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post #1 of 49
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SO what do ladies plan on buying? I didn't use cloth with DD until 4 months so I am a little overwhelmed with all of the choices. I used pocket diapers with DD until she was about 1 yr then switched to fitted.

I have been looking at kissaluvs but I just can't decide!!!
post #2 of 49
I just used prefolds/snappi/cover with my daughter but since then I've started sewing diapers myself so I think I'll be making a few newborn fitteds... just nice to have a little variety. I have heard that newborn dipes (esp kissaluvs) have a great resale value (80-90%).
post #3 of 49
We'll probably just do prefolds and PLU covers/Bummi's in the beginning.
post #4 of 49
We've been a 100% prefolds/snappi/cover family so far, but I actually bought a few newborn Kissaluvs this time around. I got them used here on the TP, and they were a decent price. Hopefully I can sell them back afterwards!

The only reason I bought some newborn fitteds this time around is that I remember how HUGE the small prefolds were on dd and ds; so big I couldn't really even snappi them for a while, which in turn made the newborn covers not fit as snuggly as they should, which in turn made them leak out the sides.
post #5 of 49
I'd really like to use cloth. I have no experience with them what-so-ever, and neither does anyone else I know personally. I've been reading the cloth diapering boards and reviews, and am thinking about getting some BumGenius 2.0, but I really don't know.

Does anyone have some good advice for a newbie?
post #6 of 49
I have used Motherease diaper since DS1 was about 4 months old. I love them. They are still in awesome shape after 2 kids and 7 years of use. I tried Kissaluvs and hated them. They didn't fit as well, were too thick and took forever to dry.

I knit my own covers and longies but I also use the Motherease covers and Bummis wraps. I can't wait to start knitting for the new bundle. I'm going to start with my own variation of the LTK ribby wrap. I just need to spin and dye a complimentary color to what I have already.

Are there any other fiberjunkies in the DDC?
post #7 of 49
I LOVED my kissaluvs with DD. I still have them all as well as stashing other various nb fitteds. I never tried prefolds till she was older but still use fitteds. Also the size 0 kissaluvs worked well for us for awhile I just added a doubler when we needed more absorbancy.
post #8 of 49
I have a little bit of everything, but I have never cd'd a newborn yet so I don't know what will work best. From what I hear, different diapers work on different babies. I have:

Kissaluv 0's (12)
VB AIO in NB and SM (5 or so)
Preemie and infant prefolds (lots)
RB FLAMS (2)
FMBG NB AIOs (2)
I also have some Fuzzi Bunz and Swaddlebee pockets

Then I have all sorts of covers.
post #9 of 49
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Are there any other fiberjunkies in the DDC?
yup!
post #10 of 49
With my dd I used flats that I folded into a shape that fit her best. I had a lot of prefolds too but she couldn't fit them until she was over a month old.

I'm considering trying some AIOs for this new one. I'm just a little hesitant because I know that breastfed poo is going to go all over if the wee one has skinny legs like my dd did.
post #11 of 49
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Are there any other fiberjunkies in the DDC?


another knitter over here. I started my first pair of picky shorts last week but I need to finish another pair of pp for my DD first since I need those DPN's!!!
post #12 of 49
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With my dd I used flats that I folded into a shape that fit her best. I had a lot of prefolds too but she couldn't fit them until she was over a month old.

I'm considering trying some AIOs for this new one. I'm just a little hesitant because I know that breastfed poo is going to go all over if the wee one has skinny legs like my dd did.

You can always use fleece liners or rice paper to catch the poo!
post #13 of 49
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Originally Posted by apecaut View Post
I'm considering trying some AIOs for this new one. I'm just a little hesitant because I know that breastfed poo is going to go all over if the wee one has skinny legs like my dd did.
So all-in-one's = bad idea unless baby has plucky legs? I don't know what to do !:
post #14 of 49
We used primarily snappi'd prefolds (newborn and infant size--not so enormous as a "regular") during the first 6 months (until the "alligator wrestling" stage, when I switched to Fuzzi Bunz for ease!), but, at night, we used a fitted diapers (Kissaluvs plus other brands) with a prefold over it with a wool soaker on top.

DS had a bum the size of Texas when we went to bed. He definitely slanted down from bum to head. However, I never had a leak in MY BED!

FYI to people nervous about cloth, we only had two leaks ever with cloth diapers (in the young baby stage, using PREFOLDS) where we had at least half a dozen with disposables--and we only used disposables a few times per week for going out long distances!

--willo
post #15 of 49
I bought Kissaluvs not fitted (just the free form - can't remember the proper name) and couldn't keep the poo contained and I also found that the prefolds weren't doing too well either in the first few weeks. After a six weeks or so of half cloth and half not, I did get some nice fitted (Swaddlebees organic velour) and Bumgenius and really liked them. I am not convinced the Bumgenius will do well on a newborn, especially not with the Cottonbaby insert (love the insert just not on a newborn).

I sold most of my baby stash on ebay (you do get good money back) but will replace - maybe some swaddlebees, maybe small fuzzi bunz, maybe some wham fitteds I know about - I will work my way up over the next few months.

I will also recloth my 12 month old when this new baby is born - the bumgenius will be awesome for him!
post #16 of 49
So far my stash includes:
12 IPF's in Premie size
18 CPF's in Infant size
8 Kissaluves 0
2 VB XS AIO
4 Sweet Cheeks AIO's (newborn I think)
1 Little Lambs newborn AIO
1 Aristocrats wool cover in small
1 snap on (can't recall brand) small cover

I plan to get at least 6 Bummis SWW covers in newborn and 6 in small, not sure what else I need. I'm thinking I want some one size diapers for after baby is a little bigger- maybe BG 2.0? Not sure.
post #17 of 49
So another newbie question...how exactly do you use the prefolds? They are called prefolds but you still have to fold them right? How do you mamas fold these things. I'm just not sure I get it.
post #18 of 49
i'll probably mostly use prefitteds, snappis, and newborn proraps for the itty bitty stage. i'm "prefold challenged" and can't get them folded up right so i took my scissors and sewing machine, shaped them and added elastic to the legs and they worked great on my middle dd.
post #19 of 49
I am in a time warp.... I use the old fashion cotton dipes with dipe pins . I swear by these as they are cheap and dd's never had dipe rash. I use a snap cover by bummi's (bought used).... I spent less than 50 bucks for dipes on 3 dd's!!!! Dh hates cloth dipes but rarely complains because we have saved a fortune!
post #20 of 49
I've used prefolds (fabulous) and contour (waste of money), and have just ordered my first flats since they are 1. cheap 2. adjustable size-wise and 3. they dry super fast. I had a few pocket diapers, but hated them because I had to wash the covers every time they diaper was changed...seems like quite a waste of energy when you can use covers (over a prefold) several times before they have to be washed. Here's a link to a visual demo of how I've always folded my prefolds http://diaperpages.com/angel_fold.php . This fold has rarely failed for us!

CDing has been such a rewarding and relatively easy experience. Good luck, and feel free to give me a shout if I can answer anything specific for you.

Oops, meant to say, too, that I use Snappi's for keeping diapers on. Pins are okay, but take a lot more time than the Snappi!
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