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post #21 of 87
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

-There are two local shops within an hour's drive that specialize mainly in cloth diapers, and DH and I plan to visit at least once or twice for free Cloth Diapering 101 "classes," and to consult with what sound like helpful staff.  Google and such for the same near you-- I'm sure you'll find them somewhere in or near such a big city.  I feel basically, theoretically good about EC'ing and CD'ing, but DH and I need some hands-on experience.  (DH did help CD his brother in '70s Asia, but he was 5-7 years old!  He could use a refresher.)

 

Ooh you just reminded me that we did this type of class (for cloth diapering and for babywearing), and it was very very helpful. It was so nice to just get your hands on all the different options and test them out. If you or your partner are at all unsure of things -- even if you just want to know about the options -- then see if you can find a class like this in your area!!

post #22 of 87
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Originally Posted by withlittlelungs View Post

We didn't start cloth with DS until he was 7 months old. I am really excited to have this baby in cloth from the start!

Okay, we are so twinkies!  Lol!  I didn't start CDing DD until 7 months because of start up cost and we DEFINITELY plan to CD from the start!

post #23 of 87

I am a die hard fan of Bottombumpers OS diapers.  DP wants some variety.  The plan is to have mostly BB smalls for the newborn + stage and then make the switch to BB OS after that.  For DP, I plan to have some H/L Rumparooz OS and some Little Bee Co. diapers.  I'll probably get a handful of LBC newborns as well.  Like enough for one day and if I wash I wash otherwise I'll have the small BBs too.  I'm itching to start buying fluff but it's cost issue for us atm.  

post #24 of 87
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Originally Posted by GranolaMama09 View Post

Okay, we are so twinkies!  Lol!  I didn't start CDing DD until 7 months because of start up cost and we DEFINITELY plan to CD from the start!

haha we totally are! too funny twins.gif

I am itching to buy diapers, but it is a cost issue for us, too. Not such a bad thing, because I haven't completely decided on what I want. I am hesitant to buy OS diapers, because they can be SO BULKY on newborns (but I don't have firsthand experience). 

post #25 of 87
We are! We started EC at a month old and started CDing around 2 months with DD. Planning to CD from the beginning and possibly do a little EC. I couldn't wait to start buying the nb stash! So far it consists of 6 LittleBeeCo. nb bamboo AIO's, 7 nb gmd workhorse fitteds, 6 small gmd workhorse fitteds, a dozen gmd newborn prefolds and 6 small gmd prefolds. I'm going to make a few fitteds and inserts as well. I'm thinking the grovia shells and the little beetle wool cover might fit a nb but I still want to buy a couple thirsties covers and possibly make some fleece and PUL covers myself.
post #26 of 87

I CDed my 17 mo from birth and plan on CDing with the new one. We use a mix of AIO from Bum Genius and pocket diapers from BG, too. He has used the same diapers from birth and I am guessing they will still fit in a year. We've saved tons of money by being able to buy these up front-- however, I wish I had known about buying second hand CDs online and saving even more money. I think when I supplement our stash for the new baby, I will buy used. Wash 'em and they're good to go, you know! No one but me and DH sees them anyway. 

post #27 of 87

My friend just gave me back my bin of newborn/small baby (0-3month-ish) cloth diapers (prefolds).

They are so tiny!!!! I forgot how small they were!!! And remember looking at the next size up thinking they were so huge! 

 

They are clean (obviously!!!wink1.gif) but I was wondering if I should/needed to boil them again or do anything special to re-prep them for use again?  My friend's DD was born last November, so almost a year ago already, and I won't be needing them till next March, obviously...I'm thinking that is a long time for them to be packed up in a rubbermaid bin.

post #28 of 87
Newborn fluff is sooo cute!!! I would personally pull them out around the end of February and do a strip with followed by a few hot washes and then put them wherever they'll go after baby.
post #29 of 87
I plan to Cd at least the first 6 months again. I only made it six months with DD. Once scraping/spraying became nessissary I chickened out lol. I used them as backup at that point. I used prefolds and prowraps along with fuzzibunz. I preferred the folds and wraps. So much easier to use and clean.
post #30 of 87

Hello! 

New to this site, I put my info on the roster. :)

 

We are planning on cloth diapering since we did it for our last one. We started when my older was about 10 months and continued until my youngest (soon to be a middle child) was potty trained.

 

I saved my diapers, but the kind I used isn't sold anymore. So, I need to do some new research since I want to know what I will need to get if my old ones are no longer waterproof. 

 

We used pocket diapers with prefolds as inserts. I had wonderoos, which are a sizable pocket diaper. They work from 5lbs to 35lbs, but no one carries them anymore. I used fuzzibuns for overnights, but the sizable ones were nice when you had 2 in diapers. You didn't have to carry as many.

post #31 of 87

We started CD with DS at 7 months. DD . . . around 4? months. I still had a ton of size one and two left over from DS -we switched when he outgrew them - and so she was in disposables until they ran out.

