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post #381 of 393

Thanks!  That helps.  I think I might get a couple different Loveybums in different sizes.

post #382 of 393

I wonder if you only rolled the edges up enough to make a tube so the pf can be pulled across the thigh (instead of hips like a fitted) if that would help.  With my other two I would do the angel wing fold, but when snappy-ing I would only fold the front and once I had it on tight I would tuck in the rest around the legs to make a psuedo-gusset, I *think* that worked ok for us wink1.gif

post #383 of 393
Thread Starter 

Jumping in to update.  We're still great with prefolds, snappy and wool.  I got a pair of whisper pants, which I like way better than the thicker wrap style PUL.  They seem comfortable and they're trim for when we want to use regular clothes and cheap for a back-up cover ($6).  I also have a Loveybums fleece cover and think fleece is going to be a good choice for us if we find we need covers that can be machine washed.  Also I LOVE our pair of interlock longies and think I'll use them a lot this winter.  

 

I started using a doubler too.  I like the hourglass or trimmer doublers in cotton or stay-dry.  I have a bunch of microfiber thirsties 5"x13" doublers.  Any ideas for how to convert them to hourglass/smaller doublers that can go next to baby's skin?  

 

Here are some links that look really interesting for cheaper diapers: 

 

http://www.babybunz.com/static.php?page=diapering&cat=39

 

http://www.babybestbuy.com/dappi-cloth-pinless-diapers-422.html?zenid=eef31c81566e76f1b0d35072bf5dbca7

 

Oh, and wetbags: Honestly, I think I prefer to just reuse a zip lock bag.  I wish I hadn't gotten a fancy wet/dry bag - too bulky and not practical for me.  

 

 

post #384 of 393
ICM, thanks for the links! I think I will be trying the babybunz! great price! we bought some green mountain fitteds and are loving them, these are much better price so I think I'll give them a try. smile.gif
post #385 of 393
Thread Starter 

I know; great deal, ha?  I've read mixed reviews about whether a snappy can be used with these diapers or I would be jumping on them.  Which GMD fitteds do you have?  

post #386 of 393
cloth-eez workhorse!

LOVE.THEM.
post #387 of 393

We're plugging along with the cloth here. I like the GMD prefolds/Snappi/Wool combo so much that I am selling the WAHM fitteds that I bought in order to buy more wool and larger prefolds.

 

My LO is a super soaker pee-er already so at night I have been using a thirsties hemp doubler in his prefold and a knit pull-up Sbish cover on him. No leaks so far but he is definitely soaked by early morning. dizzy.gif

 

 

post #388 of 393


thanks for the links. we are using kissaluvs countours and hybrids here which have a double attached. the hybrids are still kind of bulky for grace ( too high diaper to baby ratio) we do have a few prefolds that we use when we need a trimmer fit. the countours are good for a trim fit too and they are so soft!.

 

as far as wet bags. i just use a reusable grocery bag. the one i have is waterproof and it only cost a dollar

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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama View Post

Jumping in to update.  We're still great with prefolds, snappy and wool.  I got a pair of whisper pants, which I like way better than the thicker wrap style PUL.  They seem comfortable and they're trim for when we want to use regular clothes and cheap for a back-up cover ($6).  I also have a Loveybums fleece cover and think fleece is going to be a good choice for us if we find we need covers that can be machine washed.  Also I LOVE our pair of interlock longies and think I'll use them a lot this winter.  

 

I started using a doubler too.  I like the hourglass or trimmer doublers in cotton or stay-dry.  I have a bunch of microfiber thirsties 5"x13" doublers.  Any ideas for how to convert them to hourglass/smaller doublers that can go next to baby's skin?  

 

Here are some links that look really interesting for cheaper diapers: 

 

http://www.babybunz.com/static.php?page=diapering&cat=39

 

http://www.babybestbuy.com/dappi-cloth-pinless-diapers-422.html?zenid=eef31c81566e76f1b0d35072bf5dbca7

 

Oh, and wetbags: Honestly, I think I prefer to just reuse a zip lock bag.  I wish I hadn't gotten a fancy wet/dry bag - too bulky and not practical for me.  

