On my wish list, I am going to ask for 2 dozen infant ubcpfs, and 2 dozen EITHER regulars or premiums. Keeping in mind that I can always buy the others later if the ones I choose don't fit, which are MORE LIKELY to be the ones I'll reach for?
Hmmmm...it depends! The difference between infant and premiums is pretty big- my ds grew out of his infants and didn't fit into the premiums, yet (they are still a bit bulky on him and he weighs almost 20 lbs), but the regulars fit nice and trimly. Of course, the regulars aren't as absorbent. We can use a premium overnite and regulars during the day. SO I guess what I'm saying is it depends on how heavy of a wetter you have and the build of their little bods.
For what it's worth, I started with only infants and premiums, then filled in with a few regulars when I found out the premiums were bulky. This also was the beginning of my fitteds collection, which also filled in the gap between the two sizes. HTH!
For C, the regulars have been great! And b/c C is a boy, I can fold the extra down in the front , so he actually gets more absorbancy in his wet zone. I find the premiums to be too bulky when I do the fold-down in the front, so with them I'm more prone to do the fold-down in the back. Which means I actually get more absorbancy where he needs it with the regular PFs.
Is there some reason for the second 2doz you couldn't get 1doz of each? By the time they are getting up in lbs to use these they have often slowed down how often they are getting changed anyway.
The premiums were too bulky for the longest time, they are fine now because ds's rise is now longer - he's a long, skinny baby. I would probably go for a few regulars as well as some of the premiums just in case.