or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › April 2006 › Planning to use Cloth? Share your stash/plans!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Planning to use Cloth? Share your stash/plans! - Page 5

post #81 of 89
I missed this thread!

We are using the same dipes as we did with dd... 2 dozen size 0 Kissaluvs, with BSWW. I've accumulated a few other diapers I can't remember, since I have lent the size 0s out to two different moms, each with twins! So these diapers have already been worn by 5 babies, but they are still in great condition! My new baby will only be in them a few months, and then she'll move into our current stash that dd still fits into at 2 yo, plus whatever else I decide to add. I'm feeling unsure about what I want to add to our stash. Some of dd's diapers are simply wearing out, and so I do need to get more.

I'm going to try to knit a few soakers... I might get 1 done, knowing me!
post #82 of 89
I have a stupid question from a first-timer -- what is "BSWW"? The last poster said she's going to use Kissaluvs with BSWW. After reading all of the postings on this topic, I want to get Kissaluvs because so many people recommend them!!

Mary
post #83 of 89
BSWW= Bummi's Super Whisper Wrap
post #84 of 89
Yep, another experienced cd'er chiming in to say how much I love Kissaluvs for newborns. For us, they are the only way to go, especially in those early days. No other diaper fit my 7.5 lb dd and these were perfect!

And a note about the bummis covers - I personally like the aplix tabs better than the snaps. They do get a little ratty (kinda worn out looking) if you put the covers in the dryer, but hanging them to dry helps a lot, and they dry really fast anyway. I tried a few of the bummis with the snaps and had bad luck with the snaps pulling out of the fabric after a while, making the cover un-useable.
post #85 of 89
nighten- Believe me, I drove myself crazy trying to figure out what the heck to use before my dd was born, so I completely understand the frustration. We ended up using sposies for the first month because A) I was too exhausted to even think about laundry and B) we only had smalls and my dd was WAY too small for them until about 4 weeks old (she wore preemie and NB clothes only for the first month also). I don't think there is anything wrong with waiting to use smalls if you think you will not be up to doing laundry and don't want to bother with XS. Its not like you'd end up using sposies forever, kwim? This time I'm starting out with a NB stash, because I actually LOVE cloth diapering (I thought people who were like that were kinda weird when I was pg with #1 ) and want to use cloth from the very beginning (besides I want stuff that fits cause I seem to have small babies).

You might look into having a few different types of AIOs on hand if you really want to do only AIOs. I agree that AIOs can be super convienent if you want something super easy to change... as long as they are actually fitting your baby. It is super easy to resell them either on the TP or on ebay to get what works best. I bought a bunch of brand new Kushies AIOs for my dd before she was born, and she peed right out the side every time I'd put one on! Obviously I sold those quickly! I know I'd hate if I had a big stash of expesive dipes like...fuzzi bunz and they didn't work for my baby. Actually, we used FB for most of our stash (including daytime- they are actually really trim even when stuffed with a lightweight infant prefold!) but my dd got rashes from the fleece lining and I got rid of a bunch of them. Every baby is different on what they do best in, even when they are in sposies. I've had friends that only used sposies and had to switch brands a few times to figure out what worked best for the shape, etc of their dc. As much as its an inconvience for you, you are going to have to be flexible about what kind of diapers your baby wears, unless you don't care about leaking, rashes, etc I hope whatever you get works awesome for you and your baby with no problems at all!

So far my NB stash will have:
*kissaluvs size 0 (not sure how many yet)
*Sugar plum baby NB fitteds (only have 3 so far I think, probably need more)
*13 preemie prefolds (pinned probably)
*2 NB/Small Kiwi Pie cashmere wool covers (I hope these fit him!)
*1 knitted NB/Small wool/cashmere longies (have the yarn- still need to make them)
*1 knitted NB/Small soaker made with gorgeous kettledyed yarn from Uruguay
*1 pair NB recycled wool longies (so easy to make- only took 25 min!)
*6+ Very Baby AIOs (I'm making these with organic sherpa or hemp insides, I have to see how many I get done before I buy more fitteds, etc)

So far the small Stash is:
*Kissaluvs 0 should still fit
*a few Sugar Plum baby small fitteds (I only have 1 so far)
*1 contour fitted (Luke's Drawers???)
*30+ infant lightweight prefolds - snappied (I use these for changing pads, burp cloths, etc)
*1 small Fuzzi bunz pocket (stuff with a preemie prefold)
*1 pr butt sweater shorts (Reusabum?)
*Kiwi pie covers should still fit
*1 pr small/medium recycled longies (for fall?, guessing that should be the right size for then)
*probably another recycled sweater made into shorts???
*6+ Very Baby AIOs (still need to make them)
*Also have 6? size small BSWW and 2 Proraps covers, might keep a couple BSWW or might sell all (if anyone wants some of these feel free to PM me)

I prefer wool and natural materials as you can see, my dd couldn't wear synthetic materials very frequently because she was really sensitive to them. We used infant lightweight prefolds with BSWW and 4 Prorap AIOs from 1-6 months last time. They were functional but not very fun Since I've taught myself to sew and knit since dd was born, I'm making alot of my stash I'm waiting to see how fast I can get the AIOs made, before I decide on what fitteds to buy/make. If I get them done faster than expected I will attempt to make my own fitteds. I much prefer making my own stash because of cost reasons. I can make it so I get lots of nice materials and styles for super low prices
post #86 of 89
Thanks for the tips, ladies. I'm truly overwhelmed and not going to think about it at all right now.
post #87 of 89
I'm busting out of pocket mode here! I'm buying 15 Kissaluvs 0's and 8 LHC XS covers for Luke. Will that be enough if we wash every other day? I have to do wash every other day because DS uses 1 trainer at night and one at nap and we only have 4. So that's the longest we ever go. I'm also ordering LHC small AIO's for when he gets up to the 8-10 lb range. If he's like my other 3 have been, that should be around 4 months or so. I'm pysched. I've never used anything other than a pocket.

Do Kissaluvs have to be pinned? Or Snappied? Or does a snug cover keep them in place?
post #88 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by pfamilygal
I'm busting out of pocket mode here! I'm buying 15 Kissaluvs 0's and 8 LHC XS covers for Luke. Will that be enough if we wash every other day? I have to do wash every other day because DS uses 1 trainer at night and one at nap and we only have 4. So that's the longest we ever go. I'm also ordering LHC small AIO's for when he gets up to the 8-10 lb range. If he's like my other 3 have been, that should be around 4 months or so. I'm pysched. I've never used anything other than a pocket.

Do Kissaluvs have to be pinned? Or Snappied? Or does a snug cover keep them in place?
It wouldn't have been enough for either of my kids.. BooBah went through about 20 diapers every 24 hours at first. She peed an awful lot. I was doing laundry every single day just as soon as I could after my c-section (less than a week).

Right now, though, I'm just hoping we have a washing machine before the BellyBean arrives.
post #89 of 89
Kissaluvs have snaps of their own. No pinning or Snappis needed.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: April 2006
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › April 2006 › Planning to use Cloth? Share your stash/plans!