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Okay thinking is what I'm thinking of getting. I have time lots of time but I'll need to buy a little at a time.<br><br>
2 dozen newborn sized prefolds from green mounntain diapers or one dozen newborn and 1 dozen infant?? $42-$48<br>
12 infant fitted diapers from GMD $76<br>
12 Bella bottom one size terry fitted $96<br>
2 newborn proraps $13.50<br>
1 NB Bummi super snap $9.75<br>
2 bsww newborn prints $21.50<br>
3 newborn cottonraps $32.85<br>
1 small BSWW $9.25<br>
2 dappi pack size newborn $5<br>
2 dappi pack size small $5<br>
1 small Imese Vimse Small cover $13.25<br>
6 bumgenius one size pockets $105<br>
24 bamboo wipes (allready been ordered) $27<br>
2 snappi $4.80<br>
2 sets pins $5.00<br><br>
Total $471.90 of this $237 are one size so can hopefull last the majority of our CD life. I already have that can be used again premium prefolds 12 AIOs that will likely fit the medium large sizes and 4 one size diapers. We easily spent $300 alone with baby #1 on sposies alone the first few months.<br><br>
Suggestions changes? If this baby ends up even close to my DD size I'll be having another tiny one, A tiny cover or two would likely be worth it I'm not a prorap fan but I do know they make tiny newborn covers.
 

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I am no CD expert . . .<br><br>
but we have 1 dozon orange edge newborn GMD prefolds and 1 dozen infant sized. My ds was born at 7 pounds 6 ounces and at two and a half weeks, he is over 8 pounds and very close to outgrowing them. We've been washing our stash everyday because the orange edge pfs are our favorites - the first we reach for - and we keep the laundry going to keep them in rotation. My dh says he prefers to use them too with the snappis over anything else: fitteds, pockets, AIOs. Anyway, you may find your dc ourgrows the newborn size fast but I think they have been worth it because they are thick, soft, wash clean, and fit so well and we've had only one leak of the bf poop.<br><br>
I'm sad to see the orange edgers so, but, luckily, our BG one-size now fit great - not too bulky at all - and are becoming my new favorites. They keep his bum much dryer and sun bleach like magic! Diaper changing is the only time he screams and the BGs are FAST . . . I have 6 and I think I'm going to wait for another seconds sale at Cottonbabies to order more.<br><br>
Good luck . . .
 

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Thanks for the feed back. We CDed our first from about 4 months till she PT at 4 years. DH does okay trifolding prefolds but he doesn't do pinning or snappi thus the fitted and latter the bumgenous for him. I however am very happy with prefolds and since I'll likely be doing most of the changes anyways. My first came out at 6lbs and 18 inches we had gerber brand diapers ready to go but they were all huge even the flats. Maybe I'll go ahead and do the 2 dozen newborn size and then add a dozen infant for latter. What covers are you using?
 

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I like the convience and stay dry feel that pockets offer though I wouldn't want them as a main diaper. Our first ended up being allergic to polly so while we loved the idea of some pockets we couldn't use them and of course we buy 18 pockets before we realize this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. OS I don't want to get too many too quick and find out we can't use them.
 

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For the Imse Vimse cover, I would get one of the bumpy ones -- they are miles better than the regular PUL Imse Vimse cover. The tabs, the feel, the fit... everything. I thought the regular cover was great until I got one of the bumpy IV covers and WOW what a difference!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">For the Imse Vimse cover, I would get one of the bumpy ones -- they are miles better than the regular PUL Imse Vimse cover. The tabs, the feel, the fit... everything. I thought the regular cover was great until I got one of the bumpy IV covers and WOW what a difference!<br><br>
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Ohh thanks for the heads up I thought that they were all the organic ones now but I'll be sure to double check when I order.
 

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2 dozen newborns would be nice . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
We have a couple Bummis supersnap with the umbilical cord cut out - which are nice but I think I'll try the velcro in small next for more adjustability. We also have a couple ME airflows in small (very poofy but work) and <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/softstuff.htm" target="_blank">this</a> which is so soft and yummy and looks like it will fit for a while longer eventhough it is size xs - lots of snaps for adjusting.<br><br>
Wow - 18 pockets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> - I think buying a few different styles to try is the safest route too.<br><br>
Now I'm off to check out the Imse Vimse Bumpy!!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Well it was during wonderoos big fame period we tried two and loved them DD was at the big wiggly stage and its was during there buy two get one free sales. SO between some FSOT and new we bought 18 with the idea we'd use them full time and they'd take her to PT..... Opps. So I just want a few too really test.
 

