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post #101 of 129

I have about 30 newborn diapers and about the same in rotation of our one size for DS.  When DS was a newborn I would change up up to 12-18x/day depending on how often he pooped, if he pooped on the new diaper after I removed the dirty, peed on the new diaper before it was on, etc.  I like having extras as you never know if you will have a CS or something else that may make it hard to wash daily.  Having 2 doz one size diapers in rotation at 3+ months worked fine for us (but I am addicted and have more like 50 or so.  I plan on using them all for this LO and the next if we are lucky :) (hope to use the same diapers for 3).  As a toddler you will find that you change them less frequently as they PL and learn to hold it more.

 

GL!

post #102 of 129
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Originally Posted by mythik View Post

I have about 30 newborn diapers and about the same in rotation of our one size for DS.  When DS was a newborn I would change up up to 12-18x/day depending on how often he pooped, if he pooped on the new diaper after I removed the dirty, peed on the new diaper before it was on, etc.  I like having extras as you never know if you will have a CS or something else that may make it hard to wash daily.  Having 2 doz one size diapers in rotation at 3+ months worked fine for us (but I am addicted and have more like 50 or so.  I plan on using them all for this LO and the next if we are lucky :) (hope to use the same diapers for 3).  As a toddler you will find that you change them less frequently as they PL and learn to hold it more.

 

GL!


Wow.  That is definitely not something I can afford :)  Not if I use B4's, at least.

 

post #103 of 129
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Wow.  That is definitely not something I can afford :)  Not if I use B4's, at least.

 

I didn't have that many NB dipes but I had to wash about every day or so. You could get away with half that many but I would def. see if I could get some good deals used where they won't be in them for very long but yours might be in them longer where you expect the baby to be small. I think I had around 15-18 maybe but i was sometimes pretty much waiting for a diaper to get out of the dryer too and OS don't fit them when they are that little unfortunately. I just saw that you can get swaddlebees fitted on clearance at swaddlebees.com for $8 which is half price. They are irregular but I would think they would still work great & for that price i would totally snag a few. Maybe get a little bit of a variety. There are often sales & retailmenot.com has coupon codes. Once the baby gets to 10 lbs you can get OS & have them actually last :)
 

 

post #104 of 129

B4s are pricey but I only have 1 newborn sized and a bunch of misc newborn diapers that I got good deals on along with the bamboo prefolds (which I bought for $3/each on diaperswappers.com).  The B4s I have that are one size I bought 90% used and a few new ones that were on sale.  Most used were about $15 a pop so about 1/2 the price of a new B4.   There are ways to stretch your dollar.

 

For the newb stash, I have some from DS but probably 1/2 is new as I figured out what I like and changed things up this time.

 

GL!

post #105 of 129

I like having about 3 dozen diapers in rotation. For me its about 2 dozen prefolds, 1 dozen fitteds. You can get some great fitteds for not a lot of money. The GMD workhorse or tinkle traps are good examples. Also, join diaper swappers and start looking for good deals on used diapers. It's really a great way to get NB diapers especially since they aren't worn for too long.  My DD was a little thing and was in NB for several months so I'm really glad that I had those.

post #106 of 129
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I like having about 3 dozen diapers in rotation. For me its about 2 dozen prefolds, 1 dozen fitteds. You can get some great fitteds for not a lot of money. The GMD workhorse or tinkle traps are good examples.


How many covers do you need for 3 dozen diapers?

 

post #107 of 129
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How many covers do you need for 3 dozen diapers?

 

I only had like 3 or 4 covers, i mostly went back and forth with 2. The pul ones you just wipe down if needed & then just put them in with the other diapers when its laundry time. If you have fleece or wool ones 4 should still be enough i would think.

