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post #21 of 257
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Dug out my old newborn prefolds... only 18?

I'd really like another dozen or so...

Plus I'm a fanatic about Thirsties fitted, so I'm going to think about building up more of those... Em still fits in her size S, I may get a couple XS for the new baby, then some M for Em to grow into...
post #22 of 257
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Okay, so I started really obsessing last night and made my Have and Want lists...

Here's my current stash:

18 newborn (clearance cheap) prefolds
12 yellow (small) GMD prefolds
3 small Thirsties fitted
3 small Bumgenius bamboo fitted
3 med Bumgenius bamboo fitted
1 small kissaluv snap-closure fitted (which I don't like)

6 XS Thirsties covers
3 S Thirsties covers
1 S Bummis Super Brite
2 S Bummis WhisperWrap
2 M Bummis WhisperWrap


And here's my Want list, both because Em will be outgrowing these fairly soon, and to supplement to make things easier with the new baby, and because I just want :

12 newborn GMD prefolds (having only 18 prefolds with Em was nowhere near enough)
12 red (medium) GMD prefolds
3 XS Thirsties fitted
3 S Thirsties fitted
6 M Thirsties fitted
4 M Thirsties covers


The new prefolds, and the medium covers, I definitely need. The new fitted diapers... well, I don't NEED them... but I really love my Thirsties fitted diapers, especially for night-time or for car trips or being out and about running errands.


So I took the list to talk to my husband, and I'm making him examine every item with me and starting to talk about the prices, and he said "Kel, don't worry about how much it costs, we're already saving so much money by doing cloth diapers anyway. Just get whatever you think you'll need."

SCORE!
post #23 of 257
So, I need to get some covers and want to know everyone's recommendations. I have a couple dozen prefolds, so I was thinking 4-5 covers. Whatcha think? I have 18 one size that I am sure the baby will fit into once he or she is about 3 months old, so it will just be for a few months.
post #24 of 257
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post
So, I need to get some covers and want to know everyone's recommendations. I have a couple dozen prefolds, so I was thinking 4-5 covers. Whatcha think? I have 18 one size that I am sure the baby will fit into once he or she is about 3 months old, so it will just be for a few months.
If you're thinking PUL, I love, love, love Thirsties. Cause they have the leg-gussets. I hate Bummis Super Whisper Wrap, cause they do NOT have the leg-gussets. Especially at that newborn stage when the baby is having constant breastmilk blowouts, my BSWWs always leaked, my Thirsties never leaked. Sometimes the poop would escape the prefold and get onto the cover, but never made it past the leg-gusset.

I had 6 XS Thirsties covers that Em used until she was 3-4 months old. Could probably do with 5 if you had to. I wouldn't go less than 5, just because of how the poop does tend to blow out of the prefolds, so you end up washing a lot of covers there in the beginning.
post #25 of 257
We plan on CDing from the beginning. I started CDing with my son when he was 1 1/2, and wished i had started sooner (later is better than never!)

I do have a question though.
FOr a NB stash, how many will I need?? I am thinking I will get the one sixe fits all. Seems to make financial sense to get one size that fits all the stages.

So about how many will i need??
post #26 of 257
I didn't start CDing with DS until about 6 months. I used prefolds and covers then mostly because they were so cheap, but DH and our childcare never got on board.

For Christmas, I bought a stash of AIO BG and they are so much like disposables, no stuffing, etc. that DH and childcare are finally on board. This is the first time ever that we don't have any disposables in the house!

