Originally Posted by poetesss
I'm planning to CD with my first...dh is skeptical, thinks its "weird" but I figure the cost factor will win him over (plus the fact that most of the dipes will be changed by me anyway!).
I was considering using one of these "test drive packages":http://www.sunshinediapers.com/WebSt...=index&cPath=7
but I'm not sure...would it be cheaper to just buy a variety of diapers from ebay or something to experiment with rather than this test drive set?
I looked at Sunshine Diapers and I'm really impressed with them. I think her idea of test-driving diapers is brilliant!
Of course, the initial outlay of $225 for a set of newborn diapers is a lot. That would have scared dh when we were buying cloth when I was pg the first time. He was against cloth, and even surveyed women he works with to find others who hadn't liked cloth. (Yes, he found several, but they'd only used prefolds, pins, and rubber pants, so their opinions were irrelevant to me.
) But the great thing about the Sunshine idea is that you *return* the set and get $170 credit for it, so you're really only spending $55 for newborn diapers. Then you would use your $170 store credit to buy whatever you liked best in a larger size. If you opted to go with prefolds and Bummi's, your $170 could almost certainly get you all the way to potty training. AND you get to use some fitted diapers in the newborn stage to contain the runny breastfed poo!
As far as my story goes, we're planning to CD this next baby, most definitely! We used CD with dd from the time she was a couple weeks old. I've tried a lot of different things. I've really loved prefolds and Bummi's for the vast majority of use, but we've always used Sugarpeas hemp with microfleeced-topped soakers for night-time. That way, dd doesn't feel as wet at night and doesn't need to be changed at the drop of a hat.
For this next babe, I'm trying to figure out what we'll use, so I can get more dipes, especially for the newborn period. Part of it is we think we're having a boy and some of my dipes are girly. Of course, it doesn't really matter, but it is a good reason to buy more fluff!
Also, I resold the NB covers to a friend, so I need more of those anyway.
My other big project right now is learning to knit soakers--I'm taking a class in how to do that with Pamelamama right now here:http://woolywonder.com/store/index.p...f0e1ff6a5d8e05
So glad I saw the ad on MDC!