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post #41 of 95

I had this hanging bag for DS and I LOVED it.  You just unzip it at the bottom and let the diapers tumble into the washer, and then throw the bag in too.  I'm planning on having 2 so that one is always clean.

post #42 of 95

OK, that in ingenious. So I'll either remove the elastic and make a drawstring or install a zipper or heavy duty velcro. orngbiggrin.gif

post #43 of 95

I would do Velcro unless you have a different piece of fabric- the PUL is kinda stretchy and when I've tried to put a zipper in it, its like epic epic fail all the time. 

 

 

post #44 of 95

 

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Originally Posted by LittleBirdy View Post

I had this hanging bag for DS and I LOVED it.  You just unzip it at the bottom and let the diapers tumble into the washer, and then throw the bag in too.  I'm planning on having 2 so that one is always clean.



I saw these and I want one!

post #45 of 95

I was wondering if anyone had a preference for a company to get a cloth diaper "starter kit" to put on our registry.  We're going to use a service for at least the first few months, but I'd like to put a simple starter kit on the registry so we have some covers and extra diapers around.  There are a ton out there and I don't know enough about the various companies to know what brand might be best.

post #46 of 95

I think Jillian's Drawers and Nicki's Diapers do trial kits.  I never went that route because I wanted prefolds and covers to start so it was easier to just buy what I needed.

post #47 of 95

I didn't get a trial pack, but I did use the Amazon universal add button thingy to add the diaper stuff I wanted from Green Mountain Diapers to Cecilia's registry. I got a lot of prefolds and covers that way!

post #48 of 95

Are the Green Mountain prefolds a lot better than Osocozy?

post #49 of 95

I use snaps, bumgenius OS pockets this go round :)  We used Blue Penguin AIOs with my first and disposables with my second.  Looking forward to saving money this go round!  It only takes a few months to have saved money, even with the more expensive diapers.  A cheap box of disposables is $50!

post #50 of 95
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Originally Posted by LeAnn A Doula View Post

I love this site, Green Moutain Diapers! It's packed w info and great reccomendations. They also have some nice packages. I'm trying to decide if I want to get a NB package or just go straight for the sz 1's. I also like this blog, Haute Clothed Buns. She has great reviews w tons of images for the fancier dipes.

 

So much great info but I'm still lost as to what I want to buy. I think it'll just come down to trial and error. I'm thinking prefolds w covers that snap. I like the idea of the simplicity but I also want something w a trim fit. I hate the idea of all that bunchy fabric on my little babies bottom! I also want to avoid leaks (obviously), so fit and absorbancy are super important (again, obviously). So I'm thinking that OS is out for me and I'm planning to start w sized prefolds and covers, plus a few pockets for convenience and some woolies for night time. From what I've seen, I don't think it'll be that much more expensive to use the fitted covers. At least that's what I'm thinking at this point. dizzy.gif

 

Any input is welcome! thumb.gif

 

 

 

 


I also have green mountain diapers, I really love them. I bought the newborn and infant from them for ds, and I already had infant prefolds & regular prefolds (indian ones that were 4x6x4) from my big girls. I also got some of the bigger prefolds from GMD (I think regulars??? because my indian prefolds were not absorbant enough for overnight or when he got bigger).

 

We have a bunch of FB (only meds, left from my big girls) that dh prefers. A few of ours have gone (I got my use out of them, bought them when the twins were around 1 and they went through 4 kids, heavy usage, so not complaining!). Whatever FB we have left I'll use, but I am not planning on replacing them. I do most of the diapering, and I prefer the prefolds.

 

post #51 of 95

Justmee - Thanks for the info! My mom is making us some pocket covers and some w snap in soakers. I'm planning to buy the GM prefolds in NB and small to start and then some other covers depending on how many she can get made. I'm excited to start amassing my stash! She's making us flannel wipes, too.

post #52 of 95

My sister is going to do the sewing for my initial diaper stash (& then show me how to use my machine so I can add to it) and we're having a hard time deciding on how many/what I need. So I'm gonna ask for advice from those of you with more experience! My partner will be doing a lot of daytime diapering and all the laundry, so we want something that will be easy to use AND easy to wash/dry. Also, my stash will likely be passed on to future babies in the family, so we want things that are pretty durable and versatile.  

 

We're thinking of turning some Green Mountain prefolds into fitteds - maybe with snaps or aplix. Is this a good idea? I think I'd want to keep some as regular prefolds.

