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My sister is low-income and pregnant. She wants to cloth diaper, and I would give her mine, but I think we have another one on the way. Problem is, she is OCD and too much color or variety will freak her out.<br><br>
She knows that she would like to use infant-sized CPFs and white Proraps for the newborn and small stages, and supplement with white Fuzzi Bunz. I think that Fuzzi Bunz will be expensive, and have tried to get her to sample various things, but it is really overwhelming for her. So, I'm going along and trying to help her gather stuff.<br><br>
I think she could get by with:<br>
2 dozen infant prefolds<br>
6 Prorap newborn covers<br>
6 Prorap small covers<br>
1 dozen Fuzzi Bunz, size small<br>
2 Snappis<br>
2 wool soakers, knit by me in white or cream yarn<br><br>
Will that get her through a few months? More, less? I am trying to keep it as simple as possible, so she won't be overwhelmed.<br><br>
She is verrrrry low income, and I'm trying to help her gather a stash, but we're not in the best financial situation right now, either. I have posted in TP Giving thread for her, but no takers. Any help would really be appreciated.
 

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I would add another dozen infant prefolds, the FB probably won't fit for awhile and 2 dozen could have her washing everyday. And a couple dozen wipes.<br><br>
If you plan to start with infant prefolds instead of the preemies, me personally would get the 4x6x4 so they're not as bulky while baby is teensy.<br><br><i>Maybe</i> some doublers for nighttime.
 

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Do you know anyone at all who can sew? I have OCD and my mother is sewing All In Ones for me so that I don't have to do any folding or pinning or deal with any covers, and the cost is about $3.00/piece for the newborn size. Much less than the $14.00 you see online!!! I also registered for disposable diaper liners so I don't have to deal with rinsing diapers, which I know would be an issue for me. The average about $7.00 a roll for 100 sheets, so about 7 cents per diaper change.
 

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I know how to sew, and have been thinking about converting some to fitteds for her, but they are outgrown so fast. I'm planning to get out some of mine and a teddy bear (or Emma, if she'll play along) and see if she can handle folding. I'd love it if she could afford an FB system as much as possible, because she has used those with my kids and likes them a lot. I've told her I'll try to find some on TP and Ebay, but she may have to settle for multi-colors. I think she could handle it if I organized it in rainbow pattern or something.
 

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Maybe she would like some white Wonderoos. They're one-size so they won't be so expensive for her and they're pockets like Fuzzi Bunz.
 

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Check this website out, it's for low-income families: <a href="http://www.miraclediapers.com/" target="_blank">http://www.miraclediapers.com/</a>
 

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I think 3 dozen diapers is a good start. How long the small fuzzi bunz will last totally depends on the baby. Our DD could wear hers until about 5 months but it took her about a month to fit into the legs well. We used it before that but we had poo leaks until she filled out a bit.<br><br>
We used the liners for the first few days and they weren't much help. I was under the impression that meconium would stain but it didn't stain really, after a few washes the meconium that hit the diaper itself washed out on its own. Telling though is that the meconium didn't get caught by the liners. Before solids, you can just dump the pail in the washer, do a cold rinse and then you're good to go. Breastfed baby poo is water soluble and doesn't need to be washed out.<br><br>
If you can sew, diapers are pretty easy to sew. There's a pretty great free pattern and instructions at <a href="http://fernandfaerie.com/frugaldiapering.html" target="_blank">Fern and Faeire</a> You can purchase white PUL online and make your own pocket diapers for pretty cheap. I use thrift store towels for my soakers to save cost.<br><br>
I would suggest going half prowraps and half Bummis super whisper wraps for your covers because they fit really differently and your sister might prefer one over the other. They come in plain white so should fit the bill as well.
 

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Thanks for the help. That link was great.<br><br>
I think that we will be trolling Ebay and such for prefolds and Prorap covers for her. As for the Fuzzi Bunz, those are just really expensize. I may try to get her to think about Motherease OS with Rikki Wraps as an alternative. They have the aesthetic qualities she needs, and should be easy enough for her husband or babysitters to use.
 

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Pocket diapers like FBs are really simple and cheap to make, and you can get white PUL from co-ops for very cheap (it's cheaper than colored PUL). Head over to the diaper making forum! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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What about Supadupas? They are pockets but a lot cheaper than FB's and come with a free insert. I have some for DS, I love them. They only come in 4 colors, white is an option. They are made by a friend of mine, <a href="http://www.supadupasdiapers.com" target="_blank">http://www.supadupasdiapers.com</a>
 

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Check out <a href="http://www.apconsignment.com/store/WsAncillary.asp?ID=4" target="_blank">APConsignments</a>. Heather has some great programs to help low income families use cloth. She's a really nice mama too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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