Before BooBah was born, I was sure that I would use regular infant prefolds and random covers on her. I had two x-small Fuzzi Bunz, one nb Happy Hieney, and some nb proraps. Everything except for the Happy Hieney (which had overlapping velcro tabs) was too big for her for the first few weeks; as in, so big that when she peed it would run down her legs, and poop was *everywhere*. We ended up using nb sposies until I got some nb proraps colors (the colors run smaller than the regular white ones) and ended up using those and the HH with (get this!) Gerber Flatfolds for a while. When she got a bit bigger, I was able to use the x-small Fuzzi Bunz and eventually she grew into the mediums we had a ton of (because I started cding BeanBean when he was nearly seven months old, and he was trained when BooBah was born-- out of a medium). I actually had to get a few large covers because her thighs got nice and round for about ten minutes-- then she started to walk and was right back into a medium. :LOL
Right now, we don't have a washing machine. Assuming that we manage to get one, or that real diapers will be more economical at the laundromat (a likely case, as new babies go through a ton of diapers and BooBah is unlikely to be entirely out of diapers when #3 arrives), I will probably start out with the nb and x-small covers that I have, along with Gerber flatfolds, and then move into infant cpfs. I'm also planning to do some knitting for this Bean, as I am an excellent knitter/crocheter and I love making things that I actually use regularly.
I'm actually hoping to do elimination communication with this one (wanted to do it with BooBah, but couldn't for medical reasons
) so that will hopefully cut down on diaper usage, too.
I may try to sew some night diapers, but I may not...
We'll see! :LOL
BTW-- I am *more than willing* to swap knitting/crochet for other baby/toddler/preschooler items; in particular, little boy's jeans and overalls in sizes 4 & 5 slim, twirly skirts in 12-24 months, and just about anything with an adjustable waist (sense a theme here? I've got skinny kids! :LOL) in those sizes, but do try me! I absolutely love to knit, crochet and embroider, I do these things to relax while I'm nursing/tandeming. They help my mind to unwind and I feel like I'm accomplishing something at the same time, it's brilliant! :LOL Besides, I don't think it's quite fair that wool should be so expensive when it's so simple to use and can make a mediocre, hodge-podge stash like mine feel somewhat exotic and cool.
I've never had a problem with staining and wool, though.
As long as I wash them as soon as I notice the poop, they've been okay. Of course, I tend to prefer dark colors. :LOL