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post #21 of 52

Do you have anyone somewhat nearby that would loan them to you? Even buying used, Kissaluvs seem to pop up quite often.... you could probably buy them, and then sell them again in a ffew months and not be out all the much money at all, especially compared to what you would have spent in sposies. 

post #22 of 52
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I talked to a friend of mine the other day (the one who got me started with CD when we had our #1 DC), and she said she has a bunch of CDs she can send me that she isn't using anymore. I have no idea what they are, but knowing her they are awesome!

post #23 of 52
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Originally Posted by jeninejessica View Post

Do you have anyone somewhat nearby that would loan them to you? Even buying used, Kissaluvs seem to pop up quite often.... you could probably buy them, and then sell them again in a ffew months and not be out all the much money at all, especially compared to what you would have spent in sposies. 



I've sold them on diaperswappers.com after using them (and I've bought many used from there too)

post #24 of 52

I think we're going to use sposies for a couple months, then I'm going to invest in a new set of AIOs when I get my tax return.  I may get some new prefolds or fitteds to use around the house, but this is baby #4 and I just plain don't WANT to have to deal with anything for the first few weeks this time.  

 

My three year old just had a big setback with potty learning, and he can't use cloth (the only one I have who can't.. doesn't matter the wash routine, the material- ANYTHING- nothing is workable for him.  He'll be back to potty learned by Dec though (he's developed diabetes insipidus,  as a result, he's peeing *constantly* so what was easy for him, is now hard again.)  My almost 2 yo is about to start pl- and I suspect he'll just be finishing up when this baby is born.  We may have a  little setback, but it will be quickly overcome.  he's my 'easy' baby and seems to do everything without a hitch... so far. 

post #25 of 52
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My 4 year old is just barely totally potty learned (minus a few accidents here and there). But I will also have another one in diapers. The newborn will be the only one in CDs though. Mostly because my 2yr old's poop and a NB's poop are totally different. I don't mind using cloth when I don't have to spray off poop in the toliet before washing. But I really don't want to deal with it for my older one.

post #26 of 52

I'm reviving this thread instead of starting a new one. 

 

How is everyone's stashes looking? Mine hasn't changed much, but I DID go pick up detergent today, so I'm washing my first load of diapers. Squeee! The only thing, is that I got gun shy just as I was putting them in the wash-- the microfibre inserts we bought are really just microfibre shop towels- and they are blue and yellow. DH already pre-stripped them for me right after we bought them, so they've already been washed a few times, but I'm still nervous about the color staining the white insides of my pocket dipes... so I threw in all the Fuzzi bunz (which are a bit dingy inside already), and all the inserts, and then I'm going to wash the AMP diapers (with the crystal clean white interiors) separate... just until I've confirmed that the blue/yellow won't run anymore. 

 

Anyways, this is our current stash-- I'm feeling good about it. We plan to use sposies for the first bit, in combination with the days worth of preemie/newborn prefolds I have, until the smalls and OS start to fit. Several people have told me the AMP OS really do fit from 7lbs, so I'm crossing my fingers!

 

 

7 small pocket AMP (6-18lb)

8 OS pocket AMP (7-35lb)

7 small FB (7-18lb)

4 nb/small no name fitteds (too wide for bummis covers, so I don’t have covers for them…)

4 medium FB (15-30lb)

4 NB kooshies (4-10lb)

2 preemie (4-9lb) bummis superbrite WW

 

10 organic cotton preemie inserts

11 inserts (microfiber and other)

5 gauzey inserts (newborn only)

24 microfibre cloth/inserts

 

So she'll have two covers, about 10 pf's and 4 AIO's for the newborn stage (with sposies). Then once she moves into the small and OS, it will bump her up to 22 pockets/covers (the AMP's are technically AI2's), and about 35 inserts. She'll outgrow the smalls around 18lbs... and then we'll have to reevaluate our stash, since that brings us down to 12 covers/pockets, with the same 35 inserts. I guess it'll depend on how much we like using the AMPs as covers with the insert laid on top, as opposed to stuffed. 

