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Ohh I just can't wait to get a fluffy squishy NB stash! I'm already planning my attack, I for sure need elbees and Kindhearted Woman diapers, and wool, lots of wool. So is anyone else just dying to start shopping for fluff and other fun stuff for baby?
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This will be my first time cloth diapering, and we have decided on kissaluvs and bumgenius. My husband insisted on the AIOs bumgenius has and we ordered a sampler just to see. Although I have only been researching for a few days on this, i definitely see how cloth diapering can be addictive So many cute ones to choose from!!!

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I bought one fitted... Couldn't help myself, from an old fave. I was just browsing....

I need wool and cpf's. That's about it.
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I hope to make and trade for most of the babies stash.

I wasnt making CDs when E was a NB and he was my first CD'ed baby and we didnt start until he was 3-4 weeks old. Hopefully this time I can be more organized with my stash and start right away!

I cant wait either.

I do have ONE FCB embroidered size 0 AIO from last fall when I had a molar pg that the mama that bought it from me is selling back to me. and I have a pair of NB longies made of the "chai latte" colorway.

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Nope, but I am editing my baby carriers. We have BumGenius so I hope they will last through another LO.
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I CDed DD from about 8 months with MEOS. I intended to start with her at birth, but the MEOS are simply not suitable for a newborn unless you want to have the diaper area be as big as the rest of the baby. And then we moved overseas when she was 3 months old and didn't get our possessions until she was 8 months, hence I started then.

So this time I need something for just the first 6 months or so and then I will switch to the MEOS. I'm thinking that I'm going to go the prefold/flat route, but I haven't looked into it enough yet. I need to do it a bit in advance since I will almost certainly have to get my stuff in the States or UK.

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We used prefolds with all ours. Had a couple of AIOs but not my favorite. Of course, all that stuff's waaaaaayyyy gone now, so (oh, the horror ) I have to go out and buy it all again.

I'm thinking of contoured diapers instead of prefolds this time. DH didn't like the big fold at the front of the prefolds when the babies were smaller. He's also not excited about them sitting in pee (as he puts it), so he's suggested we do disposables at night and cloth during the day. I see his point, but I'd much rather do cloth 24/7.
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Oh Yeah!!! I've been looking, but we're too broke to buy anything.

I did get some used large covers recently for dd so we are offically done. There is nothing else we "need" for now or the future. Somehow I don't think that is going to stop me from buying a couple new things. Esspecially if this one happens to be a boy.

I'm excited to get out my newborn stuff again. It's all so tiny and sweet. I must resist and not do it for many many months.

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I started almost as soon as I found out I was pregnant!

I used simple CPF and covers for the first two kids and want to branch out with this one.

I'm saving up for a snap press and hope to sew up some one size diapers, but until then I've been combing the TP here and have purchased some wool soakers, some wool covers, some other covers, and some contours and doublers.

I'm thinking of maybe cutting down some of my nearly shredded large CPFs and making them into fitteds or contours as well.
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Ohh I just can't wait to get a fluffy squishy NB stash! I'm already planning my attack, I for sure need elbees and Kindhearted Woman diapers, and wool, lots of wool. So is anyone else just dying to start shopping for fluff and other fun stuff for baby?
I used prefolds with ds1 and only used them as backup for ds2. I used vb fitteds (xs are sooo tiny and cute and only fit for about 3 weeks :heart) and khw fitteds (I didn't think they made them anymore) and a few mudpie babies with a few wool soakers, imse vimse covers and a nikky cotton wrap.

I sold all of them to make room for our move across the state (and because I wasn't planning on having another baby this soon). So yes, I guess now I have the pleasure of building another stash.

ds2 is in disposables until I work up the stomach to strip his diapers (they are reaaaallly bad right now... and we have a front loader that is water efficient so I have to boil my diapers). His stash is mostly muttaquin 3SR (but they've had better days), a few GAD pockets, a couple LHC fitteds, and one or two mama made dipes.
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I've been collecting since before I found out I was pg. I have:

2 Doz preemie prefolds
2 Doz infant prefolds
2 XS Fuzzi Bunz
2 Sm Blueberry pockets
1 Baby Beehinds OS fitted
1 Sm Fanciful Fanny fitted
1 Sm Hillbilly Bunny fitted
1 Newborn wool soaker
2 XS Thirsties covers
1 XS Luxe cover

That is all I have right now, I am still hoping to add a few more newborn fitteds and keep working on a size small stash in case the newborn stage doesn't last long. I am planning on getting a few fitteds from all of the WAHMs I like and a few AIO's or pockets for going out. Of course I need some more wool! I LOVED cloth diapering my other kids so I am really looking forward to it again
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I haven't really started... DD's been out of dipes for, gosh, about a year now and I've sort of lost track of the CD world. I have tons of CPF and covers, but gave away most of our fitteds which were only in larger sizes anyway. So I'll be shopping for fitteds, and maybe some wool, and doing some knitting. We had blowout after blowout with DD during the EBF stage, so I'm hoping fitteds and maybe some prefitteds will do the trick.

