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#1 of 11 Old 03-21-2012, 09:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm due to have a LO at the end of May and plan on CDing.  I think eventually I'd like to try and make some of my own dipes.  I found the Very Baby.com website through a Facebook ad and was curious if anyone could to speak to the quality of their items and if their prices were relatively comparable.

 

Of course any other options, I am open to.  Being a newbie to CDing and to making them is, well, over whelming :)


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I ordered my first diaper making materials from Very Baby almost 7 years ago.  What memories this brings up!  I think the quality is good and it's nice to be able to order many things from one place.  You may want to find a free pattern online and practice making a few with old shirts or other inexpensive materials before spending a lot of money on the good stuff.  But if you really want to do cloth diapers and sew your own the possibilities are endless!  I first bought the Very Baby fitted pattern and their Snug Wrap pattern.  I knew by then I didn't like velcro/ hook+loop closures so I also invested in a snap press.  Back then there weren't a lot of options but now you can find snap applicators for pretty cheap.  I sew some of my boys' clothes so the snap press has been used for clothes as well as diapers.  I also bought Fold-Over-Elastic, or FOE, from Very Baby since I can't get it locally.

 

I'm not sure about the price of Very Baby's things but it has been many years since I shopped there.  I know that there are many cloth diaper sewing supply sources available that weren't around when I was learning.  I mostly bought from coops once I discovered them, as they tend to sell for a bit less.  The trade off for coops, though, is that it can take a while for the stuff to get to you.


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Last year I made a huge stash of diapers from verybaby.com  I used their flannel, org cotton velour, and a nice thick org cotton fleece for the doublers.  I also bought their velcro- the cheap one...  I have not used their pattern- I prefer to use the diaper kit.com pattern.  The flannel I thought was very nice- but didn't hold up at my house- so this time I just bought regular flannel at a fabric store closing.  The velour is wonderful- I am planning on buying some more as well as some sort of heavy cotton fleece for the doublers again.  The velcro has been wonderful- I am so irritated that I used the babyville velcro- that stuff is overpriced and junky compared to the lovely stuff I bought from very baby.  

HTH- I am going to be placing another order from them before I finish my new baby stash- this time with some PUL, foe, and more of that nice velour, and of course the velcro :)


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Thanks for the feedback ladies!  I think I'll definitely practice with some cheap t-shirts first, that's a great idea!

 

iowaorganic - I often see flannel on sale at Joann's, usually the baby print stuff, is this the kind of flannel you're talking about? 


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Joanns flannel isn't very high quality unless you get the quilters' flannel.  I used some of their cute prints for baby blankets and they pilled quickly and faded.  The quilters' flannel is thicker and more durable, though with not so many cute prints.


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Yeah it is- I have had better luck with that than the diaper flannel from Verybaby.  I did get a couple bolts of random flannel really cheap for at a dime store closing that I am using too.  It does pill and fade- but they are diapers and it is cheap fabric- so I am good with it.  The diaper flannel I had just fell apart in less than a year.  I have some awesome diapers made of killingtons flannel- and those are absolutely amazing- if you can find that it is really just ideal:)

 

on a random cheapskate note- I am using sheets for the middle layers- either flannel or jersey knit.  Pretty easy and cheap to find at a thrift store- or apparently my SIL has a huge stack that she is giving me :)  Just another suggestion...

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I just placed my first order with very baby last week, and I am so happy with my purchase!  I had previously purchased all my diaper supplies at a local store (all babyville items).  They were expensive and only OK quality, but the very baby fabric and snaps are very, very good!  Their microfiber is excellent.  I am going to try their elastic and FOE next.  Their prices were also very reasonable.  I have to say that I do like the babyville diaper pattern, though.  It fits my chubby baby nicely.

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Just placed my first order with very baby last week, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.  The fabric, especially the microfiber, is great quality, and so are the snaps.  Just finished my first diaper with their fabric today!  I had previously purchased babyville items at my local fabric store, but was disappointed by them several times, with both price and quality.  I will definitely be a repeat very baby customer!

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Just placed my first order with very baby last week, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.  The fabric, especially the microfiber, is great quality, and so are the snaps.  Just finished my first diaper with their fabric today!  I had previously purchased babyville items at my local fabric store, but was disappointed by them several times, with both price and quality.  I will definitely be a repeat very baby customer!

 

Did you get a snap press or use snap pliers?  I have babyville pliers and wanted to try veybaby snaps with them.  Does that work?


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I got the snap pliers from Babyville at my local fabric store.  The very baby snaps worked great with them...better than the Babyville by a lot, and much cheaper!

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I got the snap pliers from Babyville at my local fabric store.  The very baby snaps worked great with them...better than the Babyville by a lot, and much cheaper!

I am so glad you posted this!  So good to know for my next batch of diapers....


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