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I ordered/traded for a TON of small covers..<br>
Now I am wondering if I have 2 many of them, LOL..<br><br>
Just how many covers will a newborn need.. we got small cause my babies are big (last was 10# and this one is measuring 3 weeks bigger)<br><br>
What I have<br><br>
1 LTK (made by me with her AWESOME EASY TO DO PATTERN <a href="http://www.litttleturtlknits.com" target="_blank">www.litttleturtlknits.com</a>)<br><br>
2 woolly bottoms<br><br>
1 Lambkin (I got this one from when I had Matthew has velcro)<br><br>
1 pumpkin one I got on ebay (hand knit)<br><br>
1 Kool Sheep<br><br>
1 <a href="http://www.mosaicmoon.net/store/" target="_blank">http://www.mosaicmoon.net/store/</a><br><br>
2 <a href="http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/organicwool/soakers.html" target="_blank">http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/organicwool/soakers.html</a><br><br><br>
and I have the pattern for the LTK longies I just need to make they will be the night time pj/covers...<br><br>
I think I have a few more on order but, I don't rember and I want to order a TON more.. I have a thing about hand knit soakers!!! LOL<br><br>
do you think I have 2 many? or will I use them all? I will only be using fitteds so I am not worried about leaking 2 much but, BF poop can be runny so you never know..<br><br>
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Hmmm.... I had 1 wooly wonder, 2 sugar peas size small, 1 elbee wooly bully size small, 2 fmbg size xsmall. It was about the right amount I think.<br><br>
That said, I have 10 covers that fit my two dc right now. :LOL I guess I'm not the one to ask!
 

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My ds was born in July and was 10lbs 6oz and I used wool covers almost exclusively with him. I had 4 wool covers but has to supplement every once in a while with 2 Bumpy nights so I say that 6 wool covers would be the minimum you would want. (We used all fitteds, too.)<br><br>
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I don't think that is too many, like you said with newborns you can never tell, runny BF poo's can blow out every hour on the hour for two days straight! LOL I would honestly have a few back ups that are easy to wash (non wool *gasp*) just so your not stuck with a bunch of wool waiting to dry (which can take a while) and nothing to put on baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ~
 

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I'm glad to see this thread. I was just thinking about this last night. I know I will use mostly PUL, and one wool at nights. I don't have anything yet though.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by allformyboys</i><br><b>I don't think that is too many, like you said with newborns you can never tell, runny BF poo's can blow out every hour on the hour for two days straight! LOL I would honestly have a few back ups that are easy to wash (non wool *gasp*) just so your not stuck with a bunch of wool waiting to dry (which can take a while) and nothing to put on baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ~</b></td>
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My 2nd can only use wool for a cover so I am planning on this one being just like him, LOL...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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If I was using all fitted diapers (that didn't leak poop hardly ever), I would have only needed 3 wool covers for a newborn.<br>
eta: I used a lot of kissaluvs in the early weeks with Caden and we did NOT have any poop leaks (most days I got by with only 2 covers!!), but I can't speak for how well other fitteds do. I only used the LC size 1 at night on Caden, and he rarely pooped in it. I don't remember if poop ever leaked out or not.
 

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I think it *totally* depends on the diaper underneath.<br><br>
If it isn't very absorbant, the poop will soak through and get on the cover. If the poop gets out the back or at the legs - again - cover is shot. If you are using infant CPFs - get more covers!<br><br>
I plan to get a dozen wool covers. I realize it will be more of a pain b/c of the washing/line drying thing for the wool - but it is well worth it for me. I figure with a dozen I'll probably be able to wash every other day (allowing for some leaks) and it will give the wet ones time to dry out.<br><br>
You may also want to pick up a few proraps - just incase your baby has a wool sensitivity. Not likely, but we'll have a few on hand for that reason.
 

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I am of the opinion that one can never have enough wool covers! :LOL j/k<br><br>
I would prefer to have more than enough, than run short one day. I think I currently have 16 wool covers for Gunnar, with a few more knit soakers on the way. I would think it can only make things easier on you with a newborn if you have enough in your stash to not worry about them getting soiled and needing to be washed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by wildthing</i><br><b>I am of the opinion that one can never have enough wool covers! :LOL j/k<br><br>
I would prefer to have more than enough, than run short one day. I think I currently have 16 wool covers for Gunnar, with a few more knit soakers on the way. I would think it can only make things easier on you with a newborn if you have enough in your stash to not worry about them getting soiled and needing to be washed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></b></td>
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Now I don't feel bad when I get done with this yarn and the LTK pattern I may have 20 of them, LOL<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Yup, you just can't have too many wool covers LOL. I have a thing for hand knit soakers too.<br><br>
I had three newborn sized aristocrats I used on my second- they were hard to pullon for a newborn but were all the wool I knew about then. Three was enough because I had Motherease OS dipes underneath and they never blew out. Well, they did when he was under 10 lbs and they reached his armpits but I added doublers to help that.
 
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