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Just curious what everyone's diapering plans are. Mine have evolved from when my first baby was born.<br>
At first we used Nature Boy biodegradable disposables. Then we got some hand-me-down fitteds and used them during the day about 50% of the time.<br>
When baby #2 came along, we bought generic brand disposables because the cost and effort of diapering 2 kids daunted us. But by the time #2 was 2 months old the waste and cost of so many disposables really got to me, so I got some ProRaps and prefolds to add to my stash, and started cloth diapering both boys 100% during the day. It took me a few months to build up the courage and the right kind/size of diaper stash to do nighttime as well. But now I'm a cloth diaper junkie (though we bought disposables to use in Hawaii). I did some EC with baby #2, but when he learned how to climb off the potty himself and run away (copying his older brother) he abandoned using the potty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"><br>
So hopefully this time I'll have more success with some EC, though I won't drive myself nuts over it. I don't mind using cloth.<br><br>
- krista
 

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grrrr.....I tried to make this into a poll!! I don't know why it didn't work!<br>
I'll try it again.<br><br>
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I'll chime in now and vote later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I used sposies with #1 (my crunchniess has been an evolutionary process -- but I was pretty proud of myself for figuring out the bf'ing and co-sleeping by sheer instinct...I didn't discover Mothering Magazine or anything crunchy until she was well past 1 year old)<br><br>
I cloth dipaered #2 almost exclusively until about 2. Then she potty trained. But I used lots of different diapers and was constantly experimenting. Unfortunately, I was "done having babies" so I sold/gave away most of the stash.<br><br>
With this baby, I am going with fitteds, contoured Kissaluvs and prowraps until I can use the only thing I have left -- MotherEase ONe Size and soakers. But I bought a couple dozen newborns and small sizes. Just need the wraps and I am all set. I will probably use sposies at night, but they gave #2 a bad rash so I will have to see if she can tolerate them.
 

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With my daughter, I used disposables full time until she was 3 months old and she was in cloth 100% of the time by 5 months (took 2 months to figure out what everything was and how it worked). She's still in cloth 100% of the time now (except for the rare occasion we go on an extended away with no laundry facilities and then we use tushies) and baby #2 will be also. I've been having fun hunting down teeny diapers since my daughter was in mediums at 3 months (and still is, which I find hilarious) and I've learned how to knit, so I can knit them both any wool covers/shorts/pants we'll need.<br><br>
Specifically I'm using fitteds/wool except for longer outings (food shopping, etc.) and then we use pockets.
 

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I'll be using cloth with this baby. I've done cloth while vacationing, but usually choose disposables. I would be cloth diapering dd2 right now, but the dryer is broken, and I can't hang them out since it's snowing!
 

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This is so funny that you just posted this krista. I just got done going through my diaper stash to figure out what I have.<br><br>
I started CD with DS1 when he was about 2. He potty trained by 2 1/2. With DS2 I started him in cloth, but it didn't last too long. DH found it too confusing, and I started to get very behind with the laundry and decided that it wasn't right for us at the time. It was actually causing me way more stress than it was worth, and with a newborn it just wasn't worth it to me.<br><br>
With this one I plan to CD 100%. I just have to work out what will work best for us. I'm thinking that if I do mostly pockets and AIO's so it's easy for DH and I'm going to start with kissaluv size 0's and prowraps, or bumpy's. then having mostly FB or HH pockets or WAHM AIO's.<br><br>
In going through my stash this morning, I found that I have TONS of doublers/inserts, and a lot more covers than I thought I had. And most of this stuff was hardly used at all!!
 

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We cloth diaper. I use fitted and wool. I might buy some prefolds this time too, but they intimidate me.
 

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#1 DS I use different disposables (huggies, pampers, tushies, etc) for 2 months and then I realize that the pen flesh rash on his bottom was cause from the disposies. So we went 100% cloth diapers.<br><br>
#2 DD was cloth diaper from birth. I had to purchase newborn diapers because my stash was mostly meduim and larges with a few one sizers (which are bulky on a newborn). I love the picture of her fresh out of the womb in a newborn hot pink fitted diaper. All the nurses wanted to see and drool at my newborn stash I brought to the hospital. I didn't change her once in the hospital because the doctor and the nurses wanted to do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
#3 coming in August; I'm making a new stash of newborn/small diapers because I gave DD newborn/small stash away - family really needed them and I THOUGHT I was not going to get pregnant for another 2-3 years <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
As my dh always says "God needs a good laugh, so tell him your plans" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Are those good diapers? I haven't heard much about them.<br><br>
Im completely overwhelmed by choices!
 