 

post #108 of 129
We started out with pf's and PUL with our DS, and bought some OS pockets for the diaper bag. We've tried a lot of systems since then, but I realized I'm really a pf girl at heart. We still have some pockets for the diaper bag/sitters, and we use fitteds (ME Sandy's) at night. We'll do the same for this little one - prefolds for home, pockets for going out and grandma. We use Diaper Rite pf's from Diaper Junction and love them. Our pocket stash currently consists of BG 4.0's - I don't love them, but they'll work until we find something better.
post #109 of 129
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How many covers do you need for 3 dozen diapers?

 


Well for us it worked well to have about 6 in the NB stage because they poop all the time. Sometimes poop gets on the cover. As she got bigger and pooped less we did well with 4. I pretty much rotated between a couple during the day and figured one or two would be in the laundry. I only rotate non poopy ones!  These days we pretty much just use wool and I have way more then I need because I have an addiction! winky.gif  For just soakers that go under her regular clothes I have 4. We also have about 6 or 7 longies that serve as covers as well.

 

With DD when she fit into NB and small sizes I only used wool at night and PUL covers during the day. I'll be getting some more wool for this babe in those little sizes though because I now have the wool bug!

 

post #110 of 129

I am definitely expecting a small baby as I'm rather small (short and skinny) and DF is tall and skinny (and has always been).

 

I decided to buy what seems to be a very good deal: 4 Thirsties Duos (6-18lbs) with one dozen prefolds and one snappi all for $80 with shipping included.  This is my first baby and my first attempt at cloth diapering, so I hope it works out for us.  I am planning on buying another dozen prefolds and also some IKEA fleece blankets to make some fleece inserts out of :)  I hope this will be enough and I hope it fits my baby girl.  I'm planning on using disposables for the first couple of weeks of her life because I got a few packs of disposable NB diapers heavily discounted. 

 

Anyone has or had Thirsties Duo?  :)

post #111 of 129

Don't feel bad. You tried. There is no way I would hall dirty diapers back and forth to a laundry mat. Much less keep em with you on a train for 3 days! There are some bio degradable diapers out there, but the ones I'v found are nearly twice the price of pampers or huggies! No way! Hey girl, do what you gotta do. smile.gif

post #112 of 129


 

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I am definitely expecting a small baby as I'm rather small (short and skinny) and DF is tall and skinny (and has always been).

 

I decided to buy what seems to be a very good deal: 4 Thirsties Duos (6-18lbs) with one dozen prefolds and one snappi all for $80 with shipping included.  This is my first baby and my first attempt at cloth diapering, so I hope it works out for us.  I am planning on buying another dozen prefolds and also some IKEA fleece blankets to make some fleece inserts out of :)  I hope this will be enough and I hope it fits my baby girl.  I'm planning on using disposables for the first couple of weeks of her life because I got a few packs of disposable NB diapers heavily discounted. 

 

Anyone has or had Thirsties Duo?  :)


Yup, used them when he was a newby. Not my fav. but they weren't bad. He outgrew them fairly quickly but they were decent :) I like their covers quite well. If you end up liking pockets I liked Fuzzibunz a lot. I hope they work for you, Good luck!

 

post #113 of 129
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Well for us it worked well to have about 6 in the NB stage because they poop all the time. Sometimes poop gets on the cover. As she got bigger and pooped less we did well with 4. I pretty much rotated between a couple during the day and figured one or two would be in the laundry. I only rotate non poopy ones!  These days we pretty much just use wool and I have way more then I need because I have an addiction! winky.gif  For just soakers that go under her regular clothes I have 4. We also have about 6 or 7 longies that serve as covers as well.

 

With DD when she fit into NB and small sizes I only used wool at night and PUL covers during the day. I'll be getting some more wool for this babe in those little sizes though because I now have the wool bug!

 

Too much wool, what is that?! I have the same addiction so have now conned my mom into learning how to knit longies :)  lol. Why do cloth diapers & wool have to be so darn cute?
 

