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Jill, FuzziBunz are easiest, but also most expensive. I use FBs mostly when I'm out. My favorite, though, is a plain, old prefold with Bummis covers. It's simple and the cover holds everything in. He never leaks. I recently purchased some covers from a wahm, so I'm looking forward to trying them. At night, he uses sposies. I haven't had any luck with anything at night. Plus, my aunt gave me this huge stash of sposies even though she knows we CD.

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: :Alex and Layla: :

OK everyone - we're at 98 November 2006 babies! Do you think we can get to 100 babies before we hit May????
And - what about November 8th????
Was NO-ONE born last November 8th????!!!!!
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I cloth diaper and use Fuzzi Bunz. They are a pocket diaper. DH and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them . . . I even took a pic of them hanging out on the line in the sun the other day because it made me happy. They are soft and come in great colors . . . they dry fast and DS doesn't leak through them much more than in disposables (mostly less--we used both until about a month ago).
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We've used Fuzzi Bunz since DD was born. That's all she's EVER used! We're so proud of ourselves! Not a sposie has ever graced her bottom! You see, we started DD#1 in cloth and then tried a disposable and never went back to cloth. It was a slippery slope. I refused to give up this time. WE LOVE THEM! They are soooooooooo easy! Yes, they're expensive, but you can make back almost what you pay for them when you sell them! WOW! They really hold their value! The colours cheer us up when we're feeling blue.
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emilyrose - Good luck with YOUR studying! And, so sorry to hear about your bad night's sleep last night! I hope tonight is better! Let us know!

Cablegirl - Have you tried a using the crib as a side-car?
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I know, I know, should be studying
*hides head in shame and runs away*



*comes back*

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Thanks everyone for the diapering replies. Those of you who use Fuzzibunz, do you like the MOE insert that comes with them, or do you use something else? Any of you tried their seconds? How are they?

I loved the first mess picture - so cute! My little darling peed on me not once but TWICE this morning during her diaper change. She grinned and giggled the whole time. She cracks me up.

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Just poping in. I usually am online naking and surfing but I usually try to keep up with you mamas. you all talk a lot.
the past 2 nights I have gotten some kick a$$ sleep (6 hours in a row!), but we shall see if this keeps up. DD is sitting up now but is still a bit wobbly. She can stand on her own if we put her next to something so she can hang on. if i put her on the floor she can move about 3 feet in 5 minutes with rolling and scooting. Oh my, she will be 6 months old in a week. Where does the time go?! :
We use cloth too and my favs are bg 2.0, fb's, heck most any pocket. we use some prefolds too because I like using wool, also. For inserts i use the micro fiber or some great soakers I got from bellabottoms. at night we use a bg 2.0 stuffed with a flat and it works great.
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daffyduck; LOVE the photos of Layla. What a beautiful baby. Tell us more about that labor! Sounds wayyyy too long- ugh. Glad you're here.

diapers; I'm a prefold/prowrap devotee. They are the biggest bang for the buck, IMHO. Mine are on child #2; I have not spent a penny on diapers this time around!

traveling; I did a lot with Cecilia. I used the Bjorn and a diaper backpack because I just used my cloth. However, I did learn that disposables for the airport/plane are worth it! It's great to just drop that poopy mess in the garbage. :

Carl is rolling front to back/back to front, enjoys sitting up and we can see his first tooth coming through! After several months of crying, he's switched to smiling and it makes me feel so much better! A fusser really gets on the nerves after 10 weeks or so...

Okay, I'm at work and I'd better get back to my paperwork. Carl is sleeping in his sling, so I'll go lay him in the pack-n-play I have here. He sleeps GREAT at work; I think it's because the shop (I work in the office, but I have his 'pen' out in the shop) is cool, dark, still and smells faintly of diesel.

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I know, I know, should be studying
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Thanks for sharing the photo - BTW - I was picturing Dov COMPLETELY COMPLETELY covered - thankfully your reality was not my imaginings...

NOW BACK TO STUDYING!
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You know angrypixiemama-- I would really recommend trying a few kinds of diapers before investing. That really worked for me. I know several people for whom FBs did not work-- and I have had the same experience, they leak through the leg. I think that is common with a skinny babe, they seem to work better on chubbier ones, or that is what I have heard. You really might try 2-3 of each kind that you are considering, before spending all of that money. Try prefolds, too, b/c SO many peope love em, and they are cheap!

