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#1 of 4 Old 01-15-2010, 08:21 PM - Thread Starter
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What do you suggest to make it easier, most realistic, etc?

What are some of the differences in clothing and other needed items that I should be aware of? I am thinking that thick bedpads and pull-up clothing would be good for instance.

So what's your set up, what have you learned that you wish you knew before if you've btdt?

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#2 of 4 Old 01-17-2010, 04:00 PM
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Anything with easy access to the bottom! I would have used more t-shirts if I'd had them. Something to keep the bed dry is good, too, like you say! I would just have plenty of t shirts and prefold and/or flat diapers. My babe was born in April, it was kind of cold but not really. I had her swaddled and close to me most of the time, so she kept warm with body heat and blankets, rather than clothing. I also wore her a lot in a wrap, so no one really got to see the cute clothes we'd been given. Nightgowns for night time are awesome, too! I had my babe in nightgowns and diapers at night for the first few months. Pants with feet in them are nice.

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ditto the PP. We cut the snaps off of a lot of onesies. I liked using medium/large prefolds for under DD's bum when she was very little, since they allowed for some wiggleroom. t-shirts and babylegs. Also ditto pp - my DD was born in November but we also did a lot of skin-to-skin with her in a stretchy wrap right at the beginning, and I put a coat around us both.
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If I'd had lots of folks who wanted to buy me layette stuff and the knowledge to tell them what to get, I would have asked for lots of kimonos instead of onesies. So cute and easy. I ended up making one for DD and she still wears it. But yeah, we mostly used t-shirts or dresses and babylegs. I used diapers a lot in the newborn stage, too -- prefolds with covers.

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