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I am new to CD, after 14 months of sposies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
Coming from sposies, and having 2 AIOs which I find too bulky, I can see one of my biggest gripes with cloth will be trimness (or lack thereof). After researching here, I have come to the following conclusion - my best and cheapest bet will be Bummis Super Whisper Wrap with an insert. But, the question is what insert? Do I do CPFs? Will that be bulky? Would a Joey Bunz work under a Bummis wrap and be trim? Any other wraps I should be looking at? I’m looking for a cheap system (since we’re starting so late) and think wraps is the way to go - also have a chunky dd. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Any other suggestions for inserts (sorry, don’t even know if that’s the correct term) - what’s trimmest and most absorbent - hemp, fleece, cotton?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for helping me do what I know I should have been doing all along!
 

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Hmmm, I'm not expert but feel chatty tonight so I'm responding. I'd probably get 6 joeys, 6 prefolds (give an idea of your son's weight and/or measurements and people can help you pick which size to get), and 3 covers. That would probably be a days worth of diapers for an older baby. Then pick your favorite insert and cover and get more. I like Bumkins wraps for trim and reliable, but they aren't the best on chunky monkeys. Bummis have a good reputation, as do Bumpys. We also use Nikky covers and find those nice and gentle on DD's chubby thighs.<br><br>
Hemp inserts would be trimmer than CPFs, but each have their own good points so if you try both you can see which you prefer. CPFs are cheaper, they don't tend to hold odors like hemp can, and they are so soft. Hemp is trim, trim, trim! If you have a heavy wetter you'll probably need to double up on the joey bunz or get a heftier hemp insert. Maybe use cpfs around the house when you don't care as much about bulk and hemp inserts when out and about. If bulk is your main concern you might skip trying the prefolds all together.<br><br>
Hope the switch goes well for you.
 

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I never got the hang of CPF's but for me the trimest system I have is a trim fitted under one of our Bummis or Sugarpeas wool.<br>
One of the trimmest and absorbant fitteds I own are <a href="http://www.loveybums.com" target="_blank">www.loveybums.com</a>. To me they are as trim as a sposie, and I think about $10 a dipe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Other very trim fitteds are El Bees and Fireflies but they are harder to come by and alot more expensive.<br><br>
Fuzzi Bunz are pocket dipes that stuffed with a Joey Bunz are very trim! And they work great on my chunky DD. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I really liked the trimness of our Happy Heiny's while starting on cloth(we started at 9 months) and they were SO much like disposables with the "velcro" and they were trim. I used a flat diaper at first and just folded it down, it is a lot cheaper than buying inserts and from my experience works just as well.<br><br>
If you want to stick with the bummis system. I used my flats with it too and just folded them a certain way. You can also use preemie or infant prefolds and just trifold them.<br><br>
Hope that helps! Now we are using fitteds and wool because the PUL from the HHs and covers were making his butt overheat and his skin to split.<br><br>
With the fitteds I have I still get a very trim fit and we have never once had to "size up" on his clothes(he is 11months and 23lbs and wheres 6-12m clothes)
 

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I think CPFs are very trim when used with Bumkins covers!! Hemp inserts would be very trim, too. Bumpy's covers are really trim, too. Fitteds are going to be bulkier than prefolds no matter what. (Unless their elbee fitteds! :LOL)
 

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Wrap an infant cpf (trifolded) around a four-folded microfiber insert ($10/20 at Sam's club automotive section), plop in in a snug fitting wrap. Super absorbant and very trim. To do trifolded prefolded prefolds or inserts you really need the wrap to have a snug fit or the diaper will sag and migrate.<br><br>
If you haven't found the perfect fitting wrap it might be a good idea to sample a few before buying a bunch of any one type. Maybe get a few used just to try for sizing or look for a retailer who has a gererous return policy.
 

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now i think a snappied prefold in a bummis cover is super trim..... My DS also gets a nice trim fit from a medium happy heiny......... but prefolds are super trim.........
 

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Now that Becky has upgraded her site, I dont see her hemp contours on there. But she's made me 19 of them, and not only are they very pretty with their velour on top and coloured serging, but they're very trim - especially in a medium or large Bumkins covers. I tend to prefer more WAHM type covers - I made some of my own with foldover elastic binding and cute outers, and I've got one coming from Crystals Cloth. The contours work in a Bummis cover too but I've got one and I dont really like it, we get bad wing droop with it and its just not pretty enough for me.<br><br>
Not that I know at all what Becky would or wouldnt want to do but perhaps you could ask? They're great - you get good coverage at the back for poo but not that big wedge between the thighs you get with a trifolded prefold and they're flat and dont have anything to snap in or onto them.<br><br>
I dont like bulk either. I often look at fitted's and want to like them - they look so adorable, but truth is, there probably isnt one out there that I'd be happy with for daytime. Now Eliza's walking, Im very conscious of trimness between the thighs, so fitted's are probably better for that but the overall bulk means once I put pants on her, she cant move. Its winter here and pants are a must.
 

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More questions...<br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions on other wraps - I will take a look at all of them. So, what size prefolds should I buy for any/all wraps - sounds like most of you are saying infant? I think I better buy snappis too. So, here's my list of needs:<br><br>
some prefolds (12?) - infant size?<br>
a few joey bunz - can I snappi those into a cover?<br>
4 covers - I'll start with 2 bummis and 2 something else<br>
some snappis - how many?<br><br>
Will that do it for 2 days worth of diapers? Any other accessories I am missing? I promised DH our outlay would be under $100... I think I can do it!<br><br>
Thanks again for all the replies - heck maybe I'll see you all again on the Diaper Board since...<br><br>
I'M A CD MAMA NOW TOO!!!! Yippee!!! (When does the excitement wear off?)
 

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The closest you can get to a sposie and still be in cloth is a Bumkins AIO. They are super trim, all in one, velcro closure. Cheap, too.
 

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I just got 2 Bumpy day covers hand me downs (in newborn size) and my small 6 month old can wear them just fine (a little narrow i the crotch over some diapers) THey are so easy and trim and I love them, I jsut ordered a medium from cloth Diapers n more (see the green intro page for an ad). I am so excited. and she is running a special if you sign up for her email list and giving free shipping....Hurray!
 
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