I am due next month and would like to cd from the start.
My stash so far:
2 doz imagine prefolds - infant
2 doz imagine prefolds - regular
2 Imagine bamboo fitteds - size nb
2 Mothers ease Sandys fitteds - size small
2 Osocozy fitteds - size small
2 Thirsties fab fitteds - size 1
1 Bumkins aio - small
1 Osocozy aio - small
2 BG pockets - one size
1 Thirsties- xs
1 Thirsties - small
1 Thirsties duo wrap - size 1
1 Bummis whisper pant - small
1 Bummis whisper wrap - small
1 Mothers ease airflow - med
1 Blueberry coverall - os
1 Ecoposh wool cover - size 1
3 best bottoms stay dry inserts
5 bummis fleece liners
About 30 wipes
I think I have a pretty good grasp - I plan to use the fitteds and pockets at night and between longer changes, and the prefolds at home during the day. I plan to order a few more fitteds, aios and covers around 3-4 months.
I do not understand doublers and inserts - are they necessary for a newborn? Can I double a fitted with a small prefold? Also, do I need as many liners as diapers, or are liners only needed for longer time periods like at night? Should I have more liners and inserts prepped or can I add in the next few months as she gets bigger?
Thanks very much!
Hi, I think in general it looks okay...you might want to get a couple more xs covers (we had a lot of leaky poo the first few weeks!), but you can use the s covers, they'll just be huge if you have a small baby. Our DD was 6 lbs 1 oz, and even the xs stuff was huge on her for a few weeks. We needed about 6 covers--we had bought 4 and ended up buying a couple of extras.
I did not use doublers or inserts till DD was maybe 4 months old. (We use just prefolds & covers, so our "doublers" are smaller-size prefolds folded inside the normal prefold diaper.) I only use them at night. So right now, her nighttime diaper looks like this: small prefold folded inside medium prefold, covered by medium cover. But before about 4 months old, she pooed at night a lot, and didn't mind waking up to be changed. After that she got annoyed having her diaper changed at night, and since she didn't poo then usually, I just double-diapered her and left her in the diaper all night. Anyhow, no, you don't need very many inserts (at least we don't) and we just use the smaller-sized prefolds, so we didn't have to buy anything extra. If you use a fitted diaper system that calls for some specific insert, you might have to do something different.
We started out with 2 doz diapers in each size, and ended up buying an extra doz in each size...but we were line-drying the diapers and our DD would SCREAM if her diaper was the slightest bit wet, so we just didn't have enough. 2 doz is probably enough...you can always wait and see if you need to buy more.
Good luck! :)
Mom to the wacky and wonderful Kalyani (August 2011)