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How many of you plan on using cloth right away?<br><br>
I am worried about meconium stains. Will a disposable liner do the trick?
 

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I'm not sure if we'll end up using cloth in the first few days, but we did end up getting these fleece liners with our first daughter. She had wicked diaper rash and the liners ended up wicking the moisture away fast enough to help clear it up. They aren't cotton, so they wash out a a bit better, and even if they stain, you don't have to use them as frequently as the rest of your diapers.<br><br>
We had Tidy Didee for a while with our daughter. It was nice to not have to buy newborn prefolds. I'm hoping we can do the same this time around b/c I only have the next size up and I don't really want to buy anymore diapers <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 will. We did with dd. Mec does NOT stain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Washes right out.<br><br>
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We're using a diaper service from day 1. Hopefully. If I can remember to put in our name and order. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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I will be using cloth from day one, i have been given some disposables, by my Nanna and MIL. They were given them, so they aren't trying to sabotage us using cloth or anything. I have a bit of guilt about not using them, but DH pointed out that even if we don't use use them and chuck them out, its not that big a deal, might as well not expose the baby to them. (were not doing that though, my cousin is having a baby in September so they will get whats left)<br><br>
I'm not worried about the mec staining, from what i have read it is water soluble, and it tends to be allergic reaction poos that stain. Even if it does stain it should sun out, we usually still have quite a few sunny days in may.
 

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We're using a diaper service for the first 6 weeks. There's a deal that you get 2 weeks free for signing up for a month. We did the same with my dd when she was born. It was nice to not have to worry about washing diapers in the first month and a half.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We will. We did with dd. Mec does NOT stain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Washes right out.<br><br>
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Oh, that's good to know! I have this image in my mind of it being this awful tar that permanently stains everything it touches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
Now I think I will bring my XS FuzziBunz to the birth center! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We plan to EC from day 1, using a diaper service as backup (got my order in last week--it's one of the only baby-prep things I've done!).<br><br>
We did get some disposables as backup-backup, though, per my MW's assistant's suggestion. Figure it's good for us to have options, since we really have no idea what to expect.
 

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We never used disposables with Sam, so I can't imagine why we would with the new one.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We will. We did with dd. Mec does NOT stain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Washes right out.<br><br>
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Not in your DDC, but I'll 2nd this! We've used cloth from day 1 with our last 3 babies. Mec doesn't stain, but once they start eating table food, watch out!
 

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I have never had good luck with cloth and the belly button stump. The cloth was always too too big for the babies and it rubbed right where their bb was. We used 'sposies for a week or so until it healed.<br><br>
But we also never had any fitted dipes, only prefolds and the basic prowraps covers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, that's good to know! I have this image in my mind of it being this awful tar that permanently stains everything it touches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
Now I think I will bring my XS FuzziBunz to the birth center! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Lots of people seem to have that idea... but nope. We used pristine, new kissaluvs with dd. Didn't do anything special. Not one stained with mec.<br><br>
Regular breastfed poo? Yeah, that stuff stains (suns right out though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">)<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But we also never had any fitted dipes, only prefolds and the basic prowraps covers.</div>
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That's the big reason I have a stash of kissaluvs. And newborn prowraps worked GREAT for dd.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's the big reason I have a stash of kissaluvs. And newborn prowraps worked GREAT for dd.<br><br>
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Also not in your DDC, but the Kissaluvs size 0 with some litewraps worked great for us! A friend gave us a few of these used, and I was (AM) sooooo glad to have them! Also had NO meconium staining, but GOBS of bf poo staining. Some of those Kissaluvs....whew! I never bother sunning anything out, though, unless I'm passing them along to a friend, or putting them away for storage. They're clean, just yellow. It kinda freaks out my toddler, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oh yeah, I only sunned them before packing them away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> And that was because I loan out my newborn stash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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I plan on using sposies for the first week or two. My reasons are I don't want to deal with washing dipes while I am recovering, plus the meconium and the cloth dipes I have would rub on the bellybutton stump. So I will use the sposies until the belly button heals and then switch to the cloth. I will keep some sposies on hand for vacation travels where we won't be able to have access to a washer but we plan on using cloth for most every day use after the first couple of weeks. Just do what ever work for you.<br><br>
The cloth dipes I have gotten are all Bum Genius, all in ones. My sister uses them and like them a lot and since we will be babysitting each others kids it is easier if we all use the same. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I like calling Bum Genius "Smart A**" diapers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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I plan on using cloth from the get go, however I do use disposables as well. So my mom already got me a size 1 pack that I may use if I'm too tired to wash. I mostly will use disposables when out and about. I'm not too worried about the staining, but after reading the posts I'm wondering if the cord sump will be a problem. Does folding the prefold down in the from not work for avoiding the stump?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I like calling Bum Genius "Smart A**" diapers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"></div>
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Sounds like fun with marketing!
 

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We will if they fit them! Izzy was a CHICKEN BUTT I swear. NO butt and tiny, skinny legs. Everything I had fell off her. So we used newborn sized sposies until she chunked up (about 2 weeks).
 
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