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Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

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!

 

 

YAY!  Sounds like a great stash!  Last time, I used Rock N Green at the outset.  I then switched to making my own detergent.  I think I posted the recipe upthread.  It's really, really easy.  I made a big batch last night (enough for 3-4 weeks) and it took about 5 minutes.  I just grate a sunlight laundry soap bar (usually about half a bar per batch) with a cheese grater and then mix it (in a big mason jar) to get equal parts (by volume, and an approximate measure, nothing scientific) grated soap, Borax and washing soda.  It's the most economical way to go and it works really well.  You only need about 2tbsp per load for an HE washer.

 

 

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Originally Posted by PhilsBabyMama View Post

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. 

 

 I tried Rock N Green last time and really liked it! Our water is classified as "hard", but not as "very hard".  I hope the Hard Rock works for you!

post #142 of 149
http://www.mamabargains.com/ has some cute one-size pockets available right now for anyone who might be looking for that!
post #143 of 149

Hey CDM's.

 

I'm expecting my first baby next month and we intend to use cloth nappies.  Some friends highly recommended Bummis Super Whisper wraps.  They have used them with at least 4 babies and swear by them.  I know they've tried a lot of others too but they say that these are the best ones and they don't leak.  Their babies tend to be slightly on the small side, between 6-8lbs at birth.  I'm expecting a roughly 7lb baby.

 

Have you got a brand/type that is your absolute most trusted?  Have you used Bummis and got any other feedback for us?  I've heard a lot of good reviews of Thirsties but a couple of really negative ones that put me off.
 

We, like our friends, don't have a washing machine and do our laundry by hand.  Because of this we want to go with cloth inserts and PUL wraps instead of the all-in-one type that you throw in the machine.  I think these will be easier to wash and will also dry much faster.

post #144 of 149
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Originally Posted by naturelle View Post

Hey CDM's.

 

I'm expecting my first baby next month and we intend to use cloth nappies.  Some friends highly recommended Bummis Super Whisper wraps.  They have used them with at least 4 babies and swear by them.  I know they've tried a lot of others too but they say that these are the best ones and they don't leak.  Their babies tend to be slightly on the small side, between 6-8lbs at birth.  I'm expecting a roughly 7lb baby.

 

Have you got a brand/type that is your absolute most trusted?  Have you used Bummis and got any other feedback for us?  I've heard a lot of good reviews of Thirsties but a couple of really negative ones that put me off.
 

We, like our friends, don't have a washing machine and do our laundry by hand.  Because of this we want to go with cloth inserts and PUL wraps instead of the all-in-one type that you throw in the machine.  I think these will be easier to wash and will also dry much faster.

 

I'm a big fan of Thirsties.  Never had any problems with them.  I'm planning a mix of prefolds, inserts, Thirsties, and x-small pocket Fuzzibunz with the newborn.  I really, really like Fuzzibunz, but they might be difficult to handwash?  I've never tried.  I do line-dry quite a bit.

post #145 of 149

I've used Bummis and Thirsties (covers and AI2/pocket diapers) and liked both brands well. My nb stash is 4 BG XS AIOs (bought on the seconds sale), 2 Rearz french velour fitteds size 0, a dozen Rearz unbleached newborn prefolds, a dozen Tiny G pants, a dozen Bummis preemie prefolds (to put in the Tiny G's), 2 WAHM newborn AIOs and 3 Rumparooz NB covers. Then I have a HUGE box full of the diapers i used with my older daughter and there are many OS diapers and sized diapers in there, I started with her at 4mo so I didn't have a nb stash yet. 

post #146 of 149
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Originally Posted by naturelle View Post

Hey CDM's.

 

I'm expecting my first baby next month and we intend to use cloth nappies.  Some friends highly recommended Bummis Super Whisper wraps.  They have used them with at least 4 babies and swear by them.  I know they've tried a lot of others too but they say that these are the best ones and they don't leak.  Their babies tend to be slightly on the small side, between 6-8lbs at birth.  I'm expecting a roughly 7lb baby.

 

Have you got a brand/type that is your absolute most trusted?  Have you used Bummis and got any other feedback for us?  I've heard a lot of good reviews of Thirsties but a couple of really negative ones that put me off.
 

We, like our friends, don't have a washing machine and do our laundry by hand.  Because of this we want to go with cloth inserts and PUL wraps instead of the all-in-one type that you throw in the machine.  I think these will be easier to wash and will also dry much faster.

I used prefolds for DS, and had both bummies and thirsties covers.  I don't have anything bad to say about bummies, I just prefered thirsties.  They fit my long, skinny DS better and I liked the material better.  I also personally preferred velcro over snaps, but lots of people will disagree with me on that point.  Again, personal preference.  I would just buy a couple different brands and see what you like best and what works for you, rather than buying a stash of just one type.

post #147 of 149

I ended up getting the thirsties hemp prefolds because they are so much thinner but supposed to be very absorbent. I've had a hard time getting other CDs clean in my front loader so I am hoping this will help.  I would look into those if I were hand washing for sure!

post #148 of 149

So I have about 6 newborn covers and plenty (I think!) of small prefolds....how many covers and pre-folds do you think you need for the next size up?

 

I had figured all of this out, but that was 7 1/2 years ago, and now I have nothing left in covers although I still have prefolds.

 

And I can't seem to get through my foggy pregnancy brain either to think it and research it through...

post #149 of 149

I like to have 8-10 diapers per day to be sure I don't run out before washing. So how many you need depends on how often you will be washing. 

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