 

 



 

post #389 of 393
Thread Starter 

Hey, everyone 

 

We're having success with nighttime cloth and thought I'd share.  We're using a prefold with a pumpkin-butt stay-dry doubler and a kissaluvs wool cover.  My main concerns with nighttime cloth was comfort and leaking.  The baby seems way more comfortable in the cloth and baby is in her nighttime diaper for 10 hours with no sign of leaking.  Another nice thing about the nighttime set-up is that we have only 3 pumpkin-butt doublers so it's a really great way to keep track of when it's time to do laundry.  

 

The baby is starting to out-grow her prefolds - I'm bummed to have to buy new ones and prep new ones already.  Maybe she'll grow slower and I can get a couple more months out of the ones we have.  I hate to buy new and do all the prep and all but because of shipping secondhand prefolds are even more expensive than new ones - bummer!  

 

I'm going to cross post this question in diapering but does anyone know if there is any other wool that is as soft as Kissaluvs?  I've tried lots of brands (LANA, Aristocrats, and lots more) and nothing I've seen even comes close.  I like interlock and the fabric used by Loveybums a lot but other than that I've not found anything else that is as comfortable as the Kissaluvs.  

 

 

 

 

post #390 of 393
Thread Starter 

Oh, one more thing.  This is such a dorky question too and you won't believe but I actually googled it - LOL!!   How do you pack your bag for cloth diapering.  I feel like I am packing for a mini-vacation every time I need to go out for any stretch of time.  Plus, it's difficult to keep a fully stocked bag "on the ready".  Then when I go to use the diapers while I'm out my bag is totally trashed.  How do you fold your prefolds in your bag?  (I think that's a big part of my problem)   Anyone have a good system they'd care to share.  Do you have a style bag that works well?  I'm just using a cloth tote until I find a bag I like.  Do you feel that in order to keep a bag stocked you need more diapers, covers, blankets and etc?  Do you carry a separate mama bag?  My things are always at the bottom of the diaper bag.  

 

Do you think this is a pathetic thing to have to ask?  That's ok...I agree with you!  ROTFLMAO.gif

post #391 of 393

We have a non-diaper bag "diaper bag."  Meaning that it's a black bag with pockets, but not designed to be a diaper bag.  It was actually made by a skateboard/snowboard company.   It has a cross-body or shoulder strap and shorter handles, so can be carried a variety of ways. 

 

For short trips that require a diaper, I can throw a few things in a smaller tote bag.  My bare essentials are:

Changing pad that folds up.  It also has mesh pockets that hold an emergency disposable diaper, wipes, hand-wipes, sunscreen, and burp cloths.

A few prefolds (I just fold them in half and throw them in the bag)

An extra cover and onesie in case of a blowout.

wet bag

 

When we have a longer day and carry the big bag, I add:

Muslin blanket,

Sun hat

Fold-up umbrella

board book and/or rattle

extra breast pads

A few more prefolds

socks and/or sweater and/or baby legwarmers

2 wet bags

 

I use the front outside pocket of the diaper bag for keys, wallet, phone, grocery list, snacks (for me) and anything I need quickly -- burp cloth, favorite toy, lipgloss, etc.

The inside main compartment is for diapers, changing pad, wet bag, and blanket

The mesh inside side pocket has stuff for me -- umbrella, nursing pads, comb or barrette, etc.  Sometimes a magazine.

The other inside side pocket has baby stuff -- change of clothes for him in extra wet bag, extra cover, etc.

There are also two outside side pockets that fit beverages nicely.

 

I try to take a little time every morning that I'm primary parent to re-organize the diaper bag and throw out trash.  When we return from a day out I always empty the wet bag of any diapers and covers immediately and restock with clean prefolds and an extra cover.