So my question is, is anyone out there using AIO? If so, what kind do you like for a newborn? I love the ones I have, but my DS is 15 months now and in a size L. Even the prefolds I have are too big, so I need to get something new, and I figure if DH will use the AIO, then I'm sticking with it.
post #27 of 257
ThreeLittleBirds--I have heard that the one size diapers can be very bulky when used in the smaller sizes because the fabric is folded and snapped up. I haven't actually tried them out, but we have a few CD shops here in MD, you could try to check them out in person.
post #28 of 257
I love my one size. DD was a BIG baby and I started when she was around 16 lbs (3 months). They were not bulky at that stage, but I do plan on doing prefolds and covers for the first bit with this baby.
post #29 of 257
We used one size diapers with DS from about 3 weeks on... they were really bulky, but we just kinda lived with it because it was cheaper than buying different sizes It usually meant he was wearing clothes 1 size up (at 3 months he was wearing 6 month bottoms etc). This time around we might splurge on some small nb dipes, but it wasn't really that bad using the OS with a wee one... though we did wait until his cord stump came off before using them, since the belly button was definitely covered with the diaper at that point.
post #30 of 257
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleBirds View Post
We plan on CDing from the beginning. I started CDing with my son when he was 1 1/2, and wished i had started sooner (later is better than never!)

I do have a question though.
FOr a NB stash, how many will I need?? I am thinking I will get the one sixe fits all. Seems to make financial sense to get one size that fits all the stages.

So about how many will i need??
If you do it from the beginning, as others mentioned, the one-size are awfully bulky.

Really I'd start the one-size around 3 months, and just get 18-24 newborn prefolds to last you until then. The really nice prefolds are only about 20 bucks for a dozen, I got my newborn prefolds on clearance for 80 cents each when pregnant with my last baby.

As far as covers, 5-6 in XS or newborn size, 4 in small size.
post #31 of 257
ME! I plan to with this one. I didn't with DD because we used a laundromat to do clothes. But I really want to with this baby. I want to get some AIO's so that DF doesn't complain about them though I'll be doing diapers most of the time anyway. ANyone know a good brand for AIOs or other daddy friendly CD?
post #32 of 257
My .02...

The whole "use the covers again" thing never works for me. Granted, mine are all double-layered covers; I don't have any of the wipe-off PUL on the inside type, which would make a big difference. I didn't buy any of the wipe-off kind because I knew I would be just putting a folded prefold down the middle and didn't want the plasticky feeling on the baby of the PUL, and because the exposed PUL didn't see too durable to me, but maybe I'm wrong on that.

All but a few of my diapers are one-size, and I found it to be a non-issue with my newborn last time. But, she was 9lb 6oz. I have a bunch of mommy's touch one size covers which I like alot. They are easy to snap to different sizes, and get teeny tiny without much bulk. I just use a prefold of the correct size under them. Sometimes instead of having the bulkiness of the snapped down size, I just snap it where I need it to be, and let there be a flap that sticks up over their belly. Didn't seem to bother dd any. The beauty of it is that a.)I can grab a diaper and know that it's going to fit my baby or my toddler, and I don't have to keep track of which diaper belongs to which kid, and b.) well, they still fit my toddler. I have all I need. I try to buy a diaper a month, or every other month, just to keep my stash going and prevent having to buy a ton when these eventually wear out. I almost always pick a one-size pocket now, and have found that the fuzzi bunz are definately the highest quality, and best fit, imo.

But, you can't beat a prefold and a cover. Simple. And, to achieve the simplicity of an aio or a pocket, I fold my covers and prefolds into diapers. Then, I can just pick one up and put it on the baby, no folding or guessing. (And I can also easily grab a few to toss in the diaper bag.)

I have also fallen in love with wool again. I mentioned this on another thread, but I have a problem with my babies being too fat to fasten a prefold on them with a snappi. The correct length isn't wide enough, the wides are too wide, and the long ones just have ridiculous bulk, and I still have trouble making the edges meet. (I've bought a lot of prefolds, can you tell?) If you can't fasten on the prefold, then you can't do a pull-on style cover. BUT, I just discovered how to fold dh's old t-shirts into diapers, using the sleeves as wings to snappi. Beautiful. And so cute. And cheap.

