Sorry Karen, can't offer advice but I'm right there with you and NaturalMom. I just received my diaper order yesterday (due 12/04 with #1) of 36 infant CPFs and 6 kissaluvs. First of all, the Kissaluvs are adorable
, and secondly, they do seem really well constructed--like having a leak would be unlikely. The only down side I see is that they may take quite a while to dry (and they're pricy). I'm counting on at least an 8# baby, so we may end up needing new one's before 6 months--but like you said, the resale is high.
When I placed my diaper order at naturalbabies.com
, I called the the proprietress, Colleen, and she spent a lot of time helping me to figure out what I needed. I was willing to buy 12 or 18 Kissaluvs, but she recommended just starting out with 6 to see if they worked for us. She was very enthusiastic about the CPF's and said in the beginning "keep it simple". You could probably call her and discuss your dilemma with her--I trust her judgement as she would have had a substantially bigger order by recommending more Kissaluv's, but she didn't.
I also thought that the Kissaluv's profile was so much smaller than the CPF's--I couldn't imagine getting a wrap all the way around one. (I received 2 bummi's SIWW's and I'm still waiting for 6 proraps).
I also ordered an aristocrat--it looks biiiiig!
I'll be watching for replies from BTDT moms too!
Oh yeah, I had DH practice putting a CPF on a teddy bear with a snappi and he did a pretty good job--but I have a feeling he'll take to the kissaluvs for simplicity's sake. We were both laughing that we won't be able to exert as much pressure on a baby as a teddy bear as we're trying to get the snappi on.
all the best,
#1 edd 12/04/02