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post #21 of 52
Oh my...
I do not know what I have- whatever is cheap!
I have about
11 fitteds
4 aio's
5 proraps
How many covers is good.
Should I get smalls- not nb?
I am so confused- and what are snappis-
Oh my.
I need to do more research and just stop buying what is cheap and even cute!
Emilie
post #22 of 52

snappi

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Originally Posted by Emilie
Oh my...
I am so confused- and what are snappis-
check this out!
http://snappibaby.com/generic0.html
HTH!
post #23 of 52
OK- so there is some type of fastener on the snappi that clips to the diaper?
that sounds great.
I will try to get some.
Emilie
post #24 of 52
So far I have
1 Motherease One Size
1 Medium Airflow (I ordered this but I think I should have gotten small, I don't know what on earth I was thinking!)
3 Fuzzi Bunz Seconds that I won on Ebay but don't actually have yet
20 Indisposable fitteds from Ebay (also not received yet. I bid on these because they were cheap, but after bidding I did some research ( doh - wrong way around I know) and it seems that lots of people think that they aren't that absorbant. The interior is a rayon/polyester mix which doesn't really sound all that absorbant either so I guess we'll see)

A friend is also going to send me her used popolinos which are apparently like motherease and some covers, so I'm kind of waiting on that to see what else I will need.

I want to buy some chinese prefolds, but do I need infant or preemie? Aren't preemie just for .. you know, preemies?

I've been knitting soakers using the LTK patterns, and I have 3 ribby hybrids and 1 ribby wrap completed so far. And one tiny birds soaker. I taught myself to knit just for these I hope my baby can tolerate the wool! (I'm allergic to it myself, but I used merino and it bothers me a lot less)

Also I wanted to get some cloth wipes, but they seem like they would be easy to make so I was thinking about doing that... without a serger it might be difficult though?

I'm getting obsessed with diapers though
post #25 of 52
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Originally Posted by akemi
Also I wanted to get some cloth wipes, but they seem like they would be easy to make so I was thinking about doing that... without a serger it might be difficult though?
not at all. use the turn and topstitch method:
find some fabric. Cut fabric into squares (I use 8 x 8 inch). Put right sides of fabric together, stitch around 80% of the way around. Turn right side out. Then topstitch all the way around, tucking the ends into the hole you just turned. I ironed and pined the first ones I did.

I made about 80 percent of ours that way. I just got a serger this winter and it is easier, but it isn't terribly hard to begin with.

I prefer flannel on one side, some kind of fabric like terry (old towels) or velour on the other. My dh prefers all flannel.
post #26 of 52
Akemi, if you wanted to do a trade for fitteds, I'd love some knitted covers. I'm making some PUL ones and I have some wool to work with, but I'd LOVE to trade with you for some knitted ones.

I can make side snapping, or front snapping, and I mostly work with sherpa and hemp because of absorbency, but I'd use whatever you needed.

Let me know!

Maybe a dipe swap for those of us who are making our own would be fun!

Amanda
post #27 of 52
onlyboys, that sounds fun but I'm not very confident in my finished product As I said, I taught myself to knit to make these, and the whole gauge thing just threw me for a loop so I figured I would just make them and since I'm starting at newborn, they'll fit sometime! (hopefully they're not too small from birth)

They also take me quite awhile to make, but if you're still interested we could give it a shot
post #28 of 52
OH, I forgot to say, I got my indisposables that I won on ebay but wasn't sure I really wanted today in the mail. They seem to be ok. I thought that when it said interior was rayon/polyester they meant the inside of the diaper. Apparently it's the stuffing that is that mix, the entire "surface" of the diaper is cotton, so at least it should be soft. They seem kind of hard right now, but that might just be because of storage or something. And I have a feeling the seller might have bleached them before selling or something because they just have that feel :|
I'll wash them and dry them a few times and hopefully they're useable!

Kerc, thanks for the instructions on making the wipes. I'm definately going to give that a try, I for sure should be able to do that even with my minimal sewing skills! (and for way less than $1 per wipe I'm sure!) My DH will be happy to see me at the sewing machine as he complains about the space it takes up since I've only used it once in the two years since my mom handed it down to me :
post #29 of 52
Regarding the wipes, you can also use a zig-zag stitch to put the two layers together wrong sides together. That's what I did and they turned out well. You want to use a pretty tight stitch to prevent fraying.

I hope we're going to have enough dipes.

We have 18 organic prefolds, 3 newborn Bummis covers, and I'll probably wind up making about 4 of the newborn size Very Baby All In Ones.

I'm also making 24 Very Baby All In Ones (well, a few will be fitteds instead, but totalling 24) in size small, rather than newborn. They're a bit of trouble and I hated to make so many of something she will outgrow so quickly. Of course, the smalls look awfully tiny too... But I don't want to count on these at first since they probably won't fit for a while.
post #30 of 52
About three homemade wipies. Just can't decide yet...
post #31 of 52
on wipes:
You can also go to a big box store (walmart, target, etc.) and find washcloths that are bundled like 8-10 in a bundle. they will work.


someone said something about a diaper with soaker/stuffing with polyester in it? The poly won't absorb water, so you might be disappointed in performance.
post #32 of 52

My stash so far.