- Is 2 dozen total diapers enough for newborn size? Or will we want 3 doz? 

 

I'm thinking sized PUL covers - velcro for newborn size (no idea if he'll be skinny or chubby) and we'll probably do snaps for the bigger sizes. Does this make sense? 

 - Is 6-8 covers enough? If they can be used multiple times between laundering (wiping/air drying between uses), it seems like it should be plenty, but maybe we'll want more?

My sister keeps insisting on some sort of AIO/pocket/snap in diapers, but I kind of don't see the point, especially if we do some fitteds w/ covers. Do we really need any of these? 

post #53 of 95

In case anyone is interested, my friend started a cloth diapering forum on Facebook.  It's a closed group, so you have to ask to join (to prevent spammers), but it's a great tool to ask questions and so on.  We have lots of resources here too, but just in case anyone is interested in an additional resource.  Here's the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353822974654830/

post #54 of 95

Cool, thanks! I asked to join :)


 

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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

In case anyone is interested, my friend started a cloth diapering forum on Facebook.  It's a closed group, so you have to ask to join (to prevent spammers), but it's a great tool to ask questions and so on.  We have lots of resources here too, but just in case anyone is interested in an additional resource.  Here's the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353822974654830/



 

post #55 of 95

There's a sale on Lotus Bumz diapers on zulily right now.  I bought 6 for a about $10 a diaper including shipping.  They are supposed to work from 9lbs through 30, so they might be good to have lying around.  I couldn't find a reliable review of the brand online, though a bunch of mom blogs gave positive reviews during their (compensated) giveaways.  I figured it couldn't hurt. 

post #56 of 95

 

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Originally Posted by eleuthia View Post

My sister keeps insisting on some sort of AIO/pocket/snap in diapers, but I kind of don't see the point, especially if we do some fitteds w/ covers. Do we really need any of these? 

 

I didn't think we'd want any pockets/AIOs just because they were so expensive, but they've been really invaluable - we bought 6 BG 3.0s (before the changed the design) and he was able to wear them from about 3 months on - he's 21 months now and still wearing them just fine, so they last.  We still prefer prefolds for quickness, cheapness, etc., but whenever he's left with anyone other than us, we leave them the pockets.  I'm amazed at how confused everyone gets with cloth + cover! LOL!  They're also nice to have for standing changes, something we never considered that we now run into ALL THE TIME - gross bathrooms, no changing table, no place to set him at outdoor events that wouldn't get us dirty looks... I can velcro a pocket on him in a few moments, whereas a prefold, snappi and cover would be impossible.  I honestly found the fitteds the least necessary after he got mobile - the newborn fitteds were nice for nervous new mom and squirmy legs that wouldn't straighten completely, but after that point they become only marginally easier than a PF/snappi, more of a pain to wash (they take longer to dry and sometimes we have stink issues that we don't get with the PFs), and useless for what we intended them for (babysitters - the babysitters all ask for the pockets, whether they're paid or relatives).  We can also triple stuff them for nighttime diapers, which is nice to have in a pinch - we've never been able to find a great nighttime diaper, but the pockets have let us experiment a bit and find some ok options without buying new.

post #57 of 95

POckets/AIOS are also VERY handy for trips to Grandma's !!! My mom doesn't like the combo of fitted+cover or prefold+cover, if she can just throw a AIO on him, she kvetches less about me cloth diapering. :) 

post #58 of 95

 

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Originally Posted by ilovetchotchkes View Post

POckets/AIOS are also VERY handy for trips to Grandma's !!! My mom doesn't like the combo of fitted+cover or prefold+cover, if she can just throw a AIO on him, she kvetches less about me cloth diapering. :) 

 

Husbands too! At least mine!

post #59 of 95

If anyone is interested, there are pretty much sales everyyywhere for buy 2 get 1 free on Flip covers. So I just got 3 covers for $27.90 including shipping on http://www.maineclothdiaper.com/ with the free shipping code "mayday12". I believe that code expires on 5/5.

 

Someone sent me this link also for sales going on on different sites for cloth diapers.

 

http://www.diaperpin.com/sales_cloth_diapers.asp

post #60 of 95

We are planning on getting a few AIOs for the babysitters... both our mothers used prefolds & covers on their babies (the days of the ubiquitous diaper service) so we hope they will be okay with the prefolds for our babies.

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