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Hi!<br>
I'm starting to put together some cloth diapers for my babe to be. I never CD'ed my first, so I'm new to this. DH is dead set against prefolds or anything that must be pinned/snappied. Other than that, I have no preferences for types of diapers or covers, in fact, I'd kind of like to try a little of everything! If money was no object, what would you buy for your newborn? Why would you buy that instead of something else? (of course, money is an object, but I'm going to try trading, Ebay, and maybe just a tiny bit of splurging). I've been looking at starting out with some kissaluvs fitteds, some fuzzi bunz, and a few AIO's.<br>
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I like aio's.<br>
I would buy xsm angelwraps, xsm fuzzi buns and some tiny heinys.<br>
But if money was an issue I might get a couple of the dipes I listed along with newborn bummis sww and prefolds. You can trifold and just lay it in the cover (no snappi or pins needed<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ). I also used a fleece topped doubler for that stay dry feeling on the babies bum.
 

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I like AIOs too. They are super easy to use.<br>
Pockets are great for outings and night time, but they're not as user friendly as AIOs.
 

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We aren't fans of AIO's here...I have two that I keep around just incase MIL or someone else is around and needs to change her. DH and I just prefer fitteds and wool. I think you're idea of sampling a bunch of different things is a good one. I one what I would and have purchased for our next one (Righteous Baby FLAMs and size 1, Valor-Kids Smalls, FussyButt Newborn/Small, Liz Cloth Smalls), but my recommendations won't help you unless our babies are similarly shaped. It took me awhile and a bit of trial and error to find out what works for us, but I LOVE what we have and it works wonderfully.<br><br>
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You could get a few AIOs just for DH to use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Go with plain pul no prints because they may leak with a heavywetter.JMO I liked Bumkins when my ds was 2 months old. I like pockets too like Fuzzi Bunz they are great for going out and very similar to AIOs.<br><br>
If money was no object I'd probably go to Fuzbaby and buy up a few FireFlies fitteds and a few Fuzeasy wool covers.<br>
Then I'd stock SOS on fridays and buy a few of their one size fitteds.<br>
Then I'd get a few Kiwi Pie Angora covers, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Thanks! Any particular reason why you would get firefly, SOS, etc. brand? Fabrics? WAHM? Trim fit? Just trying to find out why people have certain preferences. Since I've never used them, or even actually seen them in person, it is hard to tell online why certain ones might be better, KWIM?
 

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Fireflies are trim, quick drying, organic, and you can get a rainbow of them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
Fuzeasys are very trim and soft and also have lots of different colors!<br><br>
SOS fit great, have an internal soaker(which I like) and can fit for a long time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Fuzzi Bunz are my workhorse diaper. I've tried lots of pockets, but these are very reliable. JMO<br><br>
Kiwi Pies Angora covers are soooo soft! I think they are a little bulky for under clothes, but great for night time.<br><br>
I would buy a little of everything so you can see what all the fuss is about. I would not suggest buying a dozen of something before you have tested them out first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Some diapers work for some babies and some don't. HTH
 

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Firstly, newborns grow so fast that it doesn't make sense to put a whole bunch of money into newborn/small diapers. That being said, newborns do poop and pee a whole lot so you need lots of those small diapers. I used mostly infant size UBCPFs for about the first 6 weeks until dd fit into mediums. I would probably get 3 dozen Kissaluvs size 0's with a few cute covers for the newborn phase (that would still mean doing laundry every day, though, because they go through about 32 diapers a day.) I would start splurging the diaper budget when dc gets to size medium. Right now my favorite fitted is my one lonely Elbee - impossible to get without seriously stalking. I am also really starting to feel the Kiwi Pie love for covers. I have 2, one a medium that I bought new just about two months ago and one an old style medium that I bought from spatulagirl (thanks Kate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ) I absolutely love this old style sizing, it fits dd perfectly! The new medium is bigger so it will fit longer but it is less trim.
 

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My dd is 8 weeks and she just outgrew her kissaluvs (2nds from their outlet store). We used 36 of them with nb proraps and laundered every other day. (We also have indian pfs for general use and back up.) I bought kissaluvs for a very similar reason - I didn't want to turn my dh off with cloth and to make it easier for grandparents. It worked!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Recently I've tried sugarpeas and fuzzibunz.<br><br>
We love the kissaluvs because the cotton fleece is like the inside of a thick sweatshirt - it catches the runny poop, whereas the poop runs off the sugarpeas and occasionally the pfs when trifolded and gets on the covers. The kissaluvs never leaked! Many feel that kissaluvs don't have great absorbancy, however I found the absorbancy to be the same as our pfs and *maybe* slightly less than the sugarpeas (you're changing them so frequently in the beginning, it doesn't really seem to be an issue)! However, at night I added a hemp insert for more absorbancy, and for that reason, we just started using fuzzibunz at night.<br><br>
We had 4 proraps - definitely would do 6 next time! (But now we're using wool.) We loved the kissaluvs so much I ordered size 1s!<br><br>
And, really, if money is an issue, trifolding pfs inside of proraps is super easy!!! And you can get kissaluv 2nds from their outlet store for $89/dozen and then resell them if you need to!
 

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We LOVE fitteds and wool here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Since your DH doesn't want to use prefolds, I would go with Kissaluvs size 0 for your newborn. Everyone just raves about them for newborns. I have never used the size 0 since we started CD'ing when DS was 2 months old, but have used the size 1 and 2 and LOVE them! They're still my favorite fitted dipe!<br><br>
Oh, and like others have said...they have a great resale value!
 
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