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post #241 of 257
I'm having a hard time making my secondhand stash work for my long baby. I've got lots of infant prefolds but the wool covers I thought would work are just too puffy. She's got very skinny legs also so getting a tight fold on a baby that hates diaper changes is really hard. I've got BumGenius OS for after Addie gets a little bigger. I'm thinking about keeping the disposable dipes around until then. But that also makes me feel like a sell-out. Ugh. Hormones aren't helping these decisions. :-/
post #242 of 257
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Originally Posted by mrsjtc View Post
I'm having a hard time making my secondhand stash work for my long baby. I've got lots of infant prefolds but the wool covers I thought would work are just too puffy. She's got very skinny legs also so getting a tight fold on a baby that hates diaper changes is really hard. I've got BumGenius OS for after Addie gets a little bigger. I'm thinking about keeping the disposable dipes around until then. But that also makes me feel like a sell-out. Ugh. Hormones aren't helping these decisions. :-/
First,

Now, I have skinny leg babies. It runs in the family. Of course, we all also got the buddha belly genes, making fit even more of an adventure.

All that to say--jelly roll fold. Plus my master trick: after snappying it on, go around the legs, 'tucking' in the roll a bit more (just push the fabric in at the thigh area, almost like rolling a paper tube motion). Then....unhook one side snappy, pull the two parts (front and back of the diaper) tauter, rehook. Do the same on the other side. So you've just tightened the legs up a ton.

Haven't had a poop blowout since doing that. Have had poop on me, but that was more of a butt in air type of sitch.

Oh, and don't feel bad about using some sposies. It's hard enough having a little one, and not doing 100% cloth diapering is fine! Even using just one cloth diaper a day makes a difference. And even if you use NO cloth diapers for the first few months, you still will have used MUCH less sposies than the average person, so still doing good there.

It's not an all or nothing thing. I use sposies at night, since both boys wake up when they feel wet and mama needs her sleep.

Ami
post #243 of 257
I agree that it's not all or nothing. We do sposies at night because that way DS2 sleeps longer. I also have a skinny legged baby, and it's all about the cover. Bummies (my fave) and Thirsties are the best. I do the newspaper fold and wing it out if I think he might poop, but no biggie if he gets the cover - it never blows out. I will use wool later (I have no tiny wool) and then only with my fitteds, usually overnight.
post #244 of 257
There is no surer way to get poop out of an uncomfy baby than to put him in a brand new cute diaper cover and a non-winged prefold.
No blowout, but I do believe more poop was on the cover than the diaper. LOL. At least he's much happier... even if those gussets will never be pure white again....
post #245 of 257
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Originally Posted by Lit Chick View Post
There is no surer way to get poop out of an uncomfy baby than to put him in a brand new cute diaper cover and a non-winged prefold.
No blowout, but I do believe more poop was on the cover than the diaper. LOL. At least he's much happier... even if those gussets will never be pure white again....


I should try this. "The last few days Elias has given me quite a production to poop. This might just make it easier on all of us.

Ami
post #246 of 257
I thought this thread was shorter, but it's not, so I haven't read all the posts, so forgive me.

I'm new to CD, my daughter is 1 month, we use flats (because they are cheapest and I kinda like that I can fold them to fit) and we've made our own wool cover wraps. Our 'diaper pail' is a home depot bucket with a trash bag in it, and I'm using the lanolin I smuggled from the hospital for lanolizing them. Yeah, really really cheapo on the CDing.

I'll post pictures of them when I finish them. I have one that looks like denim and I'm going to sew some 'pockets' on the back to look like denim shorts, thought that would be cute.

Anyone having issues with rash though? Not due to the diaper or detergent, but due to moisture? I would think that with sposies it'd be worse. Any tips?
post #247 of 257
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Originally Posted by AustinMom View Post
Anyone having issues with rash though? Not due to the diaper or detergent, but due to moisture? I would think that with sposies it'd be worse. Any tips?
No issues with rash, both boys seem to have clearer skin with cloth. If it's wetness, do you have any cheap fleece around? The thin kind? If so, cut up some wide strips and put those between the flat and your baby's skin. It will let the wetness through and give a stay dry feeling. Hopefully it will get rid of the rash.

