You never need to worry about baby growing fast when you use one-size diapers!
Don't let others nit pick one-size diapers dueto the fact that newborns are tiny and they fit a bit bulky for the first few weeks.
Seriously, bulk does not stop them from working! They still work great! In fact I've never heard of a heavy wetter newborn that could pee out of aone-size diaper, but I've heard of plenty of heavy wetter nb's that peed out of other nb sized fitteds, or other tiny diapers. Sure you may not get a PERFECT fit with one-size diapers, but how much energy do you have to find a perfect fit with any diaper? With fitted diapers, you don't even need a perfect fit actually. Skinny and chubby babies alike do well with fitted diapers because they work so well with anything. Getting a well made 100% cotton fitted that is super absorbent, fits well and will take your baby from birth to potty training is so well worth the money. I think that would be the best baby shower gift ever!!
It's a myth that you have to use expensive covers with fitted diapers. All you need with fitteds is simple pull-on covers. In fact they are meant to go with fitteds, so I have no idea why no one knows this fact. They are easier to use with fitteds, nothing else to fasten, just pull-up, no extra bulk they are soooo thin and trim, with an already bulky fitted, why would you want to add more bulk with a velcro cover? Plus with the cost of fitteds already high, why would you want to buy a whole set of covers too?? Pull-on covers are about $6 ea and NEVER leak unlike Bummis
Trust me I've had 3 in cloth, one skinny babe, 2 SUPER chubby babes, 1 super heavy wetter, 2 med wetters, and have literally tried every diapering system on earth, lol.
Most moms that use one-size fitteds right from the beginning, supplemented with maybe a few aio's, and a few prefolds, have the best success with the least amount of $$$$$ spent......IN THE LONG RUN.
Sure it may cost $300 for a nice set of one-size fitteds, but if you just go for it and buy them, you'll be saving so much time and $$ and hassle down the line.
And honestly there isn't one family I know who can't afford that. Come on now, I've been poor before too while DH was in school or what not. But you save a little more that month by not eating out or buying clothes or junk. And before you know it the cost was all but forgotten, and $300 compared to $3500 for one baby is so much of a difference.
Diaper services are not as much as disposables. Unless you're buying tons of covers, but once baby hits the Lg size you won't have to buy more covers.
I thought you could use one-size pockets and just use them as covers with the diaper service prefolds.
Also I thought you had to wash the gdiaper covers too?
As for laundry, buy more diapers! I only do laundry about once a week now. I hate it too
But once a week is not bad at all!