Hey Ladies, I'm Alycia and I have a baby boy due in September. I'm super excited and have decided to use Cloth Diapers right from the start. Money is super tight for my family right now, but thanks to many extremely generous people I've hhad a ton of diapers and supplies donated to me. Some of the diapers are in excellent condition, while others are just too old and nasty to use.
I registed for some BG and FB's, and I'd really like to try some other brands of pockets and some aio's as well. The majority of my stash is fitteds and wahm aio's....this is what I have:
4 WAHM Velcro Diapers, not sure of size, alright condition
4 WAHM Snap Diapers, not sure of size, alright condition
1 Small Light Blue Thirsties, brand new
1 Pink Kissaluvs Size 0, brand new, but need to trade due to color
1 Medium Dappi, ehhh okay condition
2 Little Beetle Hemp Size 1, brand new, never used
2 Cricketts NB+ with Snaps, brand new never used
1 Small Happy Heiny’s, brand new, never used
1 Small Yellow Dream-Eze, brand new, never used
1 NB Sage SwaddleBee’s, brand new, never used
2 Yellow NB Kushies, GUC, minor tearing
3 Duck NB Kushies, GUC, minor tearing
1 Bee NB Kushies, GUC, minor tearing
17 WAHM NB Customs, Various Fabrics, GUC, very stiff
1 XS Yellow Thirsties Cover, brand new, never used
1 S Lt. Blue Thirsties Cover, brand new, never used
1 S White Bummies Super Snap, brand new, never used
1 S White Bummies Super Whisper Wrap, brand new, never used
1 Apple Green Little Beetles Wool Cover, brand new, but need to trade as wool intimidates the crap out of me
2 Large Unknown Covers, extremely used and worn
1 NB ProRap, extremely used and worn velcro
2 Medium ProRap, extremely used and worn velcro
3 Medium Diaperaps, extremely used and worn velcro
1 NB Diaperaps, extremely used and worn velcro
2 S Diaperaps, extremely used and worn velcro
One and a Half Dozen PF's, 2 are in GUC, the rest are torn and stained, but I think I can use these as inserts and doublers?
3 XL Snap Doublers, brand new, never used
2 Unknown Doublers/Inserts, GUC
3 Little Beetles Doublers, brand new, never used
2 Cricketts Doublers, brand new, never used
Large Blue Pail Liner
For those who actually went through that list...thank you lol. But now that that is out of the way, here are my questions:
If you were me what else would you get? Like I said I really want some BG, FB, and/or similar diapers. I'd like to have some pocket dipes and GMD orange edge PF's as well.
I think the WAHM AIO's I have are AIO's...they look like Fitted Diapers with Velcro, but you can feel a waterproof type material underneath the patterned fabric. These were all custom made so I doubt the woman who made them would have picked out such cute fabrics/designs just to have to put a cover over them. Is there a way to tell for sure though?
Regarding the above WAHM dipes, they are very bunched up and stiff. What's the best way to soften them?
All these diapers have been prepped, even the new ones, by the people who gave them to me. I would like to run them through a wash before my baby wears them, but what's the best way to do this? Can I use bleach or would a normal hot wash cycle be fine?
Do you recommend rinsing off EBF poo off the dipes before throwing them in the pail and washing them? Or will that set in the stains?
Is there anything else I should know?
I really admire all you ladies, I've been a lurker here for quite some time and you guys really know your stuff and truly stand up for what you believe in. You've all been so so so helpful to me without even knowing it, so I appreciate any help you can give me here.
Alycia / SAHM to my smart & sweet 'bubs' Tommy (9/7/09) and intact new squish Vinny (9/3/12) / madly in love with my officer / advocate for our pit mix Lucy-Mama and all her pittie friends
"everything happens for a reason"
Retired now exclusively !