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Which starter set for a new newbie?

  • 24 ubcpfs with 6 BSWW

    Votes: 19 26.4%
  • 24 Kissaluvs with 4 Dappi pull-ons

    Votes: 13 18.1%
  • 24 MEOS with 4 ME AF

    Votes: 12 16.7%
  • 12 FBs with JB inserts

    Votes: 20 27.8%
  • 24 Bumkins AIOs with 24 fleece-topped hemp doublers

    Votes: 8 11.1%
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This is just hypothetical, as my own hopefully-someday wish list has already reached the apex of perfection, and I don't know anyone who's starting out--yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
If you HAD to recommend one of the following starter sets for a newbie, which would you recommend?
 

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the fuzzi bunz - they are real workhorses, and I think a newbie would like the appeal of pockets. The meos are a close second, but I've never used the me af cover.
 

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I voted for the Kissaluvs but that is only if the newbie is starting cding with a newborn. If the newbie is starting with an older child I'd probably go with the Fuzzi Bunz. <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 suppose, too, that it matters if the mom is or is not a tightwad like the OP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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We are just starting out with our cd collection--haven't actually bought any yet (they have all been given to us--used). This is a tough question for me. We love our ME dipes, they are great for not leaking, but they make DS look like a pear. The kissluvs 0 are trim, but don't hold as much as the ME. We really like the IPFs, but they aren't as convenient in the middle of the night or when we are out and about--we also have found that we need more covers with the IPFs because we don't pin and the pooh just isn't contained. We unfortunately haven't tried FB yet--hopefully soon!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I voted for prefolds because they are so versatile, but I would do a combination of those 4 if I had a choice.</div>
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Is there a specific combination? I'm interested to hear.
 

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I voted for the FBs. they are what got me hooked. I've branched out now but if i'd had to start with anything much more complicated I don't think I would have kept going. And if $$ is an issue (when isn't it? LOL) then I always recommend eBay. I think it's easiest for a newbie and there is so much there all in one place!<br><br>
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I have to go with the good old prefolds. You can never go wrong there. Easy to use, easy to wash and easy to put on if you just tri-fold or use a Snappi.
 

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Well, I like the idea of breathability in a cover on newborn, but wool with breastfed poo would be scary...so I did MEOS with airflow covers. Containment for poo (compared to my experience with prefolds, anyway), yet the one size could be used longer, saving money. Maybe the prefolds, though, for older baby--but I still would want breathability so I'd try to get a breathable cover (wool even)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is there a specific combination? I'm interested to hear.</div>
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I agree with the pp who said depends on how old the baby is. For a newborn Kissaluvs for an older baby FBs. But ideally I'd go with a combination. Especially if you are frugal. Get prefolds as your main stash and then get Kissaluvs or FBs for your nighttime, out of the house, too wiggly baby times. Also if you have all FBs you can't go coverless if needed, due to rash or something, so it's nice to be able to go coverless sometimes, either in fitteds or prefolds.
 

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I didn't vote because I would go IPFs with wool covers.<br><br>
I would really stick to natural fibers because so many babies are sensitive to synthetics. We had major rash problems until we switched to wool in the newborn days.<br><br>
And I prefer the Indian prefolds to the Chinese prefolds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also if you have all FBs you can't go coverless if needed, due to rash or something.</div>
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That, along with cost, is the main reason I'm not considering going all FBs with my own future child.
 

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I voted for the Bumkins because for a newbie we wouldn't want to scare them away with PFs, covers or snaps! LOL Something similar to a sposie would be a great starter. IMO
 

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12 SOLID Fuzzibunz with 12 JB inserts.<br><br>
OR 12 SOLID Happy Heiny's with 12 JB inserts if a smaller non-ripping-off-velcro baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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FBs are what sold me on CDing.....the rest "looked" hard but FBs seemed very easy....I really like fitteds and covers now, or CPFs with Bummis, but half my stash is FBs and HHs....DH LOVES them the most and thats what allows me to stay in the buying mode. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think for a newbie, the ease factor is key....then they can see how easy it can be and start venturing out into the other systems.
 

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Bumping this to see if I can get some more opinions.<br><br>
I now have an average of 1 post per day, which is interesting since I joined in May of 2002 but hardly ever posted until I hit the diapering obsession six months ago....
 

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We ARE talking total CD newbie here right? I voted for FB for ease of use ... once upon a time I was a total newbie and I started out with prefolds and covers ... and while they are the diapers I will be starting out with for this coming baby ... I certainly found them frustrating and hard to use when I first started out. For a total newbie I think something REALLY easy to use is super important to get them hooked and keep them cd'ing ... once they've gotten used to cloth then they can start experimenting with all the other fun stuff out there (like flats and PF's ... that require a little steeper learning curve to master).
 

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I voted PFs and wraps just because it's one size fits most. But, I think for the pure beauty of it, I'd tell them OC PFs are really really really nice! Also, finding just the right brand of wrap to fit your babe is important. Bummis fit my kids well. But, ProRaps or Bumkins fits others better.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> Wishing you your <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> this year!!!
 

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Awww, thanks, Spark. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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