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I just organized all my dipes to see what needed replacing or upgrading. We are fine on dipes that is for sure but for some reason all of our teeny covers are gone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> who knows what happened to them. The newborn dipes have been passed around my friends a bit so it could be the covers didn't make it.<br><br>
In any case a few days of stalking diaperswappers fixed that and the most adorable teeny tiny covers arrived yesterday. I am still waiting on a few small overs and then I think we will be set. But folding and putting away all this fluff is making me excited!<br><br>
For the first few months I have 3 dozen dipes and 5 newborn covers with 4 more smalls coming. I think I will knit up a soaker or two as well. I usually do laundry every other day so this should be fine. I also treated us to new cloth wipes and two new adorable wetbags.<br><br>
How is everyones stash coming?
 

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I have 10 size 1 Thirsties Duo covers, and need to buy a couple dozen Flip inserts, then we'll be set. So we're about halfway there. We're moving at the end of the month so I'm planning to buy the rest of the diapers in June. And birth supplies! We're pretty much set on clothes and just bought a carseat. There's a couple other things I'd like but don't need and can certainly wait.
 

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I think I'm in alright shape. I've got a dozen fitteds that I bought new for this baby on top of the dozen-ish I had left from my first. I also have lots of prefolds (a dozen orange edge, 2 dozen infants). I also have maybe 10 NB/S AIOs, and 16 NB/S pockets as well. The only area I'm lacking would be covers. I have 4 left over from DD, but would like around 8. I've got a couple in the mail and am planning on picking up a couple used from a mom who runs a diaper service here.
 

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I just went through all my old dipes today. It was so fun! I didn't start cloth diapering dd1 until she was 7 months old though so I don't have much teeny newborn sized stuff. My friend gave me a bunch of kissaluvs but the elastic is shot in most of them. I am going to try to use them anyway. The covers she gave me seem too big for a newborn. I have begun looking at diaperswappers again but I am trying to resist. I was addicted to that site when I first started CDing dd1! I may buy some new tiny prefolds and a few tiny covers and be done with it. I have lots of pockets for when she gets a bit bigger. I am really looking forward to cloth diapering.
 

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I have 30 FBs, size small. A few are new, but most hand-me-downs from friends. I've replaced the elastic in most of the old ones (project still in progress), but now I'm wondering whether I made them too tight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> How would I know (now) if they were too tight? I'm thinking it was smart to replace the elastic, because even if it's a bit tighter than factory standard, I can always snap them on a looser setting and they still won't be leaky because the elastics on the legs don't just hang open like they did? I don't know. I just hope CD works for me. I feel like I'm about to encounter a serious learning curve.<br><br>
I only have about 6 microfiber inserts, so I bought 3 dozen infant CPFs to stuff the FB and use as burpie cloths. I hope that works. It was a much cheaper solution than buying the tailored inserts. I know I'll have to get real inserts as she grows (hemp?), but for now, I'm hoping that was an okay corner to cut.<br><br>
I don't have a wetbag or pail system figured out yet. I've read that BF newborn poo CDs don't really need to be soaked in cold water, so I'm hoping I can just toss the FBs and CPFs into a hamper with a lid and wash them every day or so. Is that realistic?<br><br>
I really want to love cloth diapering! I have a stash of newborn and size 1 disposables from my shower, and I'm thankful to have NBs for the meconium stage. I'm concerned about rashes, but I read that CA Baby Calming diaper rash cream is okay to use with FB, so... again, I hope I love CD as much as I want to love it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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OOh! Good thread!<br><br>
I think I'm done (well I should be anyway)........I have a about 40 diapers for the nb/small phase. I was thinking this LO would be about the size of DD (who was 8lbs15.5oz....up to 10lbs by 2 weeks old) but now I'm not so sure. I'm a lot smaller then I was with DD. Anyway.........I have 5 assorted covers (3 PUL and 2 wool), 24 infant prefolds, 12 assorted AIO's and pockets and 4 fitteds. Depending how the wool is working for us I may want to add another PUL cover or maybe a fleece soaker. If this LO turns out to be little then I"ll probably get a few nb covers (most of mine are size small).<br><br>
ETA: I'm so proud of myself.........I've stayed on budget.....now if I can go 10 more weeks without getting anything new!
 

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I have a dozen nb GMD prefolds, a dozen small GMD prefolds, 5 nb fitted's, 5 one size fitted's, and 10 Disana Tie Nappies (LOVE these, can't wait to try them out!). I have 2 nb covers, 3 small covers, 3 small wool covers...and I think that's it. I may need some more but I was kind of waiting until the baby was born so I could get some gender specific stuff too.<br><br>
I didn't cloth my son until closer to 9 months so I have a gap in sizing that I still need to buy but I figured I have plenty to get started with and to get us through the first several months. Also because we didn't start until later, I don't have a good feel for what I need for the early months. I figure I have enough that if I have to do a load every day, that's fine and then I can just order some more on the fly if I think I need to.<br><br>
I am usually such a planner and organizer and with this baby I'm so like 'eh, it'll come together.' SO WEIRD and so out of character for me. I have been so intent on peacefully gestating that I've about gestated my way to birth with little more than a few diapers and the intention to buy a car seat!
 