 

Whether I use a cloth tote or big bag, I don't carry a separate bag for me.  I just throw my stuff in there, too.

 

post #392 of 393

 



 

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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama View Post

Oh, one more thing.  This is such a dorky question too and you won't believe but I actually googled it - LOL!!   How do you pack your bag for cloth diapering.  

 

We have a really nice Diaper Dude that mom bought us when were expecting #2, because it's supposed to be big enough for 2 kids' diapers.  I have to say, IME, that this is only true if you have 2 kids in disposable diapers!  If we have to go out for more than a couple of hours, our bag is always stuffed to the brim and overflowing out the top.  I'm still working on it (particularly the problem of packing two different sized diapers now that we have 2 to diaper).  Things I've found that help a bit with this:

  • I keep a couple of backup sposies in there; one or two for each kid-- that way I'm not tempted to overpack cloth diapers "just in case."  I almost never need to use them.  These just live in their own small pocket in the diaper bag, along with a handful of dry cloth wipes (I can wet these if necessary to clean up a really big blowout). 
  • If I have disposable wipes, I'll keep a small pack in there, but if not, I just wet a handful of cloth wipes and stick them in a Ziploc bag to take with us.  Then I can count on the dry wipes as my "backups."  I've been known to resort to wet paper towels in a pinch, too, but I don't recommend it. 

 

The things that I tried to always keep in the bag: the backup sposies and dry wipes, a tube of diaper cream, extra diaper pins, a couple of extra hairclips for DD, and a pacifier for DS. 

 

Then, the things I pack for a full day out:

  • Because I'm using 2 different size diapers, I typically take a few prefolds, lay them flat and then roll them up.  One roll for DD, one roll for DS.  Then I throw in 2-3 covers of each size.  That's usually more than enough for the day. 
  • Plastic grocery bag for wet/dirty diapers
  • One change of clothes for each kid
  • Sweater for DD and blanket for DS if it's cold; sunscreen and sun hats if it's hot
  • Bottle of water and a couple of snacks
  • Small book or game, if I need to keep DD occupied
  • My wallet and keys, in a front pocket, and cell phone, in the bag's cell phone holder-- usually that's all I bring along for me.
  • I usually need to bring a sling, which never fits in the bag, so I just drape it over the top of the bag and hope it doesn't fall off.  Not a great system, but it's all I can come up with. 

 

I think that's it!  I think the most important thing to avoid is overpacking -- especially piles of diapers that you really aren't going to use.   I try to remember that I don't tend to change the kids as often when we're out & about, so I can pack a bit lighter and not overload the bag with diapers we won't use.  I also don't use a changing pad - they take up too much space in the bag - but sometimes I'll pack a receiving blanket so I at least have a clean changing surface. 

 

One way to avoid tearing the bag apart when diapering is to pack it intentionally.  I'll usually layer things based on how likely I am to use them: clothes at the bottom, followed by covers, then diapers, then wipes.  Sometimes I'll put one diaper and cover right on top, within easy reach, to avoid digging through the bag during a diaper change.  This only works for the first diaper change, of course, but presumably one can find a minute between changes to rearrange the bag a bit to be ready for the next diaper change, right? 

post #393 of 393
Thread Starter 

Thanks, everybody!!  I found a great bag at a thrift store the day that I posted the question about the diaper bag.  It's not super huge but it has 3 large interior pockets.  1 pocket holds 4 prefolds, the other holds my keys, wallet and cell and the other holds some wipes, an outfit, a zip lock as a wet bag and whisper wrap as an emergency cover.  It's not enough for a full day but it's enough for most outings and not too much to keep stocked.  I've been using another big canvas bag that I just load with the kitchen sink if I'm going to be out the entire day.  

 

Another question:  

 

I need a new nighttime diaper now that DC is too big to wear her prefolds with a doubler at night.  I have the doublers and a nice wool cover already.  What would you do for around $20?  I was thinking of getting 3 hemp prefolds.  I was every 3 days so I only need 3 night diapers.  Thoughts?  

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