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post #181 of 257
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Originally Posted by louis View Post
Question for those who use prefolds:

What sort of folds do you prefer for your LOs?
The fold I do is, I think, newspaper? Basically I lay her butt on it flat, then fold the "front" part into thirds, bring it up through her legs, then kind of unfold/spread the top "front" part enough to stretch across her front, bring the back wings around and snappi.

I did the "twist" style for a while when she was new, but didn't like it as much.
post #182 of 257
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Originally Posted by sk8boarder15 View Post
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).
I'd say 6 newborn covers, 4 small covers. And I'd definitely get the other Prefolds that you're thinking about getting.

I really wouldn't worry too much about fitteds at first, if money is an issue. They are good for overnights once the baby starts sleeping well, but while the baby is still in newborn size, he/she will be pooping like every hour or two day and night. So you'll have to be changing constantly anyway, and the extra absorbency of the fitted doesn't matter.
post #183 of 257
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
The fold I do is, I think, newspaper? Basically I lay her butt on it flat, then fold the "front" part into thirds, bring it up through her legs, then kind of unfold/spread the top "front" part enough to stretch across her front, bring the back wings around and snappi.

I did the "twist" style for a while when she was new, but didn't like it as much.
That sounds more like the angel wing fold?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccgXWS2MRA this is newspaper fold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt52Gs8YmUw this is angel wing (I personally do not fold the prefold until AFTER baby is on it for this one though)
post #184 of 257
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
That sounds more like the angel wing fold?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccgXWS2MRA this is newspaper fold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt52Gs8YmUw this is angel wing (I personally do not fold the prefold until AFTER baby is on it for this one though)
Okay, yeah, it's most like the Angel Wing fold. Except I don't fold the entire diaper all the way down, I just lay the baby on it while it's laying flat, and leave the butt part flat. I just fold the "front" part. Plus I use GMD prefolds so I don't have to fold down any extra length in the front.
post #185 of 257
I'm so excited as I just ordered the rest of my diapers so I will at least be set fot the first few months. Here is my current stash.. a mix of hand me downs, gifts, and stuff I bought!

GMD Prefolds
18 - infant
18 - small
12 - meduim

6 KL 0s fitteds.

2 thirsty sz small fitted

1 little lion fitted (not sure on the size)

4 lil Joey AIOs

2 sz small BG AIOs

4 One Size BG AIO

1 Happy Hiney Pocket (the only pocket in my collection. lol. Just to add some confusion)

1 KL one size cover
2 thirstys XSmall covers
2 Thirstys Small covers
4 Thirstys duo sz 1
1 wool sm cover
1 wool meduim cover

I THINK thats all! I also bought a wet bag, and a pail liner, wool wash, and cloth wipe solution. If the KL fitteds go well I will buy more in the next size, and I plan on buying more wool covers on etsy when we have some more money. Looking forward to getting some unique covers.
post #186 of 257
Thread Starter 
You look pretty set on diapers... you may need a few more newborn covers, though.
post #187 of 257
sk8boarder - you do have quite a stash. good stuff!

We haven't gotten any wool covers b/c I can't bring myself to spend the money on the covers. I know they are supposed to be amazing. I'm also nervous about a wool allergy as my mom is super allergic to wool.

Cute story from last night: DH and I were in the baby's area messing around with the used BG diaps we just washed and I was telling him about all the prefold folding options. So we got one out and I showed him a few of the folds on a stuffed rabbit that's sitting in the crib right now. DH practiced the newspaper fold (he called it the burrito fold) and we snappied it right on the rabbit. It's pretty darn cute and I'm glad to see him so excited about cloth diapering! The rabbit is still diapered and sitting in the corner of the crib. DH was proud of his work.
post #188 of 257
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DH practiced the newspaper fold (he called it the burrito fold) and we snappied it right on the rabbit. It's pretty darn cute and I'm glad to see him so excited about cloth diapering! The rabbit is still diapered and sitting in the corner of the crib. DH was proud of his work.
Hehehe, that is cute. And there is nothing better than a guy who is not scared to change diapers. I've been very impressed that mine matches me diaper for diaper when he's home (although we rock-paper-scissors for the poop diapers).
post #189 of 257
My UPDATED 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
2 One size Flip covers
6 Flip stay dry inserts
1 NB AIO from an Etsy store ($7.99 and it's freakin adorable lol)
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
24 flannel/flannel wipes ($5/doz from an etsy store!)
1 bottle diaper wipe solution
3 snappis
1 large planet wise wet bag

