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Abby is fast approching a new size and I am feeling torn. Part of me thinks I should sell all of our size medium dipes and use the cash to pay for the size large dipes. I figure we will not be having our next baby for 3 or 4 years, and I will probably want the newest and greatest thing then.

Another part of me says to hold onto the dipes and use them again because I really do love them so much. They are all ApronString Baby Things pocket dipes, and FB pocket dipes.

Using all pocket dipes is kind of a pricy system, and the money would be nice to buy the next size, but I really love these dipes!

Oh what to do what to do!

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I think if I were going to be holding on to them for that long then I would definitely sell to fund the next size up.
Just think of all the cool new things that will be out by the time your next baby is here!
 

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If you and DH are small-ish people, you might keep a couple mediums. I switched my first to cloth when she was about 9 mos old and 19 lbs. She was on the chubby side and the larges fit. I was thinking she might even need XL soon. As she got mobile though she stopped gaining so quickly and slimmed down a bunch (went from a 19" waist to a 16" waist) and was still only 20 lbs at 18 mos. I ended up selling the larges and buying mediums for her. Now she's probably an extreme case, but just a thought for ya before you sell all the beloved mediums.
 

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If it was that long and was anything besides a natural fiber, I would probably sell. I would probably store prefolds or something like Motherease - they keep well and can be stored easily.
 

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What about wool covers with elastic? Will the elastic survive a couple of years in gentle storage (lets assume I do all the things you do to keep wool safe).

DD has grown out of her Samuels Wooly dream and I love this cover. Am I going to have to start TTC now before my wool wraps become unusable!!!!
 

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I would sell them too. You can always get more later. Plus you can use the money to upsize so you arent out that money again. Diapers have a good resale value. The only thing I am saving for the next baby is the stained hemp dipes (LOL, of course no one would buy those! LOL) and my wool covers. I will want all new prints of the dipes later anyways! LOL I am such a sucker for new dipes!
 

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I had pocket diapers that I used on Meredith and 3 years later had Kenny and used them on him. They did not wear out - they fit wonderfully for him as well (well, I did sell the girlie printed Fuzzi Bunz) and I was thrilled that I got my 'money's worth.' If you LOVE them, keep them. They will keep!
 

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If it were me, and I knew it would be 3-4 years before kiddo #3, I would go ahead and sell most of them to get cash for bigger sized dipes, but I would keep any that were *extra* special to you. (ie. special order dipes, fav. prints)
 
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