 

post #114 of 129

Heya CD mamas, there's a 50% off sale at http://www.monkeyhugz.com/shop-diapering-diapers.html right now.  FYI.  

post #115 of 129

I am going to have to sew some new diapers for this little one...for ds we started with flasts...and rrp's with dd, so i think I might make a few fitted, just for thew ease of it....I think dd will be well out of diaper by then :)

post #116 of 129

I had such a hodgepodge of different diapers with ds. I got them off freecycle from another mdc mama in my town! It was awesome, they were free, but this time...I'd like to have more of a system. Otherwise I can certainly see myself edging toward disposables. I already think I'll use them at night. I never found a really good night diaper. I know that they have blowout issues, but Pascal stopped pooping at night after a month. So we'll see about this one. I can't figure out what I want though! My friend used Bum Genius which were nice, except I don't like having to reach in there and pull out the liner. It's more ick than prefolds or fitteds. Does anybody have a strong recommendation for a diaper system? I hate to invest in something sub par.

post #117 of 129

How many AIO for a newborn did you need?
 

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My baby was 7 lbs 2 oz and fit in her BumGenious AIO size newborn for roughly 6 to 8 weeks... and she grew lots! My one-size diapers were way too big, so I'm glad i had these for her in the beginning.



 

post #118 of 129

Me! We currently CD out 22 month old and our son at night. I would like to start cloth diapering Baby Valentine as soon after birth as possible. I bought prefolds in three sizes and covers, along with some NB AIOs for the early days. We'll be adding to the stash over the next several months.

post #119 of 129

Another CD'er here.  For DS (who is still in diapres, but hopefully will be fully or mostly out by the fall) we got 30 Green Mountain Growing Greens cotton/hemp fitteds and a handful of Bum Geniuses, which we thought we'd use more when out and about.  Honestly, though, while the Bum Genius is less intimidating for family or friends who might be asked to change a diaper, I think we could've gotten by without them.  We also found that they leaked more at naps or overnight than the fitteds with PUL covers.  We used Imse Vimse covers (PUL with cotton outer) until about 4 months ago.  Then we switched to Thirsties PUL covers with snaps instead of velcro.  We have some newborn stuff that we ended up not really using because we had him in Seventh Generation sposies at first because of the meconium and didn't immediately switch to CD-ing and DS was pretty big when he was born.  Hopefully we'll get to use them this time.  But the fitteds have a nice insert/second layer that works as a stand-alone diaper when they're really little.

 

We debated getting a sprayer but decided not to.  Instead we used (and LOVED) the rice paper liners.  Made getting poop off really easy.  The only downside was feeling like you wasted a liner when a dipaer ended up just being wet but not poopy.  Technically you could rinse the liner, dry it and re-use...but we were too lazy.

 

My big concern right now is that our Growing Greens really are looking worn.  The elastic around the legs is pretty much gone, most of the insert pieces, which are two layers, have holes in the layer that touches the cover (some barely have any bottom layer left), and there's holes developing around the snaps.  We went the CD route intending to use one set of diapers for two kids, so I hope we don't run into problems using these with the baby.

post #120 of 129
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Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F View Post

I had such a hodgepodge of different diapers with ds. I got them off freecycle from another mdc mama in my town! It was awesome, they were free, but this time...I'd like to have more of a system. Otherwise I can certainly see myself edging toward disposables. I already think I'll use them at night. I never found a really good night diaper. I know that they have blowout issues, but Pascal stopped pooping at night after a month. So we'll see about this one. I can't figure out what I want though! My friend used Bum Genius which were nice, except I don't like having to reach in there and pull out the liner. It's more ick than prefolds or fitteds. Does anybody have a strong recommendation for a diaper system? I hate to invest in something sub par.


It took me a while to find something that worked at night for DS. Finally what seemed to work was a really good fitted diaper & wool. My favorite dipe is Bububebe esp. the minky are super good at night & use either an Sbish knit cover/longies or a decent interlock wool & you are good to go. He used to leak through pretty much everything. HTH.

 

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