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I'm expecting my first baby in late January. I'm a newbie mom in that respect. I'm trying to understand how many of each type of baby clothes I need to have, especially in the varying sizes. A friend recently gifted me with some baby boy's clothes, which I am ecstatic about. I've sorted through them and am making a list of the things I need to acquire before the baby is born. I feel so at a loss, though. For instance, how many short and long-sleeved onesies does a newborn need? Do they wear mostly pajamas or should I acquire a few pairs of pants and sweaters for my newborn? I know this must sound like such a silly question.<br><br>
Will some of you make a quick list naming the baby clothes items that you feel is necessary for a newborn, as well as the amount that it is necessary to have on hand? Also, how many cloth diapers and covers should I plan to have on hand? How many blankets and towels, etc.?<br><br>
Thanks so much. I feel incredibly silly asking, but I just have no idea how fast babies (especially breastfed babies) soil their clothes, or if it makes sense to have more things in the 3-6 months range, as they'll likely be in it for a little longer.
 

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We have been very blessed with the clothes, so we keep just about everything that is in excellent shape & pass along the rest. We also tend to be messy, so we have a bit more than what most people need<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
As for bath towels, I like to have at least 5 & 7 washcloths. For changing pad covers, at least 3 (one to use, one to wash & one waiting to be used).<br><br>
Diapers...well, again, I have a collection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"> and like fluff. We have at least 5 dozen total for a newborn. I normally wash every day or every other day. This includes fitteds, prefolds & contours. I figure if a baby nurses 12 times a day, they will need to be changed 12 times a day...that is how my baby's work. I like to have a lot of extras so if something comes up, I don't have to be stressed about getting a load of laundry in before I leave.
 

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I'm a massive cheapskate that portrays as a minimalist...<br><br>
I owned about 7 sleepers (in various sizes) and didn't have to worry about explosive poos...a couple of pairs or pants...couple of shirts.<br><br>
My daughter used our washclothes and towels so that wasn't a big deal.<br><br>
We had one changing pad cover and if I needed one while it was in the washer I tossed a towel down (Winter only, Summer was unnecessary). I had three crib sheets, but one ripped early so that left two - so not an issue.<br><br>
I didn't CD until she was around 6 months so I had, I think, +/- 10 dipes and covers. Again, more than enough. (This time we're starting after the meconium poo and I have 2 dozen prefolds.)<br><br>
The thing about clothes is that people LOVE to buy them so don't have everything you need...people will give you some when your kid arrives. Then you can be sure you don't have too many, yk?
 

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i agree<br><br>
lo will use the family's bath products, towels, wash cloths, etc<br><br>
i have 24 nb prefolds, 24 infant prefolds, 5-7 covers (still need to buy), wash cloths for wipes<br><br>
so far i have no clothes, but have been offered some, if none come in time i'll buy 1 pack (of 2-3) gowns and footies, so 4-6 outfits total. with dd i never dressed an infant in anything but sleeping outfits<br><br>
i have 2 blankets from dd<br><br>
carseat picked out, (truefit), though still need to buy<br><br>
upmama sling, need to buy<br><br>
should be set for the first month or so, will later get stroller
 

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DS was born 9.8lbs, so a lot of the newborn sized clothes he never had a chance to wear. In my experience, size 0-3 months worked better for us.<br>
I had 20 AIO diapers, just enough for the first months. (I'm a vigilant diaper changer though... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> probably more than I would have too...) A lot depends on the climate were you live, how many diaper- leaks and spit-ups happen. Hooded towels are cute, but adult towels do the same job. We co-slept in the same room, but not in the same bed, so a blanket sleeper has been really handy, and still is. I recommend the HALO blanket sleeper. Socks, my DS feet were always cold. I liked rompers for the first couple months, underneath I would put either long-sleeved or short-sleeved onsies. I have a stash of those.<br>
I had two changing pad covers, one for laundry and one in use.<br>
I am a minimalist and still wound up with more than I needed.
 

