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I have some questions about diapering my fast-growing son. He is 12 weeks and already 15 pounds. He's not especially chubby though because he is 25 inches long.<br><br>
I have:<br>
5 newborn Kushies AIOs<br>
24 Indian prefolds and 12 Chinese prefolds, both Infant 4x8x4<br>
6 small bummis covers (four super whisper wraps, one cotton original and one original)<br>
1 small Aristocrat<br>
12 Mother-ease one-size<br>
3 medium Mother-ease Air-flow covers<br>
12 medium Bumkins AIOs<br>
6 assorted pockets with their corresponding inserts (1 Wonderoos one-size, 1 medium Apron Strings, 1 medium Fuzzi Bunz, 1 medium Happy Heinys, 1 medium Swaddlebees, 1 large Ella's Pockets)<br><br>
We have primarily used prefolds and covers so far. The Indian prefolds barely fit when held with a Snappi and the Chinese prefolds don't appear to have too much time left. Time seems to have almost run out for the Bummis originals. The Bummis Whisper Wraps still fit if I tri-fold the prefold. Of the larger-sized diapers, the Mother-ease fit okay now, but the Bumkins and pockets are very big on him.<br><br>
For the first 7 weeks or so, my son was using 13 to 15 diapers a days, but has been consistently using 8 or 9 diapers a day for the past month. Initially I was washing every other day, but now I wash every three days. I had expected to be able to use the prefolds and Bummis covers through the first four months at least, but obviously I had no clue about how my son would grow.<br><br>
Is it worthwhile to buy maybe a dozen Premium prefolds and a few medium covers at this point? Or will the Mother-ease, the Bumkins and the pockets (30 diapers in all) get me through a few months? Other suggestions? Also, I feel as if I have not gotten my money's worth from the prefolds - what else can I do with them?
 

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I don't think you can go wrong buying some premiums and covers now. You are going to need them sooner than later. I like them as changing pads too. My baby was solidly in mediums at 4 months and in larges at 6 months. He's now back in mediums since 12 months or so.<br><br>
You can use your infant prefolds as stuffers for pocket diapers. Also, are you fanning out the front and back before snappi-ing? If he really isn't chubby I think they should still fit. But every baby is different. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The prefolds can be used for anything! We use ours for changing pads when out, blankie to snuggle for sleep when hers was forgotten, blanket to keep sun off or keep warm when one was forgotten at home, trifolding in a wrap when I'm not timely with the laundry and we run out of diapers, peek-a-boo, wiping dirty noses and hands while out, car seat cover whiel we went coverless this summer, dust rags, diapers for older dd's dolls, etc. Prefolds are incredibly versatile. I would get a dozen or two premium prefolds that will probably be pretty bulky at first(going from infant to premium is crazy!) but will last you forever. My Sara went into premiums around 4-5months and is still in them with TONS of room to spare at a chunky 9 1/2months old. Most kids potty learn still in their premium prefolds. I would definitely get premium 4x8x4prefolds and put away the pockets and the bumkins for a little while. The mother-ease and the prefolds should get you through until the pockets fit right. And there's always ebay for your infant prefolds ya know!<br><br>
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My DS is 16 months old, and I can still Snappi a regular size prefold (slightly smaller than a premium) if I use the bikini twist. He's big waisted, but skinny thighed. I usually don't use a Snappi, and if you're just tri-folding or not attaching in any way, you can use the smaller diapers longer (although my DS was peeing out of infant prefolds at 3 months old, which was right around his due date).<br><br>
You can use your smaller prefolds as doublers at night, burp cloths if you still need them, changing pads, dust rags... they have lots of uses. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The prefolds will go the distance and fit when nothing else does. My ds is now in large dipes and has lots of growing room in premium pfs. You can't go wrong with them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Definately invest in some premium prefolds. They'll always fit your growing and changing baby. I'd also recommend trying some Wonderoos. They're a one-size pocket so you won't need to up size every couple months with a fast growing baby. Wonderoos will take you all the way through toddlerhood.
 

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I do fan out both sides, but the diaper has to be really low - like a bikini - for it to fit (using the Angel fold). However I have been trying the bikini twist and that seems to close more easily with the Snappi - I just hope it won't leak too much. I guess I should invest in those premium prefolds then - there was a site I came across recently that was selling them for $21.00 per dozen, hopefully I can find it again.
 

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I would invest in some premium prefolds also. My DS has been in his premiums since he was 2 months old (he was about 19 pounds then!) and is still in them at almost 21 months. He's a big boy too (about 30 pounds right now), so we've definately gotten our use out of them.
 
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