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#31 of 37 Old 12-12-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Upcycled wool is really pretty cheap, especially considering that it can be reused for a while before you really have to wash it. These Etsy shops have some really adorable and affordable longies and soakers:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Forty41

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rebourne

 

And this woman sells pretty cool wool stuff through her Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/White.Elephants.Creations?ref=ts#!/White.Elephants.Creations

 

 


 

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Bum Genious. I think the baby will be on the big side so I don't worry about him being too tiny. His brother was 8pds12oz and skipped the newborn size of the disposable ones.

I am trying to find used ones or seconds but no luck so far, just the ones I've got and they are in really nice condition. I might just start with disposable ones until I get what I need.

And the wool covers are so expensive! My grandmom, God rest her soul, would've killed me if she new I pay this money for panties that she used to knit for a day:)

Unfortunatelly, I don't have anybody now who is so handy. So Ebay and Craigslist are my places. I looked through other sites that were mentioned here and there seem to have some good seconds prices.





 
 
 
 

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are any of you canadian? i've checked out some popular sites for CDs but the american ones charge crazy shipping (which isn't surprising, cause it's an international postage thing). i've got one place in mind, but they don't carry all the stuff i see recommended here.



I've come across this store before, and they seem to have a pretty good selection:

http://www.bynature.ca/baby/cloth-diapers/cloth-diapers.html

 

ETA: I've also been wanting to try these pocket dipes, made in Canada by a WAHM:

http://www.clothbytel.com/



 
 
 
 

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You need around 8-10 covers to go with prefolds. Pockets are not technically covers. They are technically a type of diaper that you can stuff with whatever you want, but you can't use the cover over and over like with other covers. I've been able to get by with 30 diapers, washing every other day or sometimes more often depending how much baby uses. 
 

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Bum Genious. I think the baby will be on the big side so I don't worry about him being too tiny. His brother was 8pds12oz and skipped the newborn size of the disposable ones.

I am trying to find used ones or seconds but no luck so far, just the ones I've got and they are in really nice condition. I might just start with disposable ones until I get what I need.

And the wool covers are so expensive! My grandmom, God rest her soul, would've killed me if she new I pay this money for panties that she used to knit for a day:)

Unfortunatelly, I don't have anybody now who is so handy. So Ebay and Craigslist are my places. I looked through other sites that were mentioned here and there seem to have some good seconds prices.


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I guess my only thing is that I don't want to buy a lot of diff types in a smaller size & wasting part of them.  I'm going to keep looking on craigslist & if I ever get approved on freecycle I'll look there too.  I don't think I'm as concerned w/ using them at the beginning that much. So I'm thinking maybe the bungenius will work-I keep hearing good things about them. But I see that they offer all in one or one-size. I see people selling them online & think they are all in ones. I'm assuming if it's an AIO you don't put anything in them, but u have to wash the whole thing. Is this less economical but easier to change & doesn't leak...?

 

So you only do prefolds if you do covers on top of them?

 

What do you stuff inside of a pocket? A liner...?


I saw that PP said you need 8-10 covers, so that sounds like maybe you get to use a cover twice before needing to be washed...?

 

And what's the difference b/w 3.0 and 4.0 etc.?  Does that just mean it's the more updated version the higher the number, like computer software? haha


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are any of you canadian? i've checked out some popular sites for CDs but the american ones charge crazy shipping (which isn't surprising, cause it's an international postage thing). i've got one place in mind, but they don't carry all the stuff i see recommended here.


There is a local online diaper store here in Vancouver, but I don't know if that would help with shipping charges to MB.  http://www.newandgreen.com/

 

There has to be a store in Winnipeg, though, right??? I mean, that may not be that close to you, but maybe they'd be able to point you towards best shipping rates?? 

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I guess my only thing is that I don't want to buy a lot of diff types in a smaller size & wasting part of them.  I'm going to keep looking on craigslist & if I ever get approved on freecycle I'll look there too.  I don't think I'm as concerned w/ using them at the beginning that much. So I'm thinking maybe the bungenius will work-I keep hearing good things about them. But I see that they offer all in one or one-size. I see people selling them online & think they are all in ones. I'm assuming if it's an AIO you don't put anything in them, but u have to wash the whole thing. Is this less economical but easier to change & doesn't leak...?  Their Organics are all in one.  That is what I use, sometimes you see BGO.  They wash up easy, but take a little longer to dry, no leaks.  BG 3.0, 4.0 are pockets.  You do have to stuff them, and natural fibers like cotton, hemp, etc are a lot less smelly than the mibrofiber insterts.

 

So you only do prefolds if you do covers on top of them?  *I* personally use Thirsties Duos for covers, they are not one size, but rather two size... so 2 sizes will replace the 4 usually used for diapering.  Some other mamas use wool or fleece covers.

 

What do you stuff inside of a pocket? A liner...?  Inserts.  Some mamas use prefolds too.  Like I said before, natural fibers are easier to clean than man made.


I saw that PP said you need 8-10 covers, so that sounds like maybe you get to use a cover twice before needing to be washed...?  Rule of thumb is you can reuse them as long as baby does not soak or soil them.  For us, I can rotate 2-3 covers for all the diaper changes for that day.

 

And what's the difference b/w 3.0 and 4.0 etc.?  Does that just mean it's the more updated version the higher the number, like computer software? haha  Yup, just the updates version, usually they improve some sort of the design, and usually it is pretty small.  ;)




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I saw that PP said you need 8-10 covers, so that sounds like maybe you get to use a cover twice before needing to be washed...?  Rule of thumb is you can reuse them as long as baby does not soak or soil them.  For us, I can rotate 2-3 covers for all the diaper changes for that day.

 


 


I was the one recommending the covers. I found those recommendations on cloth diaper sites. They are the recommendations for the newborn time when baby seems to soil pretty often and many times it'll get on the cover, especially if you use prefolds or contours. If nice non- poop-leaking fitteds are used then you could probably get by with 6. And I was thinking if the plan is to wash every other day. Once the runny poo stage is passed, fewer covers are needed. With recommendation being between 4-6 covers, though I'd prefer to have too many than too few. HTH

 

 


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