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<span style="color:#000080;"><b>We have decided to use pocket diapers for this coming baby, as we did before. But, we didn't start cding until dd2 was a year old. What I'm wondering is, if you used pocket diapers, what did you do for the newborn stage? The pockets we have start at 8 pounds in theory, and while our last baby was 9 pounds, that doesn't mean size small pockets will fit. Are there some pockets that are super small to start? Or should we just buy some newborn fitted or prefolds with covers?</b></span>
 

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I've been wondering the same thing for my baby due in July. I was thinking of just buying the "small" size fuzzibunz and some BumGenius AIOs, possibly, and maybe some swaddlebees smalls, but then if the baby was too small for that I was just going to use disposables until he grew into it (I know... total cop out, and kinda gross) The xs bumGenius AIOs are cut lower to go under the umbilical cord (and maybe fuzzibunz, too?) but they only go up to 12 lbs, which is only a couple months, so I can't justify spending that much for just a couple months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Were going to use prefolds and some inexpensive fitted for the newborn stage and then go to onesize (and prefolds) I can't imangine not having a two part system on a newborn (diaper plus cover) nor can I justify the cost of XS pockets on a newbor n cause they will grow fast. I'd just go with prefolds if it wasn't for DH.<br>
Cloth for me is totally worth it even for the tiny stage because we went through $100s in sposies with our first in the NB stage.
 

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I initiatlly thought we would use pockets. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on newborn, so I bought a few prefolds and proraps (cheapest of the cheap) and thought we would then switch to pockets. I ended up liking the prefolds enough to use them the majority of the time, with a few pockets for grandma and night time. I know proraps are not super popular, but we have loved them, and especially for the newborn size- nice umbilical cut out feature.
 

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I used prefolds and covers when dd was a newborn. They go through so many diapers and these are the cheapest and dry the fastest, plus, you can use the newborn prefolds as inserts for your pockets when your dc gets a little older. Sometimes I wrap a microfiber towel around a trifolded prefold and put it in the pocket. My dd can go all night, nine to ten hours like that with no leaks!
 

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Good question I have the same one! I didnt start CD'ing until my twins were 7 months and now for the baby on the way I want to do cd from the start. If money were no object (not saying this is the case but want to know the MOST convenient way to go) what dipe would you use on a newborn? With my twins running around (they are 4) and having a newborn I want to go the easiest route possible even if it costs more! (considering I have to buy basically NOTHING else for this baby, I can at least splurge on dipes!!)<br>
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Sam<br>
Sorry for the thread hijack!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I used prefolds and covers when dd was a newborn. They go through so many diapers and these are the cheapest and dry the fastest, plus, you can use the newborn prefolds as inserts for your pockets when your dc gets a little older. Sometimes I wrap a microfiber towel around a trifolded prefold and put it in the pocket. My dd can go all night, nine to ten hours like that with no leaks!</div>
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I hadn't thought of the benefit of using prefolds has inserts later on; thanks for pointing that out. I figure I can get some newborn size covers used fairly inexpensively, and resell them when I am done.<br>
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That's kind of how I feel, too... I will have 2 in dipes so convenience is inportant to me. Maybe I'll buy some kissaluvs size 0 to start b/c I've heard good things, and then I'll knit covers? I dunno. I really like pockets or aios for my dd for convenience, though...
 

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I love Very Baby AIOs on my newborn. at 6lbs when he was born the XS fit him beautifully. now at 8lbs they still fit well with much more room to grow (he's just outgrown the crossover tab but the tabs meet in the center), and he can also wear smalls. if you're expecting an 8 pound baby, the smalls could be a good starting point. they're less expensive than a fuzzi bunz + insert and you're supporting a mom working from home.<br><br>
i will say that using fitteds is also very easy - i use them with mostly pants i knitted or soakers - soakers are tough in the first week when their legs are all scrawny and tense during changes, but after that first week i love them!<br><br>
pants are great for newborns because if the fitted doesn't fit 100% perfectly, the pants keep the mess in like no cover could. cuddlebuns (<a href="http://hyenacart.com/cuddlebuns" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/cuddlebuns</a>) by clothmopolitan are a good mulit-size fitted that will be a good value - my son is still in the newborn setting. they were one of very few diapers that fit him from his tiny beginning.
 

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I hear so many good things about kissaluvs fitteds, size 0 for newborns, and they seem pretty cinchy and are a little cheaper than pockets, so I'm going with them and prefolds. I love pockets, but I started cd'ing at the medium pocket stage. Both my kids grew so fast as babies, I don't want to drop a ton of cash on small pockets that they'll outgrow so quickly. But I don't know how well pockets fit newborns or how well they contain all the explosive poop- it's a good question. I haven't seen much about them here when I've read.
 

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I started CDing at a medium stage (dd was 9 months-ish), so I'm worried about the explosive poop, too.... but it's not like she didn't blow out of disposable dipes, too, so I'm not sure it matters. I've heard, though, that the fleece holds in the runny poo pretty well... anyone else heard (or had experience with) this?
 
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