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post #61 of 82

Bambi- re: what I am selling, I've made a post here on the mothering sales forum, if you want to check it out: no pressure:)

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374271/11-new-and-vguc-pocket-diapers-a-few-fitteds-too

post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by Seth's Mommy View Post

Oh wow!  Just found my entire stash on Craigslist!  A mom right in my town is selling ***25*** assorted pocket diapers in girl colors, with inserts, and a xl wet bag for $120!  

 

Oh please oh please let them not be sold yet!

 

That's an awesome haul!

 

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Originally Posted by Seth's Mommy View Post

Got it!  And just returned from picking up newborn prefolds and covers.

 

This brings the stash to:

 

24 osocozy newborn prefolds

4 thirsties covers

3 bum genius xs all-in-ones

3 snappis

 

plus the 25 assorted pockets and liners plus a wet bag.

 

Folks, I think I can do this!

 

Sweet!

 

I found someone selling NWT fuzzibunz OS elites for $15/each, and I am going to pick two up on Thursday. She said she went a little bit overboard when she was building her stash, so she's selling 10 NWT. I want to buy a few more, 3 or 4 total, but DF keeps telling me I shouldn't buy a bunch of one kind, in case they don't fit/we don't like them or whatever.

 

Is $15/each a good deal? I can't tell sometimes. redface.gif

 

ETA: I found someone selling 29 various types/brands of cloth diapers for $100. I'm hoping they are still available. I'm getting so excited! orngbiggrin.gif


Edited by bmcneal - 2/12/13 at 7:29pm
post #63 of 82
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

 

That's an awesome haul!

 

 

Sweet!

 

I found someone selling NWT fuzzibunz OS elites for $15/each, and I am going to pick two up on Thursday. She said she went a little bit overboard when she was building her stash, so she's selling 10 NWT. I want to buy a few more, 3 or 4 total, but DF keeps telling me I shouldn't buy a bunch of one kind, in case they don't fit/we don't like them or whatever.

 

Is $15/each a good deal? I can't tell sometimes. redface.gif

 

ETA: I found someone selling 29 various types/brands of cloth diapers for $100. I'm hoping they are still available. I'm getting so excited! orngbiggrin.gif

I -personally- wouldn't pay $15 for them... I know they are still NWT, but that's retail price in some places. I just wouldn't pay retail to a private buyer when I could get them at the store/online for the same price, ya know? 

Have you looked into cloth diaper swaps? There's a very active one on Facebook, you can get some really awesome deals!

post #64 of 82

Bambi, I have a few OS pockets I'm destashing, if you're interested in trying things other than BG's! Let me know and I'll post pictures. Everything is on the boyish side of things.

post #65 of 82
Thread Starter 

Awesome! Yeah, I'm not completely just stuck on BG's. That's just what I have ended up with for the most part. 

post #66 of 82

So now I've gone from doubtful cloth diapering wannabe to total fanatic, and the baby isn't even here yet.

 

In addition to the awesome finds I've already described, I made yet another amazing Craigslist connection and have acquired:

 

5 more extra-small thirsties covers

5 newborn fitteds (omg so cute) for "Daddy diapering"

6 small handmade fitteds

3 small and 1 large imse vimse WOOL covers (never used)

2 pail liners

1 wet bag

1 small wet bag

 

In total, for everything, I've spent $300.  Looking at cloth diapering websites, it looks like my stash would have cost over $1,000 new. 

post #67 of 82
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

Awesome! Yeah, I'm not completely just stuck on BG's. That's just what I have ended up with for the most part. 
haha I sooo understand. I had a few other diapers with my first 2, but ended up with a huge supply of one brand of diaps. I'm trying to expand my horizons a bit with Callie.
post #68 of 82
Have any of you ladies used Goodmamas? I've acquired a couple used ones, and had Sylas test them. They work fine as fitteds, but I don't see the hype in them at all, minus the cute factor. Why would anyone pay $40+ for these?!
post #69 of 82