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I know several people for whom FBs did not work-- and I have had the same experience, they leak through the leg. I think that is common with a skinny babe, they seem to work better on chubbier ones, or that is what I have heard.
I'd heard just the opposite! DD is skinny! And - what's really cool is you can adjust the snaps so it's tighter or looser around the leg. Sometimes when they leak it's as a result of oil buildup and apparently if you spray it with Simple Green one wash, they'll be fine. We've had leakage with everything we've tried...Some poopies just want to be free!

Re: type of inserts. We use the microfiber they came with for daytimes. For nighttimes we use a microfiber and a hemp Joey Bunz. She's not usually changed at night...except LAST NIGHT...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...I went to sleep at 1:30am and there she was at 2am raring to go and then fussing...and fussing...we tried the swing...and it squeaked and squeaked like Chinese water torture...finally I left DD and DH and was on the computer until 4am...boy am I EXHAUSTED...
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For inserts, I actually just bought microfiber towels in the auto section of Target. I just fold them in thirds, and they work wonderfully. And they're so cheap, too.
twogreencars, maybe my leaking issues with FBs are because of build-up. Can you give me a link for that wash you mentioned. Thanks!

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Thanks for sharing the photo - BTW - I was picturing Dov COMPLETELY COMPLETELY covered - thankfully your reality was not my imaginings...

NOW BACK TO STUDYING!
He had been rubbing his face in the bedsheet while I got the camera out. When you look closely at him, you see white streaks on his face and when I got the sheet out of his hand, it had all the gloop. But doesn't he look satisfied with himself?

This was an authorized study break, btw
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For inserts, I actually just bought microfiber towels in the auto section of Target. I just fold them in thirds, and they work wonderfully. And they're so cheap, too.
twogreencars, maybe my leaking issues with FBs are because of build-up. Can you give me a link for that wash you mentioned. Thanks!
I'm so : I can't even remember what we do with our Simple Green, so I searched on the internet for you and this is what I found...I can just about cut and paste at this point...

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LEAKY DIAPERS / DETERGENT BUILD-UP:

This problem may be caused by an improper fit so please check for gaps to adjust in your child's diaper. Also make sure that the diapers are stuffed with enough inserts! If you have eliminated the other possible causes chances are that your diapers have detergent build-up. You can fix this by running your diapers through a hot wash with Allen's Naturally detergent or your usual detergent with a little degreasing dish soap added. Follow the wash with as many rinses as it takes for the rinse water to be free of suds.

DIAPER CREAM BUILD UP:

Diaper cream should not be used with these diapers, unless you use a liner. If you choose to use them anyhow, a product called Simple Green may help or eradicate the water-proof build-up that has resulted. Simple Green is a degreaser. Many people have had luck in removing diaper cream by applying this to their diapers, scrubbing them, and then washing as usual.

STINKY DIAPERS:

Diapers often stink because they either did not get clean enough or because a detergent film is reacting with the urine that they collect. Cleaning them again or using the detergent build-up solution (found above) may work. Adding vinegar or baking soda to your wash may also help. Some diaper manufacturers suggest a downy ball of vinegar.

STAINED DIAPERS:

Suede cloth and micro fleece are so resistant to stains that this ought not to be too prevalent of a problem. If it does occur, the best cure for stained diapers is the sun. Line drying your diapers in the sun works wonders. Adding baking soda to your wash also helps! Some people and manufacturers say that using oxyclean hydrogen bleach) is alright, but as this is still bleach we recommend only using this option occasionally. Bleach does break down the fabrics that make up these diapers.
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We have (as have others) had many theories on what is called "stripping diapers." I don't like that word. I would rather call it just plain ole upkeep and something that should be done every now and again as a preventative measure in taking care of your diapers and prolonging their life.

If you have any of the following problems this system should work for you:

1. Persistent stinkiness
2. Repelling fleece*
3. Fleece that stays wet
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*The fleece used in Fuzzi Bunz is a proprietary fleece designed to our specifications and needs. Our fleece is designed to absorb water quickly, dry to the touch quickly and resist residue buildup.

Solving the Problem

1. Get a good detergent like Allen's Naturally, 7th Generation or Ecover.

2. Run all of your diapers through a plain water hot wash.

3. Run all of your diapers through a hot wash with the full recommended amount of detergent.

4. If the problem is bad, repeat step three.

5. Run a cold rinse. If you have hard water you may want to add a water softener such as Baking Soda or Calgon Water Softener to soften your water and help release any left over detergent.