 

I just need to get MIL to pick up fabric for some stay dry liners (since the microfibre can't go against baby's skin if we use them to lay on top). I bought the lg wetbag today to hang in the room, and then we got a pail for downstairs a few days ago. I figure we'll use the upstairs wetbag, and once a day or so, I will transfer those into the downstairs pail. Haven't decided if we'll do dry or wet pail down there. And then wash every 2-3 days. I should probably also get a wetbag for the diaperbag, just to hold 1-2 diapers I guess. 

 

*headspin* I'm so excited though!

post #27 of 52

I'm actually going to be making my own fitteds from pre-folds and buying some covers. The store I work at sells Indian pre-folds and Rump-a-rooz covers so we'll just buy them there since I can get them at cost(employee discount!). The pre-folds are normally $3 each, but I get them at $1.50. I made two diapers from newborn size pre-folds and gave them to a friend to try on her baby. I wanted to make sure they worked well before I made a bunch of them for the baby and she said they worked great! DH gets paid this week so I might pick up some more pre-folds and get started making my stash. The tutorial I found is really simple and doesn't take long once you get the hang of it. Plus, it doesn't require removing any part of the diaper so I get the good absorbency of the pre-fold, just in a nice fitted diaper instead. We'll probably have some plain pre-folds on hand as well for emergencies and burp cloths. We'll probably use the newborn pre-folds as doublers once baby grows into the premium size. We might get some AIO's like Fuzzibunz or Rump-a-rooz(also at my store, so yay discount!) for babysitters and stuff and we'll probably have some sposies on hand just in case.

post #28 of 52

I purchased 18 newborn DSQ fitteds from greenmountaindiapers.com  They are super cute and should last 6-10 weeks depending on baby size.  I have 3 wool covers in small and a few other covers that should work.  I have usually used disposables for the first few weeks til baby fits into small fuzzibunz of which I share an inventory with my sisters.  So I have about 1 1/2 dozen of those and 2 dozen small prefolds for the next stage.  Along with a few dozen wipes and a wipes warmer i picked up second hand.  I still need diaper pail, liner and changing table/ dresser and pad, and lots of good detergent.  And I need to lanolize my wool covers.  I did buy a disana wool cover that is super cute, although I have never used this kind so it will be a new experience.  The other wool covers are bumpy (imse vimse) velcro style, which I have used a lot and really like.  

post #29 of 52
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I have:

2 dozen infant prefolds

1 small thirsties cover

2 NB fitteds

1 NB AIO pocket

1 small swim diaper (who knows if he'll actually use it, but I had it already)

1 small pocket

1 snappi

 

I have several med diapers in all sorts, but I haven't really got through them yet, they are just hanging out in a box.

 

I need:

3-4 small covers

3-4 snappies

a few more small AIOs for going out

Wetbag

Wipes/warmer

 

I'll use sposies until he grows into the the smalls.

post #30 of 52

I might get some GMD Workhorse diapers in newborn size as well, we'll see how many I can churn out before the little one arrives.

post #31 of 52

I am eager to get on the cloth diaper wagon and hoping those of you have btdt could answer.

I thought the one-size AIO were a good idea so I threw a few on my registry to get us started. However, I recently was reading that they can't be put in the dryer or it will reduce the absorption. We don't use fabric softener, so I already know about that. How does just drying them efficiently cause problems?

 

Which lead me to want to look into prefolds-BUT how do I prepare before the babe is here in terms of covers and wool longies etc... since they seem to all be sized by measurements etc, and we don't have her out in the world to exactly measure and what not.

post #32 of 52

I haven't btdt, this is all based on research. I believe you can put AIOs in the dryer, it's just that they take quite a while. I'm currently air drying some AIO's, and they've taken two solid days, they weren't dry last night, so I'll see if they are now-- but it definitely would be annoying if I needed them right away. I think next time I'll throw them in the dryer. 

 

Have you thought about pockets? They're still easier than the prefolds and covers, but more of the ease and convenience of the AIO. And they dry so much faster too. I like that with the ones I have (and most of them), if you want, you can just lay the insert on top instead of stuffing it, if you're in a hurry.

post #33 of 52

I put most things in the dryer, but, since they are on their 3rd (or more if I purchased used) child now I am going to air dry...I want to make sure they last!

 

I have a few AIOs and I HATE them...because they take so long to dry, even in the dryer...pockets are pretty much the same when it comes down to it but they dry fast!