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Im completely overwhelmed by choices!</div>
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They weren't my favorite but they were good for summertime, it was all she would wear, it was the closest thing to underwear. But I actually wasn't a big fan....I know that doesn't help sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Warning: Diaper saga spanning 10 years of cloth diapering!!!<br><br><br>
I have used cloth 100% since the birth of my oldest 10 years ago on the 30th! Wow time flies!! With my first two all I knew were gerber prefolds, pins and plastic pants. YUCK! I was committed though and stuck with it. With my third I started out with the gerber dipes I already had but with the addition of some velcro wraps instead of pins. I then discovered snap-to-fits (now snug-to-fits) and bought 3 dozen. I thought they were great for about 2 months then the flannel they were made of started shredding and they looked terrible even though they worked o.k. I then switched to chinese prefolds and wraps from weebees. I used the prefolds on my 3rd and 4th babies. When my 4th was about 8 months I discovered lukesdrawers and full moon baby gear and bought a few. I loved them, I still have 3 of the lukesdrawers that I use full time. I have now bought a serger and snap press and make my own diapers, fitteds from my own pattern as well as the very baby fitted pattern, pul covers w/cute cotton outers and VB All In Ones. On my 19modd I use fitteds made by me w/pul covers and some wahm wool covers. I have a bunch of aio but they are too big for her. I am working on building a newborn fitted stash w/wool covers and longies. I am addicted to cloth diapers as my dh says about me "you have never met a cloth diaper you didn't like"! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Happy diapering!<br>
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With DS I was 100% mainstream and only used disposables. With DD I was more crunchy and used cloth during the day and disposables at nights, and if we ever had to drive to relatives far away we used disposables. This baby we are planning on CDing 100%. I'm actually super excited about it!!! I can't wait to buy a little of everything and try them all out!<br><br>
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We used cloth from birth with DD. We have a pretty healthy stash of prefolds and covers, with a few pockets for days out and about. Unfortunately our prefolds are almost all Indian and don't have contrasting stitching to remind a tired mama what size they are!<br><br>
I'd like to add a few more one size pockets before the new one arrives. Since we'll have 2 in diapers, I think it would be easier to use pockets more.
 

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With #1, I wanted to CD, but DH said no. We tried the "lovely" prefolds and vinyl covers that you can get anywhere. That reinforced his no. We tried various forms of disposables, but Pampers Cruisers were the only ones that held up. BTW, don't ever throw one of those while full of pee.... the explosion is frightening! Long story....<br><br>
With #2, I still wanted to CD and talked him into it when she was about 5 months old. Ironically, b/c of our babies' chunkiness when little, she was in the same size CDs as her 2 1/2 year old sis. I bought fitteds and Bummis Whisper Wraps for them. DD1 potty trained within a month of that. DD2 wore them until she potty trained herself at 2 years old.<br><br>
With #3, we are going to have to start over with CDs because we gave our others away. BUT I am also going to try to EC him/her, too, to cut down on diaper use. Just getting into the idea, so that's all I can really say about it, except for I've seen really non-crunchy parents do it, so I hope that I can! I'll let everyone know how that one works out.
 

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Great thread!!<br><br>
For our dd, I did nothing but disposables. The only knowledge of of cloth I had was from working at a daycare eons ago with the old pins and rubber pants kind of thing. I'm learning that there are many options though and I'm considering it. I mentioned it to dh and he totally doesn't want to. But I do 97% of the dipes around here so we could get disposables for the couple times a week he'd be alone with the baby. I'm just really overwhelmed by all the choices. Can't wait to hear more from momma's who know more about all of this.<br>
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With DD we used cloth as soon as she came home from the hospital (2 weeks old) but I used the one sized diapers that were huge on her little butt. This time I plan on getting some newborn diapers to compliment the ones I already have and this one will be 100% cloth as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This time I will also have a clothsline and not the little portable thing I tried using for the 2+ years with DD<br><br>
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I had a hospoital transfer and they had flats, so dd was cloth diapered from birth. Then we used sposies because we lived in an apartment. As soon as we moved, we switched to cloth. This one will be 100% cloth diapered.
 

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I'm looking foward to cloth cloth cloth! I've been purchasing a few NB/S diapers of different varieties, and I got the first set of AIOs in the mail yesterday. They are so cute and tiny! The CD world is a little overwhelming, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it...
 

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Um, I'm not 100% sure if it's okay to do this, but I just wanted to let you know know that I've searched high & low for the best prices on unbleached Indian pre-folds (supposed to be better than Chinese pre-folds?) & have found the cheapest price at a co-op (not for profit) I'm involved in. If you're interested, check out <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lct_diaper_supply/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lct_diaper_supply/</a>
 
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