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I am thinking that I might want to start buying a cloth diaper stash so I have enough of them by the time baby is here. Anyone else trying to stock up already? Seeing we are not going to find out what baby is before the birth I am finding my options more limited and thinking maybe just get a dozen and buy more after baby is here? That leaves me washing diapers every night though I think. And how long does a baby stay in smalls anyway? LOL
 

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I already started building mine. I read on the diapering forum that 24 is a must, but 36 is best. I have 18 so far. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I also read that newborn sizing lasts two months, but I bet that's very individual depending on the baby.<br>
What kinds of diapers are you getting Kontessa?
 

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I've gone cloth diaper buying crazy. It's all through auctions and classifieds, so I'm getting good deals, but it's still pretty crazy. I think we probably have almost enough, but I'm not at all ready to admit it. Cloth diapers are so fun!
 

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Ive been buying diapers for awhile!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've bought a few infant prefolds and will be getting more, but DD#1 is in one-size diapers (8-35 lbs., although they'd be HUGE on an 8 lb. baby) and I'm hoping she'll potty-learn by the time they will fit the new baby. Hey, I'm an optimist!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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You could just get preemie prefolds for the beginning since they are gender neutral. I nearly have my newborn stash complete. I just stick with yellow, white, natural, green, and some blue. It's not too hard to build a gender neutral cd stash. I'm going to start working on smalls soon. Oh, and you definitely want more than a dozen, but most babies won't stay in the newborn size very long, anywhere from a week or two up to 6-8 weeks. You can find them used pretty easily. And most babies will go through at least a dozen diapers a day in the newborn stage (every time they nurse minimum!) so you'd need more than a dozen even if you wash every day since you need some to put on baby while they are in the wash, kwim.
 

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I've gone crazy! I really tried not to. I have 12 KL0's, 30 prefolds, 7 UDN nb fitteds, 3 hillbilly bunnies, a few random wahm fitteds, 4 wickeez, a BG aio, bg fitteds, OMG! That's a lot! I need some more covers because I only have 4. But I want to wait until I know what kind of baby we are having first.
 

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I pretty much have everything already, just need a few more small covers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Diaper shopping is too fun and too addicting, so I'm trying to stay away.
 

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I've been buying diapers too. I'm just focusing on the XS/NB sizes for now. I have about half a dozen FBs, some HHs, a few prefolds, and 4 or 5 SPB fitteds. I plan to get more fitteds, pockets, prefolds, covers, inserts. So, everything basically. And I need to knit some wool. I don't really have a specific number of diapers in mind... I know myself, I tend to buy too many rather than too few! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I was worried that the tiny diapers wouldn't fit very long, but my friend's 11 pound baby fit into the XS FBs for nearly a month. So even if I have a 9 pounder, we will get plenty of use out of these diapers!<br><br>
Plus these little diapers are so darn cute!
 

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Thanks for this chat mamas. I had a very mixed stash with my DS lots of prefolds and covers. I even crcheted a few wool covers (They where heavy! I need to learn to knit! LOL) lots of WAHM diapers of all kinds. For the life of me though, I can not remember what I really loved other then wool at night and BerryPlush AIO's. So along with getting small BerryPlush I might want to start getting prefolds and wool covers to get me up to at least 24 huh?<br><br>
Good places to find prefolds and wool?
 

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I'm skipping prefolds because I'm lazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
Going with all fitteds and covers for the NB period and a mix of fitteds/covers, pockets, and AIOs for when he/she is in smalls. We started CD'ing my DD in mediums when she was 4 months so we're all set with those.<br><br>
I'm weary to fully stock up on NB sizes though. I've heard some women say their babe outgrew them in a week, some in 4 months. I just got the CUTEST NB fitteds though. OMG they are rediculously small and cute. I started a registry at myregistry.com with pretty much all diapers from different websites b/c we have everything else we need from DD. Hopefully our families will get them for us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . If not, I'll be scouring the Trading Post some more.
 

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Not in your DDC, but just wanted to chime in and tell you that there is absolutely NO way to predict how long a particular size will be useful for your baby! DD used two sizes of diaper during her diapering days, infant prefolds, and then Med. Daisy Doodle AIOs. She is going on 5 and can still wear almost every pair of pants she's ever owned! From birth she has been long and lean (I don't think she reached 20 lbs until she was 2), so diapeting her was not very expensive!!!<br><br>
I would get what you need for a newborn, and then take it from there based on how your baby grows.
 

