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I know, I am full of it for asking two of these at once so early but call me a preparer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I don't nest the lst 2-3 days...I nest for 10 months thank you very much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So,...ok, this is the first newborn I will have ever cloth diapered, so I want opinions, advice etc from you BTDT moms who have cd'ed a nb.<br><br><br>
Since we are having a girl, and I already have one girl whom I cd , I was thinking fitteds with wool ( hello. I am a WOOL ADDICT HERE!!) covers longies etc.<br><br>
BUT, 2 people i know who used the fitteds with nb's - 3 months or so said they were hard to use because they were so bulky (with their tiny little legs etc...)<br><br>
I was thinking about using fuzzi bunz, because they are easy and I lvoe them, but I kind of wanted something that didn't have that PUL layer either having a little girl ( my older baby is a girl and she has to use the fitteds becuase of diaper rashes.)<br><br>
I just wanted to hear what all of you were planning and maybe some suggestions. Keep in mind that I need something that can go 2.5-almost 3 hours in between feeds ( or close to that) because of my time. FB's do that for me with a doubler in each time which is why I was leaning towards those already.
 

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I am a prefold lover. I use my polar babies doubler alone for a newborn or an infant pf with a pul cover. I am getting and making some wool too. I haven't done fitteds before but my premium pf are so worn I was thinking about cutting them down to make some newborn size shaped diapers that I could easily pin or snappi. Often with a prefold I will twist it through the center to cut down on bulk. I use a fleece liner so the babe stays dry, I just need to have enough in the cover to absorb all the liquid.<br><br>
Probably not much help to you but I love to talk about my diapers and irl everyone thinks I am crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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With my DD I had all hand me down covers of all types for the newborn size and used ubleached CPFs in them. Then I slowly tried various diapers one by one and finally settled on the Fuzzi Bunz after hearing so many mamas raving about them.<br><br>
I've since given away all the small covers, but convinced another mother friend on FBs and so I will be borrowing all her small FBs and I have an assorment of mediums (my 23 month old is still in medium) fuzzi and otherwise. I just hope my DD has an interest in potty training by 2.5 years when this new babe will likely begin to need a larger size...<br><br>
I personally haven't used FBs on a newborn but it sure seemed to suit my neighbor fine.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Well, unless I get really ambitious, we're going to use a service again, which we did and loved with DS, and that means prefolds. But I gotta say, I LOVED prefolds, especially in the early months. We moved to Fuzzi Bunz for nighttime, since they did better for super duper nighttime pees. But even if I get brave enough to launder my own, I think I'd stick with prefolds for at least the first few endless-changes months.
 

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I prefer prefolds! In my experience they hold up longer than fitteds. Maybe I am just a bad diaper laundress but all my fitteds eventually came apart at the snaps or velcro. My prefolds have lasted me through 3 babes though - and I used the same ones from newborn period to the end of diapering.<br>
I also prefer them because they are more compact for storing and carrying in diaper bags, they dry faster, and I feel they are easier to use than fitteds.<br><br>
I like wool covers like Biobottoms or Tiny Hinnies.
 

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Hi doulamom7!<br>
I'm trying to wrap my brain around "the stuff" now that I'm at the half way mark. This will be my first and I'm an only child well over 30 therefore I'm a greener than green newbie!<br>
However, it's one thing I know and have known that I want to try it's the Fuzzi Bunz. I have a girlfriend that used them and still raves about them. She used them with her second child, who was girl, as a new born and never had a problem.<br>
Now if I could just figure out a sling, co-sleeper, carseat, etc......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I have been gathering used pockets in sizes sm and med. We have a full set of large as we started CDing with dd#2 when she was a year old. I was a late bloomer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . Check out this dipe I just bought!<br><a href="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s296/sanguine_speed/greendiaper.jpg" target="_blank">http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...reendiaper.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s296/sanguine_speed/diaperinside.jpg" target="_blank">http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...aperinside.jpg</a><br><br>
i love it!
 

