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OK, you CD-ing mamas, tell me what you think of the CD stash I'm about to purchase. A little bit of a lot of things so I can experiment with what I like best:<br><br>
6 preemie CPFs, 2x6x2<br>
10 infant CPFs, 4x6x4<br>
12 infant CPFs, 4x8x4<br>
2 Kissaluvs size 0<br>
4 prorap covers, velcro, newborn<br>
4 prorap AIOs, velcro, newborn<br>
2 Bummis siwws, size sm<br>
2 "Dappi-like" nylon covers, newborn (from Babies R Us)<br>
3 Snappis<br>
3 pairs pins<br><br>
This adds up to:<br>
32 CPFs<br>
6 non-CPF diapers (Kissaluvs & AIOs)<br>
8 covers (4 proraps, 2 nylon covers, 2 Bummis that will probably be too big for newborn) plus 4 AIOs.<br><br>
Do you think that should cover me for my first few weeks/months? I am measuring about on size or even a little small, so we are not anticipating a huge baby unless I deliver really late! I am trying to keep costs under control so am sticking with inexpensive, plain white options for the time being. I am anxious to make these orders so please let me know what you think... and thank you!<br><br>
Robin<br>
first baby EDD 10/17/03 -- one month from tomorrow, yikes!
 

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Hi!<br>
I have a 4 week old, she was 7 lbs at birth.<br>
Here is what I have and suggestions:<br><br>
fitted/aio:<br>
5 Kissaluvs size 0<br>
1 liz's cloth size 1<br>
1 prowrap aio<br><br>
comments: I wash every day because I like these the best. I use them at night and on outings only because they are EASY!! I do not mind washing every day so it has worked out. They hold poop the best. The only draw back is that my baby is a heavy wetter and these get soaked fast.<br><br>
I ahve 1 fuzzi bunz. I just started using it at night because of the wetting.<br>
I have about 32 unbl cpfs and use these with snappis during the day. i have some preemie size that i never used! the infant size worked well folded the opposite way in the first 2 weeks.<br><br>
i only have 5 covers and wish i had more.<br><br>
so you look good!<br><br>
one piece of advice- we cut up an old t shirt and used that as disposable liners for the meconium and that worked well. we also put almond oil-Not essential oil- on her bum so it was easy to wipe off.<br><br><br>
Good luck- feel free to email me if you want more info.. i know what its like to be inyour shoes
 

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Sounds great to me. Though I'd be tempted to add 2 nb covers to the stash - perhaps 2 nb bummi sww's.<br><br>
Congrats with only 1 month to go!<br><br>
M<br><br>
edited to answer post below:<br><br>
Yes 2 more covers - wrap wise. Bummi's tend to fit a larger size range since they have crossover tabs - that's why I suggested those. I tend to have more wraps then needed - just in case!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Mirriah</i><br><b>Sounds great to me. Though I'd be tempted to add 2 nb covers to the stash - perhaps 2 nb bummi sww's.<br><br>
Congrats with only 1 month to go!<br><br>
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She already has 6 nb covers... are you saying it'd be better to have 8? I was planning to start with 6 myself...
 

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I would recommend getting more 4x8x4 cpfs. You could either skip the preemie cpfs or the 4x6x4 ones. I only suggest this because you'll probably want the extra absorbancy by week 2...or, at least I know I did. DS was 6 lbs 12 oz when he was born and we were using the 4x8x4's folded the wrong way by week 2.<br>
I think 32 cpfs is a good # to have. I had 30 that I used along with 12 kissaluvs, and I washed every two and a half days. DS poos all the time, though, so I'm sure a lot of moms get by with less.<br>
I think your stash looks like a good starter stash. Have fun! I know I've had a blast cd'ing for the past 2 months.
 

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You saw my other post to you, I'm assuming. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Many of the people I know who've CD'd newborns really liked fitteds in terms of how well they hold in the runny BF poop.
 

