C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
I think the small covers would have worked from the beginning, but I'm glad we had the newborn covers -- she seemed overwhelmed enough in those as it was, despite being a fairly large newborn.
This time I'll have 18 preemie prefolds, 36 infant prefolds, 6 newborn covers, 6 small covers, 3 small Fuzzi Bunz, and one small AIO. I got the preemie prefolds used sort of on a whim -- I thought they might be nice during the first couple of weeks.
One of the things I've been enjoying about doing this for the second time is that I've already got so much diapering stuff, I can focus on filling in the gaps and getting a couple of "extras" without feeling like I'm breaking the bank.
24 newborn unbleached prefolds
24 infant unbleached prefolds
17 Kissaluv 0's
1 other nb fitted
1 other small fitted
10 small contours
5 small Happy Heiny's pockets
1 xs Fuzzi Bunz
1 small Fuzzi Bunz
2 xs AIOs
2 small AIOs
a bunch of hemp fleece inserts, doublers, micro-terry inserts, fleece liners
10 nb PUL covers
6 small PUL covers
1 small fleece cover
2 small wool covers
2 nb soakers
2 small soakers
1 small longies
A bunch of wipes, snappis, and dritz pins
I hope this will last awhile!
Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!
I don't think you'll need much more than that, unless of course this baby is smaller or grows more slowly. If you were to add anything I'd say get another half dozen prefolds - cheap and easy to use as stuffers or extra bulk in the larger sizes so they won't go to waste.
as for covers, maybe you could buy some gerber plastic pants in newborn size (I know I dislike them too, but they're cheap...) and invest in a nicer collection of small covers? Then if baby is smaller, you could backtrack and get a few nicer NB size ones..
I've got 24 small fitteds that I made (probably be too big at first, but we'll make do)
17 infant prefolds
several gerber dipes I used for burp cloths last time, but will be fine for a newborn
5 small prorap covers
1 small motherease airflow cover
1 newborn bummis
a couple snappis and diaper pins
I may get some tiny gerber plastic pants for the first couple weeks. To be honest, you don't have to use a cover constantly at home those first few weeks. You change baby so often and they don't do soaker pee, so it isn't really an issue.
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
To be honest, I didn't even use *any* covers with DS until he was about 3 or 4 months old. He slept on a lambskin in our bed, and those are waterproof. But, at that age, babies just pee small amounts at a time, so there was never a puddle or anything.
Also, we were ECing much of the time, although not as much at night. And we probably won't really do it at night this time, either since it will probably be pretty cold outside of the covers!
I am looking forward most to using the longies -- they are so soft! If you will indulge me, I will post a picture when I upload it to the computer. I really can't even believe that I could make them -- I am really a novice. Even you are even *considering* remotely that you might try knitting a soaker or longies, I encourage you to go for it! I am so happy that I did, and it really boosted my confidence.
Right now I have:
24 infant CPF's
7 newborn fitteds (misc. WAHM types)
1 small fitted
1 small bG! AIO
17 small Fuzzi Bunz w/ equal amount of inserts
2 newborn BSWW
2 small BSWW
2 small fleece covers
I'm thinking I'll get 5 more newborn fitteds, 2 more newborn covers, and maybe a few more small fitteds and a couple more small covers.
I'm not sure how big this baby will be I had one bigger one and one smaller one so I am preparing for that.
3 dzn newborn prefolds
2.5 dzn infant prefolds
18 small fuzzi bunz
2 knitted covers
2 knitted longies
8 newborn green earth covers
I still need some size small covers probably will go with bummies there, but other than that we are good.
1 doz preemie prefolds
3 doz infant prefolds
6 Kissaluvs size 0 fitteds
6 Kissaluvs size 1 fitteds
1 small no-name fitted
8 nb covers (PUL and nylon pull-ons)
10 size small covers (PUL, nylon pull-ons, one fleece)
2 newborn wool wraps (knitted by me)
2 small wool wraps (also my invention)
1 pair newborn/small longies (again when I had a knitting bug)
Plus flushable liners for meconium, flannel doublers, and self cut-out fleece liners.
I want to knit more wool covers, but I'm still finishing X-Mas and Birthday gifts for December and January
They are all just so cute I can't wait to use them :
This time around I"ve got it all figured out The only newborn size dipe DD fit in at all (and only for like...2 weeks LOL) was a prorap AIO. *we only use aios/pockets, i'm too lazy to mess with fitteds.covers.etc*
so this time, i have lots of newborn size aio-figuring if i happen to somehow have a tiny baby, they will fit in the newborn prorap aios til i can buy more newborn size, or just wear those til they get to smalls-and if i have a big babe again, they too can get some use out of the newborn size aio...also have lots of small prorap aios, xs and small vb aios/pockets, small hb aios...and random wahm dipes too!