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post #41 of 48
I have begun looking into diapers and it looks like the ideal number would be between 2-3 dz depending on how much laundry you are going to do. I know I am going to be pretty tired at first so 3 dz for me!

Has anyone found a good cosleeper? I am not going to have a ton of money at first so those nice $200-300 ones are almost out of the question .
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by vannienicole View Post
Has anyone found a good cosleeper? I am not going to have a ton of money at first so those nice $200-300 ones are almost out of the question .
I used the Snuggle Nest that sits between the two adults' pillows. Our room is small but we do have a king sized bed, and this worked pretty well for us. It is much cheaper than the next-to-the-bed ones, but you must have room in your bed for it!

I've seen the newer ones now have a small nightlight built into the top of the nest--I think that would've made mine perfect! I used a little booklight to help me get him latched on when he was tiny.

If you haven't seen these, they are about a foot (or 15 inches?) wide and maybe 2.5 feet long. There is a small "wall" around the top sides and top that will keep your pillow from sliding onto baby. The bottom sides and bottom are open. The sides are something firm (plastic?) covered with a lightly padded fabric. There is a fabric base, plus a small waterproof mattress that comes with a specially-sized "fitted sheet" (more like a pillowcase--it slips over the whole mattress.)

Baby sleeps with his/her head up in the "walled" area. When you want to nurse, you just slide baby down about 8 inches to the open bottom area and can nurse with him/her still on the pad.

--willo
post #43 of 48
I haven't counted all my diapers, but I'm guessing that if you count the preemie and infant prefolds I have close to 60 : I have 1 dozen preemie and 2 dozen infant. I also have a dozen kissaluvs then a bunch more assorted diapers. I never got to CD a newborn but I remember my own son pooping 8 times a day for the first few days He also had some wet diapers in there so I could easily go through 15 diapers in one day. I like to only have to wash every other day.

I also got a carseat, actually DP's mom paid for it. I won it from e-bay and it's brand new. The bidding closed on Christmas day so I don't think many people were bidding. It's a Combi Connection (bucket seat). We were gonna go right for the Britax Boulevard but I saw a picture of a NB in one (here in the parenting forum) and the baby looked lost in the seat. So we opted for the bucket to start with.
post #44 of 48
You can sometimes find co-sleepers and cloth diapers through Freecycle...I know my town is a bit more alternative than most, but I often see CD offered on the list and the one time I requested CD I got probably 20 or so. We drifted into 'sposies, but it was wonderful while it lasted.

We'll be getting our mini-cosleeper back from a friend (we got it for dd but it's made the rounds of friends and family) and will hopk that up for the first few weeks while we work out where/how everyone will be sleeping. I'm actually thinking that the babe and I will be in the guest room for the first week or two while DH and DD keep the family bed. I just remember being up every hour or two with dd (nursing, walking, changing diapers, wiping up urp, etc) and I'm afraid that might wake dd...leading to the dreaded "no sleep".

But the snuggle nest option is one I really liked too!

But when cost is an issue (is it never "not" an issue?) always check Freecycle...you never know!
post #45 of 48
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Freecycle is great! I've never seen cloth diapers on there though, although I can't really keep up with checking it very often.

Okay, so clearly 15 newborn diapers isn't going to cut it. Oh well. I do have 2-3 dozen small prefolds, but I just remember both ds and dd looking so lost in them the first few weeks. I could barely snappi them, but if I didn't snappi them they leaked out the sides...sigh. We'll see how motivated I am to do laundry every day!
post #46 of 48
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Okay, so clearly 15 newborn diapers isn't going to cut it. Oh well. I do have 2-3 dozen small prefolds, but I just remember both ds and dd looking so lost in them the first few weeks. I could barely snappi them, but if I didn't snappi them they leaked out the sides...sigh. We'll see how motivated I am to do laundry every day!
I also found, with DS, that I was surprised by which diapers I liked and which didn't work out so well. You might just want to allow for buying another dozen or so after the first couple of days when you see how your baby is shaped! I'm glad I tried so many types with DS. I really felt like I experience a huge variety and found the best fit/comfort product for my son. (Plus they can be so cute. )

Then again, prefolds are so cheap, if you want to stock up, that is the economical way to do it. My OCD, cleaning fanatic mother convinced me to buy something like 2-3 dozen Infant and 5-6 dozen Regular prefolds. As it turned out, prefolds (we used a Snappi) were great--until he got wiggly and impatient around age 6 months! So I will have cleaning rags for my next 20 years, I think. But I just use prefolds for burp cloths and as an extra layer of cloth on the changing pad and under the baby in my bed... I find them VERY useful for non-diapering things.

--willo
post #47 of 48
I was just assessing my diaper stock yesterday and decided I needed to start looking for more. Then today I found a dozen wonderoos and a dozen infant prefolds in great shape at our kids' consignment shop- yeah! so now i have 2 dozen wonderoos. i don't remember this very well! do i need more?? i will order more diapers when time gets closer. i wanted organic prefolds but they are SOOOO expensive, geez, forget it!

i also bought a pink Hanna shirt, it was so simple and cute. well, someone will have a girl if i don't, right?
post #48 of 48
I can't wait till I find out what we are having then I am going on a shopping spree for baby stuff at the resale store here in town!
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