I figure I posted enough on this forum during my diaper making frenzy that I would come back and let you all know I had the baby! (Birth story is posted). We are using all those lovely dipes I made. I'm so glad I went ahead and made a full newborn stash, because that is what he is using. Here's the rundown:
The side-aplix (Shar's side pattern pocket dipe for nb) is our favorite, fits the best. Unfortunately, I started that pattern late in the game and only have four of them
The homemade nb's from my friend's pattern are just a tad tight around the waist... and I had put crossover tabs on them! Whooops! They still fit, just barely.
Surprise: I love the cheap Gerber prefolds in a newborn wrap! Green-stitched infant prefolds don't fit, just too bulky.
Our favorite and best-fitting cover is the Nikky neworn wrap.
Second-favorite cover, esp. for nighttime, is my homemade 2-layer fleece wrap.
I'm not at all crazy about the famous KL o's! I like my homemade dipes much better.
I never got time to make any pockets, but he sleeps so much that I think I will get a chance soon.
BTW, he was 7 1/2 lbs and 19" long. I have 12 fitteds, 4 contours, and 6 prefolds, and am washing every 1-2 days.
Congrats! And your baby and cover are so cute. Thanks for the info.
And don't you feel a bit of guilt over the pacifier. I used one when my baby was tiny and my boobs were on fire and other people were trying to hold him. Boy did I feel like a horrid mother with visions of my ds running around at 5 with one in his mouth. Well, after a few months he only used it at naptime, bedtime, and in the car, and he completely weaned himself at 14 months. But it was a Godsend during long car trips when he would use it!
Ahh he's so cute! My ds used a paci for just a few weeks when he was with daddy and I was at work. I just stopped offering it after I was able to SAH and he was just fine. He did suck 2 fingers in walrus position until about his first birthday, but he gave that up on his own as well.