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She figured out how to remove a Velcro diaper cover. I almost never use the lay-in-a-wrap style of diapering and when I do, I almost always put clothes on over it. But today she ended up crawling around in a flat laid in a BSWW and nothing else, and first thing I knew, she was naked! No accidents this time, and I hope there won't be a next time!<br><br>
While I'm taking advantage of that rare and enviable opportunity to type with both hands, I want to add that I've been dabbling in fitted diapers, and I find that I like them--it's nice to let her go coverless without worrying about poop leaks. But man, they are pricey. I tried to calculate how much money it would be to use fitteds exclusively (assuming $10 per diaper in 2 or 3 sizes) and I had to stop because my head was hurting. I mean, I wash every 48 hours, and there are often three dozen diapers on the line, plus another seven or eight in the pail by the time I'm bringing the dry ones in. Back when I did my diaper system pricing chart, I assumed 2 dozen diapers would be enough, but I don't think I could get by on fewer than 4 dozen unless I wanted to wash every day. I wonder if other people's babies don't pee as often as mine? Or if other people buy a dozen or two fitteds/pockets and then fill out their stashes with prefolds or flats? Cloth is supposed to be economical. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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How old is your baby girl? My dd just turned 1 year, and my 13 pocket diapers easily get me through 2-3 days (although we use sposies at night). Admittedly, she only poops once a day or less, so I can usually leave them on her for at least 3-4 hours.<br><br>
If your babe is young, you'll probably find you don't need as many diapers as she gets older. Also, check out buying them used ... you can save a lot of money that way! And if you figure in selling them when you're done, that reduces the overall cost too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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She's nine months. I'm a germaphobe so I can rarely bring myself to buy used, especially fitteds, but I agree that it's a wonderful idea in theory. And selling them is always good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.lucyshopechest.com" target="_blank">www.lucyshopechest.com</a> is having a super quick 20% off sale...go snag some fitteds! Hers are awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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