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Ok, I admit it, I didn't CD my other 2 boys at night (silly reasons), but now I'm so excited to do it with my next baby due in Sept!! I really want to use wool at night, I've loved the Aristocrat for my sons. But, will a small aristocrat fit a newborn baby? I also have a Small (not newborn) Bumpy wool cover from a friend - but I've heard those run a little big.<br><br>
My boys were both 8#9oz and chunked up VERY quickly!! (this baby could be a lot bigger??) Since wool is more expensive than other covers, I don't want to spend a lot on a tiny wool cover that's only going to fit my baby for 2 or 3 weeks! Should I just go with the 'crat or what are your other affordable wool recommendations (or other breathable system) for those first few weeks?<br><br>
Thanks so much!!
 

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There are MANY options for newborn night time covers.<br><br>
That said, if you like the Crat, stick with it. Sometimes on the TP you'll see a felted small crat that's newborn size (you know if you felt them,they'll become more waterproof and tinier, right?).
 

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oh, you're too new for the Trading Post (TP) but Ebay or kittybids or whamsomething would be a good place to look for used. Thrifty moms choose used for newborn/smallsizes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Yeah, the small Aristocrats are definitely too big for a newborn, even a big newborn. I bought two off ebay and ran one through the wash and dryer and it shrunk enough to be used once he got to about 10 pounds (I mean you could use it, but their skinny newborn legs are still too small for the leg openings to catch any leaks.<br><br>
Stacinators smalls are too big as well from my experience.<br><br>
You might want to see if you can find a WAHM who will make a newborn size wool cover for you. There are lots of them around ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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You know, I've actually been contemplating this same thing, and I think I've decided to go with the XS Lana cover. I know it "says" preemie....but I figure it's worth it to have stuff that fits - and HEY! If you buy one, I'll buy it from you after you're done with it! (MY nb isn't due until xmas!) Anyhow, it's not cheap brand new, but just think how much you'll get back from it after it's only been worn a couple weeks!<br><br>
Just a thought......
 

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DS2 was 10lbs + and I loved the fuzeasy, it fit him from the beginning and at 5months it still fits him (barely though). I had wanted to do all fitteds and wool too, but ds seemed to have a little reaction to wool. Everytime I put it on him he'd get a rash on his thighs and belly. Once he got to 2.5 months it stopped and he can wear wool now. So I'd have some PUL covers on hand just in case cause I didn't and I was scrambling for some.
 

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I did not like the Atristocrat on a newborn. It was too hard to get their legs in it. I'd go with a wrap wool cover in that tiny stage,
 

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I have a baby due in Spetmeber too and I am knitting soakers using the fern and faerie pattern. This WAHM makes F&F newborn soakers for $20:<br><a href="http://www.bohemianmama.com/soakers.html" target="_blank">http://www.bohemianmama.com/soakers.html</a><br><br>
A friend of mine with a baby due in June is making little teeny butt sweaters with sweaters she is buying at a thrift store where they sell clothing by the pound.<br><a href="http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html" target="_blank">http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html</a><br><a href="http://www.diaperfabric.com/store/WsAncillary.asp?ID=3" target="_blank">http://www.diaperfabric.com/store/WsAncillary.asp?ID=3</a><br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/biz/mothershelpinghands/mypatt.html" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/biz/mothers...ds/mypatt.html</a><br><a href="http://www.babyluv.net/store/" target="_blank">http://www.babyluv.net/store/</a><br><a href="http://www.kidcentrix.com/brandon/sweaterpants.html" target="_blank">http://www.kidcentrix.com/brandon/sweaterpants.html</a><br><a href="http://fernandfaerie.com/patternsale.html" target="_blank">http://fernandfaerie.com/patternsale.html</a><br><br>
I love aristocrats too! They fit such a wide range of sizes, so the baby can wear them a long time. Plus they are such workhorse covers--very reliable and durable.
 

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Did you see this poster in another thread said she used a shrunken stacinator wool cover on her newborn?<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=3186225#post3186225" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...25#post3186225</a>
 

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thanks for all your advice mamas!! I'll look into your suggestions. Thanks... my first post<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and lots of great responses!
 

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So -- which wool wraps would you all recommend then -- for a newborn, that would hopefully fit a bit longer than a few weeks?
 

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XS easy wool covers from <a href="http://www.fireflydiapers.com" target="_blank">www.fireflydiapers.com</a> are pretty teeny.
 
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