Does anyone have 2 or 3 in the same size and can let me know how many diapers you use and how often do you wash? I know you're only supposed to wash a certain number at once so with 3 babies in the same size I'm thinking there's a limit to how many you really need.
I wash when my dry pail gets full about every third night and it's just right for us. I always have about 1 full day worth of diapers for an all day outing available if the dipes aren't dry when I need to leave the next day. I occasionally fall asleep once I put the cloths in the wash and they don't get taken out until the next morning. All in size Large (DD grew out of the mediums) we own about 15 pocket diapers (Fuzzi Bunz, Apronstringsbabythings, Happy Heinys), 18 SMJAE inserts, 8 Joey Bunz, 5 Hemp Fleece fitteds (3 Fireflys, Lizcloth, Baby Greens Growing Greens), and I also use polar fleece liners with pocket type inserts in my wool covers - 4 that are washed separately of course( Fuz Easy, Fuz Wool-in One, Liz cloth, Stacinator, and 2 Freshies Trimwraps to be made soon). My DH will not put anything other than a pocket on my DD but he knows to hang a wool cover and not throw it in the dry pail. He says a fitted and wool cover or worse, a liner, insert and wool cover is way too complicated for him.
My SAHM friend (of 4 kids) is just ending a messy divorce and didn't get what she needs financially and is trying to cut costs. She CD'd her 2nd baby for about 6-9 months but her DH was not supportive and actually opposed it so she gave it up. Now she gave him up which is the better choice in this case. She had used small Indisposibles with covers. I have what she could find of the Indisposibles(14) but they are all small. Her 2nd is now 2.5 yr old and she has 1 yr old twins. They are all around 20 lbs. and wear 18 month clothes (even the skinny 2.5 yr old toddler).
DH and I were thinking of helping her financially and what better way than to help her save money herself by buying cloth diapers? Once I know what she needs she'll ask me to order it for her anyway since she just got online last month and most every thing she needs clothe diaper wise needs to be purchased online.
I was thinking pockets with inserts might be the easiest for her (based on my DH) or the Hemp fitteds with covers but she may not want to deal with the wool even though I love them. Of course prefolds and covers would be the cheapest (sp?) if she can Snappi but I'm still working on that one. I'll have ask her. I think the kids would wear mediums but I plan to have her try mine on them and I hope to measure them.
Big question - how many? 36? I hesitate to loan her my mediums since I am due in 10 weeks and my babies are 10 lbs at birth so I'm guessing we'll be in smalls for a month or two at most.
WAHMs feel free to PM me if you've have an idea how many.