Please tell me other people have this many or more days worth and some justification so I can get rid of buyers remorse!
14 trim folds
lots of wool
1 PUL cover
2 fleece covers
So that's about 3 days or so supply give or take.
I'm lookign to buy more wool and more fitteds!
Technically, I probably have about 4 days worth if you count the prefolds that I try not to use. For non-prefold stuff, I have about 2 days worth or a tad more. I'm hoping to get 3-4 days worth made (my name is Vera, and I'm a Diaper Making addict ). But time is limited, of course (and how do the WAHMs do it?!?!?).
How about you start utilizing some of the unused stash - try to rotate through everything, so the ones you like most are used half the time and thus will last twice as long? Really, a large stash helps your diapers last longer, since each one is used/washed less. And if you plan on more kids, that'd be a good excuse for having a large stash... you want the future kids to be able to wear them.
But you have to actually use the unused diapers for that. If you're not using them much, maybe sell them and replace them with diapers you will use more?
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in February '15
24 regular prefolds that were used consistently with ds, but rarely now for dd
12 infant prefolds that I trifold in the shells of my AIOs sometimes
12 VB AIOs
2 Starbunz AIOs
18 Lucys Hope Chest AIOs
So, that is 68 diapers that we could technically use if needed. I would need a couple more covers to use over snappied prefolds if I needed to use them regularly. And, of course I have a handful of dipes and some wool just for overnight.
I have actually sold a bunch of stuff that I was not using lately. But, it only funded another LHC order. I do sometimes feel guilty about owning so many dipes. But, I love my VB AIOs for snug pants or for the church nursery and my inlaws to use. My favorites are my LHC AIOs and I actually had to stop myself from ordering more of those. So, if I were going to sell anything it would be the prefolds, but they are so inexpensive and versatile that I hate to get rid of them. And, I will use them for cleaning later. So, I have talked myself out of selling anything else until dd either PLs or outgrows these. Plus, she is my last to cd and my only girl, so I am just going to enjoy all of our pretty dipes and tell guilt to take a hike.
That's not too many then... right???
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5 fitted Kissaluvs
8 fitted Molly Togs
1 other pocket..don't know the name
4 pul covers
and I just got 2 wool soakers in the mail today...
This seems to last me around 3 days with a few to spare...
I have nowhere near some of your guy's stashes...WOW!!!
DD is 18 months, and here's what I have:
24 infant prefolds that we use trifolded
24 premium prefolds that we use snappied
(to cover them: 2 handknit wool, 9 nylon pants, and 6 wrap-style)
9 pocket diapers of various types and the inserts for them
That's 62 diapers. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DD only goes through about 8 diapers a day, so technically I could go more than a week without washing. They'd stink to high heaven a long time before a week was out!
In reality, I don't have enough covers to go more than 3 days, because the nylon stinks if you reuse it, and the pail is usually full in 2 or 2 1/2 days, so I usually wash about every second day.
My thing I think really is that I love trying new ones. I am constantly selling and re buying. I go through phases like where I will only use FBs then will try a new fitted and love them and then use them more. I guess variety is the spice of life right?! I would love to simplify and use only pockets or whatever but I think I would get bored.
I am going to sell off what I am not CRAZY about and then only buy what I really really like from now on-so I love everything I have instead of having stuff sit around unused. I will also put the newly clean diapers in teh back of the drawer so I use the ones that didnt get used last wash cycle first.
Originally Posted by ibusymomto5
Too many, lol! In larges I think I've got enough to go about 2 weeks, roughly 90-100 diapers and 20 or so large covers... But, I have one in cloth full-time and a 3yo who still wears something at nap/nighttime, and they both wear the same size. I tend to accumulate the most in large sizes, since they seem to wear them forever! I don't have near that many nbs, smalls, and mediums. Also, we have 2 changing areas, so I try to keep both stocked. Way to justify the amount, right? Actually some of our stash is kept in dd's closet and could be used if needed, but I'm moreso hanging onto those for sentimental reasons(like our 2 doz Gerber dsq prefolds we started w/ 8yrs ago that I just can't part with!-actually used to be 4 doz until I gave 2 doz to a friend) or for the possibility of another baby someday... or even to share with another mama in need, like I've done a few times.
That's not too many then... right???
I also Love LUCYS HOPE CHEST!
I would have a whole stash of them for dd#3 if money were no object and I am not even prego with dd #3 yet. I will not even count how many diapers I have because that would mean I would have to admit I have a problem.. So if I don't count them I just know I need to buy more because I NEED cute diapers. LOL: flipped
Originally Posted by WickidaWitch
I have about 90 diapers. and i was about every other day tops!
I just rotate most of them so one set of dipes isnt getting used to much. Helps the dipes last longer!
I feel much better now! LOL!
Ok ladies, I just bought two LHCs!!!
Aren't I frugal? But oh wait, I'm not. I'm an idiot, because I ordered my FB from a site that didn't give free inserts, and even though it was fabulous service, I really should have figured out in all my web surfing that other websites have free shipping and inserts included. So I managed to spend extra money I didn't need to anyway! Yay! And then I ordered more and did it again because I forgot. I supported a great store, but I could have really saved a decent amount. so even those of us with smaller stashes have managed to spend too much.
But why is it addictive though? Now I want to check out Bumpkins AIOs, but really I don't need more because I wash every other day or every day and have already spent too much. I don't think I'll save money on disposables for a good five months.
Originally Posted by WickidaWitch
what are ya buying?
Then tonite I saw that muttaqin baby was having a sale so I bought a star and moon print ss fitted. Mind you, we barely use fitteds but when I think they are super cute and 15% off my fingers have a mind of their own! Lol!
ohh..ETA..I just got a SOS last week in her stocking too...its really a sickness.
I really am going to just get rid of what I dont LOVE in terms of cuteness/squishiness (like ov fitteds) or love in terms of function (ie. FBs for being the most reliable for us) and replace with stuff I do--so every diaper change is pleasurable, lol!!
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*and a bunch of wool that gets used mostly at nap/night time!
I definitely dont think you should feel bad
Oh and I wash every other day or so.
18 AIO's, 2 pockets for night (although I wish I had 2 more), 28 premium prefolds, plus another dozen premiums I got to have on hand for me and the baby because ds's are starting to get a bit worn. And assorted PUL and wool soakers/longies.
I'll have half the diapers in the washer/dryer, leave them in the dryer for a day or two and go through the rest. There are some days where I just don't want to go near the laundry room, no matter what's in the machines.
I don't have as many for the baby though, because I figure we'll be washing every day or so, and I have no clue exactly what the babe's body type will be.
If you plan to take any 3-4 day road trips though, the number of diapers sure comes in handy.
(If you're curious, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, and yes, it's a busy house)
nearly 3yo DS has:
for daytime/daycare, 15 sposies left and has told us he's going to use the potty when they're all gone
for nighttime, 1 ME toddle-ease fitted with doubler + bummis whisper pants & 1 snap-ez pocket trainer on order
2 mo old DS has:
for daytime, 13 ME Sandys & 4 Litewraps
for nighttime, 1 knickernappies disposanot night, 1 darling diapers pocket fitted, & 2 pairs of wool longies
I wash every night. When G starts daycare next month, his daytime stash will change to pockets (~12).
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