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post #121 of 149

oh my gosh.. im so lost with reusable nappies.. ha.. i bought a tonne/got given a tonne from ebay for not that much.. i still dont know if i have enough.. and there all different types lol.. so im a bit confused.. can someone give me a basic rundown of the basic types and how many of each size i need.. and which ones are adjustable up/down between sizes.. also what extras do u need?

I also have these ones that are like fluffy things.. lol and then they have waterproof covers (i think) and then there are pad things (i guess these are boosters?) but the fluffy layers dont appear to have any kind of fastening.. but there is a weird rubber thing with 3 bits on it..  but only 1 of them.. for a few nappies./. not really sure how your sposed to use it..

Oh god.. i feel totally lost ;) :P the prefolds instantly made sense to me.. and the all in ones.. but now im confused.. altho im also not sure if all of the all in ones need water proof outers around them aswell? i have one blue one.. but i dunno if i have to use it with a cover.. but then its really pretty so why would they make it pretty if it hjad to have a cover? ..

post #122 of 149
All in ones do not need covers. Prefolds and flats to need covers. smile.gif. It does seem a little overwhelming at first, but it gets easier. A cloth diaper dictionary like this really helped me: http://www.healthyhiney.com/index.php?_a=viewDoc&docId=8

The rubber thing sounds like a snappi. It's used to fasten prefolds on baby instead of pins.
post #123 of 149
All in ones do not need covers. Prefolds and flats to need covers. smile.gif. It does seem a little overwhelming at first, but it gets easier. A cloth diaper dictionary like this really helped me: http://www.healthyhiney.com/index.php?_a=viewDoc&docId=8

The rubber thing sounds like a snappi. It's used to fasten prefolds on baby instead of pins.
post #124 of 149

I found this guide super helpful when I was pregnant with DS:  http://www.bynature.ca/cloth-diapering-101.html

 

Hopefully it can help you out too!

post #125 of 149

When I had my daughter, I wanted to use disposable diapers for the meconium phase, and then I slowly increased to 1 cloth diaper/ day until I perfected the various styles/ folds etc. It took a couple weeks to fully transition to cloth, but it was very low key, which is what I wanted as a first time parent.  This time, I will start cloth as soon as the meconium passes, because I feel confident in my system. But I definitely feel that cloth diapering is something that can be gradual without a lot of pressure, since it can be confusing with little sleep. 

post #126 of 149
How long does it take for meconium to pass?
post #127 of 149

It is usually gone in a day or 2, but I never had an issue w/CDs and meconium. I used CDs exclusively w/DD and never had any staining issues. I sold all of my infant CDs for a premium as they were new at the outset and they were in perfect condition after using them a LOT.

post #128 of 149
Thank you!

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Has anyone every used AIOs? We are registering for Bumgenius Freetimes, as it will be easiest for Daycare. Did you dry them in the dryer or do you have to use a rack?
post #129 of 149

So psyched- we were just gifted with a TON of dipes- we will only have to get a few more covers, and we'll be all set! 

 

What's your fave cover?

post #130 of 149

I liked the Thirsties covers best, with the velcro instead of snaps.  I know some people prefer snaps, but I did not.

post #131 of 149

ive just worked all of this out.. lol now for getting some nice covers as i have some borning white ones but would like to get a few nicer ones.. but also stuck as to whats best :P

post #132 of 149
I love wool longies or shorties. I've also heard good things about this Thirsties cover and I love the blackbird print, so I plan on picking one up to try it out. I'm in the Snap Camp, as far as diapers and covers go. You can get a more customized fit with Velcro, but it eventually wears out and needs to be replaced. It's really just a matter of personal preference.

http://www.target.com/p/thirsties-duo-wrap-with-snaps-assorted-sizes-colors/-/A-13139086?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C13764692&CPNG=Baby&kpid=13764692&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=13764692
post #133 of 149