I haven't used them yet, but I do have an obsession with them. I like how plush and soft they are compared to other fitteds. If a lesser known label made diapers as soft and cushy as this in as many sweet, interesting patterns, I'd be obsessed with them, too. I buy *all* of mine second hand and have never paid more than $35 for one, most I've paid $10 for through a mama I know in real life.

post #70 of 82
I have a small stash of them, but can't afford new, so looks like I'm stuck with experiencing them as regular ol fitteds heh. Oh well, they are precious!
post #71 of 82

I have a quick question. I got my cloth diaper order, and I ordered size small for the prefolds. I was showing DD on one of her dolls how they work (because she thought they were blankets for the cat. orngtongue.gif ) and noticed it seemed *very* small. I was looking at the rest, and I noticed there were a few that were ~2-3 inches shorter than the rest, and I was wondering if that is something that happens (slight difference in size, even for something the same "size" like some things, or if maybe some newborn prefolds got included somehow. I've never worked with prefolds before, so not exactly sure. Thanks!

post #72 of 82
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

I have a quick question. I got my cloth diaper order, and I ordered size small for the prefolds. I was showing DD on one of her dolls how they work (because she thought they were blankets for the cat. orngtongue.gif ) and noticed it seemed *very* small. I was looking at the rest, and I noticed there were a few that were ~2-3 inches shorter than the rest, and I was wondering if that is something that happens (slight difference in size, even for something the same "size" like some things, or if maybe some newborn prefolds got included somehow. I've never worked with prefolds before, so not exactly sure. Thanks!

Were some of the diapers prepped already or were they all new? Once they are fully prepped, they'll be noticeably smaller than what they look like new. I prepped Callie's diapers 100%, and they look SOOOOOO tiny, but I really think it's since I'm used to toddlers now, not babies. Everything baby I look at and go "Crap, we need a bigger size, no WAY she'll be small enough to fit into that" lol.

post #73 of 82
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Were some of the diapers prepped already or were they all new? Once they are fully prepped, they'll be noticeably smaller than what they look like new. I prepped Callie's diapers 100%, and they look SOOOOOO tiny, but I really think it's since I'm used to toddlers now, not babies. Everything baby I look at and go "Crap, we need a bigger size, no WAY she'll be small enough to fit into that" lol.

 

They are diaper service seconds, so I'm assuming that they have all been prepped already.

 

DF actually said the exact same thing, that since ours are nowhere near baby (4 and 7) anymore, everything looks too small. So hopefully that's it. smile.gif

post #74 of 82

Oh my great goodness.  I'm now an addict.  I keep finding these great deals on Craigslist!

 

Latest acquisition:

 

17 FuzzyBunz pockets

10 covers (various sorts)

4 MotherEase fitteds, practically new

2 Bumkins waterproof overnight diapers

12 prefolds

14 inserts

1 swim diaper

 

Total cost?  $85. 

 

I swear the very LAST thing I'm going to buy are two wet bags and 3 wool covers tonight....for $12 total! 

 

I really MUST STOP NOW!!!!!

post #75 of 82

Cloth is so addictive, but you can't ever have too many diapers, right... right?! That's what they tell you when you use 'sposies.. sooo winky.gif

I catch myself looking(and usually buying...) diapers quite often. I can't even remember how many diapers we have anymore, it's insane.

post #76 of 82
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Cloth is so addictive, but you can't ever have too many diapers, right... right?! That's what they tell you when you use 'sposies.. sooo winky.gif

I catch myself looking(and usually buying...) diapers quite often. I can't even remember how many diapers we have anymore, it's insane.