Ami
post #248 of 257
Ok, HELP, we had our first poopy diaper change in cloth. It was weird, and challenging. I forgot to put in the liner, since she poops only every 7-10 days I don't see the point in using them for pee. It was crazy. She pooped, we changed her, in the middle of putting the new one on, she poops again, and we put another on, and poops again. Wow. I tried using a spray bottle to spray off the excess, but I think it just diluted it further into the diaper. So I just chunked them in the wash and did a quick load with some vinegar. I feel like if I would have left one diaper on and waited till I was sure she was done, it would have leaked. Any advice? What do you do with your poop? lol (that sounded funny) It doesn't stink right now since it's mainly breastmilk, but once I start solids.....and it's stinky....what do you do?
post #249 of 257
what do you ladies do once your LO grows out of one size? I have newborn covers that I never used because he was too big and now he's starting to grow out of my small covers as well. What should I do with them now? He's our last baby.
post #250 of 257
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Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
what do you ladies do once your LO grows out of one size? I have newborn covers that I never used because he was too big and now he's starting to grow out of my small covers as well. What should I do with them now? He's our last baby.
Most of mine were gifted to me from mommy forum friends. I'll pass them on to the next person who needs/wants them. (Althought that's secretly killing me! ) I have such an attachment to them ) I'll probably save a couple of super special ones along with her baby clothes.
post #251 of 257
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Originally Posted by AustinMom View Post
Ok, HELP, we had our first poopy diaper change in cloth. It was weird, and challenging. I forgot to put in the liner, since she poops only every 7-10 days I don't see the point in using them for pee. It was crazy. She pooped, we changed her, in the middle of putting the new one on, she poops again, and we put another on, and poops again. Wow. I tried using a spray bottle to spray off the excess, but I think it just diluted it further into the diaper. So I just chunked them in the wash and did a quick load with some vinegar. I feel like if I would have left one diaper on and waited till I was sure she was done, it would have leaked. Any advice? What do you do with your poop? lol (that sounded funny) It doesn't stink right now since it's mainly breastmilk, but once I start solids.....and it's stinky....what do you do?
For breastfed poop, I just throw it in the pail and wash it with the rest, no problem.

For solids poop, since that's a lot more like "human poo" I will shake it off in the toilet. If it doesn't shake and it's messy, I have a diaper sprayer to spray into the toilet. Then wash with the rest.

But yeah, right now his poops go in the pail. If there are stains, you can lay the diaper damp in direct sunlight outside, the sun will bleach breastmilk poo stains right out.

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Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
what do you ladies do once your LO grows out of one size? I have newborn covers that I never used because he was too big and now he's starting to grow out of my small covers as well. What should I do with them now? He's our last baby.
I'll probably give mine away. You could also try to sell them used if they are in good shape.

Newborn prefolds, I hang on to for burp cloths / spill cloths.
post #252 of 257
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Originally Posted by AustinMom View Post
What do you do with your poop? lol (that sounded funny) It doesn't stink right now since it's mainly breastmilk, but once I start solids.....and it's stinky....what do you do?
For EBF poops, they just get washed. I don't even spray off. When solids start, I shake or scrape (with a cheap spatula) into the toilet. This time I'm going to install a sprayer as well.

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Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
what do you ladies do once your LO grows out of one size? I have newborn covers that I never used because he was too big and now he's starting to grow out of my small covers as well. What should I do with them now? He's our last baby.
I think I will sell the ones that are in good condition, and donate the functional-but-stained to my midwives. Ones that are truly ratty will stay with me for dishcloths.
post #253 of 257
Thread Starter 
http://www.amazon.com/bumGenius-8900.../dp/B000ZKHVMU

I have that one. Very worth the money. I love it.
post #254 of 257
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Originally Posted by Lit Chick View Post
There is no surer way to get poop out of an uncomfy baby than to put him in a brand new cute diaper cover and a non-winged prefold.
No blowout, but I do believe more poop was on the cover than the diaper. LOL. At least he's much happier... even if those gussets will never be pure white again....
Update - once all your covers have been soiled, this trick will no longer work. But what does is finally heaving a big sigh and resigning yourself to the fact that there will be no poop today, so you stop waiting for it and throw your diapers in the wash. As soon as you've started the soap cycle - POOP.
post #255 of 257
Thread Starter 
Well, put up my XS diapers for sale.

It's going to suck to let them go. I can't believe he only wore them for 2 weeks. But hopefully someone will buy them and I can buy some Medium covers, since it looks like he will be in Mediums in about another few weeks *sigh*

I can't believe my babies will be in the same size diapers...
post #256 of 257
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Originally Posted by Lit Chick View Post
Update - once all your covers have been soiled, this trick will no longer work. But what does is finally heaving a big sigh and resigning yourself to the fact that there will be no poop today, so you stop waiting for it and throw your diapers in the wash. As soon as you've started the soap cycle - POOP.
I wish either of these methods would work for us. Poor girl has been grunting straining and fussing for 2 days now... still no poop Maybe this means I need to buy a new cover just to put on her and get her to poop!

I usually just try putting her in the cutest outfit I have or letting her lay with only a diaper under her and not on her...I need some new tricks!
post #257 of 257
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Originally Posted by Lit Chick View Post
Update - once all your covers have been soiled, this trick will no longer work. But what does is finally heaving a big sigh and resigning yourself to the fact that there will be no poop today, so you stop waiting for it and throw your diapers in the wash. As soon as you've started the soap cycle - POOP.
yes! this!
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