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Here's the deal. We're new to cd'ing...baby #1 is due in Sept. I've gotten a goodish size stash of dipes so far, but only 1 newborn (a new RB I purchased today on TP).<br><br>
I do have 26 sm fitteds (all used) consisting of:<br>
*2 Nanipoos -- honestly, these MAY be nwb...they are *so* tiny, but the seller said they were smalls...<br>
*22 WAHM<br>
*1 Country Comfort<br>
*1 Granny's Ark -- although this one came today & is hard through the crotch, so not sure how it will actually work...<br><br>
Also, there's 24 infant size cpf.<br><br>
I have NO newborn covers, but 2 sm stacinators, 2 sm aristocrats, 5 sm bummis pull on, 4 sm proraps (velcro), 2 sm nikky, & 1 sm abby's cozy fleece.<br><br>
I'm skeptical if the cpf will work for us, especially with my DH who doesn't seem real hot on using them. He's gravitating towards the fitteds already! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
My biggest concern is that despite all these great dipes they just won't fit a newborn right. Some of them just look so darn big! I absolutly do not want to have to resort to using sposies until he/she grows into the smalls.<br><br>
If it helps any, my hubby & I were both average size babies and so far the baby is measuring in the average range according to our ultrasounds (I'm 26 weeks.)<br><br>
TIA for any & all thoughts!<br><br>
Holly<br>
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If you don't mind bulk, they may fit. But newborns have such skinny little chicken legs that it may cause huge gaping holes and leaks. If you don't want to buy lots of newborn dipes, you could always buy premmie PFs until your baby fits the small stash.
 

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My son was 7lb 4 oz and all the small diapers I had bought were WAYYYY to big on him. I was so happy that I had my newborn fitteds. He is 10lbs 6 oz and 1 month old now and just starting to fit into his smalls. For my next baby I will use more newborn dipes.
 

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Get some newborn diapers and covers!!!! I thought I could bypass them too but ended up buying some Kissaluvs to add to the few newborn fitteds I already had. Its so worth it and I know I can re-sell them. Watch the trading post for newborn stuff - you can get a good deal.<br><br>
DS was born 8 lbs 3 oz... May 29th. The Kissaluvs are on the second to last setting. It was nice to have the umbilical cord notch on the dipes and covers too.<br><br>
I have a small stash compared to others but it is enough: 24 infant prefolds and about 10 newborn fitteds. About 5 newborn PUL covers and 2 wool covers from Tootsweet and Sugarpeas (those are smalls, actually).<br><br>
I love my infant cpfs though too - snappied. I think they are really bulky tri-folded. They look so cute snappied!!
 

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I liked sugarpeas size 1 on my newborn Chloe weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces at birth and the sugarpeas fit her great no leaks at all. Iam still using them. and she is almost 12 pounds.<br><br>
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My ds will be 5 months the 16th and we're finally finished with the newborn stash. I really got good wear out of them. I loved my biobottoms covers and I'm very sad to say I'm ready to sell my NB cuddlebuns. I think I may keep my newborn CPFs to use as stuffers for future pocket dipes. He weighed 7 pounds at birth and everything small was toooooo big on him. He stayed in the biobottoms covers until he was about 12 pounds. For us it was worth it to have some NB dipes.
 

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I say go for some more n/b fitteds.<br><br>
Even if in them for a very short time, with all the diaper changes you'll be doing they will be worth their weight to you in gold.<br><br>
And the best part is...you can resell them when you are done!
 

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I think, personally, that newborn size diapers are wonderful for a baby weighing anywhere from 5 or 6 to about 8 lbs at birth.<br><br>
Simone was 8 lbs. 10 oz, and Garrett was 8 lbs. 7 oz., and we never used anything smaller than a standard 'small'. Of course, with Garrett (way back when), there were just prefolds, so we did use the infant size.<br><br>
Simone grew very fast, and was always a 'chunkified' baby, so the smalls worked fine, although slightly large but still manageable, right from the start.
 

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From what I've gathered by reading all the posts here, it's a very good idea. I'm getting in a newborn stock of 30 fitteds. I'll upgrade to smalls when needed. I think considering bf poos it's a good idea to have a snug fitting nappy. Particularly for those first few weeks when you're feeling overloaded as it is.<br><br>
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My guy was a Peanut at 6.1 then down to 5.13 when we brought him home. I could NOT have used smalls. The newborn covers fit much better. I could make a small Bummis fit in the waist, but the legs were too big and the crotch was at his knees. I used preemie pfs for about the first 3 weeks.<br><br>
At 8 weeks and 10.7 lbs he's outgrown the nb covers in rise length and preemie pfs, but everything else still fits, KLs, xs FBs, infant pfs. He's in small covers- all at the smallest setting.<br><br>
I don't think you have to spend a lot on nb dipes, but a few will make diapering a lot nicer in the beginning.
 
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