I'd love to see some pics of your stashes if anyone is up to it
post #190 of 257
ok, I placed a big order on GMD today Got 24 newborn orange prefolds, and one each of their newborn/small wool covers. I'm trying to stay away from synthetics this go round....in a couple of weeks I will buy 36 yellows and a few wool covers in the next size up, and then I should be set for a while
post #191 of 257
I decided to order some flats from GMD and they should get here today!
I'm hoping I really like using the flats and can just buy more of them and not have to worry about more sizes. If not it'll be back to the prefolds
post #192 of 257
I discovered that cheapie receiving blankets are the same measurements as the smaller GMD flat folds. I'm not certain it's cheaper yet, but I think so. Another thing to check is that the flannel tends to get tighter as it's washed, making it near impossible to pin (and totally impossible to snappi). I made a bunch of flats out of flannel when dd1 was a baby and got really frustrated with the whole thing. Anyway...just thought I'd throw that out there if anyone was interested in checking it out.
post #193 of 257
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! I FINALLY ordered my first round of diapers!!! 30 infant prefolds, 4 Thirsties Duo Wrap covers, and 2 snappis. I'm disproportionately excited

Of course, now I am lusting over other things to try: some of the Wonderwraps OS covers that are on clearance, some fitteds for overnight....
post #194 of 257
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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! I FINALLY ordered my first round of diapers!!! 30 infant prefolds, 4 Thirsties Duo Wrap covers, and 2 snappis. I'm disproportionately excited

Of course, now I am lusting over other things to try: some of the Wonderwraps OS covers that are on clearance, some fitteds for overnight....
Yay! I know what you mean, I'm being ridiculously greedy about all the diaper items I want LOL. I am very seriously upset by the fact that I don't have any fitteds or wool

I AM planning on getting some basic fitteds from Bugga Bugga Boutique as soon as I can (Aug 13 is when she restocks!) but I think I may be SOL on the wool. We are just too tight financially for me to spend much more, dangit.

I really want some Kissaluvs 0, and some cute fitteds from Little Boppers, maybe a mutt or two to try and of course a Goodmama. I'm such a sucker for cuteness. I don't want to spend much on the really cute ones until the LO is born though so I know what adorable gender-specific things I can get.
post #195 of 257
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Originally Posted by Marilyn82 View Post
I'm such a sucker for cuteness.
I am SO glad that I am NOT CD is a cost-savings endeavor for me, so part of the reason it took me SO LONG to order is that I was looking for *the best deal*! I got all of that for less than $100 brand new, so I feel pretty good about it. If I were looking at the cuteness factor, I could be in some serious trouble!!!

And it's funny, but I'm intimidated by anything except prefolds and covers because then everyone starts talking about washing methods and stripping, and my lil' ol' head just starts to spin.
post #196 of 257
I finally started washing my diapers today!! YAY
I've been putting it off for so long because the "washing routine" was intimidating. But I don't have to worry about that quite yet, I just need them ready for baby. Luckily I bought my prefolds "new" but from a momma that had already prepped them. Yay for less work there. I did get the flats I ordered brand new though, so I need to prep them some.
post #197 of 257
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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post
And it's funny, but I'm intimidated by anything except prefolds and covers because then everyone starts talking about washing methods and stripping, and my lil' ol' head just starts to spin.
Me too! I felt like I needed a PhD in diaper washing to figure it all out...so we went with the prefolds and covers. And the bonus was that they were much less expensive than all of the other options (which definitely helped sell DH on the whole concept...and he thinks that diaper covers are just adorable, which also helps..).

(Although I do have to admit that in a fit of weakness b/c of a clearance sale I bought some Thirsties fitteds and two BG AIOs, but I'm hoping the Thirsties will be worth it for nighttime changes and I have a long while to figure out how to wash the BGs, since they most likely won't fit baby any time soon...)
post #198 of 257
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Originally Posted by Marilyn82 View Post
I think I may be SOL on the wool. We are just too tight financially for me to spend much more, dangit.
Recycled wool is a cheap way to go, and you do not need many of them. I generally used wool for nights because even the trim ones are bulkier than regular covers.
The WHAM I got my recycled covers from no longer has a shop, but I found these on Etsy and there are lots more at various prices:
Little Friends - $13.50
Chasin Daisies - $11
post #199 of 257
Laurski--I think we must've been perusing the same clearance because those Fab Fitteds were also calling my name!!
post #200 of 257
My stash is set, except for a little more wool as we didn't start using wool until ds2 was a little bigger. That I will wait on because my favourite pieces are not so gender neutral.
Newborn
13 KL0s
6 Thirsties fitteds
2-4 Mutts (2 are not so gender neutral)
4 itty bitty graes prefolds
6 Fuzzi Bunz
1 pair of longies
1 Luxe wool cover
2 thirsties covers
6 Bummis SWW covers

Small

13 Fuzzi Bunz
12 yellow edged GMD prefolds
2 PB&E prefolds
4 WAHM obv prefolds
4 Bummis SWW covers
2 Luxe wool covers
1 WCW cover
some wool may start to fit here

Medium

10 Fuzzi Bunz
12 GMD prefolds
a few Bummis SWW covers
lots of boyish wool (and some gender neutral) in this size longies and shorties

One Size
I think about 20 Goodmama fitteds as they were the only thing that worked well fit wise and sensitive skin wise for ds

I'm going from mainly memory here so I think I've covered it. I'm excited to do the newborn fluff this time.
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