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I don't know, but I hope it's good cuz my newborn stash is very similar. I also began cd'ing later, so this nb stuff is new to me, and I'm trying prefolds for the first time. I have about 6 nb covers, 6 small covers, 1 stacinator cover each in nb and small, 12 fitteds, and 2 dozen infant prefolds, and 5 one-size pockets). Only I've got kissaluv fitteds and mostly bsww small covers and proraps nb covers. Mine is a little boring, but I figure if I master prefolds I'll stick with that for the 'medium' size (after 15 pounds) and get some cuter covers when I get regular prefolds. (regular is after 15 pounds, right? I get confused. most of these places ship so fast, I'll probably not get those til later, and I can even then sell the kissaluvs and nb and small covers).<br><br>
I did wind up getting preemie prefolds too (just a dozen) even though my first two were 8 pounds and gained nearly a pound a week. I figure they might be less bulky and work well for those first few days (and 5000 diaper changes in those days). Then they'll make good rags. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I really like the green mountain diaper site for her detailed info, and for the 'moderate' budget, she recommends 2 dozen prefolds and 1 dozen fitteds, and 6-8 covers for the newborn period. I'd imagine that later one wouldn't need so many covers. And I probably won't keep up with the fitteds.
 

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The only advice I have because I am new to cding and ever since I started cding my son of nine months has gotten terrible diaper rashes....so I am in the process of working it out. But, I have found fitted to take forever to dry, and to me that means a lot.<br>
My pockets and inserts dry the fastest, then my green mountian rainbow prefolds, and finally my fitted. I have three from Under The Nile, they are nice and absorbant but take hours to dry.<br>
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I'm not famliiar with the bella bottom or dappis, but the only thing that was really $$ for me was the fitteds and stacinators, though I got a lot of the former washed/unworn for much less. It helps to have time to scope out sales and fsot. I am also hoping to sell them when done. I don't wanna charge a lot for used dipes, but even getting 1/3 back would add up.<br><br>
Someone told me today that it was worth checking out diaperswappers. I thought it was all about trading/selling, but I guess they run a lot of co-ops as well. She mentioned getting 4 dozen prefolds for $30, or something like that.
 

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FWIW I included prices in the OP. Overall nothings a big purchase and a chunk of what I'd like to order are one size diapers so will hopefully last a good time.<br><br>
Here are the bellabottoms looking at the 12 pack terry there are some really cute prints but it gets too pricy for me. <a href="http://www.bellabottoms.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=b17c31de1b64f30c68874057f28112f9" target="_blank">http://www.bellabottoms.com/catalog/...874057f28112f9</a><br><br>
Dappi are cheep there just simple Nylon pulls ons runs about $5 for 2 but they work and are good backups
 

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As far as the bellabottoms go....I find that the white terry ones are more absorbant than the printed ones that Faith sells anyway....so I know the print ones are super cute but my terry ones seemed to absorb more and stayed softer too (I would get some of her doublers though to help absorb....she has the best doublers that don't add a ton of bulk! You can get hemp or bamboo ones but I like the bamboo ones best I think)....and I know the bamboo fitteds are more expensive but WOW....they are GREAT! And compared to other bamboo dipes, they are not a bad price at all. I don't even use my terry or my hemp bellabottoms anymore because I love the bamboo so much!<br><br>
I think your stash looks good though!
 

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Yeah I got like half a dozen kissaluvs, 3 dozen prefolds and several nb and small covers, and 5 one-size pockets (seconds) for under $200. It was when I added a couple more covers, fleece covers, and 6 new kissaluvs then I kept climbing a little more. Still though, I don't think it's bad considering that the disposables add up a lot.
 

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We were buying sposies like every two days with cecilia and using the mega packs she reacted to anything but huggies ultra trim so thats what we used. We easily spent $300+ alone in the first few months before cloth. $500 at first looked scarry but we figure<br>
1) It will pretty much be all we will need except sizing up a few new covers since I already have stuff for the larger sizes the oe size stuff should fill it out well<br>
2) We could go really simple but we like bits of convience and its still way less than sposies and since ae have some time to collect is more managable cost wise<br>
3) We have been TTC for 4 years dang it, I just wanna have some fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Congratulations! I'm due in sept, so also a long way. But I think I started assembling and asking about nb cds the week I got the positive result. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Bad thing about that though, is that I"m getting anxious to try them out. I want to get prefolds and covers for my toddler too, but I don't need them. It's not really cheaper when you have like 18 pockets already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Congratulations! I'm due in sept, so also a long way. But I think I started assembling and asking about nb cds the week I got the positive result. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Bad thing about that though, is that I"m getting anxious to try them out. I want to get prefolds and covers for my toddler too, but I don't need them. It's not really cheaper when you have like 18 pockets already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yea I have a baby doll but it wont be the same, I'll have to see if I can bribe my 4 year old and see if the one sizes I've eventually order may fit her. Of course it took us almost 4.5 years to get her potty learned so that helps curb wanting to put her back in diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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