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Thanks for the advice, everyone... and you're probably right about the fitteds, Sharon, but I guess I'm afraid to become too dependent on pricey Kissaluvs (or other fitteds) early on since the baby may grow out of them quickly. Maybe I'll add on a few more, though. I am hoping that CPFs will do the trick for us but wanted to have a few fitteds on hand just in case.<br><br>
The proraps AIOs I found used and at a good price, which is why I decided to try them out.<br><br>
Do you think I will want to be Snappi-ing or (unlikely, I guess) pinning the CPFs from the beginning? Not sure I trust myself (or husband) to be very good at just folding, at least at first.<br><br>
I should be practicing all of this on a doll right now!<br><br>
Robin<br>
EDD 10/17/03
 

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We had a diaper service in the beginning so we only had prefolds. I would definitely keep the premie prefolds, and even get more....the infant ones were so huge on DS, and he was 8lbs 2oz and 21.25 inches long at birth. They were just so bulky we wound up using disposables for about 3 weeks. Next time I will get premies, they are only like $1 apiece anyway. You can use them on your next baby or make them cleaning rags when you are done.<br><br>
I had no idea what the snappi was for even though the diaper service provided us with one LOL. When I had some idea I couldn't do it right. We just laid the diapers in a wrap (proraps and bumpy's). I would do the newspaper fold basically and lay it on the wrap then fasten the wrap. This worked very well. Except, of course, every time DS pooed it was all over the cover, so we had plenty of covers. The snappi can be tricky at first (at least it was for us LOL I put it away and just figured it out a few months ago) and it is kind of big on a skinny newborn. Laying it in a wrap will work just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Gotta ask, do you think there is any chance your poop leaking had to do with using premie diapers and not so much with going un-snappied? The premie dipes aren't as absorbant as the infant dipes... Did you have as much of a problem once he was in infant dipes?<br><br>
I was planning on using infant prefolds and pins at first, several people have told me infant diapes will be just fine. In fact, I have been told and have read that you could get away with using premiums from birth - but they'll be REALLY bulky. Seems if that is a doable solution, the slight bulkiness of the infant dipe should be just fine.<br><br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by truebluexf</i><br><b>We had a diaper service in the beginning so we only had prefolds. I would definitely keep the premie prefolds, and even get more....the infant ones were so huge on DS, and he was 8lbs 2oz and 21.25 inches long at birth. They were just so bulky we wound up using disposables for about 3 weeks. Next time I will get premies, they are only like $1 apiece anyway. You can use them on your next baby or make them cleaning rags when you are done.<br><br>
I had no idea what the snappi was for even though the diaper service provided us with one LOL. When I had some idea I couldn't do it right. We just laid the diapers in a wrap (proraps and bumpy's). I would do the newspaper fold basically and lay it on the wrap then fasten the wrap. This worked very well. Except, of course, every time DS pooed it was all over the cover, so we had plenty of covers. The snappi can be tricky at first (at least it was for us LOL I put it away and just figured it out a few months ago) and it is kind of big on a skinny newborn. Laying it in a wrap will work just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></b></td>
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I would also say to skip the premie cpfs and get either more infant or some medium. If you use bummi originals you don't need to pin, but you might get poop on the cover. I also really like the bummis with a newborn b/c the velcro allows for such a good size adjustment. Bumpys are also very versatile with size b/c it has a huge thing of velcro.
 

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Actually, we only had infant cpf's, the poop leaks were because I didn't snappi them...and they didn't leak out of the diaper, just into the cover. I had leaks constantly with sposies, cd was the best thing for us ever!!! I actually have never used premie cpfs, just decided I want some next time because there is no way I would make my poor newborn where infant size, IMHO.<br><br>
ETA We used newborn covers forever...I guess I liked the trimer fit. I think he was in proraps newborns til close to 12 lbs....Bumpy premie til 10, then Bumpy newborn for a long time too. And he was over 100% percentile for height since he was born.
 

