Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Alright mamas---I am a recent CD convert! We decided to try them out on our 20 month old figuring he'd be easier than starting fresh on a newborn. We have 6 Flip covers and 3 dozen prefolds, and I totally love this system.
I know that the Flips might be a bit bulky on a teeny newborn, although I'm expecting about an 8 lb baby (DS1 was 6-14, DS2 was 7-10) and my kids tend to gain weight super fast (both were at 18 by 6 months, and then have essentially stopped gaining weight since then). So I'm thinking that we won't really be in a newborn sized diaper for too long.
Do you guys think I could get away with just adding a few more covers (maybe Flips) and using prefolds with a snappy? Assuming washing every 2-3 days, how many diapers do you need for a newborn---3 dozen? How many covers?
We think this could be our last (although I'm pretty sure we'll end up with 4 by the time we're done) so I really don't want to spend a ton of money....I really love the idea of spending another $200 max. My current stash of prefolds are from Nicki's---they are the Imagines in size large---so I assume I'll have to get some size smalls and mediums...
I'll take any suggestions I can get!
Happy SAHM Mom and CBE to three boys: DS1 (11/06), DS2 (7/08), DS3 (11/10) and D?4 (12/12)!