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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jenniebug
PM me I have a few nb items I can send ya
Is Rhiannon already out of her small stuff?
post #22 of 34
Here are some free patterns for you.

http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soakers/pattern/
http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/organ...woolpants.html
http://diapershop.com/freelinks.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/mothers.../patterns.html
http://diaperpages.com/soaker.php
post #23 of 34
Hey Nip )

She is out of her nb and many of her smalls, depending how the sizing runs on some of the dipes She has these chubby thighs that just don't stop! I it!

How is Amelie?
post #24 of 34
Have you checked out Miracle Diapers ?
post #25 of 34
I'll admit that I didn't read all the replies.. just a few.. but I totally don't understand what you are saying.. your logic is flawed.

You will need some kind of diapers.. a dozen diapers a day for a newborn and at about the same number of wipes. So, small disposable diapers and wipes will cost you, even with the cheap ones, at least $70 a month. At least, that's what it costed us and we used store brand for the first month of my dd's life. For three months, that's $210 or more (I can't even begin to tell you how many diapers we threw away that she peed or pooped in before we even got it taped shut and that's on top of the dozen legitimate diapers getting worn for an hour). I don't know what size your baby will be, but my daughter work infant prefolds and small wraps for nearly five months... so, that would be $350 in disposables.


But, for less than $80, you can get a nb basic pacakge from natrualbabies.com that has 3 dozen prefolds and six wraps, add a couple of snappis to that and pay for shipping. I just don't get how $80 is too much but spending $200-$350 on disposables for the same stage is even comparable. Yeah.. the $80 has to be up front, but if you have even a month before the baby is born, you can come up with that because you'll have to for disposables whe the baby is here anyway.

And, you can turn around and sell your $80 worth of diapers when the baby outgrows them for probably $60. So, your overall diapering cost for that stage would be $20.

if you can't afford to put cloth on your child, there's no way you can afford to put disposables on him or her either. Unless you are VERY good at elimination communication, you have to put one kind of diaper or another on your child and it doesn't make sense that you would choose disposables over cloth based on price.

I also don't get how not spending $200 up front is going to keep you at home for an additional 4.5 months? Am I just totally cloudy headed today and not understanding what you are saying? (quite possible *L*)

amber
post #26 of 34
www.clothdiaper.com has infant prefolds on sale now for $10 a dozen. They're 4-6-4's but with three dozen they should see you from birth to 15lbs or so. Dappi makes nice pull on pants and I think you can get them at target, around $2 a piece. Oh.. and clothdiaper.com sells seconds too, so you can buy the next size up cheap too.

Or.. you could go super cheap and buy five dozen flats for $60 from www.diaperware.com , splurge on a cover or two there, and you have free shipping. Flats can take you from birth to pottytraining.
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What a great groups of mamas
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jenniebug
Hey Nip )

She is out of her nb and many of her smalls, depending how the sizing runs on some of the dipes She has these chubby thighs that just don't stop! I it!

How is Amelie?
Amelie's got the chub thighs too. She's wearing Bummis Ms now. I need to put my infant prefolds up on the TP. I still have regulars from Skanda and Nadia, but after 4 years, they are a bit frayed and I could use some new or less used used ones.
Amelie isn't quite as heavy as Skanda and Nadia were and she's longer than they were at this age too. So she doesn't look like a blob with bull dog cheeks. But she's plenty chubby. Click on my sig to see a pic. Any pics of Rhiannon?
post #30 of 34
Here's a free soaker pattern:
http://www.fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html

My mom knitted one for DS and I really like it.
post #31 of 34
Flats are so dang cheap and trim and cute on a newborn. I would go for some of those!
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post #33 of 34
Just chiming in to let you know that we've spent over $80 on sposies in the first 3.5 weeks of our baby's life. I forgot how expensive it is, especially in the beginning when you're going through SO many diapers each day. Part of the reason I got motivated to put him in cloth starting the past few days is $$- I just can't justify the cost of sposies. I agree with all the PP-you can totally do cloth for less than $200, if you don't mind prefolds and wraps. Sposies are gonna cost a LOT more than that, even just in the first couple months. Good luck mama, sounds like you got lots of great advice and offers.
post #34 of 34
I'm so glad you're getting the help you need! s
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