I found that my least favorite covers- Proraps- worked the best for the first two weeks. I've been using them and Happy Heiny for covers over prefolds. I only have 10 HH so if I used them stuffed I run out of covers before I get the next load from the dryer.
I found that we went through covers FAST the first 10 days or so- probably 6-8 in a day. Our preemie prefolds and Kissaluv 0s were the only thing that fit for the first week or so, but by the 4th day I had to double up the prefolds or be soaked every 40 minutes. The kissaluvs were sopping wet after an hour, I love the way they fit and hold in poo (the only dipes we usually dont have to change out covers with ) but they arent nearly absorbant enough to go coverless, even the first week- like I thought we would.
Changing him every feeding (maybe 90 minutes) he soaks an entire infant prefold now, and Im really having to stuff them into the NB proraps, so I think its time to move into smalls. I can fit three preemie prefolds (2x3x2 x3= 6x9x6, LOL) into one, but its soaked good in an hour too.
I havent used much wool on him yet cause its tough to snappi a dipe on a NB who doesnt like to lay his legs down much. I only use the wool with the kissaluvs, and only have a handful, so not often.
I had to buy nasty disposables for him. I buy pullups for my 2 yr old (who pulls off his cloth and pees in the floor), but I didnt want to be seen with size 1s in my cart
: Isnt that bad? I hate putting them on him and I hate people seeing them on him.
: BUT- Im treating his butt with gentian violet for his yeast rash (thrush thanks to Keflex) and I dont want ALL of my dipes purple. I dont mind that some of them are stained, but I dont want purple on all of them. Besides that, Im not sure that Im killing off all the yeasties in our wash, and I dont want it to go on any longer than it needs. So hes in sposies until we can cure this rash, poor baby. Poor mommy!!
At least daddy will change a diaper now- I walked in from outside and saw him changing the boy, without me telling him to! That was the third diaper hes put on him since he was born! Not that it matters- I dont mind putting GOOD dipes on him!