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I am going to be a new mama, and I'm wondering how long Kissaluvs sz0 and infant cpf fit. I know every baby is different, but I would like to get a general idea. DH feels that Kissaluvs are too spendy, but I would love to get some of them. If they were going to fit for a while, he would jump on getting them.Thanks experienced cloth mamas!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Kissaluvs fit some babies until about 3-4 months or so(about 15lbs) but they outgrow the absorbency. Kissaluvs are excellent for holding bf baby poop and they are soft and one of the only diapers that fit a newborn, but their absorbency........mmmm.....not so much. My dd outgrew the absorbency before 6 weeks old and she wasn't even hitting 8lbs yet. Not worth it for us. Infant prefolds will probably overwhelm a newborn at first but if you are on a budget, they are defintely fine to use. They will just be pretty bulky. They fit my dd from about 8lbs to about 15 or 16lbs. So from approximately 2months until about 4 1/2-5months I think. Then the premium prefolds were pretty bulky but they fit usually into potty learning, though some people like to size up to toddler because they are a bit wider I believe for more room to wet in.<br><br><br>
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I can't tell you how long Kissaluvs will fit. But infant prefolds will fit up to about 15 lbs before you need to size up to the premiums. I actually prefer the prefolds for the newborn period. They need to be changed so often that it's just not economical at all to do the fitteds until later. You're going to need at least 36 newborn diapers if you want to wash every other day. I'm changing about 18-24 diapers a day and Mackenzie is 7 weeks old. A few weeks ago I was changing 24+ diapers a day.<br><br>
Good luck with whatever you decide. You're truly doing the best thing for your baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DD only wore her Kissaluvs for the first month. Absorbancy was never an issue (absorbancy wise, she can still wear preemie prefolds), but that was when they stopped fitting around her big chunk-o thighs. She was only around 11.5 lbs. though.<br><br>
We just recently started putting her in her infant prefolds because they seemed too bulky. She's close to 14 lbs now, but I think she'll wear them for a long time. We don't pin or Snappi though (just trifold) and absorbancy isn't an issue for us, because she pees about 50 times a day in miniscule amounts and likes to be changed immediately each and every time. :LOL<br><br>
One nice thing with Kissaluvs size 0s though, is that you can often find them used (if you can access the TP, which I couldn't) for cheaper, and it seems like you can resell them for a good portion of what you paid (which I guess I'll find out about if I ever get around to listing all of my NB stuff). I think that if you bought them used and resold them, you could probably get most, if not all, of your money back. I don't see how your DH could argue with THAT. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Yeah, definitely try to find them used on Ebay or whatever because they do have EXCELLENT resale value. I bought most of mine for about $8each and resold them for $9 each so it was like someone paid me a buck a diaper to use them for 6 weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> And by the way, I don't tell my hubby how much we spend on diapers unless he wants to tell me how much he spends on cigarettes and beer and fast food each month. My only hobby is diapers and knitting and I deserve a hobby. And he used to balk at sticker prices but after a while he came to terms with the fact that in the long run, it would take some of the pricier diapers and wool to really add up to the cost of sposies and cloth is so much better for her bum. So now he prefers not to know how much I spend, I take care of all the finances and as long as the bills get paid and we have enough for him to go out and buy a new dvd once or twice a month as the urge hits, he's happy. It keeps me out of his hair and makes me happy so he's thrilled with it! Mind you, he really does NOT understand the cloth love and why a certain diaper is $18 a pop but he knkows that I buy used and I knit her longies and soakers to save so he doesn't mind that I buy the pricier diapers. He doesn't want a leaky baby and he doens't like snappi'ing prefolds(though he'll do it if he has to).<br><br>
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I have no experience with Kissaluvs, so can't help you there.<br><br>
However, my 2yo ds can still fit into an infant cpf. Granted, it's a very low rise, very snug and he can wet through it in seconds, but they're nice to have on hand as backup in case we manage to run out of everything else. Oh, and ds is 32"-33" and 24ish pounds.
 

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If I remember correctly, we used kissaluvs for the first six weeks. I had ME Sandy's and they were fitting my little bubba by then, so I didn't even bother with the kissaluvs after that.<br><br>
Infant CPFs fit him until 3+ months. I started to pin at that time, so I stretched out the time for another month.
 

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ds is 13lbs and 2 months, while the kissaluvs still technically fit they rise is pretty low and can't hold in a poop.<br>
The infant cpfs are still fitting him well now.
 

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Heck, my almost 14 month old still wears infant prefolds! They are snug (great trim fit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) and I have to change them fairly often, but under certain things they look and fit way better than a premium, which are very bulky.<br><br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> prefolds!<br><br>
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Thanks for all the info mamas. I guess I don't really need Kissaluvs, especially if they won't fit too long-they're expensive! I plan to get three doz. infant prefolds, and a doz. of the tiny ones. Even if these dont fit very long, I can use them for other things. Whew-it's a lot to learn!
 

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My dd is still in her kissaluv 0's at 6 weeks and they are still working great for us. I've never had one "blowout" with them, even with all the bf poo. I love how soft and cushy they are on her. I also bought a bunch of cpf's but I've never used one of them (except for burp rags) because I like the kissaluvs so much. They are pricey, but I justified it because of their resale value.
 
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