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When I was pregnant with DD1 I just got 2 dozen NB prefolds and 2 dozen small prefolds and a few covers, 2 or 3. I realized after she was born that I should have been slowly stocking up throughout my whole pregnancy because they are expensive to buy all at once. She is tiny though and is still in some small and some medium covers with plenty of room to grow at 15 mo. Since you can't be sure how big they will be I would be sure to slowly stock up all sizes you will need, but I wouldn't get larges because some babies never need them.
 

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i looove my cloth. i used fitted with covers.<br><br>
i started buying when i got prego with theo -- a few at a time. the ones i get are 10 bucks each -- butttttttttttt he wore them ten months,a nd now the new one will wear them...... so in my mind they are cheap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I had 12 before he was bron, adn got three more after.<br><br>
I do not like pre-folds. too much work. and DH won't use them, neither will my dad. we use all fitted, which is basically like a disposable -- but you toss in wash, not trash.<br><br>
I also have never been happy with AIO but some peopel are.<br><br><span>how many?</span><br><br>
I have 15 fitted small. and 12 shaped, but not fitted small (thgat just fit inside the cover)<br><br>
I have 18 med fitted, but no unfitted.<br><br>
i did wash every other day -- still do.<br><br><span>how long in smalls?</span><br><br>
depends on your kid!!!!!!! DS wore smalls till 10 months. he is still in Med, though i am buying larges a few at a time, he is 18 months now and still wears the med most of the time (and honestly the largers are a little too big still). But sis' new girl is alrayd 18 pounds at 3 months, we weren't that big till 10 months......<br><br>
also with the WAHM the sizes are all different. I use a Large wigglebottom cover over the current med heis wearing......so you have to watch the indidual mom's sizings.<br><br><span>where to get cute ones -- gender nutral?</span><br><br>
check out the fabric at this site<br><br><a href="http://www.wallypop.net/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.wallypop.net/index.html</a><br><br>
we use 98% of her stuff -- soooo many amazing fabrics to choose from...so many i have and soooo many more i want, and most of them are gender nurtal. i have VERY FEW boy themed dipaers for Theo.<br><br>
turest me it is hard for me not to buy and buy and buy more and more diapers each tiem i go to her fabric page.
 

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I am so glad to read this post. I really want to cloth the next one (as we did not with dd) but I have to buy in small amounts because of my budget.<br>
Thanks!
 

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I haven't bought any yet. I have some to reuse from ds but I think I'd like a few more. I just love buying diapers but I'm trying to restrain myself from it until we move this summer!
 

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PSA -- for th new cd moms -- <span>CLOTH DIAPERS ARE ADDICTING</span>........<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">PSA -- for th new cd moms -- <span>CLOTH DIAPERS ARE ADDICTING</span>........<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I didn't start CD with e until 6 monthes and he has been in the same size the whole time!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ( he was almost 10 at birth and 22 lbs at 3 monthes. He is 29 lbs now a tjust turned two.)<br><br>
WE started with Bumkin all in ones, great to get started but not feeling them as much any more. I am ADDICTED to fitteds with wool shorties or longies, ALL I am going to do next time. I really want to weed out my AIO and keeep a few but go with ONE SIZE fitteds, LOVE them they are so soft and last FOREVER!!!
 

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I love Happy Heinys fabrics and like the thought of no covers on their pocket diapers.<br><br>
Yet I like the idea of a fitted so I don't have to stuff the pocket (but can lay fleece on the iinside instead). Yet a fitted you have to cover so why bother hunting down cute fabrics?? *sigh*<br><br>
Anyone who has used pockets, do you have to pull the "stuffer" out of the pocket diaper while it's wet and dirty before you wash? Is it easy or messy?<br><br>
Do pockets dry as fast as fitteds (with no sewn in liner)?<br><br>
Also, unless I come by a price I cannot refuse, I am not buying newborns at all. I am going to buy smalls. I assume this baby will be 9-11 pounds, so I think smalls should be okay. I hope!
 

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I had gotten a sample pack from... I forget who <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> someone in Maine who has a website. Karen's Kisses? Does that sound familiar? Anyway, I got a few prefolds, a few AIO's, some covers, and some other random things. I also ordered 2 dozen unbleached cotton prefolds that I had forgotten about. Although I hate to do it, I think we are going to use disposables at first while the baby is dirtying his/her diaper 10-15 times a day...<br><br>
I think we are going the prefold route because I can't see spending $12-15 each on AIO's on our tight budget. I have heard that the diaper champ is excellent for cloth diapers for the nursery... just an FYI. And I have seen some cloth diaper/natural parenting websites that have baby registries... I wish I knew them offhand but I am useless today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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