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post #161 of 257
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Originally Posted by Lit Chick View Post
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.
I don't know -- we have the worst smell now that my daughter is potty trained except for nights. All those stinky pee diapers sitting around for a week. It can take your breath away when you open the pail. I'm almost looking forward to having to do diaper laundry more often when the baby comes because it will smell less! In the meantime, though, I'm going to try your tea tree oil trick!
post #162 of 257
Yes, DD's toddler pee is really stinky. Luckily her "sleeping pants" are usually dry. I can't trust her around toilet paper so we mostly use cloth wipes. I am also using cloth wipes, too. So with me going pee like 15 times a day we are still washing every other day or so, so things don't get too stinky.

I am planning to try prefolds with the new baby since I didn't start CDing DD until she was about 2 months old and didn't go full-time until about 6 months so DD's dipes are too big for a NB. I have lots of hand-me-down infant prefolds and bought some covers, but the prefolds seem to big for the covers. Also, I am getting nervous about using prefolds in general! I don't want newborn poop leaking all over the place.
post #163 of 257
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I think the covers are what matters when it comes to leaky poop. I do snappi prefolds, but I never had poop escape a Thirsties cover. I constantly had poop escaping Bummis Whisper Wraps-- from prefolds and from fitteds.
post #164 of 257
Ugh, toddler pee. yeahh, that's different. Since DS is only in cloth overnight, they REEK. And, after a few weeks of great control, he's started to soak again and bleh! We might go back to overnight 'sposies.

The tea tree oil was good when I was washing much more often. Now, with just a diaper a night, I let them air-dry on top of my washing machine until the weekend. Then they only stink when they get wet again.

I am frustrated - he was making such good potty progress and then he reversed. Normal I know, but sigh.
post #165 of 257
I haven't even figured out what's in my stash yet. With DD, we used mostly Bummi's covers and prefolds from a diaper service for a long time (no place to wash dipes in our old place). By the time we moved and were ready to quit the service, we were able to get away with may a dozen unbleached prefolds for day with Bummis, and Drybees bamboo fitteds with an insert with the Bummi's superbrites (from Galatea's store!). And one Bamboozle.

I think this time around we might use a diaper service for the first six weeks, and then do them on our own. So I'm looking forward to exploring the world of fitteds and all-in-ones.
post #166 of 257
I have a TON of flannel receiving blankets (garage sale finds are awesome) so I think I'm going to find some tutorials on turning them into diapers too.
post #167 of 257
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Drybees bamboo fitteds with an insert with the Bummi's superbrites (from Galatea's store!). And one Bamboozle.
Thank you!

For a pail, we just do a 13-gallon trash can with a Planet Wise pail liner. I only have 1 and just stack up the diapers while it is being washed (2-3 hours.)

The Econobum prefolds really aren't meant to be Snappied at all, just folded in thirds.

I do like square prefolds for the NB and S sizes - just not for M and L. I dislike how wide the center panel got and can get a much trimmer fit with a premium size prefold. But every baby is different.
post #168 of 257
I bought my first CD gear A Planet Wise liner from Galatea's store!

In a week or two, I'm going to finally get to buy my prefold and cover starter kit. Finally...as soon as we get our darn rental rented again!
post #169 of 257
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I'd like a couple more totes, and another pack of Snappis. But (excluding some medium fitteds for Em), I've got the diaper stash completed for Ozzy. Now, once I get a dresser for him, and sort through and wash all the clothes, I'll at least have the diapers/clothes/carseat (trifecta of truly necessary) all done.

ETA: Oh and I need my husband to give me a box of rags. He's a painter and they use boxes of cloth rags at work all the time, he said he can save me a half-empty one and I can replenish my supply of cloth wipes.
post #170 of 257
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ETA: Oh and I need my husband to give me a box of rags. He's a painter and they use boxes of cloth rags at work all the time, he said he can save me a half-empty one and I can replenish my supply of cloth wipes.
I have nine bajillion girlie colored flannel receiving blankets. If I cut those up, they should work as cloth wipes, right?
post #171 of 257
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I have nine bajillion girlie colored flannel receiving blankets. If I cut those up, they should work as cloth wipes, right?
Yep.
post #172 of 257
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I have nine bajillion girlie colored flannel receiving blankets. If I cut those up, they should work as cloth wipes, right?
Pink Bunch - I'm using cotton flannel I bought by the yard on clearance at the fabric store because I didn't have any receiving blankets yet. Those will work great cut up. I just don't know if you would have any issues with fraying if you don't serge them or something.

