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#1 of 5 Old 03-20-2011, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've just found out that I am pregnant with our second & trying to figure out what to do about diapers when we bring baby home...  I switched to cloth from disposable when our daughter was about 2 and bought exclusively one-size diapers, planning ahead for #2.  My stash is kind of small, since our daughter was older & not "using" her diapers as often as an infant would, so I will need to buy more diapers in any event.  Our daughter was just under 7 lbs at birth, and so I would expect this child to be around the same.  Will one-size diapers adjust to fit a child that small?  I am not sure about making an investment in a newborn-size cloth diaper stash that will be used such a short time & thinking about buying disposable to get through that first little bit.  Thoughts?  Advice?

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most one-size diapers don't start to work until about 10 lbs. so you would need something else for a newborn. 


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I agree, one size diapers generally will not fit until 10 lb.

The inexpensive newborn system that most people choose is infant prefolds and covers. 24-30 prefolds and 6 covers will get you through 2-3 days between washes. Bummies prefolds ($60-$75) and Super Brites ($77) or prowraps ($53) would do you and they have good resale. I find that small diaper are pretty easy to find used in good condition too.


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If you don't mind used diapers check out Craigslist, Diaperswappers or Spots (used section on hyena cart).  NB diapers are often a great price and in good condition b/c babies don't wear them very long (which is why they have good resale value as well).  I have Kissaluv size 0 (fitteds), NB covers, some Prefolds and a few AIO planned for my baby.  Last time my DD couldn't fit into OS diapers until she was about 4 months old.


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I have not used them, but this is another idea for newborn diapers, renting them.

http://itsybitsybums.blogspot.com/2010/04/newborn-diaper-rental.html


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