A week or two before I got the BFP I did buy a very cool road bike print Righteous Baby FLAG!

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yes yep! i already have 20 nb sized organic swaddlebee fitteds and im knitting covers. gotta buy smalls next. im set on size med and large diapers. we use the dream-eze organic fitteds sooo nice!

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You'all are getting diapers ready already???!!! I'm still getting used the idea of being pregnant and havent even thought of digging out dd1's old stuff to find the newborn dipes. Damn, you women are on the ball!
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We have two local CD stores now and one is just a few minutes away. I was actually hoping to go this morning and buy one newborn dipe, but Dh needs to borrow my car. Maybe tomorrow morning........

We probably have enough diapers (mostly prefolds) but we need a few more covers. (I sold what I didn't like) I am loving the Thirsties cover on dd right now so I will definitely get some of those - I love the color selection. I'd like to sew some diapers, but I tend to say that with each pregnancy. I want to do more wool this time and more fitteds would help with that.

I think I am the only person in the world who didn't like the KHW fitted very much.
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As a first timer to EVERYTHING related to baby:

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I heard once that there are a couple of websites that sell some kind of "variety" pack so that you can see lots of different kinds, try them out - and there's a class at our local maternity center that I will be going to that details all the different options.

Any suggestions for newbies? Is it better just to get a few at first and then see how big baby is and what might work best for him/her?

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Oh yes! I haven't gone through my stash from DD so I'm not sure what all I NEED. I know some of my KL0s are pretty worn out.But, I just got some FBs (on clearance) and trying to catch up on the diapering buzz. I feel like I've been out of it so long. So many new ones! And new materials too.

I love that there are so many turned options now. Last time I diapered t&t was just becoming the in thing and it was hard to get any.
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As a first timer to EVERYTHING related to baby:

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I heard once that there are a couple of websites that sell some kind of "variety" pack so that you can see lots of different kinds, try them out - and there's a class at our local maternity center that I will be going to that details all the different options.

Any suggestions for newbies? Is it better just to get a few at first and then see how big baby is and what might work best for him/her?
http://www.sunshinediapers.com/WebSt...064836f816dc9a

This is where I get some of my dipes and she has some packages. For dd we bought a large FB package and dh bought me a diaper cake of prefolds and two covers for my baby shower. That was great. Although my FB did start to repel at around six months and that was a pain in the butt. That's why I'm looking into fitteds this time.

I would just buy a couple different things that look interesting, read tons of diaper reviews and you'll figure out what works. CDing is really worth it. I wouldn't do anything different.

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I hope to make and trade for most of the babies stash.
I wish I had time to sew for me, but I am too busy sewing for everyone else, LOL. I LOVED my KW's last time so I think those will be the bulk of my NB stash, but I got a huge box of Large Elbees yesterday and those are sooo nice I want some for the new baby. Maybe I'll have time in a few months to sew some, LOL.
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You'all are getting diapers ready already???!!! I'm still getting used the idea of being pregnant and havent even thought of digging out dd1's old stuff to find the newborn dipes. Damn, you women are on the ball!
Its an addiction, DH's swears I got preggers just o CD another baby.
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Ahh, yes sweet little newborn diapers

I have 20 newborn fitteds (velour Muttaquins and sherpa Kissaluvs) that I collected when I was pregnant with ds, but my friend has all of them. She just finished using on her newborn. Actually she has all my maternity clothes and newborn girl stuff too LOL! They are still in excellent condition. I will probably knit a couple covers to use with them and sell the other wool covers that are in the set.

The only thing I need to buy is 12 Bumgenius pockets. I'm actually buying them next month to use on DS as we had a laundry incident that killed all our stash of BG (which were the ONLY diapers we had besides the NB ones). So DS is currently wearing disposables : Once the new little one is out of newborn fitteds + wool, I might buy another 6-12 Bumgenius to use on both kids. I'm waiting on those last ones as I'm hoping to get to buy some of the "blossom" colored ones : If I end up with 2 boys in diapers, that won't quite work

Also I may try my hand at sewing some one size fitteds (or pocket fitteds) to use on both kids. I might do this instead of buying more BG. I have a pattern and fabric, but very little time or patience... I'd use them with knit covers in addition to the pockets. They would be a good use of the leftover BG inserts from the diapers that I killed.

