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What's your biggest diaper buying goof?

post #1 of 40
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Here's mine...
At about 9 mo dd started totally, totally soaking through her reg and premium cpfs (with a single pee). Instead of buying more premuim cpfs and some hemp doublers I bought a ton (6 doz) of toddler cpfs (we wash about every 7-10 days at the laundrymat). I figured that yeah she's almost too chubby for the premiums anyway and she'll need the toddler ones soon enough.

Now at 16 mo she's a string bean and rarely even soaks through a reg cpf.

Go figure....I should have asked you mamas first!
post #2 of 40
I bought a LD AIW while pregnant. It's totally cute, but waaaay to girly for my son, and unfortunately, no one seems to want it either! LOL!
post #3 of 40
I made Waaaaay too many HB Homes, lol. Not only could we never use them all, but dd developed an apparently temporary sensitivity to fleece. :

We're now in our simplistic cpf and wrap phase.
post #4 of 40
Custom ordering stuff waaay too big. I always do this! I like to get the most out of my diapers so sometimes I size up even if DD isn't in the weight range (she's 17 lbs and I'll order a 22-35lb diaper). Then I get the dipe and it swims on her and she can't even wear it. Duhhh. :
post #5 of 40
My biggest was buying larges for my first when she was 18.5 lbs and chubby. They fit her fine at 9 mos old, but when she was 18 mos old and barely 20 lbs soaking wet they were all too big and I had to sell them and buy mediums. At least she could still wear the mediums when she potty trained. lol!
post #6 of 40
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Originally posted by momtokay
My biggest was buying larges for my first when she was 18.5 lbs and chubby. They fit her fine at 9 mos old, but when she was 18 mos old and barely 20 lbs soaking wet they were all too big and I had to sell them and buy mediums. At least she could still wear the mediums when she potty trained. lol!
Oh No! DD is 20 lbs and 9 mo and thinning out. Is this going to happen to me? Nooooooooooooooo I love my dipes!!!!
post #7 of 40
6 dozen!? That is so many!
post #8 of 40
When we converted to CD, I bought all one brand of commercial AIOs. They are fine, and they work - but I LOVE LOVE LOVE wahm stuff. I just never knew about it when I was making the switch! So I have 2 dozen white PUL AIOs, and about 1 dozen wahm AIOs. : I'll know better for baby #2.
post #9 of 40
Almost all the stuff I bought at Born to Love I wish I had not wasted my $ on - Snug-to-Fit (old style), MeeMee, Hempers muslin, some weird hemp fitted diaper...some weird covers too. What a dummy I was back then! :LOL
post #10 of 40
My biggest goof was thinking it was a smart idea to go all prefolds and wool covers. Which would normally be fine. For babies who have solid poops that can be CONTAINED in a prefold. Like every toddler in the world but MINE. :

Bumpy wools are great but stains are impossible to get out of that wool!
post #11 of 40
I bought a bunch of FB for dd and even some smalls when I was pregnant with ds.

It was such a fiasco, I couldn't get a good fit (tried different sizes) and the snaps wouldn't stay snapped. I finally sold them all (incl the unused smalls) and haven't gone near a FB since! :LOL
post #12 of 40
Not buying insurance on an order...I'm pretty sure something I'm waiting on that I was really looking forward to is lost in the mail...I am still keeping my hopes up though.
post #13 of 40
My first diaper purchase was 2 dozen snugabye aio.... they fit small he couldnt even wear them they were just horrible..... but i sold them in small lots and got my money back.......... but i am one of those weird poeple who can not just buy 1 of any thing i need at least 2....... even if i have never tried it....:
post #14 of 40
Oh boy, where to begin...

I think mine was purchasing a bunch of Kushies AIOs. I had no experience with CDs and thought they were great...until I got some experience. I recovered virtually none of the money. They really didn't work at ALL with DS.

BTW, my son wore Larges from 3 MONTHS ON. When he slimmed down he was in XLs and can now wear some larges and some XLs, so I wouldn't say that if you start with larges you're doomed to go back to mediums later. He never fit mediums.
post #15 of 40
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Originally posted by nikirj
I wouldn't say that if you start with larges you're doomed to go back to mediums later. He never fit mediums.
I definitely agree with that!! My first didn't gain an ounce for over 6 months!! She was definitely not your "typical" case scenario! If your baby is comfortably in larges you're probably more than fine. The larges were borderline too big on her at her chubbiest so when she got so tiny they didn't work at all for her.
post #16 of 40
I think mine was buying a VERY expensive big-name diaper product and finding it didn't live up to my expectations- or the price tag IMO.

Live and learn.
post #17 of 40
Mine was buying my 2 AngelWraps AIOs too small. They are custom baseball prints in a small. They are gorgeous! I was sooooooo upset when I had to put them away. There is no more of the fabric available to make me some more... He only ended up using them for a few weeks.

I think alot of it had to do with my inexperience with cd'ing when I bought them, I had just started a few weeks prior. I should have recognized that they were too small when I tried them on but I just thought it was the fit. Plus, I was too excited to wash them and get them on him. :LOL

Nada
post #18 of 40
One word...ebay

I really thought i had read enough to purchase and guess what, I was wrong. I really wish we had a brick & mortar store around here that I could go to and actually see the different products before I bought them.
post #19 of 40
Ecology kids covers. Looked like a good deal on ebay. Leaked like a sieve!!
post #20 of 40

36 newborn diapers that were a complete

waste of cash for Alek because he was almost 10 pounds at birth.
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