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post #141 of 257
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Cause I haven't used the Duos, rotfl.
post #142 of 257
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Originally Posted by mantischick View Post
Now, I've seen mixed reviews on gdiapers. People either love them, or hate them. Does anyone here have experience? I jumped on the chance since I got them for a great price brand new. Worst case, if I hate them, I can re-sell and get something different.
We EC and we loved them once we were dealing with pee-only diapers. The liners are hard to clean and wear out fairly quickly with sturdy washing. We'll probably be using them again despite any problems. They're adorable, trim, and nice to the touch.
post #143 of 257
I vote for bummis super whisper over any other cover.

I had a bunch of thirsties, because they were cute (colors!) and I liked the gusset, but the PUL goes on those REALLY fast. At least if you have harsh water. I hang dry my covers, so abuse was not the issue. DS did not even outgrow them by the time they started to wick.

I switched to bummies and LOVE them. They are crazy sturdy. They also have a snap verision, which comes in super handy when the kiddos learn to remove velcro. I have heard the superbrites are not as long lasting, but you cannot beat the whispers!
post #144 of 257
HELP!

I need, like desperately, to order prefolds. Like yesterday. Sooo....for those of you who use them, what size do you have? My babies are not tiny (my smaller was 9lbs by 2 weeks old), and I will use 'sposies from the hospital till they run out.

I vaguely remember someone saying you only really need 2 sizes, Infant and Medium? Is that right???

Also, what's a good price for bleached prefolds? $1?

I'm starting to panic.
post #145 of 257
FWIW... I'm going by my MIL and own mothers suggestion and not buying different sized prefolds. Back when my MIL cloth diapered her boys, she had no sizing choices, just a different way to fold for a smaller baby. She showed me how, so I'm going with that rather than wasting money on more than one size.
post #146 of 257
So which size did you go with? I know one of my friends did only one size too, but i cannot for the life of me remember which size! I need to get them so I can prep them. Ack...
post #147 of 257
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HELP!

I need, like desperately, to order prefolds. Like yesterday. Sooo....for those of you who use them, what size do you have? My babies are not tiny (my smaller was 9lbs by 2 weeks old), and I will use 'sposies from the hospital till they run out.

I vaguely remember someone saying you only really need 2 sizes, Infant and Medium? Is that right???

Also, what's a good price for bleached prefolds? $1?

I'm starting to panic.
www.greenmountaindiapers.com

Probably not the very cheapest, but not expensive, and the quality is really really good. You could probably get away with just having the yellow edge (small) size for a long time. They may be a bit big at first but if your babies are really large, it could work. I didn't go up to the red edge (medium) with Em until just recently. I like the GMD prefolds because they aren't too long so you don't have to fold them down before putting them on, so they aren't too bulky). I got some clearance ones last time that I hate and don't use, I use the GMDs.
post #148 of 257
Thanks Kelly! How big is Em now? I forget...
post #149 of 257
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She's 15 months and 21 lb. She was in the yellow edge from 3 months to about 13 months. I guess she was about 11-12 pounds at 3 months? And by that point she was really outgrowing the newborn diapers, they were way too small for her. You could probably go right to the yellow edge if you just folded the edges up a little-- it would be a bit bulky on a smaller baby but it would work.

I think on the GMD site somewhere there are pictures of different babies wearing the prefolds, and it says how old and how big they are, so that you can get an idea of the sizes.

ETA: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm scroll down for the pictures. They have 8 week old, 11 pound babies definitely needing the yellow edge. They also have a pic of a 7 lb 10 oz baby in a yellow edge so that you can see what it looks like.
post #150 of 257
Awesome...thanks! Both my girls were 20lbs by 6 months. I think I'd be safe at least getting the yellows to start with. I'm thinking I won't be able to get by without 2 sizes since I tend to have chunkers.
post #151 of 257
My current stash:

15 small Blueberry pocket dipes
24 GMD orange edge (NB) prefolds
12 GMD Yellow edge (small) prefolds
3 NB Bummi covers
1 small Thirsties duo wrap cover
1 small fleece soaker (got it for $3.50 from a Hyenacart store and couldn't resist the adorable owl print...I have a thing for owls lol)
12 flannel/terry wipes
1 bottle diaper wipe solution
3 snappis
1 large planet wise wet bag

and I just bought some Charlie's soap.

Still absolutely need:
more cloth wipes or fabric to make them
A diaper bag or at least a large-ish hobo bag or something.

