like this-

Me- Would you think Im crazy if I cloth diapered our baby?
DH- No not at all!
Me- Really? You would be ok with it?
DH- Sure!

: So I officially got the go ahead to cloth diaper!!! Now to figure out what I need
post #50 of 70
I'll be clothdiapering again
post #51 of 70
We'll be CDing for the 3rd time. However, my (current) youngest is now 5 and all of our cloth diapers have been retired to the rag bin (we didn't think we'd ever need them again) and I'm trying to decide what kind to get-prefolds or contour shapes???? I would make my own if I knew how (and had the time!). I've noticed that they are awfully expensive these days. Where can I find a good deal on some that are good quality?
post #52 of 70
all i really need to cd a newborn is some newborn covers. i really like thirsties. i only use them for nighttime. i have some os aio i like for day time. they will fit both kids. honestly though, i would like DD to Pl before babe is born. but if she doesnt at least i have enough dipes. i might need some more prefolds too. i will have to count them out. with the fibro I think i will use the dposies at the hasp. the ones they give you for free lasted a week with DD. Then I will feel better enough to start washing the dipes again. DH will not wash dipes. everything else yes, but not dipes. his stomach cant handle certain things. so i do them and he does stuff i dont want to do. fair enough.

i love CDing. it is only a little more work, and a lot less money. that is the main reason i do it. it is so much cheaper than sposies.
post #53 of 70
i will be cd'ing for the 1st time! i'm sooo excited. i often fantasize when hanging out our reusable wash-clothes (that we use instead of paper towels) that i'm hanging out lo's diapers.
post #54 of 70
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Originally Posted by RMM1117 View Post
With Ds I started later on so I missed the whole newborn time for cding. I liked Fuzzi Bunz and Bumgenius and Swaddlebees with Ds. What are you ladies planning on using for newborns?
We have used cloth since the beginning with Paul. We have prefolds and covers. My favorite covers are Bummis super whisper snaps and Proraps. Though I'm trying to find something better for overnights in the beginning, as newborns just go so much! I am hoping to crochet some wool cover wraps. Or get some bummis whisper pants, I think those would work.

Julie
post #55 of 70
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Originally Posted by simple life View Post
We have used cloth since the beginning with Paul. We have prefolds and covers. My favorite covers are Bummis super whisper snaps and Proraps. Though I'm trying to find something better for overnights in the beginning, as newborns just go so much! I am hoping to crochet some wool cover wraps. Or get some bummis whisper pants, I think those would work.

Julie
I love love love wool covers. I think I'll be making several for this wee babe.
post #56 of 70
We will be cloth diapering #4! 1st and second were in disposies occasionally, as I was a working pt single mom at that time. #3 has never been in a disposable. I take that back, 1 swim diaper and 1 sposie on a road trip at my aunts house while I washed diapers.

#4 will be in hand me downs. ;-)

My favorite system is prefolds with a snappie and prorap covers or wool.

I prefer cpf because they are absorbant, cheap, and the fit is infinitely adjustable. Most of my pfs I use on toddler boy are on there third kid at least and still going strong.

Once they are a bit older, for outings, I like having some pocket diapers as well, but they are more luxury than necessity and if I had to choose I would choose the pfs.
post #57 of 70
Oh and snappies are awesome, proraps fit amazingly well for my babies at least, the gussets are great and they are cheap. I knit so I always have shorts and longies and that makes it all so nice. No rashes when we use pfs and wool. Occasionally with regular covers, and more often with pockets (toddler boy is sensitive to the fleece, but my other two weren't)
post #58 of 70
I'm thinking about it. It would be my first time using cloth and I have no idea where to begin.
post #59 of 70
Hi, I'm new to this posting thing. I don't quite understand all the acronyms yet.
You should not be afraid to CD a new born. I was afraid with my first and waited till I had to clean out the diaper in the potty. It was much easier to use cloth when my second was an infant than when she was pooping solids. I made a pattern for a fitted diaper from a disposable and have used them leak free for two babies. I put a regular diaper folded up into the shape of a liner so when I wash it, it opens up completely and there aren't any stains or smell. I made a couple pocket diapers but the liners seem to take on a stink. I have been thinking of making a diaper cover too. I usually just put on a pair of plastic panties to keep her dry.
post #60 of 70
I washed my toddler and my infant's cd's together and never noticed anything peculiar. I used oxi-clean/dreft. How much is Charlie's soap? Where? I did use bleach but I double rinsed them. I don't like stains. (I 'm still using the same diapers they just get better with age.) I lost one diaper in a bleach soak. Soaking will kill a diaper, but washing is fine. I just make sure to double rinse to remove any residue.
ps I use a folded up diaper cloth as a liner for my fitteds so it doesn't get the funk.
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