I just ordered a newborn package from Green Mountain Diapers along with some extra wipes, some snappis, and a dozen organic size 1 (whatever is the prefold one size up from newborn.) I didnt want to stock up too much on the newborn stuff because my last baby was an 8 pounder. I think that starting small then building as I learn her body type and elimination patterns I can build from there. Since I am not having my shower until next month I also still do not know what I am getting as gifts. I have a few size small bummis whisper wipes left over from my son so I am going to use those too. It is so easy to get lost in the world of cloth diapering! Geeze louise!
 

post #134 of 149

i think im finally set up :D hoorah.. lol i bought one pack of organic cotton newborn nappies and then the rest are reusables i have every type of nappie that ever existed in my house now lol and i just bought a job lot of waterproof covers on ebay tehe.. its quite exciting really! just to double check.. how do u prep the nappies? the ones i have are mainly all second hand, but there are a couple of new ones mixed in and i just got a £15 voucher for some new ones so will get a few with that also :) so exciting to think its all gonna happen so soon.. but so unprepared!!
 

post #135 of 149

Very exciting time!  For the new ones, you want to wash and dry them several times (warm/warm).  I think I used a small amount of soap on the first wash, then just water after that.  For the used ones, give them a few good washes also.  Oh, and for the used ones check to make sure they don't need to be stripped.

 

Here is some information for you: http://www.mybabyfirst.com/Stripping-Diapers_ep_53-1.html

post #136 of 149

We didn't do cloth with DS#1, but we're giving it a go with DS#2. We're going to start with 2 Bummis Newborn Packs (24 prefolds and 4 covers) and then I am leaning towards using pocket diapers after that. DS#1 was tall and skinny, so I am trying to find some great pocket options for lean/tall babies in case DS#2 takes after his brother.

post #137 of 149

I bought this for the new babe...actually specifically for DH as he is a physicist.  He actually got weepy eyed on me!  happytears.gif

 

http://www.diapers.com/p/bumgenius-one-size-pocket-diaper-40-snap-535176

 

Its one of the few things I have had time to actually find and buy so far...we aren't planning to use pockets but I thought it would be fun for DH to put it on the baby when we had friends or family to visit, especially his dad, who is also a physicist.  

post #138 of 149
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Originally Posted by jacquelinej View Post

I bought this for the new babe...actually specifically for DH as he is a physicist.  

 

I love that one! I've had it on my wishlist on DiaperJunction.com for a long time, but when I went to order today they didn't have that pattern as an option. I was thinking of ordering it somewhere else, but I haven't been able to find anywhere cheaper than Diaper Junction.

 

I'm planning on just using flats because we don't have a dryer, but I got a big variety of different diaper covers to see what I liked best.  Plus, that way I could pick my favorite pattern (or two) in each brand!

post #139 of 149
I now have my full newborn stash! babyf.gif Thirsties covers, with a mix of prefolds, GMD workhorses, and Kissaluv kissas. The plan is to see how it goes, and hopefully switch to bumgenius freetimes once babe is 12 weeks and headed to daycare.

However, I don't have any laundry soap purchased yet. For those of you with a HE washer- what laundry detergent do you use for CDs? TIA!
post #140 of 149
I didn't have a HE washer before, but do now. The soap I used to wash diapers before (with my oldest) works in HE washers, too though. I used Charlie's Soap and Maggie's Soap Nuts. Both worked really well. This time, I think I'm going to try Rockin' Green Hard Rock because our water is pretty hard up here.

Don't you love the newborn stash? My husband put together our diaper changing station in our room when I was out of town (poor guy must have really been bored) and it makes me happy every time I walk by and see the tiny diapers sitting on the shelves! They are just too cute. I have a 5 year old, so it's hard to imagine a baby little enough for those diapers! I wasn't sure which newborn diapers to go with, so I got a variety. I have some Kissaluvs size 0's, Lil Joeys, a Blueberry Mini, and a few Swaddlebees Simplex. I want some perfolds, too, and am torn between going with the Bummis Newborn pack (2 covers, 12 prefolds) or just buying a Thirsties newborn cover (I love the one with the birds on it) and a few prefolds separately. I still need to get a large wetbag, too.
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