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I think everyone's lists will be very different because everyone has different preferences. My suggestion is to start small and save your money and then you can purchase those things that you really like or need more of later on. I think alot of it also depends on how often you do laundry. In my house I do laundry on a daily basis so I could get away with much less (i.e. cloth diapers) then someone who might wait until a diaper pail is full before washing) - hope that makes sense. Then you also have to take into consideration other things such as - is the baby a spitter. My oldest dd was a projectile vomiter (had I had her now she would have been diagnosed with reflux, but back then there was no such diagnosis).<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">how many short and long-sleeved onesies does a newborn need?</span> Again depends on how often you do laundry. I think I purchased two packs of onsies - all short sleeved.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">Do they wear mostly pajamas or should I acquire a few pairs of pants and sweaters for my newborn?</span> This is really a personal preference. Personally I don't like leaving my baby in pajamas all day long and like giving them a bath daily, massage daily and then dressing them, but not everyone is like that.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">Will some of you make a quick list naming the baby clothes items that you feel is necessary for a newborn, as well as the amount that it is necessary to have on hand?</span> I have two packs of onsies, two packages of socks, several outfits (not too many since they grow quickly), and then several sleepers.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">Also, how many cloth diapers and covers should I plan to have on hand?</span> I bought him five diaper covers which for me is a lot to have on hand. This is how many I had for my 16 month old as well and found that was way more then I need, but remember I do laundry daily too. As far as diapers go - plan on lots of those because babies can easily go through 12 diapers a day. My 16 month old goes through about 8 cloth diapers a day all on her own on a good day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I would start with one or two of the brand or type you think you might like - the reason I say this is because when I bought them for my dd I found some that I hated. My preference on diaper covers are Bummi's and so now I have only two of those and three of a brand I don't like.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">How many blankets and towels, etc.?</span> As far as blankets go I have two swaddle me type blankets - will not invest in regular swaddling blankets because I don't like them and have a couple of blankets for him so that I can cover him when taking him out (remember blankets are a SIDS hazard so you shouldn't use them for sleeping). As far as towels - I do not and never have invested in special towels for my babies. I have always just used our regular bath towels when I bathe them. Someone once gave me one with the hood and I thought it was useless (sorry to anyone who loves them), but in my case I wrap them, dry them quickly and get them dressed so the hood doesn't do anything since I am quick.<br><br>
As far as changing pads - nope never used those. Crib sheets - right now I have only two of them for my toddler - the baby will most likely sleep with me so we won't need to worry about that until he moves to a crib and by that time period his sister will be out of her crib.<br><br>
The one thing I like to have more of are wraps and/or slings. With my last dd I had two slings and then had a wrap for in the house, one that I left in dh's car and one I left in my car. All of them I made so they were cheap but to me so necessary to have more than one in more than one place especially since I like to go away a lot <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 didn't CD DS until he was around 9 mo old, so I don't have any experience CDing a newborn. But from what I experienced, you don't need any clothes other than onsies and sleepers for a newborn. I got mine as hand-me-downs and probably have about 20 of each, which is more than enough. I think 10-15 would probably be good. If you're not co-sleeping you'll probably want 2-3 sleep sacks as well for cold nights.<br><br>
I like having a lot of blankets because I use them for so many things--swaddling, changing the baby on the floor, covering up to keep them warm in the carseat, etc. I'm constantly washing them because I won't use the one I just changed the baby on to swaddle, KWIM? Also, you'll want to stash a few in the car or in diaper bags for emergencies, so that takes a few out of the regular circulation. I would get 8-10 blankets.<br><br>
We used no baby towels (I don't even really understand the hooded ones). I actually like using cheaper bath towels because they're not as large and thick as the premium bath towels the adults use. A couple of hand towels work well too.<br><br>
As for CDing, I haven't done a NB before, but I have ready:<br>
- 1 dozen NB PFs<br>
- 2 dozen infant PFs<br>
- 2 dozen flats<br>
- 6 PUL covers + wool (yet to be made)<br>
- 2 dozen wipes<br>
- several packs of pins (I always misplace them)<br>
- 2 changing table covers (you can always use a blanket or towel in a pinch)<br><br>
I don't think BF babies soil their clothes any more or less than FF babies. Some babies spit up a lot and some don't. Some have huge, blow-out poos and some make teeny tiny poos every time they go. I think with what I have I will be doing baby laundry every 2-3 days.
 