I can finally post that I have a stash!
We have:
25 infant sized indian prefolds
6 thirsties size one duo wraps
2 snappis
6 diaper pins (in case I need them)
50 ish homemade cloth wipes
25 used various generation BG AIOs
6 new 4.0 BG AIOs
1 large hanging Planet Wise wet bag
1 medium Planet Wise wet bag for the diaper bag

I feel like we are doing okay. I'm hoping to buy regular sized prefolds soon, but the cotton babies brick and mortar only carries the premium, rather than the regular which are only available online.

Kelly1101- I know you are a big fan of the Thirsties sized covers. Do they only come with velcro or can you get them with snaps? What are your thoughts on how their velcro wears?
post #173 of 257
Thanks louis and Kelly! I'm not worried about fraying--if they get too bad, I'll toss them. They're too small to use as blankets anyway, but they make decent changing pads too.

louis--your stash looks great! Are you planning to use the BGs for overnights? And I know you can get the Duos with snaps, but I'm not sure about the sized Thirsties. I have been warned to stay away from Aplix unless you are handy enough to replace it yourself.
post #174 of 257
I totally used the cut up flannel blanket wipes w/DD and they worked great. They did fray, but I would just trim them occasionally and it was fine... Gotten make some more of those!
post #175 of 257
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louis--your stash looks great! Are you planning to use the BGs for overnights? And I know you can get the Duos with snaps, but I'm not sure about the sized Thirsties. I have been warned to stay away from Aplix unless you are handy enough to replace it yourself.
I've heard that BGs are bulkier and are better for overnights, so I think we will start with that method. The duos we received as gifts (4 of them) are aplix and the ones we just bought ourselves are snaps. We will have to see how they both work out before we buy the size twos. I am hoping I am handy enough to replace it as it wears out - the used BGs we got will probably need a bit of it replaced before the little one grows out of them.
post #176 of 257
Although I can sew and would be able to replace aplix, we also went with the Thirsties Duos with snaps for two reasons - 1) baby can't undo them as easily down the road (not such an issue with the smaller size probably) and 2) we have three cats that shed everywhere, and I'm not the world's best housekeeper, so many velcro things in our house (especially those being dragged along near floor level during the crawling phase) get filled with cat hair and stop working.

So far we've got cloth wipes, 18 fuzzibuns one-size, 6 size 1 thirsties duos, 1 size 2 thirsties duo, 12 infant prefolds, and 12 premium prefolds. I figure depending on baby's size when she's born and how quickly she grows we can buy another dozen prefolds in either or both sizes pretty cheaply. DH really wanted a bunch of pocket dipes as he doesn't love the idea of dealing with prefolds, so we'll figure out what works best for us moving forward and add to the stash as necessary.

Oh, we've also got a pair of crankypants longies. I'm still not sure I really understand what people use them for or how to care for them, but since they're sized at 12-18 months I've got time to figure that out. They're definitely cute - I'll give them that!
post #177 of 257
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Kelly1101- I know you are a big fan of the Thirsties sized covers. Do they only come with velcro or can you get them with snaps? What are your thoughts on how their velcro wears?
I don't know if they come with snaps, I only use the velcro ones. So far I haven't had a problem with the velcro, the longest I used any size was 10 months and it was fine. I would machine-wash them with the diapers, but pull them out and air-dry them rather than machine-dry them. And I used the "laundry tabs"-- where you stick the velcro before you wash them, so that the velcro isn't going around in the laundry tearing at the diapers.
post #178 of 257
Question for those who use prefolds:

What sort of folds do you prefer for your LOs?
post #179 of 257
I am lazy and folding impared, so I almost always use a newspaper fold when I use pfs

With the right covers, I can also do the wing fold, and it usually catches any poop. It's basically the newspaper with the back side flared out - you can pull the "wings" to the front and snappi, or just use the cover to hold it in place.
post #180 of 257
Not sure how many more diapers to buy.... Currently I have
2 newborn (lil Joey) AIOs
2 KL 0's fitteds
2 Bum Genius small AIOs
4 Bum Genius One Size AIOs (guessing I won't really be able to use them for some time)
6 GMD newborn prefolds
6 GMD small Prefolds
4 covers (one small thirstys, one one size kissaluv, two smaller wool)


I'm thinking about getting another dozen newborn GMD PFs
another dozen GMD small Pfs
4 thirsties duo covers
and 4-6 more KL 0s (I wish I could do ALL fitteds, but the price is crazy).

Do you think that will be a good amount? I'm hoping to do fitteds at night. Pre-folds and some fitteds in the day, and keeping the AIO's on hand for when we go out, or for my husband, untill he is comfortable with the pre-folds (he's only used disposables before, but is willing to learn).
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