I think I may sew those into fitteds though, because when they #2 and it gets in the wrinkles of the t-shirt. Well, let's just say that's no fun. I decided that that particular t-shirt had been in dh's rag box in the garage. It had already been considered trash. There's just some things I can't do in the first trimester. So, there...consider yourself warned.

Oh, and if you want a wrap style wool cover, you can get them fairly cheap from wallypop.net. I do find that my chunkier babies are not a great fit with the these wraps, but we can make do.
post #33 of 257
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Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
ME! I plan to with this one. I didn't with DD because we used a laundromat to do clothes. But I really want to with this baby. I want to get some AIO's so that DF doesn't complain about them though I'll be doing diapers most of the time anyway. ANyone know a good brand for AIOs or other daddy friendly CD?
We don't use AIOs, but my husband loves the fitteds... which is kind of like an AIO, I think, except the cover is seperate, which isn't that big a deal really. I mean, he CAN snappi a prefold, he's just never been very good at it, and he likes a velcro-fitted where he just puts it on like a disposable, and then puts a PUL wrap cover on top of it. It's an extra step, but there's no learning curve for the dads, and if you want an alternative to AIOs, I like the Thirsties fitted and covers (I have a lanky baby, though, that brand may not work as well for chubbier babies).
post #34 of 257
I've been having so much fun looking at teeny tiny diapers and thinking about what we'll use with this baby!

I think we'll use fitteds/prefolds/pins and wool for the first few months, then switch to AIOs when baby gets squirmy. that worked really well with the last ones - the pins and wool become a pain for me after a while

can't wait to start buying!!!!
post #35 of 257
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Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
ME! I plan to with this one. I didn't with DD because we used a laundromat to do clothes. But I really want to with this baby. I want to get some AIO's so that DF doesn't complain about them though I'll be doing diapers most of the time anyway. ANyone know a good brand for AIOs or other daddy friendly CD?
we use swaddlebees AIOs on our 2 year old and they're great! They do take forever and a day to dry though - just beware of that. Summer, no biggie, they just hang outside, but I hate the 2 or 3 dryer cycles to dry during winter

totally easy to use, though, fairly trim and the side-snaps allow for kids like mine who have tiny waists and bigger thighs
post #36 of 257
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Originally Posted by lindsey8 View Post
I think we'll use fitteds/prefolds/pins and wool for the first few months, then switch to AIOs when baby gets squirmy. that worked really well with the last ones - the pins and wool become a pain for me after a while
pins? not snappi's? I know some people do it, but I have such an outrageous fear of sticking myself I can't imagine why anyone would
post #37 of 257
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pins? not snappi's? I know some people do it, but I have such an outrageous fear of sticking myself I can't imagine why anyone would

I hurt myself pretty badly a few times with a snappi, but pins I can do in my sleep. Even on a wiggly toddler. On a newborn that lays still, its so much easier!

I feel like I can get a much better fit with pins, too. Its just what you get used to, I guess.

I am snappi impaired.
post #38 of 257
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Another snappi fan here. I can do the snappi with one hand on a prefold while using the other hand and one elbow to keep her from turning over and rolling off the changing table. With the pins, there would probably be blood if I tried doing that. Lots of blood.
post #39 of 257
We did cloth dipes with DD2 and I loved it! I can't wait to start doing it again. I have a good newborn kissaluv stash but after that I'm going to have to buy some new stuff as DD2 never grew out of her mediums and they were well used iykwim. I just found a local diaper maker and I'm bidding on the cutest black AIO with an embroidered skull and crossbones and the sweetest red wipes on facebook. I hope I get it!
post #40 of 257
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Originally Posted by L J View Post
I hurt myself pretty badly a few times with a snappi, but pins I can do in my sleep. Even on a wiggly toddler. On a newborn that lays still, its so much easier!

I feel like I can get a much better fit with pins, too. Its just what you get used to, I guess.
Oh I'm actually a little bit jealous. I wish I could love pins. They make prefolds last so much longer. I tried them though with supposedly good pins and it was a disaster waiting to happen.
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