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Sanguine ( I'm sorry thats probably not your real name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ...what is your real name btw???)<br><br>
But THAT is TOO FREAKING CUTE!!!<br><br>
O lord...I have no $$$ right now and thats a good thing, because that makes me want to BUY some!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I have bought all my FB's from nutured families, because I LOVE their inserts. I use them with a triple folded prefold for extra oompf...and it WORKS <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I just bought a package of the cheap gerber ones at our local Meijer, 12 for 10 bucks I think?<br><br><br>
But,...I LOVE fitted's! (with wool covers only <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ) I found this mom, I think her store is called Noble bunz? She is on HC...anyway, she has made me about a dozen fitteds, all outter cotton sherpa inners with snap in liners, AWESOME diapers, but like I said my biggest concern is the bulkiness of them on a newborn.<br><br>
(((BTW, for those of you that dont' know anything about wool...it's the best thing ever because you only have to wash it when it actually gets poo on it...or when the urine smell won't come out by airing out...so maybe every 2 weeks? NICE and convinient to have. I wish I had known the benefits of it earlier, oh and it lets babies butt breathe too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )<br><br><br>
I have also used Very baby's...I have one, and I kind of like them. They are AOI's, so I may get half of my stash as those too because those are a trimmer diaper for during the day etc too. The 2 I have purchased ( and you can TOTALLY customize them they are SO cute!!) I bought at Tallulah baby, & the service was great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I cloth diapered my DS and plan to with the next. I plan to do the same thing....I used a diaper service for the first 3 months. He jumped 2 sizes in that amount of time, and it was cheaper to use the service for the first 3 months. Then I bought my supply of prefolds that he used from around 3 months until he was potty trained. Saved a bundle of money!
 

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Diapers are my current obsession. I don't have experience, but I know I want to use wool for the covers and cotton (preferably organic) for the diapers. I'm in love with the Little Beetle One dipes, organic cotton velour fitteds. I've been slowly acquiring a small stash. They _do_ seem kind of bulky for a bitty baby so I'm going to get CPF and maybe a few tiny Kissaluvs (size 0). It seems like everything has good resale value, so...<br><br>
As for covers, I'll be doing wool! My favorite so far is the LanaCare wool cover. So trim and soft. I'm keeping my eyes peeled to find more of them on Ebay or the trading post, because the retail price is pretty high right now.<br><br>
Sanguine, that green dipe is really cute.
 

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As I said before (I think) I passed all my diapers that we are not using (23 lbs toddler) on to another family. I so want to start building my smaller size stash but once I make a purchase the deciding is done. That could be a relief but it is so hard to decide again. That said I did do a co-op and get some wool. I justified it by saying that they will be great covers and pants. I know I will want some infant prefolds and I want to try flats, just for kicks. I guess the decision for me is covers: all wool or some pul of what type? I love the idea of wool but am unconvinced I want to wash poo off expensive wool covers if I do not get the diaper tight enough.<br><br>
Minnow, is there a local store that sells cloth diaper stuff rather than on-line? I heard the shop by Wonder Lab sold some but I haven't been by when they are open.
 

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I cloth diapered DS from birth, and learned A LOT. I am going in a completly different direction this time now that I know what I like.<br><br>
Newborn diapers we are doing fitteds & covers. I have 6 Kissaluv 0s and I'll be making the rest of the stash. I'll be doing mostly PUL, but I'll have some wool on hand too, mostly for nighttime.<br><br>
Smalls will be the last size I make, because if I don't get them done, I can use infant prefolds snappis and covers like I did with DS. If I do get to them, they will also be fitteds with covers.<br><br>
Mediums will be PUL pocket diapers & probably a few pocket fitteds in case I make any cute matching dresses/covers.<br><br>
With DS I tried to use AIOs and pockets at the begining.... ewwww. That newborn poop is HORRIBLE with pockets, slides all over everything and got all over my hands/clothes numerous times. AIOs just took WAY too long to dry for the absorbancy I needed.
 

