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Old 06-28-2004, 03:05 AM
 
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Ok - one last question....

How many should I bring with me on my trip? I am going for 1 week. I have no washer/dryer. Should I bring 20? And all my wool? Some wool liners?

I'm really excited about this!! I was worried I was going to need "sposies". Thanks mamas!
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We will be gone for 1 week camping and almost 1 week in a hotel (two separate trips). I was thinking of taking 2 dozen flats plus my wool. Ds is going through about 10 dipes a day, so that should get me by pretty good, especially since they'll wash and dry so fast. Oh, and if you are going somewhere with water to play/swim in, you may want to take something that can serve as a swim dipe - I plan on taking a couple of fuzzi bunz and/or wonderoos. Oh, and a couple of bummis just in case. But then again, I always over pack!

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I was thinking that if I had access to a washing machine, that a dozen would be fine, and I'd just wash every day (we go through 8-10 per day). I'd have a couple to spare or use as doublers, and if we have machines, I'm assuming the washing and drying woudl only take maybe 1-1.5 hours total. Now if I didn't have machines I would want to have more....maybe 15 or more, and I'd wash them when I had a dozen dirties. (maybe add an extra 2 for nighttime doublers)
I think the beauty of flats is that you don't need so many since they'll wash/dry in a flash and you'll have the same ones in rotation all the time. But it certainly can't hurt to have more than you need.
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I will bring 30 with me then. I will be washing everyday b/c of the smell. I think maybe a wool wet bag might help with that.....

I am curious about European mamas who use cloth. Why don't they get addicted like us? If they use flats and they think we are crazy to use fitted diapers....... Do they get addicted to wool art? I can see the flats but you must have nice wool then!
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nope, just PUL velcro wraps. I think the deal is that the mamas who use cloth are students and don't have any extra money for more than that. The mamas who have moolah to spend go for sposies.
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Well they need a change in mindset then, someone quick teach them to start viewing all our pretty fitteds as "gourmet" diapers :LOL

Thinking about the recent threads about celebs using cloth, all it takes is for a couple of "heavyweights" to be seen using the cute cloth on their kiddos bums in public, for a lot of the world to be converted, I'm certain!

Hmm, maybe someone wants to fairy them...??

OK I'm quickly editing this to add that I DON'T mean for this post to be snooty about anyone else not using pretty fitteds, ok, it's just my view on what can be done to score converts among those "with moolah" if they are that materialistic, that is. The approach would be, horses for courses, KWIM?
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I agree, Daph, I wish the materialistic would start seeing my pretty fitteds as a luxury, and 'only the best' for my baby's bum, etc etc so they would start thinking about splurging on it for their babes (rather than throwing thousands away on sposies). I think if SJP and MB were seen in Manhattan with their babe in a CD, that would do wonders........
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Alright ladies! I've tried the oragami fold with a number of flannel one layer blankets I have in 30 x 40 and 27 x 27. I've pinned it on Nathan twice now and I love the back and front but I'm getting major leg flare when going coverless. Leg flare is when the legs become huge and just poof out. Any help with that?
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hm Jen...I only used the kite fold. But then I also rarely if ever let the kids go coverless back then. I didn't use pins - I didn't use any closures and just used snug wrap style covers.

Maybe if you fold the side in more? Like fold them in a bit when you put it on him. Without seeing what the leg flare is - it's hard for me to say.
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That's where the upward fold on the wing comes in - it should fold that flare in. If it's still flare-y after pinning, just tuck it to the inside.
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How is it I just now noticed this thread? I have been using my unbleached muslin flat (muslin comes off the bolt at 36", so I rip it square and zig zag the edges) These are the same type of dipes my MIL used on her boys, with pins and plastic pants. I love that they are trim and quick drying/clean washing, and they take like NO room in a suitcase (not that we have the money to afford to go anywhere)

Jen, what stell said...if the leg flap is still there, I usually just tuck it in more.
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When I go on vacation for a week I am taking all 4 dozen of my flats and my wool covers. I have 4 wool soakers and 2 wool honeyboy covers on the way. My ds is starting to go longer between wet diapers (3-4 hours sometimes) and is peeing huge amounts at once. The origami fold just doesn't work well for him, so I use one flat folded in a soaker style, and one flat just folded in half. layer these together and put on him prefold style. It ends up being 12 layers in the wet zone. It is still trim. If I am going to be out and can't change him right away, I will use three flats. Keep in mind, I am using gerber flats and they are not as big as the 30*30 square that I probably need for my 2 year old. I also always overpack and just feel better knowing that I won't run out of diapers. lol

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When I go on vacation for a week I am taking all 4 dozen of my flats and my wool covers. I have 4 wool soakers and 2 wool honeyboy covers on the way. My ds is starting to go longer between wet diapers (3-4 hours sometimes) and is peeing huge amounts at once. The origami fold just doesn't work well for him, so I use one flat folded in a soaker style, and one flat just folded in half. layer these together and put on him prefold style. It ends up being 12 layers in the wet zone. It is still trim. If I am going to be out and can't change him right away, I will use three flats. Keep in mind, I am using gerber flats and they are not as big as the 30*30 square that I probably need for my 2 year old. I also always overpack and just feel better knowing that I won't run out of diapers. lol

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My ds is the same. He will go for 3 hours with no pee and then the flood. I was thinking one flat with a 2 layer wool doubler underneath (with a wool cover of course)
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I have got to try one of these wool doublers. Do you lanolize it like you would for a wool cover? Are they knit? Do you wash with your diaper laundry?

Sorry for all the questions, just curious.
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I have got to try one of these wool doublers. Do you lanolize it like you would for a wool cover? Are they knit? Do you wash with your diaper laundry?

Sorry for all the questions, just curious.

I prewash the wool in hot/dry. I do wash it in the wash with my diapers and hang to dry. I don't lanolize them. I use them to absorb the extra pee. Lanolized they will push the wet away and onto the soaker/prefold. kwim?
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