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Diapers- no idea, I've never cloth diapered a newborn. I plan to with this one (after the meconium is done) so I need to get some dipes.<br><br>
I'm one of those that keeps baby in sleepers all the time for the first little while. It'll be too cold here the first little while for me to bother with outfits, really, and I feel so bad having the waistband of pants digging into little newborn tummies. I do like to have 1-2 cute outfits (pants, sweater, booties, etc) for going out and about but to me they're not essential. Onesies, sleepers, sleepsack- at least, that's what DD lived in for the first few months (she's a November baby). I used the sleepsacks all day, it wasn't just for sleeping. Actually they came off for sleeping and I'd swaddle her.<br><br><br>
So for me- 5-7 onesies, 5-7 sleepers, 2-3 sleepsacks, a few pairs of socks and slippers for going out, 1-2 outfits.<br><br>
Also had 2 crib sheets (never used, she co slept)<br>
2 hooded bath towels<br>
2 baby washcloths<br>
10-ish receiving blankets. Storebought ones were almost NEVER used- the homemade ones from relatives that were huge squares of fabric got the most use. Storebought ones were too small to swaddle effectively, IMO. We only had 3 of those.<br>
1 fleece blanket to tuck around her in the car
 

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Oh, yeah, I forgot about that one! We had a blanket that stayed in the car for that sole purpose. When it was blistery cold we would bring it inside so it wasn't sooo cold against my daughter's skin.<br><br>
Even now, my kid sits in her carseat without her coat so there's always something in the backseat to cover with.
 

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When DD was a newborn/small, I really liked Gymboree gymmies. I bought most of them used on ebay and a few new - there seem to always be some on clearance on the site or in the store. They're "sleeper" like pajamas and I used them all day. Bathed and changed her, but into a fresh pair. I think I probably used about four or five pairs. I also liked Bon Bebe onesies...I bought a few new packs on clearance this time. DD outgrew her newborn stuff by five or six weeks, so the 0-3 suggestion is good.<br><br>
I had a lot of socks but they were quitters, falling off, until she started getting more rolls and by then it was too hot for them. I liked the footed sleepers much better. The socks really weren't necessary until she was much bigger.<br><br>
I had a bunch of cute newborn outfits but didn't use them.<br><br>
I did use hats when we went outside, as it was cold. We ended up seeing a lactation consultant quite a bit early on, so I was glad to have them.<br><br>
For newborn diapers, I used kissaluvs. I'd guess I have around 36 diapers but I didn't know how frequently I would change her. 12 times a day is about right...depends on how often you want to wash. I used Thirsties covers and had four or five...you need a few to use while others air out or are being washed. She outgrew her kissaluvs (absorbency) by about seven or eight weeks. After that, we've loved and used Mother-Ease Sandys. Talk about durable! Her kissaluvs are still in great shape and can be used by DD2.<br><br>
I used receiving blankets A LOT. Breastmilk seems to get everywhere and I always had DD wrapped up around the house. I kept a clean basket on the dresser with about 12 in there. They're inexpensive and I was glad I had a lot.<br><br>
Funny enough, I used the hooded towels a couple of times when she was tiny but really not a lot until <b>now</b>. They're perfect for drying a squirmy 2yo! I was glad I had them recently. When DD was a NB I bathed her rather infrequently and with me when I did...I just used adult towels.<br><br>
I did and still use baby washcloths. I recommend the thicker type and not the really thin, teeny ones.<br><br>
I really liked knit wool covers, too. They breathe and are so easy to get on/off. When DD was older, about six months, I started to really prefer the interlock type. This time I've bought DD2 a few pairs of woolybottom footies as well.<br><br>
They make these zip-up type things called Bundle Me Lites for carseats and I totally, totally loved mine! They also have a heavier version for colder climates. I'd zip DD in with a blanket over her and she was always toasty warm.<br><br>
For my NB sling, I really liked my Sleepy Wrap.<br><br>
Those totally aren't silly questions! I felt the same way and learned everything through trial and error. <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 agree with all the PPers - it's very much personal preference.<br><br>
I had a dozen receiving blankets with DD and I think I used 2. The rest eventually ended up as diapers and mama cloth - so maybe getting more than you need isn't such a bad idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Now we have none and our MW requests 6 (six!!!!!!!???) in her HB supply list. Goodwill, here I come.<br><br>
Climate is a big factor. When DD was born she spent a lot of time in a cloth diaper and sometimes a onesie. Eventually I grew to love the footed sleepers and she spent maybe from 2-6 months dressed in them full time. So cozy. This is the one thing I want to buy more of for the new baby.<br><br>
I wouldn't buy a lot because I think you'll be surprised by how much you get from people. I did appreciate that everyone bought different sizes. Everytime DD grew and I worried that she'd have nothing to wear, I would remember that dress/sleeper/outfit from aunt/uncle/friend and was set for another few weeks (they grow pretty fast, even the little ones : )<br><br>
I <b>highly recommend</b> having two diaper pail liners. Seems expensive at the outset but I do laundry constantly and I like the ease of carrying the dipes to the washer in the bag. I had 1 changing pad liner, and to keep it clean longer I would put a towel or receiving blanket on top.<br><br>
Special baby towels and bathers/tubs were useless to us. We still have the hooded towels and I never, ever use them. OTOH, I do like sewing them up for people who are expecting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And, I rather liked the robe we were gifted but I'd never buy one for a NB.<br><br>
Our diaper stash is extensive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> No matter the type I would have at least 24 on hand with 4-6 day time covers and 2 nighttime covers.<br><br>
OMG baby time is getting close!
 

