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Please advise:

I've read through most of the diapering threads, looked at lots of web sites, and even read lots of reviews on specific brands. Still confused.

Maybe part of the problem is ..I don't want to "waste" money on a sampler pack for diapers that I won't use, but can resell, because the latter possibly may not happen (already two closets full of stuff designated for Ebay...for the past year).

For those using CD, what are your fav brands?
What's your vote for: Bummis, kissaluvs, happy heiney's, fuzzibunz, proraps?!!

If this helps any, both DH and I were "small" babies, but now I'm 5'5" and DH 6'.

I could just randomly pick a list of newborn diapers from the dream stash thread...
 

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My favorite cover is the Bummi's wrap.
My favorite diaper to put inside is just a flat or a prefold. Most versatile for size of baby, therefore cheaper. Can be multitasked with, burp cloth, nose wipes, thrown on a dirty bathroom floor in a pinch as a change mat, even used as a little blanket on occasion. Also they dry faster.

It is overwhelming. My advice is keep it simple! Every time I've gone for "extra" I've been disappointed.

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First of all, get that cupboard up on ebay- use the paypal to buy nappies. That way, if they don't work for you it's not like spending real money

I reckon a couple of dozen prefolds, two proraps, two bummi wraps, two motherease rikkis (my personal favourites) would start you off- and that way, you'll know what wraps you like and can buy just them for your second-size wraps. Maybe a pocket for night-time- they're new since I last CD'd, so haven't tried them. You could probably get away with 15 prefolds and 3-4 wraps if you use a sposie at night and wash every day or so, but more is always more.
 

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Originally Posted by Czen:)
My favorite diaper to put inside is just a flat or a prefold. Most versatile for size of baby, therefore cheaper. Can be multitasked with, burp cloth, nose wipes, thrown on a dirty bathroom floor in a pinch as a change mat, even used as a little blanket on occasion. Also they dry faster.
I totally agree. When my babe was a newborn I had prefolds scattered all over the house and used them as all those things Czen listed, and more -- "napkin" comes to mind. For me, that is.


I've got some fitteds I love, too, though, and I'm a big fan of pocket dipes as well. I think what works for one person and his/her baby is SO subjective, however -- the fit and the closures, the material and the absorbency, even the designs -- all these things factor in and make it impossible to really judge a diaper before it's on the baby's butt, kwim? I tried a particular kind of diaper that everyone on MDC raves about, and I hated it...just didn't work for our little one. You just gotta see for yourself. I personally loved the sampler pack we got, because we used all the diapers in it while they fit, but it gave us a good idea of what to steer clear of, and what to get more of. Really helped me narrow down my preferences. The TP here is also great for that -- you can get used dipes for cheap, try 'em out, and if they don't work, put 'em right back up and get them to a good home.

I know that's probably not what you wanted to hear. I'm sorry. But the stash collecting can be fun, and it's a work in progress for many people, even though it does seem overwhelming at first. Whatever you decide to go with, kudos on the decision to cloth diaper! I hope you love it as much as I do.


Best,
~Nick
 

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I would go to the diapering board and ask your question there. Those very knowledgeable ladies will help you!!

For simple and effective, I'd say 3 dozen infant prefolds and some bummis wraps. Cheap and eash. I like to shop from www.naturalbabies.com for that stuff, and I do beilive she has a pack with prefolds and covers.
 

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I just really feel that unless you are going the prefold/wrap route, you HAVE to get a sample pack. EVERY baby is different, every mom is different... we all love and hate different things and you really need to KNOW.
 
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