Would ya'll do a diaper kit (that has the prefolds, covers, and sometimes extras like liners or a wet bag)...and if so, would you use Econobum, Real Nappies, or Bummis?
I already added a potty bowl, PUL pads, and some Ecapants to my registry...still need to add some Snappis. I also added some Alva diapers for when we are out away from home, cause I don't know how much EC-ing we will be doing while out and about (but then, we are mostly home).
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Honestly, in my experience it depends on the baby. I cloth diapered my son starting from a week or two old. He did fantastic in Bummis and Imse Vimse covers and prefolds. When his sister was born I expected to continue with his stash but her skin was more sensitive and she kept getting rashes until we switched entirely to pocket diapers. Fuzzi Bunz are by far my favorite pocket diaper. I'm not very familiar with their new one sized ones, though. (I was never too impressed by one sized diapers though, in general.) I guess the best thing to do is have the bare minium to get started but don't invest too much money until you know what works. To start off look at your budget then get two days worth of diapers. It's been so long since I've had a newborn but I think you change them about 10 times a day. So you'll need 20 diaper changes. Of course if you use Bummis or Imse Vimse you can let the cover air dry between changes. Pocket diapers are one use/one wash. How about 5 pockets and 8 covers and as many chinese prefolds as you can afford.
Wow. I just looked at my favorite cloth diapering store, where I bought 90% of all my kids' diapers. They make prefolds with micro-seude now. I wish they'd had that when my daughter was born! LOL. http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/products/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=13471&idcategory=11
Reneé, 34 year old mom to Antonin 8/04 and Arianna 9/06 . (6 weeks) 5/08. Married to Matt since 6/03 .
Also, if you are rocking EC and want to move straight from smalls to training pants, you'll be happy that you still have that room in your budget.
We use a combination of undies, trainers, fitteds, flats and prefolds covered by FB or longies (fleece sweats are awesome if you don't like wool) or held on with an elastic belt. Most of ours are homemade or hand me downs so we have almost no money in diapering our boys. We use a couple of 5 gallon buckets at home for diaper laundry. A wetbag for the diaper bag is nice to have. We used plastic grocery bags for almost a year, but reusable wetbags are nicer (lol, ours are made from fused plastic bags, I really am cheap).
A little potty is nice in the beginning and for nights. We mostly use the toilet now.