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D'oh, I stand (or sit) corrected... You didn't say you used the premie dipes, did you?<br><br>
Maybe I will pick up a dozen or so just to have on hand. We can always use them for doublers or something later, right?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by truebluexf</i><br><b>Actually, we only had infant cpf's, the poop leaks were because I didn't snappi them...and they didn't leak out of the diaper, just into the cover. I had leaks constantly with sposies, cd was the best thing for us ever!!! I actually have never used premie cpfs, just decided I want some next time because there is no way I would make my poor newborn where infant size, IMHO.</b></td>
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Ok, I had the premium INFANT cpfs for Caden when he was a newborn and they were WAY too bulky. So I got some premie ones to use instead. Those were nice in size measurement-wise, but WAY too unabsorbant!! Because of this experience, I now highly recommend finding the happy medium and going with the REGULAR INFANT cpfs. Trueblue, did you have the regular or premium infant cpfs? The regular have green stitching and are not nearly so bulky.
 

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No way Jose! I suppose that someone with a really huge baby could get away with using the regular size premium cpfs, but they are ridiculously huge and bulky for the average newborn! I found the premium infant size ones too bulky, say nothing about a regular premium.
 

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Huh? Premium infant size? I thought premium WAS a size, and was for babies over 15 pounds or so... I thought infant sizes were for bith to 15 pounds?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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My bad... I'm confusing you... Many sites uses "premium" to refer to both the infant and regular that are 4x8x4 ply. Some sites don't do this, they just diferentiate by ply and reserve the name "preium" for the regular size 4x8x4 ones, so this can be extremely confusing for someone who hasn't trained their eye to seek out the word "infant" and the number of plys when purchasing. So on some sites, there is a regular "infant" (4x6x4 ply) and a "premium infant" (4x8x4 ply). The same for regular size. There is, however, only 2x6x2 ply in the premie and 4x8x4 only in the Toddler size.<br>
When you said you've heard some can start out in the premiums, I knew you meant the regular size 4x8x4 ply, and those truly should be reserved for well over 15 lbs. Caden is 20 lbs and I'm just now starting to use them on him, as they were way too bulky before. But, he is a long, thin baby. A chubster at 20 may seem less bulked up in them. ?
 

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Yikes, you dont even want to know what I have for my baby due in March!<br><br>
I have 26 kissaluvs! But I got a good deal on them, thats my excuse! PLus the other misc diapers I have acquired, and I still plan to get some more prefolds.<br><br>
I still use the infant size prefolds on my 19 month old. I just trifold them and lay them in a bummis wrap. This gives us a nice trim diaper that can fit under almost any outfit. I just add some hemp doublers to that for more absorbancy.<br><br>
I have heard some moms say they have changed a newborn up to 20 times a day! Wow, so you might want to consider that. I might get another dozen prefolds, just in case. And a couple more covers. Because you dont want to run out in the first couple weeks.<br><br>
Thats why I figure it cant hurt to have lots of diapers, I have other kids, and it will proabably be a little hectic after the birth and I'd rather have too many that not enough.
 

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We had regular infant cpf's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I just felt like DS had to sit in a split with them on LOL. I guess I never thought about the premies not being very absorbant...we'll see I guess. I'm still going to get some to try, worst case I have some nice cleaning rags when I'm done. Newborns have to be changed so often anyway....were they really that unabsorbant? I'll probably wind up making some newborn cuddlebuns and getting some kissaluvs 0's too anyway. It's just nice to have lots of back up dipes in the beginning!
 

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Yes, but they are nice and trim. You can get about one pee out of them. And newborns pee constantly, as you know. lol Because they pee constantly, I don't usually change after just one pee. I try to get through an hour, unless they have pooped.<br>
They are defenitely worth having for the very small newborn, for the first few weeks, though. I know what you mean about it being so wide through the crotch. The 8 ply ones I had.... well... I oughta post a picture of Caden in it as a newborn. A picture's worth a thousand words. LOL BUT, if you use the bikini twist on those regulars, it shouldn't be so bad.
 

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Make sure the website has a good return policy for those preemie cpfs. I was planning on using disposibles for a couple weeks with my baby and going to infant cpfs from there. I'm now returning my <i>newborn</i> proraps 'cause my son was TEN POUNDS EIGHT OUNCES. Sorry for yelling, but this is my first born (c-section after 30 hours), and I am 5'4 with an average build. There is no precedent for this size in my husband's family or mine, so we were quite surprised!<br><br>
--Stephanie
 
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