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I'm a first timer, so I don't have a stash already, but I'm fortunate enough to inherit a friend's newborn stash, which I'm sure we'll supplement with a few things of our own-I know we want some pockets and AIOs and I'm not sure what she has. I may also get whatever small sizes survive her son, but I think for medium I'm on my own. Still, I'm very superstitious and it will be a very long time before we buy any baby things or discuss names or do anything like that.
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I have definitely been looking!!! I am trying to do it as economically as possible though since we are really short on money. We are going to do a lot of prefolds (that is what my mom used on all of us, and I have known how to change one since I was 8) but are there any other diapers brands or systems or what have you out there that you guys recomend? I am also going to be all over diaperswappers and craigs list

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As a first timer to EVERYTHING related to baby:

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I heard once that there are a couple of websites that sell some kind of "variety" pack so that you can see lots of different kinds, try them out - and there's a class at our local maternity center that I will be going to that details all the different options.

Any suggestions for newbies? Is it better just to get a few at first and then see how big baby is and what might work best for him/her?
I learned by scouring diaperpin.com and ebay. I think I watched ebay listings for something like 4 months. I learned so much (this is before I knew about MDC). I do recommend not buying all of the same brand unless you've used them before. Both my babies had different bottoms so some dipes didn't fit as well as others. I wish I would have saved my stashes but we've been strapped for cash since , well, since we found out we were pg with #1! I've always gotten more on ebay for my dipes than I paid for them. Hyena cart has beautiful stuff but it's often too expensive for me.

I'd really be interested in diaper patterns... do you need a serger to sew your own dipes????
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My only issue with prefolds on infants is that they are bulky. So for two piece outfits the bottoms usually don't fit when the top does. Not a huge deal, but a couple pockets or AIOs usually are enough for outings, which is when they're wearing the cute outfits anyway.

For dd now we've got five pockets and that is enough for us. We go somewhere three or four times a week and I wash about twice a week.

Now when they're older, as I said before, I hate scraping prefolds. Getting poop out of a pocket is ten times easier as far as I'm concerned. But, we're poor so we'll continue to use them.

Also, if you're realy hurting you can make prefolds very very easily. We had TONS of hand-me-down receiving blankets and baby towels and I made a couple diapers. I also used a couple old t-shirts but I had a hard time sewing on them b/c of how the fabric rolls up when you cut it. We've used them for over six months and they are holding up really well.

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(too lazy to quote) I think jamtots.com has a good "try before you buy more" pack.

I want to go to the local CD store before I order a crapload of things, so DH can see what they're all about beforehand and be willing to help me out with them. I want to go with infant PF/covers at first and graduate to bG! and, I have to buy a washer as well LMAO! I am all over diaperswappers right now looking for cheaper used, but I do want to buy the "first" diaper brand new in the store, just to say we did
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We might buy our own this time around... but even if we do, I'll probably stick to fairly plain stuff ;-). CPFs or maybe some fitteds.

We'll probably also get a bunch of EC pants too... hopefully, we won't have a newborn coping with an unidentified allergy ;-), so Poquito Pants or OneWets will actually be feasible!

Oh, and these are soooo cute: http://www.theecstore.com/index.php?...d0e3d63127e8a0
I have one pair that was sent as a sample when we ordered our clear potty; it's just the most precious thing ever!
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I'd really be interested in diaper patterns... do you need a serger to sew your own dipes????
Nope! You can "turn and topstitch" instead. I think that looks much nicer anyway. Check out the diaper making forum, there are lots of links to free patterns

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I want to go with infant PF/covers at first and graduate to bG!
Just wanted to let you know that BG will fit from really tiny. I use bumgenius on both my 1yo and 3yo (actually she's goes on the potty now) and then we tried one on my friend's newborn when she was a skinny 7ish pounds. It fit her perfectly and she pooped in it while trying it on and it held the BF poo quite nicely My friend liked them so much she went and bought 12 BG pockets and uses them exclusively on her dd that is now 3 months old. I was just thinking that you want something easy for your DH like you said and you are planning on buying BG anyway, so I'd use them right away. You *could* buy some prefolds to use also just in case you had a teeny tiny baby or if you have a frequent pooper (which was my dd). Really the BG are awesome.

And nope I don't get $ for saying all that I've just tried way too many systems out there and been dumbfounded by how much easier the BG worked.

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I definitely want to try Bg as I have heard great things about them from everyone... plus, Anna is like my guru

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