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post #41 of 77
I recently did a whole blog entry on this as I am a serious tightwad by nature :LOL if you want to see, its:

http://macncheezex3.blogspot.com/200...-possible.html

I started cding my 16mth old 6 mths ago, and (partly b/c I can sew) I did it with start-up under $50. But I researched and even if you don't sew, you can start-up for under $100 easily. My disposable-loving dh is even happy! lol

check out miracle diapers too. I love this thread! I have been wanting to donate my diapers when my dc outgrows this size (which will be soon) so let me know if you want donations!
post #42 of 77
I think that if you are trying to save money and still would like nice, conveinent cd stuff, cpfs and prowraps are the way to go. A pull on cover would be cheaper, but not as easy, especially for someone used to disposables. I started cding with prefolds and prowraps (I had a diaper service and this is what they had) and found it to be a very good system that worked. Yes, there are "nicer" covers out there, but if we're talking about low income, many of these mamas aren't going to be able to spend $20+ on a cover. From dy-dee diaper service, I could get 6 prowraps for $36! I personally would not include any longies (I've cd'd for years and years and have never had a pair so I wouldnt consider them in any way a necessity) or wool. Wool is great, but a newbie might find it a bit intimidating to care for and it's pricey. Plus, it really isn't necessary on a newborn. I started using wool when my baby was 6 months old and wetting more at night and I needed something that was going to help him stay dry all night.

Edited to clairfy:

What I would include would be

24 prefolds
6 wraps (prowraps, Bummis or Bumpkins)
pail liner
40 wipes
wet bag
maybe instructions for making wipe solution (I used to just use water, olive oil, and baby wash in mine) and keep it in a wipes warmer or baby wipes container

Just my two dollars worth
post #43 of 77
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Originally Posted by Julia24
But, then there's the nighttime issue to address.... Of course, my mother just laughed at me when I was complaining and said Jule' when you were a baby we didn't have all this fancy stuff, we just trifolded one prefold inside another prefold and VOILA! Nighttime diaper!!!!
I have to agree with your mom! :LOL That is what we use (well, right now for this babe we do fuzzibunz and he wears them at night since he's not a heavy wetter). For my heavy wetter, NOTHING beat two prefolds in an aristocrat or Bumpy wool and I still give that advice when moms come here looking for pricey nighttime dipes for thier heavy wetters who are peeing through all of their AIOs and fitteds. And at night, who even cares if it's cute or bulky?
post #44 of 77
this is a great idea (all of them!) i am a low income mama who is turning to cding to save $$, i've got plenty of prefolds though now through some friends donating them to me, but i'm in need of some covers...i currently use the gerber liners but absolutely hate them because there is too much liner for too little bottom.... : i have 1 diaper wrap that was given to me and don't know where to find the cheapest ones.....any suggestions?
post #45 of 77
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post #46 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tnyellowduckie
this is a great idea (all of them!) i am a low income mama who is turning to cding to save $$, i've got plenty of prefolds though now through some friends donating them to me, but i'm in need of some covers...i currently use the gerber liners but absolutely hate them because there is too much liner for too little bottom.... : i have 1 diaper wrap that was given to me and don't know where to find the cheapest ones.....any suggestions?
Are you looking for PUL ones?
post #47 of 77
This is the very cheapest place I've found prowraps or really any cover http://www.dy-dee.com/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=PDC Especially if you buy six of them.
post #48 of 77
post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
Yes.....I definantly am a fan of recycled wool! That is what most of the wool I have purchased is.

I recently picked up some wool sweaters from a thrift store to practice making covers and longies (I do not really know how to sew.....we will see how it goes)

I have been collecting crats. Most are really felted and were FFS. They still work great!
Recycled soakers are so easy to make...coming from someone who is not a sewer! I didn't even measure mine or anything, I just cut and they fit my 2 year old ds...just little big in the waist. I sewed mine by hand and it took about a total of 45 minutes. Now that I know what I'm doing it would probably take about 30, probably less if I learned how to use my sewing machine. And if you did it that way, you could include a couple in each size and still be economical in doing so!
Jamie
post #50 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ohiomom
Recycled soakers are so easy to make...coming from someone who is not a sewer! I didn't even measure mine or anything, I just cut and they fit my 2 year old ds...just little big in the waist. I sewed mine by hand and it took about a total of 45 minutes. Now that I know what I'm doing it would probably take about 30, probably less if I learned how to use my sewing machine. And if you did it that way, you could include a couple in each size and still be economical in doing so!
Jamie
What kind of thread do you use? What kind of stitch? : See....I am a sewing newbie!!!
post #51 of 77
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Originally Posted by ZeldasMom
This IS a good buy on Prowraps covers (when you buy six) and free shipping?! omg ty for posting this! lol
I buy Green Earth covers - very similar to Prowraps - for $6.00 ea. with $3 flat shipping in US at babycottonbottoms.com
post #52 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by momsgotmilk4two
This is the very cheapest place I've found prowraps or really any cover http://www.dy-dee.com/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=PDC Especially if you buy six of them.
This link is 6 for 29.50 Box weight .80

Anyone know how to figure out the shipping on that?
post #53 of 77
Thread Starter 
I just had another brainstorm.....a third box idea.

An attachment parenting/NFL start up box!

Info on cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, and gentle discipline. Along with cloth dipes....maybe a sling! Also contact numbers for breastfeeding assistance.....hmmmm.....sorry thinking outloud. Maybe some books. Otherwise just a packet of info.
post #54 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelBee
I just had another brainstorm.....a third box idea.

An attachment parenting/NFL start up box!

Info on cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, and gentle discipline. Along with cloth dipes....maybe a sling! Also contact numbers for breastfeeding assistance.....hmmmm.....sorry thinking outloud. Maybe some books. Otherwise just a packet of info.
Great idea! You need to start up a non-profit charitable organization that does this!
post #55 of 77
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeldasMom
Great idea! You need to start up a non-profit charitable organization that does this!
I know......my wheels are turning in my head....
post #56 of 77
Thread Starter 
Honestly....I think that is why so many people do not ap/nfl. Many are not really aware of the concept. What a great way to spread the word. And I think that focusing on the low income families is great. Saving money could really help them (ummm....I am one of them! )

I have more to say but can not think of how to write it out!

I am excited!!!
post #57 of 77
A sling would be good! with instructions on how to wear it, as it can be daunting at first!!
post #58 of 77
And instead of putting them in a box, you could use a canvas bag. Then the Mama can use it for grocery shopping. My store gives you a nickel back for every bag of your own you bring!
post #59 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hlkm2e
And instead of putting them in a box, you could use a canvas bag. Then the Mama can use it for grocery shopping. My store gives you a nickel back for every bag of your own you bring!
Oh......great idea!!!
post #60 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Macncheezex3
A sling would be good! with instructions on how to wear it, as it can be daunting at first!!
For parents who were local.....we could give a free class! Babywearing and cloth diapering!

I am like a little kid in a candy store right now.......YIPPY!!!
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