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Ok, so i've decided to try CD. I've been using sposies on my ds since he was born. I went to my local BRU and bought some Gerber DSQ prefolds and a cover. Not too sure if those are a good intro to CD.<br>
I want to know if anyone knows of any places in the Atlanta area that sell CD that I can look at or is the internet the only way? Also, what brands are good? I am so confused!!!!! I have already done lots of research, looking at websites, etc and am still confused. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br>
What do I need? What's the easiest to deal with? There are SO many different types that I don't know how to begin. I want to try but there's so much and it's confusing it almost makes me want to stick with sposies, but am willing to try CD.<br>
Feel free to PM me if you want.<br>
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I also am new at this. Here are a few links that I found helpful.<br><a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com" target="_blank">www.greenmountaindiapers.com</a> this site shows how the different diapers fit<br><a href="http://www.dy-dee.com" target="_blank">www.dy-dee.com</a> this site gave good instructions on folding a prefold<br><br>
I don't know if the only way to buy is through the net or not. I'm interested to find out.
 

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Hi, I am relatively new to CDing as well. I started full-force at the beginning of October. I would definately recommend beginning with Fuzzi Bunz. It's most like disposables. You lay them out like a disposable and then you pull the two side tabs over to the front and snap close. You never have to touch the wet diaper because the outer layer is waterproof. Poop rolls right off the fleece inner and wetness is absorbed through the fleece as well. It was so easy for me to use on 3 children that it gave me the confidence to branch out into using other types of CDs. I'm not sure if money is an issue for you or not. The Fuzzi Bunz are $14.95 each. These are available online. You need an insert with this type of diaper, but the baby's butt stays dry. I just took off the FB my baby wore to bed last night and her bottom was totally dry but the insert was soaked. Feel free to ask me more questions if you need.<br><br>
From what I've heard the cloth diapers from BRU are not at all absorbent. I have some Chinese prefolds and some from BRU and the difference is similar to the absorbency of a towel and that of a sheet of paper. I would return the gerber ones to BRU if you can and buy some Chinese prefolds if you want to start out inexpensively. But if you can, I would start with the Fuzzi Bunz and then you could work up your confidence to using prefolds. Most cloth diapers are bought online. There are a few stores, but it would depend on what city you live in if you could get there. Hope this helps.
 

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Yes, Take back those Gerber things! Online is probably your best bet. I'd suggest pockets or AIOs. Don't buy a dozen first thing because some diapers work for some babies and some don't. I'd buy one or two to tryout for a few days or a week. After you find your system I'd suggest buying 6-8 a day for a toddler and 10-12 for an infant. I wash every other day or third day. Have fun!
 

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When I first started 3 years ago, I was so overwhelemed with all the options. What I did was buy several different kinds just to get to know the different types and what I liked to use. I would suggest (If you aren't too tight on money) to get a fitted, and AIO, and a pocket to try out. The TP might be a good place to start getting some things to try on the cheap.<br><br>
For any cd'er, even if prefolds aren't their cup of tea, I suggest having 2 dozen prefolds and about 6 covers (I use proraps, but there are a bunch to try out as well). Prefolds are a good foundation to start with. I would suggest Chinese prefolds over the Gerber ones, but the Gerber ones will still hold stuff. You'll just be amazed out how much better the chinese prefolds are.<br><br>
Many stores offer sampler packs, so you might want to try one of those. I would also suggest to spend some time reading the archives here. There is a ton of information and great questions asked that may help you to figure out what you want to try.<br><br>
Welcome to the world of cd's! Hang in there, it WILL get easier!!
 

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It also depends on how much $$ you are wanting to put into it all. you could splurg and go all aio (all in ones) such as very baby (<a href="http://www.flutterbybaby.com" target="_blank">www.flutterbybaby.com</a>) thoes are even more simialar to sposies then FB... or if you are on a budget you will want to go pf (prefolds) and PUL covers (prowrap, bummis, ect)...<br>
but i also will say you need to just buy a few and try don't splurg on one kind, you need to try lots out to find what will work best!!!
 

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To start out I browsed online a LOT, then went through babiesinthesun.com to order a package - one dozen Chinese prefolds, two Bummis Super Whisper Wrap covers, and a Snappi fastener. It was fairly inexpensive to start out with and gave me enough to start cloth diapering him full time. Now I'm trying something new each chance I get to see what works best for us, but the prefolds and covers have worked well so far.
 

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I started out with a sampler pack from <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">http://www.naturalbabies.com</a> You get 2 prefolds, a fuzzi bunz, Bumkins, kissaluvs fitted, and two covers for around $50. Or you can look on the Trading Post to get everything a lot cheaper.<br><br>
I like prefolds now, but if I had to start with them I wouldn't have CD'd. I used mostly fuzzi bunz until I found Very Baby AIOs. Now I mostly use pf's around the house!<br><br>
It can all be overwhelming. I've often thought there should be a separate forum for newbies or people considering cd so they don't have to see the threads about the $60 dipes on eBay and think we are insane. <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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