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I didn't read all the replies, I'm sure they were fabulous!<br><br>
Here's what we had:<br><br>
-about 4 sleep gowns (the kind with elastic at the bottom)<br>
-3 swaddle blankets. I just bought flannel & hemmed it up, the receiving blankets are a joke for swaddling.<br>
-12 newborn prefolds, 24 premium I think. 6 prorap covers and some handknit wool ones. 6 fitted dipes (handmade). It really depends on your baby, but I found that I had no blow-outs outside the cover when I used cloth, and most of the time the poo stayed inside the diaper so I didn't have to wash the cover with each change.<br>
-I used the large (premium size) cloth diapers on top of the changing table as a cover for the cover <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> That way, if it got peed/pooped on I just threw it in with the rest of the dipes to wash. I rarely had to change the changing pad cover (they're pricey!)<br>
-I got by with just one dirty diaper bag, remember while baby is exclusively breastfed you don't have to clean the poo off the diapers before washing.<br>
-I liked the daytime onesie footed clothes for baby. The things that snap or zip all the way down and are either footed or not. I used plain cotton (thinner) for the day and fleece or terry cloth (thicker) at night for pj's. Or the sleep gowns.<br>
-blanket for the carseat; you don't want baby to be in bulky clothes in the carseat, so a fleecy warm blanket or something like that is good to put over baby. I'd put him in the carseat in the house (infant one that detaches from base) and put the blanket over him all cozy then carry him out to the car.<br>
-2 to 3 hooded towels. The hood is good to keep their head warm, but you don't need a lot if you hang the towels to dry in between bathings. I tend to have sensitive skin, so I only bathed him every 3-4 days. Babies don't really get dirty. The bottom you can wash off with warm water & a soft thin washcloth when you're changing the diaper anyways.<br>
-speaking of washing, I remember his neck and palms would get sorta nasty. But again, you can just wipe with a wet wash cloth. Neck wasn't a prob til he got fat, but the hands when he was really little his hand would be tightly clasped and the skin would get sorta peely & funky.<br>
Weird, huh?<br>
-back to clothes. I also had about 6-8 onesies, only a few long sleeved ones. I put him mainly in the one-piece things if I needed long-sleeve. It's fun to have a few cute outfits, but really I just went for comfort most of the time. Face it, jeans on a 1-month old aren't that comfy! I do like the stretchy pants though, and that with a onesie is adorable to me. Slightly more work to change a diaper though<br><br>
Do you have freecycle in your area? (freecycle.org) You could ask for some baby clothes there, or check out craigslist too. Often, moms have a whole collection of everything they used, and then you're set!<br><br>
This is a wonderfully practical post, it is not silly at all! My son rocketed in growth from birth to 6 months and then he somewhat slowed down. Of course, at 6 months he was wearing 12-mo. clothing, so go figure. Each baby will grow at a different rate; my son was larger than some babies that had been 10lb at birth (he was 8.5lb). Also, if you're doing cloth, you'll probably have to get somewhat roomier clothes since those pumpkin butts take up a lot of room <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We gave away heaps of newborn/0-3 month clothes when friends had a baby boy the summer after our son was born, and I still think we have too many gender-neutral clothes!<br><br>
We probably have somewhere between 9 and 12 sleepers (which our son lived in - we hardly ever put him in "real clothes" until he was closer to 3 months old), a few pairs of pants and a few tops, 6 or 8 short sleeved onesies, and maybe 5 long sleeved onesies. I think this baby might need a few more long-sleeved things, but that's it. So many clothes!!! We also really liked the gowns for night time (with elastic at the bottom - <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/babygown.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> is one I made for the new baby!). Really easy for changing diapers at night. Our son wore them at night until he was maybe 6 months old - whenever it was he stopped pooping at night!<br><br>
We have 30 NB prefolds, plus a few NB fitteds and pockets, and maybe six covers. That was plenty for our son... plenty enough that we have been giving some diapers away!<br><br>
ETA: We just used our regular towels and washcloths until my mom gave us some... apparently baby sized hooded towels are hard to resist! My three year old now runs around after a bath wearing nothing but the hooded towel on his head (which has a bear on it), saying "I'm a special little bear! Rrrarrrr!" Not any more practical than a regular towel for a little baby, but way more fun for a toddler!
 