 

Another thing to consider....depending on the size/shape of your baby, one size diapers may not fit properly right away...mine did not fit them until 6mos or so (my babies to grow fairly slowly though and are long and lean).

post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mayachel View Post

I am eager to get on the cloth diaper wagon and hoping those of you have btdt could answer.

I thought the one-size AIO were a good idea so I threw a few on my registry to get us started. However, I recently was reading that they can't be put in the dryer or it will reduce the absorption. We don't use fabric softener, so I already know about that. How does just drying them efficiently cause problems?

 

Which lead me to want to look into prefolds-BUT how do I prepare before the babe is here in terms of covers and wool longies etc... since they seem to all be sized by measurements etc, and we don't have her out in the world to exactly measure and what not.



Prefolds are really easy... If you buy them new you do have to wash/dry a few times before use. Then some good covers (I like Thirsties and Bummis) or wool longies (you will need lanolin for those). Green Mountain Diapers (GMD) has all sizes. Newborn, infant, etc. You can make prefolds custom fit with a snappi (instead of pins).. just as long as they're not too big or too small. Did that make any sense? 

post #35 of 52

Thanks for the responses. I am not tied to the AIO concept, good to hear that they can be put in the dryer through a few rounds as needed. Received a bunch of previously loved prefolds in newborn size this weekend from a friend so looks like I'll get a chance to experiment some.

post #36 of 52

I just started to go through my clothes and diapers stash tonight:)  It's got me all excited to use them again!!   I think I have lots of covers, we've always used AMP and Applecheeks.  A friend also gave me some homemade NB diapers, which should come in really handy.  Another friend has my stash of wool, and is going to make me some wool covers (fingers crossed!)  

 

With my second, I didn't use disposables at all.  I was worried about stains and mechonium but it really wasn't a problem (and I didn't use any of my favorites either).  The only time he wore disposables was when he was in the hospital for a few days at 2 mos.  He refused to wear diapers after 22 mos (not always for the best!), but I wonder if that made a difference.

I have never put my covers in the dryer either, b/c I was worried that it would shorten their life.

 

Since I haven' t been dealing with diapers at all for almost a year-- since February, and found out I was pregnant in March:)  What would you ladies recommend for stripping/ cleaning the diapers for the new babe?  I can't really remember what I should do to get them ready again.  Do any of you ladies use EC with your kids at all?

 

 

@ jenninejessica- I wouldn't bother personally with a wet pail for diapers.  I didn't really know much about cloth with my first and that's what we did.  I later found out that if you have a large wet bag, you can leave your diapers with pee and breast fed poo for a couple of days between washings.  That makes things so much easier!

 

 

post #37 of 52

Thanks Lisa! That's what I'm leaning towards. We've got the large wetbag upstairs that says it holds 3-4 days of diapers, but it's going to be hanging on the closet door, so I don't want it to be too full. That's why I figure every day or so I'll transfer everything in it to the downstairs pail, and then every 2-3 days I'll wash, depending on how often I need more diapers! lol. 

 

It's so nice to see someone else who is using AMP! That's what most of my stash is, along with FB, since AMP are made in my city. I'm really really hoping I like them as much as I think I will, since it would be so convenient to have her right here. I don't suppose you happen to remember anything about the fit on a newborn? I've got both smalls and OS. 

post #38 of 52

@ jeninejessica- That's great that AMP are in your city, that sure makes it convenient!  I always had good luck with mine, so hopefully you will too.  The smalls will definitely work on a newborn, a little big at first, but usable for sure.  I've never tried their OS (or any OS for that matter), so I couldn't really say.  AMP was actually the first diaper we put on my second son after he was born, and we had no trouble:)

post #39 of 52

Yay!  My stash increased significantly today!

 

Still not totally sure what I have, but it's something like

 

24 prefolds (not NB)

8 NB covers of various types

8 large and XL covers of various types

4 AIO

8 liners

4 longies, 4 wool soakers

 

And I just had a friend offer her newborn prefolds and covers so I should be good to go for quite a while!  Score!

post #40 of 52

I found a diaper service yesterday where they have prefold and contour diapers, gently used for $2.50 & $3.50. They only offer new sometimes, but it's a dollar more per diaper when they do. So I'll be adding a bunch of them to my 12 baby kicks. Nothing has come into my moms store at all for months.

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