6. If you still see bubbles in your rinse run another cold rinse.

7. You can either Sun your diapers or tumble on low.

After this process (I know it is involved) you should have very clean diapers that do not smell like anything - no perfume - no urine. When the Fuzzi Bunz are completely dry, if you were having a buildup problem (repelling) take a nasal aspirator and put an insert into the pocket. Fill the nasal aspirator with water and put it close to the fleece and "pee" on the diaper with the aspirator. If it goes through your repelling problem is fixed. However, again, repelling should not be a problem with Fuzzi Bunz diapers.
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This was an authorized study break, btw
OK! But you know we're watching you! (admit it, you like it, really! )

I tried to add cute smilies to this message...but the smilies seem to be napping...oh, well...perhaps I should, too!
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I love my FBs. But DD is chubby and they work wonderfully on her. I've never had a leg blowout... but there has been an occasion or two when she's blown out the top... mainly because she was on her belly when she pooped and the squirming pushed all of it out the back. it was not pretty.

I also love my BG 2.0. The thing I like most about them is that they grow with her. Any other diaper will not. We used prefolds and bummis wraps for the first 2 months of her life, but well, she HATES to be wet and I was changing her literally every half an hour. It was very laundry intensive. Personally I prefer pockets to AIOs.. but that's just me. I get a few uses out of pockets that were just wet instead of dirty. I just take out the insert and hang the cover out to dry. I can usually get two uses out of them before they start smelling like urine.

As for liners, in the day time I use the liners that came with the diaps. At night I double stuff with hemp. Works pretty well, but she is a HEAVY wetter and see my above comment about not being wet.

I'm still a little concerned about bringing our CDs with us on holiday this summer. Not because I don't want to, but I can't see my MIL being happy about me washing poop diapers in her washer and we'll be gone for a whole week, so that will obviously have to happen. They live in a VERY small town and there is no laundromat.


oh and twogreencars - I think you asked me about this.. yes I did pull her crib up to the side of the bed but unfortunately for all of us the two nights so far I have done this DH has been snoring louder than a jet engine so neither she nor I could sleep. We both slept on the floor of her room. When his sinus thing clears up I'll try again.
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twogreencars, Thanks for the info. I copied and pasted the instructions and will try to help out my situation.

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Hey everyone. I know a lot of you cloth diaper, and I am considering trying to start this summer when I will be home with DD full time. She will be about 7 months old then. Any ideas on what types are best to start with? I have been reading some of the cloth diaper websites, but there are still so many options. Does anyone here use the BumGenius 2.0's? Do you like all in ones, or pockets or prefolds better? Thanks for any help.
I love my BumGenius 2.0's! I use them mostly for nightime b/c they are expensive. I have a Fuzzi Bunz also but I like the velcro better than the snaps b/c if you don't get it on perfect the first time it is easy to redo. I mostly use Prefolds. At first I thought they were going to be difficult but they are not at all and they are the cheapest you can get. Email offline if you have more questions. I have gotten really into CDing - I am now an addict!!
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TwoGreenCars..question for you (and other mamas as well). I saw your post on another thread about baby-led weaning/feeding. I also had posted a thread regarding that subject. I'm curious if other Nov. 06 mamas are interested in that as well. If so, what is the appropriate thing to do? Do we start a new thread for Nov. 06 mamas focused on Baby-led feeding? Can we discuss it in this thread? I'm still fairly new to the logistics of this board. But, I think it would be great, as all of our babies are reaching the age of transitioning to solids, to be able to discuss with other Nov. 06 mom's who are interested. Thanks for your thoughts!!
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TwoGreenCars..question for you (and other mamas as well). I saw your post on another thread about baby-led weaning/feeding. I also had posted a thread regarding that subject. I'm curious if other Nov. 06 mamas are interested in that as well. If so, what is the appropriate thing to do? Do we start a new thread for Nov. 06 mamas focused on Baby-led feeding? Can we discuss it in this thread? I'm still fairly new to the logistics of this board. But, I think it would be great, as all of our babies are reaching the age of transitioning to solids, to be able to discuss with other Nov. 06 mom's who are interested. Thanks for your thoughts!!
Good Question!! I'll defer to others....hello, others?
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Dov's mom I love the picture and Yes! he does look very satisfied!