Still really want:
Various inserts for the pocket dipes (they were used and didn't come with the inserts but I plan on using prefolds if I have to)
A few fitteds (can't stop drooling over goodmamas lol)
A couple AIOs
Some flats to try

I'll eventually have to get more small prefolds and whatnot, but our budget is so tight right now that I think I can make what I have work at least for awhile. I do tend to have chunkers so I'll need the small PFs and covers pretty quickly after baby is born I imagine.
post #152 of 257
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www.greenmountaindiapers.com

Probably not the very cheapest, but not expensive, and the quality is really really good. You could probably get away with just having the yellow edge (small) size for a long time. They may be a bit big at first but if your babies are really large, it could work. I didn't go up to the red edge (medium) with Em until just recently. I like the GMD prefolds because they aren't too long so you don't have to fold them down before putting them on, so they aren't too bulky). I got some clearance ones last time that I hate and don't use, I use the GMDs.
I have to disagree with this... Juliet only fit in the reds from about 4 to 6 months of age - a total waste of money for us. We were better off with plain old premium size. If you do the regular sizes, then you only need two sizes - infant and premium and that's it.
post #153 of 257
Thanks, Galatea! That's what I originally thought my IRL friend said, but then I got SO confused

ETA: Galatea, what do you thing of the Econobums? We're considering them b/c they're just SO cheap...
post #154 of 257
I found that premiums were too big for my long and lean baby until he was much older. Now, that might be because we did not snappi - I am a lazy newpaper folder. We got around that by folding part of it down in front for more absorbancy anyway, but it made for a lot of bulk.
post #155 of 257
Okay, I have ANOTHER question... Yes, I am making this harder than it has to be!!

What do you guys do with dirties? Do I need a hanging wet bag or special pail???

I feel like the CD idiot.
post #156 of 257
I bought 2 bags from thirsties that fit in a kitchen-sized garbage bin (the sort you can have a good lid on) and when full you toss the whole thing (bag and all) in the washer. I bought two so that ... well... if necessary I can be a little lazy on how urgently I get to the laundry LOL
post #157 of 257
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Originally Posted by Galatea View Post
I have to disagree with this... Juliet only fit in the reds from about 4 to 6 months of age - a total waste of money for us. We were better off with plain old premium size. If you do the regular sizes, then you only need two sizes - infant and premium and that's it.
I guess it's a difference of baby shape. Em STILL does not fit right in the "baby/premium" size we got elsewhere. I have to do this big bulky fold down. Compared to fitting right for 10 months in the GMDs. She IS a long/lean shaped baby, that may have something to do with it. But I'd think it would be worse for babies who weren't long and lean-- because rather than being more square-shaped, other prefolds are rectangular-- if they are wide enough to snappi around the waist, they are way too long in the back.



As for diaper pails, we do a 5-gallon bucket (my husband's a painter so it was easy to get one) with a Bummis tote. I actually have two Bummis totes, so that I can throw the tote in the wash with the diapers every time I wash.
post #158 of 257
My babies are not super chunky, though not tiny either, and I've only been able to use snappi's in spurts. I have the same problem as Kelly. If the prefold is wide enough to snappi, it's too long for the baby. I even bought wides at one point for ds, but those didn't work either. The center pad was wide, too, and they were just really strange fitting. I could snappi them, though. I just do the newspaper thing and wash my covers more often. Sometimes with the younger ones, I'll put it on them as if I'm going to snappi, but then just secure it with the cover. Oh, and I've used pins. You have more leeway with those...it's still a pretty snug fit sometimes!
post #159 of 257
Everything is all over the living room floor right now, and I still don't know where half my flats are, not to mention most of our NB clothes.

My morning project was to sort out all the baby clothes, and some of the diapers were in the same bag. I have at least 18, maybe 24 long, thin prefolds which I'm thinking of turning into pre-fitteds, but I'm nervous about it. I really don't have any NB diapers, except for the 6 KL0s I bought. I was going to make a whole huge stack, but my energy levels have not been good and we have so much else to do.

I used snappis a lot when DD was 1-6 months old, but I started to hate them towards the end -- always snagging on things. I want everything this time around to be snap closure or pull-on, except for a few small and NB covers I plan to re-use.
post #160 of 257
I am so glad that other people had the same issue with prefolds and snappis. I thought that my problems with them being to narrow and too long were just folding errors.

I generally use fitteds when BMs are likely, and newpaper folds when I think it's just pee.

As for pails - I got 2 wet liners (forget the brand) that fit into a kitchen garbage can - I got a metal one from wal-mart. When it's full, I wash everything, and put my back-up bag into the can.
I also toss in a wash cloth sprinkled with tea tree oil to help keep the smell down. It is not really bad though - poop is what stinks the worst and you rinse those diapers right away.
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