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For newborns I love prefolds with wool covers. IME, I can get by with just a few wool covers because they don't soak them. Prefolds are super cheap too. I personally wouldn't invest is FB's until size mediums b/c they will fit for a long time. My ds is 27 pounds and still easily fits into a medium. My babies grow fast, like a pound a week for the first two months, so they aren't in newborn size for long. Just my .02!
 

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Yep! They are actually on 5th St., though (I think Wonderlab is 4th?) They have Fuzzi Bunz (I think -- the pocket ones everyone seems to like) and a few Little Beetles. And Imse Vimse covers. They have adorable clothes and some slings, but not really any of the slings I'm interested in. They also have a ton of herbs. I just checked them out on Friday.
 

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Totally subbing here . . . I know I will look back to this for reference! This is also my first nb to CD - we started cloth when Dacey was 8 months old. I am getting overwhelmed and confused with all the options! Thanks for starting this - I need help, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We're going to be using mostly cpf's/wool with maybe a half dozen pockets for outings. I'm nervous about getting any size smalls, tho... dd started out at 9 1/2 lbs & outgrew everything quickly.<br>
We love wool, too... we still have a small stacinator from dd & would like some longies and these other covers, I can't remember their name... but they're like a wool tube skirt- which looked perfect for changing little babies, not having to thread their little legs into holes.. just push the cover up to change.<br>
Awwwww, little baby legs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We've stocked up on Kissaluv's 0's (36 I think) and prefolds (36 of those too). We've registered for and starting buying wool covers - some knit soakers, longies and staccinators. Over on DiaperSwappers, we got into one of the Kozy Designs co-ops and got some ADORABLE longies and soakers. I'm planning to join the next one once we know what we're having.<br><br>
Once they outgrow the Kissaluv's, we're thinking Swaddlebees AIOs/Pockets. I've been registering for them and spreading the word to the few family & friends who will actually buy cloth! I like their side snaps and the softer PUL. For nighttime I plan to do prefolds with some good wool covers.<br><br>
As this is our first time, any suggestions??? Does this sound like a reasonable plan??? I was so glad to see this thread! I'm not the only crazy one whose been obsessing over diapers! (Click on the blog link in my sig to see some pics of our diaps).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Totally subbing here . . . I know I will look back to this for reference! This is also my first nb to CD - we started cloth when Dacey was 8 months old. I am getting overwhelmed and confused with all the options! Thanks for starting this - I need help, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I just pulled all my cloth dipes out last night to run an inventory and was shocked at what I have. I honestly use a combo of fitteds, prefolds and pocket dipes. I have some Fuzzi Bunz but really prefer the one-size pocket dipes so you don't have to continually invest in more of them. My two faves are the BumGenius 2.0 and Haute Pockets. I haven't used the Haute Pockets just bought a few. I've heard alot of good things about them though.<br><br>
My preference for one type of dipe over another really depends on the baby's age. With the newborn phase I really found that I loved preemie/infant prefolds with a cover. I also loved the Kissaluvs fitteds with a cover. I'm a huge fan of wool but using wool on a newborn with explosive BF poop- say 7 times a day- wore on me. My wool would get poop on it either when I was taking the cover off or because the poop just leaked.<br><br>
Once out of the newborn phase I really loved a combo of prefolds with a Snappi and BSWW cover or wool/fleece cover. For nights my fave is a pocket dipe with a combo of hemp and microfiber inserts. I also love a big hemp fitted with a wool cover for nights.<br><br>
Once baby is starting to get mobile I find the prefolds bulky and pockets are the way to go for trimness and that wiggly baby on the changing table.<br><br>
OK, now I want to go buy some more wool covers. I *LOVE* the Bubble Butt Boutique wool covers. They are just beautiful.
 

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We did a service for our first two and then bought a bunch of different diapers for the third but ended up only in FB. He has been in the large size for well over a year and they have held up amazingly well. I resold the other sizes for close to their original value to buy the next size. I would love to try all different diapers but find it just gets too complicated. My dh really likes FB so he changes more diapers than he used to with prefolds. I am pretty sure we will just go with FB again.<br>
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