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I have to laugh at myself, but I'm actually really sad about my baby's diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I spent months building the perfect newborn stash, it was the major way I bonded and planned for the baby, and I dreamed about and pictured putting all of these tiny diapers on my new baby, and now he is 3 wks tommorrow and I can't even get some of the nb diapers closed on him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I'm attached to these diapers, I feel sad selling them. But what's the point of keeping diapers that some other baby could get some use out of and I spent a lot of money so it would be a waste if they just sit here collecting dust, not getting used.<br><br>
I just feel so sad that he wasn't able to use them for long, I don't even know how much he weighs anymore but he is growing super fast. He is probably my last baby and already he can't fit in newborn diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I have to let go of one stage already and move on to another. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Am I the only one who has gotten this sentimental about diapers before?
 

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You are not the only one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I was going to start a thread on this. My little guy is growing so fast, and some diapers that I love just don't fit, and they certainly have lots of life left in them. I won't sell now, though, because he is my first and we plan on having more someday. The feeling is similar to when he grows out of clothes! He is growing out of his 3 month stuff and no longer a small little newborn! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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no, not the only one. It's perfectly natural. That phase is so short and miraculous and wonderful, it's hard to let go of. Plus, all those new baby hormones, aack, I was a sentimental fool! Just try to enjoy the phase they are in, it all goes by so fast. I am totally there with you. I think this is my last baby too, so every little thing seems bittersweet to me. Keep them a while until you are ready to sell. Enjoy that new babe!
 

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Your not alone at all. I get sad when I think about Aislyn outgrowing all of her diapers, she mostly had prefolds, and a lot of smalls, so we dont have this problem yet. I have a friend who is going to ttc this fall, and may want to use cloth, she sounds like it she wants to, but she doesnt want to think baout it now, because she doesnt know if they will even be able to pg. So Im goign to keep them for her to use if she decides. Otherwise Ill probably sell, and keep the ones that really matter to me. Like my orange sherbert kissaluv. <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 used a service when he was newborn. I didn't start purchasing diapers until he was already in larges (at 6 months!!!!) although they were still a bit big on him. We're still using the same diapers, he's just filling them out better.<br>
But I definitely know how you feel, I can't get rid of anything! I have boxes full of different stages of clothing he can't fit into anymore but I can't bring myself to let them go. I get teary eyed whenever I try and just shove them back into the closet. :LOL<br><br>
My ds was almost 10 pounds at birth so he already didn't fit into a lot of newborn stuff I had! I didn't even get a few weeks in them. I think I must've changed his clothes at every single diaper change just so he could at least wear everything at least once.<br>
The lesson I learned is to not buy newborn clothing for anyone expecting a baby. I had a closet full of newborn clothing people got me that we barely (and some never) got to use.
 

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Angelo is the first baby I have that has a COMPLETE stash. I cloth diapered Emilio, but he didn't have CLOSE to 30 newborn diapers. I reused what I had bought from Emilio, and bought some more, and some ladies here sent Angelo some more, and now Angelo has (including borrowed prefolds) close to 30 newborn diapers. I can't believe it! Good thing DH told me the other day that he still wants a daughter, though. And, he is willing to give himself two more tries to get her. I am not going to resell my newborn diapers I bought for that reason, obviously, plus, I would never sell the "gifted" diapers- that just isn't right in my opinion. However, I will take a que from ma_Donna and lend out diapers to those that need!<br><br>
hmm, we'll see about those "two more tries".
 

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Awww, Nicole, I have the hardest time letting go of the nb stuff -- diapers and clothes.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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I can totally relate to you. I think I may have been worse though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I cried when I put away my maternity clothes because I wasn't pg anymore. I get sad everytime I have to pack away something that she's outgrown.<br><br>
On the upside, think of all the new dipes you can go out and buy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Put ones that have a special sentimental value in a hope chest/treasure box for the baby...<br><br>
I know what you mean. I am trying to put together a stash for this new baby, and it really feels special to do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Like I am taking care of my baby already. I can't imagine having to sell them off someday.
 

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NB diapering is so sweet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I would hang on to them just in case? Ya never know<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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It actually makes me think of some young bride traveling across the US in a covered wagon, frantically sewing away at little diapers for the new baby she is expecting, to stick in her hope chest. How can you not love an image like that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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LOL, that's a cute image. I guess I will just save a few very special ones and sell the rest when I feel better about it.
 

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Which ones has he outgrown? (just curious, since you have some that I have, lol).<br><br>
Seriously though, I feel your pain. I'm already sad that this is likely my last pregnancy. I know I will have a very hard time parting with the nb diapers, even though I told DH and Mum how great it would be to buy them b/c you can resell them, lol. I'll have a hard time parting with them!<br><br>
I also have some stuff of DD's like a beautiful heather-pink stretch PUL cover from Freshies that she doesn't fit anymore, and this one's a boy so...not to mention her adorable little dresses...<br><br>
It's times like this when I think maybe having another one (3) might not be so bad, lol.<br><br>
I agree with the suggestion, though, to put aside a few faves. Then sell the rest when you are ready.
 

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I think you should ease your pain by donating to the pregnant needy... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
OK that was a bit selfish... I'm sorry you are sad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That is my big fear in buying newborn stuff, I get attached to all my dipes, they are so special.<br><br>
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OOOOhhhh! I'm sad for your tiny dipes too!<br><br>
My nb dipes lasted about 6 wks, and since I made them it's even harder to let go!<br>
I have lots of stuff I can't part with as well, as this is our last baby too!<br><br>
But......I also LLLLLOOOVE his Large diapers as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
there is more fluff to look forward to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The nanipoos and FCB 0s I can't even close on him. The BBH and RB FLAMs are on the last snap settings and he had a mark on his leg the other day after wearing a BBH so I hesitate to put it on him. He has bigger thighs than my other nbs had and he was 9 and a half lbs at birth, he is 3 wks today. I don't own a scale, I might go get one because I'm curious what he weighs now. I'm fairly certain he's at 11 lbs at least. They are supposed to last until 15 lbs, (at least the BBHs), but I think measurments are more accurate and he may have bigger than average thighs and waist right now.<br><br>
So, newborn dipes really don't last long. If I were to have another baby I'd probably stick with smalls, even as cute and teensy as all the nb dipes are.
 
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