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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I am feeling overwhelmed with CD. I have a toddler and we starting using mother ease AIO's when she was about 1 yo. I am having my 2nd dc in april and I am so confused with all the CD choices. I dont want to use AIOs at first- big waste of money when baby grows out right? I am confused by all the choices, prefolds, fitted etc. ALl the different fabrics are confusing too. What diaper covers are best for newborns--hopefully something soft. I need to be economical esp since baby will grow out of newborn dipes soon. <i>Is there a book I can read or a website that I can study</i>???? Please help... any suggestions will be appreciated very much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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There are a ton of threads about diapering a newborn in just the last couple of pages. It might help to read those.
 

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I think prefolds and inexpensive covers are THE way to go for nb's. They outgrow them so fast. I love the thinner 2 x 5 x 2 regulars from clothdiaper.com because they are so soft and easy to fold down for nb's and then you can still use as they grow older (eliminating the need for newborn AND infant dipes). They are also VERY affordable at $9.99 a dozen. My fav. cover for my nb DD was a simple velcro one (the dappi cover). Cheap and so soft. DD is 8 mos now and I still use the same prefolds and larger covers during the day saving my pockets for naps/night time and travelling.<br><br>
There's nothing easier than prefolds and a cover!<br><br>
take a deep breath and enjoy!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think prefolds and inexpensive covers are THE way to go for nb's. They outgrow them so fast. I love the thinner 2 x 5 x 2 regulars from clothdiaper.com because they are so soft and easy to fold down for nb's and then you can still use as they grow older (eliminating the need for newborn AND infant dipes). They are also VERY affordable at $9.99 a dozen. My fav. cover for my nb DD was a simple velcro one (the dappi cover). Cheap and so soft. DD is 8 mos now and I still use the same prefolds and larger covers during the day saving my pockets for naps/night time and travelling.<br><br>
There's nothing easier than prefolds and a cover!<br><br>
take a deep breath and enjoy!!</div>
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Thanks for the advice. I have been reading here on MDC and I know there is a wealth of info but I just dont know where to start. There are so many choices, I feel very overwhelmed. I wish there was a book "cloth diapering for dummies" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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you may want to hop over to <a href="http://www.diaperswappers.com" target="_blank">www.diaperswappers.com</a> tons of info there!<br>
I am getting ready to cloth dipe a newborn for the first time as well (we started with our son when he was 1 as well!), Anyway, I was very overwhelmed as well. Personally I didn't want to deal with prefolds and snappis or pins so we are going with sized fitteds. Through many of the newborn threads at ds I have found the ones that seem to last longer in the size department and had found some super yummy dipes at great prices!<br>
As far as covers I have an assortment as I am not sure what my favorites will be- I think I will like wool the best though... we shall see! Hope to see you at DS!
 

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There actually *is* a book. It's available several places. Here's one.<br><br><a href="http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=67380&vid=436" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=67380&vid=436</a><br><br>
Really, you can't go wrong with prefolds. I'm going to get two dozen prefolds and about a dozen various fitteds. I've got two loveybums wool covers and I'm planning on getting a lana and maybe a firefly.
 

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I love <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/prefolds.htm" target="_blank">GreenMountainDiapers</a> Tons of great information on that site and pictures of everything. I will be using their orange-edge newborn prefolds in NB Bummis. When he outgrows those we'll move up to infant prefolds and small bummis covers. Super easy and not difficult to take care of.<br><br>
If you like Mother-ease you could always go with the XS Sandy's and XS ME Air Flow covers then move up to Small Sandy's. Keep it simple momma <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Wow, thanks ladies. I will be ordering the book. I really like the green mountain diapers website. I'm thinking prefolds are the way to go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks">
 

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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDiaper-Changes-3rd-Complete-Diapering%2Fdp%2F1590770226%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1170964189%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F002-3882695-6672861%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Diaper-Changes...e=UTF8&s=books</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">or a website that I can study?</div>
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<a href="http://home.comcast.net/~clothdiapering/index.html" target="_blank">http://home.comcast.net/~clothdiapering/index.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDiaper-Changes-3rd-Complete-Diapering%2Fdp%2F1590770226%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1170964189%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F002-3882695-6672861%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Diaper-Changes...e=UTF8&s=books</a><br><br><a href="http://home.comcast.net/~clothdiapering/index.html" target="_blank">http://home.comcast.net/~clothdiapering/index.html</a></div>
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What an awesome website!! Thanks so much... just what I was looking for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow, thanks ladies. I will be ordering the book. I really like the green mountain diapers website. I'm thinking prefolds are the way to go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks"></div>
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For the newborn stage, prefolds are definitely the way to go. Imse Vimse covers are very soft, as are the bummi's. For economics I also liked the diaperwraps and prowrap. I don't know if anyone posted these websites, but here is some more info,<br><a href="http://www.diaperpin.com" target="_blank">http://www.diaperpin.com</a><br><a href="http://www.diaperjungle.com" target="_blank">http://www.diaperjungle.com</a><br>
good luck!! hth!
 

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You could also buy one-sized diapers for the baby and they will last the entire diapering years. I love aplix Haute pockets from <a href="http://www.mtdiaperstore.com" target="_blank">www.mtdiaperstore.com</a> and I have heard great things about the BG 2.0 pockets at <a href="http://www.cottonbabies.com" target="_blank">www.cottonbabies.com</a> . The reason I love PUL pockets for newborns - PTing is that they don't need a cover so they are quick change and super easy for daddys and babysitters, and you can stuff them with as much soaker material as you need. Plus the soakers come out for fast easy wash and fast dry. My pockets and microfiber inserts dry twice as fast as my PFs.
 
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