Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gainesville, VA
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I've been thinking of switching my 4 mo old DS from sposies to cloth. The thing is, he's in daycare during the days, so he would be in CDs only in the evenings/nights and on weekends. So my priorities are the diapers have to do well for night time. I can't do laundry every day. Three days would be ideal, but I could do two days. I don't want to spend a fortune, though I don't have to go dirt cheap either. Also, we spend a weekend at a friends' place or camping fairly frequently, so they have to "travel well".
While the pocket diapers look really awesome, I don't know that I can justify spending $17/diaper when he's only going to be in them part of the day. Though I guess I could get fewer of them.
It seems like the better solution would be to pick up a dozen prefolds and two or three covers. One question I have is how do the prefolds do with keeping wetness away from his skin over night? Or do you use a liner of some kind? Should I also pick up some fitted diapers? If so, what kind?
Last, but not least, he's just about 4 months so probably not quite to 15 lbs yet. He hasn't been weighed in a couple of months on an accurate scale, so I don't know for sure what his weight is, but I would guess around 14 lbs. From looking around that seems like the top end of the small size range and too small for mediums. I really, really don't want to spend a bunch on small diapers and then have to buy new ones in a month or two.
One more question I have is whether the spray nozzle you attach to the toilet is just a nice to have or more along the lines of invaluable? He's exclusively breastmilk fed right now, but will be starting on solids in a couple of months, so there's that to think of too.
Anyhow, I'm just looking for general advice to figure out what to do. Thanks!
Loving DH , raising DS1 (01/08) and DS2 (10/10), caring for x 3 .