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A month ago I found out I'm pg with #4, so I sewed 24 Very Baby Fitteds in size XS. I had previously made my sister 2 of them, and she had her baby last week. Last night she told me she's having to buy more Kissaluvs because they are the only diaper that fits him well, at around 7 lb. She said the rise on the VB XS fitteds is too high and irritated his umbilical stump. Fortunately for her, I think her baby will still be small enough to fit in the VB I made her, after his stump falls off and heals. But here's where I'm concerned for me- I tend to have large babies- my 3rd was 10 lb 12 oz! (And my smallest baby was 8 lb 8 oz). Newborn stuff fit all of them briefly, and it was worth it to me to have it to prevent leaks. But now that (duh) I found out the rise of the VB covers the umbilical area, I'm thinking a large baby might outgrow the diaper before the umbilical cord has healed. I put touchtape on the diapers already, so I can't really create a snap-down (and don't own a snap press). Here's my question- is it worth hanging on to the 24 XS fitteds, in case I have a baby small enough to still fit in them after the cord heals, or should I try to sell them for cost and use the money to get a stash of Kissaluvs or NB Mutts? I am not allowed to spend ANY money right now, but I do have until October to get this figured out! I do have the fabric to make 24 small VB fitteds, but still need to figure out what to do while the cord heals. In the past we've just used disposables during that time. I have 18 premie prefolds, and they are 2x5x2, but I was surprised to find the dimensions are the same as an infant prefold, so they would still require quite a bit of folding to fit them into a newborn cover. None of my covers have the umbilical notch though, so if I want to use the premie prefolds I would have to get some covers.<br><br>
I think I'm going to go crazy if I keep worrying about my stash like this for the next 7 months!!!<br><br>
In a nutshell- keep the cute one-of-a-kind homemade XS fitteds and make them work, or get tried-and-true Kissaluvs instead????????
 

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I used Kissaluvs on my newborn and they were awesome! Maybe get some to have on hand just in case. If you don't end up needing them, then just resell them. That is what I would do.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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First of all - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> This is all going to work out.<br><br>
Here's an album of size comparison between some of the newborn dipes. <a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=9AZOW7Rw0bsTo&notag=1" target="_blank">http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...w0bsTo&notag=1</a><br><br>
I'll PM you pics of my 8lb, 4oz newborn wearing them.<br><br>
Personally, I think I'd probably just plan on smalls. See if you could sell some of your xs to buy 2-3 used newborn covers and be done with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the replies and pics. I'm going to plan on keeping everything I have for now, and maybe buy a few Kissaluvs/newborn covers later on if I have some extra money. I need to learn to stop second-guessing myself on what the stash should be; I waste a lot of money and time that way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I actually had a few diapers that also came right to or covered the umbilical stump and honestly I didn't worry about it all that much. If they were too low he peed right out the top and all over the stump anyway and you can only point down with it working so much because those silly little baby erections reposition anyway! We didn't put anything on our stump and actually I think Rory's healed faster than any of the other kids had. we also found that even if the diaper didn't cover the stump then the soaker usually did and if it didn't diaper was sticking out and touching something that would get wet.<br><br>
There are pictures in the newborn stash link in my siggy that show various diapers in use on a newborn as well.
 
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