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I'm looking at the Bummis line (Super Whisper Wrap?) and they look fairly bulky. I only have expreience with disposables but I"m set on CDing - are they similar in bulkiness? Or do I have to consider looking at "bigger" clothes for a newborn in order to accomodate for the cloth diaper?
 

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The Bummis diaper covers are not bulky. It's what you put UNDER them that makes them puffy. If you use prefolds you are going to get a big 'ol adorable CD butt. Fitteds, less so. Pockets and some AIO's are going to be more trim. The trimmest I have used are the Fuzzi Bunz. With a hemp liner they fit like a disposable.<br><br>
As far as fitting clothes, most of the organic brands like Under the Nile take bulky diapers into consideration and cut their clothes larger. Brands like Carter's do not, but this likely will only be a problem with onesies at the end of thier size range, or with pants. I do not bother with the NB size pants or tights, I just go right to the 0-3 months or 3-6 months and roll the pant cuffs until they fit in length. I have never had a problem with the one piece outfits.<br><br>
This time I am going to save money by using the prefold dipes until they are bigger than 15 lbs. Instead of getting lots of big pants I am going for long sleeved body suits or t-shirts and a few pairs of baby legs each. It makes diaper changes easier when you have fewer layers to through.
 

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I love my DD's big, ole cloth butt! But yes it has been an ongoing issue for us to find clothes that fit. It really depends on how your child grows though. DD has always been big and chunky. She's over two and still has chubby thighs -- so it's not always the diaper but just how they are shaped too. I can't stand most of the mainstream girl pants because they are cut so tight and narrowly. I usually buy her boys pants because they often have a wider cut. I'd just wait to purchase many "newborn" things until you see how big the new babe is. So far I've only gotten things from rummage sales and consignment stores, and I'm just gonna wait and see what I need when he arrives.<br><br>
Be proud of the big ole' CD butt! <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'm making my own CD, at least that way I can control how padded they are. <a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lisaameans/album?.dir=ac61scd&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3A//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lisaameans/my_photos" target="_blank">Pics of the CD's I've made so far</a> I haven't made any covers yet or bought any, not sure which I'm going to do. I think we'll buy clothes that fit over the cute CD butt, because it is adorable!! <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 think part of it depends on your child's shape and how much bulk you need to contain their pee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've really never had to size up clothes with DS.<br><br>
Prefolds... you can do various different folds, and some are bulkier than others. I find that the bikini twist is really really trim, although I didn't start using it until DS was about 18 months, so by then his poop was solid and I didn't have to deal with bm poop leaks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Prefolds are bulky. I use prefolds and fitteds when they're little babies and switch to pockets by about 6 months. My dd was tiny anyway so she was in 0-3 month clothing at 6 months even though she had the bubble butt.
 

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I didnt figure out CDing and what i wanted until Kai was almost 2 months old. His regular clothes still did fit however his pants did go up in size faster then his shirts. We started him in Happy Heiny medium with a HH insert. This time i had to get smalls since we of course will be starting with a newborn. I have<br><br>
10 fuzzibunz ( super thin) i may put the HH inserts in<br>
4 baby moon AIOs<br>
4Bumkins<br>
several different diaper covers<br>
infant prefolds<br><br>
I think the only thing i dont have are fitted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
In mediums I will use some of his HH again ( though i have to redo the elastic in some), fuzzibunz , baby moon however majority i will use bummi covers with dark blue prefolds.<br><br>
this time im attempting to do more ECing and earlier then when i started with Kai however kai was still out of diapers at 17 months night and day.. day was months earlier then that<br><br>
I definetly liked prefolds better once he was 9-10months and he was out of diapers quick.<br><br>
michele
 

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I used to have my own cloth diaper business (Hannah's Orchard, they were called Apple Blossoms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) for 3yrs and I don't think mine were all that bulky at all. I sold it though but was able to keep a pattern for personal use. I need to make some diapers for baby, but I am thinking of just sticking with prefolds. But then again I like fitted for the beginning for leaks.<br><br>
I found that one piece outfits I needed to size up one size.<br><br>
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The bummis covers are great. What made the diaper so thick was putting in a liner during the day(hey, we were knew to cloth diapers & didn't know a soul that used them other than aunts, my mom & that was like 20+ yrs. ago).<br>
So, anyhow, you don't need to put liners in during the day-only at night. Get some wool covers (at least 2 like Aristocrats for night time).<br>
Get clothing that stretches-I never really used denim. Osh Kosh B'Gosh fits awesome-it's like they make their clothes for cloth diapers-nice & roomy in the behind. I used fitteds & my husband would use the prefolds (I wasn't trying to learn how to use a prefold while learning how to breastfeed too). I started using prefolds after a few months. Stay away from Kissaluvs because they take FOREVER to wash & dry. Also, if you have a front-loading washing machine (It's awesome-you can make sure that the diapers are rinsed really well), make sure that you use HE detergents. They are these fitteds that grow with your baby-I forget what they were called-they are ORGANIC & come with their own liners!
 

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I use bummis and find them to be one of my trimmest covers. I almost always use them with prefolds--infant or premium size since we only have 4 fitteds. I always buy clothes that will stretch to accomodate the cds and usually don't have to size up because of that. I use mainly fleece pants in the winter and they've always stretched nicely over whatever DDs wearing. In the summer/warmer weather we go with a sundress or just a t and diaper/cover.
 

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Oh I forgot to mention that I LOVE Bummis. They are very trim, the trimmest I have owner. Want poofy covers? Get some ME Airflows! LOL They are great but definitely poofy lol<br><br>
I also like Imse Vimse Bumpy covers.<br><br>
Also with clothing, I found that I didn't really have to size up with brands like Gap and the like since they already run bigger anyway.<br><br>
Advantage to sewing your own clothes though... can make them roomier if you need!<br><br>
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I used Bumkins covers and prefolds with E and she always fit into age-appropriate clothes from all the mainstream stores. She was rather long and thin for her age though - so that might have helped. Usually 90th percentile for height and 50-ish for weight.<br><br>
OMG I am so excited for the cloth diaper bum again! I didn't realize that until I read this thread. heehee
 

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You may have an issue with pants. I usually do wool longies (as a diaper cover) & a tee or dress over top. If I really want to use regular pants I size up. Certain brands are better than others. Hanna Andersson wiggle pants are AWESOME for butt room. You can usually find them pretty cheaply on Ebay. If you have a girl- don't bother trying tights...they'll just wick anyway. And won't fit right.<br>
Some dipes are bulkier than others. I think most people find pockets (like Fuzzibunz) to be pretty trim (although I didn't like them) & there are definately lots of trim fitteds out there. Post a Q in Diapering on which are trim options & you'll get lots of recommendations. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Bummis covers are quite trim...but I still like my poofy wool covers the best. As someone said the way clothing fits will depend a lot on your baby's body shape. With my 15 month old I LOVE that he has a fluffy cloth butt because it actually makes his clothes fit better. (He has no butt to speak of!)
 

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That's how it was for DS too! No butt whatsoever! But he had a WAIST on him like you wouldn't believe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I want to add that when I say I don't have to go up a size, that includes JEANS. My DS usually wears jeans during the winter and denim shorts during the summer.
 

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I found the Bummis/Bumkins/Bumpy style wraps to be the trimmest of any cloth diapers. I'd lay in a coutoured prefold and a regular prefold and I could usually fit any normal pants over them. Of course, baby #2 I've never been able to snap/button a pair of pants over any cloth diaper, but I think that's just him being chubby!! If you buy looser elastic waisted pants you definitely shouldn't have a problem with bulk, and there are some brands that make elastic waisted kids jeans.
 
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