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I CD'ed ds since age 5 months (we started with medium FB's) and with this little bean on the way we are planning to begin at the beginning - my question is - what kinds of clothes did you use most or find most convenient for your newborns while cd-ing in the beginning?<br><br>
I think we have lots of onesies and one-piece zippers left from ds but I am not sure how they will fit over pf's/covers and kissaluvs/covers I am thinking lots of t-shirt/pant combinations or gowns (our babe is due Sept 2) but I don't know. Any ideas?
 

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We just used regular clothes. We've never really had a size issue when it comes to clothing. Every once in awhile some pants don't fit but not very often.<br><br>
My babies are bigger when they are orn (over 8 lbs) and then take awhile to grow, no mor than 11-12 lbs at 3 months. They are long and skinnier with really chubby thighs.
 

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I like Carters onsies. They seem to be longer and fit well around the whole diaper. The one-piece zippers are too tight, but I'm not sure if that's just the diaper or a diaper/chubby-baby combination. She's a big girl.
 

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with my older 2, who i also CD'd from birth, we mostly used onesies and 'regular clothes' and it was fine. sometimes you end up needing to go up a size a little earlier to accommodate the fluffy butt - but that also depends on if you have a skinny or a chunky kid. my kids were butter balls, so the added bulk of a CD did require going up a size to accommodate it. but really it's no big deal.<br><br>
having said that, i find that it's more convenient when we're at home anyway, to have baby in just a t-shirt and some babylegs. that way they're kept just as warm, but with easy access to the diaper for removal, and no worries about leakage at the leg and having to change clothes frequently. so since i had gotten rid of most of my older kids' clothes, what i did buy this time around was different - but not because i think 'regular clothes' are such a problem, just find it easier to change (and offer potty opportunities - we EC) when i don't have a million layers of clothes to remove.
 

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t-shirt and babylegs or gown.<br>
I have the most adorable kimono that I just love for over CDs. The bonus there is that it fits for a long time.<br><br>
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I generally keep my NBs in a gown and swaddled in a blanket for the first 8 weeks or so. After that I really didn't have any issues with clothes not fitting over CDs. The only problem I ever have is with jeans, but I can't bear to put jeans on my LOs until they're a year - the denim just seems so stiff on their soft little legs.
 

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I think that the newborn/young infant stage is the easiest to find cloth-diaper friendly clothing for, as most of it is roomy in the rear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Some of my favorites are:<br><br>
Carter's gowns (with the elastic at the bottom)<br>
One piece rompers that snap between the legs.<br>
Footed sleepers or zip-ups such as Hannah Andersson.<br>
Carter's stretchy cotton knit pants with the roll-up cuffs at the ankle, to go with a Onesie, or even easier yet a tee-shirt so there's less to snap up.
 

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Carter's onsies are longer so they go over cloth easier than Gerber's, if you want onsies. We've never had an issue with clothes fitting, though, but I tend to have skinny babies. This one is so small she can wear newborn size footed sleepers over a cloth diaper at 3 months old. 0-3 months is still a bit big on her with the cloth. We use mostly prefolds and PUL covers right now. So it really does depend on the baby.
 

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Thanks for all your suggestions! I do have a boatload of clothes if this is a boy and there are enough girls in my neighborhood to where I could probably get my hands on lots of different girl clothes too. So knowing that your babes fit into normal baby clothes helps to ease my anxiety (and our budget <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) - although I am not opposed to dressing my daughters in blue! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
DS was 9 lbs, 8 oz at birth and has had a long torso in relation to his legs his whole life so I always had issues with having to buy sizes for him that were 6 months or more ahead of his age. I guess I will just wait and see what this little one will need...
 
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