 

Do you buy all of yours online, or are there places to you locally that you go? I've not had luck with finding any in-store anywhere near me, except for Cutey Baby that Meijer sells, which I've heard mixed reviews about, but I figured I would try a few of them. I don't like to order too much online, because I like to be able to look at it first, like with the Cutey Baby, I could see how the snaps went and the like, so I know ease of use, but that leaves me with slimmer options. But I'm finding ways to work around that, some, *and* DF is going to let me go to cloth diaper store when I take the kids to Build-a-Bear, so I'll probably check some out (read, buy some), there, too. (He just doesn't know he's going to let me, yet... 2whistle.gif )

 

A different kind of question, what kind of detergent do y'all use on your dipes? I've looked it up, and it seems like there are as many different types of detergent being used as there are people using cloth diapers, so I'm not sure what is okay or not. Like, I've read a lot of people who use Free & Clear detergent (even here on Mothering), but just as many people saying, "Oh noes! Don't use free and clear! Just use *insert specific cloth diaper detergent*!!" or "You don't have to use *specific cloth diaper detergent* you can use *F&C, regular, scented, etc.* and it works just as well/better. I have some Rockin' Green right now, but it was a bit expensive, and I don't want to have to limit my cloth diaper use because we can't afford/DF doesn't want to spend so much on detergent. If I could use F&C or some other more easily obtained/cheaper detergent, I would feel a little better.

post #77 of 82
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

 

Do you buy all of yours online, or are there places to you locally that you go? I've not had luck with finding any in-store anywhere near me, except for Cutey Baby that Meijer sells, which I've heard mixed reviews about, but I figured I would try a few of them. I don't like to order too much online, because I like to be able to look at it first, like with the Cutey Baby, I could see how the snaps went and the like, so I know ease of use, but that leaves me with slimmer options. But I'm finding ways to work around that, some, *and* DF is going to let me go to cloth diaper store when I take the kids to Build-a-Bear, so I'll probably check some out (read, buy some), there, too. (He just doesn't know he's going to let me, yet... 2whistle.gif )

 

A different kind of question, what kind of detergent do y'all use on your dipes? I've looked it up, and it seems like there are as many different types of detergent being used as there are people using cloth diapers, so I'm not sure what is okay or not. Like, I've read a lot of people who use Free & Clear detergent (even here on Mothering), but just as many people saying, "Oh noes! Don't use free and clear! Just use *insert specific cloth diaper detergent*!!" or "You don't have to use *specific cloth diaper detergent* you can use *F&C, regular, scented, etc.* and it works just as well/better. I have some Rockin' Green right now, but it was a bit expensive, and I don't want to have to limit my cloth diaper use because we can't afford/DF doesn't want to spend so much on detergent. If I could use F&C or some other more easily obtained/cheaper detergent, I would feel a little better.

I buy everything online. We had 2 cloth diaper stores up here, but they both closed down :(. I usually just look up reviews and such on particular brands before committing, which means unfortunately passing up on a lot of the cute WAHM diapers since there isn't enough yay or nay reviews on most of them :(

I used to specifically use Charlie's, but at $15 for a little bottle, no.. haha. I liked RG, but not for diapers. I use Free and Clear, and if I run out before I can get some more at the store... Gain :-x! I just rinse more when I use it.

post #78 of 82

I buy Ecos detergent from Costco and use it on all our clothes and diapers and have been quite happy with it. It's very reasonably priced there and enviro-friendly too. I did buy a bag of rockin green to try it but I haven't used it yet.

post #79 of 82
I get all my diapers online, too. And almost always used, unless I find something I really love and consider it worth buying new.

For detergent, it really depends on your water. Ours is off the charts hard so I find it works best to rotate detergents a couple times a year. I have gone through a lot but prefer Country Save and Tide (*gasp*...I waited years to use it because I dont think it is good long term but it does help). Sometimes I wash with plain Dawn dish detergent, too (used for stripping dipes but can work as a detergent as well). Water composition also makes a difference with whether or not you can get away with things like vinegar. When we had really acidic water, vinegar made my problems a thousand times worse!!
post #80 of 82

I haven't tried it, but I've heard of people using Simple Green with their diapers as well. I'm scared to go that route, but we have a million bottles so it's tempting..but not tempting enough...yet.

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