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I've got 24 orange-edge gmd prefolds, 24 yellow-edge gmd prefolds with 4 size 1 duo covers, and 2 small bummis covers. 5 or so nb to medium size wool home-knit wool soakers that need lanolizing. 1 nb AIO, 2 small pockets, 8 one-size pocket dipes...kind of a random collection that I got on super sale. And 36 cloth wipes.<br><br>
I'm weary about my prefolds- I've pre-washed them a bunch of times but because I don't have a dryer and it's so hot here, they come off the line super crunchy and crispy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I've tried so many things to make them soft, I just don't know how they'll work out. I've ordered 20 fleece liners, hoping that might be a softer option on top of the prefolds.<br><br>
I think we're going to pick up a pack of nb disposables just in case we are really stressed at first and want to ease into cloth in the first week or so. I have no idea if I have enough of anything. I kind of burned out thinking about/looking at diapers...I really should inspect my stash to see if it's adequate. But how would I know anyway? Blahhh.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think we're going to pick up a pack of nb disposables just in case we are really stressed at first and want to ease into cloth in the first week or so. I have no idea if I have enough of anything. I kind of burned out thinking about/looking at diapers...I really should inspect my stash to see if it's adequate. But how would I know anyway? Blahhh.</div>
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I start with a pack of nb disposables the meconium is really not something I like to deal with on cloth and then it gives me a few days to recover and take on cloth washing. Not sure what to tell you about the crunchy dipes. I know there are lots of mamas who line dry their cloth it might be worth it to see if they can help.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I don't have a wetbag or pail system figured out yet. I've read that BF newborn poo CDs don't really need to be soaked in cold water, so I'm hoping I can just toss the FBs and CPFs into a hamper with a lid and wash them every day or so. Is that realistic?<br><br>
I really want to love cloth diapering! I have a stash of newborn and size 1 disposables from my shower, and I'm thankful to have NBs for the meconium stage. I'm concerned about rashes, but I read that CA Baby Calming diaper rash cream is okay to use with FB, so... again, I hope I love CD as much as I want to love it.</td>
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I think cloth is much more intimidating in thought than in practice. When #2 potty trained she was still needing a dipe at night so we switched to disposables and I had a hard time remembering to buy more and they really added up in the trash. With cloth if you are running low you just need to do the wash not get everyone packed up to go out.<br><br>
You'll figure something out that works for you pretty quickly. I just used a plastic trashcan that I got at target for less than $10 then a nylon laundry bag also found in the ironing/laundry section at target as the liner. The nylon never gets totally soaked and then I empty the whole lot into my washer and it all gets washed together. I never soaked anything even when they got older. Anything peanut butter consistency or runnier went right into the wash anything more solid rolled into the toilet. Dipes were always clean, my washer never got stinky so i figured we were good.<br><br>
So if you are looking for a wash routine mine was as follows<br>
Put everything in washer including nylon can liner<br>
-cold rinse<br>
-hot wash<br>
take out nylon liner, pockets and covers dry on low for a few minutes<br>
while those are drying do another cold rinse on the dipes and inserts.<br><br>
Since we were CD our last we have upgraded to high efficiency front loaders so I may have to play around with the settings a bit
 

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Ex-pat Mama - about the crunchy dipes, you could try adding white vinegar to your rinse cycle as a fabric softener. Also I'm wondering if your water is really mineralized. I wonder if a bit of Borax in it along with your soap might help. Anybody else have suggestions?<br><br>
Amynf1 - I'm a planner too and am sorta "eh" at this point too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I have about two dozen AIO's with liners that can be sized any size due to the snaps. I use those for dd2 now for nighttime. We'll see how they fit the NB.<br><br>
I have (don't remember) b/w 1-2 dozen prefolds and one-size (with snaps) diaper covers I was planning to use on the NB. I didn't cloth diaper either child as newborns so this will be a learning experience.<br><br>
I got a lovely box of size small fitteds from freecycle with about four plastic covers.<br><br>
That should do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">
 

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I don't have a wetbag or pail system figured out yet. I've read that BF newborn poo CDs don't really need to be soaked in cold water, so I'm hoping I can just toss the FBs and CPFs into a hamper with a lid and wash them every day or so. Is that realistic?<br><br>
I really want to love cloth diapering! I have a stash of newborn and size 1 disposables from my shower, and I'm thankful to have NBs for the meconium stage. I'm concerned about rashes, but I read that CA Baby Calming diaper rash cream is okay to use with FB, so... again, I hope I love CD as much as I want to love it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Yep, I never ever rinsed newborn poop. And then we ec so after 6 months, we've only ever had a handful of poopy bottoms/diapers. Just put them in a dry pail and then into the wash. I soak them in the machine and then let that be a rinse. Then hot wash with a rinse and that has been fine.<br><br>
As for liking diapers as much as you would like to, just be patient with yourself as you learn what routine of washing and what detergent to use. You may need to switch things up a few times before you figure out what works best for you
 

