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My husband wants to use disposibles for our babe for the first few days of her life because of the meconium. I, on the other hand, am really looking forward to putting her in the soft Kissaluv 0s, but don't want to stain them.<br><br>
What did you do when you had a newborn?
 

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well, we used sposies since our stash of all FB for our newborn didn't fit well.<br><br>
but, had i had kissaluv's i would have just used some homemade fleece liners and lined the diaper with those. if they get stained, they are super cheap so not too much loss throwing them away.
 

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We used sposies here for almost the first week- TORTURE!!! I SO wanted to put cloth on him- but didn't want to deal w/ that NASTY poop!
 

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We used sposies with DD and were planning to do so with DS. Then he was born and the midwife mentioned that meconium actually washes out really easily (since it was alllllllll over everything) and it did so we just went to cloth.<br><br>
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I had meconium staining on some of my nb dipes, but that was because I didn't think to use fleece liners! Just go buy yourself a yard of polar fleece (doesn't really matter what kind - JoAnn's might have micro-fleece) and cut it into pieces about 6"x8" or 8"x10"(if you want to use them for longer than the newborn period). No sewing necessary.<br>
Trust me, you'll feel much better about covering that lovely new baby skin if you can do it with cloth! I had a couple sample Huggies that someplace mailed me, and I just couldn't bring myself to use them! Of course, I didn't want to put clothes on him, either.....such lovely soft skin to touch!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We used sposies on DD at first. Let me tell ya... instead of poop all over your precious Kissaluvs, you will have it all over baby's clothes, blankets, and yourself!<br>
It does wash out pretty easily, lots easier than, say, mashed sweet potatoes or carrots <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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We used sposies while in the hospital (there for four days) but have only used cloth since being home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We're just going to get right into cloth here. (Starting with tiny fitteds as well - very similar to Kissaluvs).<br><br>
If you are scared of stains - be scared of breastmilk poopies!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Those things are YEEEEEEEEE-LLOW!!!!! :LOL<br>
I think I *still* have some stains in my old ME Sandy's - despited oxyclean soaking them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
No biggie - that's what diapers are for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We used disposables the first week because the cloth was too big- I really hated the crunch of the plastic and paper dipes on the babies... and as soon as I could get them in cloth- even if it was up to thieir armpits I did. If you have to use disposables the the first week, it works- I didn't like having to do it. Also is hard to tell when they are wet- with cloth I always knew how much they peed.
 

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I had cut some old towels to use as liners during those first few days, but decided not to use them and I had NO stains from meconium in my Kissaluvs. DS was born at home last month and started immediately in Kissaluvs. I loved being able to tell when he was wet and how wet he really was!<br><br>
Best wishes.<br>
Kathy<br>
homebirthing, breastfeeding, clothdiapering mama to<br>
Samuel, 2 yo and Silas, 1 mo
 

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Becca is 6 days old and we used cloth from the start. It was more important to me to use cloth than to worry about staining. The fleece is a great idea. We had no staining from the meconium at all though. Do what works best for you!
 

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The only reason I'm worried about staining is because I want to sell them after she outgrows them. Can I still sell them on ebay if they're stained?
 

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I used size 0 kissaluvs from the start w/ my last baby. I just cut up some microfleece to line the dipes. There wasn't a single stain! In fact the mec came right out of the fleece, as well.<br>
If you are worried about stains and resale, the BFed poop is what''s going to cause the worst stains. Kissaluvs stain really bad(at least for us). Just stick them out in the sunshine for an hour or 2. The stains disappear like magic!<br>
Kissaluvs have great resale value, BTW.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
** A very valuable meconium tip for you...Whenever you change your baby during the mec stage, wipe a little olive oil on his/her clean bum. The mec will come right off at the next change. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Monica<br>
Wish I had known about the olive oil trick for my 2 kids. That meconium stuff takes some scrubbing to get off! I'll have to pass that off to my expectant sister. Thanks!
 

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I'll be faced with the same dilemma in November--we're planning to homebirth and want to use cloth right away. For those of you who used cloth without experiencing meconium staining, what was your wash routine.<br><br>
I need to plan ahead, as dh will likely be doing the diaper wash in the beginning :LOL , and I want to make sure he gets it right!<br><br>
Also, should I seperate my newborn's dipes from my toddler's dipes? Or does it matter?<br><br>
TIA!<br><br>
-Melissa.
 

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I had DD at a hospital and had all my diapers in hand and----oooops no clothes for here- lol! I was crazy for my cloth and I decided nothing would keep me away from them. Dont worry about the Mecon it is not a big deal- first you just throw it in the wash just like normal poopie (well BF poopie that is) maybe that is what he is worried about. It will not stain- and if you get some stains the SUN is a hero. Also if you are BF'ding your milk will most likely come in within days and her/his pooie will change fast- mine was in within 24 hours.<br><br>
Tell him to breath- dont worry and if you really want to make him think- tell him- Do you really want all that nasty yuck on your brand new baby? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono">
 

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For us it was normal- cold rinse then a hot wash then a cold rinse. I cant really remember stains- but if I did have any they went on the line or in the window- I do remember that I bought small wash cloths at walmart and folded them in 3rds and put them in the CPF and then none of my dipes got stains. It was never a big deal- and lets face it- normal poop will stain sometimes too- it is just part of poop!
 

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Well, I'm taking a different route than everyone else: I'm having my first (so haven't tried this before) soon and I'm planning on using the sposies while we are in the hospital (assuming that will be 4 days at most). But, I hate the idea of the chemicals in them, so I made myself some liners to use in the disposibles that I will just throw away after using. I just cut up a couple of old, very soft white cotton t-shirts. I don't know for sure if they'll keep the chemicals away from him, but it seems like they should at least help...<br><br>
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that bf-poop stains MUCH worse than the meconium *ever* will. My ds was born at home in July and we just went straight to cloth. I separate my dd's diapers from my 7 week old's when I wash them. I do a cold rinse, hot wash, cold rinse, extra rinse.
 
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