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I CD'd my DD from 9 months through potty training. She's now 3.5 years old, so it's been a while. I sold my stash after thinking we'd never get pg again.<br><br>
Well, here I am, pregnant... with twins. I figure I better start buying diapers now if I'm to afford them!<br><br>
I know a lot of these are "try them and see" but since I do need to space out my purchases over the next few months and try to have them in advance, I'm hoping for some help on what to buy. I try to look at the different kinds, but it feels so overwhelming. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
A bit about us and our diapering experience/needs:<br><br>
We're only semi-crunchy. I will likely use disposables in some situations and a CD that is similar in style to a disposable is most comfortable for us.<br><br>
We used Mother Ease with covers for a while with DD, but then switched to Wonderoos, which we really liked. I would have gladly bought a hundred more Wonderoos for this time around, but I see that Wonder Works Baby Co. is no more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I am pretty sure that we'd like to continue with a pocket or AIO system, based on our limited knowledge and experience.<br><br>
I've never tried a pre-fold. Not even sure what they are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Twins are usually a little smaller at birth -- are there CDs for tiny babies? Would we be better of with a sized system, or a one-size system like Wonderoos were?<br><br>
Any idea how many diapers we should have for two babies?<br><br>
I'm also totally open to buying gently used to save $$$.<br><br>
I hope that is enough info to help you ladies help me get started... again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thank you!
 

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Kushies makes newborn and even preemie size AI2. I love my Kushies and will definitely be having lots of teeny-tiny diapers for baby #2.<br><br>
Some cloth diapers are one size and can be used as the baby grows. I was skeptical about my one size pocket diaper, but now I'm a convert.<br><br>
Prefolds are great. Even if you never put them on the baby's bum, you can use them as a liner for the changing table, as a burp cloth, or for cleaning up. They look flat, but have three lengthwise panels for easy folding. If you use pocket diapers, then you can stuff them with prefolds.
 

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The Kushies have velcro -- has that been a problem at all, like the velcro wearing out after a while? I also wonder how long it takes for the babe to figure out how easy it is to rip off a velcro diaper... any ideas? <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 have pfs and fitteds in my stash. And while I still really like my pfs, I'm loving the ease of the fitteds. I haven't tried any pockets or aio's, but I don't feel the need to. Whenever we have another baby, the stash will be built on fitteds.<br><br>
I have the Kushies Classic, and like them fine. I don't think they'll last as long as some of the other ones I have, but I'm not sorry I bought them. And I'll probably buy a few more for the next baby. The poly layer makes them similar to an aio (although they'll still wick if really wet) and I like that I don't feel I need to use a cover with them at home during the day. The velcro isn't the best quality, but its fine. And ds figured out how to open them about 22mths. But he's usually wearing pants over, so its never been a problem.
 

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My only problem with velcro has been that it was TOO strong -- after a (very) long time, it started ripping the stiching that was holding the loopy part, so it started to come apart! We are talking like a year of really heavy use, though, and one cover that happened to came all unstiched all over around that time anyway, so I'm not sure if it was the velcro's fault there.<br><br>
DS hasn't shown interest in removing his covers, but he as well is usually in pants, which takes care of that.<br><br>
Good luck with your twins! What exciting news!<br><br>
ps - velcro strength issues were with BSWWs, which are still my very faves short of wool
 
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