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DD is 14mo and about 21 lbs, I'm expecting a baby in March. Right now I want to get experience with DD, I'll worry about infant sizes once I have the hang of it. I have no experience with CDing, and I know no one in the area that CDs. You ladies are it in terms of my support network. I don't think pins will work well because DD is way too squirmy and my MIL can't use her right hand that well.

Here's what I was thinking about getting:

2 Kissaluvs (already purchased)
2 Fuzzi Bunz (already purchased)
4 Hemparoos (already purchased)

24 unbleached CPF
3 snappis
4 Bummi SWWs
4 dritz diaper pins (I'm willing to try to pin)

Should I get a wool cover for night?
Should I get more inserts/doublers? (I can get fleece at the local fabric store to make fleece inserts.)
Are there other AIOs/fitted, etc. that I should try?

In terms of the diaper can - I was going to go to walmart and get a kitchen garbage can with a lid - I'm not sure what size is the best.

Anything else?

Thanks for your input!

btw-isabel is working her way through this area and we've had the power flicker on and off about 6 times, but no real troubles.

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Welcome, Jean! That's my mom's name and my middle name.

So, you're basically looking to make prefolds your main staple, then? I love prefolds, but I might start with just a few to see how they work out, instead of buying a bunch and then preferring the fitteds. IME I find the Bummis to wick pretty badly - why don't you try one and see how it works? I dislike pins or snappis, I just fold them - that does mean, however, that you need a tight-fitting wrap with velcro. I like the diaperaps.

Boy! I sound pretty negative! LOL! Actually, I think this looks like a nice starter stash - I'm just giving my experiences and personal opinions.

I think you would really like a wool cover for night - Dorothy at gatorbabies makes a nice pull-on that is very reasonably priced and simple. I never lanolize it, just use Eucalan. She has a million colours and I think they are all recylcled sweaters. My new one is cable-knit, LOL!

Check out the packages at and They have great packages and IMO it's best to try one of a few things rather than commit to a bunch and then have all the $ invested in it.

Good luck!
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