we have the other thread about how cloth diapering is going for yr newborns, but i started thinking about how it will go once baby outgrows the small size stuff, whenever that happens. what are you planning on / have you done in the past? what are your favorite kinds of diapers? how is the laundry going?
i just ordered a dozen each of the red (medium) and brown (large) prefolds from GMD so i can prep them. someone told me they skipped medium entirely and went to large after small, but i figured i will try them, at least, and then maybe get more if i need them.
i also got 2 medium workhorse fitteds, 1 kissaluvs fitted, 1 kiwi pie fitted, 2 thirsties duo covers size 2, 1 rumparooz cover & 2 blueberry covers. i already have 2 flips, 1 best bottoms cover, 1 grovia, 1 fuzzibunz, 1 bumgenius, 1 blueberry pocket, 1 happy heiny and some wool.
i think i like the cover + prefold (well, haven't used the pockets at all; maybe they will be good for going out?)... i was thinking about trying flats, too...
i have some sherpa prefolds (small & large) from GMD but i think they need more prewashing, they aren't absorbent enough yet and keep leaking.
we use flannel wipes i made (cut out 8" squares and zigzagged the edges) with plain warm water (kept in a coffee airpot, i squirt water into a bowl & sometimes add dr bronners baby mild for a sponge bath).
laundry seems fine, so far--i rinse the prefolds & wipes (GMD yellow) in cold water with vinegar & biokleen first, then a regular, hot wash with charlie's / baking soda / borax / vinegar and dry with wool dryer balls i made. the covers & pail liners & wet bags i wash with other baby laundry in charlie's / baking soda / biokleen and then line dry. i read the vinegar can ruin the PUL.