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Hi,<br>
I am brand new to MDC as a member but have been reading the diaper boards for weeks, trying to choose some new CDs. I am expecting my third child (another boy!) in 2 weeks, and currently have a two year old in cloth diapers. We CD'd our 1st boy (now 7) in a mix of CPFs w/Bumpkins wraps and Kushies Ultra AIOs. For our 2 year old, we are currently using the CPFs w/ Bumpkins wraps and Proraps and the Kushies, but nothing is working too well for us right now...my husband can't seem to get the hang of the CPFs w/wraps and we are having constant leaks. And the Kushies - any time he poops it is right out the side (2 year old still has fairly "saucy" poops - ugh).<br>
I have never CD'd a newborn, but both my boys had very explosive NB breastfed poops and had constant blowouts in sposies. So I am very concerned with getting the most blowout-proof system possible for the newborn. And both my husband and I are so burned out with the constant problems with our CPFs - I don't think he is going to figure out the folding and tucking any time soon so I am just giving up on the CPFs to save our sanity.<br>
Soooo...I am looking for ideas/tips/input into choosing a system for a newborn and my toddler. I have to add, cost is a huge issue. Since we need to buy CDs for two - and will need to buy a couple dozen NB size - we can't afford any super-expensive ones, nice as they may be.<br>
For the newborn, I am leaning heavily towards the Kissaluvs 0s with the Prorap covers. I have read lots of great things about Fuzzi Bunz, but am not sure I would trust them with a brand new NBs poops - and don't think I could afford a couple dozen of these. I do wonder if they would be a good choice for my toddler? But I also like the idea of the Kissaluvs all the way through to potty training - I know my husband could figure these out, and they would be way more economical than the Fuzzi Bunz.<br>
I also have looked at the BumGenius and the Wonderoos one size pocket dipes, and am attracted to these with the idea I could have a few in the diaper bag and use with either kid. But how realistically do they actually fit newborns and toddlers? I should add that my 2 year old is pretty petite - only about 23 lbs.<br>
Thank you so much in advance for any and all help!
 

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I have used QJ fitted diapers on my new born and I really liked them. For a older child you will need a doubler. These diapers fitt my 9lb new born and I tried on my naibors 3 year old and it still fit. You would need covers for these but I used Alexis pull on pants and if I she had a really big blow out the Alexis covers have snaps on the sides just pull the cover off. You can get them on ebay. The QJ diapers you can get at <a href="http://www.qj.com" target="_blank">www.qj.com</a> they also have some auctions on ebay right now were you can get cheaper than at the site.<br>
You can always buy a couple now and use them and see if you like them. They are a lot like Kissaluvs. I nother of course is Mother ease one size fitted. Angle Luvs make a one size pocket diaper.<br>
HTH<br>
Rachel
 

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We bought 3 brands of newborn fitteds with snaps: Kissaluvs, Liz's, and Dri-Line Tiny Tots. All of them were pretty good, but Liz's were harder to fasten comfortably and got outgrown faster. Dri-Line were less than half the price of the others, so I'd recommend looking for those. Unfortunately the site where I bought them is now out of business.<br><br>
The "one size fits all" fitteds were absurdly bulky on a newborn, but we transitioned into them as he outgrew the newborn size at 4-5 months. You could use one-sizes on your toddler now and use them on your new baby after toddler potty-trains. Dri-Line also makes a good, inexpensive one-size called Snug-to-Fit Supreme. We also like Mother-Ease, which are a little more expensive but softer and less bulky.<br><br>
We have had very few blowouts, none serious. I think the secret is not the diapers so much as the covers. We use Dappi nylon pull-on covers, which look like the old-fashioned rubber pants but are made of thin nylon like an umbrella, with soft lycra bands at waist and legs. They are the least expensive covers I could find, but they work better than all the other covers we tried in the newborn stage--most of the others leaked even when the diaper was only wet!! Very often in the days of the all-milk diet, and occasionally now, poop will escape the diaper, but it stays inside the cover. The covers are so cheap you can keep a spare in every changing location/bag.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hey, there. I haven't tried them yet but Poopockets one-size diapers look like the way to go. The website is<br><a href="http://www.newconceptions.com" target="_blank">www.newconceptions.com</a><br>
I'm going to order the pattern to sew my own but you can also order ready-made ones. They have a gusset on the side to hold in the explosions and there are pictures of all sizes of babies wearing the same diaper. Use cpf's as extra soakers for older babies since you have them!
 

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For the newborn, I am leaning heavily towards the Kissaluvs 0s with the Prorap covers. I have read lots of great things about Fuzzi Bunz, but am not sure I would trust them with a brand new NBs poops - and don't think I could afford a couple dozen of these.</div>
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Just a few words of advice (based on experience and expensive mistakes!)<br><br>
My 6 week old DD was 6#-1oz at birth, a little, skinny peanut and we had bought a whole system of Kissaluvs fitteds with Bummis Super Whisper Wrap covers. Well, Kissaluvs fitteds work well, no leaks even with runny NB/BF "poop" despite having some "explosive poops", but they did stain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (haven't tried spot stain removing on them!) BUT, they take forever to dry, two dry cycles on the hottest setting and then, sometimes, a little more air drying.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: (We have a HE washer/dryer and used BioKleen detergent) They did fit on a preemie sized NB though, but they were a bit bulky with the Whisper wraps.<br>
We recently went to a Living Green expo and purchased 3 Fuzzi Bunz diapes to "test drive" and were amazed at the difference. They're really trim, super absorbent, easy to use (DH refused to use the Kissaluvs/wrap combo), quick drying and keep DD dry. With the Kissaluvs she'd want to be changed IMMEDIATELY after getting dirty. Now she'll keep napping! AND NO STAINS! They hold in the messiest poops I've ever seen and clean right up! I ordered a dozen more the day after we bought the 3 trial runs. Waiting now to get them and laundering the heck out of the others!<br>
HTH,<br>
If you're leaning more towards the Kissaluv's/wrap combo, I'd be willing to sell you what I have for less than retail. PM me if you're interested. Good luck.
 

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My newborn DD is in Kissaluvs Size 0 with proraps, bummis SWW, and imse vimse bumpy covers.<br><br>
I think they are working out GREAT.<br><br>
I have not had a problem with this system at all. I do not find they take forever to dry either.<br><br>
I dry my Kissaluvs on Low and I run them through 1.5 drying cycles (60 mins, then 30 mins additional). I have a really great washer though that spins A LOT of the water out of the laundry so that may account for that.<br><br>
I think the covers work great. Proraps seem the smallest. The Bumpy's are fitting great now, but were a bit large in the beginning.... Its nice to have the different covers because they fit differently at different stages.<br><br>
I think your DH would enjoy the Kissaluvs too....SO EASY!<br><br>
I do have light stains on my dipes, but haven't tried sunning them because I don't really care about the stains.... You can barely see them.<br><br>
My wash routine is just running them through a cold water "regular" cycle with no detergent. Then running them through a "heavy duty" hot water cycle with 3/4 capful of Sportwash. Staining has been minimal with this routine.<br><br>
Good luck!!<br>
XOXO<br>
B
 
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