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Like others have said I think every baby and every mama is sooooo individual that it is really hard to have one set list. I think that it makes the most sense to start with as little as possible and get what you like as you and your baby need it.<br><br>
My babies were both peanuts (between 5-6 lbs during the early weeks) and needed preemie sized clothes and newborn sized clothes for the first month. They used 0-3 and 6-9 stuff forever but breezed right through 3-6 in just a few weeks.<br><br>
One of my newborns was cloth diapered and one disposable diapered. We had zero diaper leaks with the CD baby but lots with the sposie one. So ds rarely needed his clothes changed and dd got changed a lot.<br><br>
They were both breastfed and ds never spit up. Dd was a total puker so for her we needed bibs and prefolds.<br><br>
I never used special baby towels or washcloths, our own worked fine.<br><br>
I love onesies and use them under everything, every day, from birth through potty training so I can never have enough from newborn through 18 month size. Other people may not like them so much. OTOH I dislike newborn gowns and could go without a single one. They always tangle and ride up on my kids and I just find them to be a PITA.<br><br>
I would start with just a little bit of everything and then once you have decided what you like and how your baby is going to grow then you can stock up a little more.
 

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My general guidelines, having done this once before:<br><br>
- clothes: as many as possible. you won't believe how often you change newborn clothes, and keeping up with laundry can be challenging at least initially. if you live somewhere cold, don't worry about short sleeved stuff. my daughter lived in terry sleepers most of her infancy because they were easy to put on, very warm, and covered up her feet (no socks would stay on!!). hit up garage sales/craigslist and get whatever you can -- I always trend towards big on sizes so I have 0-3 and 3-6 month stuff and just roll sleeves. get stuff you like!! it's such fun to dress up the baby, even if it IS just in "that adorable doggy sleeper" or whatever. i don't like "shirts" for small babies that aren't onesies because then they gape at the waist and let in the cold. I'm a huge onesies fan like SF and agree you probably can't have too many. I confess I do a lot of shopping post-birth because we don't find out the gender, and I really do love using little pink clothes on a baby girl, and most of our clothes are green/yellow/blue. hats are a must but they mostly fall off :p.<br><br>
ALSO, if you are planning to cloth diaper, expect to have to go up a size on pants since they take up so much room in the butt. stretchy is the way to go. and i agree with Strawberry Fields, newborn gowns are kind of pointless (at least for me, having babies in Iowa winter, when the gowns were simply too cold work.).<br><br>
- cloth diapers: IMO you can never have too many, again, so you don't have to stress about laundry! we have 30 bGs that we have used on DD... will probably get some more once this baby is in them, too (we're going to start out in disposables until the baby is big enough for one size diapers). my rec for cloth wipes is to cut up old t-shirts and again -- can't have too many!<br><br>
