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I want to buy mostly CPFs for my babe (due early Nov.). I like the $ factor, and I just think they're adorable! (I hope I'm not crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
What should I get and how many? 4x6x4's? 4x8x4's? Preemies? My hubby likes the fitteds, so we'll be getting about a dozen of those in the nb size, then probably some SP sz 1's a little later on...<br><br>
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I had (and would recommend)<br>
1 dozen preemie (2 would be good, too)<br>
2 dozen infant regular (not premium, when you need the extra absorbancy you can add a preemie as a doubler - it was a while before we needed to start doing this, though but hmmm, maybe I should have done it at night sooner - I did wake up wet often until I figured out how much stuffing was needed at night)<br>
1 dozen sugar peas size 1 (I don't remember when we started using these, but it was pretty early on)<br><br>
We didn't full time CD until Noah's umbilical stump fell off (10 days). I was convinced I was going to go more than 40 weeks, so got a bit surprised when he showed up at 38.5 - I just wasn't quite ready yet <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 few newborn fitteds is a nice idea. Noah regularly pooped between 4-6am for his first month :LOL<br><br>
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We had: 2 doz ubcpfs & about 1 doz mish mash assorted. Worked well. C was 8lb9oz at birth and gained quickly those early weeks. I sort of wish I'd bought a couple nb covers, but they weren't critical and I found during the umbilical cord stage that the pullover style (cheapie brand) cover worked best b/c we could fold it down. We didn't have the smaller sizes of PFs, and they weren't nec for us (never missed 'em).<br><br>
In the early days, poops are usually very small and frequent, so absorbency isn't the big issue as much as clean diapers.<br><br>
With our mish-mash-stash we were washing every 1.5-2days. One advantage to this way is that I have my few smalls in the mish-mash, but we're already able to wear mediums (have to in some styles/cuts)...so I'm glad we didn't invest too much money in the smaller stash.<br><br>
I have 2 November children! Congratulations and I hope everything continues to go well!
 

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I started with 2 doz infant CPFs and 6 regular. DS weighed 7,11 and at 6 weeks now he is groing out of the infants, and fits best in the regulars. I'd say get both infants and regulars, as the infants are great for stuffing pocket diapers and using as doublers later on.
 

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Having a newborn right now, I would say skip the preemies and go right for the infants CPFs. At first they will seem HUGE, but honestly, we need the absorbency. From day 1 ds has been able to soak through an infant CPF in an hour or so, so there's no way a preemie would work for us.
 

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I think 4x6x4 infants will work well. I had 4x8x4, and he never wet through. Also, he got out of those within the first 6 weeks, so with #2, we will get some regulars too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He was 8 8 and then almost 14 lbs at 2 months. So, not huge, but large enough to not fit in those for long. I cannot imagine how a preemie would ever fit as we never really were able to snappi the infant sized. BUt, if you have smaller babies, that's a good idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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2 dozen infants would be great. They are more absorbant for infants, they tend to pee a lot, LOL! Skip the preemie unless you are planning on baby being early.
 

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I agree with a previous poster...12 preemies, and 24 infants. I would probably do 4x8's for the infants, but that's just me.<br><br>
I have found the 12 preemies I have to be hugely useful. I used them as diapers when she was tiny, I use them now as doublers or stuffers, and I also use them regularly for extras in the diaper bag...yes, they're too small to use as a diaper now, but I use them in so many other ways.
 

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I asked this question a few months ago and the consensus seemed to be about 3 dozen was the right number. I ended up getting 24 newborn size and 14 preemies, I think.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=113305" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=113305</a><br><br>
Tamara
 

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Thanks for all the input! It's so hard to guess how big our baby will be... My sister and I were 4 & 5 pounds respectively, both a month early. DH and all eight of his sibs were right on time or late, and everyone was 9+ (mostly 10+) pounds! To top it off, I'm 5'11" and he's 6'2". I have no idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I like the idea of having doublers for later--makes me feel better about buying the smaller dipes (that and the fact that we plan to have a few more!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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We have 2 dozen infant size ubcpfs. dd#2 (8lbs 5oz at birth) is 2 months old(probably about 13-14lbs) now and the dipes are getting a bit hard to snappy the diaper together. We have a couple of fitteds but both dh and I don't like them that much (maybe we're just weird). I wash every other day (when the diaper pail is full - we throw our wipes in there too).
 

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It all depends how big that baby is going to be. My little guy was a bit smaller than typical, ;-), but even so when he was in the 6-8 pound range those preemie prefolds were wonderful. I could add a doubler at night, and they fit without a huge amount of bulk. Now, I find them indispensible as burp cloths, doublers, even wipes in an emergency. They are not expensive, so you might consider getting two dozen insurance for a smaller than expected baby. :) I think I had three dozen of the infant size, two dozen of the regulars.<br><br>
-Kimberly
 
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