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For those who are cloth diapering, have you started your stash??

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Title says it all!  For those cloth diapering, have you started your newborn stash???

post #2 of 17

Just waiting for a good deal on a newborn lot to come up (i have all the one sized diapers i need) , and its a bit early because I could buy something then find a better deal later

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I'm trying to start it, I have some stuff tagged on babyli.st but I don't know how much I need, any advice?

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I am not doing the cloth diapering, but I started buying diapers! I try to get them on sale and with a coupon, so I have a nice stash before the little one is here and it doesn't cost so much at once! I think it is a great odea to get started early on stuff you know you will need/go through. I also bought some wipes, baby wash and lotion. 

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A friend just gave me two brand new Thirsties covers for size 6 lbs - 18 lbs, so that is the start of my stash! I'm planning to order from Green Mountain Diaper company. I don't know how many I'll need to have on hand for when the baby is born. Should I plan to have only a week's supply, then see what I like and order more when baby is a few days old? (I suppose GMD would let me return unused diapers in case I buy multiples of a type I end up not liking?)
 

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I've got everything I need...*technically*.  lol

 

Well, that's not totally true.  I need new covers since I sold all of our old ones.  I have started buying wool to knit them up.

 

We could use a few more small sized prefolds but we've got plenty of standard sized one and a bunch of Motherease OS fitteds. 

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Originally Posted by heyitskalista View Post

I've got everything I need...*technically*.  lol

 

Well, that's not totally true.  I need new covers since I sold all of our old ones.  I have started buying wool to knit them up.

 

We could use a few more small sized prefolds but we've got plenty of standard sized one and a bunch of Motherease OS fitteds. 

One of the girls at work just offered me her WHOLE stash!!
Super jealous of you Kalista, that you can knit wool covers. Hubs is really allergic to wool, and he'd probably break out in rashes having to change wool diaper covers

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I have heard good things about wool covers. Do you have a favorite knitting pattern that you use? Are the covers felted? 

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I have a bunch of one-size imse vimse flannelettes and some terry. 30 in total. I am thinking about getting some newborn size prefolds or something for when they are too tiny for the onesize. I don't want to spend too much though because my kids usually come out big. Last baby was 9lbs 3 oz. I'm good otherwise for now. Will add as needed. Thankfully, I didn't get rid of my stash. 

 

The imse vimse ones are absorbent enough for smaller babies, but you start to need some doubling by the time they are like 4-6 months old and up in my experience. I usually lay in a hemp trifold insert. I got a bunch of those for $2 each on a clearance sale. Yippee!! :P

 

I've tried all kinds of things and I've never found an absolute favorite cloth diaper, but if I had to buy from scratch, I'd likely go with snap fitteds and thirsties sized covers. Or, if you were on a seriously tight budget, prefolds with snappies aren't half bad. Make sure you don't go too cheap on the prefolds though. Quality matters. Never buy gerber! :)

 

Rainbownurse: I've enjoyed having a few fleece covers in my stash for more breathability. That could be a good alternative to wool since your hubby is allergic. And I like that they can just be tossed in with all the other diaper laundry. A good quality malden mills fleece is a good idea. I think the brand I've liked best was called Sweet Pea. If you can sew them, more power to ya! :)

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I can't sew, but Hubs can! and is actually looking for a sewing machine. I'll have to let him know. 
A friend of mine from high school used sham wows as inserts and said they were amazing. Anyone else do this?

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Dayiscoming:  I LOVE the sweet pea fleece covers!  I only have two...the local cloth diaper store stopped carrying them but they were awesome!!  I agree on buying quality prefolds.  Gerber and Kushies are not worth the money, IMO!  I love our Bummi's prefolds! :)

 

rainbownurse: We used to costco brand of sham wows as inserts for pockets with B.  They're super absorbant so it worked well.  I tri-folded them and sewed them so they'd stay folded...but that made them take forever to dry.  If your hubs starts sewing diapers, let me know, I'll send you some patterns links!! :D  I've been wondering about his wool allergy...is it all wool or just certain types?  Or maybe its the type of lanolin used?  haha...I'm just trying to find a way so that you can use wool! LOL

 

Eilis:  I don't felt the covers that I knit but I have sewn some of felted sweaters and those are awesome too!  Are you on Ravelry?  I could send you some links for knitting patterns from there! :D

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Hi Kalista, I'm not on Ravelry but I can join! I will let you know if/when I get around to it to ask you for the forwards- thanks for offering! I also love idea of sewing felted sweaters; that sounds smart. So wool covers are fine in winter and summer? What are their advantages and do they have any disadvantages?
 

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Wool is good during winter and summer, it breathes really well and wicks away moisture from the skin. 
http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/real-diaper-news/quarterly_article_sanders_diaper-covers-why-wools-cool.htm

 

this is a really good article about it.


Heyitskalista-I'm not sure, any wool he comes in contact with he breaks out in a rash. Even my merino wool base layers for camp

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Kalista, I would love the links for knitted covers on Ravelry. I have the same User name as here. Can I use fisherman's wool? I have a bunch of that in my stash.
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do they have crochet covers as well?

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I'm on ravelry too, and would love links for diaper covers. Maybe we need to start a diaper/ cover make-your-own thread? With pictures?? I love pictures...
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I think the make your own diapers/covers thread is an awesome idea!!! Let's do it.

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