Today Magnus had something in his hand and dh went to take it from him and what did Mr M do he reached out once, twice and the third time put it in dh's hand and let go! I didn't believe dh so I told him to do it again to see if it was a fluke and sure enough he handed it to him once more.

They are learning so fast now it's crazy! Oh and by the way I was due on the 8th and Magnus missed being born on his due date by 2 hours. He was born at 2:04 am on the 9th! He could have been the 8th!


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Good Question!! I'll defer to others....hello, others?
I vote for keeping the discussion in this thread.

For what it's worth, you can add us to the baby-led eating crew, though I don't know if we quite qualify because in theory baby-led would mean baby-led would mean I would have let him eat the food he's been grabbing off my plate for the last month or 6 weeks.

Though I guess we are baby-led eaters if you consider what Dov has been eating...one bite of apple, some desitin, the liquid out of a baby wipe (picture a mesh feeder type thing ), and lots and lots of paper of all sorts. I don't know any parents who would dictate that particular diet, do you?
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Let's see...Yesterday DD had celery for its teething analgesic properties (what a face she made!) and she's experimented with paper/cardboard...that's it...and she's tried to eat her big toe...but it's still there!
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Ok, I'm at the various "foods" some babies have eaten so far. Aaron has eaten his onesie, my hands/arms, DH's fingers... Oh, and he's also had banana, cantaloupe, and apple. I just give him "real food" every 2-3 days right now.

I did hold off on letting him try the chicken thigh I was eating, although he tried his best to pull my arm close enough for him to eat it. DH is smoking some countrystyle ribs tomorrow, and I might just let the boy gnaw on one... if he can get it away from me.

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Ok, I'm at the various "foods" some babies have eaten so far. Aaron has eaten his onesie, my hands/arms, DH's fingers... Oh, and he's also had banana, cantaloupe, and apple. I just give him "real food" every 2-3 days right now.

I did hold off on letting him try the chicken thigh I was eating, although he tried his best to pull my arm close enough for him to eat it. DH is smoking some countrystyle ribs tomorrow, and I might just let the boy gnaw on one... if he can get it away from me.
Yum yum - can I have a smoked rib, too? My DH is making a crock pot of feijada (Brazilian bean dish)...and the smells are wafting into this room...

Boscopup - I've been meaning to tell you - our 10 year old Chocolate English Labrador Retriever is named Bosco!

Back to food - how have you given DS the banana, cantaloupe and apple??
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Let's see...Yesterday DD had celery for its teething analgesic properties (what a face she made!) and she's experimented with paper/cardboard...that's it...and she's tried to eat her big toe...but it's still there!
Oooh.. w hat's the story with the celery. I've never heard of that. how big a piece do you give? Presumably something large enough to hold and not swallow?
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Atticus has tried oatmeal and banana. He hates banana. He made the most repulsived face when I try to give it to him.

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Oooh.. w hat's the story with the celery. I've never heard of that. how big a piece do you give? Presumably something large enough to hold and not swallow?
teething and celery thread from yesterday...

We gave DD a whole stalk but I think the cut was at too great (or is that too small?? : ) an angle b/c it was hard for her to get anything but its very very pointed end in her mouth...better to cut it very slightly diagonally IMO...
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Atticus has tried oatmeal and banana. He hates banana. He made the most repulsived face when I try to give it to him.
I love those faces! Be sure you take a photo of the face! You'll love looking at it in later years!
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Yum yum - can I have a smoked rib, too?
Hands off my ribs! DH calls them "Vera style ribs", because I like them so much. And I'm a REALLY picky eater.

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Boscopup - I've been meaning to tell you - our 10 year old Chocolate English Labrador Retriever is named Bosco!
Neat! My Bosco is a 7 year old German Shepherd. His registered name is Bosconian vom Grunenfeld, Bosconian being an old arcade game (and we have one out in the garage).

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Back to food - how have you given DS the banana, cantaloupe and apple??
First banana was just whole. He gnawed on it and got small enough bits off to swallow (I know this because I saw it in the output... gotta love banana poop!). He's also had that mashed with a fork. The Cantaloupe was also whole, and he really didn't get bits off that - just the juice. But he enjoyed it. And the apple was pureed into applesauce. I have little apple cubes in my freezer now. Gotta replace the 14 bags of food cubes I threw out while pregnant with Aaron... food cubes that were 2 years old.

Mama to Tornado Boy (6/04), The Brute (11/06), and Mischief (05/09)... expecting in February '15
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