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post #41 of 55

So.. I just made my second cloth diaper purchase of the week. I"m building my stash now with diapers I think I want - that are one sale at cottonbabies.com.

 

Earlier this week I bought 6 bumgenium 4.0 AIO diapers for $69 - buy 2 get one free x2 + I found a $2 off coupon and got free shipping. Today they had a flip cover sale BOGO offer - so I got 4 diapers for $26 with another $1.40 off coupon and free shipping. 10 diapers for $95 - not shabby at all.

post #42 of 55

I forget if I have shared this yet or not, but I have gotten SMOKING deals on www.diaperswappers.com and, if you can believe it, on Craig's List! So if you're looking to save some money on cloth, check out those resources!

post #43 of 55

I heard that there are some good deals on secondhand diapers. I'm just a punk when it comes to used goods. Probably won't feel that way with baby 2 though - lol.

post #44 of 55

 

I finished my first Little Bean Bum OS Fitted Pocket Diaper this morning. It won't fit the newborn covers I'm working on (Darling Diapers Unlimited). However, it should fit small to Large or XL!

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Right sides together and the front opening hemmed.

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Elastic in...

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Turned and elastic encased. This the fully open, large.

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Large folded

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Front folded in to make it a small.

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Small folded...

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The front opening for adding layers to increase absorbency and/or adjust size.

post #45 of 55

looks good Lactomom!

post #46 of 55
Thanks! I hope to get a few more made today. First I have to get caught up after the birthday party on Saturday.
post #47 of 55

I got my wonderoo pockets from babykind.co.uk in the bargains section. They have some new style ones with a faulty crossover poper. When they were heatsealed the popper on the waist to go to the smallest setting didn't completely work so it sticks up a bit higher so doesn't fasten properly. So you either use a knife or something hot to melt a bit of the plastic, or don't use them on the smallest setting. I use those at night stuffed with a prefold. I had planned to make my own and even did get a few rita's rump pockets done. But they were so cheap £4 - $6  (and I don't know where to get PUL or polar fleece in spain) that I never bothered (plus I don't really have enough time).

 

Not too sure if I'll get any more for this one. For me it's all about quick up and down to EC so I really do not like poppers at all. I've seen some people using fleece covers that pull up and down which look good, and then there's wool too. But I don't want to have to use nappy nippas so I'm not sure if wool would really work as well, I think you need the nappy nippa to hold the nappy together rather than just laying a prefold in a wool cover.

post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by fazer6 View Post

But I don't want to have to use nappy nippas so I'm not sure if wool would really work as well, I think you need the nappy nippa to hold the nappy together rather than just laying a prefold in a wool cover.


You can use a pull on wool soaker (cover) with a prefold. You would just need more than the standard 5-6 because they are more likely to get soiled.
post #49 of 55

Interesting. So they can fit close enough to hold it in place then. I knitted a spare ribs shoaker but my son was 18 months or so at the time and so to be honest he was not a fan of the idea. I didn't really get a chance to try it out properly. Oh I have loads of prefolds. My mum got me 2 of the small 12 packs, and I got a lod more of the size 2 and some more size 1's 2nd hand. We haven't used them really for daytime use since DS was 12 months (in the house he had underpants and a microfibre cloth) so I'll haev to get used to a full nappy load again. Now we're only on nighttime nappys and then the odd one used for daytime juice spills!

 

I'm guessing a wool soaker with ribbed cuffs would be best for containability. Now I do actually have a fair stash of wool so that is something in theory I could do, that is after I finish the wedding present for May, and then do a baby blanket and the bunting (which I really want to do as it looks cute and is half finished as it would've been for my sister, but not entirely sure how necessary that will be for an august baby).

post #50 of 55

Lactomom - the diapers look great.  What type of fabric did you use? And did you buy or reuse?  My mom is coming (she is the sewing champ) to visit mid-March and this is one of two projects we will be working on while she is here.  I want to get things together as much as I can before she comes -- or at least have a semblance of a plan! 

post #51 of 55

Eco Baby Buys has wetbags and flannel washcloths right now, if anyone is interested.

 

As far as cloth wipes go, my absolute favorite are organic bamboo velour. They're super soft, but if you go against the nap of the velour they can pick up all the poop easily! I got a couple of yards inexpensively and my MIL helped me make dozens and dozens of wipes. We also use the regular baby washcloths that you tend to get a zillion of at baby showers. 

post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Eco Baby Buys has wetbags and flannel washcloths right now, if anyone is interested.

 

As far as cloth wipes go, my absolute favorite are organic bamboo velour. They're super soft, but if you go against the nap of the velour they can pick up all the poop easily! I got a couple of yards inexpensively and my MIL helped me make dozens and dozens of wipes. We also use the regular baby washcloths that you tend to get a zillion of at baby showers. 


I've always made cloth wipes with cotton flannel, because of is much cheaper. Did you sew as 2 layers or does one layer work with this?
post #53 of 55

I do two layers. I love the way they feel!

post #54 of 55
Well I may have to get some. I definitely need more cloth wipes:-D

I don't have a serger, buts zigzag going offthe edge has worked great in making the other cloth wipes.

How big did you make yours? I think I did 5x5...
post #55 of 55

I am pretty sure I did 5x5 as well. I based it on the width of the fabric, and I think it was 30" wide.

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