 

this baby will be in disposables at the hospital (I am not that hardcore) and with whatever sposies we get as gifts, we may use if we don't return them for $$ . . . hmmm. I don't have any newborn cloth, most of my diapers are OS or mediums. (one size for any newbies). I am debating what sort of diapers to do for newborn. torn between fitteds and covers, prefolds and covers, or AIO/pockets. . . . I probably will have at least a few AIO or pockets for out and about and church use, but will see what I can pick up on diaperswappers for cheap. Usually you can get a whole newborn stash really reasonably from someone selling their barely used diapers. I will wait until we know what the gender of this baby is, because I am sucker for prints.

post #32 of 87
We're considering using sposies until the cord falls off and baby fits better in OS diapers to minimize cost. I just don't want DP getting used to them! And honestly, if I have a RCS we'll almost certainly use sposies until at least the cord has fallen off because I won't be able to wash very well. We're not really going to worry about it until we find out what we're having and make a decision on VBAC vs RCS. I have nothing left from DD as DP and I weren't supposed to be able to have children and she'd started to PL. I sold my entire stash only to find out shortly after that I was pregnant with a miracle. Lol!
post #33 of 87

We are, I already have a full stash so it's a no brainer.  My NB collection has made the rounds to four other babies since DS used them, so I'll have to do an assessment when I get them back from my friend, who's probably nearly done with them ( I think her DS is now 3 months).  I loved the kissaluv fitteds, and an assortment of covers, but switched to pockets for daycare since they're easier.  I also turned a couple of prefolds into fitteds (and used a snappi to close) and they worked really well, so I might make a few more of those this time around.

post #34 of 87

I didn't start CD with my daughter until she was almost 18 months, so I'm kind of a bit of a newbie when it comes to newborns in cloth. I was considering one size pockets, but, after a conversation with a couple of ladies at a local CD store, I'm wondering if I wouldn't be happier simply starting out with prefolds and covers again. They worked really well for us in the beginning, but then we needed something more trim as pants for toddler girls are far more fitted. I know I've got plenty of time to figure all of this out, but I'm stressing over the many, many choices. XD

post #35 of 87
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Originally Posted by cabbitdancer View Post

I know I've got plenty of time to figure all of this out, but I'm stressing over the many, many choices. XD

So am I. I spent a lot of time last night on the Cloth Diapering part of MDC and I feel better about it.  I had no idea there were so many options. Obviously I'm a newbie at this, but I honestly thought the only option was "flats" (I'm excited to be using a term that's new to me - LOL!)  My mom used flats on me and I used to put them on my stuffed animals.  Now that I'm aware of the other kinds, it's not so overwhelming to me.

post #36 of 87
Thread Starter 

Made our first cloth purchase for the baby last night! Bought some terry flats and some of my favorite fitteds. Can't wait for fluffy mail. I have never seen a NB diaper in person :)

post #37 of 87
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Originally Posted by withlittlelungs View Post

Made our first cloth purchase for the baby last night! Bought some terry flats and some of my favorite fitteds. Can't wait for fluffy mail. I have never seen a NB diaper in person :)

That's so exciting!!!!!

post #38 of 87
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Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post

So am I. I spent a lot of time last night on the Cloth Diapering part of MDC and I feel better about it.  I had no idea there were so many options. Obviously I'm a newbie at this, but I honestly thought the only option was "flats" (I'm excited to be using a term that's new to me - LOL!)  My mom used flats on me and I used to put them on my stuffed animals.  Now that I'm aware of the other kinds, it's not so overwhelming to me.

 

Yeah, after wandering the CD forums, I'm starting to look at some fitted diapers. I honestly don't know, and my husband seems to think it's too early to talk diapers. Darnit. I want fluffy mail!!

post #39 of 87
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Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post

So am I. I spent a lot of time last night on the Cloth Diapering part of MDC and I feel better about it.  I had no idea there were so many options. Obviously I'm a newbie at this, but I honestly thought the only option was "flats" (I'm excited to be using a term that's new to me - LOL!)  My mom used flats on me and I used to put them on my stuffed animals.  Now that I'm aware of the other kinds, it's not so overwhelming to me.

 

Maybe I'm just old-school, but I loved the flats.  Folding them was like my daily brain workout (I used an origami fold, which is super-fun).  I used one flat with a hemp liner, inside a good cover snug enough that I didn't need pins or fasteners.  The thing I really liked about this system is that it made laundry a lot less energy-intensive.  Where we are, line-drying isn't really an option for much of the year so I wanted stuff that would dry quickly in the dryer.  AIOs took FOREVER, but flats, simple liners and PUL covers dried fast and worked beautifully.

 

(Oh, and scruffytoo - most of my covers are now distributed among the stuffie population in my DD's room.  LOL)

post #40 of 87
It was really overwhelming for me when I first started looking with DD. I REALLY love Bottombumpers and Rumparooz but DP is bucking at the cost. The only way I'm getting those is if my friends gift them too me or I find a really great paying job to cover it out of my pocket. He wants to use Alva diapers. Supposedly, Alvas really do get small enough for newborns. I am so anxious to start ordering fluff! (Withlittlelungs - I'm so jealous!!) I don't believe we're going to do newborn fluff though if our OS don't get small enough. We'll use sposies in that case until baby grows into them. Honestly, we're expecting a decent sized baby anyway so I don't imagine it'll be a concern!
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