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Cloth Diaper Changes

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

So I really don't feel like resurrecting the old cloth diaper thread so I'm making a new one. We started out with Dappi prefolds and kawaii covers that were prompty put on ebay when I used my GMD ones that I was gifted. I LOVED them but for some reason decided to get pockets when she outgrew her newborn size. I think they were cheaper -- I got 24 kawaii pockets and I loved them at first but now I'm just over them. I'm considering going back to tri-fold prefolds or making fitted from prefolds. 

 

My only concern is that DD does NOT stay still for a diaper change, which is part of my aversion to pockets. Is this just a developmental phase or should I "live and learn" but not get luvs, get some AIO or velcro fitted diapers? I really wish I would have just bit the bullet and made and/or bought fitted with wool covers when I was pregnant. The whole thing was just so overwhelming though.

post #2 of 13
Our days of still chill baby during diaper changes are over too. I use to have to put my leg over my daughters chest to keep her from
flipping over and crawling away. I think I'll have to do the same with Rowan. It's crazy making. He yells the whole damn time too.
The whole time. Every time.
I've given up on pinning it's too squirmy and dangerous so I use snappis which are awesome.

It does get better. Some kids wrassle you for months and some get over it. I hope ours all get over it, obviously.
post #3 of 13

yeah, Oliver yells the whole time I'm changing his diaper these days, and I have to wrestle him into it - after either holding him down or flipping him back onto his back.  he's, ah, not happy about being restrained, but I'm not happy that he's trying to roll off his changing pad and onto the hardwood floor four feet below.  I think you should stick with whatever kind of diaper you like the best and are fastest at putting on!  we do flats and rubber pants with a Snappi, which we've done since the beginning.  it takes me about 30 seconds to get it all on, unless he fights particularly hard.

post #4 of 13

we do pockets, and Elliott does the alligator roll during diaper changes. 

post #5 of 13
Iris is ok with diaper changes at home (but not clothing changes), but NOT at daycare. Screams bloody murder, arches her back and kicks like mad. greensad.gif
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by rf1170 View Post
 

yeah, Oliver yells the whole time I'm changing his diaper these days, and I have to wrestle him into it - after either holding him down or flipping him back onto his back.  he's, ah, not happy about being restrained, but I'm not happy that he's trying to roll off his changing pad and onto the hardwood floor four feet below.  I think you should stick with whatever kind of diaper you like the best and are fastest at putting on!  we do flats and rubber pants with a Snappi, which we've done since the beginning.  it takes me about 30 seconds to get it all on, unless he fights particularly hard.

 

That's why I'm thinking of going into velcro DIY fitted because snaps are annoying and I just just pull PUL or wool (I really want some wool!!) over them. Plus I really want to start EC as we get more into solids and fitted seem better for that. I'm also thinking about side snaps and stretchier elastics that way I can just pull them up. I always loved the idea of pull up diapers especially for mobile babies. Now to find a pattern for those....

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by inconditus View Post

That's why I'm thinking of going into velcro DIY fitted because snaps are annoying and I just just pull PUL or wool (I really want some wool!!) over them. Plus I really want to start EC as we get more into solids and fitted seem better for that. I'm also thinking about side snaps and stretchier elastics that way I can just pull them up. I always loved the idea of pull up diapers especially for mobile babies. Now to find a pattern for those....

Haven't made them but have been eyeballing this pattern for awhile...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107154925/instant-download-cloth-diaper-pdf-sewing?ref=sr_gallery_51&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
post #8 of 13

In my experience, diaper changes at this age are unpleasant regardless of the diaper used! lol Ruby is always trying to roll away...or stick her hand in her poop, or grabbing the wipes/ clean diaper/ etc. and refusing to give them back.  Gah.  

 

We use prefolds exclusively right now but I am about to order some pockets for night time and when we're out.  Packing prefolds and covers for two babies makes for a very stuffed diaper bag.  

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by heyitskalista View Post
 

In my experience, diaper changes at this age are unpleasant regardless of the diaper used! lol Ruby is always trying to roll away...or stick her hand in her poop, or grabbing the wipes/ clean diaper/ etc. and refusing to give them back.  Gah.  

 

We use prefolds exclusively right now but I am about to order some pockets for night time and when we're out.  Packing prefolds and covers for two babies makes for a very stuffed diaper bag.  

 

We use grovia hybrids when out or bamboo inserts inside our planetwise covers. I loooove the second option. It's so trim and you can fit a lot in your diaper bag! I got 10 of the charcoal ones off a b/s/t facebook group for $15

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Also, since we are switching to prefolds, how many you would you recommend at this age? I just looked at we have a TON of large hand-me-downs but no mediums. Odd. I know we were going through 8ish pockets a day but I hear you change prefolds more often.

post #11 of 13
I feel like Prefolds absorb more. I never have leaks like we get with pockets. I also tri fold into the pocket diapers for extra absorbency. 1-2 dozen should be plenty if you wash every few days. Also the bummis pull on diaper cover is cheap and my favorite!
post #12 of 13
2 dozen would be the perfect amount for me (if I was only diapering one). We like to wash every 2-3 days. We've had less leaks with prefolds too. I will use the infant sized ones as inserts with pockets when we get them. I am a huge prefold fan. Just not when were going out and trying to pack "light" (is that even possible with 4 kids?!).
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by wrenmoon View Post

Our days of still chill baby during diaper changes are over too. I use to have to put my leg over my daughters chest to keep her from
flipping over and crawling away. I think I'll have to do the same with Rowan. It's crazy making. He yells the whole damn time too.
The whole time. Every time.
I've given up on pinning it's too squirmy and dangerous so I use snappis which are awesome.

It does get better. SomeUte kids wrassle you for months and some get over it. I hope ours all get over it, obviously.

This helped me so much. Thank you. I had been trying to put my ankles on her shoulders . Now I know to put one leg across in her belly. I must cover my legs&feet so I dont get tickled. Then I just have get better at bringing & keeping my supplies in the right places.
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