Gah, I'm not even close to prepared yet and still confused as this is my first child and first time doing it! But so far:



6 Unbleached Pre-folds
8 Hand Dyed Chinese Pre-folds
1 Small Fuzzi Bunz (light blue)
2 Small Fireflies
3 Muttaqin Small Fitteds
2 Muttaqin Newborn Fitteds
1 Muttaqin One Size Diaper
1 Under the Nile Diaper, Size Small
1 Patchwork Pixie Elfin Under, Size Small
1 Sugar Peas Snap In Diaper, Size Small
1 Medium Cover
1 Pair of Woolen Capris (Cover)
1 Woolen Cover, Size Small
1 Small AIO


So all in all: 14 pre-folds, 9 small fitted diapers, two newborn fitted diapers, 1 AIO, 3 covers, some snappis and a few inserts.
post #33 of 52
i just wanted to add to my list that i just bought the deluxe prefold package from katieskisses. so now i should *hopefully* be all set for my baby's diaper years! now i guess i just need the doublers/soakers to add to them for night time use...right? or are they ok with just the prefold and cover?
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI
i just wanted to add to my list that i just bought the deluxe prefold package from katieskisses. so now i should *hopefully* be all set for my baby's diaper years! now i guess i just need the doublers/soakers to add to them for night time use...right? or are they ok with just the prefold and cover?
Congratulations, that's one of the top five best package deals I have found!

It may work for you all by itself, with double diapering at night when the baby gets older. You may want to consider using an Aristocrats wool soaker or a Fuzzi Bunz at night instead of the Bummis/Proraps. You may also want to consider using a Waddlehoppers doubler inside the prefold at night. All of these things are sold by Katie's Kisses so at least they are easy to find! Good for you! I wish I had done something like that from the start instead of going crazy.
post #35 of 52
Now I have:

3 preemie prefolds
12 infant prefolds
20 newborn fitteds (up to 12 lbs)
6 small fitteds (6-18 lbs)
2 small fitteds (10-15 lbs)
24 s/m fitteds (12-20 lbs)

and the covers:
2 newborn PUL covers
4 bummis sww size S
2 newborn soakers
1 small soaker
1 small wool diaper cover (WAHM made)
1 small fleece diaper cover

I think I'm all set!
post #36 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by akemi
So far I have
I want to buy some chinese prefolds, but do I need infant or preemie? Aren't preemie just for .. you know, preemies?
My babies were only 7 lbs and 7'3. (my oldest was a bit bigger) soI am gettting a dozen or so preemie prefolds. I don't want to have to go and buy sposies. is this your first? if you think you will have a smaller baby I'd get some preemie prefolds
post #37 of 52
Ok so my eyes are literally rolling around in their sockets from all the info i've read just on thisthread lol!!! Up until this point i was a disposable diaper mom which has worked well for our 22 month old, but is pricey. And upon reading and learning about the benefits of cloth, i really would like to try this route.

BUT. . . i am so overwhelmed with the variety out there. Where do i start? Are there any good books or links or sites that will give me comparisons? Where do i start and what is needed to start my stash? And what are the best brands? I really like that some of them have snaps on the actual diapers (i think im lazy). Any suggestions or advice would be so appreciative as you all sound like pros on this. I feel so clueluess. . . . . .I feel like ill never learn all i need to about cloth in just 2 short months and i know NO ONE who uses cloth. But i'd really like to try this way with jellybean. Thanks ladies
post #38 of 52
premie vs newborn:
We had 5-6 premie prefolds when erin was born. she was over 9 lbs. I loved the premies, but honestly they did the same job that the flatfolds I got from target did. And the flatfolds doubled for a LONG time as spit rags, etc.

on where to start:
check out the diapering board here. well don't jump right into the discussion, check the spots at the top of the board where there are links to the FAQ, etc.

You CAN do cloth diapers.

I buy most of the stuff I get new from www.naturalbabies.com. She isn't necessarily the cheapest around nor does she have the absolute cutest stuff BUT customer service is good, reliable and shipping is a flat 4 bucks (or something close).
post #39 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliacat
Congratulations, that's one of the top five best package deals I have found!

It may work for you all by itself, with double diapering at night when the baby gets older. You may want to consider using an Aristocrats wool soaker or a Fuzzi Bunz at night instead of the Bummis/Proraps. You may also want to consider using a Waddlehoppers doubler inside the prefold at night. All of these things are sold by Katie's Kisses so at least they are easy to find! Good for you! I wish I had done something like that from the start instead of going crazy.
thanks os muc hforthe info! im goin to look into those doublers now
<3,
nicole
post #40 of 52
We have
2 Angelwraps AIO's
2 Bunny Patch AIO's
2 Muttaquins AIO's
2 kissaluvs size 1's
1 BSWW
1 Wool cover
4 the diaperpail pocket diapers

We are buying a few more. We really look for ones to hold in the newbron poo well.
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