- blankets: 6 or 7? i really prefer bigger blankets because they swaddle/wrap better, so i avoid the gerber flannel ones since they're too small. extras are always good because they'll get barfed on. i loooove fleece blankets. again, you probably can't have too many. hint: don't wash flannel with your diapers! it will pill up instantly and look like crap! i ruined several adorable flannel blankets that way the first time around trying to cut corners on laundry. i still used them but man, i wish i hadn't washed them on "hot"!<br><br>
- towels: 0? i hate baby towels!! at least the flimsy ones that i got as gifts. i much preferred using regular towels on my babies because they are so much warmer/absorbent. i'd not spend any money on towels and just see what you get as gifts.
 

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If it's your first try a bit of everything and then look at Goodwill and other used shops for what you like.<br><br><br>
Cold weather tip from here - I like the gown for newborns and we use babylegs or other legwarmers underneath which also helps keep socks on. I also love the legwarmers for under pants when I'm babywearing to help keep the legs covered up. DD is 2.5 and still using legwarmers under her dresses and sometimes with pajamas.
 

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For you ladies who dont like the tiny receiving blankets that come in the 4 packs....<br>
My midwife has 10 receiving blankets on her supply list and I hate those little ones, so I just went to the fabric store and bought big pieces of flannel and hemmed them. They are big enough to be used for swaddling or pretty much anything and they are cheaper too!
 

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You've received some really good replies so I won't repeat what they said. The only thing that I'm not sure someone mentioned was that with cloth diapers, my experience is that you'll go up a size in clothes (at least in the pants). We didn't start CDing with DD until she was 5 months, but even now, she's always needed the room in the next size up when the length on the other size was fine (and would've been roomy enough if she had on a sposie). So with this baby, I'm not bothering with any NB sizes, just 0-3 and 3-6. It's ok if its too big and if it turns out that your LO is small and actually swimming in the clothes, you can always run out and pick some up. But you can't get a too-small outfit on them!
 

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On the changing pad cover front... We searched high and low for a changing pad that had little velcro bits to hold the cover in place and then discovered that a standard size receiving blanket (we got a 4-pack that had come from Target) folded in half fit exactly. Presto! Spare changing pad covers!<br><br>
We really preferred waffle-weave blankets when we swaddled and they were stretchier. We are thinking about getting one of these <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FLiberty-Slings-Swaddle-Pod%2Fdp%2FB0017UXRVG" target="_blank">"swaddle socks"</a> this time around.<br><br>
I actually had no trouble getting regular clothes over a cloth-diapered butt. Except for things from Gymboree and one-piece sleepers from Carters. Otherwise, all of my LO's clothes fit in the "right" size range even over the big bottom!
 

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oh yeah, and even if you don't buy any of the flimsy baby washcloths, if you receive them the make excellent wipes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We still have the 8 we were gifted and they've been cleaning DDs butt the whole time!
 
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