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I've just spent last weekend and parts of this week getting my stash ready!<br><br>
I boiled a dozen prefolds, rewashed my fuzzibunz from dd etc.<br><br>
I have:<br>
12 prefolds to try out and see if we like them.<br>
6 Blueberry all in ones<br>
6 small fuzzi bunz<br>
3 small happy heinies<br>
a bunch of nice thick hand sewn cloth wipes<br>
and a pile of workable not so great fitteds of all kinds<br>
8 bummis wraps<br>
4 beautiful hand knitted wool covers, 1 wool longies. My mom made them<br><br>
We have enough small dipes and a ton of medium fuzzibunz and mother ease for later on.<br><br>
I loved carefully washing them and getting ready for my new baby to arrive.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I am going back and forth between using a service and just going to the laundromat once a week. (We don't have our own w/d and the laundry room doesn't get stuff very clean.)<br><br>
I currently have<br>
- 12 PFs that i'm not to keen on (they have a folded hem on the ends that is kind of bulky)<br>
- 1 small FB<br>
- 1 one-size SweetPea pocket<br>
- 1 PF with built-in snaps<br>
- 1 PF that is brown and I can't remember what's so special about it<br>
- 4 medium FB left over from DS that are still useable for later on<br>
- 2 WAHM small covers<br>
- 6 BG3.0s left over from DS that did not really survive<br><br>
I'm looking into getting PFs from GMD but don't know what size and how many.
 

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This is what I've got:<br>
2 doz nb prefolds<br>
2 doz flats<br>
4 proraps nb covers<br>
18 OS pocket dipes, combination of BG 3.0s and Happy Heiny's and assorted inserts<br>
1 flip cover w/ inserts<br><br>
What I'd like to add:<br>
some nb wool soakers<br>
a couple of nb dappi pants<br><br>
I'd love love love the babykicks hemp OS dipes and the disana tie-ons and Little Beetle OS wool covers . . . but $$$ and I think we can get by with what we have.<br><br>
We have a pack of size 1 "natural" 7th generation sposies, and I hope that no one gives us more sposies. I'm so excited to cd!<br><br>
Also, we have about one wipey container of super-luxurious cloth wipes that came with our little lions order and four hemp doublers.<br><br>
So I think we're pretty set except for maybe a few more covers for the tiny stage, then we should be fine with the pockets. But I think for the bigger stage a couple more flip covers would be good. I like that you only have to wash the inserts and can keep using the cover or just rinse it out and quickly air dry.
 

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A friend of mine gave me her stash - for free! - just last week. All I need are maybe a few more diapercovers, but otherwise, we're set! They are my dream diapers, but I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A friend of mine gave me her stash - for free! - just last week. All I need are maybe a few more diapercovers, but otherwise, we're set! They are my dream diapers, but I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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I agree, free dipes are free dipes after all! Our newborn stash is all hand me downs which is fine with me the rest is mostly stuff I bought DD#1 didn't start in cloth until she was 4 months or so and then both kids never grew out of a medium. So we have lots in that size.<br><br>
I just bought 5 more nb and small covers on diaperswappers. I think we are finally done for now. Just have to wait for my friend to finish with the wetbags and cloth wipes I always feel so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> supporting WAHMs
 

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stripped the prefolds and stuffers, lanolinized the wool, checked elastic velcro and snaps on the pockets. I have a bit of sewing/fixing to do, and may make a few more wool covers, but we are all set. <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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I just made the plunge and bought just about EVERYTHING yesterday! I can't wait to get the stuff in the mail!!! This is my first babe and we're starting totally from scratch. Here's what I got...<br><br>
Diapers:<br>
18 Diaper Rite newborn prefolds<br>
18 Diaper Rite small prefolds<br>
6 Diaper Rite medium prefolds<br>
12 Birdseye flats<br>
3 Jersey cotton flats<br>
1 Kissaluvs (Version 2.0), Size 0<br>
1 Mother-Ease Sandies, Size XS<br>
6 Mother-Ease One Size<br><br>
Covers:<br>
1 Lite Wrap Cover, Size NB<br>
1 Imse Vimse Cover, Size NB<br>
1 Bummis Whisper Wrap, Size NB<br>
3 Hand-knit wool soakers, Size Newborn<br>
2 Hand-knit wool soakers, Size Small<br>
1 Hand-knit wool pants, Size Small<br>
1 Hand-knit wool soaker, Size Medium<br>
1 Hand-knit wool pants, Size Medium<br>
2 Mother-Ease Air Flow Covers, Size Medium<br><br>
Other stuff:<br>
3 Mother-Ease Liners<br>
Tons of homemade wipes and liners made from old t shirts and towels<br>
1 Baby potty (We plan to EC)<br>
Diaper Pins<br>
Snappis<br>
Laundry bag<br>
Small nylon wetbag<br><br>
I also have enough wool to knit a few more diaper covers and pants. I figure this list of stuff will get us through at least the first few months, then I can reassess and order more as needed.
 
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