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I'm preparing for baby #2 and want to cd again. With ds we did ecobaby onesize and I thought they were okay but the binding on the edges really irritated his legs/belt line. So then we switched to fuzzibunz. So, I have enough fuzzibunz for when the baby gets older but i need some newborn diapers.<br><br>
Fuzzibunz are too expensive right now for me to have to buy a new stash for every size. Plus, I'm looking for something more natural (in terms of materials used)<br><br>
So....here are my criteria...build me a stash!<br><br>
-Not to expensive, I can't spend more than $200 right now<br>
-Needs for work for newborn size<br>
-Natural materials<br>
-I don't like diapers with a hard binding (like the ecobaby onesize) I'm also not a fancy of diapers with big gussets (i think that's what they are called)<br>
-I want something trim but also absorbant<br><br>
-I have thought of prefolds with a wool cover (like loveybums), is that a practical choice? How about ease of use with prefolds for DH and my mom?<br><br>
Thanks so much
 

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A good chunk of my newborn stash is prefolds and flats. I have two dozen orange-edge newborn prefolds from Green Mountian Diapers, and 12 crackle-dyed flats (I think from Diaperware? They were a gift.) and another 4 colorgrown organics flats from Tinybirds. I have a bunch of newborn fitteds, too. Mostly OV or bamboo velour. Some from Muttaqin baby, some from Kindhearted Women, some from Loveybums, and a few other assorted WAHM ones.<br><br>
For covers, I have two loveybums wool, two LANAcare soakers, one Luxe Baby pull-on, and a couple of hand-knit soakers/shorties.<br><br>
I'd still like to get a couple of AIO, just for fun, but I don't know if I will before baby make his/her appearance.
 

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YOu could do a combo of prefolds and fitteds with wool covers....the fitteds would be easy for your dh and your mom (although, your mom might already know how to do prefolds?) and having a big portion of your stash as prefolds will help save $ too.<br><br>
This is my plan for the next baby....I will be using a combo of prefolds and newborn sized fitteds...I have a stash that I have collected of brand new newborn Mutts....they are truly a NB sized dipe and contain messes quite well....but not sure how available they are right now unless you can find some used ones (and used NB dipes are usually in GREAT condition because most babies don't wear them long). The other newborn fitted I have and will get more of are the Tykie Diapers newborn fitteds. Also very tiny and should contain messes pretty well too. NB Mutts aren't what I would call bulky but I think the Tykie might be a tad trimmer....and you can get them in stock on Ann's site....and if you email her, she can custom make some too. Kindhearted Women on hyena cart also has nice NB fitteds.<br><br>
One of my favorite fitteds to use is the bellabottoms OS fitted in bamboo...LOVE them! These should fit a baby as small as 8lbs (depending on the build) but I would say they would be bulky, although functional. I know that Faith is open to making smaller, newborn sized dipes though so you could email her and ask. I may do that when the time comes because I love her other bamboo dipes.<br><br>
You could also look into using prefitteds and prefolds....the prefitteds would go on more like a fitted dipe (you can get them with snaps, velcro or no closure to use with a snappi or pins)....but I've never used them so no idea how reliable they are at holding in poo and pee?
 

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I say prefolds and a good cover would be your best bet. Maybe 4 dozen infant sized prefolds and 4 wool covers? Loveybums makes some jersey wool covers that I am wanting for the next babe. I've heard they have a good size range since the jersey is kinda strechy....
 

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how bulky are prefolds usually? I had bought some prefolds for ds to stash for emergencies and we had one this week...the flood came which meant no running water and no way to wash dipes! so yesterday i used one of our old loveybums wool covers and a prefold in it (I think it was probaby a premium size). The whole thing just seemed sooooo bulky! maybe it was just the way I folded it and maybe it was because it was a premium prefold. Also....do prefolds stay in place well inside the cover? I was thinking of trying to make some sort of adjustment to the wool cover to "hold" the prefold in place (velcro or snaps or a little pocket to situate it in or something) Thanks<br><br>
in terms of contour or prefitted diapers...any recommendations?
 

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I liked the Tykie newborns too. I used them with DS and they worked well. (DD was too big and couldn't fit into them.) We also used prefolds with both of them, either snappied or folded into a cover. DH didn't have any problem with the prefolds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was able to buy my entire newborn stash used for $135 (35 fitted cotton Kissaluv 0's). I'm saving them to use again when I have #2. I think the suggestion of a combo of prefolds and fitteds sounds perfect! And for a newborn I would think 2 nice wool covers would suffice? That's all I had and I managed to make it work. My boy was out of all the newborn stuff by 3 months though, so it was a short timeline! But, you could start with that and after a month or two get a few more fitteds or another cover or two? Also, there are diaper swaps you can trade or buy for really good prices! Lots of the WAHM stuff is super and under-priced.<br><br>
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if you want prefolds, clothdiaper.com has some indian infant prefolds for cheap<br><a href="http://http//clothdiaper.com/specials.html" target="_blank">http://http://clothdiaper.com/specials.html</a><br>
so you could get some, and still have money for other stuff
 
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