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<span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">My son is almost 5 months old and I would like to try cloth diapering. My problem is that I don't know anyone who has done it and I don't know where to start. Can anyone direct me to another thread or help me out?<br><br>
I know NOTHING about cloth diapering...<br><br>
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i'm going to CD my second, due in early april. greenmountaindiapers.com has a lot of information and seemingly good prices on stuff.<br><br>
i've just now finished my NB/Small stash and spent about $250. a bit more than i'd wanted (was shooting for $200 to equal about 3 months of sposies), but i splurged and bought a couple One Size and a couple of pocket dipes and a really cute organic Imse Vimse cover (about double cost of more basic covers) to try and to have for the baby sitter and reluctant family members.<br><br>
i think what i have, unless i birth baby huey, should last 'til about 5 months, maybe six. just read this forum daily, you'll pick up on SO MUCH. <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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Here's a primer: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=270287" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=270287</a><br><br>
My suggestion is to see what types interest you, then read some reviews about specific brands. Take a look at some online diaper stores and see what's in your budget. Then buy a couple. . maybe 1 or 2 of each style you are interested in. Don't go overboard, though, because you'll definitely develop preferences after you've actually used the diapers for a while. Then, when you're pretty sure what you like and don't like, you can complete your stash. You may also find you prefer different styles for different situations. . .for instance pockets or AIOs are awfully convenient for trips out of the house, but you may prefer a thicker prefold + cover for overnights.<br><br>
And lastly, don't forget that CDing doesn't have to be an all or nothing affair. So don't worry about getting a full stash at first. . .you can ease into it and give a new cloth diaper a "trial run" when you know you'll be home, for example. Then you'll get more comfortable with them and have a better idea of what to get to finish off your stash.<br><br>
That's what I did, anyway, when I started CDing my DD at 9 mos. . I didn't know anyone either and my method worked well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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if cheap is what you are looking for, you could start out with a couple dozen prefolds and 3-4 proraps or thirsties covers and that would be about $75. You would have to wash every other day, but it would be a good start and once you got the hang of it you could add some pockets and inserts for outings and babysitters if you wanted. this is where i buy my dipes.<br><br><a href="http://www.maineclothdiaper.com" target="_blank">www.maineclothdiaper.com</a>
 
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